Inside: Trying to save more money? Check out the best things to buy in May to really save. It’s an easy way to save more money without much work.
One of my favorite (and one of the easiest!) ways to save money is by stocking up on foods when the prices are at their lowest. I can buy foods for 50-60% of the regular prices. The best part about stocking up when things are on sale is that it doesn’t take a lot of my time. Just stock up to really save money on your grocery bill. I am able to get my grocery bill to around $50 a week by stocking up and saving.
May is when it finally starts to feel like summer around here. It’s also a great time to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. We will see some great sales on grilling items and foods for picnics. If you want to save some money on your grocery bill check out the best things to buy in May to really save.
May is a great time to stock up on seasonal produce. Usually, about mid-May, I start to see strawberries for only $.99 a pound. Since I know my family loves strawberry freezer preserves I will stock up on strawberries and make some strawberry freezer jam.
In May there will also be some good deals on blueberries, peaches, and pineapples. Stock up on the foods while you can get them at low prices. If you like to make smoothies you can stock up on the fruits and freeze them.
Some of the best in-season produce this month are Asparagus, Blueberries, Carrots, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Onions, Peaches, Pineapples, Strawberries, and Spinach.
May starts off with Cinco De Mayo so we will see some awesome sales on tortillas, salsa, and hopefully margaritas. I love having tortillas around all year for quesadillas. If you see a good sale stock up on them. You can always put a few unopened bags in the freezer so they don’t go bad.
May brings warm weather and barbeques. We will see so many sales on ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce, hamburgers, and hot dogs. I usually try to buy enough hot dogs for all summer long. They are great to throw on the grill for a last minute lunch. Ketchup and mustard will be the lowest you will see all year. Stock up enough to last until next May.
We usually see a few sales on snack foods like chips and pretzels too. It’s a great time to stock up on chips for summer time.
May is the perfect time to buy a vacuum if you need one. We will see lots of Memorial Day sales on vacuums, tv’s, and mattresses.
May is also a wonderful time to get spring clearance items. Raincoats and jackets are now on clearance to make room for swimsuits. I love finding the next size up in clothes for my son on sale this time of year. I don’t think we have ever paid full price for a jacket or coat.
There are plenty of things that you can buy in May to help save your family money all year long. What do you like to stock up on in May?
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