What to Buy in May | Seasonal Sales Cycle

Did you know that there is a “best” month to buy certain products? Have you ever wondered if the products you are buying are at their rock-bottom prices?

Every product has a “seasonal sale,” and when grocery stores mark these items at their lowest prices, it’s time to stock up! But how do you know when these items are at their lowest prices?

Welcome to the newest monthly roundup of seasonal sale items! With this monthly list, you will know which products are best to buy this month and possibly stock up on. For example, barbecue sauce is at its lowest price in the summer months, so May through July is the best time to buy and stock up on it.

Wondering what products are on sale this month? Here is a list of items you can find at their rock-bottom prices during the month of May. Lots of grilling supplies, holiday-themed party supplies, and tasty produce!

What to Buy in May

Here is a list of items that you should be able to see big discounts on during the month of May:

  • Barbecue sauce
  • Buns
  • Burgers
  • Charcoal
  • Cheese
  • Chips
  • Dip/salsa
  • Grilling items
  • Hot dogs
  • Marinades
  • Meat
  • Salad
  • Salad dressing
  • Spices
  • Tortillas


  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cherries
  • Lettuce
  • Okra
  • Pineapples
  • Rhubarb
  • Spring peas
  • Zucchini

After Mother’s Day, you should also be able to snag chocolates, craft items, flowers, greeting cards, and holiday-themed products at rock-bottom prices. After Memorial Day, expect to see sales on aprons, decorations, holiday-themed products, insect repellants, paper plates, plastic utensils, and t-shirts.

Depending on where you live, seasonal produce and deals may vary. To find out what’s in season where you live, check out Seasonal Food Guide.

See what’s on sale during the other months of the year:

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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