Most people think the holidays are the best time to find discounts and sales, but May is a good time to save on some specific things. We found this great list of the Best Things to Buy in May from Yahoo! Finance.
This month you'll find some of the lowest prices on these 5 items:
1: Mattresses. They are among the most discounted items on the market this month due to seasonality. For example Yahoo! Finance found Sears was boasting deals of 50 to 60 percent off.
2: Spring apparel. With Spring Break over, all those shorts, tanks and tees that were in high demand last month, are going for a lot less in May. Stores are in full clearance mode preparing to make room for summer styles. If you want discounts of up to 75-percent off from Gap, Old Navy and J. Crew -- now is a great time to start looking.
3: Ultra portable laptops. These travel-friendly computers are a popular trend right now. It's been a few months since the new models came out, so you'll see big price drops from January.
4: 3D screens. Prices for these dropped 33-percent in 2011 and continue to fall this year. Not is a great time to look into what was formally a really expensive piece of technology.
5: Gym memberships. If you're still carrying those extra holiday pounds, gyms like to advertise membership deals this month. When the weather is warm enough, many people run and exercise outdoors, so gyms start looking for reasons to encourage people to come back indoors. For this reason alone, you'll have more ammunition to haggle a good deal.
Courtesy: Yahoo! Finance