Yup, another month has flown by. Just like that, the spring is halfway over, and a new month is upon us. And you know what that means…there are lots of new May deals available. Because May is a month that is chock-full of untraditional holidays, there are a lot of great bargains to be found. Pay careful attention to the expiration date of holiday-based deals, as some May deals are extremely short-lived.
May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday which commemorates the Mexican’s victory over the French, but even if you’re not Mexican, I give you full permission to take advantage of the sales. Some notables:
- Free shipping from Macys.com on orders over $99 when you use promo code FORMOM. (OK, you got me – this sale isn’t for Cinco de Mayo, but it does expire then!)
- Get 20% off food and gourmet items at Barnes & Noble until May 5th.
- Get a year’s subscription of Redbook or Ladies’ Home Journal for just $5.
- Get a photo gift from Snapfish with 20% savings by using coupon code MOMSDAY10 by May 9th.
- Get a photo on an 8×10 canvas for free (you pay only S&H) from Canvas People (this deal isn’t only for Mother’s Day, but it’s a great gift idea).
- Get a free photo book from Hot Prints, and put in pictures of your family now or create a memory book of then-and-now. (Note that the free version of the photo book comes with advertisements, but your mom may not mind as they are easy to remove.)
- FTD has flowers starting at only $19.99 (the price in itself isn’t a great deal), but you can get a free year’s subscription to Better Homes & Gardens, which can be nice if your mother is into that type of thing.
- Hotel rooms in Puerto Vallarta starting at only $102/night.
- Unbelievably low fares on Virgin America, which must be booked by May 3rd, but can be used for travel through June 20th.
- Enjoy cheap cruise prices if you book in May with JetBlue.
May 9th is Mother’s Day…in case you needed a reason to appreciate your mother. Here are some great Mother’s Day deals and Mother’ Day sales – if you’re not sure what to get your mother, why not get something on sale?
May 31st is Memorial Day, which commemorates US troops who died during their tour of military service. Although in some countries this day is a day of mourning, in America it’s a day for sales. You’ll find Memorial Day deals at department stores, restaurants and online stores, though only a handful have already been announced (stay tuned, I’ll be sure to clue you in!). Memorial Day is also a great time for May travel deals, as many people want to take advantage of the long weekend. It’s worthwhile to note that many May travel deals require advance booking, so don’t wait too long:
If you ask me, there’s a reason it’s called the ‘month of May’. And that is because there just may be some of the best ways to save this month.