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What to Buy in May 2024

You can save big by buying these things in May.

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Shemi Freytes
Data Scientist & BTTB Founder
33 min. read

Remember, most pricing is cyclical. Below, we've outlined the 108 products you can save the most on during the month of May. These are the items that will bring the greatest discounts—buy at just the right time and save big.

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Best time to buy appliances

1. Appliances

Why May is a good month to buy

Memorial Day is one of the best times of the year to snag a stellar deal on a new appliance. These sales tend to start early in the month and only get better the closer we get to Memorial Day. May is also Maytag Month, where Maytag offers rebates on Maytag purchases. Whether you're in the market for a new microwave or a new oven, May is a great month to consider purchasing a new appliance. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 17 sale periods; 82 sale days)


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Best time to buy a mattress

2. Mattresses

Why May is a good month to buy

New mattress models are released in April, which makes Memorial Day one of the first sales periods following this release. Not only will you be able to find discounts and financing opportunities on new, high-quality, and luxury brands, but you'll also find hefty discounts on last year's models. This means more options in the store and great deals on last year's models. (After all, who cares if your mattress is this year's model or last year's?) Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (18% of year; 13 sale periods; 67 sale days)


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Best time to buy a laptop

3. Laptops

Why May is a good month to buy

Mother's Day is in May, and while it might not seem like an obvious time for laptops to go on sale, retailers often feature sales on netbooks and computers in case you're thinking of purchasing one for Mom. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (12% of year; 10 sale periods; 44 sale days)


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Best time to buy fitness equipment

4. Fitness Equipment

Why May is a good month to buy

May, especially Memorial Day, is an excellent time to shop for fitness equipment. Starting around mid-May, many brands and retailers offer discounts on everything from fitness machines to dumbbells, making May a great time to find equipment for your home gym. Just in time for summer weather. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 10 sale periods; 71 sale days)


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Best time to buy a car

5. Cars

Why May is a good month to buy

Until recently, Memorial Day has historically been a great time to buy a car. While we still haven't completely recovered from pandemic interruptions to the supply chain, it's still possible to find sales and special Memorial Day financing rates. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (10% of year; 12 sale periods; 36 sale days)


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Best time to buy a truck

6. Trucks

Why May is a good month to buy

Around Memorial Day weekend, many dealers and manufacturers offer special discounts and financing deals to entice potential buyers into purchasing their dream trucks. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (10% of year; 12 sale periods; 36 sale days)


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Best time to buy a TV

7. TVs

Why May is a good month to buy

Memorial Day is one of the best holiday sales if you're in the market for a new TV. Retailers start advertising their featured sales early in the month, so keep an eye on your favorite manufacturers so you can nab a new screen for the best price. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (17% of year; 14 sale periods; 63 sale days)


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Best time to buy a refrigerator

8. Refrigerators

Why May is a good month to buy

For Maytag, one of the largest companies to produce large household appliances, May is one of the most important months of the year. The month is known as 'Maytag Month,' and it's one of the few times the company offers rebates on Maytag appliances, which makes finding the right price on a new refrigerator easy. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (37% of year; 14 sale periods; 134 sale days)


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Best time to buy electronics

9. Electronics

From gaming consoles to cell phones, here's everything you need to know about securing yourself a good deal. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 7 sale periods; 69 sale days)


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Best time to buy furniture

10. Furniture

Finding the perfect price for your dream piece will be based on the biannual release of new furniture. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 16 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy a lawn mower

11. Lawn Mowers

Why May is a good month to buy

Retailers will try to capture the interest of buyers at the end of spring with extra deals, and many seasonal manufacturer deals may still be in place as well, offering an additional discount. Just in time for the busiest lawn mowing season. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (24% of year; 13 sale periods; 87 sale days)


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Best time to buy a snow blower

12. Snow Blowers

Why May is a good month to buy

May is the time manufacturers start releasing the year's newest snow blowers, which means last year's models receive steep price cuts to help create more space for new inventory. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (34% of year; 9 sale periods; 124 sale days)


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Best time to buy a washer and dryer

13. Washers and Dryers

Why May is a good month to buy

Major appliance trade shows and events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) normally take place in January and February. These trade shows often feature new washing machine models and technologies which will begin to hit stores near March. Our analysis of the data suggests that Memorial Day, which takes place in May, is one of the first sales periods to feature discounts on the newest models released earlier in the year. It's also Maytag Month, the month where Maytag offers rebates all Maytag purchases. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (23% of year; 13 sale periods; 85 sale days)


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14. Electric Tea Kettles

Did you know there's a best time to buy an electric tea kettle? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (13% of year; 13 sale periods; 48 sale days)


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15. Cologne

Did you know there's a best time to buy cologne? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (11% of year; 9 sale periods; 40 sale days)


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Best time to buy an air fryer

16. Air Fryers

Did you know there's a best time to buy an air fryer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 78 sale days)


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Best time to buy an air purifier

17. Air Purifiers

Did you know there's a best time to buy an air purifier? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 13 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy area rugs

18. Area Rugs

Learn when to buy that perfect area rug in order to maximize your savings. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 12 sale periods; 23 sale days)


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Best time to buy baby furniture

19. Baby Furniture

Did you know there's a best time to buy baby furniture? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (28% of year; 15 sale periods; 104 sale days)


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Best time to buy a backpack

20. Backpacks

Did you know there's a best time to buy a backpack? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (17% of year; 12 sale periods; 61 sale days)


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Best time to buy bath towels

21. Bath Towels

Did you know there's a best time to buy bath towels? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 15 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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Best time to buy bed sheets

22. Bed Sheets

Did you know there's a best time to buy bed sheets? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 16 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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23. Bicycles

Did you know there's a best time to buy a bicycle? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (16% of year; 9 sale periods; 58 sale days)


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Best time to buy a blender

24. Blenders

Did you know there's a best time to buy a blender? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (14% of year; 13 sale periods; 52 sale days)


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Best time to buy board games

25. Board Games

Did you know there's a best time to buy board games? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (13% of year; 11 sale periods; 46 sale days)


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Best time to buy books

26. Books

Did you know there's a best time to buy books? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (20% of year; 12 sale periods; 72 sale days)


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27. Chest Freezers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a chest freezer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 133 sale days)


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Best time to buy a coffee maker

28. Coffee Makers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a coffee maker? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy computer hardware

29. Computer Hardware

Did you know there's a best time to buy computer hardware? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a computer keyboard

30. Computer Keyboards

Did you know there's a best time to buy a computer keyboard? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a computer mouse

31. Computer Mice

Did you know there's a best time to buy a computer mouse? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a computer monitor

32. Computer Monitors

Did you know there's a best time to buy a computer monitor? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a computer

33. Computers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a computer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy curtains

34. Curtains

Did you know there's a best time to buy curtains? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 15 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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Best time to buy a desktop computer

35. Desktop Computers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a desktop computer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a digital camera

36. Digital Cameras

Did you know there's a best time to buy a digital camera? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a down comforter

37. Down Comforters

Did you know there's a best time to buy a down comforter? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 16 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy an e-reader

38. E-Readers

Did you know there's a best time to buy an e-reader? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy earbuds

39. Earbuds

Did you know there's a best time to buy earbuds? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy an electric scooter

40. Electric Scooters

Did you know there's a best time to buy an electric scooter? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (5% of year; 12 sale periods; 20 sale days)


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Best time to buy a fitness tracker

41. Fitness Trackers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a fitness tracker? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a gaming keyboard

42. Gaming Keyboards

Did you know there's a best time to buy a gaming keyboard? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a gaming pc

43. Gaming PCs

Did you know there's a best time to buy a gaming pc? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a hair dryer

44. Hair Dryers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a hair dryer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (18% of year; 7 sale periods; 67 sale days)


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Best time to buy headphones

45. Headphones

Did you know there's a best time to buy headphones? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy hiking boots

46. Hiking Boots

Did you know there's a best time to buy hiking boots? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (17% of year; 13 sale periods; 61 sale days)


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Best time to buy hiking gear

47. Hiking Gear

Did you know there's a best time to buy hiking gear? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (29% of year; 15 sale periods; 106 sale days)


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Best time to buy an iPad

48. iPads

Did you know there's a best time to buy an iPad? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 14 sale periods; 76 sale days)


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Best time to buy a lamp

49. Lamps

Did you know there's a best time to buy a lamp? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (41% of year; 13 sale periods; 148 sale days)


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Best time to buy luggage

50. Luggage

Did you know there's a best time to buy luggage? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (16% of year; 11 sale periods; 58 sale days)


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Best time to buy musical instruments

51. Musical Instruments

Did you know there's a best time to buy musical instruments? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 11 sale periods; 70 sale days)


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Best time to buy an office chair

52. Office Chairs

Did you know there's a best time to buy an office chair? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (12% of year; 11 sale periods; 42 sale days)


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Best time to buy office furniture

53. Office Furniture

Did you know there's a best time to buy office furniture? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (11% of year; 11 sale periods; 40 sale days)


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Best time to buy pillowcases

54. Pillowcases

Did you know there's a best time to buy pillowcases? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 15 sale periods; 78 sale days)


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Best time to buy a printer

55. Printers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a printer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (13% of year; 13 sale periods; 46 sale days)


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Best time to buy a recliner

56. Recliners

Learn when to buy that perfect recliner or armchair in order to maximize your savings. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 11 sale periods; 21 sale days)


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Best time to buy a robot vacuum

57. Robot Vacuums

Did you know there's a best time to buy a robot vacuum? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (5% of year; 12 sale periods; 20 sale days)


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Best time to buy a suitcase

58. Suitcases

Did you know there's a best time to buy a suitcase? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (16% of year; 11 sale periods; 58 sale days)


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Best time to buy a tablet

59. Tablets

Did you know there's a best time to buy a tablet? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (13% of year; 13 sale periods; 46 sale days)


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Best time to buy a tent

60. Tents

Did you know there's a best time to buy a tent? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 15 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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Best time to buy a treadmill

61. Treadmills

Did you know there's a best time to buy a treadmill? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (14% of year; 13 sale periods; 51 sale days)


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Best time to buy a vacuum cleaner

62. Vacuum Cleaners

Did you know there's a best time to buy a vacuum cleaner? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (5% of year; 12 sale periods; 20 sale days)


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Best time to buy video games

63. Video Games

Did you know there's a best time to buy video games? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (14% of year; 13 sale periods; 50 sale days)


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Best time to buy a wedding dress

64. Wedding Dresses

Did you know there's a best time to buy a wedding dress? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (28% of year; 12 sale periods; 102 sale days)


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Best time to buy rugs

65. Rugs

Did you know there's a best time to buy rugs? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (7% of year; 13 sale periods; 24 sale days)


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66. Winter Coats

Did you know there's a best time to buy a winter coat? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 10 sale periods; 113 sale days)


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Best time to buy tools

67. Tools

Did you know there's a best time to buy tools? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (13% of year; 13 sale periods; 49 sale days)


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68. Shoes

Did you know there's a best time to buy shoes? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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69. Purses

Did you know there's a best time to buy a purse? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 11 sale periods; 70 sale days)


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70. iPhones

Did you know there's a best time to buy an iPhone? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (10% of year; 6 sale periods; 37 sale days)


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Best time to buy a hammock

71. Hammocks

Did you know there's a best time to buy a hammock? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (12% of year; 14 sale periods; 42 sale days)


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72. Hair Tools

Did you know there's a best time to buy hair tools? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (18% of year; 7 sale periods; 67 sale days)


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73. Guitars

Did you know there's a best time to buy a guitar? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 11 sale periods; 70 sale days)


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74. Pianos

Did you know there's a best time to buy a piano? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 11 sale periods; 70 sale days)


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75. Drums

Did you know there's a best time to buy drums? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 11 sale periods; 70 sale days)


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76. Upright Freezers

Did you know there's a best time to buy an upright freezer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 133 sale days)


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77. Freezers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a freezer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 133 sale days)


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Best time to buy DNA testing kits

78. DNA Testing Kits

Why May is a good month to buy

Surprisingly, DNA testing kits are one of the items featured on BTTB that go on sale the least. This is partially due to the increase in popularity of at-home DNA tests following the pandemic (who doesn't love being able to skip visits to the doctor's office?) and partially due to how convenient the tests are. Despite the increase in popularity, you can often find great deals during Memorial Day weekend Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (5% of year; 12 sale periods; 19 sale days)


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79. Video Game Consoles

Did you know there's a best time to buy a video game console? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (14% of year; 13 sale periods; 50 sale days)


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80. Summer Clothes

Did you know there's a best time to buy summer clothes? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (15% of year; 9 sale periods; 56 sale days)


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81. Clothing

Did you know there's a best time to buy clothing? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (47% of year; 15 sale periods; 171 sale days)


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Best time to buy candles

82. Candles

Did you know there's a best time to buy candles? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 14 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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Best time to buy camping gear

83. Camping Gear

Did you know there's a best time to buy camping gear? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (16% of year; 11 sale periods; 57 sale days)


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84. Baby Clothes

Did you know there's a best time to buy baby clothes? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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Best time to buy bedroom furniture

85. Bedroom Furniture

When it comes to buying new bedroom furniture — timing is everything. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 16 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy a couch

86. Couches

Why May is a good month to buy

Memorial Day marks the first significant sale of couches following the release on new models in February. While the sales on new models won't be exponential, you will find better prices on couches released during the previous year. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 11 sale periods; 21 sale days)


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Best time to buy a dishwasher

87. Dishwashers

Why May is a good month to buy

Another popular item that goes on sale during Memorial Day, dishwashers also receive special attention during May with Maytag's special rebate. May is Maytag Month, and the company offers special deals and rebate opportunities on appliances purchased throughout the month. This makes May one of the best times of the year to buy a good price on the latest model. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 10 sale periods; 133 sale days)


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88. Floor Lamps

Did you know there's a best time to buy floor lamps? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 15 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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89. Food Processors

Did you know there's a best time to buy a food processor? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (53% of year; 18 sale periods; 193 sale days)


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90. Haircare Products

Did you know there's a best time to buy haircare products? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (20% of year; 8 sale periods; 74 sale days)


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91. Juicers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a juicer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (53% of year; 18 sale periods; 193 sale days)


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92. Kitchen Appliances

Did you know there's a best time to buy a kitchen appliance? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (53% of year; 18 sale periods; 193 sale days)


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Best time to buy living room furniture

93. Living Room Furniture

The best time to buy living room furniture depends on these important sales. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 15 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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94. Makeup

Did you know there's a best time to buy makeup? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (44% of year; 14 sale periods; 161 sale days)


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95. Microwaves

Did you know there's a best time to buy a microwave? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (53% of year; 18 sale periods; 193 sale days)


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96. Outdoor Gear

Did you know there's a best time to buy outdoor gear? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (47% of year; 15 sale periods; 170 sale days)


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Best time to buy patio furniture

97. Patio Furniture

Why May is a good month to buy

Memorial Day weekend doesn't just mark the start of summer, it's also the weekend with the highest demand for patio furniture. Thankfully, the high demand doesn't affect price tags as retailers are eager to encourage sales by offering discounts during Memorial Day weekend. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (50% of year; 11 sale periods; 182 sale days)


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98. Perfumes

Did you know there's a best time to buy perfume? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (44% of year; 15 sale periods; 162 sale days)


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99. Ranges, Stoves, or Ovens

Did you know there's a best time to buy a range, stove, or oven? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 14 sale periods; 131 sale days)


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100. Rice Cookers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a rice cooker? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (53% of year; 18 sale periods; 193 sale days)


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101. Side or End Tables

Did you know there's a best time to buy side or end tables? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 15 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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102. Ski Boots

Did you know there's a best time to buy ski boots? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (64% of year; 15 sale periods; 235 sale days)


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103. Ski Gear

Did you know there's a best time to buy ski gear? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (64% of year; 15 sale periods; 235 sale days)


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104. Ski Jackets

Did you know there's a best time to buy a ski jacket? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (64% of year; 15 sale periods; 235 sale days)


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105. Skincare Products

Did you know there's a best time to buy skincare products? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (44% of year; 14 sale periods; 161 sale days)


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106. Slow Cookers

Did you know there's a best time to buy a slow cooker? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (53% of year; 18 sale periods; 193 sale days)


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107. Toasters

Did you know there's a best time to buy a toaster? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (53% of year; 18 sale periods; 193 sale days)


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108. Travel Gear

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Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (78% of year; 16 sale periods; 283 sale days)


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May FAQ

Yes, May is a good time to buy appliances. Why? Memorial Day is one of the best times of the year to snag a stellar deal on a new appliance. These sales tend to start early in the month and only get better the closer we get to Memorial Day. May is also Maytag Month, where Maytag offers rebates on Maytag purchases. Whether you're in the market for a new microwave or a new oven, May is a great month to consider purchasing a new appliance. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a mattress. Why? New mattress models are released in April, which makes Memorial Day one of the first sales periods following this release. Not only will you be able to find discounts and financing opportunities on new, high-quality, and luxury brands, but you'll also find hefty discounts on last year's models. This means more options in the store and great deals on last year's models. (After all, who cares if your mattress is this year's model or last year's?) Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a laptop. Why? Mother's Day is in May, and while it might not seem like an obvious time for laptops to go on sale, retailers often feature sales on netbooks and computers in case you're thinking of purchasing one for Mom. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy fitness equipment. Why? May, especially Memorial Day, is an excellent time to shop for fitness equipment. Starting around mid-May, many brands and retailers offer discounts on everything from fitness machines to dumbbells, making May a great time to find equipment for your home gym. Just in time for summer weather. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a car. Why? Until recently, Memorial Day has historically been a great time to buy a car. While we still haven't completely recovered from pandemic interruptions to the supply chain, it's still possible to find sales and special Memorial Day financing rates. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a truck. Why? Around Memorial Day weekend, many dealers and manufacturers offer special discounts and financing deals to entice potential buyers into purchasing their dream trucks. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a TV. Why? Memorial Day is one of the best holiday sales if you're in the market for a new TV. Retailers start advertising their featured sales early in the month, so keep an eye on your favorite manufacturers so you can nab a new screen for the best price. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a refrigerator. Why? For Maytag, one of the largest companies to produce large household appliances, May is one of the most important months of the year. The month is known as 'Maytag Month,' and it's one of the few times the company offers rebates on Maytag appliances, which makes finding the right price on a new refrigerator easy. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy electronics. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy furniture. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a lawn mower. Why? Retailers will try to capture the interest of buyers at the end of spring with extra deals, and many seasonal manufacturer deals may still be in place as well, offering an additional discount. Just in time for the busiest lawn mowing season. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a snow blower. Why? May is the time manufacturers start releasing the year's newest snow blowers, which means last year's models receive steep price cuts to help create more space for new inventory. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a washer and dryer. Why? Major appliance trade shows and events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) normally take place in January and February. These trade shows often feature new washing machine models and technologies which will begin to hit stores near March. Our analysis of the data suggests that Memorial Day, which takes place in May, is one of the first sales periods to feature discounts on the newest models released earlier in the year. It's also Maytag Month, the month where Maytag offers rebates all Maytag purchases. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy an electric tea kettle. Check best dates

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Yes, May is a good time to buy an air fryer. Check best dates

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Yes, May is a good time to buy a chest freezer. Check best dates

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Yes, May is a good time to buy computer hardware. Check best dates

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Yes, May is a good time to buy a treadmill. Check best dates

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Yes, May is a good time to buy a freezer. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy DNA testing kits. Why? Surprisingly, DNA testing kits are one of the items featured on BTTB that go on sale the least. This is partially due to the increase in popularity of at-home DNA tests following the pandemic (who doesn't love being able to skip visits to the doctor's office?) and partially due to how convenient the tests are. Despite the increase in popularity, you can often find great deals during Memorial Day weekend Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a video game console. Check best dates

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Yes, May is a good time to buy a couch. Why? Memorial Day marks the first significant sale of couches following the release on new models in February. While the sales on new models won't be exponential, you will find better prices on couches released during the previous year. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a dishwasher. Why? Another popular item that goes on sale during Memorial Day, dishwashers also receive special attention during May with Maytag's special rebate. May is Maytag Month, and the company offers special deals and rebate opportunities on appliances purchased throughout the month. This makes May one of the best times of the year to buy a good price on the latest model. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy floor lamps. Check best dates

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Yes, May is a good time to buy patio furniture. Why? Memorial Day weekend doesn't just mark the start of summer, it's also the weekend with the highest demand for patio furniture. Thankfully, the high demand doesn't affect price tags as retailers are eager to encourage sales by offering discounts during Memorial Day weekend. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy perfume. Check best dates

Yes, May is a good time to buy a range, stove, or oven. Check best dates

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Yes, May is a good time to buy ski boots. Check best dates

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No. May is not a good time to buy a cruise. Check best dates

No. May is not a good time to buy a grill or BBQ. Check best dates

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No. May is not a good time to buy an Apple Watch. Check best dates

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No. May is not a good time to buy an engagement ring. Check best dates

No. May is not a good time to buy kids' bedroom furniture. Check best dates

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