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These are the 5 best bargains in May!

5 best deals in May
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May is a great month — the weather is finally warmer and Mother's Day, graduations, vacations and weddings make for some fun celebrations.

But it's also a time when some items go on super discount, and if you take advantage of these deals, you could end up with more money in your pocket than you would during other times of the year!

Here are 5 items you'll find on sale during the month of May!

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1. Seasonal discounts

Be on the lookout for seasonal discounts, such as those having to do with Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and discounts for your lawn and garden. Recently, both Lowe's and Home Depot had big sales offering up to 50% off or more on lawn tools, grills and outdoor furniture. Plus, sites like Groupon and Living Social are offering huge discounts on gifts for Mother's Day. But, be sure to price match your purchases to ensure you're really getting the best deal. 

2. Lawn mowers and tractors

In addition to lawn tools and grills, now is a great time to get a lawn mower or tractor if you're in need of one and prefer not to go the used route. According to Consumer Reports, more horsepower doesn't always equal higher quality when it comes to mowing. You might even want to check out those robotic mowers for added convenience. 

3. Mattresses

May is a time to find great sales and discounts on mattresses, as manufacturers are clearing out their inventory to make room for new arrivals. But, you'll want to be sure to visit a mattress store to try out the mattress you want to purchase: More people return their mattresses that buy them online versus those who try them out in a store. 

Costco and Original Mattress Factory offer the most customer satisfaction out of all the other mattress retailers. For deals on mattresses, you'll want to keep an eye on Sears, JCPenney, Overstock and Macy's, and be sure to read this guide before you buy. 

Read more: The best mattress for your money

4. Sportswear

Sportswear and athletic shoes are on sale this month, according to Consumer Reports, as companies make way for summer inventory. 

Here are some deals on athletic gear and shoes you might want to check out right now:

5. Small electronics

Small electronics, including smartphones and tablets are a great deal right now. But, despite shoppers' discontent with shopping for mattresses online, this isn't necessarily the case for electronics. Customers surveyed reported online stores outdid walk-in retailers on quality, selection and price. 

Check out some great deals on small electronics below:

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