Your money, that is. There’s a right time and a wrong time to make certain purchases. Depending on the season and your ability to wait for the best deals, you could save as much as 75% if you time your purchases right. What’s good for May?
Mattresses. For the past two years, DealNews has seen deep discounts on mattresses in May. A mattress can be a good gift for a college grad, who will appreciate a real bed to sleep on rather than a worn-out futon.
Gym memberships. As the weather heats up and people head outside to exercise, gyms often try to lure customers back inside. They usually offer discounts on initiation fees or the first few months of membership. But DealNews recommends haggling to get more discounts.
Outdoor gear. Retailers mark down camping, fishing and hiking gear in May.
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By Cameron Huddleston, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance