Lots of good tips from Georgine this month-
May is a big month. First there is Mother’s Day, then communions, confirmations, weddings, and graduations to name a few of the exciting gift-giving occasions. Flowers are a perfect fit for all of them. Jewelry is another timeless expression of affection. Keep in mind, most often, if an online site asks if you have a coupon code, there probably is one. If you have trouble locating one, try Swag Bucks. It is a search engine just like Google however the BIG difference is that you earn points randomly for your searches (you get 100 points just for joining). These points add up quickly and can be redeemed for gift cards to popular stores, apparel, gifts, books, movies, and so much more. If you are going to search you might as well get rewarded.
Then of course, let’s not forget Memorial Day, which is the kick-off to summer fun. To get your barbeque stated you might want to visit Omaha Steaks for the best deals on beef, seafood, and poultry. In the supermarket you will find sales on charcoal, lighter fluid, as well as ketchup, mustard, relish, and pickles. Now is the time to clip those coupons to combine with the sales that will be happening all month long. Ice cream is another treat you can stock up on. Remember; try to buy when products are on sale and NOT when you need them. You’ll save a bundle by planning ahead. Soda and bottled water too are staples you can keep for several months. Chips and salad dressing (get the ones with the longest expiration dates so you can use throughout the fall and winter) are highly reduced this time of the year. Many stores will start drastically reducing paper plates, cups, and utensils. Grab these up because they have no shelf life and you can continue using them all through the winter months.
When preparing for garden and yard work, save time and money by replacing the gas in your mower or other machine (always dispose of the stale gas as per your town’s regulations). This will save you the cost of a tune-up because you probably don’t need one.
Look for deals in electronics too. With all the outdoor activities many stores will have specials on cameras, GPS devices, notebooks, and other easy-travel items.
Enjoy the extra money you’ve saved and have fun all month long.