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What to buy in May 2021: All the best deals to shop this month

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May 2021 is in full swing, and there’s more to celebrate than just warmer weather and full blooms! May also means the start of plenty of new sales —particularly with Memorial Day weekend coming up on Monday, May 31. To help you prioritize, we've broken down which sales and products (hint, hint: fire pits) you'll want to shop now to make the most of your savings.

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For instance, May is a great time to buy a new mattress, as top brands begin to roll out new models for summer and may need to get rid of the old ones. Pair that with major holidays, such as Memorial Day, and you've got a bonafide savings bonanza.

Keep reading to find out what else you should be investing in this month at a serious discount.

The best sales to shop in May 2021

You'll be jumping with joy over the grill deals at BBQ Guys.
You'll be jumping with joy over the grill deals at BBQ Guys.

All-Clad: Shop the store's VIP sale for up to 63% off top-rated factory second pots, pans, bakeware and more.

Anthropologie: Head to the retailer's sale section, where apparel and accessories will be marked down by an extra 25% in your cart at checkout.

Banana Republic: Through Monday, May 24, Banana Republic shoppers will be privy to an extra 50% off sale styles and 30% off regular priced items, with the discount being added at checkout.

BBQ Guys: Right now, BBQ Guys is hosting a massive Memorial Day sale that encompasses its most popular electric, pellet and gas grills models.

Best Buy: Save big on large appliances right now at the brand’s May appliance event, which includes big price cuts on refrigerators, dishwashers and the like, plus 5 to 10% off LG bundles.

Brooklyn Bedding: From now until Monday May 31 enter coupon code MEMORIAL25 for 25% off sitewide. Whether you need a new pillowor some cozy sheets, there’s a lot of great options to be found.

Casper: Through Monday, June 7, you can save 15% on all mattresses—including the original model our own editor-in-chief, Dave Kender, sleeps on—and 10% on everything else. You can also use our coupon code REVIEWED to save $100 on select mattresses.

Coach Outlet: Freshen up your wardrobe for spring at the retailer, where you can save an extra 15% on already-reduced sale items—just add them directly to your cart to get the discount. Shop our favorites here.

Cocoon by Sealy: Shop the retailer’s biggest offer ever of 35% off mattresses, plus get two free pillows and a sheet set through Monday, May 31.

DreamCloud: Through Wednesday, June 2, shoppers can take $200 off every mattress purchase plus get $299 to $399 worth of free accessories, including cooling pillows, a mattress protector and a sheet set, to boot.

GlassesUSA: Nearly everything is on sale at GlassesUSA right now—get 60% off frames with basic Rx prescription lenses with coupon code DEAL60, 25% off contacts with code CONTACTS25 and 20% off designer sunglasses when you enter coupon code SUN20 through Monday, July 12.

HelloFresh: Save a whopping $90 on your first four boxes of HelloFresh, a.k.a., one of our favorite meal kit food delivery services. You'll get a $40 price cut on your first box, $20 off your second and third deliveries and $10 off your fourth shipment. In testing, we were thrilled with the service's large portions and easy-to-follow recipe cards.

Home Chef: Take $90 off your first four boxes of Home Chef, a.k.a. our favorite meal kit delivery service on the market. This is how it works: You'll get $30 off your first two boxes and $15 off your third and fourth deliveries. We loved almost everything about this service, from the bold flavors on our finished plates to the well-written recipe cards and organized ingredients.

HP: If a year of working from home has finally taken a toll on your tech, you can shop the site's weekly deals for up to 45% at HP, allowing you to save big on tons of top-rated laptops, monitors and more.

Kate Spade Surprise: You can currently get up to 77% off tons of top-rated items at the Kate Spade Surprise Sale. Not sure what to pick? We've already ferreted out the very best deals from the savings event here.

Kohl's: The department store is having a doozy of a sale right now, offering the lowest prices its customers have seen since April 5 across nearly every category on the site. What's more, through May 23, shoppers will earn $10 in Kohl's cash for every $50 spent, which will be good for use between Monday, May 24, and Monday, May 31.

Macy's: Through Sunday, May 23, you can take up to an extra 25% off regular and sale price items with coupon code SUMMER added at checkout.

Maytag: One company getting ahead of the Memorial Day appliance sales? Maytag. Through Wednesday, June 2, the brand will be hosting rebates on tons of large appliances, including fridges, dishwashers and more.

Michael Kors: Through Tuesday, May 25, at 5:29 a.m EST you can shop the retailer's Summer Stunners event to save 25% on select sale and regular-price items, including popular handbags, apparel and more. There's no code required—just add your favorites to your cart at their marked-down prices!

Nectar: For a limited time, one of our favorite mattress-in-a-box companies, Nectar, is offering a whopping $299 to $399 worth of free bedding accessories when you purchase any Nectar mattress.

Overstock: Through Thursday, May 27, you can save on thousands of top-rated items in nearly every category for your home as part of the company's monster Memorial Day blowout sale. Better yet, all of the items listed in this sale will qualify for free shipping.

PlushBeds: Through Monday, May 24, take $1,250 (!) off mattresses and get a free sheet set plus a mattress protector. You can also get 25% off the company’s bedding selection and mattress topper selection.

Puffy: Use our exclusive coupon code USAT350 to get $350 off mattresses plus two free pillows at Puffy ahead of Memorial Day.

Tempur-Pedic: Through Monday, June 7, save up to $500 on adjustable mattress sets, plus, receive $300 worth of accessories of your choosing with any mattress and foundation purchase when you enter coupon code 300FREE.

Saatva: Get $200 off mattress orders of $975 or more through Monday, May 24.

Tuft & Needle: Grab 20% off sitewide through Monday, May 31, for the brand's Memorial Day sale.

Venus Swim: Get swimsuits for women from as low as $15.99.

West Elm: West Elm—one of our favorite retailers for high-quality outdoor pieces—is having a sale on patio décor, with tons of bestsellers at heavily discounted prices. Explore our favorites here.

The best deals to shop in May 2021

Mattresses

It's time to replace that old, lumpy mattress.
It's time to replace that old, lumpy mattress.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to replace your old, stained and kinda' squeaky mattress, May is the best time to do so. Some of our top-tested brands, such as Tuft & Needle and Nectar, will start to release new models around this time of year while subsequently discounting older ones. Plenty of retailers will also undoubtedly be kicking off Memorial Day sales early, so there'll be no shortage of discounts. Whether you prefer a soft, cloud-like bed or a firm one, you'll find it below for less.

Large appliances

Now's the best time to upgrade your kitchen.
Now's the best time to upgrade your kitchen.

Your home can finally get the makeover it deserves this month as retailers face off against one another to compete for the lowest Memorial Day appliance prices. Much like mattresses, companies begin to release new appliance models in May, giving you an opportunity to snag older-but-similar variations at incredibly discounted rates.

Whether you need a bigger refrigerator for all those summer beverages or a new dishwasher to speed your nightly clean-up, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best deals on large appliances for May.

Fire pits

These fire pits will change your backyard dynamic.
These fire pits will change your backyard dynamic.

The days might be getting warmer, but come evening, we're still bundling up. That's why May is a great time to invest in a fire pit. Not only will it help you keep warm on the chilly nights before we're swamped by June's sweltering summer weather, it will set up you up for all the summertime bonfires, S'mores and ghost stories to come. Better yet, May also happens to be when most models go on sale, as new outdoor items tend to hit stores from March through May, creating a need to get rid of old stock (new indoor items, meanwhile, arrive closer to fall). No matter what your budget is, there's an option on sale for you below. Prepare to breathe in the deep, rich and woody fumes from your crackling fire!

Small appliances

Just like large appliances, small appliances, such as waffle makers and pressure cookers, tend to be heavily discounted around big holidays, such as Mother's Day and Memorial Day, especially at retailers such as Kohl's and Amazon. That makes May a great time to nab all the picks you've been eyeing. We’ve listed some of our favorites right down below.

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