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What to Buy and What to Skip in May

The month of May brings nicer weather and great deals, and not just for Memorial Day. Here is what to buy and what to skip in May.

Buy: Major Appliances

Memorial Day sales usually start a week or two before the big weekend, and items like refrigerators, washers and dryers, and dishwashers will be at their lowest prices. This is the time to refurbish your kitchen or washroom with great deals. Check online before you go out to see if there are any more deals. Look at each store and shop around for the best price.

Skip: Swimwear

If you want that new stylish bathing suit for your beach or pool days, wait a little longer for the best prices. Sales for swimwear usually happen during the month of June. By waiting just a bit for that bathing suit you could save big time.  Have some patience and wait for those prices to drop.

Buy: Spring Attire

Prices will drop and sales will start on spring clothing now that it’s gotten warmer. These clothes have been in stores for weeks, so check out the clearance section and see what they have. Check out stores online and see if they have any deals or “member only” prices for signing up. Shop often enough and you may get an email with coupons as well.

Skip: Home Electronics

Memorial Day sales events are not the best time to grab a new computer or game system. Prices for these items are lower later in the year during Black Friday sales. If you can’t wait until November, you could try the “Black Friday in July” sales that have sprung up in recent years.  

When you are shopping, you can rely on your SeaComm Visa® Platinum, which enables you to earn points and cash back with every dollar spent! You can redeem your points for cashback, or use them to purchase quality merchandise at

For added convenience, ScoreCard® Rewards offers Premium Payback, which allows you to redeem your points right at the point of sale, virtually anywhere. Just make a qualifying purchase at a participating retailer and you will promptly receive a text message or email asking if you want to redeem your points to cover your purchase. If you choose to accept the offer, you will receive a statement credit to your account for the transaction amount. Click here to get started!


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