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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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One of the best ways to save money at the grocery story is to pay attention to grocery store trends and try to buy produce in season. With warmer weather comes some of my favorite fruits and vegetables! This month, items like corn and tomatoes are just coming into season, so you will watch the price continue to drop as summer comes.

If you are looking for a source that constantly updates, check out the NATIONAL FRUIT & VEGETABLE RETAIL REPORT issued by the government every couple of weeks. This report gives the top 10 fruits and vegetables and the national percentage of which fruits and vegetables are in store ads.

Read on to see what to buy in May so you can get the best bang for your buck!

What to Buy in May | Grocery Store Trends

Fruits

Apples

Apricots

Cantaloupe

Cherries

Strawberries

Mangos

Oranges

Peaches

Pineapple

Vegetables

Artichokes

Arugula

Asparagus

Beets

Broccoli

Cabbage

Chard

Collards

Corn

Cucumbers

Onions

Spinach

Spring Onions

Spring Peas

Leeks

Lettuce

Potatoes

Radishes

Rhubarb

Squash

Tomatoes

Turnips

Zucchini

Other Food

Hot dogs and other grilling meat

Barbecue sauce

Mustard

Potato chips

Other Items

Appliances

Charcoal

Clothing

Cookware

Flowers

Grill Supplies

Mattresses

Office Furniture

Patio furniture

Refrigerators

Vacuum cleaners

Looking for meal ideas? Check out last year’s May monthly meal plan!

Shopping in season is one of the best ways to save money at the grocery store. Here's what to buy in May so you can get the most bang for your buck!