The best deals for Pet Week, Mother’s Day & more


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The weather is beautiful just about everywhere in the United States, and year after year, retailers offer deals on footwear and athletic apparel to entice us to get outside! We also celebrate Pet Week with our furry friends, and we have Mother’s Day and Memorial Day sales; two reliable opportunities to save big.

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Deals for National Pet Week (May 2-8)

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

National Pet Week was created almost four decades ago by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to celebrate our animal companions and to share best practices for responsible pet care. During this week, retailers get in the game with discounts on all sorts of pet products, from pet treats to pet memorabilia.

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Grand Fusion Housewares Pet Hair Dryer Balls

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

These reusable dryer balls help get rid of pet fur – just toss them in the dryer along with your washed clothes and they’ll gently and effectively collect the fur, along with regular lint and human hair. From May 2-8, save 20 percent off with code TRUETRAE (originally $19.99 for a six-pack).

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KAMU Pet CBD Drops

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This wellness brand produces CBD formulas that help to strengthen immunity, improve sleep and diminish pain. These drops (originally $34.95)  are specially formulated for cats and dogs to boost wellness, relieve anxiety, and maintain healthy skin, joints, and coat. From May 2-8, save 30 percent off with code happypet.

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The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This site allows you to transform your favorite pet photos into note cards, notepads, journals, and puzzles! From May 2-8 with code PW21, save 15 percent off notecard and notepad orders over $40, not including sales tax or shipping.

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Shameless Pets

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This brand rescues misfit and surplus ingredients and turns them into healthy dog and cat treats. From May 2-8 with code PETSWEEK30, save 30 percent off site wide, including soft-baked dog and cat biscuits, doggy dental sticks, dog jerky bites, and dog calming chews (originally $6.99 and up).

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The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This high-quality natural pet food brand is offering a 25 percent discount at Chewy on select items from its portfolio, including  Wellness Puppy Bites (originally $4.49) grain-free treats, WHIMZEES Daily Dental Dog Treats (originally $14.99), and Old Mother Hubbard Classic Baked Dog Treats (originally $5.47).

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Mother’s Day

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

Leading up to Mom’s special day, we’ll see sales on lots of gift items, including beauty products to items for the home, and the discounts can be quite generous.  One notable category is jewelry. It doesn’t go on sale very often, so it’s a good time to take a look for Mom, or for someone else special (like yourself!).

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Aura Frames Smith Collection:

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

A beautiful way to stay in touch with moms who are far away, the Smith collection by Aura Frames are digital photo frames in a timeless finely-etched stainless steel design. Through May 9, save 25 percent off $399.  Available in Black Onyx and Platinum Rose.

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The Better Skin Co. Mother’s Day Set

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

If Mom loves skincare, this limited edition gift set will be a hit. It includes two popular products, Mirakle Cream and Klayzyme Exfoliating Enzyme Mask, and the red Signature Travel Bag. The set retails for $68 (value $90), and with every purchase, you’ll receive either the Vitamin A Radiance Serum or the Botanical Collagen Serum (a $60 value). Valid April 26-May 9.

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Charles & Colvard

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This jewelry brand is known for its moissanite jewelry–considered an eco-friendly alternative to diamonds–and recently expanded to lab-grown diamonds. Through May 9, save up to 20 percent off all fine jewelry and up to 50 percent off select pieces. Sale does not include the Signature Collection, loose gemstones, prior purchases, and cannot be combined with other offers. The sale includes the stunning 1.19 CT Round Forever One Moissanite Halo Necklace, which is originally $1,159 and is now on sale for $599.

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Colleen Rothschild Beauty

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

From April 27-May 2 with code MOM15, save 15 percent off site-wide at Colleen Rothschild Beauty on luxurious gift sets like the Body Butter Trio (originally $54), which includes body butters in three scents, and Quench & Shine Trial & Travel Essentials (originally $54), which includes three best-selling hair products, perfect for travel.

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Creative Memories

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

From May 3 at noon CT to June 1 at noon CT (or while supplies last), this premier scrapbooking brand and maker of high-end memory-keeping products will be offering 20 percent off several of their scrapbooking kits (originally $27 and up), just in time for Mother’s Day.

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Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Care Gift Sets

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

Dr.’s Remedy was created by two NY Board-Certified Podiatrists and is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The brand is dedicated to clean, non-toxic, hypoallergenic nail care enriched with organic ingredients, vitamins, wheat protein, tea tree oil, lavender, and garlic bulb extract. Through May 6, all 12 of their gift sets ($46.50 and up) are 20 percent off with code 2021LOVEMOM.

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Giusto Sapore Ultimate Truffle Gourmet Gift Set

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This set of truffle-infused products from Italian and Mediterranean specialty food company, Giusto Sapore, is a truffle lover’s delight! It includes best-selling truffle items, including olive oil, balsamic vinegar, porcini risotto, butter, honey, salt, mustard, and mayonnaise (originally $99). Through May 9, save 20 percent off with code 20GSBESTMOM. The sale is available on Amazon and

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Roots & Bloom Trio with Pumice Stone

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

Now that it’s sandal weather, Mom’s feet might need a treat! This intensive dry feet remedy kit includes Multi-Acid Exfoliating Treatment Pads, BHA Resurfacing Toner Pads, nutrient-dense Ultra Hydration Oil, and a pumice store. Through May 9, save 20 percent off $125.  Roots & Bloom is Black and woman-owned.

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Suki Skincare Exfoliating Body Scrub & Hydrating Body Oil Bundle

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

Suki Skincare is known for its clean and effective products that make your skin glow. From May 7-9, save 40 percent off this bundle (originally $78, sale price $46). The products are formulated with natural ingredients like natural Glycolic Acid, Linoleic Acid, and Calendula Extract to hydrate and soothe the skin.

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The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This brand’s goal is to bring you products that are free of gluten, paraben, sulfate, and vegan, including their Jasmine Face aperitif, Makeup Assassin, and Vegan lip balm. From May 1-9, save 30 percent off sitewide (original prices $6 and up) with code MOMMALOVE.

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Memorial Day Deals

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

Now that 140mm Americans have received at least one vaccination dose, you might be finally feeling like it’s safe enough to get away for a long weekend. But, set aside a little time to shop, as Memorial Day is known for its deep discounts across many categories, including mattresses, furniture and appliances.

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BenchMade Modern

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

BenchMade Modern has 100 different fabric and leather options, and makes online shopping for furniture foolproof with a life-sized printout of your custom sofa or sectional so you can be sure it fits perfectly into your space. Save 20 percent off sitewide from May 27-June 2. Sofas start at $3,000, chairs at $2,200, and beds at $2,500.

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Mattress Firm

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America’s largest mattress retailer, Mattress Firm*, has a curated selection of top brands at an affordable price, plus they have sleep experts on hand who can help you find your perfect bed. From May 12-June 1, they are offering their best Memorial Day sales ever, plus 0 percent APR for 5 years:

  • Shop top-rated mattress brands for up to $500 in savings.
    • Upgrade to a king mattress for the price of a queen.
    • Upgrade to a queen mattress for the price of a twin.
  • Take home a free adjustable base when you spend $699+ on a queen mattress or $999+ on a king.
  • Additional deals include:
    • Save 50 percent off Sealy Sudley (now $299.99, was $599.99)
    • Save 30 percent off Sleepy’s Relax (now $599.99, was $799.99)
    • Save 20 percent off Sealy Memory Foam 8”, 10” and 12” online only

*I have a financial relationship with Mattress Firm

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The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

From April 29-June 2, get up to a $200 rebate via prepaid card by mail, or save up to $200 via instant rebate with the purchase of select major Maytag appliances, during Maytag’s annual sale.

Legal: Offer valid 4/29/21-6/2/21. See store for rebate details. Only valid at participating Maytag brand* retailers. Mail-in rebate redeemed in the form of a prepaid card by mail. Additional terms and conditions apply.

*I have a financial relationship with Maytag

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The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This small kitchen appliances brand will have a range of heated, motorized, cookware, and coffee appliances available for discounted prices from May 24-31.  Deals include:

  • Ninja Foodi Smart XL Indoor Grill: save $40 off the original price of $279.99
  • Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Fry Oven: save $40 off the original price of $299.99
  • Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker: save $50 off the original price of $179.99
  • Ninja Foodi NeverStick Premium Hard Anodized CookwNare Set: save $50 off the original price of $299.99

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The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

This online retailer of luxury, American-made mattresses and bed accessories is offering $200 off purchases of $1000 or more on their selection of made-to-order mattresses, bases, frames, toppers, and bedding collections, including their latest addition, the latex hybrid mattress, which is designed for healthier, more restorative sleep. Valid May 18-31.

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What not to buy in May

The best deals for Pet Week, Mother's Day & more

Summer apparel. You could find some sales on summer clothing over Memorial Day weekend, but best to wait until mid-to-late summer (if you can) for the best buys. The longer you wait the deeper the discounts will be.

Computers and electronics. Wait until July for Holiday in July sales, early Back to School sales, and Amazon Prime Day sales.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail. Trae has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and Flexjobs. She is a contributor at Millie Magazine and CNN Underscored, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Newsweek, Woman's Day, Forbes,, Kiplinger, Marketwatch,, Yahoo Finance and numerous others. She has also appeared on TV hundreds of times; including Good Morning America's GMA3: What You Need to Know, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Inside Edition, CNBC and local network affiliates nationwide.

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