5 bargains to help you keep your cool this summer.

By Paul Michael on 28 June 2007 (Updated 18 August 2011) 3 comments

Here in Colorado the average temperature around midday is now above 90 degrees...every day. Pah, say you folks in Arizona. But for me, it's way too hot for comfort. So I tracked down some stellar bargains to help me (and of course, you) keep cool as the summer continues.

As with most deals, I can't guarantee when they'll expire. So, get 'em while you can.

1 - Mini-fridge holds 6 cans of soda or beer - Under $14.

fridge

Portable cooler and warmer stores up to 6 cans! Ideal for your home, office or road-trips, it keeps your food and beverages cool or warm. Features a removable plastic rack to divide into 2 sections or keep as 1 for taller bottles. Top carry handle offers easy toting. Includes AC and car adapter.

 

2 - The Beer Caddy Stainless Steel Dispenser - $55 (down from $100)

beer caddy

 

Now you and your guests can enjoy a cold one right at home with the amazing Beer Caddy dispenser. Just place your glass under the front-mounted spout and the gravity-flow design will ensure a perfectly poured glass of beer every time.

Features

 

 
  • The Beer Caddy
  • Serve your beer "on tap" at home chilled in this attractive dispenser
  • Fits all traditional 5 liter kegs currently available on the market
  • Brushed aluminum door panel and drip tray cover
  • Drip tray can be removed for easy clean-up
  • Keeps cool indefinitely with virtually no noise (no compressor)

3 - 1800-gallon family-sized swimming pool - Under $70

pool

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Now your whole family can stay cool — right in your own back yard. This Easy Set pool is simple to set up. Just lay it out, inflate the top ring and fill it with water. It comes with everything you need to get started, including a pool pump, maintenance kit and ladder.
 
 

Features:

  • Dimensions: 12 feet across x 36 inches high
  • Ready for water in 15 minutes
  • Set up is as easy as 1-2-3. See below for more details.
  • Comes with everything needed to get you swimming:
    - Filter pump
    - Pool Liner
    - 36" Two-Section Pool Ladder
    - Setup and maintenance DVD
  • Side walls are made with three separate layers of material for extra strength and durability. See below for more information on durable construction.
  • Pool pump pumps 530 gallons per hour
  • Fill pool until water level is 10 inches from the top — making it 32 inches deep
  • When 80% full, it holds 1,779 gallons

4 - The rainfall shower head - Under $20

rain shower

A perfect way to clean away the day's grime and sweat, under a cool, rain-like shower.

 

  • Three movable, swivel adjustment points
  • Dual-swivel joints allow 28 inches of vertical range of motion
  • 9-inch adjustable extension arm
  • 127-hole showerhead
  • Head rotates a full 360 degrees

 

 

5 - Nice selection of Oakley sunglasses - Over 50% off.

Oakley

The sweet Oakley Fives pictured are now less than $50. You can also pick up some of the pricier $200 models for less than $100. A great time to get cool shades for the searing sun.

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Cheryl

A famous statement by floridians.
Try 90's with 90% humidity my friend! Nights it "cools" down to 80's! The rain does not cool us down, rather acts like a steam bath and makes it feel hotter!!! And, we haven't even reached our worst month yet...AUGUST is the hottest month in these parts!

Andrea Karim's picture

Man, if I had a yard, I'd have one of those puppies. Fer sure. And we haven't even had a vague warm summer here in Seattle.

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Rogue

I have a pool similar to the one shown in the pictures (it's actually a little larger) and there's no way you can get that up in 15 minutes unless:

1. You have a perfectly horizontal surface (more than 2" drop from one side to the other & I guarantee a kid will dump 70% of the water out by accidentally leaning on the low side). It took me a day to build a sandpit to put ours on (including building a frame, filling with sand, and leveling the sand).

2. You have a fire hose to fill it in 15 minutes or less; ours takes 6 hours with 2 regular hoses & street pressure.

having said that it's a life saver we're on our 3rd year now and the kids (and therefore the wife) love it! Just remember to stay on top of the chemical treatment or it will turn green in a week!