5 Ways to Make the Most of Summertime with Just a Pool and Jamba Juice

By , dealnews contributor

Get a jump start on the summer (which officially begins Friday, June 21 at 1:04 am ET) with these five feel-good summertime deals. You'll definitely want a nice patio set to enjoy laying out on. And why not sip a Jamba Juice while you're at it? Oh and, ya know, a kiddy pool wouldn't hurt.

  1. Corinth 4-Piece Patio Conversation Set
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $349 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $150

    Is It Worth It?: What better way to kick off summer than by having guests over for a BBQ in your yard? This patio set will surely get guests talking! This 4-piece set includes a table, loveseat, and two chairs; the all-weather cushions of polyester/olefin fabric clean with mild soap and water.

  2. Intex 12-Foot Easy Set Above Ground Pool
    Store: Target
    Price: $99 via with free shipping
    Lowest By: $19

    Is It Worth It?: So what if this inflatable pool is just 36" deep? It's light years beyond the kiddy pools of our day (and takes just 10 minutes to set up!); it even comes with a filter pump! We're pretty sure this pool is a perfect way to keep cool and enjoy the sunshine this summer.

  3. Craftsman Pattern Master Pulsating Sprinkler
    Store: Sears
    Price: $4.47 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $14

    Is It Worth It?: Pool not your thing? This a pulsating sprinkler should do the trick. This one even features a unique pattern control and up to 8,500 square feet of coverage. Now that's opposed to "bare feet of coverage," meaning all the kids you can get to run through this thing at the same time. We're guessing that's at least a dozen kids, 24 bare feet, or 708 square feet per two bare feet.

  4. Jamba Juice Smoothie
    Price: Free via printable coupon
    Expires: June 27

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice allows you to sip on the tastes of summer at one of the coolest smoothie places around. At participating Jamba Juice locations you can get a free smoothie in Strawberry Surf Rider, Banana Berry, Aloha Pineapple, with the purchase of one at regular price, and with this printable coupon. So slurp it up, as this ties our mention from two weeks ago as the best such deal we've seen from Jamba Juice. Find a Jamba Juice store near you.

  5. DeLonghi Pinguino 3-in-1 11,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Dehumidifier and Fan
    Store: Costco
    Price: $299.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $70
    Expires: July 7

    Is It Worth It?: All hail the mighty Pinguino! That's Italian for penguin. (It also translates as "chocolate-coated ice cream on a stick," but we promise this Editors' Choice deal will keep you even cooler.) At the best price we've seen for a DeLonghi air conditioner in more than two years, this unit is right for those who just don't even want to think about summer. It features an LCD display, 24-hour timer, adjustable thermostat, remote control, and caster wheels. These units can be installed and working in as little as 5 minutes in any room with a window and power outlet, with no tools required. Note that non-members pay $15 more for this unit, which comes with a two-year limited warranty.

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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