Take Advantage of Hot Summer Sales with These 5 Editors' Choice Home Deals

By , dealnews contributor

The Summer of 2012 may seem endless, but in the back of our minds, we know better. And so do retailers, who are now starting to make aggressive cuts on seasonal home and garden items now that August has arrived. All five deals below are Editors' Choice offers to better equip your home for life and entertaining in the summer. And don't forget to check out our daily home and garden deals for more options.

  1. Ty Pennington and Simply Outdoor Summer Dinnerware Sale
    Vendor: Sears
    Discount: Up to 84% off
    Shipping: Free in-store pickup, otherwise from $5.55 s&h

    Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice deal, Sears cuts up to 84% off Ty Pennington and Simply Outdoors tableware. We like the the pictured Ty Pennington Palm 2-Tier Tray for $6.97, which is perfect for serving double the deliciousness. Looking for other Ty Pennington and Simply Outdoors dinnerware?

  2. Char-Griller Patio Champ Charcoal BBQ Grill
    Vendor: Meijer
    Price: $49.99 via coupon code "CHARGRILL" with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $35

    Is It Worth It?: There's still plenty of time to get cooking outdoors this summer if you jump on this Editors' Choice laurel. This BBQ grill features a 482-square-inch total cooking surface, porcelain-coated steel grates, side shelves, ash pan, and more. It is the perfect patio griller! Just make time to assemble it before you invite the neighbors over.

  3. Growums Garden Kits
    Vendor: Lowe's
    Price: $2.49 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $6

    Is It Worth It?: Choose in-store pickup to dodge the $5.99 shipping charge, and you'll score a kit that includes seed packs, starter pellets, plant tags, and a self-watering tray. The Growums brand is notorious for teaching children how to grow vegetables and herbs in a fun, interactive way. You can even expand your garden with the Growums Complete Garden Box Kit for $9.99 via in-store pickup. It includes much of the above items, in addition to a magic soil brick and grow box. Sunshine, water, and a gardener's TLC not included.

  4. Garden Oasis 15" x 15" Outdoor Pillows
    Vendor: Kmart
    Price: $4.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: These outdoor pillows are made from 100% polyester and are UV treated to resist fading in sunlight, so you can add pizzazz to your patio setup without worrying about the elements. There are several styles on sale, including the pictured Garden Oasis Annandale Outdoor Pillow for $4.99. Just be sure to choose in-store pickup to avoid the $6.50 shipping fee.

  5. Patton 20" CVT High Velocity Pedestal Fan
    Vendor: JardenStore
    Price: $70 via coupon code "F2JA50A" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $95

    Is It Worth It?: Pun intended: We are big fans of this Editors' Choice deal, which fits nicely with our summertime home goods theme. This Patton 20" CVT High Velocity Pedestal Fan features three speeds, a tilt adjustable head, pedestal stand with wheels, and more. It also purportedly blows 33% more air than traditional 20" high velocity fans. Cool!

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at theChicago Tribune.

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