Your End-of-Summer To-Do List Should Include Lots of Ice Cream


The dog days of summer 2013 are just around the corner. But why let the summer slip away? Make ice cream, hang out in the pool, keep on with the sounds of summer and make the most of these final weeks. Of course you could just pull down the shades and sleep through the heat with a 4-pack of Eclipse Samara Blackout Energy-Efficient Curtains ($35 with in-store pickup, a low by at least $10), too. It's up to you!

  1. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream / Sorbet Maker
    Store: neweggFlash
    Price: $23.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $29
    Expires: July 28

    Is It Worth It?: Whip up frozen dessert goodness with this refurbished ice cream maker. An Editors' Choice, this confection contraption makes up to 1-1/2 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or frozen drinks. A 90-day warranty applies, though it's not clear who supports it. To get this deal, you must register with newegg's parent site.

  2. L.L.Bean Men's Two-Tone Baseball Hat
    Store: L.L.Bean
    Price: $8.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: The sun is beating down, and it's beating you up. But why get slugged by these last hot rays when you can take a lesson from those cool major league baseball studs? This two-tone hat, available in Blue, is made from soft cotton with an adjustable leather back strap. It's part of a Summer Sale where L.L.Bean cuts up to 60% off select apparel and accessories, which is among best promos we've seen from L.L.Bean in recent weeks.

  3. 9'x5' Inflatable Family Swimming Pool
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $10 in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: Don't worry if there's nary a beach nor public pool in sight. Head to your local Walmart and get the pool party going with this inflatable pool. Made of 100% PVC, it holds 105 gallons of water and will fit three kids comfortably.

    Looking for other pools at the same price point? Walmart also offers a 6'x5' Inflatable Hippo Play Swimming Pool and a 6'x'5' Inflatable Zebra Play Swimming Pool, both in-store (with stock varying by ZIP code). And you thought your backyard was a zoo already.

  4. Anti Records 10-Track Summer MP3 Sampler
    Store: Noisetrade
    Price: Free
    Lowest By: At least $12

    Is It Worth It?: So how's your summer humming so far? This freebie is guaranteed to give it a beat, as Anti ranks among the coolest record labels on the planet: It's the home of artists such as Neko Case and Mavis Staples, both featured here. You can't lose, as iTunes charges $1.29 per each of these tracks. Other artists include Tom Waits & Keith Richards, Beth Orton, and more.

  5. Sevylor Tahiti 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Boat
    Store: VM Innovations
    Price: $74.98 via coupon code "JULVM5" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $45
    Expires: July 30

    Is It Worth It?: If you read our feature on proper kayaking gear, you know that now's a good time to find discounted items relevant to this fun, flat-water pursuit. As such, this heavy-duty 26-gauge PVC kayak features a tubular I-beam floor, two air chambers, inflatable seats, and 400-lb. capacity.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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