Whether you want to take some ocean landscape shots or host a small cookout on the sand (obviously being wary of fire safety), there are products that are on sale and can get to you quickly.
The best way to save money is on bundles like this stylish Coleman grill and cooler pack that's on sale at Walmart. The grill offers 200 square inches of cooking surface—perfect for small groups. The cooler is large enough to hold up to 39 standard beverage cans and has built-in cup holders so you don't accidentally track sand into your drink or your food. The bundle retails for $97 and comes with the option for free shipping or free in-store pickup.
If you don't need the grill, you can spend virtually the same amount you would spend on the bundle on this Wagan 10.5-liter cooler and warmer, which connects to your car's 12V cigarette lighter for road trips or tailgating. A detachable CD case is a bit antiquated since most people store their music on their phones or MP3 players, but it's a nice touch for those who still carry those discs around. CompactAppliance has the cooler on sale for $94 with free shipping.
The Cuisinart portable gas grill (no we're not going to say Griddlin' Grill) on sale at BuyDig is a good inexpensive option for the consumer with little money to kill. It's name might not be that great, but for $69 with free shipping, you get this propane gas grill with a nonstick griddled surface and 192 square inches of cooking space. It's compact, heat-resistant, and is made by a brand that we've consistently covered on this blog, so even though we haven't reviewed this grill yet, it's a safe bet.
The Nikon D3100 is a few years old at the time of this writing, but it's still a solid, inexpensive DSLR from a familiar brand. It's simple to use thanks to a guide mode on the dial and the option for fully automatic shooting—perfect if you don't have the time to learn the intricacies of DSLRs before Labor Day. If you want to get pictures of the sea and don't want to move from your beach spot, you can utilize the 55–200mm telephoto kit lens (or if don't need the zoom, the 18–55mm kit lens) and you can get it all for $499 with free shipping. If this isn't the camera for you, P.C. Richard & Son has other DSLRs on sale.
As long as you're not bothering anybody else trying to enjoy the sunshine, you can get use out of the Boom Pod wireless speaker on sale at Amazon. It uses Bluetooth or NFC to connect to your smartphone or tablet and includes a built-in microphone so you can answer calls. Each unit weighs just five ounces, meaning that it won't take up much space in your bag. Amazon has them now on sale for $29 with free shipping–down from the $59 list price.
However, if you're into music but don't want to bother people, you can purchase some noise-canceling headphones, which will not only protect others from your music tastes, but protect yourself from other people's rackets. We recommend these Sennheiser CXC 700 earbuds, which have low noise distortion and great frequency response–especially since they're on sale at BuyDig for $99 after using the coupon code "1PASS" at checkout. Customers also get free shipping.
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