Beating the coming heat with these prices is going to make my summer season so much cooler. From deals on kiddie pools, pool floats, and pool toys to themed sprinklers and pads, you’ll be able to save and enjoy the hottest months of the year more than ever if you follow my tips.

If you download the free Krazy Coupon Lady app, you’ll be notified of all of the great deals online and in store for pool floats and water games.

 

1. Don’t spend more than $20 for cheap kiddie pools.

I wouldn’t spend more than $20 on a cheap kiddie pool, because they don’t last long. If I fork over more cash it’s because it will get me through a few summers. Though you can find good deals throughout the summer on kiddie and adult size pools, the off-season (spring, end of summer, early fall) is always the best time to buy. In the past, I’ve found deals for pools at Kmart, Amazon, Target, and Home Depot.

Amazon:

Buy 1 JOYIN Inflatable Kiddie Pool three-pack $29.99, regular price
Online only
Free shipping with Prime or on orders $25+
Final Price: $29.99, that’s $9.99 each

Home Depot:

Dick’s:

Intex Just So Fruity Pool Set, regular price $19.99
Sign up for email and get 10% off
Free shipping to your local store
Final Price: $17.99

 

2. Get a water slide on sale for about $35.

Don’t pay more than $35 for a backyard water slide, no matter how cool the picture looks. Why am I saying this? Because my kids and their neighborhood friends destroy these after a few uses. Okay, I might contribute to the wear and tear, too.

Some deals I’ve seen:

Buy 1 Bunch O Balloons Small Water Slide $19.99, regular price at Target
Save 5% with RedCard
Free Standard Shipping on orders $35+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $19.99

 

3. Shop BigLots.com for pool floats and toys.

Big Lots has an impressive selection of pool floats and toys. I like this 2-pack of loungers, because I need something to lean back on, and added bonus is the drink holder. Plus, $9 a piece is the cheapest I’ve found for these deluxe loungers. S

Summer Waves Inflatable Relaxing Pool Lounger Floats, 2-Pack, regular price $18.
Sign up for emails and get 15% off
Shipping free to store or orders over $49
Final Price: $15.30

 

 

4. Save up to 33% on themed unicorn swimming pool toys and yard sprinklers.

The next time you’re shopping for pool floats and backyard water games, check out the themed section for sales. I’ve found unicorn water toys on sale with up to 10 – 33% knocked off the original price.

Whether you like unicorns or lean towards Finding Nemo and Paw Patrol, you’ll find better deals on themed items at places like Target, Walmart, and Kmart, like the ones I’ve found in the past.

Target:

Buy 1 Unicorn Kiddo Float (reg. $15) $10, sale price
Free two-day shipping on orders of $35+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $10

Walmart:

Kmart:

 

5. Find Amazon pool toys on clearance whether it’s Prime Day or not.

Amazon’s Prime Day is a big day for savings on stocked-up products, which means you’d be hard-pressed to not find deals on water toys. Prime Day is held annually in July, but due to COVID-19, they pushed it back until September 2020.

For big purchases, like adult-sized above-ground pools, waiting until Prime Day or for it to go on clearance will save you a boatload. A few years ago, I was patient and it meant the difference between paying $746.57 for the Intex 20-by-12 feet by 48 inch Oval Frame Pool, versus the $349.99 I actually spent. That’s a 53% savings.

If you’re interested in shopping for your water toys through Amazon, you can get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Not a member? You can sign up for Prime and try their 30-day free trial. Otherwise, shipping is free on orders of $25 or more.

Remember, whether it’s Prime Day or not, the best deals on water toys and games happen during the spring — ranging from 5 – 56% savings:

Buy 1 Homech Kids’ Sprinkler Splash Pad Water Toy $29.99, sale price
Use Amazon coupon for $5 off
Free shipping with Prime or on orders $25+
Final Price: $24.99

Related: Amazon Fills Prime Day Void with New Summer Sale Starting June 22

 

 

6. Watch for $4 Grab Bags, up to 50% off coupons, and BOGO 50% off pool toys and sprinklers at Michaels.

At the end of each season, watch for Grab Bags — or sealed boxes filled with seasonal items the store is hoping to unload. Last year I bought a $4 Grab Bag in November full of fun summer toys, pool shoes, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk.

These Grab Bags are not a guarantee at the end of every season, but if your store has them, you’ll likely find them in the front of the store in bins, or right outside the door. It’s a great deal when you compare the retail price of each item with the $4 you paid for the box!

On top of their seasonal Grab Bags, Michaels consistently offers 20 – 50% off coupons once June rolls around, like:

Buy 1 Pool Float by Creatology $5 – $20, regular price
Use code 50SAVE61018 to get 50% off one regular price item through 6/16
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free store pickup
Final Price: As low as $2.50

This year, water toys and inflatable sprinklers were buy one get one 50% off at Michaels through June 13, 2020:

Buy 2 Assorted Foam Water Pumpers $2.99, regular price
Buy 1 get 1 50% off through June 13
Free shipping on orders of $59+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $2.24 each, when you buy two

Related: Easy & Legit Ways to Save at Michaels Craft Store

 

7. Look for pool floats or water toys on clearance at Walmart in January and July.


Although Amazon offers better deals on toys, Walmart does beat Amazon when it comes to rollback, clearance, and reduced prices on water toys and games. Before you make a purchase at either retailer, be sure to compare their prices.

Walmart:

Amazon:

Find great prices on toys during January and July — when most clearance hits around 75% off — with discounts reaching up to 90% off the original price. You can check the clearance section in your local store, or you can type “clearance” into the Walmart.com search bar to find online clearances.

Buy 1 Banzai Safari Adventure Pool (reg. $49.97) $36.09, clearance price
Free shipping on orders $35+
Final Price: $36.09

You can also stay current on all of Walmart’s deals by downloading the KCL app so you get updated when items on your wish list are reduced in price.

Buy 1 Aquaplay MegaBridge Water Playset (reg. $106.99) $58.50, reduced price
Online only
Free shipping on orders of $35+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $58.50
Buy 1 Water Shooter Toy for Kids Water Blaster four-pack (reg. $30.99) $10.99, reduced price
Online only
Free shipping on orders $35+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $10.99

Related: Clearance Secrets That’ll Make You Love Walmart Again

 

8. Check out Kmart’s pool toys sales section for items up to 20% off.

Kmart has an exclusive sales section where you can find water toys from 5 – 20% off like:

You can also get $5 off orders of $50 or more if you enter your email — just wait for a little while and the offer will pop up.

 

 

9. Shop Zulily’s 24-hour Summer Shop sales for backyard water toys from $11.

Through June 14, 2020, Zulily.com had a Stay-At-Home Summer Shop featuring pool floats, outdoor toys, and more with prices as low as $10.99. Like in previous years, these 24-hour sales pop up in early to mid-June — be sure to mark your calendar.

Note: You’ll need to create an account on Zulily and log in to view their sales.

Buy 1 Poolmaster Blue Roll ‘N’ Go Pool Mattress Float (reg. $13) $10.99, sale price
$5.99+ shipping and free shipping after first purchase
Final Price: $16.98
Buy 1 Poolmaster Volleyball Pool Game Set (reg. $23.99) $15.99, sale price
$5.99+ shipping and free shipping after first purchase
Final Price: $21.98
Buy 1 Poolmaster Dolphin Super Jumbo Rider (reg. $32.99) $19.49, sale price
+$5.99 shipping and free shipping after first purchase
Final Price: $25.48

One year, Zulily marked inflatable sprinklers and other fun water toys as much as 83% off during one of their 24-hour sales:

Buy 1 Green Inflatable Dinosaur Sprinkler (reg. $46.99) $7.99, sale price through 6/19
$5.99 shipping and free shipping after first purchase
Final Price: $13.98

 

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