Memorial Day Weekend 2013: Low-Cost Essentials for Kicking Off Summer

Posted on 05/17/2013

Stock up on new essentials for the start of summer. And don't worry about blowing your entire budget before Memorial Day weekend is over. We found low-cost must-haves that will still leave plenty of money to put steaks on the grill, margaritas in your tumbler and gas in the tank.

Do your eyes a favor and invest in a new pair of shades. Find the hottest trends like these bright Wayfarers or neon Aviators on sale for $9 at JCP.

Straw Beach Bag
Whether you're headed to the beach or the farmer's market, the fresh orange Straw Beach Tote, $39.50 from, is the perfect accessory for your arm. The color will get you noticed and the practicality will come in handy.

It's a good idea to stock up on a fresh supply of sunscreen, no matter how much you plan to be outdoors this summer. And right now a lot of varieties are on sale at A two-pack of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch with SPF 45 is only $12.74. That should at least last you until July 4th.

Show off those stems with a new pair of shorts for summer 2013. They're all on sale at Old Navy including Men's Broken-In Cargo Shorts, now $22.50.

Yachting Stripe Beach Towel
Even if your Memorial Day plans don't include a yacht, you can still have the look with the Yachting Stripe Beach Towel, on clearance for $18.99 at It's time to hang up those old ratty beach towels from summers' past and start fresh this Memorial Day.

By Alison Storm

Get a new pair of sandals for Memorial Day. At EasySpirit get up to 30% off all sandals. Offer ends 05/21/2013.

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