The realization that summer is winding down can be a downer. The opportunities for attending outdoor festivals, canoeing on the lake, hosting a backyard barbecue or visiting the waterpark are sadly numbered.
However, there's at least one good thing about summer coming to an end: Retailers need to make room for fall and winter inventory, and their loss can be your gain. Much of the outdoor gear you use in the summer months -- from porch swings to trampolines -- can typically be bought at a discount, which is sometimes significant.
The best part is that you still have time to snag a great deal on items like a new grill or a patio set and enjoy it before the weather and other priorities shut down this year's summer activities. Here's where you can get these deals before they're gone for good.
Last updated: July 30, 2021
If spending lazy summer evenings or crisp fall mornings in your very own porch swing sounds like a dream come true, you can save up to 35% on one during Hayneedle's end-of-summer outdoor sale. From a standard-size porch swing made of pine to an extra-large model made of Western Red Cedar, Hayneedle has plenty of wooden swings to choose from. And if wood isn't your preference, the store also offers porch swings made of recycled plastic.
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Overstock, which is known for its good deals, is offering an even better deal on its in-stock patio furniture right now. Online shoppers can score an extra 20% off on select items, including outdoor sofas, swings, club chairs, dining sets, bar stools and benches. For example, you can find outdoor dining chairs for under $80, outdoor chaise lounges for under $150 and outdoor dining tables for under $300.
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No matter if your old lawnmower has finally played out, you are looking for a more eco-friendly model or you're a first-time buyer, head on over to the Sears Marketplace website to find sale prices on gas-powered, electric and cordless lawnmowers. Sales prices will vary, but you can save $150 or more on some models.
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There's still time to host a few more backyard barbecues even though the end of summer is approaching quickly. During BBQGuy's end-of-summer blowout clearance sale, you can save up to 60% on select barbecue grills, which means the grill you thought was too expensive at the beginning of the season just might be a lot more affordable now.
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If your kids keep trying to sneak some jumps on the mini trampoline you use for rebounding, why not spring for a full-size, kid-friendly model you can put in your backyard? That way, everyone's happy. Wayfair currently has a sale, and there's a ton of trampolines to choose from. No matter what shape of trampoline you're looking for, round or rectangular, Wayfair has a variety of sizes from 6-foot to 17-foot.
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