Grills, Activity Trackers and More: 5 Summer Products You Should Buy Now 

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It might be winter, but don’t let the cool temperatures fool you. From grills to activity trackers and more, now’s the perfect time to stock up on some warm-weather essentials.

Beat the late-winter blues by saving on these five summer products now. We’re telling you which products you can get a great deal on — plus providing you with current sales to get you started.

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Why buy: In general, the best time to purchase any given product is during its off-season. Grills obviously reach their peak usage during the warm months, so cold-weather periods are the best times to snag a great sale price.

Ideally, you should buy a grill toward the end of the calendar year — when cookout season has come to a close and stores are eager to unload inventory. However, if you need a new grill for this summer, buying now can help save you from the higher demand and higher prices that will almost inevitably come later in the season.

NerdWallet takes you shopping: Amazon has the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Propane Grill in red on sale for $129.99 (regularly $189.99).

Need help knowing what to look for when you shop for a grill? Check out our Grill Buying Guide.

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Why buy: As with grills, tents also historically reach their best bargain prices during the winter. You can improve your chances of securing a better deal by purchasing your tent before camping season officially arrives — and before your fellow campers start doing their shopping.

NerdWallet takes you shopping: Amazon has the Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent on sale for $164.96 (regularly $179.99).

Need help knowing what to look for when you shop for a tent? Check out our Tent Buying Guide.

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 4.18.10 PMGolf clubs

Why buy: Summer is about more than just camping and cookouts. There are outdoor activities to prepare for, too — like hitting the green.

If you’re a golfer, consider buying your set of clubs now. And if you really want a hole-in-one deal, spring for last season’s clubs. These will likely be discounted in anticipation of this season’s new releases.

NerdWallet takes you shopping: Dick’s Sporting Goods has the Top Flite XL 13-Piece Complete Set (Steel) on sale for $199.99 (regularly $299.99).

Need help knowing what to look for when you shop for golf clubs? Check out our Golf Clubs Buying Guide.

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Why buy: Get prepared to capture all of those summer memories you’re bound to make with a new camera. The timing couldn’t be better, as March and April are two of the best months to purchase a digital camera, according to Consumer Reports.

NerdWallet takes you shopping: Amazon has the Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera on sale for $646.95 (regularly $799.95).

Need help knowing what to look for when you shop for a camera? Check out our Camera Buying Guide.

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Why buy: If you need a source of motivation to get you out of the house and into the great outdoors this summer, an activity tracker might just do the trick.

These wearable workout assistants are available in a variety of makes, models, colors and styles, leaving you with countless options to choose from. Find a discount on one you like so you won’t have to buy full price.

NerdWallet takes you shopping:  Amazon has the Jawbone UP Fitness Tracker on sale for $47.99 (regularly $259.98).

Need help knowing what to look for when you shop for an activity tracker? Check out our Activity Tracker Buying Guide.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer covering personal finance for NerdWallet. Follow her on Twitter @CourtneyNerd and on Google+.


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