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Five Below summer essentials for $5 or less!

Posted May 27, 2011 1:14 p.m. EDT

As we kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend, be sure to check out all the $5 or less Fun in the Sun deals at Five Below. They have everything from sunscreen (brand name) to boogie boards (only $5) to tiki torches for all under $5! My kids love this store and right now they are stocked with all the following summer must-haves:

Beach/pool essentials including $5 boogie boards; beach towels, totes and umbrellas; sunscreen (major brands like Hawaiian Tropic); inflatable rafts, inner tubes and beach balls; Splash foam pumpers (the ultimate water gun)

Hot summer fashion trends including sunglasses, flip-flops and sandals, and board shorts

Backyard BBQ bash must-haves including tiki torches, festive lanterns and string lights, eco-friendly tumblers.

Here in the Triangle they have stores at Crossroads Plaza in Cary, at Poyner Place in Raleigh, and at Beaver Creek Crossing in Apex.

The Five Below folks were kind enough to send me the items in the picture above so I could see what they were offering for $5 or less. All of the items pictured above would cost approx. $80 - $100.00 if bought at regular cost from leading retailers. If you buy designer sunglasses, the cost would be even more.

The cost at Five Below for all the items is only $29.99! That's a 70% savings! I especially like the Hawaiian Tropic Sunblock 60+ for only $4.99 everyday price. No coupons needed. It's not a surprise that my husband really liked the Splash Fun Foam Pumper!

If you are not familair with Five Below, they are an extreme-value retailer that carries trend-right, brand-name merchandise for $5 or less. Tweens and teens love them but they carry products for the whole family.  I filmed a story on-site at the Cary location last year. Click the link to the story in the box above to see some of the other fun products they carry.

Keep an eye out at upcoming classes as I will be giving away many of these items as door prizes!