Vacation Essentials Haul

June 25, 2015

I CANNOT wait for the second week of August to get here as that is when my family and I plan on going out of the town and spending most of the week by the pools, hot tubs, water parks and beach near or on Virginia Beach. I have been ready for this week for MONTHS! I ponder ALL THE TIME what essentials are needed to bring on vacation and even items we still need to buy. Today I am happy to be sharing with you a fun “Vacation Essentials Haul” in partnership with to help fulfill some of these requests for items we need ourselves. is a site filled with coupons and cash back opportunities.  Thats right, the site hosts coupons, cash back on purchases and rewards on many of my favorite stores such as Target, Kohls, Macys, even Wal-mart just by clicking on the stores you want to shop. This site lets you know of daily deals on many of your favorite stores and like I mentioned above you get exclusive discount notices, earned cash back on your purchases, and some rewards.

Today, I choose to stay with a few of my favorite selected stores and list for you deals going on with them that can contribute to my “Vacation Essential Haul.” Some of the items I have pictured we already have in my family but that I HIGHLY recommend and I will let you know below after each description if my family currently uses it and loves it.

Vacatin Essentials Haul


Women’s Solid Striped Mesh Beach Tote Handbag– (I own one from Target long ago and love it, so here is another one similar to it from Target as well)-$9.99. Buy One Get One 50% off clothing, shoes and accessories. Expires after 6/28/2015.

Banana Boat Kids Family Size UltraMist Sunscreen SPF 50-9.5oz– (my family loves this stuff and we got ours at Target which is the deal you see here). Get 0.5% Cash Back and 50 ShopRewards on your Target purchases through Shop At No code required.

Women’s Oda Flip Flop Sandals in Assorted colors– $14.39 at Target (on sale but normally $17.99). Buy One Get One 50% off clothing, shoes and accessories at Target and get 0.5% cashback when you use Expires 6/28/2015. No coupon code required.

Jaclyn Smith Women’s Plus Halter Swim Dress– At K-mart get 6% cash back and 50 ShopGold Rewards until 6/27/2015. No coupon code required.

Becca ETC Plus Size Tassel Kimono Cover Up– on sale for $29.99 at Macys. Shop clearance clothing at + earn cash back. Get 7% cash back and 50 ShopGold Rewards until 1/1/2018. No coupon code required.

Nestle Waters North America Purified Water .5 liter 24 count– $9.99 at Wal-mart, get 4% cash back and 50 ShopGold Rewards until 7/12/2015 on all Wal-mart groceries online. (We need some hydration on hot summer pool and beach days right?).

Women’s Cat Eye Sunglasses with mirrored lenses-blue– $16.99 at Target, Buy One Get One 50% off Target clothing, shoes and accessories at Target, and get 0.5% cash back when you use for your purchase. Expires after 6/28/2015.

Women’s Black Ribbon Floppy Hat-tan– $14.99 at Target (you know me and my hats).Click coupon at Target through and get FREE shipping on your purchases $25+ and get 0.5 % cash back and rewards now through 12/31/2015. No coupon code required.

I hope you enjoyed my little selection of “vacation essentials.” I love thinking ahead and noting what we (or myself) need and a visual is just a start and great wishlist before the big vacation week.

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  • Becky @ bybmg June 25, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Great list! Sunscreen is a must! Your vacation will be so much fun!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom June 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Floppy hats are so important to protect your face from the sun. I actually use that sunscreen spray on my kids! I have been trying to be less lazy this year, though and I’ve been trying to use cream sunscreen on them.


  • Whitney 'Nic' James June 25, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Water and a hat are must haves, I agree. Great list!


  • Shauna June 25, 2015 at 11:46 am

    The sunglasses are so cute. Excited for you and your trip! 🙂


  • Dressed2dNines June 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I love these vacation tips..I recently followed some great packing advice that really made packing for my current vacation a breeze!

  • Chelsie June 25, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    This sounds a lot like eBates, which I keep hearing about but have yet to try! I love cash back rewards, though!

  • Shannon June 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Loving all of your picks! Those sandals and sunnies are so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget June 25, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Love your roundup! I just did a similar post to this but geared towards the beach (it’s not up yet–it’s a guest post for the Sequin Notebook for next week). I included sunscreen too!!! Love those sunglasses!!!!


  • Elements of Ellis June 25, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Can I come on your family vacation?! It sounds like it’s going to be so fun!

  • Grace June 25, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Sounds very exited! Yes, take several bottle of sunscreen and just relax! I will go on my vacation in middle of July to Canada and New York. You will see photos on my blog! 😉


  • Shea June 25, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Ooh fun, that sounds like a fun vacation! These are great essentials too–those sandals look really cute and comfortable, and I love the sun hat!

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life June 25, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    It’s great to have a holiday to look forward to! I love the flip flop sandals and mesh bag!

  • Megan Ballard June 25, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Water, hat and sunglasses must haves for sure. Enjoy your vacation. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Susan June 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Great sunnies! I like to buy affordable sunglasses because I sit on mine every summer! Susan