Check anywhere and everywhere at the end of the season for pools, pool toys and chemicals. I usually pay 75% OFF every year. There is no way I could afford to just go buy it full price.
I suppose the clothing would have to get thrown into this post too. Since that really is the best way to shop. I try buying all the anticipated sizes of the boys winter needs for the next year at about 75% OFF too. I 3 in 1 winter coats for next winter for I think $15 each.
Not trying to brag but just bring to mind that a little planning can never hurt the budget. Especially in the times we are in now!