Ten Must-Have Items For Summer Travel from Sams Club + A Giveaway!

{Disclosure:  I received a Griffin Survival case to review, plus a Sam’s Club gift membership, which I am using for the giveaway prize.  I received no monetary compensation, and my opinions are 100% my own.}

Now that we are past Memorial Day, many families are in full summer vacation mood.  When you pack, do you have everything you need for your trip?  Maybe there are a few things you don’t realize you need until you get to your destination?  Here are ten ideas under $100, from Sam’s Club,  to keep you ready for any vacati0n situation that may arise. Plus, I have a fun giveaway for a Sams Club Membership at the end, so read on!


Griffin Survival Case for iPad with A Stand 
Retails for approximately $49.98



Do you take your iPad to the beach or mountains while traveling?  If so, you need this Griffin Survival case.  It blocks out rain, wind, sand, and dust, so you can take it almost anywhere without ruining your iPad.  We received one of the Griffin Survival cases to test, and were amazed how secure it keeps the iPad!  My son especially loved the clear, glare-free screen shield.  I loved that it was independently tested and certified by the US Department of Defense, and trust it will keep our iPad safe.  The rubber casing is durable, and my son loved the “rugged” look.   This case fits the iPad 2 and the new iPad.   Can’t you just see yourself taking this while you hike Yellowstone or Yosemite?  

Teak Roll Up Table
Retails for approximately $69.98

I love this table!  It rolls up into a fabric travel bag, so you can take it with you to the beach or on an impromptu picnic.  It’s 100% teak, so its weather-resistant, durable, and elegant. 

Honey Can-Do Vacuum Packs
Retails for approximately $13.86

Do you have a hard time packing your suitcase, to fit all the things you need for travel?  I do!  Pack your bulky clothing in these vacuum seal storage bags, use a vacuum to suck the air out of the bags, and pack those clothes in your suitcase with no problem!   This set includes two carry-on travel bags, and one full suitcase bag. 

Samsonite Electronic Luggage Scale
Retails approx. $13.22

Airline baggage fees are an unpleasant added expense when traveling, but this electronic luggage scale will help you stay within airline weight limits before getting to the airport.  It’s compact and portable,  and can read weight in grams, pounds, kilograms, and ounces.  It’s battery operated and can weigh up to 80 pounds of luggage. 

Float-A-Bout Cooler
Retails approx $58.88

This floating cooler is perfect for the pool or beach, and can hold up 18 cans.  It has a detachable shoulder strap, so is easy to carry.   Best of all, it floats, so you can relax in the water and have a drink close at hand. 

CROC Baby Travel Flat Iron Bundle
Retails approx. $19.81

These compact flat irons can be packed in your suitcase without taking up a ton of space.  The bundle comes with one pink and one green travel iron.  It has floating plates and tangle-free swivel cord.  Now you can look good without dragging along your heavy full-size flat iron!

Chill Pill Red Portable Speakers
Retails approx. $28.86

Have you ever been in the middle of the woods, with no radio or internet, but want to listen to your favorite songs?   These little beauties are compact enough to pack in a purse or backpack, yet bring you quality sound, where ever you are.  The speakers have a rechargeable ion battery that provides six hours of usage, and can be charged with a computer USB cable or per an optional AC charger.  It is compatible with all iPods, iPod Touches, and iPhones, plus any electronic device with an audio jack. 

Power Tube Portable Charger
Retails approx. $28.86

One of my biggest pet peeves while traveling is the lack of electrical outlets in a hotel room, to accommodate charging all the electronics we bring with us (phone, iPad, Kindle, camera).   Now, with the Power Tube portable charger, we can leave most of those power cords at home!   The Power Tube can charge any electronic with a USB plug.  It has a rechargeable Lithium ion battery, with 2200P mAh of charging power,  so will charge your device, with power to spare. 

Ready America Mini First Aid Kit
Retails approx. $7.86

A first aid kit is a must-have for any road trip or camping adventure.  With this 33-piece kit, you’ll be ready for any minor emergency that arises.  You never know when one of the kids will skin their knee or get a blister, right?  This kit comes with bandages in several sizes, cleaning and antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, ibuprofen tablets, decongestant tablets, and extra-strength non-aspirin pain tablets.

Dog Whisperer by Cesar Millan Folding Pet Travel Bed
Retails approx. $42.88

If you travel with your dog like we do, this can make your life so much easier!   It has it’s own zippered carrying case with a wear-resistant cover, so can take this by car or airline.  The bed has a water-repellent bottom, extra padding to keep your dog comfortable, and can fit dogs up to 90 lbs. 

Aren’t these awesome travel items?  Now you’ll have a chance to win a gift membership to Sam’s Club (valued at $45.00)  so you can snag one of these!  To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Also, please tell me in the comments area below which of these items you think you would use the most and why?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway rules:
1.  Open to residents of the US, 18+ years of age or older.
2.  No purchase necessary.
3.  When contacted by email, the winner must respond within 48 hours or they forfeit their right to the prize.  Please supply a valid email address, as that is how the winner will be contacted.
4.  Each entry opportunity is optional, but if you state you have completed that task, please be honest, as I will be checking entries.  Any invalid entries will be thrown out.
5.  Value of the prize is approx. $45 US.  This is a gift membership given to you by A Little Bite of Life, not Sam’s Club. 
6.  Giveaway ends June 27th at 12:00 a.m.