Grillin’ It Up On Our Staycation #KmartOutdoor #CBias

Staycation Fun Just Minutes From Home
Thanks to a Portable Grill from Kmart and the Nice Beaches in Our Home State, We Can Have Fun Just Minutes from Home!
Not everyone can travel over the holiday weekends like Memorial Day or 4th of July, and we are one of those families. All of our relatives are in the DC area. We like to get down there a couple times a year, but it is a seven hour drive with the kids and costly to drive as well (gas and tolls). This means we can’t go down as often as we like, especially for the smaller holidays. We have some nice friends here that like to include us, but we know sometimes they would just like their own family events as well. We decided that doing our own staycations would be fun on holidays where we can’t travel home or to other places. We are lucky enough to live in a State where there are opportunities for fun outside adventures basically in our backyard.
For this fun holiday weekend, we decided to find a portable grill and grill out at the beach just five minutes from home. I found in the Kmart Outdoor Living Catalog a few portable grills that looked nice and were very affordable. Click on the image below to view the catalog yourself. 

My son and I headed to Kmart to look for these grills. We found the grilling section fairly easily. There were many to choose from and we picked out one we thought was nice and affordable. It said “Ideal for Tailgating” on it, so we thought it was a good choice. It was the BBQ PRO brand and on sale for $19.99. We couldn’t beat that. We also picked up some ground beef, cheese, chips, drinks, etc. for our little staycation cookout at the beach. I was surprised that Kmart had just about anything we needed!  I also signed up for the Shop Your Way Rewards program at the customer service area before I checked out. I was able to start getting points that day on my purchases, and having this free service lets me get points to redeem on future purchases, coupons, and deals from Kmart. Who doesn’t love that?
Portable Grilling Section at Kmart
Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards
After we got home, we put together our new portable grill from Kmart and prepared the food for our adventure. The grill looked intimidating to put together at first, but in the end it was easy to put together and only took us about 15 minutes.
Ready for our summer staycation

BBQ PRO Portable Grill
Now we were set and ready to head out on our staycation! The kids grabbed their sand toys, and it was a nice five minute ride over to the beach! The day was beautiful with the sun shining bright, and since this was the beginning of the holiday weekend the beach was nice and quiet. We set-up our portable grill in the parking lot right next to our car and tailgated away! 

BBQ PRO Portable Grill in Action
Cooking hamburgers

The grill worked great! We cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Hubby was very pleased with his new toy, and the kids had fun in the sand with their toys as the food was being cooked. After we ate, we let the kids make S’mores over the grill as well. This of course was their favorite part. That and the fact my son found a clam shell on the beach. He was super excited about finding one that was together and not broken.

Toys at the beach

Beautiful beach day
Making S'mores

yummy s'more

Found a clam shell!

My family definitely enjoyed our little staycation, and we loved our new portable grill from Kmart! It worked out great, and now we have something to use for more staycations or even for travel. I’m sure we will be bringing it along to the pool as well this summer. Don’t miss out on the sales at Kmart this Memorial Day Weekend! Go celebrate by getting yourself outdoor furniture or decor for 50% off, or if you’re in the shop for a grill you can get a four-burner Kenmore Gas Grill with side burner for only $199.99! Such great holiday weekend deals! I think I’m going back for some patio furniture!

To view my entire shopping trip at Kmart, and to see what other deals we found, check it out HERE on Google+.

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I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions though are mine and mine alone.



  1. Looks like fun was had by all!! There is a K Mart not all that far from me–I really should go in there and browse sometime–of course as an apartment dweller–no patio furniture for me–

  2. Looks like you all had an amazing time, thats what real family time is all about. Great idea taking the portable bbq, someone certainly seemed happy with the products !!

  3. This is a GREAT idea, if I didn’t have to move, I would do this, maybe after we are settled.

  4. What an adorable grill! I love the idea of taking it to the beach.

  5. Aww…zoo pal plates! All the little ones in the family are obsessed with them!

  6. Awesome pics! Looks like you all had a great time! We need to get a portable grill like that one. We have one, but it’s too big to bring to the beach

  7. I am in LOVE with the fantastic photos! The grill is adorable and such a great way to actually save on meals out and about at the beach, etc! Great review!

  8. Looks like a great day!

  9. What a fun day! You’re so lucky to live near the beach. I need to get a small grill like that to take to the Lake this summer!

  10. What a fun staycation. OUr state certainly has the best attractions. That grill looks fantastic!!

  11. That looks like so much fun! It’s never crossed my mind to buy a little grill to take places. The grills at public parks are so gross. I love how little it is!

  12. Very fun. I can’t wait until we get to go out to our local beach for a BBQ and smores! Summer is such a fun time.

  13. What a great way to spend time with the family!

  14. How fun! What a great idea to make s’mores at the beach!

  15. Aw, how fun!

  16. What a fun staycation! We are planning one for August :) I always forget I live in such a tourist town that has so much to offer until I start to see the tourists come in for the summer :)

  17. I love grilled burgers! Too bad a beach is too far away to frequent!

  18. I love K-Mart’s Shop Your Way Rewards program – especially since you can use it with Sears and Land’s End, too! Great pictures!

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