Hurry to Take Advantage of Today's Best Amazon Deals

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 15.

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Omron 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff that fits Standard and Large Arms (BP786/BP786N) with Bluetooth Smart Connectivity for $51.99 (list price $99.99)

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo Earbuds with Magnetic Connection, NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing & Bulit-in Mic for $20.99 (list price $35.99)

TONOR XLR to 3.5mm Podcasting Studio Recording Condenser Microphone for Computer with Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand and Microphone Kits for $31.99 (list price $69.99)

UL LISTED Surge Protector - EZOPower Desktop Charging Station with 3 AC Outlets, 3 USB Charger Ports 6.3A and Built-in Phone / Tablet Holder Stand Slot for iPhone, iPad, Tablet and more - White for $14.99 (list price $69.99)

IQIYI [ Apple MFi Certified ] Apple Watch Charger,Magnetic Charging Cable for Apple Watch 38mm & 42mm - 0.3 Meter / 1.0ft for $20.79 (list price $99.00)

Amir Bamboo Wood USB Charging Station, Desk Stand Charger, 3 USB Ports, for iPhone 7/6s/6/5s & 38mm/42mm Apple Watch for $13.99 (list price $33.99)

AUKEY FM Transmitter, Radio Transmitter Car Kit with 1 USB Charging Port, Compatible with all Mobile Audio Devices for $11.99 (list price $24.99)

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi Fi Stereo Wireless Headset w/ Mic and Wired Mode for Cell Phone/ PC/ TV for $36.69 (list price $45.99)

iPhone Cable,Liwin Lightning Cable 3Pack 6FT Nylon Braided USB Charger Charging for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6 Plus/6S/6S Plus,SE/5S/5,iPad,iPod Nano 7 ( Black&Blue) for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

ATGOIN Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless 4.1 Earbuds Stereo Earphones, Noise Cancelling Sweatproof Headset Secure Fit for Sports with Built-in Mic for $18.99 (list price $66.99)

iClever BoostCube EU Plug 4.8A 24W Dual USB Wall Charger with SmartID Technology, White for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

Blueotooth Speakers,DOSS SoundBox Color Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speakers with 12W Stereo Sound and Enhanced Bass, 12 hours playtime and handsfree for iOS and Android devices[Galaxy Black] for $26.99 (list price $69.99)


KitchenAid KC2AS12ER Aluminum Nonstick 12 Piece Cookware Set, Empire Red for $109.99 (list price $155.44)

Oster Pro 1200 Blender Plus 24 oz Smoothie Cup for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

Flatware Set - Sterling Quality - Royal Cutlery - Multipurpose Use for Home, Kitchen or Restaurant (20 Pc Flatware Set) - by Utopia Kitchen for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Glass Teapot with Infuser for Blooming and Loose Leaf Tea Pot by Cozyna, 41oz (36oz to Strainer) | 1.2 Liter, Lotus for $22.95 (list price $69.90)

COOKLIFT Knife Sharpener, 3 Stage Knife Sharpening Tool Helps Repair, Diamond Coated Sharpening Wheel System for $15.99 (list price $35.99)

Prooral Ball Spheres Silicone Ice Cube Molds four Large 4.5 cm ice balls Reusable & BPA Free for $4.99 (list price $35.99)

Estilo Handcrafted Solid Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mugs, 20-ounce - Set of 4 for $21.93 (list price $25.81)

Air Fryer by Cozyna, Low Fat Healthy and Multi Cooker with Rapid Air Circulation System, 3.2 L with 2 e-cookbooks Included (over 50 recipes) for $97.67 (list price $199.00)


Coop Home Goods - PREMIUM Adjustable Loft - Shredded Hypoallergenic Certipur Memory Foam Pillow with washable removable cooling bamboo derived viscose rayon cover -Queen for $41.24 (list price $54.99)

Gel Memory Foam 10 inch Mattress Made in the USA by eLuxurySupply - Queen for $516.99 (list price $689.99)

Aromatherapy Essential Oils Gift Set, Top 6 100% Pure Premium Therapeutic Grade Oils -Lavender, Tea Tree , Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint Essential Oils for $9.99 (list price $20.95)

Eufy HomeVac Lightweight Cordless Upright-Style Vacuum Cleaner, 28.8V 2200 mAh Li-ion Battery Powered Rechargeable Bagless Stick and Vacuum with Wall Mount - Black for $103.99 (list price $219.99)

Pure Enrichment PureSteam Fabric Steamer - White for $21.99 (list price $34.99)

Granite Gold GG0051 Daily Cleaner Value Pack Daily Cleaner 24 Oz Spray & 64 Oz Refill for $18.26 (list price $26.86)

1byone 400ML Powerful Thermo-electric Dehumidifier, White for $29.99 (list price $56.99)

Levoit Aria Himalayan Salt Lamp Natural Crystal Rock (SPA style), Original Designed Levoit Basin, Touch Brightness Dimmable Control, 2 bulbs, UL-Listed Cord and Luxury Gift Box for $159.99 (list price $159.99)

Timex T129B RediSet Dual Alarm Clock with Dual USB Charging and Extreme Battery Backup - Black for $21.97 (list price $26.73)

Non-slip Soft Rubber Bathtub Mat OTHWAY Bathroom Bathmat with Strong Suction Cups Blue for $11.89 (list price $19.99)

Wool Dryer Balls, Set of 6 Organic Laundry Balls for Dryer, White, by InsideSmarts for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

InterDesign Rain Pivoting Cosmetic Organizer with Lid for Vanity Cabinet to Hold Makeup, Beauty Products - Clear for $13.07 (list price $16.78)

InterDesign Axis Scarf Hanger, No Snag Storage for Scarves, Ties, Belts, Shawls, Pashminas, Accessories - 18 Loops, Copper for $8.17 (list price $18.74)


Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 8900, Wet & Dry Edition S8950/91 for $103.06 with coupon (list price $133.06)

Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun for $135.99 with coupon (list price $155.99)

Gillette Fusion ProShield Chill Men's Razor Blade Refills, 8 Count, Mens Razors / Blades for $29.68 (list price $41.99)

Jason Fragrance Free Shampoo, 32 Fluid Ounce for $8.99 (list price $12.25)

DenTek Fresh Clean Floss Pick, 75 Count for $2.35 (list price $3.49)

Accoutrements Waxed Bacon Floss for $3.99 (list price $5.99)

Plackers Kids Flossers, 75 Count (Pack of 4) for $11.68 (list price $14.44)

DenTek Slim Brush, Professional Interdental Cleaners, Tight Teeth, Mouthwash Mint, 32 Count for $3.85 (list price $4.99)

Crest Complete Whitening Plus Scope Toothpaste - Minty Fresh, Net Wt. 6.2 oz(175 g) (Pack of 3) for $7.94 (list price $8.77)

Tom's of Maine Antiplaque and Whitening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste, Peppermint, 5.5 Ounce, Pack of 2 for $8.50 

Bamboo Charcoal Black Toothbrush and Charcoal Toothpaste set (MADE IN JAPAN) for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

Crest 3D White Brilliance Daily Cleansing Toothpaste and Whitening Gel System, Total Weight 6.3 Oz for $12.96 (list price $14.99)

Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver for Beachy Waves for $19.90 (list price $27.99)
American Crew Fiber Pliable Molding Creme For Men 3 Ounces for $9.78 (list price $10.90)

Silk18 Natural Hair Conditioner Argan Oil Sulfate Free Treatment for Dry and Damaged Hair Silk Amino Acids Jojoba & Keratin All Hair Types Women & Men & Teens Safe for Color Treated Hair for $21.77 (list price $24.99)

Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple for $3.40 (list price $14.99)

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original Clean & Classic 6.73 fl. oz (2 pack) for $13.88 (list price $15.99)

Rapidlash Eyelash and Eyebrow Serum for $31.00 (list price $49.00)


Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Pack (31128) for $7.20 (list price $8.34)

Eparon 40-piece Gel Pen Set with 40 Unique Colors! for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Singer 1304 Start Free Arm Sewing Machine with 6 Built-In Stitches for $63.48 (list price $86.99)

Avery Ready Index Table of Contents Dividers, Black/White, 12-Tab Set (11140) for $1.52 

Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Black Barrel, Classic Design, Fine Nib, Black Ink (91111) for $12.50 (list price $18.75)

Dual Tip Brush Pen Set 12 PACK - Brush Tip & Fine Tip - Watercolor Markers, Blending, Shading, Calligraphy, Drawing, Vibrant Colors Great For Adult Coloring for $15.97 (list price $33.00)

Artist's Choice Sketch Pad ,75 sheets, Pack of 2 for $12.99 (list price $39.99)

Sharpie 28026 Accent Pen-Style Retractable Highlighter, Fluorescent Green, 12-Pack for $8.49 (list price $19.49)

Amzdeal Magnifier Eye Glasseses Eye Loupe For Reading Drawing Making handicrafts Repairing for $13.99 (list price $39.99)

Pentel Twist-Erase III Automatic Pencil with 2 Eraser Refills, 0.7mm, Assorted Barrels, 2 Pack (QE517BP2-K6) for $8.35 (list price $10.90)

Wilson Jones Basic Round Ring Binder, 1 Inch Capacity, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Red (W368-14NR) for $2.11 (list price $4.76)

Five Star Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, 100 College Ruled Sheets, Assorted Basic Colors, 6-Pack (38052) for $18.49 (list price $30.14)

Staedtler Lumocolor Correctable Pens (305FWP4) for $10.53 (list price $17.40)

Strathmore 400 Series Cold Press Wire Bound Watercolor Pad 9 x 12 Inches (ST440-1) for $8.36 (list price $16.99)

SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate for $106.30 (list price $125.35)

Smart Color Art - 36 Color Premium Gel Pen Set for $6.99 (list price $39.00)

Derwent Water Color Pencils, Watercolor, Drawing, Art, 24-Pack (32883) for $20.35 (list price $42.14)


Hulislem Blade Sport Polarized Sunglasses, Smoke - Matte Black for $24.59 (list price $115.95)

VicTsing Garden Hose Nozzle Spray Nozzle, Metal Water Nozzle with 10 Washers, Heavy Duty 8 Adjustable Watering Patterns - Slip Resistant - for Watering Plants, Cleaning, Car Wash and Showering Pets for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

URPOWER Rechargeable Pet Nail Grinder Upgraded USB Charging Nail Trimmer Clipper Gentle Paws for Dogs Cats and Other Small & Medium Pets for $15.99 (list price $35.99)

FoxPrint Princess Castle Play Tent with Glow in the Dark Stars, convinientlly folds in to a Carrying Case, your kids will enjoy this Foldable Pop Up pink play tent/house toy for Indoor & Outdoor Use for $21.99 (list price $38.52)

Zero Grid Money Belt w/RFID Blocking - Concealed Travel Wallet & Passport Holder for $18.73 (list price $34.95)

Retractable Dog Leash, WINSEE 16ft Soft Grip Auto Retractable Leash for Small Medium Large Dogs Up to 110 lbs,Tangle Free, Large Black for $15.69 (list price $79.99)

TOTU Windproof Umbrellas Auto Open Close Folding Golf Strong Durable Compact Travel Umbrella Reinforced Ribs 60 MPH Windproof Canopy and Slip-Proof Handle, Portable Lightweight Easy Carrying Black for $14.49 (list price $49.99)

eBags Crew Cooler JR. (Grey Matter) for $29.99 (list price $50.00)

Folding Clover Solar LED 100 Lumen Camping Lantern | USB Rechargeable and Solar Chargeable | 3 Level Brightness Including SOS Flashing | Hurricane Storm Tent Lantern | Only 6" High for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Fisher-Price Grow-With-Me Trike for $33.99 (list price $59.99)



Shop-Vac 2030100 1.5-Gallon 2.0 Peak HP Wet Dry Vacuum, Small, Red/Black for $30.79 (list price $47.99)

First Alert PRC700 Battery Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide & Photoelectric Smoke Alarm with Slim Round for $22.15 (list price $39.99)

URPOWER Tactical Flashlight Super Bright CREE LED Flashlight Zoomable Tactical Flashlight Rainproof Lighting Lamp Torch -with Rechargeable 18650 2800mAh Battery -For Cycling Hiking Camping Emergency for $8.99 (list price $39.99)

Morakniv Craftline Robust Trade Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Combi Sheath (3.6-Inches) for $14.58 (list price $17.13)

Ironclad General Utility Gloves GUG-03-M, Medium for $11.98 (list price $14.69)

Etekcity 2 Pack Mini Smart Plug Outlet, WiFi Wireless Energy Monitoring, Works with Alexa, White for $32.99 (list price $59.99)

Dr.meter Backlit Digital Multimeter test Volt Ohm Diode Continuity Capacitance Resistance hFE Test for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

DEWALT DWMT72164 156 Piece Mechanics Tool Set for $99.99 (list price $139.99)

Danco 88821 2-3/4-Inch Tub Mesh Strainer, Stainless for $3.47 (list price $5.74)

Smart Shopping
16 Geeky Coasters to Keep Your Coffee Table Safe

Avoid unsightly ring stains on your coffee table with this delightful selection of coasters:

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1. FLOPPY DISKS; $22.79

Floppy disks are not obsolete—at least in your living room area.

Buy on Amazon.

2. MARIO; $20

Mario Question Mark Block Coaster Set

Unfortunately, no coins will be coming out of these coasters, but they will keep your table dry.

Buy on Etsy.

3. GAME OF THRONES; $12.99

Game of Thrones coasters
HBO Shop

Avoid a royal mess with house sigils of houses Targaryen, Stark, Baratheon, and Lannister.

Buy at the HBO Shop.

4. PACMAN; $20.95

Use these on a black table to recreate the retro video game.

Buy on Epic Giftables.

5. AGATE; $35

Rock on: These fancy agate coasters will look solid resting under your glass.

Buy on Amazon.

6. ELEMENTS; $56.99

These glowing coasters are perfect for chemists, Breaking Bad fans, and anyone who forgot to pay their electric bill.

Buy on Amazon.


Build your own coaster with this LEGO-esque design.

Buy on Amazon.

8. STAR TREK; $16.63

Star Trek ship coasters

This ceramic set celebrates all the best ships from Star Trek.

Buy on Amazon.

9. DR. WHO; $22.99

Just make sure you don’t accidentally send your glass into a different time period when you set it down.

Buy on Amazon.

10. RILAKKUMA; $1.95

Rilakkuma coaster

Cover your counter space with the cute face of Rilakkuma.

Buy on Bonanza.


Set of wood burned coasters featuring the crest of each Harry Potter house

All the houses are present in this set of wood coasters.

Buy on Etsy.

12. FALLOUT; $25

fallout coasters

Just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean all manners go out the door: Never forget to use a coaster!

Buy on Etsy.

13. BRAIN; $19.99

This set comes with 10 coasters, each with a slice of brain specimen. When you’re not using them, you can stack them together to create a full brain.

Buy on Amazon.


Aang and his entourage face off on these wooden coasters.

Buy on Etsy.

15. BUFFY AND CO; $20

Getting totally wigged by the idea of a stained table? All your favorite characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer can give you an assist.

Buy on Etsy.


Studio Ghibli Stone Tile Coasters

These coasters feature scenes from the classics My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Buy on Etsy.

Smart Shopping
19 Unusual Socks for Snazzy Feet

Kick it in one of these pairs of cool socks.

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1. ART; $15.99

Make your feet a canvas with these artsy socks. This set of eight pairs features classics including van Gogh's Starry Night and Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

Find it: Amazon

2. BOB ROSS; $12

Look at all those happy little trees! It's impossible not to smile while wearing these Bob Ross socks.

Find it: Amazon

3. ALIEN VISITOR; $11.50

I want to believe—in fancy footwear. These alien socks are perfect for Ufologists and other conspiracy theorists who always have an eye on the sky.

Find it: Amazon


shark socks

These fun socks make it look like sharks are eating your feet.

Find it: Amazon

5. TAPATIO; $10

These socks are hot! Just like the hot sauce they show.

Find it: Amazon

6. LIBRARY CARD; $10.25

Out of Print makes a variety of book-themed products for bibliophiles—and, even better, they donate one book for each pair of socks purchased. This particular pair looks like the library cards you might have found in libraries back in the day.

Find it: Amazon


Here's another excellent selection from Out of Print. This pair of socks is dedicated to Where the Wild Things Are. The bottoms say "Let the Wild / Rumpus Start."

Find it: Out of Print

8. STUDIO GHIBLI; $12.50

Lovers of the films by Studio Ghibli will get a kick out of these striped socks. Each pair features a scene from a different movie: Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Find it: Amazon


These adorable socks have polka dots and giant dog faces on the front. Each pair comes with floppy ears that peek over the edge of the socks. The breeds include what looks like a Pomeranian, a Boston terrier, and a French bulldog.

Find it: Amazon

10. EINSTEIN; $12

These are the perfect socks to wear while filling up a blackboard with equations. The pair comes with a picture of Einstein sporting some cool shades.

Find it: Amazon


These fun socks feature a few constellations, including Ursa Minor and Orion.

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12. DOCTOR WHO; $14.95

Doctor Who Tardis Women's Knee High Socks

Doctor Who fans are going to want to get their hands on these knee high TARDIS socks.

Find it: Jet

13. POKEMON; $2.42

Pokemon Ankle Socks

Show off your love of Pokemon with Pikachu, Charmander, Psyduck, and Squirtle socks.

Find it: AliExpress

14. SAILOR MOON; $9.99

Defend the world against evil in the name of the Moon, with these Sailor socks. The pack of six comes with Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Jupiter, and Chibiusa.

Find it: Amazon


According to the pilot in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic book The Little Prince, the titular character probably hitches a ride off of his planet (B-612) and across the universe on a flock of birds. These Out of Print socks depict the pilot's drawing of the Little Prince taking to the skies.

Find it: Amazon

16. PENCILS; $10

Pencils are key for crosswords, drawings, and jotting down important notes. Celebrate the beloved writing utensil with these incredible socks.

Find it: Amazon


Stormtrooper socks

These cool socks look just like Storm Troopers from the Star Wars franchise. They fit shoe sizes 9–12.

Find it: Buckle

18. SUSHI; $19.99

Sushi socks

At first, this looks like a plush platter of sushi. When you unravel the "food," you'll discover it's actually two pairs of socks rolled to look like salmon and cucumber sushi.

Find it: Amazon

19. LEGO; $12

LEGO socks
Lord & Taylor

Stepping on LEGO bricks hurts, so protect yourself! We recommend this pair of LEGO-themed socks, plus a pair of slippers for good measure.

Find it: Lord & Taylor


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