Get This Weekend'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, September 2.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!


Bluetooth Headphones, TaoTronics Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds aptX Stereo Earphones, IPX5 Splash Proof Secure Fit for Sports with Built in Mic TT-BH07 for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

Rustic Cord Sushi Roll Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Bourbon Brown for $21.99 (list price $31.99)

3D VR Glasses, MagiCoo Virtual Reality Headset Speaker Handles Mobile Goggles for iPhone and Android 3.5"-6.0" Smartphone for $11.99 (list price $39.99)

Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor with Temperature Sensor for $81.30 (list price $119.99)

Kunodi A2 Bluetooth 4.1 Portable Wireless Outdoor/ Sport / Car Loud Speakers with Hands-free Function, Built-in Mic, More bass for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Samsung and More (Rose Red) for $12.99 (list price $23.99)

Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim Data Hub for Macbook, Mac Pro / mini, iMac, Surface Pro, XPS, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More for $9.99 (list price $23.99)

HP Pavilion 22cwa 21.5-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor for $89.99 (list price $99.99)

Ultraloq UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint and Touchscreen Keyless Smart Door Lock (Satin Nickel) for $199.00 (list price $249.99)

Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices - Silver for $149.95 (list price $199.99)

Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor for $129.99 (list price $179.99)

VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker with 5W Driver, Suction Cup, Built-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone - Army Green for $16.99 (list price $24.99)

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera (White) with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology for $90.54 (list price $99.99)


Bodum CHAMBORD Coffee Maker, French Press Coffee Maker, Copper Classic Collection, Glass, 34 Ounce (8 Cup) for $43.34 (list price $50.00)

Fox Run 3921 Garlic Baker, 7-Inch, Terra Cotta for $14.99 (list price $17.99)

Mr. Coffee ECMP1000 Café Barista Premium Espresso/Cappuccino System, Silver for $132.99 (list price $199.99)

Cuisinart Set of 3 Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers, CTG-00-3MS for $14.43 (list price $22.00)

Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Angel Food Cake Pan for $22.13 (list price $24.49)

Denby Halo Rice Bowl for $22.80 (list price $34.00)

Shun DM0741 Classic U2 (Ultimate Utility) Knife for $124.95 (list price $150.00)

Justfwater Fruit and Tea Infuser Glass Water Bottle,Travel Tumbler with Neoprene Sleeve for $19.99 (list price $32.99)

Joseph Joseph 8-Piece Measuring Cups and Spoons Set Nest Measure for $7.99 (list price $10.00)

OXO Good Grips Lily Wood Mill Set, 6", Dark for $46.15 (list price $49.99)

ZZ WF330 10 in 1 Heart Waffle Maker with Non-Stick Plate 1200W, Black/Silver for $49.99 (list price $58.51)

Miusco 5 Piece Silicone Cooking Utensil Set with Natural Acacia Hard Wood Handle for $20.99 (list price $49.99)


Franklin Iron Works Industrial Wire Cage 17 1/4" Accent Lamp for $59.95 (list price $69.99)

Adesso 1520-18 Harmony 47" Floor Lamp, Burlap/Black, Smart Outlet Compatible for $96.00 (list price $120.00)

Zuo Modern Design District Side Table, Walnut for $198.89 (list price $210.59)

Wimaha Solid Foldable Cotton and Linen Laundry Hamper Baskets, Druable Storage Basket for Toys, Clothes, Snacks, Light Coffee for $11.99 (list price $20.00)

Playable ART Helicone - Executive Edition for $59.95 (list price $75.00)

Den Haven Standing Coat Rack Hat Hanger Holder Hooks for Jacket Umbrella Tree Stand with Base Metal for $19.95 (list price $59.95)

Enchanted Home Pet Snuggle Pet Sofa Bed, 26.5 by 16 by 16-Inch, Gray for $67.88 (list price $76.99)

Succulent Planter Pot - Set of 3 - Assorted White Blue and Pink Ceramic Decorative Small Flower Plant Pot with Drainage - Home Office Desk Garden Mini Cactus Pot Indoor Decoration (White+Blue+Pink) for $17.99 (list price $22.99)

Unscented Tealight Candles 30 Pack-White-By CandleNScent(TM)-Made in USA for $5.99 (list price $9.99)

Safavieh American Home Collection Odessa White Bookcase for $121.80 (list price $135.33)

Modway Tracy Dining Side Chair for $129.99 (list price $143.04)

Zenna Home 7446SS, Expandable Over-the-Showerhead Caddy, Chrome for $19.99 (list price $34.99)


Cubes Perpetual Calendar Red/Grey/Black for $19.99 (list price $22.46)

Quze Adjustable Wooden Laptop Desk Notebook Computer Stand with Built in Cooling Fan Portable, Foldable Lap Desk for $34.49 (list price $69.49)

Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand with Four USB Ports and Headphone / Microphone Extension Ports (White) for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Blomus Notepaper Roll Holder for $25.19 (list price $26.39)

Tomons Wood Swing Arm Desk Lamp, Designer Table Lamp, Reading Lights, Study Lamp, Work Lamp, Office Lamp, Bedside Nightstand Lamp - White for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Folding Bluetooth Keyboard, Jelly Comb Rechargeable Portable BT Wireless Foldable Mini Keyboard with Touchpad for Tablet Samsung or Other Cell Phones (Dark Gray) for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

KABB Modern Digital Mechanical Retro Flip Dоwn Clock wіth Internal Gear Operated (Black) for $43.99 (list price $89.99


Nano Towel Makeup Remover Face Cloth. Remove Cosmetics FAST and Chemical Free. Wipes Away Facial Dirt and Oil Like An Eraser. Great for Sensitive Skin, Acne, Exfoliating, Mascara, etc. 7 x 16" for $14.97 (list price $29.99)

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo, 7 Ounce for $4.74 (list price $5.99)

Quick Dry Hanging Toiletry and Bath Organizer with 8 Storage Compartments, Shower Tote, Mesh Shower Caddy, Perfect Dorm, Gym, Camp & Travel Tote Bag, Black for $9.89 (list price $35.99)

WELLA Brilliance Shampoo & Conditioner Fine to Normal Coloured Hair, Liter Duo 33.8 oz for $25.99 (list price $39.26)

Wahl Home Barber Kit #79524-3001 for $41.78 (list price $59.99)

Head and Shoulders Green Apple 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner 13.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 2) for $9.98 (list price $12.98)

Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit, Trimmer (8 Pieces) for $17.99 (list price $19.99)

KINGDOMCARES Nano Ionic Warm Mist Facial Steamer Sauna NanoSteamer Hot Mist Face Humidifier Rose for $34.99 (list price $99.99)

HailiCare Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrush - Pack of 3 Colors - Adults Size - Bamboo Charcoal Infused Bristles (Medium Bristle) for $11.95 (list price $25.99)

Listerine Total Care Zero Anticavity Mouthwash, Fresh Mint, 1 L (Pack of 2) for $11.94 (list price $18.45)

Aveeno Therapeutic Moisturizing Shave Gel, 7 Ounce for $3.72 (list price $9.99)

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $2.90 (list price $7.99)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Peppermint 32oz for $15.99 (list price $17.99)

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Very Dry/Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free 16 oz for $8.78 (list price $15.99)


Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Working Gloves for Women and Men. Ultimate Barehand Sensitivity Work Glove for Gardening, Fishing, Clamming, Restoration Work - S,M,L,XL (1 Pack) for $7.97 (list price $15.97)

CORE 9 Person Extended Dome Tent - 16' x 9' for $129.99 (list price $179.99)

Quest Tribes Pin Kick Tail Longboard Skateboard, 40-Inch for $53.54 (list price $62.99)

Rimable 42 Inch Freestyle Topmount Longboard for $49.99 (list price $199.99)

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack; Great Backpacking Gear or Pack for Camping or Hiking; Hunter Green for $62.88 (list price $129.99)

Widras Bike and Motorcycle Cell Phone Holder | Bicycle Mount For iPhone 7, 6s, 5s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5 S6 S7 Note or any Smartphone & GPS| Mountain & Road Bicycle Handlebar Cradle Pokemon Go for $11.97 (list price $24.99)

Merax Finiss 26" Aluminum 21 Speed Mg Alloy Wheel Mountain Bike (Clasic Gray&Green) for $299.99 (list price $599.99)

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness for $14.99 (list price $19.95)

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle - Leak Proof Twist Cap - BPA Free, 22oz for (list price )

Segway miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control, Black for $594.00 (list price $699.00)

Streamline Rainbow Color Wheel Umbrella for $23.99 (list price $26.81)

Swimline 90645 - 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice for $19.55 (list price $49.99)


Armor All 2.5 Gallon, 2 Peak HP, Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum, AA255 for $38.99 (list price $49.99)

Black & Decker ASI300 Air Station High Performance Inflator for $28.49 (list price $37.99)

DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit Sander Kit, 5" for $59.00 (list price $64.00)

Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun for $29.99 (list price $44.78)

XFasten Double Sided Carpet Tape, 2-Inch x 30 Yards for $14.98 (list price $19.00)

TI-EDC Titanium High Strength 41mm Quick Release Keychain Carabiner Snap Hook (2pcs) for $21.90 (list price $24.99)

Power Strip Tower JACKYLED Surge Protector Electric Charging Station 3000W 13A 16AWG 10 Outlet Plugs with 4 USB Slot + 6ft Cord Wire Extension Universal Socket for PC Laptops Mobile for $27.99 (list price $89.99)

WEN 6321 7-Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Corded Belt Sander with Dust Bag for $39.28 (list price $43.64)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $30.40 (list price $39.14)

RAK Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack) with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Unique Tool Gift for DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Men, Women (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch, Carhartt Brown for $46.10 (list price $54.99)

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.

Find it: Amazon

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