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, October 7.

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!


Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot for $59.99 (list price $89.98)

Hero5 Black - 1 Year Manufacturer Hero 5 Warranty - Bulk Packaging for $367.97 (list price $449.99)

Fremo Evo - an intelligent Battery Base for 2nd Generation Echo Dot. ("Alexa" unlimited)(EVO Black) for $29.99 (list price $35.00)

VicTsing Full Size Wireless Mouse with Nano USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable CPI Levels, 6 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, Macbook-Black for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

ZVE Universal 2 in 1 Aluminum Desktop Charging Stand Dock Cradle for Apple IWatch, Smart Phones and Tablets Up to 12.9 inches - Rose Gold for $17.98 (list price $56.99)

Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $79.99 (list price $164.99)

TP-LINK DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem Certified for XFINITY, Time Warner (TC-7620) for $59.99 (list price $89.99)

Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty) for $99.95 (list price $349.99)

Huion New 1060 Plus Graphic Drawing Tablet with Built-in 8GB MicroSD Card and 12 Express Keys for $82.99 (list price $89.99)

Logitech Create iPad Pro 9.7 Backlit Keyboard Case – Smart Connector – iOS Shortcuts – Black for $107.99 (list price $129.99)

iPhone 7S 7 6S 6 Screen Protector Glass, amFilm iPhone 7S, 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 2016, 2015 (2-Pack) for $7.99 (list price $29.99)

Samsung 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit (MUF-128BB/AM) for $36.89 (list price $39.95)

LBell Wireless Headphones V4.1 Wireless Stereo earbuds Built-in CVC6.0 Noise Cancellation Stereo Bluetooth Headphones with Mic and Apt-x for iPhone and Android Phones (White) for $22.99 (list price $76.99)

Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard for iPad Air 2 / Air, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4 / 3 / 2 / 1, iPad 4 / 3 / 2 , New iPad 9.7"(2017), Galaxy Tabs and Other Mobile Devices (White) for $17.99 (list price $25.99)


MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker for $52.00 (list price $64.99)

Chefman Electric Glass Digital Tea Kettle with FREE Tea Infuser, Built-In Precision Temperature Control Panel Base & Keep Warm Function, 1.7 Liter/1.8 Quart - RJ11-17-GP for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

Cuisinart WAF-F20 Double Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel for $82.39 (list price $89.99)

Kitchen Drawer Organizer, Expandable Utensil Organizer, Silverware Organizer, Bamboo Flatware Drawer Organizer - By: Bambüsi for $17.99 (list price $29.99)

Royal Stainless Steel Silverware Set Mirror Polished Utensils (20-Piece Flatware Set) for $27.95 (list price $59.99)

Stainless Steel Cups by SeaTurtle - Family Pack Cup of 4, 2 Sizes - Kids and Toddler Friendly for $24.95 (list price $39.99)

J.K. Adams 19-Inch-by-2-Inch Maple Wood Rolling Dowel for $15.00 (list price $17.00)

Hoan Bagel Guillotine Slicer, White for $16.16 (list price $17.99)

Bormioli Rocco Aquaria Bedside Carafe with Tumbler, 27-1/2-Ounce, Gift Boxed, Clear for $14.99 (list price $25.69)

Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons, Stainless Steel - Set of 5 for $14.98 (list price $19.99)

Riedel VINUM Reisling Grand Cru/Zinfandel Glasses, Pay for 3 get 4 for $74.93 (list price $88.50)

Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener, Black for $19.45 (list price $40.00)

Victorinox 10.25 Inch Fibrox Pro Curved Bread Knife with Serrated Edge for $29.99 (list price $66.00)

Chef's INSPIRATIONS Plastic Cutting Board - 3 Piece Set, Green and White for $16.97 (list price $29.97)

Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker with Gluten Free Menu setting for $254.99 (list price $325.00)


PureSteam Portable Fabric Steamer (White) – Powerful, Fast-Heating, Garment Steamer with Ergonomic Handheld Design and Easy-Fill Tank for 10 Minutes of Continuous Steam – Ideal for Home and Travel for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

PureSteam Duo Iron & Pressurized Garment Steamer – Heavy Duty 1600-Watt Power with 1 Liter Water Tank, Built-In Ironing Board, and Deluxe Garment Hanger with Clips for $99.95 (list price $189.99)

mDesign Free Standing Toilet Paper Holder with Shelf for Bathroom - Matte Black for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

AIRMEGA 300 The Smarter Air Purifier (Covers 1256 sq. ft.) for $454.31 (list price $649.00)

BLACK+DECKER Allure Professional Steam Iron, Dynamic Steam Technology, Blue, D3030 for $34.54 (list price $49.99)

URPOWER 2nd Generation 300ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Air Humidifier with AUTO Shut off and 6-7 HOURS Continuous Diffusing - 7 Color Changing LED Lights and 4 Timer Settings for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Top 8 Essential Oils, 100% Pure of The Highest Quality, Peppermint/Tee Tree/Rosemary/Orange/Lemongrass/Lavender/Eucalyptus/Frankincense, Therapeutic Grade for $17.95 (list price $32.95)

Superior 900 GSM Luxury Bathroom Towels, Made of 100% Premium Long-Staple Combed Cotton, Set of 2 Hotel & Spa Quality Bath Towels - White, 30" x 55" each for $32.99 (list price $42.99)

Large Cotton Rope Storage Baskets with Handles 15 x14 x14, Set of 2 Toy Chest Closet Organization, Soft Durable Nursery Room Decor, Gift Baskets for $22.99 (list price $38.00)

HC Collection Bed Sheet & Pillowcase Set HOTEL LUXURY 1800 Series Egyptian Quality Bedding Collection! Deep Pocket, Wrinkle & Fade Resistant,Luxurious,Comfortable,Extremely Durable(Queen, Grey) for $24.99 (list price $69.99)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $24.70 (list price $59.99)

SEI 18.5-Inch Indoor/Outdoor Round Metal Accent Table, Orange for $69.99 (list price $104.98)

Seville Classics 3-Tier Resin Slat Utility Shoe Rack, Espresso for $29.99 (list price $34.40)

iRobot Roomba 650 Robot Vacuum with Manufacturer's Warranty for $299.99 (list price $374.00)


Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer with Duplex Printing for $79.99 (list price $89.99)

AmazonBasics 6-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder for $44.99 (list price $49.99)

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Super Bundle - FREE Label Printer with 4 rolls of Shipping, File Folder and Multi-Purpose Labels (1957331) for $69.95 (list price $99.99)

Rubbermaid Extra Deep Desk Drawer Director Tray, Plastic, 11.875 x 15 x 2.5 Inches, Black (11906ROS) for $6.79 (list price $10.89)

Safco Products 3263BL Onyx Mesh Desktop Organizer with 3 Vertical Sections/2 Baskets, Black for $29.42 (list price $38.49)

Duck Brand EZ Start Packaging Tape with One Handed Dispenser, 1.88-Inch x 55.5-Yard Roll, Single Roll, Clear (1259457) for $3.07 (list price $11.14)

Duck Brand Brown Kraft Paper Roll, 2.5 Feet x 30 Feet (280742) for $4.27 (list price $8.60)

EXPO 2-in-1 Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $12.68 (list price $25.16)

Scribbles That Matter (Iconic version) Dotted Journal Notebook Diary A5 - Elastic Band - Beautiful Designer Cover - Premium Thick Paper (Teal) for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Uni-Ball Jetstream Retractable Ball Point Pens,0.7mm, Black Ink, 3-Count for $7.30 (list price $10.49)

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-Count for $24.00 (list price $33.49)


Umbra Tesora Jewelry Stand, Concrete/Copper for $25.50 (list price $30.00)

CeraVe Renewing System, SA Renewing Cream, 12 oz. for $17.47 (list price $19.97)

Cure Natural Aqua Gel, 250 ml for $25.70 (list price $49.00)

KIPOZI Professional Titanium Hair Straightener Flat Iron with Digital LCD Display ,Dual Voltage,Instant Heat Up(1.75 inch,black) for $35.09 (list price $99.00)

Folding Travel Mirror with Light - 1X and 5X LED Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror, Magnifying, Handheld Mirror, Pouch & Batteries Included, Rose Gold for $21.88 (list price $29.88)

Braun Silk-epil 9 Skinspa 9-961V 5-in-1 Epilator/Epilation Exfoliation & Skin Care System for $129.82 (list price $164.99)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser - Anti-Aging + Acne Face Wash w AHA For Wrinkles, Lines & Spots Reduction - Natural Blend of Best Rosehip & Tea Tree Oils + Jojoba Beads For a Deep Clean… for $18.99 (list price $35.99)

Activated Charcoal Natural Teeth Whitening Powder by Pro Teeth Whitening Co® | High Quality Grey Charcoal (non abrasive and proven safe for enamel) From Coconut Shells | Manufactured in England for $10.99 (list price $29.99)


"Be Smart Get Prepared 250 Piece First Aid Kit, Exceeds OSHA ANSI Standards for 50 People - Office, Home, Car, School, Emergency, Survival, Camping, Hunting, and Sports " for $21.99 (list price $21.99)

Speedo MDR 2.4 Goggles, Charcoal Black/Clear, One Size for $19.60 (list price $24.99)

Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating for $21.95 (list price $27.95)

9 Can Cooler, Gray for $12.95 (list price $29.99)

Saris Bones 2 Bike Trunk Rack, Black for $123.97 (list price $154.99)

Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower for $129.99 (list price $181.40)

WORX TURBINE 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower with 110 MPH and 600 CFM Output and Variable Speed Control – WG520 for $54.24 (list price $59.99)

Char-Griller 1515 Patio Pro Charcoal Grill for $67.99 (list price $89.01)

Tourna Mesh Carry Bag of 18 Tennis Balls for $15.47 (list price $19.99)

Fitbit Flex 2, Black (US Version) for $59.95 (list price $99.95)

Running Belt – Fanny Pack – iPhone 6 , 7 Plus Pouch for Runners - Best Fitness Gear for Hands Free Workout – Reflective Waist Pack by Sport2People for $14.97 (list price $37.47)


Command Large Double Bath Hook, Satin Nickel, 1-Hook, 1-Large Water-Resistant Strip for $10.12 (list price $14.43)

Greenco Super Strong Foldable Step Stool for Adults and Kids - 11 inches in Height, Holds up to 300 Lb for $10.99 (list price $18.99)

ThruNite Archer 2A V3 Cool White 500 Lumens AA LED Flashlight for $29.99 (list price $45.95)

Channellock E337CB E Series 7-Inch Diagonal Cutting Plier with Lap XLT Joint and Code Blue Grips for $23.79 (list price $33.93)

Topeak The Mini 9-Function Bicycle Tool for $15.45 (list price $16.95)

Channellock 8WCB WideAzz Adjustable Wrench with Code Blue Grips, 1-1/2-Inch Opening- 8-Inch Overall Length for $22.26 (list price $29.96)

Milwaukee 2407-22 M12 3/8 Drill Driver Kit for $109.00 (list price $233.00)

Bosch DDB181-02 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2-Inch Compact Tough Drill/Driver Kit with 2 Batteries, Charger and Contractor Bag for $99.00 (list price $159.00)

Tacklife Advanced Laser Measure 262Feet Digital Laser Distance Meter Mute Rangfinder Digital Tape Measure with Pythagorean Mode, Area, Volume Calculation for $39.97 (list price $89.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $199.00 (list price $530.00)

Jeronic Folding Step Stool, Red for $9.99 (list price $16.99)

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:

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers 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. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

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.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers 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. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

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


More from mental floss studios