Don't Miss Out on Wednesday'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 11.

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HP 15-AY000 15.6" Notebook, Intel N3710 Quad-Core, 4GB DDR3, 1TB SATA, 802.11ac, Win10H - Cardinal Red (Certified Refurbished) for $309.99 (list price $549.00)

VAVA Voom 20 Bluetooth Speakers, IPX5 Splash Proof, Deep Bass, Portable Wireless Speakers with 2 Passive Subwoofers (Power Bank Slot for Phones Charging, AptX) for $38.99 (list price $119.99)

Bluetooth Headphones, VAVA MOOV 28 Wireless Sports Earphones in Ear Earbuds with 8 Hours Playtime (IPX5 Splashproof, aptX Stereo, Magnetic Aluminum Design, Noise Cancelling Mic) for $19.49 (list price $59.99)

Super HD 1080P Front + VGA Rear 290° Super Wide Angle Car Dash Cam with 4'' Large HD Screen, G-Sensor, Loop Recording, Parking Mode, Super Night Version etc. for $89.99 (list price $135.99)

iPhone 6S / 6 Case, Aduro COMBO Shell & Holster Case Super Slim Shell Case w/ Built-In Kickstand + Swivel Belt Clip Holster for Apple iPhone 6S / 6 for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Bluetooth Headphones Active Noise Cancelling, Bluedio F2 ANC Over Ear Wireless Headphones 180° Rotation,Wired and Wireless Headphones for Cell Phone/ TV/ PC - Black for $65.99 (list price $129.99)

Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II - Apple devices, Charcoal for $99.00 (list price $179.95)

Type C to A Cable USB 2.0 3.3 ft/1m Data Sync Stable and Charging for Type-C Supported Smartphone Tablets Including HUAWEI Nexus Oneplus 5 Pieces a Pack - White for $15.99 (list price $25.99)

450pc Cable Ties 4+6+8+12-Inch Self-Locking Assorted Nylon Zip Wire Tie-Wrap in White (Combo Pack) by EXHEED for $11.99 (list price $11.99)

iClever Quiet 7 Color Backlit Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Keyboard for PCs, Tablets, Smartphones for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Hynes Eagle Travel Universal Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Cases For Various USB, Phone, Charger and Cable, Black for $14.99 (list price $35.50)

17 inch Laptop Bag, Travel Briefcase with Organizer, Expandable Large Hybrid Shoulder Bag, Water Resisatant Business Messenger Briefcases for Men and Women Fits 15.6 Inch Laptop, Computer, Tablet for $29.99 (list price $299.99)

TomTom GO 40S Portable Vehicle GPS for $49.99 (list price $149.99)


J.A. Henckels International Classic 16-piece Forged Knife Block Set for $289.99 (list price $329.95)

TTLIFE Customize Silicone Kitchen Utensil Set ,Silicone Spatula Utensil Set of 4 Pieces With Spoon Spatula, Spatula, Basting Brush and Spoon Rest-Grade Quality ,Healthy and Safety Material for $8.99 (list price $88.79)

BESTEK 3.5 Bar Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Maker Coffee Machine, Carafe Included for $39.99 (list price $109.99)

Tea Kettle - Surgical Whistling Stove Top Kettle Teapot with Layered Capsule Bottom, Silicone Handle, Mirror Finish, 2.75 Quart - Tea Maker Infuser Strainer Included for $36.99 (list price $89.99)

Hiware Glass Pitcher with Stainless Steel Lid and Spout 64 Oz Water Carafe with Handle, Good Beverage Pitcher for Homemade Juice & Iced Tea for $22.99 (list price $36.99)

Vegetable Slicer Dicer WEINAS Food Chopper Cuber Cutter, Cheese Grater Multi Blades for Onion Potato Tomato Fruit Extra Peeler Included for $27.99 (list price $45.99)

Chef's Knife, Bluesim 7.5 Inch Professional Kitchen Knife With High Carbon for $12.99 (list price $69.99)

Copco 2555-7874 Large Mesh 6-Part In-Drawer Utensil Organizer for $9.51 (list price $19.99)

COSORI 1500 Watt Professional Blender w/ Variable Speeds, Commercial High Powered Kitchen Ice & Juicer Blenders for Shakes and Smoothies Heavy Duty Food Processor Mixer Maker 64-ounce BPA-Free Pitcher for $189.99 (list price $199.99)

Cook N Home 3 Piece Frying Pan/Saute Pan Set with Non-Stick Coating Induction Compatible Bottom, 8"/10"/12", Black for $28.80 (list price $32.00)

OMorc Ice Cube Trays 3 Pack, Easy-Release 2 Ice Ball and 1 Ice Cube Maker Molds with Removable Funnel, Soft Silicone and Flexible, FDA Certified & BPA Free, Large Ice Great for Beer Whiskey Cocktail for $10.99 (list price $29.99)


NTBAY 100% Cotton Cable Knit Throw Blanket Super Soft Warm Multi Color(51"x 67", Navy) for $30.59 (list price $59.99)

Waste King Legend Series 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord - (L-1001) for $52.52 (list price $71.67)

mDesign Over-Cabinet Hair Care Tools Holder for Hair Dryer, Flat Iron, Curling Wand, Straightener - Chrome for $15.30 (list price $19.99)

Gel Fiber Pillows - Ultra Plush Down Alternative Pillows Super Soft, Cloud-like Hypoallergenic .9 Micro Denier Filled Pillows Crafted in The USA(Queen 2-Pack, Extra Soft) -100% Satisfaction Guarantee for $35.00 (list price $169.99)

Home Premium Door Stopper, Heavy Duty Flexible Rubber Door Stop Wedge, Works on All Surfaces, Non Scratching, Strong Grip - Gaps up to 1.2 Inches (4 Pack, Brown) for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

StorageManiac Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Hamper with Reinforced Carry Handles, 2-Pack for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Seville Classics 3-Tier Iron Mesh Utility Shoe Rack, Satin Pewter for $21.23 (list price $29.88)

ProAid Adjustable Clothes Rack, Premium Stainless Steel Portable Clothing Garment Rack, Rolling Clothes Hanging Rack Single Clothes Rail with Brake Wheels, Black & Chrome for $29.99 (list price $70.99)

TomCare 500ML Square Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifiers Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffusers with 4 Timer Settings 7 Color Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off for Home Office Living Room Yoga Spa for $25.99 (list price $69.99)

Shower Curtain, Mildew Resistant PEVA Curtain Set with Rustproof Grommets and Plastic Rings for Bathroom, 6 Gauge (Waterproof, Odorless, Clear, 72 x 72 inches) by Sable for $7.99 (list price $10.99)

StorageManiac 5-Tier 20-Pair Shoe Rack, 20-Compartment Stackable Free Standing Cube Organizer for $46.99 (list price $109.99)

StorageWorks Polyester Storage Bin with Strong Cotton Rope Handle, Foldable Storage Basket, White, Bamboo Style, Jumbo, 3-Pack for $27.99 (list price $99.99)


Fountain Pen Set Fine Nib with Ink Refill Converter and Elegant Case - Showtime Black Limited Edition - You Get Best Signature Calligraphy Fountain Pens for Writing Ink Cartridges Not Included on Sale for $39.97 (list price $109.99)

AT-A-GLANCE DayMinder Weekly Appointment Book / Planner, January 2018 - December 2018, 4-7/8" x 8", Black (G20000) for $8.39 (list price $18.09)

HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn Laser Printer with Built-in Ethernet & Duplex Printing (F2A69A) for $429.37 (list price $749.00)

basyx by HON Mesh Task Chair - High Back Work Chair with Adjustable Arms, Black (HVL541) for $121.44 (list price $151.82)

BUREIMobile Height Adjustable Stand Up Desk / Computer Work Station Rolling Presentation Cart for $120.88 (list price $144.99)

sanford Expo Dry Erase Markers Chisel Tip Vibrant Colors 8 Pack 1931196 Low Odor Ink (1927524) for $9.05 (list price $15.91)

Fred MURDER INK Note Pad and Pen Set for $7.99 (list price $13.45)

BIC(R) Brite Liner(R) Highlighters, Chisel Point, Yellow, Box Of 24 for $8.88 (list price $17.99)

Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count - Great For Making Slime for $19.99 (list price $42.84)

BIC Velocity Original Pencil Medium Point (0.7mm) 5-Pack Blister, Black (MV7P51) for $6.72 (list price $7.28)

Sharpie Pen Fine Point Pen, 2 Blue Pens (1742660) for $5.68 (list price $7.72)


Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced Water Flosser, Pearly White for $49.99 (list price $99.99)

Retinol Cream Moisturizer for Face and Eyes, Use Day and Night - for Anti Aging, Acne, Wrinkles - made with Natural and Organic Ingredients - 1.7 OZ for $18.99 (list price $29.99)

Oneleaf 2PCS Professional Pedicure Rasp Foot File Cracked Skin Corns Callus Remover for Extra Smooth and Beauty Foot for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

TAO Clean Aura Clean Sonic Toothbrush & Cleaning Station, Super Nova White for $89.00 (list price $129.00)

Majestic Pure Brown Sugar Scrub 12 oz - Natural Exfoliator and Powerful Body and Facial Scrub for Anti Cellulite Treatment, Stretch Marks, Acne, and Varicose Veins for $14.50 (list price $18.50)

MISSHA Revolution/Time the First Treatment Essence for $23.50 (list price $49.00)

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry/Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free 16 oz (Pack of 2) for $17.57 (list price $31.98)

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, For all skin types, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) for $15.18 (list price $27.98)

OGX Shampoo, Hydrating TeaTree Mint, 13oz for $5.74 (list price $7.99)

Aveeno Nourish+ Condition Leave-In Treatment, Replenish Damaged Hair, 5.2 Fl. Oz for $7.79 (list price $10.00)

Gillette Series 3X Action Shave Gel, Sensitive, 7 Ounce (Pack of 6) for $11.16 (list price $23.94)

Philips Norelco Multigroom All-In-One Series 3000, 13 attachment trimmer, MG3750 for $19.95 (list price $20.99)

SURKER 3 In 1 Professional Electric Razor Shaver Men Rotary Shaver Cordless Hair Clippers Nose Hair Trimmer Wet and Dry With USB Rechargeable Sideburns Razor Waterproof-Best Gift for Dad,Boyfriend for $37.99 (list price $89.99)


FitDesk v3.0 Desk Bike with Extension Kit, White for $199.99 (list price $400.00)

Bluetooth Headphones, Small Target Best Wireless Sport Earphones w/Mic IPX7 Waterproof Stable Fit In Ear Earbuds Noise Isolating Stereo Headset 9-Hour Working Time for Running Workout Gym(Upgraded) for $20.99 (list price $59.99)

Golf Umbrella, Oak Leaf Windproof Lightweight 210T Teflon 42 inches Double Canopy Auto Open Close Compact Rain Umbrella, Wind, Rain and UV Resistant,Black for $10.99 (list price $23.99)

CAP Barbell Pair of Push Up Bars for $9.99 (list price $11.99)

Spalding NBA Portable Basketball System - 54" Glass Backboard for $567.77 (list price $690.99)

TuTu Outdoors X-Large 4 Person Beach Tent Durable Portable Sun Shade Shelter Summer Beach with Stakes, Carrying Bag, 6 Sand Pockets, Instant Easy Up Anti UV for Fishing Hiking Camping Kids Family Pets for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

Nomader BPA Free Collapsible Sports Water Bottle - Foldable with Reusable Leak Proof Twist Cap for Gym Travel Hiking Camping and Outdoors - 25 oz (Gray) for $20.95 (list price $24.95)

Vokul VK-LMT Stunt Pro Scooter -Red for $93.40 (list price $264.90)

DiKoMo Portable Tripod Stool Folding - Tri-leg Camping Slacker Chair Lightweight Foot Rest Seat for Camping Fishing Hiking Hunting for $19.79 (list price $45.99)

Killerspin Barracuda Table Tennis Paddle Bag - Paddle Case Made Out of Reinforced Padded Polyester Fabric for $21.99 (list price $37.99)

Yes4All Thick Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap – High Density Foam Yoga Mat – 1/2 inch Extra Thick and 72-inch Long Exercise Yoga Mat (Purple (New)) for $17.09 (list price $18.99)

Backpack, Stoon 20L Ultralight Travel Daypack Packable Foldable Waterproof Polyester Little Bag Lightweight Handy for Outdoor Hiking Traveling Camping Cycling Fishing (Blue) for $10.99 (list price $30.99)

SportPlus Fitness Trampoline with Bar – Indoor Rebounder Trampoline for Adults – Ideal for Cardio Workout – Training – Bungee Rope System Trainer – Silent Bounce – Green for $99.99 (list price $399.99)


AMIIAM Portable Bike Floor Pump,Bike Pump Aluminum Alloy,Floor Bicycle Air Pump Compatible with Presta & Schrader Valve & Sports Ball (silver, 17.5) for $15.99 (list price $49.99)

Black & Decker 71-912 Drill and Screw Bit Set, 45-Piece for (list price $13.64)

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $7.99 (list price $21.23)

LE Headlamp LED, 4 Modes Headlight, Battery Powered Helmet Light for Camping, Running, Hiking and Reading, 3 AAA Batteries Included for $7.99 (list price $18.95)

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)

ORIA Screwdriver Set, Magnetic Driver Kit, Professional Repair Tool Kit, 60 in 1 with 54 Bits Precision Screwdriver Kit, Flexible Shaft, for iPhone 7, 7 Plus/ Smartphone/ Game Console/ Tablet/ PC, etc for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Stanley 43-511 Magnetic Shock Resistant Torpedo Level for $6.24 (list price $9.53)

DEWALT DW1354 14-Piece Titanium Drill Bit Set for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

SE RA9228 228-Piece Rotary Tool Accessories Kit for $19.46 (list price $24.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $257.70 (list price $530.00)

Universal Socket,Kusonkey Multi-function 7mm-19mm Universal Sockets Metric Wrench Power Drill Adapter Socket Professional Repair Tools for $9.49 (list price $49.99)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $31.82 (list price $39.14)

Channellock 442 12-Inch V-Jaw Tongue & Groove Plier for $12.99 (list price $13.99)

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.

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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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