Don't Wait on Wednesday's Best Amazon Deals

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Amazon

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 25.

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!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances, Wireless Remote Light Switch, White (Learning Code, 5Rx-2Tx) for $29.99 (list price $49.98)

Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (1st Generation) for $79.99 (list price $164.99)

LEGO Creator Halloween Vampire and Bat 6137133 Building Kit (150 Piece) for $7.99 (list price $9.99)

AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers 4.0 with Waterproof IPX7,20W Bass Sound,Stereo Pairing,Durable Design for iPhone /iPod/iPad/Phones/Tablet/Echo dot,Good Gift(Orange) for $29.99 (list price $169.99)

Kindle E-reader - Black, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Built-In Audible, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

Netgear Arlo Security System - 6 Wire-Free Hd Night Vision - Brown Box Surveillance Camera, White (VMS3630B-100NAS) for $479.99 (list price $629.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Receiver / Car Kit, Portable Wireless Audio Adapter 3.5mm Aux Stereo Output (Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, Built-in Microphone) for Home Audio Music Streaming Sound System for $12.69 (list price $25.99)

SoundPEATS In-Ear Headphones Noise Cancelling Earphones Stereo Earbud Headphones (Crystal Clear Sound, Comfort-Fit, Flat Cable, iPhone and Android Compatible) (BlaCK) for $8.99 (list price $15.99)

Outlander (2014) Season One (4 Discs) (Repackage) with Gift with Purchase for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Crayola Modeling Dough Pony Play Land - 33 pieces for $12.49 (list price $19.99)

KITCHEN

Weston Burger Hamburger Press (07-0301), Makes 4 1/2" Patties, 1/4lb to 3/4lb for $12.76 (list price $17.99)

GLOUE Silicone Spatula Set - 4-piece 450oF Heat-Resistant Baking Spoon & Spatulas - Ergonomic Easy-to-Clean Seamless One-Piece Design - Nonstick - Dishwasher Safe - Solid Stainless Steel - Multicolor for $8.00 (list price $22.97)

Tensun Manual Can Opener Heavy Duty - Stainless Steel Smooth Edge Side Cut for Home and Kitchen Safety Can Jar Opener with Soft Grips Handle Cans Tin Lid Lifter for $12.99 (list price $25.99)

Blendtec TB-621-25 Total Blender Classic with WildSide+ Jar, Black (Certified Refurbished) for $189.99 (list price $224.97)

Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set for $25.99 (list price $27.59)

Hefty Slider Storage Bags (Gallon, 66 Count) for $5.76 (list price $9.67)

JavaPresse Coffee Company Manual Coffee Grinder for $23.99 (list price $59.99)

BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel, TO1303SB for $25.64 (list price $29.92)

Habor Digital Kitchen Timer Clock Cooking Timer Multifunction with Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing Stand, and Memory for Cooking Baking Exercise-Blue/White for $7.99 (list price $20.99)

Marquis by Waterford Markham Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Set of 4 for $30.99 (list price $100.00)

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set of 3 with Non-Slip Silicon Handles, Non-Skid Bottom, Measurement Marks, Grater Attachments and Leak-Proof Lids, Red, Chef Essential. for $33.89 (list price $59.99)

Zester, Raniaco Stainless Steel Grater, Cheese, Lemon, Ginger & Potato Zester with Plastic Cover, Long Ergonomic Handle with Rubber Base for $7.85 (list price $16.99)

Danby Designer 1.1 cu.ft. Countertop Microwave, Stainless Steel for $63.99 (list price $149.99)

Hamilton Beach 4-Piece Belgian Waffle Maker (26020) for $23.20 (list price $34.99)

HOME

Presto! 96% Biobased Liquid Laundry Detergent, Mountainside Herbal Scent, 106 Loads (2-pack, 40oz/53 loads each) for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Etekcity Wireless Dimmable Color LED Desk Lamp: Touch-Sensitive Control Panel, 256 Color Changing Base, 3 Adjustable Brightness Levels, USB Rechargeable 1000mAh Li-on Battery, White for $16.99 (list price $35.99)

Levoit Kyra Himalayan Salt Lamp, Natural Hymalain Pink Salt Rock Lamps(5-8 lbs,6.5-9" Height) Himilian Sea Salt Crystal Night Light with Touch Dimmer Switch,3 Bulbs,UL-Listed Cord & Luxury Gift Box for $35.99 (list price $39.99)

Vremi Collapsible Plastic Laundry Basket - Large Folding Pop Up Laundry Basket Space Saving Storage Container Organizer for Kids Toys or College Dorm Rooms - Decorative Laundry Hamper - Grey and White for $24.99 (list price $59.99)

Yazer Wool Dryer Balls, 6 - Pieces, White for $10.39 (list price $35.99)

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

Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Vivii Battery-powered Unscented LED Tealight Candles, Fake Candles, Tealights (36 Pack) for $13.99 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Nexcare Waterproof Clear Bandage Assorted Sizes, 50-Count Packages (Pack of 4) for $14.19 (list price $20.96)

Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner for Dry and Damaged Hair, 8.45 oz for $12.95 (list price $40.00)

HoMedics Triple Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Heat for $102.75 (list price $179.99)

Philips Norelco Multigroom All-In-One Series 3000, 13 attachment trimmer, MG3750 for $16.45 (list price $20.99)

Black Mask, Charcoal Peel Off Mask, Blackhead Mask Peel Off, ToullGo Purifying Peel-off Mask Black Mud Pore Removal Mask For Face Nose Acne Treatment Oil Control for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Baebody Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Face, Professional Anti-Aging Topical Facial Serum w Vitamin C & Vitamin E, Reduces Wrinkles & Fine Lines for Radiant and Younger Looking Skin, 1oz for $12.95 (list price $49.99)

Oral-B White Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun for $39.99 (list price $50.00)

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

Crest 3D White Glamorous White Whitestrips Dental Teeth Whitening Strips Kit, 14 Treatments - Lasts 6 Months & Beyond for $34.99 (list price $44.99)

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, Extra-Dry Skin, 1.7 Oz for $14.62 (list price $18.98)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Qually United - a Must Have 18" Best BBQ Grill Brush 3 in 1, Durable and Effective, Barbecue Grill Brush Bristles are Made of Stainless Steel Woven Wire - a Perfect Gift for All Barbecue Lovers for $14.95 (list price $39.95)

GoFloats Unicorn Costume Tube - Giant Inflatable Unicorn with Suspenders - Must Have for Halloween - New for 2017 for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro Roller for Core Workouts for $33.99 (list price $39.99)

Phone Holder for Bike, VAVA Bike Phone Mount with Dual Strap & Magnet Support, Magnetic Bicycle Phone Holder, Motorbike Mount for Both Smartphone and Action Camera for $10.99 (list price $15.99)

Best Choice Products Hammock 59" Cotton Double Wide Solid Wood Spreader Outdoor Patio Yard Hammock for $30.55 (list price $39.49)

Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife with 9.5 cm (3.75 Inch) Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade and Swedish FireSteel Fire Starter, Black for $24.82 (list price $29.31)

Melnor Metal Pulsating Sprinkler for $13.99 (list price $20.44)

GDEALER 120 Led 39ft Fairy Lights Fairy String Lights Battery Operated Waterproof 8 Modes Remote Control String Lights Copper Wire Firefly lights for Bedroom Wedding Festival Decor Cool White for $9.89 (list price $21.99)

Reehut 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density NBR Exercise Yoga Mat for Pilates, Fitness & Workout w/ Carrying Strap (Grey) for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

TOOLS

Black & Decker BD2KITCDDI 20V MAX Drill/Driver Impact Combo Kit for $59.99 (list price $99.99)

Black & Decker WM425-A Portable 550-Pound Project Center and Vise for $79.99 (list price $100.84)

Escolite UV Flashlight Black Light, 51 LED 395 nM Ultraviolet Blacklight Detector for Dog Urine, Pet Stains and Bed Bug for $10.50 (list price $25.99)

Hydroluxe Full-Chrome 24 Function Ultra-Luxury 3-way 2 in 1 Shower-Head /Handheld-Shower Combo for $24.99 (list price $54.99)

Clauss Titanium Bonded Bent Snips, 7" for $7.13 (list price $8.86)

Stanley 51-167 22-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Framing Hammer for $25.83 (list price $32.99)

Master Lock Padlock, Standard Dial Combination Lock, 1-7/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1505D for $5.62 (list price $6.93)

WORX WORXSAW 4-1/2" Compact Circular Saw – WX429L for $57.00 (list price $69.00)

Dremel 710-08 All-Purpose Rotary Accessory Kit, 160-Piece for $25.00 (list price $44.74)

Bosch GLM 20 Compact Laser Measure with Backlit Display, 65' for $39.98 (list price $49.99)

16 Magical New Harry Potter Products

Business Wire
Business Wire

Another September has arrived, and with it, the realization that—once again—you won’t be going to Hogwarts. But don’t cry into your butterbeer: These Potter products from Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, and Target will help you forget that you’re a mere Muggle.

1. HOGWARTS CANDLE LANTERN; $99

Pair this turret-like lantern—which is made of aluminum and glass and features an antique bronze finish—with a pumpkin juice candle from Wick and Fable to get that Hogwarts at Halloween vibe.

Find it: Pottery Barn

2. HOGWARTS COMFY THROW; $13

Don this fleece throw—which looks exactly like a Hogwarts student robe—for studying in your house “Common Room” (a.k.a. your living room) or before mealtime in the “Great Hall” (a.k.a. your kitchen). Get some treacle tart on your robe? Don’t worry—it’s machine-washable.

Find it: Target

3. GRYFFINDOR APRON; $40

As all wizards know, food is the first of the Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration: Tasty treats don’t just appear out of nowhere—someone has to make them. Now you can display your house pride in the kitchen with this cotton twill robe. The neckband is equipped with a d-ring to make adjustments a snap.

Find it: Williams Sonoma

4. HOUSE BACKPACK; $63

These adorable canvas backpacks (available for all houses) feature interior and exterior pockets, a padded laptop pocket, and a roomy interior. See if you can make it even roomier with an Undetectable Extension Charm!

Find it: Pottery Barn Kids

5. VELVET TRAIN CASE; $59

Arrive at Platform 9¾ in style with one of these chic velvet toiletry cases.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

6. TRIWIZARD CUP LAMP; $18

Great for your bedside table or your Halloween costume, this cordless, battery-powered acrylic lamp will make you look like a Triwizard champ.

Find it: Target

7. MIRROR OF ERISED JEWELRY CABINET; $399

If you don’t have room for the full-length mirror, this jewelry cabinet is the next best thing: It opens to reveal hooks, shelves, and pegs for all of your baubles.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

8. WALL DECALS; $16

What better way to show of your hoggy hoggy Hogwarts pride than with these house crest vinyl wall decals? Each set comes with five decals, which reviewers give high marks.

Find it: Target

9. HOUSE CREST COOKIE CUTTERS; $17

These detailed cookie cutters are fun for witches and wizards of all ages. Plus, they’re dishwasher-safe.

Find it: Williams Sonoma

10. HOGWARTS MAP; $129

This vintage-looking aerial map of Hogwarts is a true work of art. It’s printed on canvas and has grommets for easy hanging. And it won’t talk back like the Fat Lady!

Find it: Pottery Barn Kids

11. WIZARD CHESS; $40

It’s not life-sized, but this set is a detailed replica of the smaller board Harry and Ron play with in Sorcerer’s Stone.

Find it: Target

12. FAUX BOOK LOCKBOX; $139

Whether you’re hiding a Hallows or a Horcrux, this 20-inch-long facade—which looks like a shelf straight from the Hogwarts library—will keep all of your most precious things safe.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

13. GOLDEN SNITCH SNACK BOWL; $40

Made of gold-plated aluminum, this adorable bowl is perfect for serving up all kinds of snacks, from jelly slugs to Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. (Just watch out for the earwax flavor!)

Find it: Pottery Barn

14. QUIDDITCH PILLOW; $50

This Quidditch pillow—which is made of cotton velvet—has a delightfully retro vibe. There’s also a Snitch pillow, a Hogwarts letter sham, and this throw pillow featuring one of Harry’s signature spells.

Find it: Pottery Barn Kids

15. DEATHLY HALLOWS BLUETOOTH SPEAKER, $79

This gold-gilded Bluetooth speaker is compatible with all smartphones. It’s also cordless, which means you can take it with you—and listen to the Weird Sisters—wherever you go.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

16. ETCHED SCENE SHEET SET, $79 - $149

These cotton percale sheets come in every size from Twin to King and are adorned with scenes from the Hogwarts grounds and the Forbidden Forest.

Find it: Pottery Barn Teen

25 Back-to-School Products That Earn High Marks

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iStock

New school style: Whether you're starting college, shopping for the kids, or just want an excuse to treat yourself to new office gear, Mental Floss has you covered. Equip yourself or a loved one with these stylish and functional school supplies.

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. COFFEE AND DOUGHNUT POST-ITS; $13

coffee and doughnut Post-its
Courtesy of Post-it

Add some flavor to your notes with the two-pack set of coffee and doughnut Post-its. Each of the 60 sheets is 3.20-by-3 inches.

Find It: Amazon

2. PACKIT FREEZABLE HAMPTON LUNCH BAG; $16

PackIt Freezable Hampton Lunch Bag, Blanket Stripe
Amazon

This spacious lunch bag is designed with a freezable lining, so it can be folded and placed in the freezer. When you're ready to take it on the go, it'll be ready to chill your food for hours. Bonus: It's also lead- and BPA-free.

Find It: Amazon

3. MONSTER REUSABLE SANDWICH BAGS; $11

Orange Monster Reusable Sandwich Lunch Bags
Amazon

Save the Earth and amuse little students with these reusable, dishwasher-safe bags. Each set of four includes two sandwich bags and two snack bags—all with an easy-to-grip opening.

Find It: Amazon

4. BENTO BOX FOR KIDS; $40

OmieBox Bento Lunch Box With Insulated Thermos For Kids
Amazon

This three-compartment bento box is roomy enough to fit a hearty, healthy lunch. The BPA-free container—available in five bright colors—is leak-proof, easy to open, and comes with a built-in thermos.

Find It: Amazon

5. LARGE MONTHLY PLANNER; $15

Large Personal Monthly Planner
Amazon

JStory's minimalist planner is made of thicker-than-average paper and includes a column for notes. And the blank design offers flexibility: You fill in the dates yourself.

Find It: Amazon

6. ORANGE LINED NOTEBOOK; $9

Rhodia Staplebound Orange Lined Notebook
Amazon

French brand Rhodia earned a strong following among artists and designers for its high-quality paper that's unbelievably smooth. The cover is sturdy so you can take notes anywhere.

Find It: Amazon

7. HONEYSTICKS BEESWAX CRAYONS; $23

crayons
Amazon

These sustainable crayons are made of 100 percent beeswax from New Zealand. (They smell like honey, too!) The thick shape is perfect for toddlers to hold.

Find It: Amazon

8. MOPHIE POWERSTATION XL; $66

external battery
Amazon

An external battery is a must for days when shuttling around campus from classes to clubs to rehearsals is unavoidable. This slim rose gold option has two USB ports and is compatible with both smartphones and tablets.

Find It: Amazon

9. CABLEKEEP; $13

Nice GLD-02 Goldie CableKeep
Amazon

This helpful gadget for iPhones holds both your power adapter and USB cable while keeping them tangle-free. It also functions as a stand for your phone when the Cablekeep is plugged into the wall.

Find It: Amazon

10. PARKLAND BAYSIDE KIDS' BACKPACK; $28

Parkland Bayside Kids Backpack
Amazon

Tote books in style with this eco-friendly backpack, featuring a polyester exterior made from recycled water bottles.

Find It: Amazon

11. LEGO BRICK BACKPACK; $50

LEGO Brick Backpack
Amazon

This whimsical statement backpack from LEGO features a padded handle and shoulder straps, so it's as comfortable as it is cool.

Find It: Amazon

12. HERSHEL NOVEL DUFFEL; $81

Herschel Supply Co. duffel
Amazon

Class up your gear with this stylish duffel from Herschel. It features a padded shoulder strap and a special compartment for those dirty cleats.

Find It: Amazon

13. ANTIQUE BRASS PHARMACY FLOOR LAMP; $50

Dawson Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Amazon

Overpower dim dorm room lighting with this brass floor lamp. Its height can be adjusted from 33 inches to a maximum of 55 inches, while the arm can be adapted to shine light at a variety of angles.

Find It: Amazon

14. EGYPTIAN COTTON TOWEL SET; $24

bathroom with towels
Amazon

This set of soft Egyptian cotton towels from Amazon's Pinzon brand includes two hand towels, two washcloths, and two bath towels—all listed as 100 percent cotton and at an affordable price.

Find It: Amazon

15. WHITE MARBLE MACBOOK KEYBOARD SKIN; $12

White Marble MacBook Keyboard Skin
Nordstrom

Protect your keyboard while adding a little luxury to your Macbook with this white marble keyboard skin.

Find It: Nordstrom

16. MAGNETIC CHALK BOARD; $18

chalkboard
Amazon

Get organized with this wood-framed chalk board, which comes with chalk and two vintage-style magnets.

Find It: Amazon

17. COFFEEBOXX SINGLE SERVE COFFEE MAKER; $230

portable coffee maker
Amazon

This ultra-durable single-serve coffee maker is great for the dorm as well as the campground. It's water- and dust-resistant and works with K-cups.

Find It: Amazon

18. TRAVEL MUG; $25

 Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA Stainless Steel Mug
Amazon

If you need java to survive, pick up this sleek vacuum-insulated travel mug, which features a splatter-free push-button lid. It's also lockable, so you won't be that person who spills coffee in class.

Find It: Amazon

19. SIX-PACK OF STACKING DRAWERS; $32

stacking drawers
Amazon

Stack these versatile transparent drawers to create a dresser so you can fit your huge wardrobe in your dorm room.

Find It: Amazon

20. FACETED TAPE DISPENSER; $7

gem tape dispenser
Amazon

This elegant copper tape dispenser will give your desk some class. It's also weighted, so you can grab with ease. (Roll of Scotch tape included.)

Find It: Amazon

21. COUNTERTOP MICROWAVE; $84

microwave
Amazon

Master the art of dorm room microwave cooking with this 1000-Watt model, featuring that all-important popcorn setting.

Find It: Amazon

22. SATEEN SHEETS; $18 AND UP

sheet set
Bed Bath & Beyond

These 400-thread-count sateen sheets feel silky to the touch: They're a simple way to make your dorm room feel luxurious.

Find It: Bed Bath & Beyond

23. TOUCHSCREEN MIST CLEANER; $10

Two-In-One Spray and Microfiber Cloth
Amazon

Use this screen-safe spray to remove dirt and fingerprints from your phone. It comes in a bottle that's coated with microfiber cloth so you can spritz and wipe all in one.

Find It: Amazon

24. MESH SHOWER BAG; $13

 Saltwater Canvas, LLC Zip Top Mesh Shower Bag
Amazon

No more feeling around outside the shower curtain for your shampoo. Take this quick-drying mesh shower caddy right into the stall with you.

Find It: Amazon

25. MINI FRIDGE WITH DRY ERASE BOARD; $250

 Igloo FR326M-D-BLACK Erase Board Refrigerator with Neon Markers
Amazon

Make your dorm room unique with this fun fridge that has a dry erase exterior and comes with neon markers so you can write notes directly on it. No paper and magnets needed. It also includes a freezer unit and ice cube tray.

Find It: Amazon

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