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The Most Popular Amazon Deals We've Found This Year

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Since our Smart Shopping Team began hunting for great deals earlier this year, they've hit on quite a few that readers have loved. To give the team a break today, we're sharing their most popular bargains, deals, and can't-miss items of 2016. 

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. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (White) for $12.48 (list price $20.75)

FabQuality Hidden Camera Spy Pen 720p with Free 16GB SD, Real HD Video, Voice + Image Upgraded Battery & 5 ink Fills, Executive Multifunction DVR for $28.77 (list price $129.99)

EXTRA-O Car Air Purifier Ionizer - Removes Cigarette Smoke, Bacteria, Odor Smell - Black for $18.95 (list price $20.95)

Stuhrling Original Mens "Specialty Grand Regatta" Stainless Steel Professional Swiss Quartz Dive Watch for $69.99 (list price $695)

KITCHEN

Amco Rub Away Bar for $7.50 (list price $8.52)

Old Dutch 16-Ounce Solid Copper Moscow Mule Mug, Set of 4 for $37.73

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black for $13.95 (list price $34.95)

Chillz Ice Ball Maker Mold - Black Flexible Silicone Ice Tray - Molds 4 X 4.5cm Round Ice Ball Spheres for $8.55 (list price $24.95)

Etekcity 11lb/5kg Digital Kitchen Food Scale, Stainless Steel, Alarm Timer & Temperature Sensor for $19.99 (list price $25.99)

Gorilla Grip Non-Slip Area Rug Pad, 5 x 7 -Ft for $16.97 (list price $26.79)

Delsey Luggage Helium Aero 25 Inch Expandable Spinner Trolley, Cobalt Blue for $90.94 (list price $108.99)

Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress, Queen for $289.99 (list price $799.99)

Alera SW503624BL Industrial Wire Shelving Starter Kit, 4 Shelves, 36w x 24d x 72h, Black for (list price $91.99)

7 Sets Travel Organizers Packing Cubes Laundry Bag Luggage Compression Pouches (Watermelon red) for $11.99 (list price $35.99)

Invisible Glass Premium Glass Cleaner - 19 oz, 91164 for $3.44 (list price $20.63)

AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 24 Pack for $9.88 (list price $14.81)

Armor All 82646 Cleaning and Leather Wipe - 20/25 Sheets, (Pack of 2) for $5.97 (list price $11.79)

Gideon Handheld Portable Fabric Steamer Powerful Steamer with Fast Heat-up for $18.95 (list price $59.95)

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover, 7.22 Lbs for $12.59 (list price $16.99)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $29.70 (list price $59.99)

AcuRite 02007 Digital Weather Center with Morning Noon and Night Precision Forecast Thermometer, 8-Inch for $40.81 (list price $79.99)

InterDesign Mildew-Free Water-Repellent Fabric Shower Curtain, 72-Inch by 72-Inch, White for $10.79 (list price $12.99)

Whitmor 6779-4464 Closet Organizer Collection 3 Tier Shelves with 2 Collapsible Drawers for $24.65 (list price $39.49)

Home-Complete Space Saver Bags Storage Bundle (15 Items) for $22.99 (list price $69.99)

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner, FH50150 for $134.00 (list price $219.99)

Home-It Mop and Broom Holder, 5 position with 6 hooks garage storage Holds up to 11 Tools for $11.87 (list price $20.00)

SLEEP TITE Quilted Mattress Pad with Damask Cover and Down Alternative Fill - Queen for $24.99 (list price $89.99)

OPOLAR F401 Mini USB Table Desk Personal Fan (Metal Design, Quiet Operation 3.9' USB Cable, High Compatibility), Black for $9.99 (list price $24.98)

Premium Hotel & Spa Towels Set White - 4 Pack 100% Cotton Towels Set, 27" X 54" Easy Care, 700 GSM Ringspun Cotton for Maximum Softness and Absorbency by Utopia Towels for $34.99 (list price $59.99)

Andake Travel Pillow-Blow Up Support for Your Head, Neck, and Chin, Deflate in a Handy Carry Pouch for $10.99 (list price $26.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

BS-MALL Premium Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set (10pcs, Silver Black) for $10.01 (list price $25.99)

ArtNaturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid 1 Oz for $10.95 (list price $59.95)

Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband, Black, Large for $109.00 (list price $129.95)

Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70, 0.47 Ounce for $6.39 (list price $9.00)

Art Naturals Detangling Hair Brush Set (Pink & Black) for $13.95 (list price $79.95)

Art Naturals Daily Organic Argan Oil Shampoo - 16 oz for $14.95 (list price $79.95)

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser 7 colors - 120 ml Portable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier with changing Colored LED Lights, Waterless Auto Shut-off and Adjustable Mist mode for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Dead Sea Mud Mask, 250g/ 8.8 fl. oz. from Pure Body Naturals for $14.99 (list price $39.95)

Gillette Fusion Manual Men's Razor Blade Refills 12 Count for $35.06 (list price $47.99)

Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear Hair Trimmer for $12.16 (list price $19.99)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz. for $9.99 (list price $13.99)

Pure Body Naturals Coconut Milk Body Scrub with Dead Sea Salt, Almond Oil and Vitamin E for All Skin Type, 12 oz for $14.95 (list price $37.95)

Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30 for $39.95 (list price $69.99)

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count for $9.42 (list price $13.99)

Zyllion ZMA-13-BK FDA Listed Shiatsu Pillow Massager with Heat (Black)- One Year Warranty for $39.95 (list price $79.95)

Gideon Anti-Snoring Nose Vents - Natural and Instant Snore Relief - Pack of 4  for $11.95 (list price $22.95)



OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Niutop 72-color Premier Soft Core Art Colored Drawing Pencils (72-color) for $21.99 (list price $79.99)

Crayola Glitter Markers, 6 Count for $4.89 (list price $7.99)

Canson Universal Sketch Paper Pad 5.5 x 8.5 ": 100 Sheets for $5.16 (list price $8.40)

(8 pcs) BELUGA Cable Clips & Cord Management System with 3M Back-Adhesive, Desktop Cable Organizer & Computer, Electrical, Charging or Mouse Cord Holder (Multicolor) for $8.49 (list price $9.99)

Digital Luggage Scale for Travel - Large LCD Display - Storage Pouch + Battery + eBook -- Lifetime Warranty (Starlight Silver) for $11.97 (list price $28.97)

Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (25053) for $5.19 (list price $8.49)

Paper Mate Flair Porous-Point Felt Tip Pen, Medium Tip, 12-Pack, Fashion Colors (74423) for $10.00 (list price $19.99)

MidBack Black Mesh Swivel Task Chair from Flash Furniture for $49.58

Accuteck S 50 lb x 0.2 oz All-In-One Digital Shipping Postal Scale with AC Postage (W-8250-50BS) for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

LolliZ Gel Pens | 96 Gel Pen Set - 2 Packs of 48 pens each. for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

Post-it Notes Value Pack, 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Marseille Collection, 24 Pads/Pack (653-24APVAD) for $8.59 (list price $9.79)

RFID Blocking Sleeves (10 Credit Card & 2 Passport Protectors) Shields Radio Frequency ID for $9.95 (list price $19.95)

Color Wand Reversible Tip Liquid Chalk Markers, (10 Pens) for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Etekcity MSR-R500 Digital Multimeter, Amp / Ohm / Volt Meter, Multi Tester w/ Diode and Continuity Test, Red for $16.88 (list price )6" Handheld Brass Telescope with Wooden Box - Pirate Navigation for $8.44 (list price $14.99)

ELECTRONICS

NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition (EX2700) for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Sabrent Premium 4 Port Aluminum Mini USB 2.0 Rotatable Hub [90°/180° Degree Rotatable] (HB-UMMC) for $8.99 (list price $13.99)

Cable Matters Gold Plated High Speed HDMI Cable, 6 Feet (3 Pack) for $9.99 (list price $17.99)

Google Cardboard Kit by D-scope Pro 3D Virtual Reality Compatible with Android & Apple  45mm Lenses HD Visual Experience Includes QR Codes for $16.99 (list price $30.00)

Samsung 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-32BA/AM) for $15.99 (list price $24.99)

Jensen JTA-230 3 Speed Stereo Turntable with Built in Speakers for $49.49

iRonsnow IS-088 Dynamo Emergency Solar Hand Crank Self Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, LED Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger Power Bank with Cables(Red) for $19.99

TP-LINK AC750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE200) for $33.99 (list price $69.99)BÖHM Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with Inline Microphone - Black / Silver for $84.99 (list price $99.99)

WD 1TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBGPU0010BBK-NESN for $59.00

Dell SE2416HX 23.8" Screen LED-Lit IPS Monitor for $135.99

Belkin 6-Outlet SurgeMaster Wall-Mount Surge Protector, F9H620-CW for $10.49 (list price $19.99)

SHARKK Compact High-Precision Wireless Optical Mouse for Laptops and PC's. for $11.99 (list price $27.99)

TiVo Mini with RF Remote (Current Version) for $117.79 (list price $149.00)


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Here's How to Get a Free Taco from Taco Bell Today
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Still have room for a free snack after your Halloween candy binge? 11Alive News reports that Taco Bell will be handing out complimentary tacos today, in honor of Houston Astros outfielder Cameron Maybin stealing a base during Game 2 of the World Series on October 25.

Taco Bell is currently running its 10th annual “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion. If any player for either team steals a base during a game of the 2017 World Series, customers will be able to score one free Doritos Locos taco each (no additional purchase necessary) at participating restaurants around the country. This tasty reward has only been granted six times, including this year, according to AL.com.

Tacos will be handed out between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time. But they’ll be available only while supplies last, so shake off your candy coma and make a beeline to your neighborhood Taco Bell if you’re craving something crunchy.

Visit Taco Bell's website for more information and for participating store locations.

[h/t 11Alive News]

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Get An Even Better Deal With Free Prime Pantry Shipping

If you haven't tried Amazon's Prime Pantry yet, there's never been a better time. Prime Pantry lets Prime members fill up a box with non-perishable food and drinks, household items like detergent and toilet paper, toiletries and cosmetics, vitamins, diapers, and other household staples. The prices are competitive, and Amazon offers a robust selection of exclusive digital coupons to push them even lower. If you've been lugging home heavy bags of groceries, it's tough to beat the convenience of getting everything shipped to your door in one big box. 

Now that Amazon has gotten us all used to free Prime shipping, the only drawback of Prime Pantry is the $5.99 shipping fee you usually have to pay to get your box. Luckily, there's a way around that fee, too. This month, if you buy five select products and enter the promo code PANTRYJUN at checkout, your box will ship for free. There are dozens of items on the list that will earn you free shipping, so it's likely that you'll see at least a few things you need to stock up on, whether it's trash bags, Q-tips, or granola bars.

Better yet, if you already have a free Prime Pantry $5.99 shipping promotional credit on your Amazon account from taking the no-rush shipping option on a previous Amazon order, it will stack with the PANTRYJUN promo code if you buy five select items. That's like getting an extra $5.99 knocked off the already low tab for your order, plus free shipping. And if you really want to stack up the discounts, buying $10 of qualifying Coke products will earn you an $8.99 credit in the Amazon Digital Music Store. 

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. 

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