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Grab Monday's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

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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, March 20.

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

OldShark Full HD 1080P Dash Cam 170 Degree Wide Angle 3 Inch Dashboard Camera Vehicle Recorder Support G-Sensor, Night Vision, WDR, Parking Guard, Loop Recording 32GB SD Card Included for $58.99 (list price $89.99)

Maxboost 300W Power Inverter Dual 110V AC Outlet + Two 2.4A/24W USB Smart Ports Car Charger [Aluminum Body] DC 12V to 110V AC + DC 5V USB Battery Charger for laptop,iPad,iPhone,Tablet,phone for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand for Windows, Mac, Linux (2MP, 250x Magnification) for $29.70 (list price $59.99)

Clarke CWD Celtic Tin Whistle, Key of D for $11.89 (list price $23.65)

Spigen Kuel OneTap AP12T Car Phone Mount Universal Phone Holder With Low Profile Design for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6S / 6S Plus / Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge / LG / HTC / Nexus for $18.99 (list price $29.99)

ThermoPro TP50 Hygrometer Thermometer Indoor Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter for $7.98 (list price $19.99)

TOTU BT-2 V4.1 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Music Stereo Sports Headset - Red for $23.99 (list price $69.99)

iPhone 7 Plus Case, RANVOO 3 in 1 Anti-Scratch Shockproof Electroplate Frame Ultra Slim Coated Surface Excellent Grip Case for iPhone 7 Plus, Jet Black for $12.99 (list price $39.99)

Atactical A1S LED Flashlight Pocket-Sized LED Torch Super Bright 1150 Lumen CREE XP-L V6 LED, 5 Modes with Strobe, IPX-7 Water Resistance, 1 x USB Rechargeable 18650 3400mAh Lithium Battery Included for $29.99 (list price $69.95)

SoundPEATS Wireless Headphones Sport Bluetooth Earbuds Sweatproof Running Earphones (Bluetooth 4.1, 6 Hours Talk time, CVC 6.0 Noise Cancelling, with Mic) - Black&Red for $15.99 (list price $45.99)

Spigen Ultra Hybrid [2nd Generation] iPhone 7 Plus Case Clear with Reinforced Camera Protection and Air Cushion Technology for iPhone 7 Plus 2016 - Black for $9.99 (list price $22.99)

PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer - Travel Sized Jelly Wrap Portable Sanitizer Bottles, Scented - (1 oz, Pack of 8) for $12.00 (list price $15.00)

CardNinja Ultra-slim Self Adhesive Credit Card Wallet for Smartphones, Black for $6.95 (list price $12.99)

Pokemon Kids' POK3018 Digital Display Quartz Black Watch for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

URPOWER II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Waterproof IPX7 Rating with 20W Enhanced Bass, Stereo Pairing, NFC Tech, Bluetooth 4.0 for iPhone 7/7Plus, iPad iPod and Android Phones for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

Rowkin Bit Charge: Stereo Wireless Headphones with Portable Charger. Bluetooth Earbuds, Smallest Cordless Hands-free Mini Earphones Headset w/ Mic & Noise Reduction for Running and iPhone (Space Gray) for $129.99 (list price $259.99)

Smart Weigh Digital Heavy Duty Shipping and Postal Scale with Durable Stainless Steel Large Platform, 440 lbs Capacity x 6 oz Readability , UPS USPS Post Office Postal Scale and Luggage Scale for $34.99 (list price $72.99)

Anker 40W/8A 5-Port USB Charger PowerPort 5, Multi-Port USB Charger for iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Air 2/Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and More for $18.99 (list price $49.99)

Car Mount, (2 Pack) Mengo Magna-Snap Mini Magnetic Air Vent Car Mount for Smartphones (iPhone, Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, & More), Mp3 Players, and GPS Devices - Retail Packaging for $12.18 (list price $29.99)

KITCHEN

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, Digital Timer, Stainless Steel for $34.30 (list price $59.99)

Contigo SnapSeal Byron Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 20oz, Gunmetal for $9.34 (list price $12.99)

Hamilton Beach Deep Fryer with Cool Touch, 2-Liter Oil Capacity (35021) for $33.76 (list price $49.99)

Culina Strainer Over-the-sink (Oval), Stainless Steel Fine Mesh Expandable for $14.99 (list price $29.95)

Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost (NN102) for $97.99 (list price $139.99)

Proctor-Silex 59738A Hand Blender for $14.44 (list price $19.01)

Habor CP050 Instant Read Meat Thermometer [Magnetic Attachment] Super-Fast Digital Cooking Thermometer with 4.8 Inch Collapsible Internal Probe and Hanging Hole for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

DRAGONN Premium Sturdy 12-inch and 9-inch Stainless-steel Locking Kitchen Tongs, Set of 2 ... for $12.95 (list price $19.99)

Cook N Home Stainless Steel Cookware 1 Quart Sauce Pan with Lid for $10.99 (list price $14.99)

Cook N Home Stainless Steel Kitchen Compost Bin, 1-Gallon for $13.98 (list price $39.99)

Mr. Coffee K-Cup Brewing System with Reusable Grounds Filter, Silver, SC100 for $52.40 (list price $59.99)

GDEALER Digital Pocket Kitchen Scale 0.01oz/0.1g 3000g Kitchen Food Scale Weight Compact Scale, Tare, Stainless Steel, Backlit Display for $10.99 (list price $25.99)

Kitchen Sink Mat OTHWAY Sink Protector Mat with Nice Looking for $6.39 (list price $9.49)

Vegetable Cutter,Chopper,Grater & Julienne Slicer with Seven Interchangeable Stainless Blades for $34.99 (list price $26.99)

BLACK+DECKER CJ650W Citrus Juicer with 32 oz Plastic Jar, White for $17.99 (list price $19.99)

Aicok Kitchen Knife Block Set, German High Carbon Stainless Steel Knife Set with Wooden Block, 6 Pieces for $39.98 (list price $99.98)

Swing-A-Way Easy-Crank Can Opener with Folding Crank Handle, Black for $15.76 (list price $20.80)

Hamilton Beach 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Evelots Magical Defrosting Tray - Thaw Frozen Food in Minutes! No Electricity for $12.99 (list price $25.00)

Libbey 6 Piece Glass Casserole Set for $27.64 (list price $39.99)

ChefLand 13 Piece Stainless Steel Bar Set/Professional Bar Tools Including Shaker/Jigger/Corkscrew/Speed Opener/Strainer for $14.99 (list price $17.95)

Zestkit 2-Piece 6-sided Stainless Steel Box Grater & Silicone Hand Guard Set (Black, Yellow) - Multipurpose for Vegetables, Fruits, Spices for $14.99 (list price $17.99)

ZZ S6161-S 4 in 1 Grill Griddle Olive and Sandwich Maker with 3 Sets of Detachable Non-stick Plates, Silver for $30.59 (list price $43.99)

Decen Pour Over Coffee and Tea Gooseneck Kettle, Stainless Steel Stovetop - 1.2 L for $17.99 (list price $48.89)

Lifewit Stainless Steel Onion Holder Slicer Chopper Gadget Vegetable Potato Holder & Stainless Steel Soap Odor Remover for $8.49 (list price $19.99)

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Heavenly Cake Strip, FDA-Approved Silicone, Fits 9-Inch Round and 8-Inch Square Cake Pans for $8.31

Breville RM-BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor, Brushed Silver (Certified Refurbished) for $249.99 (list price $319.99)

Stolzle 16.75-Ounce Eclipse All Purpose Wine, Set of 6 for $39.99 (list price $49.99)

Cook N Home 02435 Non-Stick Deep Sauté Fry Pan/Jumbo Cooker Cookware with Lid, 11", Black for $18.47 (list price $20.53)

Cooks Standard Multi-Ply Clad 10.5" Deep Saute Pan with Lid, 4 quart, Stainless Steel for $37.24 (list price $51.71)

Lifewit Garlic Press & Can Opener Set Kitchen Utensil Sets, Stainless Steel for $13.99 (list price $27.99)

Joseph Joseph CookBook Compact Folding Bookstand, White for $19.99 (list price $30.00)

Holife Vacuum Sealer, Silver Compact Food Saver Wet/Dry Vacuum Sealing System with Food Grade Starter Bags for $59.99 (list price $159.99)

Glass Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser and Lid,26oz/750ml Borosilicate Ultralight High Heat Resistance Teapots for Flower Tea and Loose Leaf Tea Pot for $18.99 (list price $23.99)

Gotham Steel Tastic Bundle 7 Piece Cookware Set Titanium Ceramic Pan, Copper for $79.99 (list price $199.99)

Homewear 8-Piece HUDSON DAMASK China Storage Container Set, Navy for $29.99 (list price $68.00)

Ninja Professional Blender NJ601REF (Certified Refurbished) for $48.55 (list price $69.99)

Westinghouse WCM990W 900 Watt Counter Top Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cubic Feet, White Cabinet for $64.68 (list price $80.86)

DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Cappuccino Glasses, 6 fl oz, Set of 2 for $14.99 (list price $17.95)

HOME

AmazonBasics Foldable Laundry Hamper for $12.99 (list price $17.99)

Honeywell HCM350B Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier, Black for $49.99 (list price $64.99)

InnoGear 70ml USB Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Diffusers Car Vehicle Air Refresher for Office Travel Home Vehicle for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

AIRCARE EP9 800 Digital Whole-House Pedestal-Style Evaporative Humidifier, Espresso for $99.99 (list price $138.35)

TV and Furniture Anti-Tip Straps Heavy Duty Strap and All Metal Parts | All Flat Screen TV/Furniture Mounting Hardware Included | No Plastic Parts (2 Pack, Black) for $13.59 (list price $29.99)

SentrySafe X055 Security Safe, 0.5 Cubic Feet, Black for $46.98 (list price $58.98)

Electrohome USB Charging Alarm Clock Radio with Time Projection, Battery Backup, Auto Time Set, Dual Alarm, 1.2 LED Display for Smartphones & Tablets (EAAC475) for $28.96 (list price $34.99)

Optimus H-1322 Portable 2-Speed Fan Heater with Thermostat for $13.99 (list price $24.79)

Radha Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser 200 ml - Wood And Glass Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier with changing Colored LED Lights for $99.00 (list price $99.00)

PREMIUM Whisper Comforday Compact Dehumidifier - Portable, 500ml Capacity, BEST Air Dryer for Damp, Mould, Moisture in Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, Garage, easy MOISTURE ABSORBER for $34.99 (list price $49.99)

Radha Beauty Essential Oil Diffuser 7 colors - 120 ml Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier for Aromatherapy with changing Colored LED Lights, Portable, Waterless Auto Shut-off and Adjustable Mist mode for $29.99 (list price $29.99)

Set of 5 Mesh Laundry Bags-1 Jumbo, 2 Extra Large & 2 Medium for Laundry,Blouse, Hosiery, Stocking, Underwear, Bra and Lingerie, Travel Laundry Bag for $9.89 (list price $29.99)

BonyTek Temperature Hygrometer Digital LCD Display Electronic Humidity Sensor Thermometer Monitor Meter Indoor Outdoor Home Weather Station - Grey for $10.98 (list price $19.99)

AcuRite 00795A2 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer for $24.43 (list price $37.50)

Whitmor Garment & Drying Rack, Rust-Proof Guarantee, Premium Quality for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

Tide PODS Original Scent HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs 81-load Tub for $19.97 (list price $21.30)

EveryDrop by Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter 4 (Pack of 1) for $44.99 (list price $47.35)

Whitmor 6779-3044 Double Rod Freestanding Closet with Steel and Resin Frame, 45.2 by 68-Inch, Silver for $40.16 (list price $47.99)

Swiffer 180 Dusters Refills Unscented 20 Count for $10.36 with on-screen coupon(list price $15.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract, 30 Count for $4.79 (list price $5.99)

Burt's Bees Daily Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin, 1.8 Ounces for $10.49 (list price $14.99)

Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Kit for $10.71 (list price $12.99)

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream, 1.8 Ounces for $11.39 (list price $17.99)

St. Ives Timeless Skin Facial Moisturizer, Collagen Elastin 10 oz for $4.92 (list price $5.99)

L'Oreal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream, 1.7 Ounces for $10.72 (list price $17.99)

Amara Organics Retinol Cream for Face 2.5% with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamins E & B5, 1.7 fl. oz for $19.95 (list price $29.95)

Pure Body Naturals Beauty Dead Sea Mud Mask for Facial Treatment, 250g / 8.8 fl.oz for $25.95 (list price $39.98)

Five Guards Synergy Essential Oils Blend - 30ml Therapeutic grade Thieves essential oil by Natural Riches. for $14.95 (list price $24.95)

Plant Therapy Lavender Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 ml (1/3 oz). for $19.95 (list price $19.95)

Rosehip Oil - 100% Pure Cold Pressed & Organic 4 fl. oz. - Best Moisturizer to heal Dry Skin & Fine Lines - Virgin Rose Hip Seed Oil For Face and Skin for $11.95 (list price $39.99)

Cocoa Butter - 120 grams (4 oz.) Moisturizing and Rich in Vitamins K & E for $8.15 (list price $11.65)

Pure Cocoa Butter Organic 17oz 100% Raw Unrefined Non-Deodorized Wafers with Vitamin E & Antioxidants - Cacao Body Butter for Pregnancy Stretch Marks & Scars - Moisturize & Nourish Dry Skin for $18.97 (list price $29.99)

Raw Apothecary – Shea Butter, 100% All Natural, Top-Grade, Unrefined and Additive Free Yellow Butter (1 Pound) for $12.95 (list price $16.95)

Raw Apothecary - African Black Soap Body Wash-Liquid, 100% All Natural, Cruelty Free and Unrefined (16 Ounces) for $13.95 (list price $17.95)

Raw Apothecary – Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, All-Natural Cooking Oil, Beauty Remedy and Hair Care Product (16.9 Ounces) for $11.95 (list price $16.95)

Vitafusion Melatonin Gummies, 140 Count for $11.19 (list price $12.99)

Vitafusion B12 Gummy Vitamins, 100 Count (Pack of 3) for $13.47 (list price $14.97)

Vitafusion MultiVites Gummy Vitamins, 70 Count (Pack of 3) for $14.67 (list price $17.97)

Vitafusion Prenatal, Gummy Vitamins, 90 Count for $8.99 (list price $12.00)

Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield Mouthwash, Peppermint, 16.9 fl oz (Pack of 6) for $20.82 (list price $26.94)

Benadryl Allergy Liqui-Gels, Dye-Free, 24 Count (Pack of 2) for $8.88 (list price $15.18)

Colgate My First Toothbrush, Ages 0-2, Extra Soft 7, Colors Vary (Pack of 6) for $12.06 (list price $13.68)

Philips SatinShave Advanced Wet & dry cordless shaver, 4 accessories for $32.95 with on-screen coupon (list price $39.99)

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant 14 Ounce Jar for $14.26 (list price $16.89)

Natrol Biotin Maximum Strength tablets, 10,000mcg , 100 count, (pack of 2) for $12.28 (list price $24.15)

Kirkland Signature USP Ibuprofen, 2 Bottles 200 mg of 500 Tablets Each for $11.82 (list price $12.99)

Diphenhydramine HCI 25 Mg - Kirkland Brand - Allergy Medicine and AntihistamineCompare to Active Ingredient of Benadryl® Allergy Generic - 600 Count for $8.90 (list price $19.99)

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, 18 Fl. Oz for $6.99 (list price $8.00)

Retinol Surge Moisturizer- Retinol Cream 2.5% - 3.4 fl oz w Best Natural Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Green Tea + Vitamins for Anti-Aging & Anti-Wrinkle & Even Skin Tone & Acne Care... for $39.99 (list price $39.99)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz. for $11.15 (list price $13.99)

CeraVe Moisturizers, Moisturizing Cream, 16 Ounce for $12.79 (list price $15.49)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser Set - 4 Color Pack - Dry Erase Whiteboard Cleaner Rubber Cloth Duster for Dry Wipe Pens and Markers - Strong Magnet Sticks to All Dry-erase White Boards - 4 x 2.3 x 0.8" for $19.95 (list price $19.95)

Tombow Mono Original Correction Tape, 10-Pack for $15.01 (list price $18.60)

Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Set of (12) for Cleaning Dry Erase Pens and Markers Off White Boards at Home - Office & School - 100% Guarantee - Another Quality Product from ItemMax (med, yellow) for $23.99 (list price $23.99)

Sticky Notes, Wotmic Easy Post 12 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad, 3 inch X 3 inch, Squares 5 Colors Child Fresh for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ) for $12.33 (list price $25.62)

Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, 24 Count for $8.92 (list price $14.31)

Electric Pencil Sharpener, Etekcity Automatic Feed and Dispense (Silver, 10 pencils included) for $25.29 (list price $45.99)

Dland Computer Desk 47" Home Office PC Laptop Desk Studyinging Writing Reading Triangular Solid Table Modern Workstation, Walnut for $70.99 (list price $159.00)

uni-ball Vision Elite Rollerball Pens, Micro Point (0.5mm), Blue, 12 Count for $18.13 (list price $28.19)

Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, Fine and Brush Tip, 48-Count for $136.30 (list price $184.27)

ELEVATE EWS-M1 Standing Desk, 35-Inch, Black Hardwood for $246.97 (list price $450.98)

Mr. Sketch Washable Scented Watercolor Markers, Chisel-Tip, Assorted Colors, 64-Count for $45.59 (list price $70.50)

Play-Doh Starter Set for $6.99 (list price $11.99)

Dritz 20000 Little Miss "My-Double" Child-Size Dressform, Child for $163.27 (list price $189.25)

Huluwa Markers Painting Drawing Children Makers Set, Easy to clean, Washable, Non-Toxic Safe for Toddlers, Kids and Children, 24 Colors for $18.99 (list price $23.00)

36 Gel Pen Set For Adult Colouring Books: 36 Unique Gelly Roll Pens Including 12 Glitter Pens 10 Metallic Pens 6 Neon Pens 6 Pastel Pens. Perfectly Smooth Ink Flow Acid Free Fast Drying. for $24.99 (list price $24.99)

Sulyn Glitter Sample Pack for $3.61 (list price $4.99)

ArtSkills Glitter Shakers, 0.19 Ounces Each, 8 Pieces, 1 Craft Glue, 0.95 Fluid Ounces (PA-1208) for $5.28 (list price $6.99)

Tanmit Glitter Gel Pens, 96 Gel Colored Pen Set with Grip Including 48 Unique Sparkly Colors & 48 Refills for Adult Coloring Books Crafting Doodling Drawing Art for $30.00 (list price $30.00)

Outus Glitter Vinyl Heat Transfer Paper and PU Heat Transfer Vinyl, 10 by 10 Inches, 8 Colors, 8 Sheets for $19.88 (list price $29.88)

Laptop Stickers [100 pcs], Bezgar Car Stickers Motorcycle Bicycle Luggage Decal Graffiti Patches Skateboard Stickers for Laptop - Random Sticker Pack for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy Duty, Blue/Grey for $21.99 (list price $29.00)

Dust-Off Disposable Compressed Gas Duster, 10 oz Cans, 2 Pack for $12.44 (list price $13.59)

FrogTape 240709 Painting Tape for Textured Surfaces, 1.41-Inch x 45-Yard Roll with 6 oz. Sealer for $11.98 (list price $17.99)

SINGER 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine with DVD, 10 Presser Feet and Metal Frame for $157.72 (list price $299.99)

SINGER 2259 Tradition Easy-to-Use Free-Arm 19-Stitch Sewing Machine for $97.14 (list price $129.00)


OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

BLACK+DECKER LST420 20V MAX Lithium High Performance Trimmer and Edger, 12" for $74.99 (list price $99.99)

Etekcity 4 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 12 AA Batteries (Black, Collapsible) for $19.99 (list price $79.99)

InnoGear Upgraded Solar Lights 2-in-1 Waterproof Outdoor Landscape Lighting Spotlight Wall Light Auto On/Off for Yard Garden Driveway Pathway Pool for $24.99 (list price $99.99)

Nokero N233 Solar Light-Lantern for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

Portable Water Filter Filtration Straw Purifier Survival Gear, Etekcity 1500L Emergency Camping Equipment 3-stage filtration , 0.01 Micron, Survival Kit Supplies for $18.99 (list price $29.99)

Gerber Gator Combo Axe II [22-41420] for $29.40 (list price $34.60)

LightsEtc 72ft 200 LED White Solar String Lights LED Fairy Lights Christmas Lights Ambiance Lighting with Pure Wire for Gardens, Homes, Christmas Party for $12.99 (list price $80.32)

Liberty Garden Products 703-1 Multi-Purpose Steel Wall and Floor Mount Garden Hose Reel, Holds 200-Feet of 5/8-Inch Hose - Tan for $67.99 (list price $99.99)

Life Gear 80 Lumen 2-in-1 LED Spotlight Flashlight and Lantern, Water and Impact Resistant, Portable Outdoor LED Area Light Outdoor or Home Use, Batteries Included, 7 Modes for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

Mpow Solar Lights, 2-Pack LED Motion Sensor Wall Light Bright Weatherproof Wireless Security Outdoor Light with Motion Activated ON/OFF for Step, Garden, Yard, Deck for $23.99 (list price $34.99)

Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet [31-001773] for $8.09 (list price $10.26)

BLACK+DECKER LE750 Edge Hog 2-1/4 HP Electric Landscape Edger and Trencher for $62.52 (list price $79.99)

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 for $13.95 (list price $39.95)

Suncast SC3250 18-Inch Snow Shovel/Pusher Combo with Ergonomic Shaped Handle And Wear Strip, Green for $26.28 (list price $35.91)

eBags Packing Cubes - 3pc Set (Aquamarine) for $21.99 (list price $40.00)

Champion Sports Multi-Sport Net Pitch Back Screen for $58.99 (list price $77.57)

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine for $519.00 (list price $999.00)

Aegend Balaclava Ski Face Mask Polyester Fleece for Women Men Youth Tactical Balaclava Hood for Motorcycle Snowboard Cycling Outdoors in Winter Neck Warmer or Lightweight Windproof Hat-Black, 1 Piece for $9.99 (list price $32.99)

CAP Barbell Cap Weighted Vest for Women, 30 lb for $59.99 (list price $69.26)

Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Canopy Instant Pop Up Shade Tent for $81.92 (list price $99.99)

AVANTEK HD Folding Compact 8X22 Binoculars, High Power Portable Waterproof, Mini Pocket Telescopes for Sport and Travel for $17.99 (list price $25.00)

Booms Fishing H1027 Fishing Pliers and Fish Gripper Combo for $11.99 (list price $23.99)

Driftsun Expanded Width Deluxe Stadium Seat / Folding Reclining Bleacher Chair with Back / Sport Chair Reclines Perfect for Bleachers, Lawns, and Backyards (Extra Wide - Blue) for $69.99 (list price $119.99)

GoPets Dematting Comb with 2 Sided Professional Grooming Rake for Cats & Dogs for $21.00 (list price $44.99)

ELECTRONICS

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 Ultimate Gaming Router - AC2350 4X4 MU-MIMO Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router (R7500v2) with Open Source Support, Works with Amazon Alexa for $129.99 (list price $219.99)

Corsair Gaming MM800 POLARIS RGB LED Lighting Hard Mouse Pad for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset - Silver - with In-Line Audio Control for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (HX-HSCL-SR/NA) for $63.99 (list price $79.99)

Corsair Gaming K70 LUX Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Blue for $84.99 (list price $119.99)

Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $49.99 (list price $89.99)

iBUYPOWER AM500G Gaming Desktop - Intel i7-6700 Quad Core 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB, Wi-Fi USB Adapter, Windows 10 Home 64-Bit for $999.99 (list price $1,299.00)

Razer DeathAdder Essential - Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse - Comfortable Grip for $32.99 (list price $39.99)

Logitech G13 Programmable Gameboard with LCD Display for $38.99 (list price $62.94)

MSI Gaming Monitor 27" Curved non-Glare LED Wide Screen 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate (Optix G27C) for $254.99 (list price $299.99)

Linksys WRT AC3200 Open Source Dual-Band Gigabit Smart Wireless Router with MU-MIMO, Tri-Stream 160 (WRT3200ACM) for $159.99 (list price $249.99)

Acer Aspire VX 15 Gaming Laptop, 7th Gen Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6 Full HD, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, VX5-591G-75RM for $999.99 (list price $1,049.99)

TOOLS

Gerber Instant Knife, Assisted Opening [30-000752] for $24.70 (list price $44.85)

DEWALT DW1361 Titanium Pilot Point Drill Bit Set, 21-Piece for $20.49 (list price $24.99)

BLACK+DECKER BDCDDBT120C SMARTECH 20V MAX Lithium Single Speed Drill/Driver for $69.99 (list price $89.99)

Gerber EVO Tanto Knife, Serrated Edge, Large [31-001755] for $25.84 (list price $39.00)

OxyLED MD50 Super Bright LED Flashlight Bundle with Rechargeable Batteries, AC Charger + Charging Base and White Tube, Black for $15.99 (list price $36.99)

Gerber Paraframe Mini Knife, Fine Edge, Stainless Steel [22-48485] for $7.97 (list price $13.00)

Gerber Infinity Ultra Task LED Flashlight, Black [22-80012] for $14.63 (list price $28.36)

Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set by Hitecera - Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers for $11.88 (list price $12.95)

ETA hand2mind 8" Magnetic Wands, Set of 6 for $12.80 (list price $14.32)

Digital Humidity and Temperature Meter, GoerTek Thermometer Hygrometer monitor for Indoor and Outdoor, Min/Max Hold, Hand-held LCD Backlight with one 9V Battery Included for $20.29 (list price $32.99)

URPOWER Motion Sensor Light, Motion-sensing Battery Powered LED Stick-Anywhere Nightlight, Wall Light for $13.99 (list price $23.99)

Stanley 90-949 10-Inch MaxSteel Adjustable Wrench for $9.84 (list price $19.49)

Makita XT273R 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit (2.0Ah) for $174.00 (list price $259.00)

Stanley 12-404 No. 4 Adjustable Bench Plane with 2-Inch Cutter for $19.06 (list price $30.14)

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14 Secrets of Costco Employees
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Costco has become something of a unicorn in the brick-and-mortar industry. While employees at other chains express concerns over low wages and questionable management choices, the 200,000-plus ground troops at Costco’s massive shopping centers rave about generous pay ($13 to $22.50 hourly, depending on seniority), comprehensive benefits, and pension plans. After one year of employment, the turnover rate is only 6 percent, compared to an average of 16 percent across the retail industry. Not having to incur costs of training replacements is just one reason the company keeps prices low.

It’s no secret that Costco employees are a relatively happy bunch. But we wanted a little more information, so we’ve asked several current Costco workers about everything from pet peeves to nail polish bans to revoking memberships. (All requested we use only their first names to preserve anonymity.) Here’s what they had to tell us about life in the pallets.

1. WORKING THERE IS BETTER THAN GOING TO THE GYM.

Turns out that navigating a warehouse full of goods stacked to the ceiling is kind of like getting an all-day gym pass. “I walk about five to eight miles a day on average, and that's all within the confines of the store,” says Rachael, a Costco employee in Colorado. “When you see pallets stacked with 50-pound bags of flour or sugar or dog food or cat litter, a lot of that stuff had to be stacked by hand by employees before the store opens. Ditto for those giant stacks of shoes and bottles of salsa or five-gallon jugs of cooking oil. It's a lot of hard work.”

2. THEY CAN DO THEIR SHOPPING AFTER HOURS.

Costco shopping carts are arranged together
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While employees typically don’t get shopping discounts, they have something that’s arguably better: the opportunity to shop in a near-empty store. “You can shop after hours, and a lot of employees do that,” says Kathleen, a Costco employee in Washington state. “You just bring your cart to the front register.” The store will keep the member service counter open so workers can check out after other registers have closed.

3. THE GENEROUS RETURN POLICY CAN GET MESSY.

Costco infamously places very few restrictions on returns. Most anything purchased there can be brought back for a refund as part of the company’s overall emphasis on exceptional customer service. Naturally, some members are willing to abuse the privilege. “Members return couches that are over five years old, and interestingly enough, they still have the receipt,” Rachael says. “My guess is that they buy that couch with the intention of returning it someday, so they tape the receipt to the bottom of the couch so they don't lose it. Then, when they've worn it out and want something new, they bring it back and get a full refund.”

Rachael has also seen a member return a freezer that was allegedly no longer working. The store refunded both the cost of the appliance and the spoiled meat inside. “The meat smelled like death,” she says.

4. THEY CAN ALSO TELL WHEN YOU’RE A SERIAL RETURNER.

A shopper at Costco looks at the computer display
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Costco purchase records typically date back 10 years or so, but employees working the return counter don’t always need to reference your account to know that you're making a habit of getting refunds. “When someone comes in to return something without a receipt and they go, ‘Oh, you can look it up on my account,’ that’s a tell,” says Thomas, an employee in California. “It tells me you return so much stuff that you know what we can find on the computer.”

5. THERE’S A CONVENIENCE STORE-WITHIN-A-STORE.

While employees are generally allowed to eat their lunch or dinner meals in the food court, not all of them are crazy about pizza and hot dogs as part of their daily diet. Many opt for the employee break room, which—in some warehouse locations—looks more like a highway rest stop. Rows of vending machines offer fresh meals, snacks, and sodas, along with a complete kitchen for preparing food brought from home. “[It’s a] relatively new addition that is being implemented at more warehouses,” says Steve, an employee in California. “It's basically like a gas station's convenience store, with both frozen and fresh meals and snacks. The only difference is the prices are more reasonable.”

6. THERE’S A GOOD REASON THERE ISN’T AN EXPRESS CHECKOUT LANE.

A Costco shopper goes through the checkout lane
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Walk into a Costco and you’ll probably notice an employee with a click counter taking inventory of incoming members. According to Rachael, that head count gets relayed to the supervisor in charge of opening registers. “They know that for a certain amount of people entering the store, within a certain amount of time, there should be a certain amount of registers open to accommodate those shoppers who are ready to check out,” she says. If there aren’t enough cashiers on hand, the supervisor can pull from other departments: Most employees are “cross-trained” to help out when areas are understaffed.

7. THERE’S A METHOD TO THE RECEIPT CHECK.

Customers sometimes feel offended when they’re met at the exit by an employee scanning their receipt, but it’s all in an effort to mitigate loss prevention and keep prices low. “We’re looking for items on the bottom of the cart, big items like TVs, or alcohol,” Thomas says. Typically, the value of these items might make it worth the risk for a customer who's trying to shoplift—and they're worth the double-check.

8. THEY TAKE SAFE FOOD HANDLING TO A NEW LEVEL ...

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At Costco, employees are expected to exercise extreme caution when preparing and serving hot dogs, pizza, chicken and other food to members. “If an employee forgets to remove their apron before exiting the department, they must remove that apron, toss it into the hamper, and put on a fresh apron because now it's contaminated,” Rachael says. “Or, let's say a member asks for a slice of cheese pizza. We place that piece onto a plate, with tongs, of course, then place the plate onto the counter. If the member says, ‘Oh darn, I've changed my mind, I'd rather have pepperoni pizza,’ then we have to toss the pizza that they didn't want into the trash. Once it hits the counter, it can't come back.” Some store protocols even prohibit employees from wearing nail polish in food prep areas—it could chip and get into the food.

9. ... BUT WORKING AT THE FOOD COURT CAN PREPARE THEM FOR ANYTHING.

Costco employees who find themselves behind the counter at the chain’s food court say it's one of the few less-than-pleasant experiences of working there. For some members, the dynamic of waiting on food and peering over a service counter can make them forget their manners. “Usually members are rude when they are waiting on their pizza during a busy time,” Steve says. “If an employee can excel in the food court, any other position in the warehouse is pretty easy by comparison.”

10. THEY GET FREE TURKEYS.

Costco’s generous wages and benefits keep employment applications stacked high. What people don’t realize, Kathleen says, is that the company’s attention to employee satisfaction can result in getting gifted a giant bird. “We get free turkeys for Thanksgiving,” she says. “I didn’t even know that before I started working there. It’s a nice perk.”

11. THEY CAN REVOKE YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

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But it’s got to be a pretty extreme situation. According to Thomas, memberships can be terminated if a member is caught stealing or having a physical altercation inside the store. For less severe infractions, employees can make notes under a “comments” section of your membership. They’ll do that for frequent returns, if you’re verbally aggressive, or if you like to rummage through pre-packaged produce looking for the best apples. (Don’t do that.)

12. MANAGERS GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY.

During peak business times on weekends and around holidays, the influx of customer traffic can get so formidable that managers jump in with employees to make sure everything gets taken care of. “Most people would be surprised if they realized that the person who just put all of their groceries into their cart at the registers or who helped load that huge mattress into their car was actually the store's general manager,” Rachael says.

13. EVERY DAILY STORE OPENING IS CONTROLLED CHAOS …

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Like most any retail store, Costco prides itself on presenting a clean, efficient, and organized layout that holds little trace of the labor that went into overnight stocking or display preparation. But if a customer ever happened to see the store in the last hour before opening each day, they’d witness a flurry of activity. “It's controlled chaos with loud music along with the blaring of the forklift sirens,” Steve says. “Employees are rushing to finish and clean up, drivers are rushing to put merchandising in the steel [shelving], and the floor scrubber slowly but surely makes its way around the warehouse. It truly is a remarkable choreography that happens seven days a week.”

14. … AND EVERY CLOSING IS A SLOW MARCH.

To avoid stragglers, Costco employees form a line and walk down aisles to encourage customers to move toward the front of the store so they can check out before closing. Once the doors are locked, overnight stocking begins in anticipation of another day at the world’s coziest warehouse. “Our store has over 250 employees altogether,” Rachael says. “If all of us do our little bit, then it's a well-oiled machine that runs without a hitch.”

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Up Your Sunbathing Game This Summer With a Round Beach Towel

Here's the simple truth: Round beach towels are amazing.

If you haven't heard of round beach towels (a.k.a. roundies), they are large, circular beach towels usually featuring cute designs, including round foods like watermelons and doughnuts. According to The Cut, this Instagram-worthy trend originated in 2013 when Australian brand The Beach People invented roundies and saw them immediately sell out. The craze spread to the U.S. a few years later, when roundies went viral on the internet.

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So, why are roundies superior to your average rectangular towel? From a practical point of view, the large size and circular shape mean you have lots of room to move around and flip over. With a rectangular towel, you're always struggling to stay on a narrow strip of terrycloth to avoid the sand surrounding you on every side, threatening to stick to your wet skin. If you want to turn over, you pretty much have to do it in place. Who decided that a tiny rectangle was the best size and shape for a towel anyway? Why have we put up with this nonsense for so long? Round towels are logically the better choice.

You may be asking yourself: Why not just have a large square towel? Why does it have to be a circle? And the answer is: Stop being a Debbie Downer. They're round because it's fun and whimsical and it means you can have a pizza-shaped towel. (In all seriousness, though, big square beach towels do exist, and they're great. They just haven't blown up on Instagram the way roundies have.)

Having a round towel makes it easy to spot your group at the beach: Your roundie will stand out among all those regular ones. It's also big enough to share. What's more, it can easily double as a picnic blanket, a tablecloth, or even a shawl for walking on the beach (just fold it in half first).

In conclusion, save yourself from the clutches of your tiny, rectangular towel and buy a roundie. Here are a few of our favorites:

WATERMELON; $68

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DOUGHNUT; $20.99

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MANDALA; $19.99

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PIZZA; $21.99

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