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Don't Miss Out on Wednesday's Great Amazon Deals

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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, April 19.

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

BÖHM Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with Inline Microphone - Black / Silver for $67.99 (list price $84.99)

Mugig Metronome,Digital Tuner ,Tone Generator 3 in 1 Multi-Instrument Device for Guitar,Bass,Violin,Ukulele,Chromatic Tuning, Large LCD Display, 8 Rhythms 30-250 BPM,Pickup & Battary Included for $9.49 (list price $15.99)

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands - PlayStation 4 for $34.99 (list price $59.99)

Duncan BUTTERFLY YO-YO (colors may vary) for $3.99 (list price $5.89)

Calm & Focused Fidget Toy - Increase Focus Reduce Stress - Quiet and Soothing Gadget for Children and Adults for $9.79 (list price $17.97)

Jackery Pop Slim 5000mAh External Battery Charger - Portable Charger and Power Bank with Aluminum Shell Casing Designed for $16.99 (list price $29.99)

Photive HyperBeats Pro Wireless Headphones for Sports 4.1 Bluetooth Stereo Earbuds, Secure Fit for Sports and Running with Built-in Mic. Sweatproof. for $29.95 (list price $39.95)

[3 Pack] Anker PowerLine Lightning Cable (3ft) Apple MFi Certified - Lightning Cables for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

DRIVE Natural Car Air Freshener (Beige) - Best Auto Purifier is Certified Moso Bamboo Activated Charcoal 220g for $11.67 (list price $20.00)

[Upgraded Divider] UNITEK 36W/2.4A Detachable 4 Port USB Charging Station Dock, USB Charger with Organizer Stand for Multiple Device Apple iPad iPhone Samsung for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

Multi-Tool 12 in 1 Multi Function Tool Pen - Black - Multifunction Pen is a 12 Function Pen with Exacto Blade, Screwdriver and More for $11.99 (list price $14.99)

Car Mount, Mengo Magna-Snap Mini Magnetic Air Vent Car Mount for $9.92 (list price $34.99)

Bluetooth Earbud GoNovate G9 Mini Wireless Headset In-Ear Earphone with Mic for iPhone Samsung and Other Smartphones for $13.59 (list price $17.99)

Mpow Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Sweatproof Jogger, Running, Sport Headphones Earbuds Earphone with AptX,Mic Hands-free Calling-Pink for $19.99 (list price $33.99)

VicTsing 3 in 1 Clip-on 180 Degree Fisheye Lens Plus Wide Angle Lens Plus Macro Lens iPhone Camera Lens Kits for iPhone, Android and Smartphones with Flat Camera - Black for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

QCY True Wireless Earbuds with Portable Charging Case, Mini Dual True Wireless Stereo Bluetooth V4.1 Headphones, 12 Hours Music Time, Built-in Mic - Space Gray for $49.99 (list price $99.99)

Samsung 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Duo (MUF-32CB/AM) for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

iMuto 20000mAh Portable Charger Compact External Battery Power Pack Power Bank with Smart LED Digital Display and Smart Charge for iPhone 7 6 6S Plus, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Tablets and More (Black) for $23.99 (list price $29.99)

Ohuhu Legend of Zelda Ocarina 12 Hole Alto C with Textbook Display Stand Protective Bag for $15.99 

Spigen Essential F710D Portable Charger 10000mAh Premium Power Bank External Charger Battery 2 USB Port LED Display for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

MagniViz Magnifying Glass with Light and Stand - Handheld or Hands Free LED Lighted Magnifier (3x) - Bonus Cloth for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

VicTsing Bluetooth Headset, Over The Head Wireless Headset, Build in Mic for Computers, Phones(Black) for $19.99 (list price $21.99)

iClever BoostCube 4.8A 24W Dual USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Technology, Foldable Plug, White for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

Eggsnow Selfie Ring Light with USB Charging Cable ,12 Led Clip-on lighting for iPhone/Samsung/Galaxy and Other Smart Phone ,iPad ,Computer and Laptop (White) for $14.49 (list price $19.99)

Czznn Quick Charge 2.0 Car Charger Dual USB Car Adapter Smart Charging for iPhone Samsung Galaxy Note with 3Ft Micro USB Android Cable for $13.99 (list price $21.99)

SanDisk 128GB Connect Wireless Flash Drive for $68.39 (list price $99.99)

Phone Stand, MORECOO Multi-Angle Aluminum Cell Phone Stand For iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, LG, e-book, Android Windows Smartphone and Tablet (White) for $5.93 (list price $10.98)

Philips GoPure Compact 200 Car Air Purifier, 1 Pack for $108.05 (list price $137.08)

BUREI Men's Stainless Steel Chronograph Sports Watch Stopwatch with Brown Leather for $39.99 (list price $89.00)

KITCHEN

Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine Party Package for $44.99 (list price $59.95)

Libbey 12-Piece Wine Party Glass Set, 12.75-Ounce for $24.99 (list price $26.99)

Rubbermaid Flip Top Cereal Keeper, Modular Food Storage Container, BPA-free, 18 Cup, Red (1856059) for $8.00 (list price $15.42)

Neet Organic Wooden Bamboo Cooking & Serving Utensils, kitchen utensils, 6 Piece Set BMB-U6 for $9.95 (list price $29.99)

Tenta Kitchen Foldable Silicone Trivets-expandable/collapsible(pack of 5) for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Estilo Single Round Salt or Spice Box with Lid, Bamboo for $8.50 (list price $10.00)

Cuisinart Silicone Whisk, 12-Inch, Black for $10.40 (list price $17.00)

Zelancio Titan X-1 Digital LCD Display Air Fryer with Rapid Air Fry Technology. Ultimate Healthy Multifunctional Cooker - Fry / Bake / Grill / Roast for $109.99 (list price $199.99)

POPCO Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper with Handles for $10.90 (list price $34.99)

Ceramic Butter Dish with Lid, Vintage Home Decor Table Decorations, Cream Small, Wedding Housewarming Gift for $12.75 (list price $25.00)

Aprince Onion Holder & Onion Goggles, All-In-One Odor Remover & Chopper (Onion Holder & Onion Goggles) for $16.99 (list price $35.99)

Cast Iron Shallow Concave Wok, Black - by Utopia Kitchen for $20.39 (list price $49.99)

Hario Coffee Drip Scale/Timer for $34.63 (list price $56.50)

Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Iced Coffee Maker - Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter for $17.99 (list price $59.99)

Cuisinart DFP-14BCWNY 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel, White for $158.96 (list price $178.45)

Contigo AUTOSEAL Chill Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 24 oz, Monaco for $19.99 (list price $22.99)

Mindkoo Electric Coffee and Spice Grinders Food Ingredients Pepper Herb Mill Grater for $16.99 (list price $36.99)

Metene Digital Kitchen Timer with Large LCD Display and Loud Alarm System for $4.00 (list price $35.00)

Underground Toys Star Wars Home Kitchen Pizza Cutter Lightsaber DV Novelty for $10.94 (list price $17.99)

MeasuPro Instant Read Internal Meat Thermometer with Stainless Steel Probe, Digital Cooking Thermometer for Baking and Grilling, Programmed with USDA recommendations, Large LCD Display for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Surgical Whistling Stove Top Kettle Teapot with Layered Capsule Bottom, Silicone Handle, Mirror Finish, 2.75 Quart - Tea Maker Infuser Strainer Included for $43.99 (list price $89.99)

Cuisinart DCC-3650 Elite 12-Cup Coffeemaker, Stainless Steel for $84.99 (list price $99.99)

Betty Crocker Expandable Roasting Rack for $8.99 (list price $12.00)

OXO Good Grips No-Spill Silicone Ice Stick Tray for Water Bottles for $10.78 (list price $14.99)

Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Maker (26010) for $33.98 (list price $39.99)

Greenco Refrigerator and Freezer Drink Holder Storage Bin, 13.5"x 5.5"x 3.75", Clear for $9.34 (list price $10.99)

Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Pasta Pot with Steamer Insert, 8-quart, Black for $71.65 (list price $150.00)

Kealive Stainless Steel Pastry Blender and 4-Piece Cookie Cutter Set for $11.99 (list price $15.99)

Weston Food Strainer and Sauce Maker for Tomato, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for $39.29 (list price $46.45)

Apple Corer, Xpatee Premium Apple Corer Remover, Stainless Steel Apple or Pear Core Remover Tool for Home & Kitchen with Sharp Serrated Blade for $8.99 (list price $39.99)

Xpatee 5 Blades Herb Scissors with Cleaning Brush(Red) for $9.95 (list price $49.99)

Amzdeal Whiskey Stones Reusable Wine Ice Cubes with Tongs for Wine Beer Drinks Set of 8 for $12.99 (list price $16.99)

Bukey Can Opener and Jar Opener – Professional Stainless Steel Grips Smooth Edge Manual Tin Opener and Best Rated Kitchen Grippers to Remove Stubborn Lids, Caps and Bottles for $10.49 (list price $25.95)

Crock-Pot SCCPMC600-S 6-Quart Stainless Steel 5-in-1 Multi-Cooker with Non-Stick Inner Pot for $127.49 (list price $149.99)

Oster FPSTFP1355 2-Speed 10-Cup Food Processor, 500-watt for $35.99 (list price $59.99)

Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker, 10-Cups uncooked resulting in 20-Cups (Cooked), with Steam & Rinse Basket (37543) for $32.67 (list price $47.99)

Estilo Heavy Duty Pecan, Nut and Seafood Cracker, Silver for $5.09 (list price $14.99)

4 Reusable Single Cup Keurig Solo Filter Pod Coffee Stainless Mesh (iPartsPlusMore for $8.96 (list price $9.95)

HOME

Gain Flings Moonlight Breeze Laundry Detergent Packs, 81 Count for $16.97 after on-screen coupon (list price $20.97)

Funny Door Mats Welcome Doormat Our House Cassette for $8.40 (list price $19.99)

Oxi Clean Versatile Stain Remover, 3 Pound (Pack of 4) for $30.24 (list price $50.12)

Portable Clothes Closet Wardrobe by KOUSI-Freestanding Storage Organizer with doors , large space and sturdy construction. White-8 cube for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

LUCID 5 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Dual-Layered - CertiPUR-US Certified - Firm Feel - Twin Size for $74.09 (list price $150.00)

Casual Home 324-33 Montego 3-Tier Bookcase, Espresso for $59.51 (list price $67.99)

Bush Furniture Salinas Mission Desk and Hutch, Antique White Finish for $184.63 (list price $222.99)

Greenco Collapsible Underwear Drawer Divider Closet Organizer - Set 4, Beige for $10.99 (list price $25.99)

Vornado Zippi Personal Fan, Ice for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Weiman Silver Wipes for Cleaning and Polishing Silver Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Silver Plate and Fine Antique Silver - 20 count for $4.94 (list price $6.99)

Altra Galaxy 50" TV Stand with Mount, Black for $59.00 (list price $119.99)

Big Joe Dorm Chair, Limo Black for $29.88 (list price $39.99)

Brightech - Maxwell Shelf Floor Lamp - Modern Mood Lighting for your Living Room and Bedroom - Shade Diffused Light Source with Open-Box Shelves - Classic Black for $64.99 (list price $120.00)

Chemical Guys MIC_506_03 Professional Grade Premium Microfiber Towels, Gold (16 in. x 16 in.) (Pack of 3) for $11.25 (list price $16.39)

Sterilite ClearView 3 Storage Drawer Organizer for $19.39 (list price $24.99)

Old English - Scratch Cover For Dark Wood 8 Ounce for $4.82 (list price $8.21)

Frigidaire FFRA1222R1 12000 BTU 115-volt Window-Mounted Compact Air Conditioner with Remote Control for $339.99 (list price $389.99)

Academy da Vinci Clock for $13.90 (list price $21.99)

Mothers Ultra Soft Microfiber Polishing Cloth for $4.46 (list price $7.79)

Cosco Products Vinyl Top Folding Table, 20 x 48-Inch, Black for $25.00 (list price $34.99)

LINENSPA Zippered Encasement Waterproof, Dust Mite Proof, Bed Bug Proof Breathable Mattress Protector - Queen Size for $24.99 (list price $104.99)

Tenswall Portable Garment Steamer, Handheld Fabric Steamer For Clothes - 2 Min. Heat-up Premium Clothes Steam Cleaner, 120ml Capacityl for $18.99 (list price $49.99)

Greenland Home Bella Ruffle Throw for $28.12 (list price $49.99)

Hanging Closet Organizer, MaidMAX 6-Shelf Collapsible Hanging Accessory Shelves with 2 Widen Velcros for Clothes and Shoes Storage for Gift, Beige for $12.99 (list price $16.00)

Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40160PC - Corded for $116.37 (list price $159.99)

Glad 70403 Force Flex Medium Garbage Bag 8 Gallon 26 Count for $5.99 (list price $10.99)

Yankee Candle Company Lilac Blossoms Large Jar Candle for $19.99 (list price $27.99)

Playtex Living Gloves, Small, 2 Count for $7.41 (list price $19.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

SkinActive Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Anti-Aging 2.5 fl. oz for $10.49 (list price $12.99)

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

Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti Aging Skin Care Duo Pack, 6.7 Ounce for $24.86 (list price $33.99)

Olay Fresh Outlast Purifying Birch & Lavender Body Wash 22 oz for $19.96 (list price $28.55)

Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System, 1 Count for $17.97 (list price $19.99)

OGX Shampoo, Hydrating TeaTree Mint, 13oz for $5.79 (list price $7.99)

Fekkai Essential Shea Mask 7 Oz for $23.21 (list price $24.99)

John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects + Serum, 1.69 Ounce for $7.97 (list price $8.99)

Alba Botanica Hawaiian SPF 50 Nourishing Coconut Clear Spray Sunscreen, 2 Count for $18.54 with on-screen coupon (list price $20.56)

Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Green Tea Sunscreen SPF 45, 4 Ounce (Pack of 2) for $14.99 (list price $19.90)

Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, 6oz Tube (Pack of 2) for $18.30 (list price $22.98)

Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50, .47oz Stick (Pack of 2) for $13.98 (list price $16.98)

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb The Super Mattifying Hydrating Sheet Mask, 6 Count for $13.44 with on-screen coupon (list price $14.94)

Blackhead Cleansing Mask Finewind Acne Face Mask Deep Clean Blackhead Oil-control Anti-aging Acne Treatment for $12.99 (list price $32.90)

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 $20.99 (list price $39.99)

Spot On Blemish Soother- Best Acne Spot Drying Cream for Face & Body to Reduce Dark Spots, Redness & Pimples with MSM, Zinc Oxide, Salicylic Acid and Cinnamon Extract - 1 fl oz… for $15.99 (list price $49.95)

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Face Wash With Salicylic Acid, 9.1 Oz. (Pack of 3) for $19.11 (list price $24.02)

Remington iLIGHT Pro Plus Quartz Hair Removal System for $331.99 (list price $399.99)

Philips Hp6390/51 Precision Perfect Trimmer for $9.99 (list price $12.99)

Colgate Wisp Portable Mini-Brush Max Fresh, Peppermint, 24 Count for $3.41 (list price $7.99)

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash, Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment, Pink Grapefruit, 8.5 Fl. Oz. (Pack of 3) for $17.88 (list price $25.00)

Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages Sheer, All One Size, 40 Count for $1.97 (list price $3.29)

Band-Aid Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages, 100 Count for $7.10 (list price $8.79)

KP Elements Keratosis Pilaris Treatment Cream - Keratosis Pilaris Cream for Arms and Thighs - Clear up Red Bumps Today by Combining Our KP Cream and Body Scrub (1) for $34.99 (list price $42.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator, Black for $99.99 (list price $106.72)

RIF6 Silicone Electronics Case for Cube Mobile Projector or Mini Wireless Speaker … (Black) for $8.99 (list price $20.00)

Derwent Art Supplies, Waterbrush, 3 Pack (2301975) for $7.02 (list price $20.99)

Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing, Watercolor, Art, Inktense Ink Pencils, 24-Pack (0700929) for $29.68 (list price $46.46)

Derwent Colored Pencils, 72 Studio, 3.4mm Core, Wooden Box, 72 Count (32199) for $68.51 (list price $82.26)

Sharpie Accent Retractable Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $7.12 (list price $8.38)

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Black, 12 Count for $7.19 (list price $8.47)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $7.00 (list price $8.24)

Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Count for $13.34 (list price $15.70)

VicTsing Electric Pencil Sharpener with Replacement Sharpener Core, Automatic Smart Sharpening Sensor,Heavy Duty Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener for Classroom, Office and High Volume Use for $18.99 (list price $39.99)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Support , Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $12.99 (list price $16.99)

Incline Desk Sorter, 6 Compartment, 8 x 7-3/4 x 6-1/2 Inches, Black for $7.68 (list price $10.45)

TOMOKO 87 Key Mechanical Keyboard, Water-Resistant Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switch, Anti-ghosting Keys (Black) for $49.99 (list price $59.99)

ETA hand2mind 60110 Magnetic Alphabet Set for $11.57 (list price $25.24)

Paper Mate InkJoy 700RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, White Barrel, Black Ink, Box of 12 (1951347) for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

Parker Jotter Bond Street Black CT Ballpoint Pen, Gift Box for $13.63 (list price $19.99)

ETA hand2mind Color Paddles, Set of 18 for $7.50 (list price $15.00)

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Bright, 10-Pack for $15.43 (list price $26.99)

Springhill, Digital Card Canary, 110lb, Letter, 8.5 x 11, 250 Sheets / 1 Ream, Made In The USA for $9.21

Lee Removable Highlighter Tape, 1 Roll of Each of 6 Fluorescent Colors, 1/2-Inch Wide with Dispenser (19188) for $24.93 (list price $26.24)

Serta Back in Motion Health and Wellness Mid-Back Office Chair, Black for $161.99 (list price $379.99)

VIVA OFFICE High Back Mesh Chair with Adjustable Armrests, Headrest and Lumbar Pad for $189.99 (list price $535.68)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Stein 24 oz, Hammertone Green for $28.98 (list price $35.00)

Bear Butt Double Parachute Camping Hammock, Khaki / Dark Green for $35.97 (list price $59.99)

AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack - Black for $67.96 (list price $79.95)

Hynes Eagle 17-Inch Soft Canvas Laptop Messenger Bag Carry on Computer Travel Bag (Black) for $39.99 (list price $119.99)

Coleman Jug With Water Carrier, 5 Gallons, Blue for $10.33 (list price $14.65)

Camp Solutions Lightweight Self-Inflating Camp Pad Tent with Attached Pillow for $23.69 (list price $49.99)

Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent Deluxe XL for $99.99 (list price $149.99)

Arcadia Outdoors Cookware Mess Kit for Camping, 11 Piece Cookset, Lightweight, Durable, & Compact, Includes Pots, Bowls, Utensils, & Firestarter for $18.95 (list price $39.95)

LE Portable LED Camping Lantern Outdoor 30 LEDs Flashlights IPX4 Water Resistant Lamp Battery Powered Light for Home Garden Hiking Fishing Emergency (2 Packs) for $11.40 (list price $12.99)

Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Ball 15 Can Case for $42.99 (list price $59.99)

SUMGOTT Non-Stick BBQ Grill Mat, Perfect for Charcoal, Electric and Gas Grill, Reusable, Easy to Clean, Essential Grilling Accessories for Home Cooks and Grillers, Set of 3 for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

Grillaholics Grill Brush, #1 Barbecue Grilling Accessories, Grill Healthier BBQ on Gas or Charcoal Grills for $13.95 (list price $29.95)

Premium Quality Bright LED Tactical Torch Flashlight With Built-In Rechargeable Battery – 3 Modes – Adjustable Focus Zoom Lens for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

Ohuhu Double Sleeping Bag with 2 Pillows and a Carrying Bag for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking for $44.99 (list price $99.99)

Incline Fit 36-Inch High Density Extra Firm Foam Roller, Black for $20.59 (list price $22.99)

Viper "The Freak" Steel Tip Darts, Grooved Barrel, 22 Grams for $12.60 (list price $23.49)

Fat Cat Folding Texas Hold 'em Poker/Casino Game Table with Cushioned Rail, 10 Player for $197.99 (list price $359.00)

Spalding NBA Zi/O Indoor/Outdoor Basketball - Official Size 7 (29.5") for $31.06 (list price $37.94)

Mini Portable Folding Chair w/ Built In Cooler by Savvy Glamping - Includes Travel Tote Bag for On the Go Seating for $24.60 (list price $42.95)

Hey! Play! Regulation Size Bocce Ball Set for $33.15 (list price $44.20)

Bike Pump, Kitbest Portable Floor Bicycle Pump Fits Presta & Schrader Valve, 5 Year Warranty for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Suaoki Led Camping Lantern Lights Rechargeable Battery (Powered By Solar Panel and USB Charging) Collapsible Mini Flashlight (Emergency Charger for Phone, Water-Resistant, Green) for $16.99 (list price $25.99)

Piscifun Professional Portable Spooling Station Fishing Reel Line Spooler & Winder for $35.99 (list price $52.99)

Driftsun Sports Portable Disc Golf Basket Goal - Lightweight Steel Disc Target for $99.99 (list price $169.99)

Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Cabana Beach Tent Sun Shelter, Blue for $59.51 (list price $69.51)

Alpen Apex XP 8x32 Sub Compact Waterproof, Fully Multi Coated, BaK4, Long Eye Relief, Roof Prism Binocular for $215.76 (list price $287.69)

ELECTRONICS

VERKB Rainbow Mic, Wireless Microphone Karaoke(3rd Generation), 3-in-1 Bluetooth Karaoke Machine KTV for Apple iPhone Android Smartphone and Pc(Rose Gold) for $27.99 (list price $108.99)

iSmartAlarm Spot HD Video Camera, White for $84.99 (list price $99.99)

Portable Projector,Artlii Multimedia LED Projector for Multiple HDMI Devices Games Parties Outdoor Indoor Movie Night(White) for $79.99 (list price $159.99)

Eton Field – World Band Radio with Bluetooth for $110.49 (list price $129.99)

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable (15 FT), Fosmon Mini DP [Thunderbolt Port Compatible] to HDMI Cable Adapter For Surface Pro, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini - Gold Plated (White) for $8.49 (list price $19.99)

CyberPower CP1350AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS 1350VA 810W AVR Mini-Tower -New Design and More Features for $122.95 (list price $132.95)

TONOR Lavalier Mic Lapel Microphone Dual Headed Recording Clip On Mic Mini Microphone For Iphone Ipad Ipod Samsung Android and Windows Smartphones for $10.19 (list price $29.99)

ASUS Chromebook C300SA 13.3 Inch (Intel Celeron, 4GB, 16GB eMMC, Light Blue) for $209.00 (list price $229.00)

1byone Superspeed Aluminum 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 1 Ethernet Port, 5 Gbps Transfer Rate & Built-in 15 Inches Cable, for iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, PC and Laptop for $14.99 (list price $18.99)

UNITEK Aluminum USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station with Offline Clone Function, For 2.5 3.5 Inch HDD SSD SATA I/ II/ III up to 2 x 8TB & UASP for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case Cases THOR V2 Black for $107.77 (list price $149.99)

LaView 6 1080P IP Camera Security System 8 CH 1080P IP PoE NVR w/2TB HDD & 4 IP Bullet, 2 IP Dome 2MP Camera for $629.99 (list price $799.99)

TOOLS

First Alert CO605 Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup for $18.44 (list price $22.72)

Stanley 90-948 8-Inch Adjustable Wrench for $8.88 (list price $13.88)

Gorilla Super Glue Gel, 15 g for $4.58 (list price $6.04)

Duck Brand 394468 All-Purpose Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches by 45 Yards, Silver, Single Roll for $6.49 (list price $9.60)

Panasonic FV-11VQ5 WhisperCeiling 110 CFM Ceiling Mounted Fan, White for $113.04 (list price $234.00)

Nite Ize DoohicKey SkullKey Tool, Stainless Steel Keychain Multi-Tool for $7.19 (list price $9.99)

VicTsing 800A Peak 18000mAh Car Jump Starter Power Bank with LCD Screen, LED Flashlight, Warning Light, Compass,Dual USB Charging for $79.99 (list price $129.99)

Wagner 0503008 HT1000 1,200-watt Heat Gun for $25.37 

Qualihome Plastic Self Drilling Drywall Anchors with Screws Kit, 100 Pieces for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

Super Glue 15187 Super Glue, 12-Pack for $5.77 (list price $7.95)

Tub O Towels Heavy-Duty 10" x 12" Size Multi-Surface Cleaning Wipes, 90 Count Per Canister for $10.14 (list price $12.36)

OBD, KitBest WiFi OBD2 OBDII Scanner Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Car Code Reader for Check Engine Light Adapter, Read & Clear Trouble Code for iOS and Android Devices , 5 Year Warranty for $16.59 (list price $22.99)

SE MH1047L Illuminated Multi-Power LED Head Magnifier for $9.05 (list price $15.44)

Linzer 5425 Plastic 5-Gallon Paint Can Opener for $2.97 (list price $3.99)

Stanley 51-163 16-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Nailing Hammer for $18.36 (list price $31.50)

DEWALT DCK263D2 20V MAX XR Li-Ion Cordless Drywall Screwgun and Cut-out Tool Kit for $279.00 (list price $299.00)

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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 ...

A Costco employee works in food preparation
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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.

Shoppers go down an aisle at Costco
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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 …

Shoppers appear in front of a Costco store
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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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