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You Don't Want to Miss Thursday's Best 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 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

Travelambo Front Pocket Wallet Minimalist Wallets Leather Slim Wallet Money Clip RFID Blocking (black) for $15.29 (list price $17.99)

Kinsa Smart Stick Digital Thermometer – Medical Thermometer with Fever & Health Tracking for Children and Adults for $14.60 (list price $19.12)

Etekcity RoverBeats T3 Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, CSR 4.0 (Black) for $18.99 (list price $24.99)

Futurama: The Complete Series for $47.99 (list price $80.65)

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 $69.99)

VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker with 5W Drive, Suction Cup, Buit-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone - Army Green for $18.99 (list price $24.99)

WEme USB 3.1 Type C (USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible) to HDMI Adapter Converter Support HD 4K for USB-C Device New MacBook 12 inch 2015, ChromeBook Pixel, Lumia 950/950XL (Unibody Aluminum) for $6.00 (list price $19.99)

Upgraded version | iTronics LED Dual Alarm Clock Radio with USB Charging, Digital AM/FM Radio, Snooze, Brightness Control and Battery Backup Functions,12/24 Hours Display for $16.99 (list price $35.99)

Electrohome Winston Vinyl Record Player 3-in-1 Classic Turntable Natural Wood Stereo System, AM/FM Radio, CD, and AUX Input for Smartphones, Tablets, and MP3 players (EANOS501) for $110.96 (list price $129.99)

Tensun International Power Adapter Smart Wall Charger Worldwide Universal Travel Adapter with 4 USB Charging Ports All-in-One US UK EU AU JP Plugs AC Adapter for $15.99 (list price $38.50)

iSmartAlarm iSA5 Deluxe Package, White for $219.95 (list price $249.95)

Zeskit Braided Nylon 6 Feet Premium Audio Cable - 3.5mm, (Male to Female) for $7.95 (list price $21.99)

Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone for $315.99 (list price $499.95)

[Apple MFI Certified] Jackery Jewel Lightning Power Cable with Built-In Compact External Portable Charger, Cable & Battery Combo for Your iPhones, iPod Nano and AirPods (2016 iF Award Winner) for $13.59 (list price $39.99)

LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs 31058 Building Kit for $12.99 (list price $14.99)

LEGO Creator Blue Express 31054 Building Kit for $4.93 (list price $10.51)

LEGO CITY Fire Station 60110 for $65.99 (list price $99.99)

LEGO City Great Vehicles Fishing Boat 60147 Building Kit for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

BUREIBUREI Men's Business Classic Rose Gold Watch with Day and Date Calendar Stainless Steel Band for $33.99 (list price $75.00)

Caravelle New York Men's 45A113 Analog Display Japanese Quartz Black Watch for $10.00 (list price $70.00)

Invicta Men's 19825 Pro Diver Analog Display Swiss Quartz Black Watch for $59.99 (list price $895.00)

BUREI Men's Simple Casual Wrist Watches Analog Quartz Rose Gold Day Date Calender Brown Leather with White Dial for $28.99 (list price $75.00)

KITCHEN

Accuweight Digital Multifunction Food Meat Scale with LCD Display Perfect for Baking Kitchen Cooking, 11lb Capacity by 0.1oz, Tempered Glass surface, Black for $8.99 (list price $49.99)

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

ThermoPro TP07 Remote Wireless Digital Kitchen Cooking Food Meat Thermometer with Timer for BBQ Smoker Grill Oven, 300 Feet Range for $30.59 (list price $45.99)

Egg Shop: The Cookbook for $21.08 (list price $35.00)

FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit for $66.99 (list price $89.99)

Sertodo Moscow Mule Mug set of 4, Hammered Copper, 18 fluid ounces for $58.88 (list price $140.00)

ThermoPro TP16 Large LCD Digital Cooking Kitchen Food Meat Thermometer for BBQ Oven Smoker Built-in Clock Timer with Stainless Steel Probe for $15.29 (list price $29.99)

AmazonBasics 6-Piece Bakeware Set for $15.64 (list price $18.40)

Bellemain 4-Cup Fat Separator / Measuring Cup with Strainer & Fat Stopper / 1 Liter Capacity for $13.95 (list price $21.95)

Rubbermaid Antimicrobial Drain Board Large, White for $13.88 (list price $17.06)

8" Non Stick, Oven Safe, Dish washer safe Ceramic Coated Fry Pan -Copper for $18.25

Equinox Professional Chef's Knife - 8 inch Full Tang Blade - 100% German Steel with Protective Bolster for $14.95 (list price $49.99)

Rubbermaid 17.3 Cup FreshWorks Produce Saver Food Storage Container, Large, Green for $10.22 (list price $16.99)

Lodge L9OG3 Cast Iron Round Griddle, Pre-Seasoned, 10.5-inch for $14.29 (list price $24.00)

Lavatools PT12 Javelin Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer (Chipotle) for $24.99

DRAGONN Zester Grater Sharp Stainless Steel Blade with Black Handle, Safety Cover and Rubber Footings for $9.95 (list price $19.95)

Secura The Original Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle 1.8 Quart for $32.98 (list price $59.99)

Gourmia GSI180 Automatic Healthy Frozen Dessert Maker, Makes Sorbet, Soft-Serve Sherbet & Frozen Fruit Treats, Includes Free Recipe Book for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

Set of 2 Moscow Mule Copper Mugs with Shot Glass - Two 16 Oz Copper Moscow Mule Mugs - Solid Copper Hammered Mug - Copper Cups for Moscow Mules for $27.99 (list price $69.99)

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 $9.95 (list price $22.97)

StarPack Premium Silicone Kitchen Tongs 9-Inch, Non-Stick Friendly, Bonus 101 Cooking Tips (Cherry Red) for $8.95 (list price $14.91)

Hiware 7 Inch Non-stick Springform Pan / Cheesecake Pan / Leakproof Cake Pan Bakeware / With Cleaning Cloth for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

Cheese-Grater-Vegetable-Slicer Stainless Steel - 6-sides , 9.5 Inch Height, Rubber Handle, Non Slip Rubber Bottom by Utopia Kitchen for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Spring Chef Ice Cream Scoop with Comfortable Handle for $11.97 (list price $19.99)

Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets Parchment Paper, 12 x 16 Inches (Non-Stick, 22 Sheets) for $3.48 (list price $5.89)

Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 10-Piece for $131.30 (list price $269.94)

Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set, Bright (6 knives and 6 knife covers), C55-01-12PCKS for $17.01

Popsicle Molds Set - BPA Free - 6 Ice Pop Makers + Silicone Funnel + Cleaning Brush + Ice Cream Recipes E-book - by Lebice for $8.99 (list price $11.95)

HOME

Desk Lamp, TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port, Dimmable LED Desk Lamp Eye- care, Metal, Glare-Free, 5 Color Temperatures with 5 Brightness Levels, Touch Control, Memory Function for $29.99 (list price $36.99)

Hoover UH20040 Sprint QuickVac Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner, 1-Pack for $41.99 (list price $79.99)

Bissell 1806 PowerFresh Deluxe Steam Mop for $69.99 (list price $89.00)

URPOWER Garment Steamer 130ml Portable Handheld Fabric Steamer Fast Heat-up Powerful Travel Garment Clothes Steamer with High Capacity for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Little Sleepy Head Toddler Pillow, White, 13 X 18 for $16.10 (list price $29.95)

AmazonBasics Wood Suit Hangers - 30 Pack, Natural for $20.82 (list price $23.99)

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

Sunbeam 002013-912-000 King Size XpressHeat Heating Pad, Green , 12 x 24-inches for $26.88 (list price $39.99)

Granite Gold Shower Cleaner for $5.95 (list price $7.90)

Granite Gold All-Surface Wipes for $5.85 (list price $9.45)

DampRid FG118RV Moisture Absorber, Charcoal RV, 18-Ounce for $4.97 (list price $6.26)

Casabella 1 Count Dustpan and Brush Set, Graphite/Orange for $7.84 (list price $9.59)

VIVA Choose-A-Sheet* Paper Towels, White, Big Roll, 24 Rolls for $23.92 (list price $38.99)

Downy Unstopables Spring In-Wash Scent Booster Spring 26.5 Oz for $11.99 (list price $15.99)

Hippih 10" Silent Quartz Decorative Wall Clock Non-ticking Digital(Black) for $9.91 (list price $15.99)

Comfy Bedding Frame Jacquard Microfiber Queen 5-piece Comforter Set, Gray for $84.99 (list price $199.99)

O-Ion B-1000 Permanent Filter Ionic Air Purifier Pro Ionizer with UV-C Sanitizer, New for $67.95 (list price $89.95)

Lasko 5397 Ceramic Pedestal Heater with Remote Control for $39.99 (list price $50.97)

11x17 Picture Frame by Americanflat; Made for Legal Sized Paper; Wall Mounting Material Included for $19.95 (list price $29.99)

The Original SOFA SHIELD Reversible Furniture Protector, Features Elastic Strap (Sofa: Chocolate/Beige) for $29.99 (list price $54.99)

PureSpa Deluxe Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser - High Capacity Aroma Diffuser Lasts for Up to 10 Hours with Automatic Shut-Off for Home & Office Safety for $39.99 (list price $49.99)

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

Mallory WS1524A 8-Inch Bug Sponge Squeegee, Black for $5.45 (list price $7.99)

InterDesign Una Wastebasket Trash Can 10", White for $11.99 (list price $19.78)

Mika Home Cotton Embroidery Geometric Links Accent Decorative Throw Pillow Cover Sofa Cushion Case for 18X18" inserts Grey White for $10.99 (list price $23.99)

Down Alternative Comforter (White, Queen) - All Season Comforter - Plush Siliconized Fiberfill Duvet Insert - Box Stitched- by Utopia Bedding for $29.99 (list price $54.99)

TaoTronics Essential Oil Diffuser, 400ml Wood Grain Aroma Diffuser for Aromatherapy (Noiseless High & Low Mist Humidifier, 14 Hours Continuous Mist, PP Build, Low Water Protection) for $34.99 (list price $69.99)

Hoover UH70120 T-Series WindTunnel Rewind Plus Bagless Lighweight Red Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Green for $72.77 (list price $129.99)

Premium Mildew Resistant Shower Curtain Anti-bacterial Heavy-Duty10-Gauge Waterproof Liner - 72x72 Inch - Clear for $12.99 (list price $34.99)

6 Piece 1500 Thread Count Egyptian Quality Deep Pocket Bed Sheet Set - 2 EXTRA PILLOW CASES, GREAT VALUE - Queen, Gray for $27.83 (list price $31.00)

DHP Lodge Futon, Black for $104.65 (list price $137.63)

Ore International FW0676Y 4-Panel Screen Room Divider with 63-Inch Shelving, Espresso Brown Paper Straw Weave for $60.42 (list price $95.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara, Black for $20.70 (list price $23.00)

NIVEA Men Original Moisturizing Face Wash 5 Fluid Ounce for $4.94 (list price $6.49)

Lab Series Invigorating Face Scrub for Men, 3.4 Ounce for $23.03 (list price $26.00)

Clarins Men 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser 4.4 oz. for $24.00 (list price $24.00)

Anthony Algae Facial Cleanser, 8 fl. oz. for $32.40 (list price $36.00)

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 15, 4 Oz for $12.29 (list price $13.47)

Antifungal Soap Body & Foot Wash - 12 oz with Tea Tree Oil 100% Natural Fungal Defense Care Kills Bacteria Athletes Foot Ringworm Jock Itch - Antibacterial Soap Premium Nature for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Banana Boat Sunscreen Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - SPF 50, 6 Ounce for $6.24 (list price $11.99)

L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Body Towelettes, 6 Count for $9.47 (list price $10.99)

Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 60+, 3 Fl. Oz. for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunscreen Protection Broad Spectrum Spf 50, 1.4 Fl. Oz. for $9.74 (list price $12.99)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum Spf 45, 3 Fl. Oz., Pack Of 2 for $13.97 (list price $14.99)

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Body Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 70, 6.7 Oz. for $9.97 (list price $10.99)

Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer Cream for Face and Eye Area 1.7 Oz - With Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, vitamin e and Green Tea. Night and Day Moisturizing Cream for $19.95 (list price $49.95)

Radha Organics Eye Gel for Dark Circles, Puffiness, Wrinkles and Bags - 100% Natural for $12.95 (list price $49.99)

Anti-Aging 24k Eye Mask for $11.00 (list price $35.99)

Sankuwen Waterproof Long Lasting Moisturize Lipstick, Pink for $3.80

Maybelline Dr. Rescue Baby Lips Lip Balm, Coral Crave -(Quantity 1)(4.4 grams) for $2.98 (list price $4.49)

Alegory Acrylic Lip Gloss Makeup Organizer, 24 Spaces - Clear for $19.48 (list price $39.99)

eBoot 100 Pieces Disposable Lip Brushes Lipstick Gloss Wands Applicator Makeup Tool Kits, Black for $5.99 (list price $12.49)

Cityvivo 2 Pieces Cosmetic Makeup Brush Finger Glove Silicone Scrubber Board Hand Cleaning Tools(Pink + Green). Lifetime Guarantee. for $9.99 (list price $9.99)

Phillips’ Colon Health Daily Probiotic Supplement, 60 Count for $19.98 (list price $26.39)

MiraLAX Laxatives, 26.9 Ounce (Discontinued by Manufacturer) for $21.44 (list price $30.99)

Phillips' Caplets, Laxative, 100 Count for $13.99 (list price $24.40)

Tums Ex, Assorted Fruit, 48 Count for $3.99 (list price $4.63)

Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder, Unflavored, 600g for $14.43 (list price $19.99)

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Probiotics - 60 Daily Time Release Pearls - 15x More Effective than Probiotic Capsules with Patented Delivery Technology - Easy to Swallow Probiotic Supplement for $24.95 (list price $34.95)

MuscleTech Platinum 100% Creatine, Ultra-Pure Micronized Creatine Powder, Unflavored, 0.88 Pounds (400 Grams) for $9.97 (list price $15.99)

Natrol Biotin Maximum Strength tablets, 10,000mcg , 100 count, (pack of 2) for $12.51 (list price $24.15)

Premium MCT Oil derived only from Organic Coconuts - 32oz BPA free bottle | The only MCT oil certified Paleo Safe and registered by the Vegan Society. Non-GMO and Gluten Free. for $27.95 (list price $39.95)

NatureWise Vitamin D3 5,000 IU for Healthy Muscle Function, Bone Health and Immune Support, Gluten Free & Non-GMO in Cold-Pressed Organic Olive Oil,1-year supply, 360 count for $11.70 (list price $14.63)

Jarrow Formulas Methylcobalamin (Methyl B12), Supports Brain Cells, 5000 mcg, 60 Lozenges for $13.44 (list price $29.95)

Nano Rush Pre Cold Shield Vitamin C and Zinc Immune System Defense Booster Prevent Colds with Nanotechnology 1 Oz Apple Pear Flavor Spray 30 Day Supply for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Ohuhu Fineliner Color Pen Set, 0.38mm Colored Fine Liner Sketch Drawing Pen, 10 Assorted Colors for $6.99 (list price $20.00)

Samsill Contrast Stitch Leather Junior Padfolio – Lightweight & Stylish Business Portfolio for Men & Women, 5.5” x 8.5” Writing Pad – Black for $12.72 (list price $15.99)

GreenForest Furniture Mid Back Adjustable Home Office Children Desk Chair, Purple for $53.99 (list price $67.99)

Hammermill Paper, Great White 100% Recycled Copy Paper, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream (086790), Made In The USA for $6.99 (list price $9.99)

PURELL NATURALS - Advanced Hand Sanitizer - 12 oz Pump Bottle (Pack of 12) for $27.44 (list price $52.44)

ETA hand2mind 42608 Printed Jumbo Play Coins, Set of 80 for $8.35 (list price $9.85)

Seneo Dialpad with Headset, Call Center Telephone Tone Dial Key Pad with Noise Cancellation & REDIAL for $29.99 (list price $42.99)

3M Cloth Gaffers Tape 6910 48 mm x 54.8 m 12.0 mil (Pack of 1) for $31.58 (list price $47.85)

PaperPro inCOURAGE 12 Reduced Effort 3-Hole Punch, 12 Sheets, Pink (2188) for $11.19 (list price $15.99)

Westcott Pink Ribbon Stainless Steel Scissors, 8”, Pink for $5.17 (list price $10.95)

Two High Quality Gold Plated Stainless Steel Stork Bird Scissors for Embroidery for $12.95 (list price $14.95)

Courise - 108 Unique Colors Gel Pen Set for $15.99 (list price $69.99)

Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Refills, 3 Pack (62207) for $5.86 (list price $7.99)

Liquid Chalk Markers With Labels ~ 10 Pack Washable Ultra Bright Neon Colors + Free Labels (Safe For Kids, & Non Toxic) for $11.93 (list price $24.99)

Charm Fons Metal Bath Bomb Mold - DIY- 3 Sizes 4 Sets- Circle Molds for Bath Bombs - Homemade and Save Money - Smooth Surface and Sturdy Aluminum - Perfect Gifts(Instructions and Gift Bag Included) for $8.99 (list price $20.99)

Smart Color Art 80 Colors Gel Pen Set Gel Pens For Adult Coloring books Drawing Painting Writing for $18.98 (list price $59.00)

Brother ST371HD Strong and Tough Sewing Machine with 37 Stitches for $179.95 (list price $199.95)

Little Treasures Kitty Clay Modeling and Sculpting DIY Play-Set - Create Your 3D Cat Theme Favorite Cartoon Characters with Molding Play-Dough Kit for $4.49 (list price $6.99)

BIC BU3 Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Assorted Colors, 18-Count for $6.77 (list price $10.08)

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ) for $19.04 (list price $25.62)

Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencil, 0.7 mm, Blue Barrel, Refillable (56043) for $22.80 (list price $32.73)

Epson WorkForce WF-3640 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer with Scanner and Copier (E-Commerce Packaging) for $99.99 (list price $199.99)

Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker for $23.79 (list price $33.76)

DYMO Industrial RHINO 5200 Label Maker Kit (1756589) for $145.92 (list price $288.00)

Swingline GBC Thermal Laminator, Fusion 5000L, 12 Inch, 1 Minute Warm-up, 3-10 Mil (1703077) for $206.96 (list price $519.00)

Swingline GBC Laminator, Inspire, Thermal, 9 inch Max Width, Quick Warm-Up (1701855) for $26.43 (list price $51.00)

ACTLATI 5pcs/Set Creative Cute Cactus Gel Pens Office School Writing Supplies Stationery Accessories for $11.76 (list price $11.76)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Solar Lights,URPOWER 2-in-1 Waterproof 4 LED Solar Spotlight Adjustable Wall Light Landscape Light Security Lighting Dark Sensing Auto On/Off (2 Pack) for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

Pure Garden Rolling Garden Work Scooter with Tool Tray for $25.34 (list price $27.29)

Schwinn Balance Bike, Red, 12-Inch for $54.49 (list price $79.99)

Magical Flames 25-pack: TWICE THE COLOR, half the price! Creates Vibrant, Rainbow Colored Flames for $14.99 (list price $16.95)

Kootek Tactical Flashlight Knife K1 Multifunctional Self Defense Survival Knife with LED Rechargeable Adjustable Torch Emergency Light for $16.99 (list price $24.98)

JOOLA Inside 15 Table Tennis Table with Net Set for $319.99 (list price $408.65)

Ortho Snake B Gon Snake Repellent Granules, 2-Pound (Not Sold in AK) for $8.48 (list price $10.99)

CAP Barbell Pair of 20-Pounds Adjustable Ankle Weights for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

GDEALER Silicone Gloves - Meat Claws - Heat Resistant Grilling Oven Gloves Mitts Set BBQ Cooking Gloves with Meat Shredder and Silicone Basting Brush for Cooking, Grilling, Baking, Barbecue for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG564200BLA Plastic Yard Cart, 7.5 cu. feet for $183.17 (list price $310.00)

Natures's Blossom Sow and Grow 5 Herbs kit - Complete Seed Starter Kit for Indoors or Outdoors for $19.99 (list price $26.99)

GDEALER BBQ Grill Tools Set 4 Pieces Barbecue Tool Set Grill Accessories with Spatula Tongs Fork and Silicone Basting Brush, Heavy Duty Professional Grade Stainless Steel for $17.99 (list price $59.99)

GDEALER BBQ Grill Basket 14"x12" Non-Stick Barbecue Grill Basket Grill Pan for Veggies, Chicken, Meats and Fish, Professional 430 Grade Stainless Steel, Silver for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine for $519.00 (list price $533.97)

BLACK+DECKER LSW321 20V MAX Lithium POWERCOMMAND Power Boost Sweeper for $76.47 (list price $152.98)

Gorilla Carts Heavy-Duty Steel Utility Cart with Removable Sides with a Capacity of 1000 lb, Gray for $134.99 (list price $159.99)

SHINE HAI Travel Umbrella, Auto Open/Close for One Handed Operation, 8 Ribs Durable Construction, Compact Umbrella for Rain/Snow for $12.99 (list price $89.99)

CAP Barbell OB-86B Olympic Bar (Original, 7 inches) for $109.99 (list price $159.99)

GreenWorks 25062 18-Inch Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher for $74.84 (list price $99.99)

Zippo High Polish Brass Pocket Lighter for $11.87 (list price $17.60)

eBags Crew Cooler II (Pitch Black) for $37.99 (list price $49.99)

RIVBOS 801 POLARIZED Sports Sunglasses with 5 Interchangeable Lenses (Red&Grey) for $19.98 (list price $49.98)

Aroma Trees 2 Mini Hand Held Hummingbird Feeders with Instructions and Kit for $9.99 (list price $11.45)

Little Kids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Water Blaster for $12.98 (list price $18.99)

VicTsing Garden Hose Nozzle Spray Nozzle, Metal Water Nozzle with 10 Washers, Heavy Duty 8 Adjustable Watering Patterns for $17.99 (list price $21.99)

ELECTRONICS

Kootek Vertical Stand for PS4 Pro with Cooling Fan, Controller Charging Station with LED Charging Indicator for Sony Playstation 4 Pro Game Console, Charger for Dualshock 4 Controller for $18.99 (list price $25.99)

TP-Link Smart Plug Mini, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Works w/ Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant, Control your Devices from Anywhere, Occupies Only One Socket (HS105) for $34.99 (list price $49.99)

AmazonBasics CL3 Rated (In-Wall Installation) HDMI Cable - 25 Feet for $10.99 (list price $12.49)

ASUS C201 11.6 Inch Chromebook (Rockchip, 4 GB, 16GB SSD, Pearl White/Light Blue) for $179.00 (list price $199.00)

Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser (LLR81974) for $144.48 (list price $169.99)

AmazonBasics Over-Ear Headphones for $17.25 (list price $19.99)

AUKEY Powered USB Hub with 10 USB 3.0 Ports for Data Transfer and 12V/3A Power Adapter, Desktop Aluminum Hub for PCs and Laptops for $34.99 (list price $59.99)

D-Link Wireless AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router (DIR-880L) for $99.99 (list price $179.99)

Etekcity 2-in-1 Bluetooth Receiver Transmitter , Digital Optical Toslink and 3.5mm Wireless Audio Adapter for TV / Home / Car Stereo System, Bluetooth 4.1, aptX LL (Black) for $35.99 (list price $99.99)

HOLSEM Power Strip Surge Protector 8 Outlets & 2 Smart USB Charging Ports (5V/2.4A), 6' Heavy Duty Extension Cord, USB Outlet for Home & Office ,White for $24.95 (list price $59.99)

Dell XPS x8900-8756BLK Desktop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 32 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD) NVIDIA GTX 960 for $1,149.99 (list price $1,349.98)

TP-Link AC1750 DOCSIS 3.0 (16x4) Wireless Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router, Certified for Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Charter, Spectrum (Archer CR700) for $139.99 (list price $157.54)

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 $39.99 (list price $79.99)

ViewSonic VX2757-MHD 27" 2ms 1080p FreeSync Monitor HDMI, DisplayPort for $156.99 (list price $239.99)

TOOLS

DEWALT DCK281D2 20V Max XR Lithium Ion Brushless Compact Drill/Driver & Impact Driver Combo Kit for $179.00 (list price $302.97)

Filtrete Healthy Living Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter, MPR 1500, 16 x 25 x 1-Inches, 6-Pack for $63.12 (list price $120.90)

Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC, 1 Pack for $19.98 (list price $42.99)

XOPRO Folding Multi-Tool Wallet, (Pack of 1) - Black for $6.99 (list price $39.99)

Fiskars IsoCore 3 Pound Club Hammer, 11 Inch for $22.99 (list price $39.99)

First Alert WT1 Drinking Water Test Kit for $15.97 (list price $19.99)

DEWALT DWA2T40IR IMPACT READY FlexTorq Screw Driving Set, 40-Piece for $22.99 (list price $24.99)

DEWALT DG5553 18-Inch Pro Contractor's Zippered 26 Pocket Tool Bag for $44.88 (list price $62.99)

Speed Out Extractor HSS Broken Bolt and Damaged Screw Extractor 4 Piece Kit Comes with Case. Removes All Kinds of Screws and Bolts for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

Tabiger Soldering Iron 60W 110V-Adjustable Temperature Welding Soldering Iron with Tool Carry Case for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Dremel 7300-PT 4.8V Pet Nail Grooming Tool for $29.99 (list price $45.98)

Jellas Pocket Size PH Meter / PH Tester / Mini Water Quality Tester for Household Drinking Water, Hydroponics, Aquariums, Swimming Pools, PH 0-14.0 Measuring Range, 0.1PH Resolution (Yellow) for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

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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.

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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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