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Friday's Amazon Deals You Can't Miss

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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, August 26.

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

Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Large for $199.00 (list price $249.95)

Okra 7-Port USB 16.8A Charging Station PRO Universal Desktop Tablet & Smartphone Multi-Device Hub Charging Dock for iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, Tablets [Charge 7 Tablets at Once] (Black) for $49.95 (list price $89.99)

Mpow Universal Waterproof Case Floating Dry Bag Buggy Bag for Outdoor Sports with Ipx8 Certified for Devices under 6 Inches for $6.99 (list price $9.99)

Tribe AB37 Water Resistant Sports Armband with Key Holder for iPhone 6, 6S (4.7-Inch), Galaxy S3/S4, iPhone 5/5C/5S, Bundle with Screen Protector for $11.88 (list price $19.99)

Phone Kickstand, Spigen Universal Mobile Metal Kickstand - Magnetic Technology Phone Holder Clip Compact & Sleek for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Android and Phone/Case w/ Flat Surface for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

AquaAudio Cubo - Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Suction Cup for Showers, Car, etc. - Pairs with All Bluetooth Devices + Siri Compatible - 10 hours Playtime/ Built-in Mic (Silver) for $19.95 (list price $29.95)

Bluetooth Headphones, Hussar Magicbuds Wireless Headphones, IPX4 Sweatproof, Premium Sound with Bass, Noise Cancelling, Ergonomic Design, Secure Fit, Zippered Case, 7 Hrs Playtime with Mic for $29.99 (list price $139.99)

ThorFire KL05 Keychain LED Flashlight Solar Powered & Hand Cranking Rechargeable Pocket Emergency Light for $7.99 (list price $18.99)

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

AUKEY USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug & 2.4A output for iPhone 5/5S/4/4S, iPad, Samsung, HTC, LG and More - White for $9.99 (list price $14.99)

Anker Powerline+ USB-C to USB 3.0 cable (3ft), High Durability, for USB Type-C Devices Including the new MacBook, ChromeBook Pixel, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nokia N1 Tablet, OnePlus 2 and More for $13.99 (list price $25.99)

Kanen I39 Headphones with Mic, On-ear Foldable Headset for Kids/Adult, Compatible with iPhone 6/6S Samsung /Sony etc(orange) for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

AUKEY Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless Sport Earbuds with Built-in Remote & Microphone for iPhone Android Smartphones for $22.99 (list price $37.99)

SanDisk 32GB Class 4 SDHC Memory Card, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDSDB-032G-AFFP (Label May Change) for $8.99 (list price $17.99)

Kingston Digital DataTraveler Gold Metal Flash Drive GE9 2.0 (DTGE9/8GBZ) for $4.79 (list price $7.00)

Micro USB Cable (6.5ft) Rampow Nylon Braided charging cord - LIFETIME WARRANTY - Sync and Charge for Android Devices, Samsung Galaxy, Sony, Motorola and More - Space Grey for $7.89 (list price $55.00)

Mpow 3 in 1 Clip-On 180 Degree Supreme Fisheye Lens, 0.67X Wide Angle Lens, 10X Macro Lens kit for iPhone 6 / 6s/6Plus ,iOS &Android Smartphones for $10.99 (list price $16.99)

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (White) for $11.79 (list price $20.75)

Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Midnight Black for $74.99 (list price $149.99)

Mens Unique Roman Numeral Fashion Design Quartz Analog Waterproof Wrist Business Casual Watch with Stainless Steel Case, 98ft 30M 3ATM Water Resistant, Comfortable PU Leather Band - Brown for $13.99 (list price $49.99)

Kenneth Cole New York Men's 'Diamond' Quartz Stainless Steel and Brown Leather Dress Watch (Model: KC8069) for $46.37 (list price $95.00)

Stuhrling Original Men's Symphony Automatic Gold-Plated Black Leather Strap Watch for $149.00 (list price $895.00)

KITCHEN

Non-Stick Knife Set Color-Coded plus BONUS Cutting Board - Includes Chef Knife, Bread Knife, Carving Knife, Paring Knife, Sandwich Knife and Santoku Knife By Utopia Kitchen for $12.49 (list price $29.99)

IHOVEN Vegetable Steamer - 5.3" to 9.3"- 100% Stainless Steel Foldable Food Vegetable Steamers Basket Kitchen Cooking Veggie Collapsible Insert Healthy Adjustable Steamer With Feet for $11.98 (list price $30.99)

Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Easy-Clean Lid, 16oz, Polar White for $12.19 (list price $16.14)

Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer: Vegetable Spiral Slicer, Best Veggie Pasta Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals for $28.99 (list price $49.99)

Bellemain Micro-perforated Stainless Steel 5-quart Colander-Dishwasher Safe for $16.95 (list price $19.50)

Brita Advanced Replacement Water Filter for Pitchers, 5 Count for $21.12 (list price $29.99)

Hamilton Beach 51108 Stainless Single Serve Blender with Travel Lid for $14.99 (list price $24.99)

Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set for $12.49 (list price $14.69)

Proctor Silex Belgian Style Waffle Maker, Mess Free (26044A) for $15.00 (list price $29.99)

Fred & Friends DOOMED Crystal Skull Shotglass for $6.65 (list price $12.95)

Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG6R-001 Single Serve Coffee Brewer Powered by Keurig Brewing Technology, Red for $76.59 (list price $119.99)

Tovolo 12 Inch Silicone Spatula Set, Raspberry Fizz - Set of 3 for $4.40 (list price $10.00)

Wildkin Pink Leopard Munch 'n Lunch Bag for $9.68 (list price $15.99)

Perfect Life Ideas Bento Lunch Boxes Nesting Multi-compartment 3 Pieces Set for $10.38 (list price $14.95)

Magicfly Hand Held 12-inch Egg Beater with Egg Separator for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Rachael Ray Silicone Kitchen Oven Mitt with Quilted Cotton Liner, Red for $12.11 (list price $14.99)

MIU France Stainless Steel Dough Scraper, 6-Inches for $5.11 (list price $11.99)

Silver Buffalo NT1832G Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ceramic Glitter Coffee Mug, 14 oz, Green for $4.00 (list price $7.99)

Habor Instant Read Cooking Thermometer High-performing Digital Food meat Thermometer for $8.95 (list price $12.99)

Meat Tenderizer Mallet Tool - Professional Non Slip Silicone Handle for Pounding for $12.79 (list price $15.99)

EZOWare Stainless Steel Kitchen Counter and Cabinet Pan Organizer Shelf Rack - 4 Tier for $16.99 (list price $59.99)

Koolife Herb Scissors Multifunctional Kitchen Shear with 5 Blades and Cleaning Comb for $10.99 (list price $39.99)

ChefLand Ladle, 8-Ounce, Stainless Steel for $7.19 (list price $9.95)

Honeywell HWB1052S2 Cabinet Freestanding Hot and Cold Water Dispenser with Stainless Steel Tank to help improve water taste and avoid corrosion, Silver for $167.67 (list price $201.37)

Laguiole 6 Piece Steak Stainless Steel Knife Set in Wooden Case for $46.25 (list price $55.99)

Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware, Brownie Pan, 9-inch by 13-inch for $12.79 (list price $16.99)

Cuisinart CPS-445 Pizza Grilling Set for $28.52 (list price $39.99)

Hamilton Beach 63326 6-Speed Stand Mixer for $80.99 (list price $119.99)

Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Round Griddle, 10.5-inch for $12.74 (list price $24.00)

Koolife Knife Sharpener with 3 Stage Sharpening System for Steel,Ceramic and Pocket knives,Yellow for $10.99 (list price $39.99)

Cooks Standard Cooks Standard 02448 Stainless Steel Roaster with rack, 14-inch by 12-inch, 14-inch, Stainless Steel for $39.21 (list price $49.99)

Koolife 6-Pieces Kitchen Gadgets Tools Set- Bottle Opener, Ice Spoon, Fruit Peeler, Cheese Slicer, Pizza Cutter & Ginger Grater, Color Assorted for $24.99 (list price $89.99)

KATYK Superior Quality Unbreakable Stemless Wine Glasses - 19 Oz, Premium Shatterproof Plastic - Dishwasher Safe, BPA Free - Set of 4 for $25.49 (list price $39.99)

Hampton Forge Signature Brocade Hammered 45-Piece Flatware Set, 367B045HBB for $49.98 (list price $72.46)

Crock-Pot 6-Quart 5-in-1 Multi-Cooker with Non-Stick Inner Pot, Stainless Steel, SCCPMC600-S for $123.06 (list price $149.99)

Chloe's Kitchen 203-160 10-Inch Deep Quiche Removable Bottom for $12.86 (list price $16.54)

Kuprum Hand Hammered Copper Saucepan, Sautepan with Lid & Unique Hammer Marks 1.4 quart for $89.00 (list price $129.00)

HOME

Queens Size Hypoallergenic Quilted Stretch-to-Fit Mattress Pad By Hanna Kay, 10 Year Warranty-Clyne Collection for $29.95 (list price $35.95)

Honeywell UV Germ Free Cool Moisture Humidifier for $54.99 (list price $79.99)

Makala MK-SD/LBL Light Blue Burst Dolphin Bridge Soprano Ukulele for $46.99 (list price $50.00)

URPOWER 500ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Air Humidifier with 4 Timer Settings 7 LED Color Changing Lamps, 10 Hours Continous Mist Mode Running - AUTO shut off for $29.99 (list price $56.99)

Carolina Cottage Camden Blanket Chest for $162.91 (list price $229.99)

AmazonBasics 3-Bag Laundry Sorter for $35.17 (list price $39.99)

Whitmor 6500-1716-JAVA Rattique Storage Crate, Java for $15.98 (list price $20.98)

Umbra Mini Waste Can, 1-1/2 Gallon with Swing Lid, Matte Black for $9.99 (list price $13.99)

HomeZone VA41311A 45-Liter Stainless steel Rectangular Step Trash Can for $69.99 (list price $79.99)

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FGWMB20SLV Mesh Wastebasket, Round, 5 gal, Silver for $16.45 (list price $24.95)

Safavieh Milan Shag Collection SG180-8080 Grey Area Rug, 6 feet by 9 feet (6' x 9') for $153.90 (list price $188.25)

Mrs. Meyer's Merge Clean Day Scented Soy Candle, Lemon Verbena, Small, 4.9 Ounce for $4.99 (list price $6.99)

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation/Platform Bed Frame/Box Spring Replacement/Quiet Noise-Free/Maximum Under-bed Storage, Queen for $79.00 (list price $89.00)

LUCID 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Dual-Layered - CertiPUR-US Certified - 25-Year Warranty - Queen for $249.99 (list price $799.99)

The Original GORILLA GRIP Non-Slip Bath and Shower Mat Featuring Powerful Gripping Technology, Machine Washable, Fits Any Size Bath Tub (Clear: Rectangle 35" x 16") for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Woooow Reusable Sticky Picker Set Cleaner Lint Roller Pet Hair Remover Brush for $8.99 (list price $11.00)

8 Piece Towel Set (Blue); 2 Bath Towels, 2 Hand Towels & 4 Washcloths - Cotton By Utopia Towels for $25.49 (list price $59.99)

Ideal Linens Bed Sheet Set - Velvety Double Brushed Microfiber Bedding - Hotel Quality - Comfortable, Breathable and Soft - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $24.97 (list price $89.99)

Maytex No More Mildew Super Heavy Weight Mildew Free Premium 10 Gauge Shower Liner or Curtain with Rust Proof Metal Grommets, Clear for $9.59 (list price $14.99)

Nautical Anchor Rustic Wood - Shower Curtain - Water, Soap, and Mildew resistant - Machine Washable - Shower Hooks are Included for $16.00 (list price $32.95)

Rubbermaid 5E28 Deluxe Tool Tower Rack with Casters, Holds 40 Tools for $37.83 (list price $43.99)

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional (NV356E) for $179.99 (list price $249.99)

Keystone KSTAD50B Energy Star Dehumidifier, 50-Pint for $169.98 (list price $219.99)

Sauder Dakota Pass Lift Top Coffee Table in Craftsman Oak for $165.54 (list price $260.99)

Winsome Ava Accent Table with 2-Drawer in Black Finish for $35.00 (list price $76.00)

Coaster 900250 Contemporary Snack Table with Glass Top, Silver for $36.99 (list price $48.00)

CLEANING AND HOUSEHOLD SUPPLY DEAL OF THE DAY

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent, 105 Count Canister (Pack of 4) for $14.77 after on-screen coupon (list price $43.27)

Hefty Slider Storage Bags, Quart, 184 Count for $10.49 (list price $14.99)

Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes, 54 Count Box (Pack of 2) for $8.66 (list price $12.94)

Glad ForceFlex OdorShield Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags, Hawaiian Aloha, 13 Gallon, 68 Count Total for $11.99 (list price $15.99)

Tide Amazing Laundry Bundle (68 Loads): Tide PODS, Bounce Sheets and Downy Unstopables for $23.49 (list price $32.99)

MRS MEYERS Clean Day Laundry Scent Booster, Lemon Verbena, 18.0 Ounce for $6.55 (list price $9.99)

Mrs. Meyer's Dish Soap Lavender, 16 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for $7.99 (list price $9.15)

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day All Purpose Cleaner, Lavender, 32 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 2) for $10.99 (list price $15.99)

Finish All in 1 Powerball Mega Pack, 90 Tablets, Super Charged Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent for $10.78 (list price $17.99)

Finish Max in 1 Powerball, 74 Tablets, Super Charged Automatic Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent for $11.19 (list price $13.99)

Finish Dual Action Dishwasher Machine Cleaner, 8.45 oz, 5X Power for $3.59 (list price $5.99)

Hefty Ultra Strong Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags (Lavender Sweet Vanilla, 80-Count Bags) for $10.67 (list price $14.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

100% Pure & Natural Facial Toner with Uplifting Floral Scent for $19.95 (list price $39.90)

Jason Smoothing Coconut Body Wash - Coconut - 30 oz for $13.96 (list price $15.75)

Jason 30 oz Revitalizing Citrus Pure Natural Body Wash for $14.57 (list price $15.75)

Dual Purpose Power Body Wash + Shampoo For Men - 16 OZ - All-In-One Soap - Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients - RUGGED & DAPPER for $21.95 (list price $39.00)

Anti-Aging Daily Facial Moisturizer for Men 4oz - All natural & organic anti-wrinkle face lotion - For all skin types for $23.96 (list price $45.00)

Dukes Daily Anti-Aging Facial Cleanser 4oz - Exfoliating Face Wash for Men - Organic Anti-Acne Washer - Great for Sensitive, Normal, Oily, Dry and Combination Skin and Pores for $19.99 (list price $45.00)

Lulu Lavender Massage Oil. With Essential Oils for Therapeutic Massaging 16oz for $19.93 (list price $30.00)

Quinns Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel 16oz - Rose Petal & Aloe Vera Natural Toner for Face & Skin for $14.95 (list price $35.00)

Fresh Breath Oral Mouth Rinse - Dentist Recommended, Cool Minty Flavor - Treats Bad Breath - Squeaky Clean 16oz for $15.48 (list price $35.00)

Stop Nail Biting, Stop Thumb Sucking Treatment for Kids & Adults - Promotes Nail Growth - Magique No Bite, 0.5-Fluid Ounce for $13.92 (list price $21.95)

Deep Cleansing, Vitamin Reach, Face Cleanser Gel 8 Oz for $24.90 (list price $29.00)

Organix Heavenly Hydration Plus Shampoo, Cherry Blossom, 13 Fluid Ounce for $5.79 (list price $6.99)

Puracy Natural Shampoo - Sulfate-Free - THE BEST Daily Hair Cleanser - Clinically Superior Ingredients - Developed by Doctors for Men & Women - Citrus & Mint - 16 ounce for $24.99 (list price $39.97)

Head & Shoulders Clinical Strength Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo 13.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 2) for $10.56 with coupon (list price $15.98)

Dove Beauty Bar, Cool Moisture 4 oz, 16 bar for $20.24 (list price $25.09)

Neutrogena Rainbath Replenishing Ocean Mist Shower and Bath Gel, 32 Fluid Ounce for $18.99 (list price $23.40)

Absolute Gold 24K Facial Cleansing Gel by Botanical Beauty for $15.95 (list price $49.95)

OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo, Hydrate Plus Defrizz, 13 Ounce for $4.16 (list price $9.99)

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sun Streaks Lightening Spray, 3.5 Ounce for $6.99 (list price $9.99)

Its A 10 Potion 10 Miracle Repair Daily Conditioner, 10 Ounce for (list price )

Crest 3D White Radiant Mint Whitening Toothpaste, 3.5 oz Twinpack for $4.49 (list price $7.49)

Crest Complete Multi-benefit Extra Whitening Tartar Protection Clean Mint Flavor Toothpaste, 5.8 Oz 6-Pack for $12.06 (list price $59.99)

Crest Complete Plus Scope Liquid Gel Toothpaste - Minty Fresh 4.6 Oz (Pack of 6) for $11.94 (list price $20.18)

Colgate Max Fresh Liquid Toothpaste with Mini Breath Strips, Cool Mint, 4.6 oz for $2.77 (list price $4.89)

Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Anticavity Flouride Toothpaste Glistening Mint for $3.56 (list price $4.99)

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant - Ylang-Ylang + Calendula Jar 2 OZ(56.7G). for $10.95 (list price $10.00)

Olay Fresh Outlast Cooling White Strawberry and Mint Beauty Bar, 4 Count for $2.49 with coupon (list price $4.82)

Dove go fresh Beauty Bar, Mandarin and Tiare Flower 4 oz, 6 Bar for $6.88 (list price $10.59)

Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash, Pistachio Cream with Magnolia 22 oz for $5.47 (list price $8.89)

AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Moisturizing Body Lotion for Dry Skin, Fragrance-Free, 15.8oz Twin Pack (7.9oz per bottle) for $17.58 (list price $21.98)

Almay Sensitive skin Clear Gel, Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Fragrance Free, 2.25-Ounce Stick (Pack of 6) for $15.49 (list price $21.67)

Yardley Bar Soap, Botanical Aloe & Avocado, 4.25 Ounce for $2.00 (list price $5.99)

Bamboo Charcoal Soap - Facial Cleansing Treatment For Acne Prone Skin - 3 Pack for $11 (list price $15.95)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Save $15 on Any New Textbook Purchase of $100 or More With Promo Code TEXT15

Ancient Tree of Life Embossed Leather Journal for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Avery Carter's Micropore Stamp Pad, Blue, 2.75 inch x 4.25 inch (21261) for $2.64 (list price $5.34)

3M Precise Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Optical Mouse Performance, Battery Saving Design, Gel Comfort, Black (MW85B) for $16.99 (list price $30.38)

BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 5-Count for $2.00 (list price $4.00)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 60-Count for $3.00 (list price $4.00)

Sharpie Extreme Permanent Markers, 4-Pack, Assorted Colors (1927154) for $5.99 after on-screen coupon (list price $6.99)

Five Star Spiral Notebook, 5 Subject, 200 College Ruled Sheets, Black and Cobalt Blue, 2 PACK (73035) for $11.99 (list price $26.20)

Fisher Space Pen Metal American Flag Space Pen (AFP5) for $13.25 (list price $16.23)

Bankers Box SmoothMove Wardrobe and Moving Boxes, 24" x 24" x 40", 3 Pack (7711001) for $39.99 (list price $49.99)

C-Line Recycled Two-Pocket Paper Portfolio with Prongs, 1 Case of 100 Folders, Assorted Colors (05320) for $41.55 (list price $52.00)

Five Star 2" Durable Zipper Binder, Includes 6 Pocket Expanding File, Blue (72534) for $16.19 (list price $19.99)

Scotch Multi-Purpose Scissor, 8-Inches (1428) for $2.99 (list price $4.81)

Bostitch Professional Magnetic Easy Staple Remover, Black (40000M-BLK) for $5.16 (list price $5.88)

Bostitch Vertical Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black (EPS5V-BLK) for $16.02 after on-screen coupon (list price $27.99)

Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled for $169.99 (list price $189.92)

Homall High Back Executive Mesh Office Chair Swivel/tilt Chair Computer Desk Chair, Black for $73.99 (list price $99.99)

Ohuhu 48-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils for $15.99 (list price $48.00)

Derwent XL Charcoal Set of 6 for $24.99 (list price $27.02)

Duck Brand Bubble Wrap Original Cushioning, 12-Inches x 150-Feet, Single Roll (284054) for $14.97 (list price $20.99)

Crayola 10 Ct Fine Line Markers for $2.49 (list price $3.49)

Crayola Super Tips, Washable Markers, 80 Count, Includes Scented Markers, great for School Projects, Doodling & Coloring for $13.97 (list price $19.99)

Acco Brands Binder Clips, Medium, 12 per Box, 2 Boxes (A7072050) for $5.04 (list price $8.59)

Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel Pen, Fine Point, Assorted, Box of 12 (1951726) for $12.99 (list price $19.00)

Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 100/Pack (31) for $1.12 (list price $5.39)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Camelbak Products Men's HydroBak Hydration Pack, Black/Graphite, 50-Ounce for $35.99 (list price $49.00)

AEGEND Clear Swimming Goggles No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Triathlon Swim Goggles with Free Protection Case, Blue for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

SunnyLife Women's Inflatable Pineapple Raft, Yellow/Green, One Size for $48.89 (list price $60.00)

Quik Shade Go Hybrid Backpack Canopy (Blue), 6 Feet X 6 Feet for $56.65 (list price $79.99)

Best Choice Products BCP Hex Shaped Outdoor Home Garden Backyard Fireplace for $74.99 (list price $159.99)

Arrow WL108 Woodlake 10-Feet by 8-Feet Steel Storage Shed for $356.99 (list price $408.22)

Fiskars 14 Foot Power-Lever Extendable Tree Pruner (93016059J) for $45.85 (list price $53.48)

Hydrofarm CK64050 Germination Station with Heat Mat for $30.00 (list price $34.99)

InSassy Garden Kneeler Wave Pad - High Density Foam for Best Knee Protection (Green) for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower for $126.98 (list price $169.99)

Western Cedar Grilling Planks (8 Pack) - Perfect for SALMON, FISH, STEAK, VEGGIES and more for $19.95 (list price $32.95)

Lodge LDP3 Double Play Reversible Grill/Griddle, 9.5" x 16.75" for $22.94 (list price $26.97)

Durable Hanging Glass Hummingbird Red Feeder Attract More Hummingbirds to Your House and Outdoor Garden Features 5 Red Flower Feeding Ports 13 Fluid Oz Capacity for $17.99 (list price $40.00)

Pro Bypass Pruning Shears - Clippers With Finger Protection for $27.99 (list price $52.99)

Metal Oscillating Sprinkler, 3600 Square Feet for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Element ELSP38050 3/8-Inch by 50-Feet Soakerpro Hose, Black for $8.77 (list price $16.99)

Coleman 1 Gallon Jug for $13.00 (list price $24.99)

Slumberjack 2 Person Trail Tent for $85.36 (list price $99.95)

Innoo Tech Marshmallow Roasting Sticks | Marshmallow Sticks Kit of 10 Telescoping Smores Skewers | Hot Dog Forks 32 Inch BBQ Accessories | Canvas Pouch, Basting Brush & 18 Bamboo Sticks Included for $16.99 (list price $32.99)

Wilson Ultra 500 Straight Golf Ball (15-Pack), White for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

Yoga Towel Microfiber Set Of 3 Sports Travel Workout Fast Drying Absorbent for $29.95 (list price $39.00)

Tac Force TF-719BK Tactical Assisted Opening Folding Knife 4.5-Inch Closed for $7.20 (list price $10.50)

Zip Premium All Purpose Wrapped Fire Starter (12 Pack) for $3.74 (list price $4.99)

Xtreme Bright LED Bike Light and Bike Taillight FREE TAILLIGHT 100% Lifetime Warranty Through Triumph Innovations Only for $16.48 (list price $39.95)

Bike Lock Cable, UShake 4-Feet Bike Cable Basic Self Coiling Resettable Combination Cable Bike Locks with Complimentary Mounting Bracket, 4 Feet x 1/2 Inch for $10.97 (list price $21.97)

Foldable Travel Luggage Duffle Bag Lightweight for Sports, Gym, Vacation and Travel Duffel Bags(60l, Blue) for $14.59 (list price $26.99)

3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion, 2-Ounce for $5.71 after on-screen coupon (list price $6.71)

TIKI Brand Island King Flame Torch, Large for $13.59 (list price $14.86)

Atlantis Paddle Boards SUP Inflatable Paddle Board 10'6. Accessories Included are Carrier Bag, Adjustable Stand-Up Paddle and Dual Action High Pressure Pump with PSI Guage. for $599.77 (list price $1,099.99)

Rubbermaid 11920138 Action Packer Cargo Box, 48-Gallon for $83.99 (list price $124.00)

Ames True Temper 1564400 Round Point True American D Shaped Wood Handle Shovel for $18.44 (list price $26.89)

Greenco Giant Inflatable Donut with Sprinkles Float for $13.99 (list price $15.99)

Zume Games Portable Badminton Set for $50.99 (list price $59.99)

ELECTRONICS

HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an050nr 15.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5, 6 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) for $467.95 (list price $699.99)

Wireless Router w/ WiFi Range Extender Mode (300 Mbps) by Medialink - Easy YouTube Setup Video (Part# MWNWAPR300N ) for $22.99 (list price $39.99)

iPad Air 2 Keyboard Case, Anker Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 with 5-Month Battery Life Between Charges and 7 Backlight Color Modes (Not compatible with iPad Pro 9.7) for $33.99 (list price $59.99)

Dragon Touch 7" Quad Core Android Kids Tablet, with Wifi and Camera and Games, HD Kids Edition w/ Zoodles Pre-Installed (2016 New Model, Y88X with Red Silicone Case) for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

Aerb 2.4G Mini Wireless Keyboard Mouse Multifunctional W Infrared Remote Learning & [3-Gyro + 3-Gsensor] Air Control for Android Smart TV Box G Box HTPC Mini PC Windows iOS MAC Linux PS3 Xbox 360 for $16.99 (list price $36.99)

Linksys AC2600 4 x 4 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router with USB 3.0 and eSATA (EA8500) for $198.99 (list price $279.99)

Belkin 8-Outlet Pivot Surge Protector with 6-Foot Cord, BP108000-06 for $18.29 (list price $29.99)

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Blue) STDR2000102 for $79.99 (list price $88.00)

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18 Smart Products To Help You Kick Off Summer
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Whether you’re trying to spiff up your backyard barbeque or cultivate your green thumb, these summertime gadgets will help you celebrate the season from solstice to the dog days.

1. ROSÉ WINE GLASSES; $60

Rosé Wine Glass
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Wine not? When the temperature rises and beer isn’t your thing, reach for the rosé. Riedel’s machine-blown SST (see, smell, taste) wine glasses will give the sparkly stuff ample room to breathe, making every refreshing sip worthwhile.

Find It: Amazon

2. NERF N-STRIKE ELITE SURGEFIRE; $25

Nerf SurgeFire
Hasbro

Why It’s Cool: The N-Strike Elite SurgeFire (say that five-times-fast) sports a pump-action rotating drum for maximum foam-based firepower and holds up to 15 Nerf darts in its arsenal.

Find It: Hasbro Toy Shop

3. BUSHEL & BERRY PLANTS; $34

plant
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: You don’t need to have a green thumb to create a brag-worthy garden this summer. Besides producing snackable mid-season berries, these open-growing bushes can be planted immediately for easy set-up to make you look like a botanical pro.

Find It: Amazon

4. INFLATABLE DONUT; $17

Doughnut float
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: When the only dunking you’re doing is taking a dip in the pool, a 48-inch inflatable donut is the perfect way to stay afloat.

Find It: Amazon

5. STAR SPANGLED SPATULA; $21

American flag spatula
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: O say can you see by your grill’s charcoal light / Meats so proudly we cooked ... with a star spangled spatula. Depending on the specific model, these all-American grilling tools (designed in New Jersey and made in Chicago) are made of a combination of walnut and stainless steel or nylon. As an added bonus: 5 percent of the proceeds go to the Penn Abramson Cancer Center.

Find It: Amazon

6. MLB HOT DOG BRANDERS; $8 AND UP

MLB San Diego Padres Hot Dog BBQ Brander
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Take your hot dogs, sausages, brats, and more out to the ballgame without ever leaving your grill. These branders from Pangea Brands are dishwasher-safe and made of ceramic-coated cast iron.

Find It: Amazon

7. UNA GRILL; $139

grill
MoMA Shop

Why It’s Cool: This portable charcoal-heated grill is as efficient as it is stylish. The compact size lets you cook at the park, after hitting up MoMA, or anywhere in between.

Find It: MoMa Shop

8. HAMBURGER GRILLING BASKET; $21


Why It’s Cool: Made of steel and finished with a non-stick coating, this grilling tool flips four burgers at once and maintains perfect burger proportions to guarantee nobody stays hungry for long.

Find It: Amazon

9. COPPER FIRE PIT; $121

metal fire pit
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: The grill isn’t the only place for a roaring fire this summer. This 100 percent solid copper fire pit makes for the perfect gathering spot at your next BBQ, or just to warm up after a cool summer evening.

Find It: Amazon

10. BENDY STRAW POOL NOODLE FLOAT; $10

Bendy Straw Inflatable Pool Float
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Inflatable pool floats shouldn’t be boring, and this bendy straw float definitely does not suck. This unique spin on traditional pool noodles is sure to make for some cheesy jokes, but at least you’ll be comfortable floating in the pool or at the beach.

Find It: Amazon

11. GRIDDLER DELUXE; $111

Cuisinart GR-150 Griddler Deluxe
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: If you’re looking for some serious panini power, this griddler offers up a versatile lineup of six cooking options in one. And with dual-zone functions you can sling burgers while searing filets and sautéeing vegetables all at the same time.

Find It: Amazon

12. VINTAGE SNOW CONE MAKER; $30

Vintage Snow Cone Maker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: With its old-timey design, dual cone shelf, and endless flavor options, this snow cone maker is guaranteed create a cool treat.

Find It: Amazon

13. DACHSHUND CORN ON THE COB HOLDERS; $7

Dog Corn Holders
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: While meat-lovers will inevitably scarf down a lot of hot dogs this summer, vegetarians who happen to love another kind of dog will be smitten with these stainless steel, Dachshund-shaped corn on the cob prongs. They’re a fun spin on a summer grilling favorite.

Find It: Amazon

14. ICE CREAM SANDWICH MAKER; $16

Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Four sandwiches are better than one, especially when they're of the ice cream variety. Make four ice cream sandwiches at once with this homemade spin on a classic cold treat.

Find It: Amazon

15. UE WONDERBOOM; $68

Bluetooth speaker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Besides delicious food and great company, some memorable tunes are required for the quintessential barbeque. This portable bluetooth speaker offers up some booming sound in a small package, and with a battery power of 10 hours on a single charge you can keep the party going all night.

Find It: Amazon

16. ROLLORS GAME; $38

Rollors Backyard Game
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: When you’re sick of bocce, hate horseshoes, and you’re over cornhole, you might want to take up “rollors,” a family-friendly game that combines your favorite traditional backyard festivities into one game for people of all ages.

Find It: Amazon

17. HAMMOCK; $174

hammock
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Rest easy knowing that this 100 percent hand-woven and hand-dyed cotton hammock contributes to artisan job-creation in Thailand.

Find It: Amazon

18. VSSL SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS; $59

Emergency Survival Tent Outdoors
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Compact, convenient, and durable, the VSSL Shelter can come in handy when things don’t go quite as planned. The device—which features a lightweight emergency shelter all within the handle of a compact, weather-resistant aluminum LED flashlight—is designed to keep you safe under the worst conditions.

Find It: Amazon

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Revisit Your Teen Years With Vintage Sweet Valley High Editions
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The '80s and '90s were a special time to be a reading-obsessed child. Young adult series like The Baby Sitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High were in their prime (and spawning plenty of spinoffs and blatant knockoffs), with numerous books a year—Sweet Valley High creator Francine Pascal published 11 books in her series in 1984 alone.

You can't find original Sweet Valley High books on the shelves anymore (unless you want to read the tweaked re-release versions published in 2008), but fans of Jessica and Elizabeth no longer have to trawl eBay looking for nostalgic editions of their favorite installments of the series. Always Fits, a website that sells gifts it describes as “nostalgic, feminine, feminist and wonderful,” has tracked down as many vintage teen series from the '80s and '90s as it can, including a number of Sweet Valley High books.

A stack of Sweet Valley High books
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The collection of books was sourced by the Always Fits team from vintage shops and thrift stores, and covers editions released between 1983 and 1994 (the series ran until 2003). While you can’t get a shiny new copy of books like Double Love, you can pretend that the slightly worn editions have been sitting on the bookshelf of your childhood bedroom all along.

Each of the Sweet Valley High books comes with an enamel pin inspired by the cover for one of the series's classic titles, Secrets. Unfortunately, you can’t pick and choose which installment you want—you’ll have to content yourself with a mystery pick, meaning that you may get In Love Again instead of Two-Boy Weekend. Hopefully you’re not trying to fill in that one hole from your childhood collection. (You may not be able to get Kidnapped by the Cult!, but it appears that Crash Landing!, with its amazingly ridiculous paralysis storyline, is available.)

The Sweet Valley High book-and-pin set is $18, or you can get a three-pack of random '80s books for the same price.

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