Get Today's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

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, May 8.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA


Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $99.99 (list price $119.99)

Kindle E-reader - White, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $59.99 (list price $79.99)


Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Black - with Special Offers for $64.99 (list price $89.99)

Inked and Screened Sci-Fi and Fantasy "Star Wars Death Star Infographic" Design Art Poster Silk Screen Print, 8.5" x 11", Kraft-Black Ink for $21.24 (list price $24.99)


Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black) for $33.99 (list price $79.99)

Anker PowerLine II Dura Lightning Cable (3ft), Probably The World's Most Durable Cable, MFi Certified for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 5S (Black) for $10.00 (list price $19.99)


Mpow Selfie Stick, iSnap X Extendable Monopod with Built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter for Smartphones for $10.99 (list price $18.99)

1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Stereo Turntable with Built in Speakers, Supports Vinyl to MP3 Recording, USB MP3 Playback, and RCA Output, Natural Wood for $39.99 (list price $69.99)


LEPOWER Clip on Light / Clip on Lamp/ Light Color Changeable/ Night Light Clip on for Desk, Bed Headboard and Computers (Silver) for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charger Desktop Charger Charging Station with iSmart Technology (Black) for $20.99 (list price $39.99)


iClever Portable Power Strip for Travel, 4320 Joules Surge Protector with 2 AC Outlet 4 USB Port for $18.99 (list price $32.99)

Skullcandy Method In-Ear Sweat Resistant Sports Earbud, LightGray/Dark Gray for $17.59 (list price $29.99)

UL LISTED Surge Protector - EZOPower Desktop Charging Station with 3 AC Outlets, 3 USB Charger Ports and Built-in Phone Slot Holder - White for $18.99 (list price $69.99)

KITCHEN


Secura 8100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Gold for $49.99 (list price $99.99)

Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle - Vegetable Spiralizer and Cutter - Zucchini Pasta Noodle Spaghetti Maker for $14.84 (list price $39.99)


PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag with Zip Closure, Black for $11.37 (list price $19.99)

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


Secura Stainless Steel Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter (Stainless Steel) for $22.90 (list price $59.99)

Larabar Snack Bar Variety Box, 8 Flavors (16 Count) for $25.24 (list price $29.64)


Thermos Stainless King 24 Ounce Food Jar, Midnight Blue for $19.91 (list price $25.03)

Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill, Red for $91.20 (list price $149.99)


Cuisinart CSBP-100 3-in-1 Stuffed Burger Press for $7.99 (list price $14.99)

Famili MT004 Digital Kitchen Food Meat Cooking Electronic Thermometer Probe for BBQ, Oven, Grill, and Smoker with Timer Alarm and Large LCD Display for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

HOME


Premium 8 Piece Towel Set (Grey); 2 Bath Towels, 2 Hand Towels and 4 Washcloths - Cotton - Machine Washable, Hotel Quality, Super Soft and Highly Absorbent by Utopia Towels for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

Aromatherapy Essential Oils Gift Set, Top 6 100% Pure Premium Therapeutic Grade Oils -Lavender, Tea Tree , Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint Essential Oils for $9.99 (list price $20.95)


Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner Vibe 3-in-1 Corded Bagless Stick and Handheld Vacuum Cleaner SD20020 for $19.99 (list price $34.99)

HOPDAY Wash Bags, Delicates Mesh laundry Bags, Super Premium Quality Bra lingerie Protection Washing Drying Bag with Rust Proof Flow Zipper, Set of 6 (3 Medium & 3 Large)-Black & White for $8.99 (list price $19.99)


1byone 400ML Powerful Thermo-electric Dehumidifier, White for $29.99 (list price $56.99)

PREMIUM MOSQUITO NET for Double Bed Canopy by EVEN Naturals, TWO Openings, Hanging Kit, Carry Bag & eBook, Rectangular Screen Netting Curtain, Insect Protection Repellent, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for $17.97 (list price $45.00)


GDEALER Digital Bathroom Scale 400lb/180kg Body Weight Bathroom Scale, Elegant Black 6mm Tempered Glass, Step-On Technology, High Precision, Extra Large Lighted Display for $16.99 (list price $35.99)

Queen Comforter Duvet Insert White - Quilted Comforter with Corner Tabs - Hypoallergenic, Plush Siliconized Fiberfill, Box Stitched Down Alternative Comforter by Utopia Bedding for $33.99 (list price $69.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce for $8.09 (list price $16.25)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz. for $10.49 (list price $13.99)


L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Carbon Black, 0.26 Fluid Ounce for $5.99 (list price $7.95)

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, Intense Black 0.016 fl.oz/oz liq.0.5ml for $19.80 (list price $22.00)


Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - Twin Pack - SPF 30, 2 count, 6OZ for $14.95 (list price $16.99)

Head and Shoulders Clinical Strength Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo 13.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 2) for $13.56 (list price $15.98)


Wet Brush Pro Detangle Hair Brush, Metallic Purple for $8.98 (list price $13.99)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum Spf 100, 3 Fl. Oz. for $8.99 (list price $10.99)


Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, Acne Medication, .75 Oz. for $5.98 (list price $10.00)

Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Kit for $11.69 (list price $12.99)


Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron; 1-inch for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask, 8.0 ounce for $14.75 (list price $24.99)


Proactiv 3 Step Acne Treatment System (90 Day) for $79.95 (list price $84.95)

Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up 4 Matches Dark Brown Shades 1 Kit, (Pack of 2) for $13.78 (list price $15.98)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


Tombow Advanced Lettering Set Marker (56191) for $15.87 (list price $29.94)

Gelmushta Gel Pens 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing with Case for $18.69 (list price $129.99)


BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count for $7.00 (list price $9.00)

Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 in. x 12 in. - pad of 100 for $9.68 (list price $12.89)


Ohuhu 48-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils for Sketch/Secret Garden Coloring Book(Not Included) for $9.99 (list price $48.00)

BIC Marking Permanent Marker Fashion Colors, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 36-Count for $11.48 (list price $17.48)


Paper Mate Gel Pens, Medium (0.7mm), Black, 12 Count for $8.73 (list price $13.99)

MyGift Space Saving Black Metal Wire Mesh 8 Compartment Office / School Supply Desktop Organizer Caddy w/ Drawer for $14.50 (list price $27.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


WORX AIR 20V Multi-Purpose Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner with 120 MPH / 80 CFM Output, 3.5 lb Weight, 20V Battery PowerShare Platform, with Accessories - WG545.1 for $73.72 (list price $103.22)

WORX 20-Volt GT 2.0 String Trimmer/Edger/Mini-Mower with Tilting Head and Single Line Feed – WG160 for $72.99 (list price $101.73)


InnoGear Upgraded Solar Lights 2-in-1 Waterproof Outdoor Landscape Lighting Spotlight Wall Light Auto On/Off for Yard Garden Driveway Pathway Pool for $25.99 (list price $79.99)

Coleman Montana 6-Person Tent,Green for $94.88 (list price $122.80)


Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, HD Wifi Cam, and 2-Way Audio for $179.00 (list price $249.00)

Etekcity Air Mattress Raised Airbed with Built-in High Capacity Pump, Height 18", Twin Size for $79.99 (list price $159.99)


Wildlife Sciences 240 Wild Bird Suet Plus Cakes, Pack of 10 for $13.25 (list price $19.75)

eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack (Solid Black) for $99.99 (list price $199.99)

 

6 Protective Mask Bundles You Can Get On Sale

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pinkomelet/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Daily life has changed immeasurably since the onset of COVID-19, and one of the ways people have had to adjust is by wearing protective masks out in public places, including in parks and supermarkets. These are an essential part of fighting the spread of the virus, and there are plenty of options for you depending on what you need, whether your situation calls for disposable masks to run quick errands or the more long-lasting KN95 model if you're going to work. Check out some options you can pick up on sale right now.

1. Cotton Face Masks; $20 for 4

Protective Masks with Patterns.
Triple7Deals

This four-pack of washable cotton face masks comes in tie-dye, kids patterns, and even a series of mustache patterns, so you can do your part to mask germs without also covering your personality.

Buy it: $20 for four (50 percent off)

2. CE- and FDA-Approved KN95 Mask; $50 for 10

A woman putting on a protective mask.
BetaFresh

You’ve likely heard about the N95 face mask and its important role in keeping frontline workers safe. Now, you can get a similar model for yourself. The KN95 has a dual particle layer, which can protect you from 99 percent of particles in the air and those around you from 70 percent of the particles you exhale. Nose clips and ear straps provide security and comfort, giving you some much-needed peace of mind.

Buy it: $50 for 10 (50 percent off)

3. Three-Ply Masks; $13 for 10

Woman wearing a three-ply protective mask.
XtremeTime

These three-ply, non-medical, non-woven face masks provide a moisture-proof layer against your face with strong filtering to keep you and everyone around you safe. The middle layer filters non-oily particles in the air and the outer layer works to block visible objects, like droplets.

Buy it: $13 for 10 (50 percent off)

4. Disposable masks; $44 for 50

A batch of disposable masks.
Odash, Inc.

If the thought of reusing the same mask from one outing to the next makes you feel uneasy, there’s a disposable option that doesn’t compromise quality; in fact, it uses the same three-layered and non-woven protection as other masks to keep you safe from airborne particles. Each mask in this pack of 50 can be worn safely for up to 10 hours. Once you're done, safely dispose of it and start your next outing with a new one.

Buy it: $44 for 50 (41 percent off)

5. Polyester Masks; $22 for 5

Polyester protective masks.
Triple7Deals

These masks are a blend of 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex, and they work to block particles from spreading in the air. And because they're easily compressed, they can travel with you in your bag or pocket, whether you're going to work or out to the store.

Buy it: $22 for five (56 percent off)

6. Mask Protector Cases; $15 for 3

Protective mask case.
Triple7Deals

You're going to need to have a stash of masks on hand for the foreseeable future, so it's a good idea to protect the ones you’ve got. This face mask protector case is waterproof and dust-proof to preserve your mask as long as possible.

Buy it: $15 for three (50 percent off)

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

13 Father's Day Gifts for Geeky Dads

Amazon/Otterbox/Toynk
Amazon/Otterbox/Toynk

When in doubt, you play the hits. Watches, flasks, and ties are all tried-and-true Father’s Day gifts—useful items bought en masse every June as the paternal holiday draws near. Here’s a list of goodies that put a geeky spin on those can’t-fail gifts. We’re talking Zelda flasks, wizard-shaped party mugs, and a timepiece inspired by BBC’s greatest sci-fi series, Doctor Who. Light the “dad” signal ‘cause it’s about to get nerdy!

1. Lord of the Rings Geeki Tikis (Set of Three); $76

'Lord of The Rings' themed tiki cups.
Toynk

If your dad’s equally crazy about outdoor shindigs and Tolkien’s Middle-earth, help him throw his own Lothlórien luau with these Tiki-style ceramic mugs shaped like icons from the Lord of the Rings saga. Gollum and Frodo’s drinkware doppelgängers each hold 14 ounces of liquid, while Gandalf the Grey’s holds 18—but a wizard never brags, right? Star Wars editions are also available.

Buy it: Toynk

2. Space Invaders Cufflinks; $9

'Space Invaders' cufflinks on Amazon
Fifty 50/Amazon

Arcade games come and arcade games go, but Space Invaders has withstood the test of time. Now Pops can bring those pixelated aliens to the boardroom—and look darn stylish doing it.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Legend of Zelda Flask; $18

A 'Legend of Zelda' flask
Toynk

Saving princesses is thirsty work. Shaped like an NES cartridge, this Zelda-themed flask boasts an 8-ounce holding capacity and comes with a reusable straw. Plus, it makes a fun little display item for gamer dads with man caves.

Buy it: Toynk

4. AT-AT Family Vacation Bag Tag; $12

An At-At baggage tag
ShopDisney

Widely considered one of the greatest movie sequels ever made, The Empire Strikes Back throws a powerful new threat at Luke Skywalker and the Rebellion: the AT-AT a.k.a. Imperial Walkers. Now your dad can mark his luggage with a personalized tag bearing the war machine’s likeness.

Buy it: ShopDisney

5. Flash Skinny Tie; $17

A skinny Flash-themed tie
Uyoung/Amazon

We’ll let you know if the Justice League starts selling new memberships, but here’s the next best thing. Available in a rainbow of super-heroic colors, this skinny necktie bears the Flash’s lightning bolt logo. Race on over to Amazon and pick one up today.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Captain America Shield Apron; $20

A Captain America themed apron
Toynk

Why let DC fans have all the fun? Daddy-o can channel his inner Steve Rogers when he flips burgers at your family’s Fourth of July BBQ. Measuring 31.5 inches long by 27.5 inches wide, this apron’s guaranteed to keep the cookout Hydra-free.

Buy it: Toynk

7. Doctor Who Vortex Manipulator LCD Leather Wristwatch; $35

A Doctor Who-themed watch
Toynk

At once classy and geeky, this digital timepiece lovingly recreates one of Doctor Who’s signature props. Unlike some of the gadgets worn on the long-running sci-fi series, it won’t require any fancy chronoplasm fuel.

Buy it: Toynk

8. Wonder Woman 3-Piece Grill Set; $21

Wonder Woman three-piece gill set
Toynk

At one point in her decades-long comic book career, this Amazon Princess found herself working at a fast food restaurant called Taco Whiz. Now grill cooks can pay tribute to the heroine with these high-quality, stainless steel utensils. The set’s comprised of wide-tipped tongs, a BBQ fork, and a spatula, with the latter boasting Wonder Woman’s insignia.

Buy it: Toynk

9. Harry Potter Toon Tumbler; $10

Glassware that's Harry Potter themed
Entertainment Earth

You can never have too many pint glasses—and this Father’s Day, dad can knock one back for the boy who lived. This piece of Potter glassware from PopFun has whimsy to spare. Now who’s up for some butterbeer?

Buy it: EntertainmentEarth

10. House Stark Men’s Wallet; $16

A Game of Thrones themed watch
Toynk

Winter’s no longer coming, but the Stark family's propensity for bold fashion choices can never die. Manufactured with both inside and outside pockets, this direwolf-inspired wallet is the perfect place to store your cards, cash, and ID.

Buy it: Toynk

11. Mr. Incredible “Incredible Dad” Mug, $15

An Incredibles themed mug
ShopDisney

Cue the brass music. Grabbing some coffee with a Pixar superhero sounds like an awesome—or dare we say, incredible?—way for your dad to start his day. Mom can join in the fun, too: Disney also sells a Mrs. Incredible version of the mug.

Buy it: ShopDisney

12. Star Wars phone cases from Otterbox; $46-$56

Star Wars phone cases from OtterBox.
Otterbox

If your dad’s looking for a phone case to show off his love of all things Star Wars, head to Otterbox. Whether he’s into the Dark Side with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, the droids, Chewbacca, or Boba Fett, you’ll be able to find a phone case to fit his preference. The designs are available for both Samsung and Apple products, and you can check them all out here.

Buy it: Otterbox

13. 3D Puzzles; $50

3D Harry Potter puzzle from Amazon.
Wrebbit 3D

Help dad recreate some of his favorite fictional locations with these 3D puzzles from Wrebbit 3D. The real standouts are the 850-piece model of Hogwarts's Great Hall and the 910-piece version of Winterfell from Game of Thrones. If dad's tastes are more in line with public broadcasting, you could also pick him up an 890-piece Downton Abbey puzzle to bring a little upper-crust elegance to the homestead.

Buy it: Hogwarts (Amazon), Winterfell (Amazon), Downton Abbey (Amazon)

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.