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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, July 28.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band for $12.99 (list price $19.95)

Hamzer 61 Key Electronic Piano Electric Organ Music Keyboard with Microphone - Black for $69.99 (list price $139.98)

2017 Newest Premium HP High Performance Laptop PC 15.6-inch HD+ Display Intel Pentium Quad-Core Processor 8GB RAM 500GB HDD WIFI DVD HDMI Bluetooth Windows 10 for $369.00 (list price $599.00)

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery Noise Cancelling Headsets for $36.97 (list price $169.99)

Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible, 11.6-Inch HD Touch, Intel Celeron N3150, 4GB DDR3L, 32GB, Chrome, CB5-132T-C1LK for $249.99 (list price $299.99)

Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range & Built-in Mic, Dual-Driver Portable Wireless Speaker with Low Harmonic Distortion and Superior Sound - Black for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Shower Radios - Hydro-Beat Illumination. IPX7 portable fully Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with built in FM Radio and LED mood lights. Rechargeable using micro USB. (Blue and Black) for $34.99 (list price $49.99)

ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Strong Suction, for Low-pile Carpet, Hard floor, Wi-Fi Connected for $199.98 (list price $269.98)

DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone with Wifi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Chanel 6 Axis Gyro RTF RC Quadcopter, Compatible with 3D VR Headset for $69.99 (list price $89.00)

Best Choice Products 1/24 Officially Licensed RC Lamborghini Veneno Sport Racing Car W/ 27MHz Remote Controller for $16.94 (list price $19.94)

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV for $33.99 (list price $79.99)

METRO Capacitive Stylus pen,Fiber & Disc 2in1,Fine point stylus tips,Additional 2 Replaceable thin point tips, Portable,Universal for touch screen/tablet/ipad mini/smartphone (Rose Gold) for $9.99 (list price $28.99)

Bluetooth Keyboard, Arteck Stainless Steel Universal Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS iPad Air, Pro, iPad Mini, Android, MacOS, Windows Tablets PC Smartphone Built in Rechargeable Battery for $24.97 (list price $89.99)

KITCHEN

Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Iced Coffee Pot/Maker (1000ml, Brown) for $15.68 (list price $26.50)

Mr. Coffee Automatic Dual Shot Espresso/Cappuccino System, ECMP50 for $58.75 (list price $99.99)

Tea Infuser, MaxMall 4-Pack Silicone Tea Infuser Handle Stainless Steel Strainer filter Infuser with Drip Tray for Loose Leaf Grain Tea Cups, Mugs, and Teapots for $8.99 (list price $29.99)

Vremi Toaster 2 Slice Stainless Steel - Toaster for Bagels with Wide Slots and Adjustable Temperature Control - Retro Toaster in Silver and Black for $34.99 (list price $64.99)

Sweese 1109 Porcelain Fluted Bowls - Set of 6 - 26 Ounce for Cereal, Soup and Fruit, Assorted Colors for $31.99 (list price $39.99)

Superb Cube 1.4 Inch Cube Silicone Ice Cube Tray with EZ-Release & No-Spill Steel Reinforced Rim - Makes 18 Cubes for $14.99 (list price $23.99)

BambooWorx Sushi Making Kit – Includes 2 Sushi Rolling Mats, Rice Paddle, Rice Spreader | ♻ 100% Bamboo Sushi Mats and Utensils. for $9.88 (list price $16.99)

Hiroshi Nakamoto 4 Piece Sushi & Sashimi Chef Knife Set for $19.92 (list price $109.00)

Youmi Japanese Natural Wood Chopstick Set Reusable Classic Style Chopsticks 5 Pairs Gift Set for $9.49 (list price $19.99)

Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel for $17.01 (list price $23.99)

Stainless Steel 5 Pieces Cooking Spoon Set - By Utopia Kitchen for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder | Conical Burr Mill for Precision Brewing | Brushed Stainless Steel for $23.99 (list price $59.99)

HOME

Adhesive Hooks, Oak Leaf 6 PCS Heavy Duty Wood &Stainless Steel Decorative Stick Wall Hooks Clothes Hangers for Home Kitchen Coats Hats Keys Bags for $10.49 (list price $29.99)

Linon Harper Stool Fabric Top for $35.55 (list price $74.99)

Sodynee Foldable Cloth Storage Cube Basket Bins Organizer Containers Drawers, 6 Pack, Beige, Beige for $16.99 (list price $32.99)

ZEEFO Simple Table Lamp Bedside Desk Lamp With Fabric Shade and Solid Wood for Bedroom, Dresser, Living Room, Baby Room, College Dorm, Coffee Table, Bookcase (square) for $24.98 (list price $69.99)

BLACK + DECKER CHV1410L 16V Cordless Lithium Hand Vac for $56.95 (list price $59.99)

StorageManiac 3-tier Folding Water-Resistant Compact Steel Clothes Drying Rack - 22.44x14.57x41.34 - Inches for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

MRS MEYERS Liquid Dish Soap, Lemon Verbena, 16 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for $10.47 (list price $11.97)

Shout Advanced Action Gel 22 oz for $3.97 (list price $13.78)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $6.82 (list price $8.24)

AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator for $17.88 (list price $21.99)

Rubbermaid Regeneration Plastic Letter Tray 6 Pack (86028) for $12.79 (list price $15.99)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Drawer Organizer, Black (22131) for $8.84 (list price $13.74)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Stacking Sorter, 5-Section, Black (22141) for $11.10 (list price $13.89)

uni-ball 207 Colors Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted, 8 Count for $7.40 (list price $10.48)

AMIR Bamboo Wood USB Charging Station, Desk Stand Charger, 3 USB Ports, for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s & 38mm/42mm Apple Watch for $18.99 (list price $66.99)

Gelmushta Gel Pens 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing with Case for $18.00 (list price $129.99)

Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, 24 Count for $7.96 (list price $14.31)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $12.99)

Sharpie Retractable Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $14.59 (list price $19.02)

eBoot Plastic Ruler Straight Ruler Plastic Measuring Tool 12 Inches and 6 Inches, Clear, 2 Pieces for $5.99 (list price $8.99)

HP F1J03A#B1H HP Office Jet Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink Ready for Too low to display (list price $99.99)

Erfect 48" Floating TV Stand Wall Mount Media Console Storage video Center Black for $88.89 (list price $199.99)

Greenco 5 Tier Wall Mount Corner Shelves Espresso Finish for $23.69 (list price $29.99)

Lipper 8833 Bamboo Collection 7-Piece Coaster Set for $5.89 (list price $12.99)

GreenForest Dining Side Chairs Eames Style Strong Metal Legs Fabric Cushion Seat and Back for Dining Room Chairs Set of 4,Gray for $164.99 (list price $249.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Head and Shoulders Clinical Strength Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo Twin Pack, 13.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 2) for $13.56 (list price $14.99)

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Refill, Soothing Aloe Vera - 56 fluid ounce for $3.97 (list price $10.99)

OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner, 13 Ounce for $5.74 (list price $9.99)

CeraVe Moisturizers, Moisturizing Cream, 16 Ounce for $10.99 (list price $12.68)

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream, 2 Ounces (Pack of 2) for $14.00 (list price $17.98)

Conair Oval Shaped Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror, 1x/7x magnification, Polished Chrome Finish for $25.99 (list price $34.99)

Folding Wood Comb by Striking Viking - Anti-Static Wooden Styling Comb for Men for $15.79 (list price $22.00)

ChapStick Classic Skin Protectant (Cherry, 0.15 oz. Stick, Pack of 24) for $34.10 (list price $41.36)

BESTOPE Beard Trimmer Men's Grooming Kit, Professional Electric Hair Shaver Rechargeable Cordless Facial Head Nose Hair Clippers Trimmer (13 Pieces) for $29.39 (list price $39.99)

The Gentlemen's Beard Oil and Conditioner Softener for $19.97 (list price $39.99)

Puracy Natural Body Wash, Sulfate-Free Bath and Shower Gel, Citrus and Sea Salt, 16 Ounce Pump Bottle, (Pack of 2) for $20.99 (list price $35.97)

XARA Professional 2” infrared ceramic FLAT IRON Hair Straightener Dual voltage 110/220v for $31.99 (list price $99.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

BLACK+DECKER LST201 20V MAX Lithium Ion String Trimmer/Edger, 10" for $49.00 (list price $66.00)

Remington 22-Inch Trimmer Lawn Mower for $255.47 (list price $299.00)

OZERO Garden Gloves - Deerskin Leather Gardening Glove with Touchscreen Finger Tips - Sweat-absorbent & Breathable for Caring Pets/Housework/Yard/Fishing, Flexible & Fit for Women & Men (Gray,Large) for $9.99 (list price $18.00)

LawnPRO 50’ Expanding Garden Hose. Kink-Free. 5,000 Denier Woven Casing. Copper Fittings. Steel Assembly Clamps. 12 Month Manufacturers Warranty. + Free Storage Bag for $29.95 (list price $49.95)

Coleman 120 Quart Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Cooler for $61.20 (list price $119.99)

The Body Source Mummy Sleeping Bag (300GSM for 15°F) for Camping, Hiking and Outdoors, 190T Polyester for $27.99 (list price $59.99)

Coleman Instant Canopy Sunwall - Accessory Only,10 foot X 10 foot for $22.95 (list price $24.99)

Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent (14'x10') for $223.15 (list price $309.99)

Gerber STL 2.0 Knife [22-41122] for $8.92 (list price $17.28)

Stanley Canteen Water Bottle, Stainless Steel, 1.1 quart for $19.43 (list price $30.00)

MatPro Large Sand Escape Outdoor Blanket (7'x9') - Huge Beach Blanket with Four Anchor Pockets - Lightweight, Portable Beach Mat - Soft, Fast Drying and Completely Sand Proof - Made with Durable Nylon for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

TOOLS

SOG Survival Hawk SK1001-CP - Hardcased Black Axe Head w/ Nail Puller, Hammering Head, Fire Starter, GRN Handle, Nylon Sheath for $30.07 (list price $37.85)

Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun for $30.87 (list price $44.78)

Hot Glue Gun, DISCOBALL 60 Watt Hot Melt Glue Gun with 20PCS Transparent Glue Gun Sticks for Arts & Crafts, & Sealing and Quick Repairs,Blue for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Stanley 51-163 16-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Nailing Hammer for $16.18 (list price $31.50)

Louisville Ladder LP-2210-00 Adjustable Aluminum Ladder Stabilizer for $18.82 (list price $89.00)

Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level laser measure Line 8ft+ Measure Tape Ruler Adjusted Standard and Metric Rulers for $13.98 (list price $24.99)

Trust 72-7525 Tape Measure with Magnetic Hook, Heavy Duty Nylon Bonded Blade and Auto Lock, 25 Feet by 1-Inch for $11.90 (list price $29.99)

IRWIN QUICK-GRIP Clamp Set, 8 Piece, 4935502 for $35.52 (list price $39.99)

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

Wrench Set, 22 Piece, Combo Set SAE and Metric By SYM Tools for $19.95 (list price $34.95)

Cosco Shifter Multi-Position Heavy Duty Folding Hand Truck and Dolly, Green for $56.80 (list price $79.99)

Shake Shack’s DIY ShackBurger Kits Can Be Delivered Right to Your Door

In the Shake Shack meal kit from Goldbelly, you'll find all the ingredients necessary to make the chain's signature ShackBurger.
In the Shake Shack meal kit from Goldbelly, you'll find all the ingredients necessary to make the chain's signature ShackBurger.
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While it started as nothing more than a lone hot dog stand in 2001, Shake Shack now has locations all over the United States, with countless devoted fans that flock to the restaurant for fries, shakes, and, of course, their burgers. Now, you can try your hand at grilling up the chain's famous burgers with an official Shake Shack meal kit ($49) from Goldbelly, delivered right to your door.

Inside the box, you’ll find all the fixings to make a real ShackBurger. As you'd expect, it all starts with eight 100 percent Angus beef patties from Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, which is the same beef blend used at all Shake Shack locations. You’ll also find eight potato rolls from Martin's, eight slices of American cheese, and the chain’s signature ShackSauce, along with tips on how to achieve that authentic Shake Shack flavor. The only extras you'll need to provide are toppings.

Shake Shack isn’t the only famous restaurant that offers their own meal kits. You could also whip up a cheesesteak from Philadelphia landmark Pat’s King of Steaks ($99); a lobster roll from McLoons Lobster Shack ($108) in Maine; and many others.

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9 Delicious Food Subscription Services That Help You Avoid the Grocery Store

Blue Apron's meal plans can be adjusted to meet your nutritional needs.
Blue Apron's meal plans can be adjusted to meet your nutritional needs.
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While grocery shopping can be a time-consuming hassle during an average week, it can be nearly impossible to get what you want, when you want it, while social distancing. But before you give up on your meal-prep goals completely, consider the healthy (and cost-effective) hack that could help make cooking way more convenient: a food subscription service.

These services—which deliver boxes of snacks, wines, and complete meals straight to your door—give you new, tasty treats to try on a regular basis, so you can get right to the fun part (a.k.a. eating!). Whether you want to try new foods from around the world, recipes that will up your boxed mac and cheese game, or tasty beverages to help you unwind after a long day, these subscriptions are the perfect solution for any foodie with a busy schedule. After choosing one of these, you’ll never want to go to the grocery store again.

1. HelloFresh; $62-$98/week

A delivery from HelloFresh
HelloFresh has plans designed for two or four people.
HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a flexible meal subscription service that offers a two-person or four-person plan. The two-person plan gives you the option of two or four different recipes to try each week, while the four-person plan allows you to try two or three. The plans range from $7.49 to $9 per serving and have a standard shipping fee of $8.

HelloFresh's menus cater to your dietary preference, so in addition to the standard “meat and veggies” option, meals can be vegetarian, low calorie, or “family friendly” (a.k.a. easy, kid-tested recipes that make even the pickiest eaters happy). Each recipe is tested by the HelloFresh chefs a whopping 45 times, so you know what you’re eating is delicious. With the option to skip deliveries whenever you want, HelloFresh is the answer to the always-dreaded question: “When’s dinner?”

Try it: HelloFresh

2. Splendid Spoon; $65-$135/week

If you’re a vegan who hates cooking—but loves good food—Splendid Spoon is the answer to your daily meal woes. Not only does this service send you new meals to try each week, but they’re pre-prepared, so all you really have to do is pop your kit into the microwave. Splendid Spoon gives you three different weekly options: a Lunch plan that gives you five lunch bowls ($13 per meal), a Breakfast + Lunch plan that gives you five smoothies and five lunch bowls ($9.50 per meal), and a Breakfast + Lunch + Reset plan that gives you five smoothies, five lunch bowls, and one full-day reset, which includes soups to aid with digestion ($9 per meal).

Splendid Spoon allows you to choose their default meals for the week or choose from all 40-plus to customize your menu, so variety is never a problem. You can even make note of any ingredients or flavors you dislike in your Splendid Spoon profile to ensure you’re always getting what you want (and avoiding what you don’t). Best of all, these meals are all vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and low in sugar and sodium, so they’re healthy in addition to being easy.

Try it: Splendid Spoon

3. Universal Yums!; $15-$39/month-to-month or $165-$429/year

If you’re a snacker with a taste for adventure, Universal Yums! is like a flavor passport. A subscription service that delivers snacks from a different country to your door each month, Universal Yums! lets you try international bites without ever having to leave the comfort of your own apartment. The month-to-month plan allows you to choose from three different-sized boxes, ranging from $15 for six-plus snacks to $39 for a pack of 20-plus. If you choose to dive in for a full year, the price per box is reduced, effectively giving you a month for free.

Each box comes with a booklet filled with trivia and games that celebrates the featured country, allowing you to learn while you snack. After trying your first box, you’ll (almost) never need to go on vacation again.

Try it: Universal Yums!

4. Art of Tea; $65-$215/subscription

A cup of tea.
The Art of Tea allows you to try tea from all over the world.
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If you’re more of a tea drinker, the Art of Tea has a subscription package that lets you taste test teas inspired by recipes from around the globe. Available in three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions, this tea club features five different packages to choose from: the Caffeine Free collection, the Classics collection, the Single Origin collection, the Explore collection, and the Pyramid Tea Bags collection.

Each box comes with detailed information about the teas inside so you can learn more about them—including each one’s health benefits—while you wait for your beverage to steep. A great gift for yourself or someone else, this subscription package perfects the art of treating yourself.

Try it: Art of Tea

5. Urthbox; $15-$45/box (with a 12-month plan)

Urthbox is the perfect subscription service for anyone who believes in sustainable snacking. Delivering non-GMO, organic, and all-natural products, Urthbox includes healthy snacks, beverages, and more in their monthly packages. The boxes—which range from $15 per box to $45, depending on the size—only include products that have passed Urthbox’s strict standards. The company evaluates everything from sourcing to nutrition to manufacturing, so you can feel good about the products you’re munching on. And if you're on a specific gluten-free or vegan diet, you can specify that when you order, so your snacks will always be in line with your nutrition goals.

Although most boxes are snack-based, some also include supplements, skincare items, hair products, and more as a fun bonus each month. Each box is a surprise, but even though you don’t know exactly what you’re getting each month, you’ll know that it will always be good.

Try it: Urthbox

6. Blue Apron; $48-$120/week

The menus available from Blue Apron.
Every Blue Apron meal kit comes with background information on the dish and simple instructions to follow.
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With Blue Apron, you choose from three different plans—a two-serving Signature plan, a four-serving Signature plan, or a two-serving Vegetarian plan—that allow you to customize how many recipes you’d like to receive each week. The prices range from $7.49 per serving to $10, depending on the plan and the frequency, and shipping is free for all options.

Blue Apron’s Signature plan allows you to personalize your menu each week based on your dietary preferences. You can have the standard meat and fish options delivered regularly, or you can opt for Weight Watcher-approved and diabetes-friendly meals, depending on your needs. Recipes are chef-designed and perfectly portioned, and with easy step-by-step instructions to follow on each recipe card, you’ll start feeling like an accomplished chef the moment you turn on your oven.

Try it: Blue Apron

7. Naturebox; $30/yearly membership

Whether you’re looking for a low-calorie option, something that’s keto-friendly, or just a downright tasty treat, Naturebox has everything you need for a fully stocked snack drawer. While you can purchase individual snacks (ranging from $4 to $20 with your membership discount), you can also buy snacks in bulk, ranging from $35 to $150, leaving you with more than enough to eat through every month.

Naturebox also gives you the flexibility of putting a box together whenever you want it, meaning there’s no need to worry about managing your subscription. And if you don’t like one of the snacks you choose, the company has a “don’t like it, don’t eat it” policy, where you can receive a store credit for any snack you don’t like within 90 days of receiving it. Now that’s some smart snacking.

Try it: Naturebox

8. igourmet, $100-$684/club subscription

Although you can buy individual gourmet products through igourmet, their Food-of-the-Month clubs deliver a selection of standout products in a single category, like cheese, bacon, or coffee, with options for three-month, six-month, and 12-month plans.

Each box comes with a newsletter to guide you through each product, including its history, the region it came from, and more. Shipping and handling is completely free, and if you aren’t a fan of your subscription package, igourmet will reship and refund your purchase hassle-free. This subscription is a great gift—whether for a family member, a friend, or yourself!—and it will make you a certified gastronome in no time.

Try it: igourmet

9. California Wine Club; $41-$231/shipment

A group of people enjoying wine.
There are a lot of ways to customize your California Wine Club plan.
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If you’ve ever wanted to do a wine tasting in your pajamas, a subscription to the California Wine Club is just what you need. Featuring selections from family-owned wineries, you can choose from six different plans: the Premier series (starting at $41 per shipment), the Signature series ($134), the International series ($71), the Aged Cabernet series ($231), the Pacific Northwest series ($77), and the Case Club series ($162). These clubs allow you to explore wine regions you’re curious about, expand your palate, or simply enjoy the wines you already know and love.

No matter which level you choose, you have the option of a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly package, and each club subscription comes with a guide to all the wines included in your box, a personalized online profile to help you track your favorite wines, VIP tours at featured wineries, and more. Some of the series even allow you to mix and match the types of wine and how many bottles you get—giving you flexibility in addition to great wine.

Try it: California Wine Club

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