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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 24.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

ICE Orb Levitating/Floating Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $109.99 (list price $149.99)

Withings Activité Steel - Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch for $101.96 (list price $129.95)

Sound Intone P6 Wireless Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control for Cellphones iPhone Laptop TV (Black Gold) for $35.98 (list price $39.98)

EMIE Kitten 10000mAh Portable Charger ,5V 2.1A Cartoon Cute Cat Fast Charging Power Bank USB Battery Pack External Battery for iPhone 7 Plus 6 6S Plus 5S Samsung iPad and more for $28.99 (list price $43.99)

Hide & Drink Leather Handmade Sleeve for iPhone 6 Plus - Bourbon Brown for $16.95 (list price $26.95)

Solo Pelle iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus and iPhone 7 Plus leather case / Sleeve "Leon" genuine leather with business card compartment. Premium accessory for the original Apple iPhone 6/6S/7 Plus (Black) for $27.90 (list price $44.90)

Lipper International 1887 Bamboo Expandable and Adjustable Ipad Stand, Brown for $17.16 (list price $29.99)

UE ROLL 2 Atmosphere Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof) for $73.99 (list price $99.99)

Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Candy bar-Sized Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology (Blue) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

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)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones Wireless In Ear Earbuds Sports Sweatproof Earphones with Built in Mic (Cordless 4.1, Secure Ear Hooks Design, 7 Hours Play Time) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System for $399.00 (list price $499.00)

KITCHEN

Japanese blue and brown tea cup set, beautiful pattern designs, 6 ounce, set of 2 for $27.99 (list price $49.96)

Fridge Magnets, Grow Plants in Oriental Ceramics Vase Refrigerator Magnets,Set of 4, Door Magnets, Wall Magnets for $8.90 (list price $16.80)

NEW Clevr Commercial Cotton Candy Machine Carnival Party Candy Floss Maker Blue for $219.99 (list price $249.99)

Stanley Adventure Vacuum Crock Food Jar, Stainless Steel, 3 quart for $51.93 (list price $65.00)

Bellemain 4 Piece Airtight Acrylic Canister Set , Food Storage Container for $22.95 (list price $39.95)

Paladone PacMan Ice Cube Tray for $9.99 (list price $12.00)

Ny Coffee Cup Gg (100 Paper Cups with 100 Lids) for $21.18 (list price $28.95)

Fred DEEP TEA DIVER Silicone Tea Infuser for $7.60 (list price $15.00)

Shot Flask - Stainless Steel 8 oz Hip Flask, Built-in Collapsible 2 Oz. Shot Glass & Flask Funnel - Everything You Need to Pour Shots on the Go - BarMe Brand for $18.97 (list price $34.99)

I Could Eat a Horse Spaghetti Noodle Pasta Measurer Tool, Measure Quantity by doiy for $9.97 (list price $14.99)

Prepara Herb Savor for $19.86 (list price $29.99)

Wowly Pistachio Bowl - Double Dish Nut Bowl with Pistachios Shell Storage - Yellow for $13.97 (list price $32.99)

VonShef 1.2 Gallon Stainless Steel Countertop Kitchen Compost Bin & Free Odor Absorbing Filter Model 07/146 for $20.00 (list price $49.99)

HOME

Umbra Trigg Desktop Planter Vase & Geometric Container - Great For Succulent Plants, Air Plant, Mini Cactus, Faux Plants and More, White Ceramic/Brass (Set of 2) for $38.00 (list price $40.00)

K&H Manufacturing Mod Dream Pod Gray/Black 22" (unheated) for $38.39 (list price $45.59)

YAMAZAKI home Tosca Under Shelf Tool Hanger Clips for $27.82 (list price $33.01)

PRO-MART DAZZ Heavy Duty Duffle Bag, 2 Compartments, Natural Canvas for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

Kashi Home Nikki Polyester canvas Shower Curtain for $11.51 (list price $14.76)

Bamboo Wastebasket Trash Can for $29.95 (list price $34.95)

Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Beige for $22.99 (list price $26.00)

InterDesign Formbu Square Toilet Bowl Brush and Holder for Bathroom Storage - Natural Bamboo for $15.71 (list price $25.18)

SONGMICS Entryway Coat Rack with Storage Shoe Bench Hallway Organizer 18 Hooks and 3-Tier Shelves Metal Black URCR67B for $45.99 (list price $71.73)

SONGMICS Update 6-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer Accessory Storage Shelves Light Brown URCH08K for $11.99 (list price $16.23)

Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner EZ Lite Corded Bagless Canister Vacuum SD40010 for $70.40 (list price $109.99)

VicTsing 300ml Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser for Office Home Bedroom Living Room Study Yoga Spa - Wood Grain for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

AcuRite 00795A2 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer for $27.96 (list price $37.50)

ECR4Kids 24-Piece Cutting Edge Classroom Scissor Set with Hardwood Rack, Blunt Tip for $9.99 (list price $34.99)

Large All Purpose Dopp Kit Utility Bag (Cords, Chargers, Tools, School / Office Supplies) Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Swayze Suede for $30.99 (list price $40.99)

Umbra Sometime Desk Clock for $22.99 (list price $25.00)

Smart Tech Small 88 keys Handcrafted Natural Bamboo Wooden PC Wireless 2.4GHz Keyboard and Mouse Combo + Free Smart Tech Touch Pen for $45.99 (list price $59.99)

Kantek Acrylic Stapler, Fits full strip of Standard Staples, 2 1/2 x 6 x 1 1/4 Inches , Clear (AD80) for $13.73 (list price $14.88)

Clarity Gold Notes Holder with Cube Memo Pad 320 Sheets, Acrylic 3 in 1 Drawer Organizer by Draymond Story (Clips Not Include) for $23.99 (list price $34.99)

Acrylic Pencil and Pen Holder, HBlife Gold Desktop Stationery Organizer Modern Design Office Desk Accessory for $10.99 (list price $16.99)

TwentyFive Wire Mesh Office Desk File Organizer, Black for $39.77 (list price $49.99)

FITUEYES Tempered Glass Computer Monitor Riser 4.7'' High 23.6'' Save Space Desktop Stand for Xbox One/component/flat Screen TV-Black DT106005GB for $28.00 (list price $119.99)

Brother Printer MFCJ6930DW Wireless Color Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax for $209.99 (list price $299.99)

I Go Packing Tape, 1.9" x 54.6 Yd, Moving Shipping Storage Box Sealing Wholesale Packaging Tape, 18 Rolls for $20.99 (list price $35.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Mr Rugged Compact Stainless Steel Beard Comb - Credit-Card Sized Metal Comb Fits in Your Wallet for Use on the Go - Bottle Opener Built-in for $11.95 (list price $24.95)

Artisan Dead Sea Mud Soap with Olive Oil | 100% Natural | Great for Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis | Purifies, Moisturizes, Cleanses | For Women and Men for (list price )

Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer,Infrared Digital Thermometer Suitable For Baby, Infant, Toddler and Adults with FDA and CE approved for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Mango Butter from Botanic Hearth, Processed, 100% Pure & Natural, Premium Grade A, 8 oz for $10.00 (list price $24.50)

Terresa Ceramic Hair Straightening Electric Brush with Anti-Scald Comb Teeth | Professional, Anti-Static, Ionic, Heat Steam Brushing | Detangle & Straighten Hair, Eliminate Frizz & Smoothen Your Locks for $32.99 (list price $59.99)

Brownmed IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow, One Size for $8.88 (list price $13.10)

HQY Heavy-duty and Stainless Steel Nail Clipper Set - Fingernail and Toenail Clipper Set for $11.78 (list price $39.99)

Cymas 7× Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror, 15 Min Auto Turn Off, Dimmable Daylight LED Travel Vanity Mirror, Compact, Cordless, 360 Rotation, Strong Locking Suction Bathroom Mirror for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder - Made in USA with Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal for Safe Effective Teeth Whitening, 100% Natural, Better Than Strips, Kit, Gel & Whitening Toothpaste for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

BESTOPE Beard Trimmer Men's Grooming Kit, Professional Electric Hair Shaver Rechargeable Cordless Facial Head Nose Hair Clippers Trimmer (13 Pieces) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Facial Moisturizer, Organic and Natural Face Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive, Oily or Severely Dry Skin - Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkle, for Women and Men. By Christina Moss Naturals. for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant Stick, Unscented, 2.25 Ounce, Pack of 6 for $25.62 (list price $40.41)

Pomade for Men - Medium Hold & High Shine - Hair Styling Formula for Straight, Thick and Curly Hair - 2 OZ - Smooth Viking for $11.95 (list price $15.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Keurig Stainless Steel Travel Mug for $24.99 (list price $36.00)

Venture Pal Ultralight Lightweight Packable Foldable Travel Camping Hiking Outdoor Sports Backpack Daypack (Black) for $20.99 (list price $68.99)

Waterfly Slim Soft Polyester Water Resistant Waist Bag Pack for Man Women Outdoors Running Climbing Carrying Iphone 5 6 Plus Samsung S5 S6 (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Maxpedition Medium Fatty Pocket Organizer (Foliage Green) for $19.25 (list price $27.99)

Actorstion Swim Goggles With Anti Fog UV Protection No Leaking Shatterproof for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Children + Goggles Case, Silicone Ear Plugs and Interchangeable Nose Bridge (Black) for $12.99 (list price $12.99)

Carhartt Trade Series Backpack, Black for $27.99 (list price $34.99)

BATTOP Automatic Pop Up Beach Tent Sun Shelter Cabana 2-3 Person UV Protection Beach Shade for Outdoor Activities (Dark Blue) for $28.98 (list price $99.99)

Youphoria 24-Inch-by-72-Inch Microfiber Yoga Towel, Gray Towel/Blue Stitching for $17.95 (list price $39.99)

G4Free Portable Ultralight Outdoor Picnic Fishing Folding Camping Chairs Sports Backpacking Chairs Ground Chair(Adjustable Red) for $29.99 (list price $65.99)

Mosquito Repellent Bracelets - Long Lasting Natural Non-Toxic Deed Free - Safe For Kids (20 Pack) for $18.96 (list price $49.99)

260 PSI Mini Bike Pump for Presta & Schrader,2 in 1 Screw Valve and High Pressure for All Cycle Tires - Bonus Accessories Included for $16.49 (list price $42.99)

DOESIT Bluetooth Pedometer Bracelet Fitness Tracker Sport Smart Band with Blood Pressure Monitor for $38.99 (list price $69.99)

LED Camping Lantern, 2 Pack Raniaco Ultra Bright Collapsible Hand Tough Lamp, Portable Hanging Flashlight for Outdoor Garden Hiking Fishing for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

TOOLS

Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool for $79.00 (list price $99.00) 

4.0Ah Battery for Worx WA3520 - VANON 20V Max Li-ion Replacement Battery for Worx WG151s WG155s WG251s WG255s WG540s WG545s WG890 WG891 for $35.99 (list price $59.99)

Dremel EZ686-01 EZ Lock Sanding and Grinding Kit for $14.98 (list price $21.99)

Makita 5007NK 15 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw for $92.99 (list price $109.99)

Makita AN453 1-3/4-Inch Roofing Coil Nailer for $199.00 (list price $249.00)

BISSELL Garage Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum Complete Wall-Mounting System, 18P03 - Corded for $128.19 (list price $199.99)

Tomshine 2in1 LED Flashlight Torch & Desk Night Lamp Rechargeable Power Bank with USB Charging Port 18650 Battery Included for Camping Hiking Emergency Use for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack), Kitclan Magnet Wristband with 5 Powerful Magnets, Adjustable Velcro Strap for Holding Tools, Screws, Nails, Bolts, Drilling Bits and Small tools (Red) for $10.88 (list price $24.99)

Amzdeal Cable Crimper Cable Lug Crimping Tool Terminal Crimp Pliers Hand Ratchet Wire Crimper for 10, 8, 4, 2 and 1/0 AWG Wire Cable for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

The 10 Best Memorial Day 2020 Sales

iRobot,GoWise,Funko via Wayfair, Entertainment Earth
iRobot,GoWise,Funko via Wayfair, Entertainment Earth

The Memorial Day sales have started early this year, and it's easy to find yourself drowning in offers for cheap mattresses, appliances, shoes, and grills. To help you cut through the noise and focus on the best deals around, we threw together some of our favorite Memorial Day sales going on right now. Take a look below.

1. Leesa

A Leesa Hybrid mattress.
A Leesa Hybrid mattress.
Leesa

Through May 31, you can save up to $400 on every mattress model Leesa has to offer, from the value-minded Studio by Leesa design to the premium Leesa Legend, which touts a combination of memory foam and micro-coil springs to keep you comfortable in any position you sleep in.

Find it: Leesa

2. Sur La Table

This one is labeled as simply a “summer sale,” but the deals are good only through Memorial Day, so you should get to it quickly. This sale takes up to 20 percent off outdoor grilling and dining essentials, like cast-iron shrimp pans ($32), a stainless steel burger-grilling basket ($16), and, of course, your choice of barbeque sauce to go along with it.

Find it: Sur la Table

3. Wayfair

KitchenAid Stand Mixer on Sale on Wayfair.
Wayfair/KitchenAid

Wayfair is cutting prices on all manner of appliances until May 28. Though you can pretty much find any home appliance imaginable at a low price, the sale is highlighted by $130 off a KitchenAid stand mixer and 62 percent off this eight-in-one GoWise air fryer.

And that’s only part of the brand’s multiple Memorial Day sales, which you can browse here. They’re also taking up to 40 percent off Samsung refrigerators and washing machines, up to 65 percent off living room furniture, and up to 60 percent off mattresses.

Find it: Wayfair

4. Blue Apron

If you sign up for a Blue Apron subscription before May 26, you’ll save $20 on each of your first three box deliveries, totaling $60 in savings. 

Find it: Blue Apron

5. The PBS Store

Score 20 percent off sitewide at Shop.PBS.org when you use the promo code TAKE20. This slashes prices on everything from documentaries like Ken Burns’s The Roosevelt: An Intimate History ($48) and The Civil War ($64) to a Pride & Prejudice tote bag ($27) and this precious heat-changing King Henry VIII mug ($11) that reveals the fates of his many wives when you pour your morning coffee.

Find it: The PBS Store

6. Amazon

eufy robot vacuum.
Amazon/eufy

While Amazon doesn’t have an official Memorial Day sale, the ecommerce giant still has plenty of ever-changing deals to pick from. Right now, you can take $100 off this outdoor grill from Weber, $70 off a eufy robot vacuum, and 22 percent off the ASUS gaming laptop. For more deals, just go to Amazon and have a look around.

7. Backcountry

You can save up to 50 percent on tents, hiking packs, outdoor wear, and more from brands like Patagonia, Marmot, and others during Backcountry's Memorial Day sale.

Find it: Backcountry

8. Entertainment Earth

Funko Pops on Sale on Entertainment Earth.
Entertainment Earth/Funko

From now until June 2, Entertainment Earth is having a buy one, get one half off sale on select Funko Pops. This includes stalwarts like the Star Wars and Batman lines, and more recent additions like the Schitt's Creek Funkos and the pre-orders for the upcoming X-Men movie line.

Find it: Entertainment Earth

9. Moosejaw

With the promo code SUNSCREEN, you can take 20 percent off one full-price item at Moosejaw, along with finding up to 30 percent off select items during the outdoor brand's summer sale. These deals include casual clothing, outdoor wear, trail sneakers, and more. 

Find it: Moosejaw

10. Osprey

Through May 25, you can save 25 percent on select summer items, and 40 percent off products from last season. This can include anything from hiking packs and luggage to outdoorsy socks and hats. So if you're planning on getting acquainted with the great outdoors this summer, now you can do it on the cheap.

Find it: Osprey

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.

Swear Off Toilet Paper With This Bidet Toilet Seat That's Easy to Install and Costs Less Than $100

Tushy
Tushy

The recent coronavirus-related toilet paper shortage has put the spotlight on the TP-less alternative that Americans have yet to truly embrace: the bidet.

It's not exactly a secret that toilet paper is wasteful—it's estimated to cost 437 billion gallons of water and 15 million trees to produce our yearly supply of the stuff. But while the numbers are plain to see, bidets still aren't common in the United States.

Well, if price was ever the biggest barrier standing in the way of swearing off toilet paper for good, there's now a cost-effective way to make the switch. Right now, you can get the space-saving Tushy bidet for less than $100. And you'll be able to install it yourself in just 10 minutes.

What is a Bidet?

Before we go any further, let’s just go ahead and get the awkward technical details out of the way. Instead of using toilet paper after going to the bathroom, bidets get you clean by using a stream of concentrated water that comes out of a faucet or nozzle. Traditional bidets look like weird toilets without tanks or lids, and while they’re pretty uncommon in the United States, you’ve definitely seen one if you’ve ever been to Europe or Asia.

That said, bidets aren’t just good for your butt. When you reduce toilet paper usage, you also reduce the amount of chemicals and emissions required to produce it, which is good for the environment. At the same time, you’re also saving money. So this is a huge win-win.

Unfortunately, traditional bidets are not an option for most Americans because they take up a lot of bathroom space and require extra plumbing. That’s where Tushy comes in.

The Tushy Classic Bidet Toilet Seat.

Unlike traditional bidets, the Tushy bidet doesn’t take up any extra space in your bathroom. It’s an attachment for your existing toilet that places an adjustable self-cleaning nozzle at the back of the bowl, just underneath the seat. But it doesn’t require any additional plumbing or electricity. All you have to do is remove the seat from your toilet, connect the Tushy to the clean water supply behind the toilet, and replace the seat on top of the Tushy attachment.

The Tushy has a control panel that lets you adjust the angle and pressure of the water stream for a perfect custom clean. The nozzle lowers when the Tushy is activated and retracts into its housing when not in use, keeping it clean and sanitary.

Like all bidets, the Tushy system takes a little getting used to. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll never want to use toilet paper again. In fact, Tushy is so sure you’ll love their product, they offer customers a 60-day risk-free guarantee. If you don’t love your Tushy, you can send it back for a full refund, minus shipping and handling.

Normally, the Tushy Classic retails for $109, but right now you can get the Tushy Classic for just $89. So if you’ve been thinking about going TP-free, now is definitely the time to do it.

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.