This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

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Amazon

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, September 17.

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

RIF6 CUBE Pico Projector with 120 Inch Display - 2 Inch Mobile Portable Mini Projector 20,000 Hour LED Compatible with HDMI Devices Phones Laptops Tablets and Gaming Consoles - Includes Mini Tripod for $249.95 (list price $299.00)

Samsung UN50J5000 50-Inch 1080p LED TV (2015 Model) for $477.99 (list price $799.99)

Cord Organizer, Earbud Holder, Leather Cord Organizer, Leather Cable Holder, Earphone Holder, Cable Organizer, Genuine Leather Cord Organizer (3 in 1 Packaging) for $7.49 (list price $19.99)

iphone Cable, Pecosso Lightning Cable : 3 Pack (10ft/6ft/3ft) Lightning to USB Fast Charging Cable, Nylon Braided Sync Cord Combination for iPhone 7/7plus/6s/6s plus/6/5s/iPad/iPod/Beats Pill - Black for $6.49 (list price $35.99)

SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ60-032G-B35) for $11.41 (list price $17.99)

KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports 3.1A Output and 2A Input - Black for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Avantree 40 hours DUAL Mode Bluetooth 4.0 Over Ear Headphones with Mic, Super COMFORTABLE, Wireless & Wired, aptX Hi-fi NFC Headset, Lightweight [2 Years Warranty] - Audition for $54.99 (list price $79.99)

VicTsing Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Wireless In-Car Radio Transmitter Adapter /w USB Car Charger AUX Input 1.44 Inch Display TF Card Slot - Black for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

Samsung Level U Pro Bluetooth Wireless In-ear Headphones with Microphone and UHQ Audio, Bronze for $49.99 (list price $99.99)

Phiaton BT 100 NC Wireless and Active Noise Cancelling Neck Band Style Earphones with Mic for $82.77 (list price $119.00)

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Drivers, Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $29.99 (list price $159.00)

Apple Leather Case for iPhone 7 - Black for $30.02 (list price $45.00)

Anker PowerLine II 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)

GreatShield LCD Touch Screen Cleaning Kit with Microfiber Cloth, Brush, Cleaner Wipes Spray Solution for Laptops, PC monitors, Smartphones, Tablets, iPhone, iPad, LED, TVs, DSLR Cameras, Camcorders for $6.99 (list price $8.99)

Tomtoc Drop-proof Laptop Sleeve for 13 - 13.3 Inch MacBook Air | MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012 - Early 2016 | 12.9 Inch iPad Pro, 360° Protective Chromebook Tablet Case, Spill-Resistant, Gray for $18.99 (list price $35.99)

KITCHEN

Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker for $38.24 (list price $44.99)

Zojirushi SL-JAE14SA Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar, Silver for $35.99 (list price $66.00)

Zojirushi SM-SC36HM Stainless Mug, Slate Gray for $25.76 (list price $40.00)

Fred PIZZA PEDDLER Monkey Unicycle Pizza Wheel for $12.67 (list price $15.70)

Silicone Oven Mitts with Quilted Cotton Lining - Professional Heat Resistant Potholder Kitchen Gloves - 1 Pair (Black) - Homwe for $10.97 (list price $19.97)

Danslesbls Heavy Duty Nonstick Silicone Kitchen Serving Tongs, 2 Pack 9 Inch and 12 Inch Heat Resistant Locking Food Tong with Silicone Tips (Red) for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand for $41.99 (list price $299.91)

GDEALER Kitchen Scale 22lb/10kg Digital Kitchen Food Scale, Tempered Glass Surface Touch Screen, High Precision, Tare, White Backlit Display, Smart Weigh for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer, Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty, Best Veggie Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals, With 3 Exclusive Recipe eBooks for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

Riedel Veritas Cabernet/Merlot Glass, Set of 2 for $39.50 (list price $69.00)

Nostalgia ICMP400BLUE 4-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker with Easy Carry Handle for $29.99 (list price $44.99)

Cospring Set of 4 Solid Wood Bowl, 4.5 inch Dia by 2-5/8 inch, for Rice, Soup, Dip, Decoration (Middle) for $23.90 (list price $40.99)

Kotobukiya Mace Windu Light Up Version Lightsaber Chopsticks "Star Wars" Action Figure for $9.97 (list price $14.99)

HOME

IMEEA 900ml Watering Can Stainless Steel Bonsai Watering Pot Long Spout Brushed Modern Style for $25.80 (list price $35.00)

SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress with ComfortCoil Technology & Internal High Capacity Pump - Queen Size for $119.95 (list price $199.95)

100% Silk Pillowcase for Hair Zippered Luxury 25 Momme Mulberry Silk Charmeuse Silk on Both Sides of Cover -Gift Wrapped- (Queen, Natural Undyed White) for $33.97 (list price $60.00)

Quick Dry Hanging Toiletry and Bath Organizer with 8 Storage Compartments, Shower Tote, Mesh Shower Caddy, Perfect Dorm, Gym, Camp & Travel Tote Bag, Black for $9.89 (list price $35.99)

Home- It Mop and Broom Holder, 5 position with 6 hooks garage storage Holds up to 11 Tools, storage solutions for broom holders, garage storage systems broom organizer for garage shelving ideas for $9.99 (list price $23.99)

Mr. Clean 440436 Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush Caddy Set for $13.19 (list price $20.24)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $24.70 (list price $59.99)

2-Tier Shoe Rack Organizer Storage Bench - Holds 12 Pairs - Organize Your Closet Cabinet or Entryway - Easy to Assemble - No Tools Required for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Sherpa Throw Blanket Navy Blue 50x60 Reversible Fuzzy Microfiber All Season Blanket for Bed or Couch by Bedsure for $23.99 (list price $39.99)

Adams Manufacturing 8500-48-3700 Plastic Quik-Fold Side Table, White for $10.38 (list price $24.99)

AmazonBasics-Wall Mounted Coat Rack, Light Walnut for $19.99 (list price $21.99)

Bedside Storage Organizer/ Beside Caddy / Table cabinet Storage Organizer for tablet Magazine Phone Remotes - All Within Arms Reach (Coffee) for $7.90 (list price $15.98)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

SUDEE STILE Colored Pencils 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Art Drawing Colored Pencils Set with Case with Sharpener for $23.99 (list price $95.96)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $4.99 (list price $10.25)

Chalkola Chalk Markers & Metallic Colors - Pack of 16 chalk pens - For Chalkboard, Whiteboard, Blackboard, Window, Glass, Bistro - 6mm Reversible bullet & chisel Tip with 8 gram erasable ink for $14.95 (list price $24.95)

X-ACTO XLR Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black for $15.73 (list price $19.72)

Axess Desk - Modern Design - Keyboard Tray and One Drawer - Black - by South Shore for $99.99 (list price $112.50) Bonsaii DocShred C156-D 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder with 5.5 Gallon Wastebasket Capacity and Window for $55.99 (list price $90.00)

Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar White Board Monthly Weekly Planner 2017 With Markers Magnets Set (15.7" x 11.8") for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Deco Brothers Stackable Mesh Desk Convertible Organizer, Black for $22.87 (list price $35.99)

Get Orange DIY Paper Photo Frame Wall Deco with Mini Clothespins and Stickers - Fits 4"x 6" Pictures (multicolor) for $7.49 (list price $9.99)

Acrylic Pencil and Pen Holder, HBlife Gold Desktop Stationery Organizer Modern Design Office Desk Accessory for $9.99 (list price $16.99)

Uni-Ball Jetstream Retractable Ball Point Pens,0.7mm, Black Ink, 3-Count for $7.30 (list price $10.49)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Conair Vagabond Compact 1875 Watt Folding Handle Hair Dryer; Teal for $12.99 (list price $17.49)

GREEN TEA DETOX FACE MASK By Teami | Our 100% Best Facial Care Mud Masks with Bentonite Clay for a Natural, Hydrating Cleanse of Dry Skin that Removes Blemishes | Antioxidant, Moisturizing, Anti-aging for $24.95 (list price $35.99)

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream, 3.4 fl oz for $18.00 (list price $23.00)

AHAVA Time to Hydrate Essential Day Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin, 1.7 fl. oz. for $33.75 (list price $42.00)

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream, 0.5 Ounces for $9.99 (list price $17.99)

CCS Blackhead Remover Pimple Extractor with Instructions for Acne Comedone Whitehead Blemish Zit Removal Tool Kit for $6.97 (list price $59.97)

Bath Bombs Set, TASEYAR Set of 6 Bubble Bath Bomb Toys Bath Fizzes 4OZ Tennis Size for Dry Skin (Sweet Orange,Peppermint,Rose,Lemon,Lavender,Eucalyptus) for $15.99 (list price $42.99)

Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoo for Hair Regrowth 16 Oz - Sulfate Free - Best Treatment for Hair Loss, Thinning & - Growth Product For Men & Women - Infused with Biotin - 2016 for $26.93 (list price $39.99)

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $3.42 (list price $7.99)

American Crew Molding Clay, 3 Ounce for $8.10 (list price $16.96)

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil Unisex, 5 Ounce for $52.00 (list price $64.99)

Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Shampoo, 10 Ounce for $32.29 (list price $48.00)

Pacific Shaving Company Caffeinated Shaving Cream, Best Shave Cream for Men and Women - Helps Reduce Appearance of Razor Burn, Naturally Derived Caffeine, Safe Ingredients, Travel/TSA Friendly for $5.49 (list price $7.99)

Neutrogena Naturals Acne Spot Treatment, .75 Oz for $6.39 (list price $8.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Aqua Quest Kona Pouch Running Belt - Water Resistant - Black for $22.55 (list price $33.95)

Thermos Intak 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle with Meter, Purple for $11.96 (list price $14.99)

Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit Activity Tracker - Black for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball for Improved Posture, Balance, Core Fitness, Coordination, Yoga, Pilates, Core Stability, Rehab, Pro Series SCP Slow Deflate Burst Resistant for (list price )

TuneBand for iPhone 7, Premium Sports Armband with Two Straps and Two Screen Protectors, BLACK for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

WORX TURBINE 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower with 110 MPH and 600 CFM Output and Variable Speed Control – WG520 for $54.24 (list price $59.99)

Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Kids Young Color(Gentleman Black) for $24.99 (list price $32.99)

Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag for $54.00 (list price $93.86)

Extra Large Picnic & Outdoor Blanket Dual Layers For Outdoor Water-Resistant Handy Mat Tote Spring Summer Blue and White Striped Great for the Beach,Camping on Grass Waterproof Sandproof (SC-CM-01) for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

STIGA Advantage Table Tennis Table for $399.99 (list price $449.99)

TOOLS

DEWALT DW1354 14-Piece Titanium Drill Bit Set for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

Bosch GMS120 Digital Multi-Scanner for $62.97 (list price $69.99)

Bosch PS11-102 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Max 3/8-Inch Right Angle Drill/Driver Kit with (1) High Capacity Battery and Charger for $99.00 (list price $131.80)

Megapro 211R2C36RD 13-In-1 Ratcheting Driver, Red for $27.67 (list price $37.96)

SE RA9228 228-Piece Rotary Tool Accessories Kit for $17.92 (list price $24.99)

Hyde Tool 06986 2-1/2-Inch Stiff 6-In-1 Multi-Tool for $7.74 (list price $9.75)

Stanley FMHT51249 FATMAX Anti Vibe Nailing Hammer, 14-Ounce for $32.52 (list price $34.99)

ThruNite Archer 2A V3 Cool White 500 Lumens AA LED Flashlight for $29.99 (list price $45.95)

Stanley STHT55135 Pry Bar Set for $10.70 (list price $16.00)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Inch/Metric, 26-Piece | 25252 for $13.19 (list price $14.99)

Jeronic 11-Inch Folding Step Stool Holds up to 300 lb for $9.95 (list price $16.99)

Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set for $11.24 (list price $19.75)

Stanley 43-511 Magnetic Shock Resistant Torpedo Level for $6.24 (list price $9.53)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $30.40 (list price $39.14)

RAK Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack) with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Unique Tool Gift for DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Men, Women (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Wayfair Is Offering Up to 75 Percent Off on Furniture, Rugs, and Pet Essentials Through Tuesday

Wayfair
Wayfair

If you’re looking to upgrade your home furniture in the new year, turn to Wayfair. From orthopedic dog beds to convertible couches to luxuriously soft bedding, the online retailer has just about anything you can imagine to spice up your home décor. And through Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00 a.m. EST, shoppers can save up to 75 percent on hundreds of items. Check out some of our favorite deals below.

Living Room Furniture

- Corwin Twin Convertible Sofa $134 (Save $16)
- Swiger Sleeper $481 (Save $57)
- Spraggins Armchair $195 (Save $135)
- Oday Wingback Chair $297 (Save $72)
- Luper Tufted Storage Ottoman $127 (Save $212)
- Tannis Futon Chair $183 (Save $11)

Pet Essentials

- Ginny Pet Crate $88 (Save $83)
- 72-Inch Mya Cat Tree $64 (Save $165)
- Bernice Quilted Orthopedic Dog Sofa $22 (Save $28)
- Cathey Wooden Litter Box Cabinet $142 (Save $9)
- Ian Double Bowl Elevated Feeder $82 (Save $50)
- Boris Ultra Plush Cooling Gel Foam Pillow $23 (Save $27)

Dining Room Furniture

A Wayfair stool
Wayfair

- Marni Bar & Counter Stool $54 (Save $9)
- Boyes Dining Table $187 (Save $13)
- Chelsey Four-Piece Solid Wood Dining Set $256 (Save $256)
- Eaman Dining Table $215 (Save $45)
- Abbey Extendable Solid Wood Dining Table $847 (Save $910)
- Abbey Solid Wood Dining Table $727 (Save $744)

Extra Storage

- Petrone Combo Laundry Center $42 (Save $51)
- Cubeicals Shoe Storage Bench $69 (Save $17)
- Caryl Overdoor Six-Shelf Cabinet Door Organizer $35 (Save $17)
- Arapahoe 24-Inch-By-32-Inch Cabinet $102 (Save $83)
- Wicker Oval Double Laundry Hamper $60 (Save $10)

Bedroom Furniture

-Geraldine 4 Drawer Chest $195 (Save $15)
-Fuente Upholstered Panel Headboard $75 (Save $64)
- Eichhorn Platform Bed $102 (Save $150)
- Kemmerer Vanity Set with Mirror $206 (Save $303)
- Rossford 6 Drawer Double Dresser $263 (Save $42)
- Amher Adjustable Bed Base $271 ( Save $129)

Rugs

Wayfair flower rug
Wayfair

- Brandt Blue Area Rug $26 (Save $52)
- Abstract Multicolor Area Rug $25 (Save $73)
- Shiflett Flatweave Dark Gray Area Rug $31 (Save $29)
- Meador Hand-Braided Natural Area Rug $38 (Save $40)
- Geometric Gray/Ivory Area Rug $34 (Save $25)

Bedding

- Adena Ultra Soft Down Alternative Reversible Comforter Set $33 (Save $97)
- Eldon Solid Color Sheet Set $25 (Save $35)
- Kiril Duvet Cover Set $25 (Save $75)
- Arrington Ruffle Skirt Bedspread Set $61 (Save $89)

Outdoor Décor

- Marquis Vertical Hello Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat $14 (Save $10)
- Arden Welcome Paw 36-Inch-By-24-Inch Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat $33 (Save $10)
- Midori Planter Box $73 (Save $37)

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don't return, so we're only happy if you're happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

These Grass Straws Are an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic

Kickstarter
Kickstarter

We know plastic straws have created an incredibly serious environmental issue, and while many alternatives have been introduced, there are definitely some drawbacks to each of them. Paper straws, for example, tend to dissolve faster than you can finish your beverage. Some companies have tried to get around the issues paper and plastic straws present by introducing a special lid to sip cold beverages through. But they’re still made out of, well, plastic.

A Kickstarter campaign is offering a solution by producing sturdy grass straws that work perfectly in hot or cold drinks and decompose in just 15 days. With $3606 raised, the startup La Couleur Monochrome is still working toward a $27,877 goal, but you can back this project until January 31. For as little as $6, you can receive 100 straws in a reusable, eco-friendly zip-up bag, and the more expensive tiers offer bigger rewards.

The straws are made from hollow-stemmed grass that is grown and hand-harvested in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. After the grass is harvested, it is cut into 20-centimeter pieces and disinfected through a boiling process, rather than with harsh chemicals. Buyers have the option of selecting either dried-out straws, which can last for up to one year when stored at room temperature, or fresh straws, which can remain in the fridge for up to six weeks. According to the startup, both straws are suited for hot and cold drinks, but when using the fresh straws, you’ll get “a slight scent of fresh cut grass without changing the drink's taste.”

Grass straws
Kickstarter

If you’re worried about the environmental impact of harvesting the field, there’s no need. According to the campaign, the grass regenerates itself within a year. Currently, the startup is producing 1 million straws a month, but they hope to up it to 10 million by July 2020. Also beginning in July, the company plans to only send out orders once a month to create a more sustainable shipping program.

With so many large-scale changes that need to happen to help the environment, starting with a simple straw may seem inconsequential, but it’s not. Estimates have put the number of straws littering the world's coastlines at anywhere from 437 million to 8.3 billion.

If you want to visualize how much plastic humans have produced, it's equivalent to 25,000 Empire State Buildings or 80 million blue whales. And of all that plastic, only 9 percent has been recycled. At this pace, some have predicted that the amount of plastic in the ocean may outweigh the ocean's fish by 2050.

Cutting out straws is a great way to start reducing single-use products in your everyday life, and you can head here to find out more about the Kickstarter.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don't return, so we're only happy if you're happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

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