Head Into the Weekend With These Great Amazon Deals

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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 22.

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

Avantree aptX LOW LATENCY Bluetooth 4.2 Transmitter for TV PC (3.5mm, RCA, Computer USB digital audio) Dual Link Wireless Audio Adapter for Headphones, Class 1 Range - Priva III [24M Warranty] for $33.74 (list price $64.99)

Avantree 40 hr Wireless / Wired Bluetooth 4.0 Over-the-Ear Headphones / Headset with Mic, aptX Hi-Fi, Extra COMFORTABLE and LIGHTWEIGHT, NFC, DUAL Mode - Audition [2-Year Warranty] for $41.24 (list price $79.99)

Avantree Oasis LONG RANGE Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver, aptX Low Latency, Optical RCA 3.5mm Audio, VOICE & DISPLAY, BYPASS for TV Speakers [2-Year Warranty] for $44.99 (list price $69.99)

USB C Cable, AKEDRE 4Pack [10FT 6.6FT 3.3FT 3.3FT] Nylon Braided High Speed USB C Data & Charging Cable for Samsung Galaxy S8, Nexus 6P 5X, Google Pixel, LG G5 V20, HTC 10 and More(Black) for $13.99 (list price $13.99)

EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Headless Mode Remote Control Nano Quadcopter RTF Mode 2 (Green) for $20.99 (list price $39.99)

Tonor TN12326 Professional Condenser Sound Podcast Studio Microphone For PC Laptop Computer for $11.04 (list price $39.99)

Amplified HDTV Antenna- VIEWTEK Digital Indoor TV Antennas 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier 13 Ft Copper Coaxial Cable for TV Receiver with better reception 4K ready for $24.99 (list price $79.99)

Camcorders, RockBirds HDV-5052STR Digital Video Camera HDMI 1920x1080p Portable FHD WIFI Camera, Night Vision 30FTPS Video Camcorder with Touchscreen, 16X Digital Zoom(Black) for $91.99 (list price $183.99)

GY Home Camera IP Security Surveillance System WIFI Wireless Two-Way Audio Night Vision Baby Monitor for $40.00 (list price $79.99)

Bushnell Equinox Z Digital Night Vision Monocular, 4.5 x 40mm for $172.49 (list price $229.99)

Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR (Certified Refurbished) for $237.84 (list price $299.95)

HP Pavilion Power 15-inch Laptop, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, AMD Radeon RX 550, Windows 10 (15-cb071nr, Black) for $809.00 (list price $949.99)

KITCHEN

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

Fitpacker Meal Prep Containers BPA-Free Food Storage and Portion Control (28oz - Set of 16) for $17.00 (list price $26.99)

ThermoPro TP06S Digital Grill Meat Thermometer with Probe for Smoker Grilling Food BBQ Thermometer,Smart Cooking Timer Alarm and 3 Colors Display for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Steak Knives, MCIRCO 18/10 Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set of 8 for Chefs Commercial Kitchen - Great For BBQ Weddings - Dinners - Parties All Homes & Kitchens for $13.99 (list price $22.59)

Rubbermaid TakeAlongs 10-Day Meal Prep Kit, 30-piece Set, Reflecting Pool (2005692) for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

Cosori Professional High Speed Blender, 9-Piece Portable Personal Kitchen Single Serve Blenders for Shakes and Smoothies Heavy Duty Ice and Juice with Travel Sport Bottles and 3 Tritan BPA-Free Cups for $59.99 (list price $139.99)

French Press - Zestkit French Press Coffee Maker 34 oz Coffee and Tea Press with Stainless Steel & Heat-Resistant Borosilicate Glass, 2 Extra Mesh Filters and Coffee Spoon Included for $18.99 (list price $35.99)

Weston Cabbage Shredder (70-1401-W), Stainless Steel Blades, Shreds 7mm Strips, Easy Grip & Clean Up for $33.59 (list price $54.99)

Silicone Spatula,Xpatee 5-pieces Non-Stick Silicone Spatula Heat Resistant Flexible Rubber Spatula Scraper (Black) for $12.95 (list price $69.99)

FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit for $82.03 (list price $107.92)

Amagabeli 8"x 8" Stainless Steel 316L Cast Iron Cleaner Chainmail Scrubber for Cast Iron Pan Pre-Seasoned Pan Dutch Ovens Waffle Iron Pans Scraper Cast Iron Grill Scraper Skillet Scraper for $15.39 (list price $35.99)

T-fal CY505E 12-in-1 Programmable Electric Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker with 25 Built-In Smart Programs / Ceramic Nonstick Cooking Pot and Stainless Steel Housing 1100-Watts, 6-Quart, Silver for $56.35 (list price $81.78)

HOME

Lynne & Company T600 Cotton 4-Piece Sheet Set for $126.99 (list price $126.99)

AUKEY Table Lamp, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamps + Dimmable Warm White Light & Color Changing RGB for Bedrooms for $25.99 (list price $25.99)

Edison Bulb, NALAKUVARA 60w Filament Long Life Vintage Antique Style Incandescent Clear Glass Light Squirrel Cage Design E26 E27 Medium Base Lamp (6 Pack) for Chandeliers Wall Sconces Pendant Lighting for $19.99 (list price $59.99)

StorageManiac Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Hamper with Reinforced Carry Handles, 2-Pack for $14.42 (list price $39.99)

IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack for $24.34 (list price $29.17)

Vidan Home Solutions Rustproof Stainless Steel Dual Installation (Hanging or Mounted) Shower Caddy with 2 Suction Cups for $45.99 (list price $69.99)

Emoi Multicolor LED Baby Night Light, Portable Silicone Cute Mushroom Nursery Night Lamp, Romantic Dim Mood Lamp, Tap Color Control, BPA-Free, Rechargeable Battery for up to 6-Hour Usage.(H0022W) for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Luxury Modern 12” Silent Non-Ticking Wall Clock with Rose Gold Frame (Feminine White) for $39.99 (list price $99.00)

Soap dispenser, Touchless Stainless Steel Automatic Soap Dispenser, IR Infrared Motion Sensor Hand Free Dish Soap for Kitchen and Bathroom for $26.99 (list price $71.99)

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale with Extra Large Lighted Display for $17.95 (list price $29.95)

iRobot Roomba 650 Robot Vacuum with Manufacturer's Warranty for $299.99 (list price $374.00)

LIHAO 12 Piece Set Rustproof Stainless Steel Shower Curtain Rings Hooks for Bathroom Shower Rod for $6.29 (list price $16.99)

Mr. Clean 440436 Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush Caddy Set for $14.07 (list price $17.41)

LexMod C24 Wishbone Chair in Walnut for $144.99 (list price $154.64)

Lava the Original 14.5-Inch Silver Base Lamp with White Wax in Blue Liquid for $11.87 (list price $16.99)

Honey-Can-Do HMP-03770 Bamboo Laundry Hamper with Natural Liner, 16 by 13 by 25-Inch for $24.33 (list price $44.82)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Westcott 8" Straight Titanium Bonded Scissors, Grey/Yellow, 2 Per Pack for $6.99 (list price $9.37)

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)

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)

Mity-Lite Flex One Folding Chair, Black, 4-Pack for $106.57 (list price $127.53)

MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black for $254.75 (list price $440.00)

Tomons Swing Arm Desk Lamp, Natural Wood Designer Table Lamp for Living Room, Bedroom, Studio, Study and Office - Green for $29.99 (list price $57.99)

FlexiSpot Standing Desk - 35" wide platform Height Adjustable Stand up Desk Riser with Removable Keyboard Tray (M2B-M-SIZE) for $289.99 (list price $375.99)

Brother P-touch PTD400AD Label Maker With AC Adapter for $53.62 (list price $59.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

BUFF Original Multifunctional Headwear, Grey Stripes, One Size for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

TaoTronics Black Essential Oil Diffuser, 300ml Wood Grain Zen Style Aroma Diffuser with Cool Mist and 7 Colors ( Aromatherapy Diffuser + Ultrasonic Aroma Humidifier, Waterless Auto Shut-off ) - Coffee for $27.99 (list price $59.99)

Stock Your Home Stackable Jewelry Organizer Trays Set of 4 For Use As Jewelry Storage Trays & Jewelry Organizer For Drawer for $24.99 (list price $32.99)

Optimum Probiotics: Deep Immune System Support - With Patented Prebiotic (Probiotic Booster) - Nutritional Supplement for Women and for Men - Effective in Small Doses Within Hours for $22.48 (list price $69.97)

ArtNaturals Pure Rosehip Seed Oil - 4 Fl Oz - 3 Piece Set - Virgin, Cold Pressed and Unrefined - Natural Moisturizer to Heal Dry Skin, Fine Lines and Scars – for Face, Nails, Hair and Skin for $12.95 (list price $12.95)

Dr. Frederick’s Original Gel Toe Separators - 6 Pieces - Variety Pack - Bunion Treatment - Small, Medium and Large Sizes for $11.99 (list price $11.99)

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion, 8.5 Ounce for $6.15 (list price $9.99)

Dead Sea Mud Mask Pure Natural Facial Mineral Mask for Face & Body Deep Pore Cleansing Treatment for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

HOMEIDEAS Drying Skin Body Bath Brush Shower Back Brushing Dry Remove Dead Skin 100% Natural Boar Bristle with 15.4 Inch Long Removable Wooden Handle for $8.99 (list price $29.98)

Hair Detangler Spray - Natural & Organic - Foxbrim Soft & Light Hair Detangler Spray - Nutrient Rich Leave In Conditioner For Curly Natural Hair - With Castor & Neem Oils, Aloe Vera & Vitamin E - 4OZ for $12.79 (list price $29.99)

PHOEBE Nano Silk Flat Iron, Dual Voltage 1 Inch Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Straightener, Instant Heat up Auto Shut off LCD Digital Display Straightener Iron (Black) for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

Nail Clippers Set 18pcs in 1 Manicure Foot Pedicure Set Fingernail Toenail Clippers with Portable Travel Case(Blue) for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

Corewill Cosmetics Beauty Sponge Blender for Foundation Liquid Creams and Powers for $5.99 (list price $29.99)

Essential Oil Wooden Box Multi-Tray Organizer,3 Tiers 59 Compartments Container Case Storage of 5-15 ml Essential Oil Bottles Case For Travel & Presentations for $31.99 (list price $39.99)

Safety Razor for Men, Ocathnon Double Edge Razor Blades Razor Stand Plus Gift Box for Mens Shaving as Fathers Day Gift for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Essential Oil with 45% Terpinen-4-ol, 1 fl. oz. A Known Solution to Help in Fighting Acne, Toenail Fungus, Dandruff, Yeast Infections, Cold Sores.. for $11.55 (list price $65.00)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Erligpowht Outdoor Sports Combo Kit 40 accessories for GoPro HERO 4/3+/3/2/1 for $12.99 (list price $22.99)

Litom SOLAR LIGHTS OUTDOOR 24 LEDs, Super Bright Motion Sensor Lights with Wide Angle Illumination, Wireless Waterproof Security Lights for Wall, Driveway, Patio, Yard, Garden for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Solar charger Ruipu 24000mah Portable Charger Power Bank With 3 USB Port External Battery Pack Phone Charger With 2 Flashlight and USB Fan For iPhone iPad Samsung HTC Cellphones Tablet And More-Red for $41.00 (list price $99.00)

Fitbit Alta HR and Alta Bands, Konikit Soft Adjustable Replacement Band Accessory with Secure Watch Clasps for Fitbit Alta and Alta HR, Pack of 10 for $16.99 (list price $79.99)

Parasom A1 Magnetic Bluetooth Headphones, V4.1 Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Earphones Sport Headset In-Ear Noise Isolation Headphone Earbuds for Gym Running -Sweatproof, Microphone (Blue) for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

MiiR Insulated Growler Bottle, Blue, 64-Ounce for $43.76 (list price $54.95)

Salton SP1503 Electric S'More Maker, Stainless Steel for $45.99 (list price $49.99)

Gonicc 8" Professional Premium Titanium Bypass Pruning Shears (GPPS-1003), Hand Pruners, Garden Clippers. for $18.95 (list price $39.99)

BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap for (list price )

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

HYSEAS Water Resistant All Purpose, Extra Large Outdoor Blanket, 73 by 80-Inch for (list price )

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $24.95 (list price $36.99)

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE for $124.36 (list price $189.99)

Penn Championship Regular Duty Tennis Balls, 12 Can Case, 36 Balls (Packaging May Vary) for $39.99 (list price $52.05)

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 )

TOOLS

Kikkerland Hammer Multi Tool, Wood, White for $17.40 (list price $20.00)

DEW Emergency Survival Kit Travel Outdoor Multifunctional Bracelet, Survival Gear Kit Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter Scraper, Cutting Tool, Whistle, Compass (Green) for $4.99 (list price $14.99)

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

Power Strip Tower JACKYLED Surge Protector Electric Charging Station 3000W 13A 16AWG 10 Outlet Plugs with 4 USB Slot + 6ft Cord Wire Extension Universal Socket for PC Laptops Mobile for $27.99 (list price $89.99)

WEN 6321 7-Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Corded Belt Sander with Dust Bag for $39.28 (list price $43.64)

Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure, 120-Feet for $69.00 (list price $79.99)

WEN 4210 Drill Press with Crosshair Laser, 10-Inch for $117.67 (list price $146.82)

Epica Digital Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Radio, Flashlight, Smartphone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cable-ONE CABLE DOES ALL for $21.95 (list price $39.95)

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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