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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, October 12.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

RAVPower Galaxy S8 Fast Wireless Chargers 2 Coils QI Wireless Charging Pad Quick Charge for Samsung S8 Plus S7 S7 Edge S6 and All Qi-Enabled Devices for $16.99 (list price $65.99)

Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard with Built in Rechargeable Battery, Black for $20.99 (list price $79.99)

iPhone 6, 6s Wallet Case | Durable and Slim | Lightweight with Classic Design & Ultra-Strong Magnetic Closure | Faux Leather | Dark Brown ||Apple 6/6s (4.7 in) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Apple Leather Case for iPhone 7 Plus - Saddle Brown for $38.99 (list price $49.00)

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)

Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset for $58.74 (list price $89.95)

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life for $318.00 (list price $399.95)

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)

Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS Mouse with Advanced Gaming Sensor for Competitive Play for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS Mouse with Advanced Gaming Sensor for Competitive Play for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

iPhone 6 / 6s Battery Case, Anker Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6 / 6s (4.7 inch) with 2850mAh Capacity / 120% Extra Battery [Apple MFi Certified] (Black) for $55.99 (list price $112.00)

KITCHEN

T-fal A821SA Initiatives Nonstick Inside and Out Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Charcoal for $40.05 (list price $66.03)

Amagabeli 8"x6" 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 $13.99 (list price $34.99)

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)

Hamilton Beach 33473 Programmable Slow Cooker, 7-Quart, Silver for $31.99 (list price $39.00)

Avocado set ● 2 in 1 Avocado cutter – Avocado slicer ● Avocado saver ● Orange peeler ● Bonus – Kitchen towel for $12.99 (list price $24.99)

Vremi 5 Piece Cheese Grater Set with Container - Microplane Zester Parmesan Cheese Shredder Vegetable Slicer Cheese Graters - Fine and Coarse Metal Hand Cheese Grater Adjustable Hard Cheese Slicer for $10.00 (list price $34.99)

Kinzi Tri-Blade Vegetable and Fruit Spiral Slicer Chopper, Veggie Pasta Spaghetti Maker for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch) by Utopia Kitchen for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

Cuisinart AMB-14PP Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware 14-Inch Pizza Pan for $12.35 (list price $26.00)

NINESTARS DZT-80-4 The Original Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Trash Can, 21 Gal. / 80 L., Stainless Steel for $71.83 (list price $80.73)

Bellemain Heavy Duty Aluminum Half Sheet Pan, 18" x 13" x 1" for $12.50 (list price $32.95)

Sweet Course 12" Large Round Cake Carrier - Airtight Container for $20.88 (list price $29.99)

HOME

MidWest Quiet Time Pet Bed Deluxe Gray Ombre Swirl 40"x 27" for $19.61 (list price $29.34)

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

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)

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)

LED String Lights 33 ft with 100 LEDs, TaoTronics Waterproof Decorative Lights for Bedroom, Patio, Parties ( Copper Wire Lights, Warm White ) for $14.49 (list price $29.99)

Laundry Backpack 2 Strong Shoulder Straps Wash Laundry Washing Bag for Dorm-room Laundry Bag, 25" X 31" (Brown) for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

ClosetMaid (421) Cubeicals Organizer, 9-Cube - White for $38.96 (list price $49.06)

Zinus 18 Inch Premium SmartBase Mattress Foundation / 4 Extra Inches high for Under-bed Storage / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Strong / Sturdy / Quiet Noise-Free, Full for $82.16 (list price $99.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Boss Office Products B8601 High Back No Tools Required LeatherPlus Chair in Black for $83.43 (list price $139.84)

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Black Mesh Swivel Task Chair with Arms for $37.13 (list price $65.14)

SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine for $118.23 (list price $168.49)

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)

Vankey Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad and Mouse Silica Gel Wrist Rest Support with Memory Foam for Computer and Laptop for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Pro Art 18-Piece Sketch/Draw Pencil Set for $6.26 (list price $9.95)

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

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Sunbeam 885-911 Renue Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap, Green for $26.39 (list price $37.03)

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)

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)

SKINFUN IPX7 Waterproof Facial Cleansing Brush Body and Face Scrubber Skin Microdermabrasion Exfoliator and Massager Bi-directional Rotation with 5 Brush Heads for $18.99 (list price $41.99)

BESTOPE Blackhead Remover Pimple Comedone Extractor Tool Best Acne Removal Kit - Treatment for Blemish, Whitehead Popping, Zit Removing for Risk Free Nose Face Skin with Metal Case for $8.29 (list price $15.69)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Sandusky Lee CW3418 Muscle Carts Steel Utility Garden Wagon, 400 lb. Load Capacity, 21-3/4" Height x 34" Length x 18" Width for $47.07 (list price $69.88)

GreenWorks 21212 4Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer for $23.58 (list price $49.99)

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

Coleman 24-Hour 30-Can Cooler for $14.20 (list price $19.97)

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 )

WODFitters Textured Leather Hand Grips For Cross Training, Kettlebells, Powerlifting, Chin Ups, Pull Ups, WODs & Gymnastics - One pair with Carrying Pouch (Grey, Medium - Fits 4" to 4 3/4") for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

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

GlowGeek Electronic Digital Caliper Inch/Metric/Fractions Conversion 0-6 Inch/150 mm Stainless Steel Body Orange/Black Extra Large LCD Screen Auto Off Featured Measuring Tool for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

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)

Louisville Ladder FE3228 Fiberglass Extension Ladder 300-Pound Capacity, 28-Feet for $328.37 (list price $360.90)

First Alert FE3A40GR Heavy Duty Plus Fire Extinguisher Red for $55.99 (list price $69.99)

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)

Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar

Funko
Funko

Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

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Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

Funko Pop!/Amazon

Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

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10 of the Best Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

Amazon/Chewy
Amazon/Chewy

Although trick-or-treating might look a little different this year, there’s no reason why you (or your favorite pet) still can’t celebrate Halloween in style. To help you get in the spooky spirit with your four-legged housemates, we’ve rounded up some of 2020’s best—and cutest—costumes for your dogs. Whether your little monster wants to pay homage to their favorite horror movie or simply don a festive sweater, one of these costumes is guaranteed to earn them an extra treat or two.

1. Taco Dog; $19-$20

Rubie's/Amazon

Dogs and tacos are two of the internet's favorite things, so why not combine them into one? This delightful costume features a sombrero headpiece and taco bodysuit that includes all the necessary taco fixings, like lettuce, cheese, meat, tomatoes, and guac. The costume sizes range from small to XL, so no matter if your dog is best described as a mini taquito or a beefed-up burrito, they'll be able to find a perfect Halloween fit.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Wonder Woman and Superman; $15-$25

Rubie's/Amazon

All dogs are superheroes, even if their most valiant feat is greeting you at the door when you come home. Your pet can show off their inner helper in one of these officially licensed costumes from DC Comics. The Wonder Woman costume features the superheroine’s signature emblem on the back, with a sweet tiara and tutu completing the look. The Superman costume, meanwhile, is fitted with a dramatic cape that’s sure to get them an extra bone or two when going for their evening walk.

Buy it: Wonder Woman and Superman on Amazon

3. Hogwarts Outfit; $15-$16

Impoosy/Amazon

“Yer a wizard, Sparky!” Impoosy’s Hogwarts-inspired costume takes the magic of Halloween to the next level. The set has an adjustable Velcro cape, striped tie, and a pair of glasses so your pet can embrace their inner boy-who-lived (lightning bolt scar not included). As a fun bonus, the costume comes in four different colors, so your pet can sport their house colors in style … after trying on the Sorting Hat, of course.

Buy it: Amazon

4. U.S. Mail Carrier; $18-$19

California Costume Company/Amazon

If you’d rather dress your dog up as a real-life hero, try a U.S. Postal worker. Postal workers deliver the mail in spite of snow, rain, and sleet, and this clever costume will allow your pet to honor the workers who are as faithful as man’s best friend. California Costume’s Mail Carrier ensemble has a combined shirt and front legs piece with attached “arms,” which hold your dog’s special delivery via Velcro. Show your appreciation for your dog's service with a spoonful of peanut butter (your real mailperson might actually like that, too).

Buy it: Amazon

5. Any Star Wars Costume; $6-$28

Rubie's/Amazon

The Force will be with your four-legged friend this Halloween. The Star Wars collection from Rubie's has looks for all of your favorite characters, including R2-D2, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Yoda, and more. If your pet doesn’t exactly love dressing up for the holidays, the collection also includes smaller items like this Yoda ears headpiece, so they can still get in the spirit even without a full getup.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Where’s Waldo?; $25-$29

Rubie's/Chewy

Your pet will stand out in the crowd in this adorable Where’s Waldo? costume. Featuring Waldo’s iconic red and white striped sweater, beanie, and glasses, this officially licensed set is perfect on its own or for matching with a two-legged human. The hat and felt glasses include an elastic chin strap and adjustable ear loops, so your pup will stay stylish and comfortable all night long. They might not be wandering around a crowd of 500 people like their bookish counterpart, but at least they'll look great while social distancing.

Buy it: Chewy

7. Fair Isle Halloween Sweater; $14-$16

Frisco/Chewy

Whether your pet wants to keep it more casual this year or have an excuse to celebrate for the entire month of October, Frisco’s Fair Isle sweater will put the “howl” in their Halloween look. The orange and black sweater is embellished with traditional Halloween images—ghosts, Jack-O’-Lanterns, skulls, cats, bats, and gravestones—that are much more endearing than they are spooky. The sweater also contains a leash hole, so your furry pal can show off his look both inside and outside the house.

Buy it: Chewy

8. Pennywise; $18-$22

Rubie's/Chewy

There’s nothing more fun than playing with your pet, but this terrifying Pennywise costume might just make you think twice. With its sickeningly cheerful tassels and buttons, orange wig, and plush “balloon,” this costume might even scare you if your pet wears it for too long. If It isn’t your thing, check out these Freddy Kreuger and Chucky-inspired costumes to add some extra fright to your night.

Buy it: Chewy

9. Jack Skellington; $20-$22

Rubie's/Chewy

This look is the opposite of a nightmare before Christmas. Disney’s officially licensed Jack Skellington costume from Rubie’s Costume Company highlights The Pumpkin King’s classic outfit, which includes a pinstriped jacket, bat bowtie, and headpiece with a printed image of Jack’s smiling face. Despite Jack’s Christmas obsession, this look embraces his trademark style. This is Halloween, after all.

Buy it: Chewy

10. Headless Rider; $18

Frisco/Chewy

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of America’s most infamous ghost stories. Celebrate Washington Irving’s beloved folktale by turning your pet into the headless horseman’s ghoulish accomplice. This is a great option for pets who might not like getting dressed up, but who feel comfortable wearing simple thunder jackets or shirts. Simply fasten the cape around them via hook-and-loop fasteners, and presto! They’re automatically the companion of a plush, headless terror (terror being relative, in this case).

Buy it: Chewy

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