Get Friday's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

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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 27.

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

AOMAIS Ball Bluetooth Speakers,Wireless Portable Bluetooth 4.2,15W Superior Sound with DSP,Stereo Pairing for Surround Sound,Waterproof Rating IPX7,For Sports,Travel,Shower,Beach,Party(Red) for $24.50 (list price $129.99)

AOMAIS GO Bluetooth Speakers,Waterproof Portable Indoor/Outdoor 30W Wireless Stereo Pairing Booming Bass Speaker,30-Hour Playtime with 7200mAh Power Bank,Durable for Pool Party,Beach,Camping(Blue) for $69.99 (list price $199.99)

Anker PowerCore+ 26800, Premium Portable Charger, High Capacity 26800mAh External Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (in- and output), Includes PowerPort+ 1 Wall Charger for $82.99 (list price $149.99)

Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive 2 for iPhone X / 8 / 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

KMASHI 15000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB 3.1A Output and 2A Input for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass (Black) for $33.99 (list price $89.99)

AGS Wireless Laser Projection Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard for Iphone, Ipad, Smartphone and Tablets for $31.99 (list price $199.00)

Dash Cam,Bekhic Dash Camera for Cars with Full HD 1080P 170 Degree Super Wide Angle Cameras, 3.0" TFT Display, G-Sensor, Night Vision, WDR, Loop Recording for $53.99 (list price $119.99)

Anker 10 Port 60W Data Hub with 7 USB 3.0 Ports and 3 PowerIQ Charging Ports for Macbook, Mac Pro / mini, iMac, XPS, Surface Pro, iPhone 7, 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, Galaxy Series, Mobile HDD, and More for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Panasonic BK-3HCCA4BA Eneloop Pro AA High Capacity Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4) for $18.74 (list price $24.99)

Jelly Comb 2.4G Wireless Mouse : Portable Optical Mice with USB Receiver, with Adjustable DPI, 5 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, Macbook (Black) for $6.99 (list price $29.99)

HDMI Cable 10 FT (4K UHD HDMI 2.0 Ready) - Braided Cord - Ultra High Speed 18Gbps - Gold Plated Connectors - Ethernet & Audio Return - Video 4K 2160p HD 1080p 3D - Xbox PlayStation PS3 PS4 PC Apple TV for $12.99 (list price $24.99)

iClever BoostCube 4.8A 24W Dual USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Technology, Foldable Plug for iPhone iPad, Samsung Galaxy, HTC Nexus Moto Blackberry, Bluetooth Speaker Headset & Power Bank, White for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

Stuhrling Original Men's 395.33P154 Analog Aquadiver Regatta Champion Swiss Quartz Date Stainless Steel Link Bracelet Dive Watch for $84.95 (list price $545.00)

KITCHEN

LED Touch Control Electric Rice Cooker - Elechomes CR502 10 Cups(Uncooked) Rice Cooker | 16-Modes Stainless Steel Multi-Cooker with Steamer and Warmer, Non-Stick Surface and In-Built Preset Timer for $55.99 (list price $299.99)

Elechomes 1.7L Electric Kettle with Smart Keep Warm Function, Stainless Steel Interior, BPA-Free Cool Touch Exterior and Vacuum Layer, Royal Blue for $23.99 (list price $64.99)

900W Wide Mouth Centrifugal Juicer - Elechomes CJ901 High Speed for Fruit and Vegetables Dual Speed Setting, Whole Fruit Big Mouth Juice Extractor with Premium Food Grade Titanium Coated Cutter for $55.99 (list price $199.99)

High-Speed Blender - Elechomes CHS2001 8 in 1 Commercial Blender, 30000R/Min Rotation Speed & 3 Horsepowers Powerful High-speed Motor with Food-grade Double-layer Measuring Cup, Metallic Silver for $118.99 (list price $499.99)

Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black for $92.96 (list price $99.99)

Bamboo Chopping Board Set of 4 - Eco-Friendly Bamboo Cutting Boards with Drip Groove for Food Prep, Meat, Vegetables, Fruits, Crackers & Cheese - 100% Organic, Premium Craftsmanship by Bambüsi for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Wusthof Gourmet 5-1/2-Inch Tomato Knife for $32.95 (list price $42.95)

Vegetable Chopper Dicer Slicer Shredder Grater Cutter - ALISKID Manual Vegetable Chopper Onion and Fruit Cutter with 5 Stainless Steel Blades for $25.99 (list price $49.99)

Mueller Austria V-Pro 5 Blade Adjustable Mandoline Slicer – White/Grey for $29.99 (list price $59.99)

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)

DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Espresso Glasses, Set of 2 for $9.05 (list price $14.95)

Kitchen Utensils - 8 Piece Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Utensil Set - Silicone and Stainless Steel Kit - For Pots and Pans - Serving Tongs, Spoon, Spatula Tools, Pasta Server, Ladle, Strainer, Whisk for $24.95 (list price $59.99)

silicone mats (2, Round 12") for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

FineDine Premium Grade 18/8 Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, (7 Piece set) Durable Measuring Cup Set, Made of 1 Solid Piece Stainless Steel, Nesting Cups With Comfortable Grip & Double Sided Pour Spout for $15.95 (list price $39.95)

Kitchen Towels Dish Cloth (12 Pack) Machine Washable Cotton White Kitchen Dishcloths Napkin Tea Towels (15 x 25 Inch) by Utopia Towels for $13.99 (list price $49.99)

OXO Good Grips Jar Opener with Base Pad for $9.99 (list price $11.00)

HQY Best Wine Opener Corkscrew With An Extra Corkscrew Worm/Spiral, Luxury Golden for $26.75 (list price $99.99)

Nostalgia HDS248COKE Extra Large Coca-Cola Hot Dog Steamer for $31.68 (list price $39.99)

VonShef 7- Egg Electric Cooker Stainless Steel with Poacher & Steamer Attachment for $19.95 (list price $34.99)

Royal Oil and Vinegar Bottle Set with Stainless Steel Rack and Removable Cork – Dual Olive Oil Spout – Olive Oil Dispenser, 17oz Olive Oil Bottle and Vinegar Bottle Glass Set for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

HOME

Chateau Home Collection Luxury 100% Ultra Soft Combed Cotton 500 Thread Count 4 Piece Sheet Set, Great Deal - Lowest Prices, QUEEN - BEIGE for $42.99 (list price $109.99)

500 Thread Count 100% Cotton Sheet Set, Charcoal Queen Sheets, 4-Piece Bedding Set, Soft and Smooth Sateen Weave, Upto 15 inch Deep Pockets by DESIGN N WEAVES for $33.69 (list price $74.99)

Cr 2 Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper, AirCell Technology, Medium Soft, Twin for $28.25 (list price $149.00)

Winsome Ava Accent Table with 2-Drawer in Black Finish for $29.93 (list price $42.23)

Zinus Deluxe Faux Leather Upholstered Platform Bed with Wooden Slats, Full for $124.77 (list price $189.99)

Altra Deluxe Parsons Desk, Black Oak for $68.94 (list price $149.99)

Zinus Sleep Master Ultima Comfort 13 Inch Deluxe Euro Box Top Spring Mattress, King for $276.93 (list price $349.00)

4-Pack Premium Allergy Protection Pillow Protectors. Hypoallergenic Dust Mite & Bed Bug Resistant Anti-Microbial 400 Thread Count 100% Cotton Zippered Pillow Covers. (Standard) for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Brightech Madison LED Floor Lamp Swing Arm Lamp w/ Shade & Built In End Table & Shelf, Includes 2 USB Ports & 1 US Electric Outlet – Bedside Table Lamp for Bedroom & Side Table Lamp for Living Room for $79.99 (list price $120.00)

NINESTARS DZT-50-9 The Original Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Trash Can, 13.2 Gal. / 50 L., Stainless Steel for $54.00 (list price $62.99)

3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit for 5 Windows for $15.98 (list price $22.54)

KOHLER Kitchen Sink Squeegee and Countertop Brush, Multi-Purpose, White for $9.98 (list price $13.30)

Document Frame - Made to Display Certificates 8.5x11 Inch - Document Frames, Certificate Frames, Standard Paper Frame for $12.95 (list price $29.99)

Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Autumn Wreath for $19.79 (list price $27.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

7-in-1 Spin Facial Brush for Perfect Skin – Portable, Water Resistant & Multi-Purpose: Exfoliate Dead Skin, Remove Makeup, Remove Calluses, Stimulate Collagen, Microdermabrasion & More! for $12.83 (list price $22.95)

TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum for Face, Organic Anti-Aging Topical Facial Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, 1 fl oz. for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Neutrogena Body Oil, Light Sesame Formula, Sesame Scented Oil, 16 Fl. Oz. for $12.74 (list price $22.55)

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler for $33.99 (list price $49.99)

PURA D'OR Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo Thinning Hair Treatment Organic Argan Oil & Biotin, 16 Fluid Ounce for $17.99 (list price $24.99)

Wahl Clipper Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit for men with Hair Clippers, Secure fit guide combs with stainless steel clips By The Brand used by Professionals. #79602 for $43.99 (list price $82.99)

Gillette Venus Original Women's Razor Blade Refills, 8 Count for $19.88 (list price $22.88)

Vaiolab Activated Charcoal Peel Off Mask, Blackhead Remover, Facial Masks, Purifying Peel-Off Mask, Black Mud Pore Removal Mask For Face, Nose, Acne Treatment Oil Control, Melao by Vaiolab (1 Pack) for $7.95 (list price $12.95)

Blackhead Remover Tools Kit, 5 in 1 Tools with Built-in Mirror, Premium Hook Tweezer Included for Zit Pimple Whiteheads Blemish Comedones Acne Treatment, with 10 PCS Alcohol Cotton Pads by HeyBeauty for $11.99 (list price $18.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Crayola Colored Pencils 50 ct, Great for Adult Coloring Books for $6.89 (list price $10.49)

Swingline Stapler 3-in-1 Set, Includes Stapler, Stapler Remover and 5000 Count Staples, Antimicrobial, Black (S70754551H) for $5.99 (list price $9.38)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12-Count for $8.10 (list price $10.00)

Elmer's Foam Board Multi-Pack, Black, 16x20 Inch, Pack of 3 for $9.99 (list price $11.11)

Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter (195210-1001) for $9.79 (list price $12.81)

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Black, 12 Count for $6.69 (list price $8.47)

Paper Mate SharpWriter Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, HB #2, Yellow, 36 Count for $8.71 (list price $9.71)

Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Count for $12.59 (list price $13.99)

Tiergrade Push Pin Magnets, 60 Pack Assorted Color Strong Magnetic Push Pins, Perfect Magnets for Whiteboard, Refrigerator, Map and Calendar for $10.69 (list price $32.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

63 Inch Adjustable Garden Leaf Rake - Expanding Metal Rake - Adjustable Folding Head From 7 Inch to 22 Inch. Ideal Camp Rake for $24.95 (list price $34.95)

Hori Hori Garden Knife with FREE Diamond Sharpening Rod, Thickest Leather Sheath and Extra Sharp Blade - in Gift Box. This Knife Makes a Great Gift for Gardeners and Campers! for $25.75 (list price $39.75)

Tabor Tools GG12 Compound Action Anvil Lopper, Chops Thick Branches With Ease, 2-Inch Cutting Capacity, 30-Inch Tree Trimmer with Sturdy Professional Extra Leverage 22-Inch Handles. for $55.60 (list price $66.60)

Inflatejoy Halloween Inflatable Blow-up Spider with Kaleidoscope Light Inside - 4 Ft Wide for $34.95 (list price $49.99)

Garden Safe TakeRoot Rooting Hormone (HG-93194) for $4.54 (list price $6.88)

Purple Leaf 11 Feet Double Top Deluxe Patio Umbrella Offset Hanging Umbrella Outdoor Market Umbrella Garden Umbrella, Khaki for $449.00 (list price $799.00)

High Quality BBQ Grill Mat Works on Any BBQ Grill Heavy Duty 100% Non-stick Easy to Clean and Reusable 15.75 x 13"(Set of 3) for $14.59 (list price $25.99)

Bridgestone Tour B330 RXS 2016 Golf Ball (Packaging may vary) for $28.90 (list price $34.99)

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Military Green for $13.35 (list price $19.99)

Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle, Charcoal, 1-Liter for $12.99 (list price $14.00)

Survivor Filter PRO 0.01 Micron Water Purifier Pump. Emergency and Camping Survival Gear. 3-Stage Nanofiltration Water Filter - 2 Separate 100,000L Membrane UF Filters that Can Be Cleaned and a Replaceable Carbon Filter. Also Comes With an Attachable Water Cup, Extended Hoses, Hose Clip and a Free Zippered Carrying Case for $59.95 (list price $69.95)

Extending Marshmallow Roasting Sticks-Set of 8 -32 Inch.Telescoping STAINLESS STEEL Smores Skewers;Hot Dog Forks.Campfire,fire pit,Camping. SAFE FOR KIDS. Storage Bag, S'mores eBook, FREE ABC STICKERS for $14.95 (list price $49.95)

Barbecue Grill Brush and Scraper – Extended, Large Wooden Handle and Stainless Steel Bristles – No Scratch Cleaning for Any Grill: Char Broil & Ceramic – BBQ-Aid for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

UCO Compact Strike, Anywhere Matches for $5.57 (list price $5.57)

FLOUREON Walkie Talkies Two Way Radios 4 Packs 22 Channel 3000M (MAX 5000M open field) UHF Long Range Handheld Walkie Talky (Orange/Black) for $36.99 (list price $38.99)

[KuYou]Hydration Pack Water Rucksack Backpack Bladder Bag Cycling Bicycle Bike/Hiking Climbing Pouch + 2L Hydration Bladder,(Black+Water Pouch) for $14.88 (list price $15.88)

TOOLS

Makita BO4556K 2.0 Amp 4-1/2-Inch Finishing Sander with Case for $44.00 (list price $100.00)

Rivet Gun, Tacklife HHR2A 13-inch Heavy Duty Hand Riveter with Excellent Leverage Design and Adjustable Sleeve Including 5 Replaceable Nosepieces, Great for Automotive, Metal and Duck Work for $24.97 (list price $46.97)

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)

Hausbell 7W Ultra Bright Mini LED Flashlight Tactical Flashlight (2 Pack) for $9.99 (list price $10.99)

Gorilla 7700104 Super Glue Gel, 20g for $5.97 (list price $9.63)

7876400 Alloy 42-Inch Gun Metal Indoor Ceiling Fan, Light Kit with Opal Frosted Glass for $69.99 (list price $103.60)

IRWIN VISE-GRIP GrooveLock Pliers Set, V-Jaw, 2 Piece, 2078709 for $21.90 (list price $24.09)

Swanson Tool TC132 12-Inch Combo Square (Cast Zinc Body, Stainless Steel Blade and Brass Bolt) for $9.98 (list price $14.98)

Klein Tools 5139L Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag for $30.40 (list price $39.14)

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.

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