The Bauble Calculator Will Tell You Exactly How Many Christmas Tree Ornaments to Get This Year

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Now that you’ve found the perfect Christmas tree for your living room, it's time for the fun-yet-daunting task of decorating it. If your tree is taller or shorter than last year’s (or perhaps a little more rotund) you may find yourself wondering whether you have enough ornaments and lights to cover every branch and bough.

Enter the Christmas Tree Bauble Calculator. As Metro reports, this online tool from UK-based insurance company Admiral can help you figure out exactly how many ornaments and lights your Christmas tree needs based on size, shape, and your decorating preferences.

First, enter the height of your tree (a rough estimate is fine) and its shape (full, slim, or pencil). The tool will then ask for the size of your ornaments (small or large) and how decked out you want your tree to be (minimal, jam-packed, or somewhere in between). Now it’s ready to calculate!

Assuming you’d like to adorn your branches with an “in-between” amount of ornaments, a full, 5-foot tree would require 74 small ornaments or 43 large ones, plus about 26 feet of lights.

While this calculator may inspire you to buy some new baubles before department stores get too crowded, it can also help you decide when to cut back. If you have hundreds of colorful Christmas balls tucked away in some dusty corner of your attic, you may want to consider donating some to your local Goodwill or a charity of your choice.

If you haven’t gotten a Christmas tree yet—don’t panic, you’re far from the only one—check out our guide to pine versus PVC (fake) trees. Don’t have enough time to hit up your local tree farm? Amazon will deliver a 7-foot Christmas tree directly to your door.

[h/t Metro]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

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Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0
Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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