The Most Popular Amazon Deals We've Found This Year

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Since our Smart Shopping Team began hunting for great deals earlier this year, they've hit on quite a few that readers have loved. To give the team a break today, we're sharing their most popular bargains, deals, and can't-miss items of 2016.

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Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (White) for $12.48 (list price $20.75)

FabQuality Hidden Camera Spy Pen 720p with Free 16GB SD, Real HD Video, Voice + Image Upgraded Battery & 5 ink Fills, Executive Multifunction DVR for $28.77 (list price $129.99)

X-DRAGON Solar Charger Power Bank 10000mAh Portable Rugged Shockproof Dual USB Solar Battery Charger for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, Samsung Galaxy and More(Green) for $18.99 (list price $59.99)

Moobom 2 In 1 Car Cradle Charging And Holding During Driving For Iphone and Sumsang for $11.89 (list price $25.99)

SHARKK Nylon Lightning Cable MFI CERTIFIED 1 Meter Lightning Charger Apple iPhone iPad Charger 3.3 Feet for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Hammer Anvil RFID Blocking Genuine Leather Front Pocket Wallet Card Case Brown for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Anker SoundBuds In-Ear Sport Earbuds, Magnetic Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with 8-Hour Playtime and CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation, IPX4 Sweatproof for Running, Workout, Gym - Sports Earphones with Mic for $25.99 (list price $52.49)

Bluetooth Speakers Upgraded - Taotronics Wireless Speakers Portable Speaker (Bluetooth 4.0, High Fidelity Audio, Built-in Microphone, LED Light)-black for $15.99 (list price $59.99)

EBL 8 Bay AA AAA Battery Charger with AA 2800mAh (4 Pack) and AAA 1100mAh (4 Pack) Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries for $19.99 (list price $54.99)

X-DRAGON 5PCS Flexible USB LED Light Lamp 180 Degree Adjustable Portable Lamp for USB Devices for $7.99 (list price $39.99)

Duracell Procell AA 24 Pack PC1500BKD09 for $10.61 (list price $18.99)Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester for $6.95 (list price $7.95)

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA) for $17.99 (list price $59.99)

EXTRA-O Car Air Purifier Ionizer - Removes Cigarette Smoke, Bacteria, Odor Smell - Black for $18.95 (list price $20.95)

Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter, Nano Size Lets You Plug it and Forget it, Ideal for Raspberry Pi / Pi2, Supports Windows, Mac OS, Linux (Black/Gold) for $8.99 (list price $14.99)

Nikon 7072 Lens Pen Cleaning System for $7.90 (list price $11.95)

Car Mount, Spigen Magnetic Car Mount Holder [Quad Neodymium Core] - Black (SGP11583) for $6.99 (list price $24.99)

Anker PowerCore+ mini 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger (3rd Generation, Premium Aluminum Power Bank) for $9.99 (list price $21.99)

iXCC 3400mAH Power Bank - Mini Portable External Battery Charger- Pink for $11.99 (list price $49.99)

[Apple MFi Certified] [2-Pack] Anker 6ft / 1.8m Premium Lightning to USB Cable with Compact Connector Head for iPhone, iPod and iPad (White) for $15.59 (list price $49.99)

Quick Charge 2.0 AUKEY Dual-Port Car Charger with Micro-USB Cable for LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/Edge, Nexus 6, iPhone | Qualcomm Certified for $15.99 (list price $24.99)

Casio Men's CA53W Calculator Watch for $13.95 (list price $24.95)

Stuhrling Original Mens "Specialty Grand Regatta" Stainless Steel Professional Swiss Quartz Dive Watch for $69.99 (list price $695)


Amco Rub Away Bar for $7.50 (list price $8.52)

Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set, Bright (6 knives and 6 knife covers) for $17.95 (list price $18.99)

Old Dutch 16-Ounce Solid Copper Moscow Mule Mug, Set of 4 for $37.73

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black for $13.95 (list price $34.95)

Chillz Ice Ball Maker Mold - Black Flexible Silicone Ice Tray - Molds 4 X 4.5cm Round Ice Ball Spheres for $8.55 (list price $24.95)

Etekcity 11lb/5kg Digital Kitchen Food Scale, Stainless Steel, Alarm Timer & Temperature Sensor for $19.99 (list price $25.99)

Equinox Professional Chef's Knife - 8 inch Full Tang Blade - 100% German Steel with Protective Bolster for $24.95 (list price $69.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, 42-Piece set for $15.98 (list price $19.99)

Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker, Black for $14.96 (list price $38.35)

Ball Mason Jars Wide-Mouth Can or Freeze - 16 oz 12pk for $8.47 (list price $30.99)

Silicone Tip Tongs, Set of 2, By Chef Frog Featuring Our "Stay-Cool" Stainless Steel Handle, 9" and 12" for $13.99 (list price $18.99)

Wine Aerator - Yukiss Premium Wine Decanter Pourer and Breather for $8.89 (list price $35)

Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, 1-Quart, Black for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Brita Water Filter Pitcher Advanced Filters, 3 Count (Packaging May Vary) for $13.38

LIFT 7-Pack Certified BPA-free Reusable, Washable, Microwavable Meal Prep Containers with Lids and Meal Prepping Ebook, 28-Ounce, Black for $9.77 (list price $19.99)

Koolife Knife Sharpener with 2 Stage Coarse & Extra-Fine Sharpening System for Steel Knives in All Sizes, Black for $13.99 (list price $89.99)

Pyrex Smart Essentials 8-Piece Mixing Bowl Set for $23.30 (list price $37.47)

Rubbermaid Commercial Oven Thermometer, Stainless Steel, FGTH0550 for $7.07 (list price $17.30)


Queen Size 2 Inch Thick, Gel Swirl Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper Made in the USA for $56.99 (list price $199.99)

Gorilla Grip Non-Slip Area Rug Pad, 5 x 7 -Ft for $16.97 (list price $26.79)

Delsey Luggage Helium Aero 25 Inch Expandable Spinner Trolley, Cobalt Blue for $90.94 (list price $108.99)

Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress, Queen for $289.99 (list price $799.99)

Alera SW503624BL Industrial Wire Shelving Starter Kit, 4 Shelves, 36w x 24d x 72h, Black for (list price $91.99)

7 Sets Travel Organizers Packing Cubes Laundry Bag Luggage Compression Pouches (Watermelon red) for $11.99 (list price $35.99)

Invisible Glass Premium Glass Cleaner - 19 oz, 91164 for $3.44 (list price $20.63)

AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 24 Pack for $9.88 (list price $14.81)

Armor All 82646 Cleaning and Leather Wipe - 20/25 Sheets, (Pack of 2) for $5.97 (list price $11.79)

Gideon Handheld Portable Fabric Steamer Powerful Steamer with Fast Heat-up for $18.95 (list price $59.95)

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover, 7.22 Lbs for $12.59 (list price $16.99)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $29.70 (list price $59.99)

AcuRite 02007 Digital Weather Center with Morning Noon and Night Precision Forecast Thermometer, 8-Inch for $40.81 (list price $79.99)

InterDesign Mildew-Free Water-Repellent Fabric Shower Curtain, 72-Inch by 72-Inch, White for $10.79 (list price $12.99)

Whitmor 6779-4464 Closet Organizer Collection 3 Tier Shelves with 2 Collapsible Drawers for $24.65 (list price $39.49)

Home-Complete Space Saver Bags Storage Bundle (15 Items) for $22.99 (list price $69.99)

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner, FH50150 for $134.00 (list price $219.99)

Home-It Mop and Broom Holder, 5 position with 6 hooks garage storage Holds up to 11 Tools for $11.87 (list price $20.00)

SLEEP TITE Quilted Mattress Pad with Damask Cover and Down Alternative Fill - Queen for $24.99 (list price $89.99)

OPOLAR F401 Mini USB Table Desk Personal Fan (Metal Design, Quiet Operation 3.9' USB Cable, High Compatibility), Black for $9.99 (list price $24.98)

Premium Hotel & Spa Towels Set White - 4 Pack 100% Cotton Towels Set, 27" X 54" Easy Care, 700 GSM Ringspun Cotton for Maximum Softness and Absorbency by Utopia Towels for $34.99 (list price $59.99)

Andake Travel Pillow-Blow Up Support for Your Head, Neck, and Chin, Deflate in a Handy Carry Pouch for $10.99 (list price $26.99)


BS-MALL Premium Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set (10pcs, Silver Black) for $10.01 (list price $25.99)

ArtNaturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid 1 Oz for $10.95 (list price $59.95)

Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband, Black, Large for $109.00 (list price $129.95)

Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70, 0.47 Ounce for $6.39 (list price $9.00)

Art Naturals Detangling Hair Brush Set (Pink & Black) for $13.95 (list price $79.95)

Art Naturals Daily Organic Argan Oil Shampoo - 16 oz for $14.95 (list price $79.95)

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser 7 colors - 120 ml Portable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier with changing Colored LED Lights, Waterless Auto Shut-off and Adjustable Mist mode for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Dead Sea Mud Mask, 250g/ 8.8 fl. oz. from Pure Body Naturals for $14.99 (list price $39.95)

Gillette Fusion Manual Men's Razor Blade Refills 12 Count for $35.06 (list price $47.99)

Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear Hair Trimmer for $12.16 (list price $19.99)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz. for $9.99 (list price $13.99)

Pure Body Naturals Coconut Milk Body Scrub with Dead Sea Salt, Almond Oil and Vitamin E for All Skin Type, 12 oz for $14.95 (list price $37.95)

Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30 for $39.95 (list price $69.99)

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count for $9.42 (list price $13.99)

Zyllion ZMA-13-BK FDA Listed Shiatsu Pillow Massager with Heat (Black)- One Year Warranty for $39.95 (list price $79.95)

Gideon Anti-Snoring Nose Vents - Natural and Instant Snore Relief - Pack of 4  for $11.95 (list price $22.95)


Niutop 72-color Premier Soft Core Art Colored Drawing Pencils (72-color) for $21.99 (list price $79.99)

Crayola Glitter Markers, 6 Count for $4.89 (list price $7.99)

Canson Universal Sketch Paper Pad 5.5 x 8.5 ": 100 Sheets for $5.16 (list price $8.40)

(8 pcs) BELUGA Cable Clips & Cord Management System with 3M Back-Adhesive, Desktop Cable Organizer & Computer, Electrical, Charging or Mouse Cord Holder (Multicolor) for $8.49 (list price $9.99)

Digital Luggage Scale for Travel - Large LCD Display - Storage Pouch + Battery + eBook -- Lifetime Warranty (Starlight Silver) for $11.97 (list price $28.97)

Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (25053) for $5.19 (list price $8.49)

Paper Mate Flair Porous-Point Felt Tip Pen, Medium Tip, 12-Pack, Fashion Colors (74423) for $10.00 (list price $19.99)

MidBack Black Mesh Swivel Task Chair from Flash Furniture for $49.58

Accuteck S 50 lb x 0.2 oz All-In-One Digital Shipping Postal Scale with AC Postage (W-8250-50BS) for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

LolliZ Gel Pens | 96 Gel Pen Set - 2 Packs of 48 pens each. for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

Post-it Notes Value Pack, 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Marseille Collection, 24 Pads/Pack (653-24APVAD) for $8.59 (list price $9.79)

RFID Blocking Sleeves (10 Credit Card & 2 Passport Protectors) Shields Radio Frequency ID for $9.95 (list price $19.95)

Color Wand Reversible Tip Liquid Chalk Markers, (10 Pens) for $15.99 (list price $39.99)


Etekcity MSR-R500 Digital Multimeter, Amp / Ohm / Volt Meter, Multi Tester w/ Diode and Continuity Test, Red for $16.88 (list price )6" Handheld Brass Telescope with Wooden Box - Pirate Navigation for $8.44 (list price $14.99)

AAA 85 Piece Commuter First Aid Kit for $15.00 (list price $19.99)

ThermoPro TP09 Electric Wireless Remote Digital Food Cooking Meat BBQ Grill Oven Smoker Thermometer / Timer, 300 Feet Range for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Tactical Flashlight Knife - Kootek K1 Multifunctional Self Defense Survival Knife with Rechargeable Adjustable Cree LED Torch for $18.99 (list price $59.99)

Duduma Premium Full Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses w/ Flash Mirror Lens Uv400 (Black frame/smoke lens) for $12.99 (list price $25.98)

Intex Classic Downy Airbed, Queen for $15.99 (list price $26.75)

Duduma Polarized Sports Sunglasses for Running Cycling Fishing Golf Tr90 Unbreakable Frame (black matte frame with black lens) for $21.99 (list price $43.98)

#1 BEST Fire Starter - SurvivalSPARK Emergency Magnesium Fire Starter - Survival Fire Starter with Compass and Whistle for $9.95 (list price $12.95)

Streamlight 73001 Nano Light Miniature Keychain LED Flashlight, Black for $5.99 (list price $10.00)

TaoTronics Battery Operated LED Collapsible Camping Lantern for $9.99 (list price $12.99)

Hoont Indoor Powerful Plug-in Pest Repeller + Night Light - Eliminates Insects and Rodents [UPGRADED VERSION] for $19.95 (list price $45.95)

Walker Raindrops Color Changing Umbrella Manual Folding Travel Umbrella for $14.39 (list price $28.99)

InnoGear MT-057 Solar Lights Spotlight Outdoor Landscape Lighting, Pack of 2 for $29.99 (list price $99.99)

Gorilla Carts GOR866D Heavy-Duty Garden Poly Dump Cart with 2-In-1 Convertible Handle, 1,200-Pound Capacity, 40-Inch by 25-Inch Bed, Black Finish for $129 (list price $159.99)

Raniaco Power Pruning Shears, Sturdy Metallic and Sharp Garden Shears for $13.99 (list price $28.99)

Etekcity Silicone BBQ Grill Heat Resistant Gloves, FDA Approved (Orange) for $10.00 (list price $29.99)

iGuard Band All Natural Mosquito Repellent Bracelets - Six (6) Pack - Deet Free, Mess, Spray or Plastic - Deters Bugs for Hours for $9.99 (list price $49.99)

MalloMe Premium Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Set of 5 Smores Skewers & Hot Dog Fork 34 Inch Rotating & Telescoping for $18.95 (list price $39.99)


NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition (EX2700) for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Sabrent Premium 4 Port Aluminum Mini USB 2.0 Rotatable Hub [90°/180° Degree Rotatable] (HB-UMMC) for $8.99 (list price $13.99)

Cable Matters Gold Plated High Speed HDMI Cable, 6 Feet (3 Pack) for $9.99 (list price $17.99)

Google Cardboard Kit by D-scope Pro 3D Virtual Reality Compatible with Android & Apple  45mm Lenses HD Visual Experience Includes QR Codes for $16.99 (list price $30.00)

Samsung 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-32BA/AM) for $15.99 (list price $24.99)

Jensen JTA-230 3 Speed Stereo Turntable with Built in Speakers for $49.49

iRonsnow IS-088 Dynamo Emergency Solar Hand Crank Self Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, LED Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger Power Bank with Cables(Red) for $19.99

TP-LINK AC750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE200) for $33.99 (list price $69.99)BÖHM Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with Inline Microphone - Black / Silver for $84.99 (list price $99.99)

WD 1TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBGPU0010BBK-NESN for $59.00

Dell SE2416HX 23.8" Screen LED-Lit IPS Monitor for $135.99

Belkin 6-Outlet SurgeMaster Wall-Mount Surge Protector, F9H620-CW for $10.49 (list price $19.99)

SHARKK Compact High-Precision Wireless Optical Mouse for Laptops and PC's. for $11.99 (list price $27.99)

TiVo Mini with RF Remote (Current Version) for $117.79 (list price $149.00)


True Utility TU200US 20 Tools in 1 Utility FIXR Pocket Tool for $3.89 (list price $22.99)

Kidde KL-2S Two-Story Fire Escape Ladder with Anti-Slip Rungs, 13-Foot for $34.97 (list price $65.99)

SpeedOut Damaged Screw Extractor & Bolt Extractor Set for $4.98 (list price $19.99)

Car Hammer - Auto Safety Seatbelt Cutter Glass Window Punch Breaker Emergency Rescue Disaster Escape Tool for $3.39 (list price $22.95)

Nubee 8380H Non-contact Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun with Laser Sight MAX Display for $12.48 (list price $17.98)

CH Hanson 03040 Magnetic Stud Finder for $7.48 (list price $15.99)

Stanley J5C09 1000 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Built in Compressor for $95.53 (list price $99.99)

Stanley 66-052 6-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set for $3.90 (list price $4.94)

Black & Decker 15557 Drill Bit Set, 10-Piece for $4.12 (list price $7.00)

Gerber Splice Pocket Tool, Black [31-000013] for $10.89 (list price $22.10)

Etekcity Plug-in Wireless Doorbell Kit: 1000-feet, 52 Chimes, 4-Level Volume (White) for $18.99 (list price $24.98)

Epica Folding Step Stool, 9" x 11", Black for $11.95 (list price $15.95)

SOG Specialty Knives KEY-101 Straight Edge Hard Cased Black Finish Folding Knife, 1.5-Inch for $7.69 (list price $12.95)

J5 Tactical Flashlight - The Original 250 Lumen Ultra Bright, LED Mini 3 Mode Flashlight for $7.95 (list price $19.95)

TaoTronics Dimmable Led String Lights Copper Wire 33ft LED Starry Light with UL certified 5v Power Adapter for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

LIGHT IT by Fulcrum 30010-301 3 LED Wireless Stick-On Tap Light,3 Pack, Silver for $5.88 (list price $6.95)

WenTop LED Light,WenTop Portable Stick on 10 LED Bar for $9.99 (list price $20.99)

Astor Bidet Fresh Water Spray Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment CB-1000 for $25.95 (list price $44.95)

Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances, White (Fixed Code, 1Rx-1Tx) for $11.98 (list price $15.99)

DreamSpa 1432 3-way Rainfall Shower-Head and Handheld Shower, Chrome for $29.99 (list price $59.99)

3M 6503QL Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator, Large for $18.15 (list price $30.44)

Set of 6 Assorted Furniture Repair Markers Stain Scratch Floor Pens for $5.99 (list price $9.95)

Affresh W10282479 Dishwasher Cleaner, 6 Tablets for $5.99 (list price $5.99)

Affresh Washer Machine Cleaner, 6-Tablets, 8.4 oz for $10.68 (list price $13.98)


Doctor Who Coloring Book for $9.54 (list price $14.99)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production pre-order for $17.99 (list price $29.99)

Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers pre-order for $14.32 (list price $20.00)

Harry Potter: Collectible Quidditch Set for $22.56 (list price $29.95)

Harry Potter Coloring Book for $9.59 (list price $15.99)

The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers for $12 (list price $19.95)

Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai for $19.25 (list price $35.00)