Here Are Amazon's Best Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday is here, and Amazon is celebrating with deals you can grab from the comfort of your own home. If you're not in the mood to stand in line and jockey for position at the local mall, here are the best deals we could find at the world's biggest store.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!


Amazon is deeply discounting its devices, including the Echo, Tap, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and more. If you've been thinking of grabbing the do-it-all Echo or a powerful, inexpensive Fire tablet, they're a steal today.

Amazon Echo - Black for $139.99 (list price $179.99)

Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black for $33.33 (list price $49.99)

All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black for $59.99 (list price $89.99)

All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black for $39.99 (list price $49.99)

All-New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Amazon Fire TV | Streaming Media Player for $74.99 (list price $89.99)

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition | Streaming Media Player for $114.99 (list price $129.99)

Other great gadget deals:

Gerber Artifact Keychain Tool [22-41770] for $9.55 (list price $14.86)

Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back Headphone for $99.95 (list price $249.95)

GoPro HERO for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

Xbox One S 1TB Console - Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle for $299.99 (list price $349.99)

Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope for $83.99 (list price $149.95)

TCL 32S3800 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2015 Model) for $125.00 (list price $289.99)

Anker 2nd-Gen Astro E5 High-Capacity 16750mAh 3A Portable External Battery Charger with PowerIQ for iPhone iPad Samsung and More for $27.99 (list price $89.99)

Ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa for $198.99 (list price $249.00)

Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa for $199.00 (list price $249.00)

Etekcity Wireless Dimmable Color LED Desk Lamp: Touch-Sensitive Control Panel, Color Changing Base, 3 Adjustable Brightness Levels, Rechargeable 1000mAh Li-on Battery, White for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Fujfilm Instax Mini 26 + Rainbow Film Bundle - Blue/White for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System for $299.00 (list price $449.00)

Invicta Men's 8926OB Pro Diver Analog Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with Link Bracelet for $64.99 (list price $255.00)

Citizen Men's BL5250-02L Titanium Eco-Drive Watch with Leather Band for $159.99 (list price $415.00)


Take 30% Off Select Shoes, Clothes, Jewelry, and Watches. Discount Automatically Applied at Checkout.


Whatever your culinary plans for the rest of the holiday season, Amazon has you covered with deep discounts on cookware, serveware, and everything else you're going to need. You won't regret grabbing one of these deals on a KitchenAid mixer.

KitchenAid KP26M1XER 6 Qt. Professional 600 Series - Empire Red for $327.99 (list price $569.99)

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W for $68.95 (list price $234.95)

KitchenAid Classic K45SSWH 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, White for $186.81 (list price $269.99)

Cuisinart ICE-30R Pure Indulgence Frozen Yogurt Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker, 2 quart, Brushed Metal/Red for $54.99 (list price $79.99)Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender, with 6-Cup Glass Jar, 7-Speed Settings and Brushed Stainless Steel/Black Finish for $54.29 (list price $79.99)

Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel for $127.47 (list price $189.99)Lodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned, 10.25-inch for $15.92 (list price $26.68)

Lodge L8SGP3 Cast Iron Square Grill Pan, Pre-Seasoned, 10.5-inch for $19.97 (list price $32.99)Lodge Manufacturing Company Cast Iron Care Kit for $27.25 (list price $29.95)

Sipping Stones - Set of 9 Grey Whiskey Chilling Rocks - Made of 100 Percent Pure Soapstone for $8.95 (list price $18.99)All-Clad 41126 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Fry Pan with Lid / Cookware, 12-Inch, Silver for $101.99 (list price $199.99)

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 7-Piece Knife Block Set for $149.95 (list price $276.00)Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill for $38.54 (list price $90.00)

Premium Moscow Mule Copper Unlined Gift Pack Mug, 100 % Pure Solid Copper (16-Ounce, Hammered, Set of 2) with FREE Copper Jigger for $23.99 (list price $69.99)LauKingdom BBQ Grilling Cooking Gloves, Iron Throne 932 °F Extreme Heat Resistant Oven Mitts-14'' Long for Extra Forearm Protection (1 Pair) for $29.98 (list price $49.99)

Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Popper for $19.24 (list price $29.99)John Boos Chop-N-Slice Maple Wood Reversible Cutting Board, 20" x 15"x 1.25 Inch for $46.25 (list price $57.95)VonShef 7- Egg Electric Cooker Stainless Steel with Poacher & Steamer Attachment for $15.94 (list price $34.99)

RTIC's 30-ounce insulated tumblers are one of our readers' most frequently purchased products. They keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot, and they're much more economical than their Yeti counterparts. Amazon's keeping the price under $12, a real bargain:

RTIC 30 oz. Tumbler for $11.99 (list price $59.95)

West Bend 77203 Electric Can Opener, Metallic for $21.11 (list price $45.99)

Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer for $125.95 (list price $199.99)


Spend $60, Save $6, Plus Take 20% or More Off Select Pantry Items


Car seats and strollers are mind-bogglingly expensive. Luckily, Amazon is knocking up to 40% off select Britax models of both.

Britax 2016 B-Agile/B-Safe 35 Travel System, Black for $349.00 (list price $439.99)

Britax Pioneer Combination Harness-2-Booster Car Seat - Domino for $184.00 (list price $229.99)

BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Stroller, Black for $399.99 (list price $499.99)


Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum, Blue for $130.00 (list price $299.00)

Samsonite Duraflex Lightweight Hardside Rolling Suitcase Set (20"/28"), Charcoal for $129.99 (list price $449.99)

GDEALER Solar Outdoor String Lights 31ft 50 LED Waterproof Ball Lights Christmas Lights Solar Powered for $11.99 (list price $35.99)

TOTU Windproof Umbrellas Auto Open Close Folding Golf Strong Durable Compact Travel Umbrella Reinforced Ribs 60 MPH Windproof Canopy and Slip-Proof Handle for $13.99 (list price $59.99)URPOWER 300ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Air Humidifier with AUTO Shut off and 6-7 HOURS Continuous Diffusing - 7 Color Changing LED Lights and 4 Timer Settings for Home SPA Baby Room for $20.95 (list price $49.99)

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Classic 7 (LED) with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit for $119.95 (list price $199.95)Rowenta DW5080 Focus 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Brown for $69.99 (list price $100.00)

PurSteam PS-910 Heavy Duty Powerful Fabric Steamer with Fabric Brush and Garment Hanger for $79.99 (list price $134.99)Kurt Adler Doctor Who Tardis Figural Ornament (Glass) for $8.49 (list price $16.50)Household Essentials Folding Tall Wooden Clothes Drying Rack, Bamboo for $33.99 (list price $39.99)


Keeping your teeth gleaming just got cheaper. Amazon is running huge coupon deals on some of its most popular oral care products. Today is the day to upgrade to an electric toothbrush!

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.97 (list price $49.99)Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun for $99.88 (list price $199.99)

Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun for $92.81 after instant coupon (list price $219.99)Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitizer for $149.99 after instant coupon (list price $219.99)Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser, WP-660 for $52.99 (list price $79.99)


Fans of the outdoors know that you can never have too many flashlights. Amazon's marking some great Streamlight and Coast models way down today, so it's the perfect time to upgrade your gear. 

Streamlight 75813 Stinger DS C4 LED Flashlight with AC/DC Steady Charger, Black for $109.07 (list price $219.30)

Streamlight 88039 ProTac 2AAA Battery Powered Tactical Penlight with White LED, Black for $19.99 (list price $50.00)

Streamlight 44911 Waypoint Spotlight with 120-Volt AC Charger, Black for $86.53 (list price $204.00)

Coast HL7 Focusing 285 Lumen LED Headlamp for $31.60 (list price $58.30)

Coast G20 LED Inspection Beam Flashlight for $8.80 (list price $18.00)

Looking to upgrade your pack? Amazon's running some awesome markdowns on Osprey, CamelBak, and other top brands:

CamelBak Circuit Hydration Vest, Electric Blue/Lime Punch for $62.99 (list price $85.00)

CamelBak Quick Grip Chill 21 oz Backpack Black One Size for $20.99 (list price $28.00)

Timbuk2 Parkside Laptop Backpack, Midway, One Size for $51.75 (list price $69.00)

Camelbak Products Men's Cloud Walker Hydration Pack, Charcoal/Graphite, 70-Ounce for $59.99 (list price $80.00)

Osprey Porter Travel Backpack Bag, Black, 46-Liter for $97.26 (list price $130.00)

Osprey Men's Atmos AG 65 Backpack, Graphite Grey, Medium for $194.95 (list price $260.00)

Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Backpack, Stormcloud Grey for $69.96 (list price $100.00)

Looking for a way to stay toasty warm in the great outdoors? Amazon's knocking an extra 20% off select Zippo products, too.

Zippo Emergency Fire Starter, Orange Plastic for $9.95 (list price $9.95)

Zippo 12-Hour Hand Warmer, Black Matte for $17.17 (list price $21.95)

Zippo Rugged Lantern for $60.91 (list price $89.95)

You can never have too many good knives and multi-tools, either. Amazon's knocking the prices on select Gerber and SOG models way down:

Gerber Covert Knife, Serrated Edge, Black [22-01966] for $38.50 (list price $90.00)

Gerber Fast Draw Knife, Assisted Opening, Fine Edge [22-47162] for $23.36 (list price $49.70)

Gerber Dime Multi-Tool, Green [31-001132] for $12.25 (list price $27.50)

Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Hatchet [31-002070] for $22.80 (list price $48.00)

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools FP5L-CP Field Pup II Knife with Straight Edge Fixed 4.75-Inch Steel Drop Point Blade and Kraton Handle, Satin Finish for $30.86 (list price $70.00)

SOG Escape Folding Knife FF24-CP - Built-in Strap Cutter & Glass Breaker, Bead Blasted 3.4" Blade, Aluminum Handle for $24.31 (list price $55.00)

Gerber MP400 Compact Sport Multi-Plier, Black [22-45509] for $40.94 (list price $76.32)

Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Kit [31-000701] for $27.47 (list price $67.50)

Other sports and outdoors bargains:

Wilson 75 Tennis Ball Pick Up Hopper for $18.00 (list price $49.99)


Amazon is slashing the prices on its full line of Kindle E-readers. Certified refurbished models that come with the same limited warranty as new Kindles are an even better deal.

All-New Kindle E-reader - Black, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $99.99 (list price $119.99)

Kindle Voyage E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Adaptive Built-in Light, PagePress Sensors, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $79.99 (list price $109.00)

Certified Refurbished Kindle Voyage E-reader with Special Offers, Wi-Fi for $119.99 (list price $169.00)

The only thing better than a new TV is a new TV that comes with a free $100 Amazon gift card. Amazon's bundling a gift card in with this popular 55-inch curved Samsung smart TV.

Samsung UN55KU6600 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with $100 Gift Card for $747.99

Other electronics bargains:

Linksys AC1900 Dual Band Open Source WiFi Wireless Router (WRT1900ACS) for $144.00 (list price $249.99)

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) (2016 Model) for $34.99 (list price $49.99)


If you've been meaning to upgrade your power or hand tools or have a DIY master on your shopping list, Amazon is running a handful of great instant-discount deals on top brands like Bosch, DEWALT, Makita, and PORTER-CABLE. The discounts will be applied automatically at checkout. There are hundreds of items in these deals, so whatever tool you need, it's probably in there!

Take $25 Off $100 Orders of Select Makita Tools

Take $25 Off $100 DEWALT Orders of Select Tools

Take $25 Off $100 Select Bosch Tool Orders

Spend $50 on Black + Decker, Get $10 Off

Spend $50 on Stanley Tools, Get $10 Off

Dewalt DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit for $99.00 (list price $149.99)

Bosch PS22-02 12-volt Max Brushless Pocket Driver Kit with 2.0Ah Batteries, Charger and Case for $102.99 after instant discount (list price $268.00)

Bosch JS120BN 12-volt Max Cordless Jig Saw with Exact-Fit Insert Tray for $99.99 (list price $119.00)

PORTER-CABLE 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher for $99.00 after instant discount (list price $260.14)

Irwin 218HP300 12-Inch Combi-Saw with Wood Cutting and Hacksaw Blades for $9.50 (list price $16.73)

IRWIN VISE-GRIP North American Lineman's Pliers, 9-1/2", 2078209 for $11.00 (list price $22.10)

IRWIN Tools Folding Utility Knife (2089100) for $9.40 (list price $18.34)

Captink T6 Outdoor waterproof tactical flashlight,Adjustable Focus Torch, 5 Modes,CREE Led Flashlights for $14.99 (list price $27.99)

Bosch PS22-02 12-volt Max Brushless Pocket Driver Kit with 2.0Ah Batteries, Charger and Case for $127.99 (list price $268.00)

Dremel 4000-4/34 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit with Variable Speed Rotary Tool, 4 Attachments and 34 Accessories for $79.99 (list price $173.48)

Streamlight 73001 Nano Light Miniature Keychain LED Flashlight, Black for $6.79 (list price $9.99)

J5 V1-PRO 300 lm Tactical Flashlight for $12.95 (list price $29.95)

Stanley 68-010 Multibit Ratcheting Screwdriver with 10 Assorted Bits for $9.26 (list price $20.12)

Stanley 16-150 150 Series Short Blade 3-Piece Wood Chisel Set for $8.94 (list price $14.50)

Black & Decker LD120VA 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories for $58.71 (list price $99.00)

3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit for 5 Windows for $11.39 (list price $22.54)

3M Interior Transparent Weather Sealing Tape, 1.5-Inch by 10-Yard for $3.49 (list price $6.29)