5 best Amazon deals this weekend

Gorilla Grip Original Bath Mat

For anyone who’s ever had a near-accident in the bathtub, this antibacterial Gorilla Grip bath mat, which boasts a whopping 7,100-plus reviews from Amazon customers, will give you some peace of mind. Currently on sale from $18.99 (it's normally $29.99), it’s got more than 300 large suction cups on the bottom, which buyers say are super powerful to help prevent slipping. It’s got plenty of holes for water to drain through and comes in 22 different color options to match your bathroom d├ęcor, though you'll want to note that pricing varies by color. The company claims it's both antibacterial and mildew-resistant, and you can even pop it into the washing machine to clean it in a hurry. If you don’t like it, there’s a 10-year, “no questions asked” warranty, so there’s little to no risk in picking one up.

Apple iPad Mini (Latest Model)

If you've been holding out for a sale on an iPad, this is your chance—Amazon has shaved the price of the latest model of the iPad mini by nearly $50 today, so you'll pay just $349.99 instead of the usual $399.99. We've seen this machine priced this low only three times before, with the last discount coming in June. While we haven't yet tested this new model, we found that the Apple iPad Mini 3, while not hugely different from its predecessor, was a solid tablet performer with a decent battery life (it lasted around 6 hours on a single charge in our tests, which we found to be on par with the competition).


If you’re the adventurous type, the LifeStraw, which is currently reduced from $19.95 to $17.47, is a must-have. Designed to filter up to 1,000 gallons of contaminated water, this dohickey can remove 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria from your agua, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites and filter up to .02 microns—all of this according to the company. It’s super lightweight (2 ounces) and uses no iodine, chlorine or chemicals. Amazon customers love it—it’s got a 4.7-star rating from more than 18,850 reviewers—and so do our readers: It was actually one of the most popular items they picked up last July. Note that you can get it for a few bucks less at Estes Park Mountain Shop, but you won't get your quick-as-lightning Prime shipping anywhere else but Amazon.

Mamasicles Popsicle Molds With Sticks

Make yourself a cool treat with these popsicle molds from Mamasicles. Amazon customers are gushing over these simple kitchen tools, which are currently $3 off their regular $19.99. Not only are they made from an eco-friendly material, they come with a collapsible, silicone funnel, which helps you to fill them without making a mess, a drip-tray at the base of each mold, so your hands won't be sticky while eating, and a special cleaning brush to help you get into nooks and crevices. They also have a lifetime guarantee from the company. No wonder these molds have a 4.5-star rating from more than 2,100 customers!

LunchBots Large Trio Stainless-Steel Lunch Container

If your little one is headed back to the classroom (or will be at some point), you’d do well to pick up this LunchBots large trio stainless-steel lunch container. We voted this durable find as the best overall lunch box for kids thanks to its light weight, Bento-style presentation and heavy-duty construction. It’s dishwasher safe, though we recommend deep cleaning the corners and crevices on a regular basis. According to our tester, you’ll also want to put sauce-filled lunch items into separate, insulated containers. Regularly $38.99, you can get this box for $35.99 when you check the coupon box beneath the price today on Amazon.