The Best Back to School Sales to Shop Right Now

Back to School Sales
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Whether you’re a student or not, the back-to-school shopping season (which runs through early September) is a great time to shop for new apparel, home goods, office supplies, and electronics. Whether you need some last-minute dorm decor or are looking to invest in a new laptop, here are the best promotions you can take advantage of right now.

School & Office Supplies

Office Depot: Offering discounts of up to 80% off, Office Depot is one of our current go-tos for supplies, backpacks, tech and more.

Staples: Score deals at Staples right now on school and office supplies. Get $15 off orders of $60 or more with code 15821, 25% off select backpacks and more. Plus, snag $50 off select laptops with code 14408, such as this Samsung Chromebook 3.

Laptop Chromebook Intel Chip Courtesy of Staples

Target: Shop Target’s clearance section for steep discounts on back-to-school essentials like backpacks, pencils, binders and more.

Amazon: Skip the lines (and empty shelves) at local stores and get school supplies delivered with Prime. Amazon is offering some noteworthy back-to-school savings at the moment, so be sure to shop now.

Walmart: Snag a variety of deals on back-to-school essentials, including $28 off the infamously-expensive TI-84 graphing calculator.


Gadgets & Tech

Amazon: The retail king is also offering some discounts on gadgets right now (some aren’t necessary “back-to-school” either). Catch us snagging 24% off an iPad, and write down these codes for to get 40% off on certain Echo Alexa products: “PLUS40” for the Echo Plus, “SHOWFIVE40” for the Echo Show 5 and “SPOT40” for the Echo Spot (the Echo Dot is also 40% off, sans code).

Alexa Dot Facetime Courtesy of Amazon

Best Buy: Sign up for Best Buy’s Student Deals to get updates on serious savings, such as $100 off laptops and $20 off vinyl turntables for your dorm.

Apple: Apple rarely offers any discounts, so it’s definitely worth checking out when they do. Right now you can use Apple’s Education Store to snag up to $200 off Macs, $50 off iPads, a free pair of Beats headphones when you buy a Mac or an iPad and more.

Backpacks, Apparel & Footwear

Nike: Grab a fresh new pair of Nikes for the school year. Right now, be sure to use code SAVE20 to get an extra 20% off sale items (we’ll be using it to save 58% on these retro Air Force 1s)

Nordstrom Rack: Score up to 80% off a new bag at Nordstrom Rack – whether you take classes or not.

Black backpack champion Courtesy of Nordstrom Rack

H&M: Save some coin on trendy back-to-school threads at H&M right now in their sale section.

Macy’s: You can find some noteworthy sales at Macy’s all September long, such as 50-60% off Back-To-School styles September 3rd through the 5th.


The Container Store: Snag deals on all sorts of home supplies right now at The Container Store. And if you live by a Container Store location, opt for in-store pick-up and use promo code PICKUP15 for 15% off.

Overstock: Make any dorm room upgrades less expensive with Overstock’s current sales, such as 30% off nightstands.