As summer vacation draws to a close for students and teachers, there’s a perk for the weeks ahead: back-to-school shopping. But as most parents know, filling your shopping cart with notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, glue sticks and markers can quickly get expensive. Add new outfits for the first week of school or a new laptop to the mix and you could easily spend hundreds. That’s why it’s crucial to take advantage of the back to school sales while you can.
The next few days will be a great time to stock up on discounted tech, clothing, and school supplies, as retailers like Samsung, Madewell, and Pottery Barn Kids are running back-to-school sales on all of the above. If you happen to be shopping for a college-bound student, you can also find deals on dorm essentials over the next few days, including bedding from Brooklinen and Urban Outfitters. Below, check out 36 savings events to shop this week.
Back-to-School Best Sellers: Tech
Amazon: The retail giant’s Off to College Deals page offers discounts on already affordable laptops, Wi-Fi routers, headphones and even vacuum cleaners.
Bose: If your grad is looking for a new pair of headphones, you can save on a selection of factory-refurbished options at Bose’s Mid-Summer Sale.
Samsung: Right now, students, parents, and educators can save up to an additional 15% on Samsung smartphones, laptops, and tablets. This could represent up to 30% total savings.
best buy: Browse Best Buy’s back-to-school deals to find great deals on laptops, headphones, TVs and dorm-friendly coffee makers.
resume: This week, you can get up to 75% off select electronics, such as laptops, monitors, and keyboards, and get free shipping on your HP order.
walmart: Walmart’s Sizzling Summer Savings event includes deals on laptops, wireless headphones, tablets, smartwatches and all the other electronics you might need for back to school.
Microsoft: Prepare for the school year on a small budget. Save on select Microsoft laptops and desktops now. Students, parents and educators can also save an additional 10% during Microsoft’s Back to School Sale.
Back-to-School Bestsellers: Fashion
Madewell: Ring in autumn with style. Coded LONG WEEKEND will get you 30% off fall clothes and accessories, plus 40% off already-sale pieces.
Nordström: Nordstrom’s Back-to-School section features over 400 sale items for kids of all ages.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Shop over 3,000 kids’ pieces from brands like Janie and Jack, Converse and Splendid, all on sale.
J-Crew: During the J.Crew back-to-school sale, code ONE MORE save you 40% on hundreds of full-priced kids’ styles.
Abercrombie: If you’re shopping for a high school or college student, be sure to check out Abercrombie’s site, where you can save 40% on select items and 20% on almost everything else.
tea collection: During the Tea Collections End of Season Sale, you can save up to 70% on select kids’ styles.
Hanna Anderson: Take 40% off absolutely everything on the children’s clothing brand site right now. The new arrivals section has tons of styles that are perfect for back to school.
Nike: Nike’s sale section features over 3,400 items with up to 40% off, making it the perfect place to shop this back to school.
Great: Want to refresh your sneakers for the start of the school year? redeem code HOTLINE20 to save 20% on these luxurious sneakers with a classic design.
Back-to-school bestsellers: backpacks
moosejaw: This retailer specializes in rugged outdoor styles and accessories, including popular Fjallraven backpacks. redeem code BURGER to save 20% on a single full price item during the fall sale.
Pottery Barn Children: Get up to 40% off Pottery Barn Kids’ popular customizable backpacks and enjoy free shipping on all back-to-school items.
Target: In Target’s back-to-school deals section, you’ll find over 400 discounts on backpacks from brands like Kipling, JanSport and Vera Bradley.
State bags: The stylish designs and patterns of State Bags are so popular that some of them are already sold out for this fall. But you can still get some styles at 15% off. Just be sure to sign up for the brand’s mailing list.
Shop: If you’ve got a fashionista on your hands, Shopbop’s sale section is our favorite place to save on big brands, like minimalist Dagne Dover.
Macy’s: Whether you have a Marvel fan or a Disney Princess lover, the department store’s sale section has you covered. It has hundreds of backpacks for sale, including a bunch of character-themed designs.
Crate and barrel: Check out the Crate&kids section to save on kids’ backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles.
Dick Sporting Goods: If your child insists on being decked out in Nike, Adidas or Under Armour, the sale section of Dick’s Sporting Goods will not disappoint.
Nordstrom Rack: Scroll through backpacks from coveted brands like Champion, Adidas, Marc Jacobs and Herschel Supply Co. at deep discounts.
Back-to-school best sellers: school supplies
Amazon: In addition to its Back to College page, Amazon also has a Back to School page with deals on everything from blue light blocking glasses to electric pencil sharpeners.
Staples: Shop for school supplies like notebooks, binders, pens and pencils starting at just 50 cents.
walmart: Save up to 75% on pencils, markers, mechanical pencils and other must-haves at Walmart.
Office deposit: Office Depot offers discounts on everything from backpacks to glue sticks and pencil cases. Right now, save up to 60% off during its Back to School Sale.
Target: Browse over 5,000 deals on school and office supplies to prepare for day one, like buy one, get one 25% off Paper Mate supplies.
Back to School Sale: Dorm Room Essentials
Brooklyn: The first step to success is a good night’s sleep. Take 15% off dorm bedding essentials from Brooklinen, including sheet sets, pillows and more. Or kill two birds with one stone by opting for the bed and bath set above.
teen barn pottery: PB Teen’s Dorm Sale offers bedding, decor and organization essentials for 30% off. Check out this bulletin board – it can be installed without nails, so it’s super suitable for dorm rooms.
Wayfair: Filter Wayfair’s bedding deals section by size twin XL and you’ll find over 13,000 results for dorm-ready comforters, sheets and blankets.
Bed bath and beyond: Bed Bath & Beyond has a whole College Deals section on their site where you can buy bedding, shower baskets, and other essentials at a discount.
Urban outfitters: Urban Outfitters’ sale section offers over 1,000 discounts on bedding and home decor perfect for dorm rooms. You can also take advantage of 25% off bedding for a limited time.
Company6: Decorate your dorm room with original artwork and cozy accessories. Right now, get 35% off bags, tech and more at Society6’s Go Forward To School sale.