Families around the country are getting ready to head back to school in the next few weeks. What does that mean? Back to school sales. Between new clothes, backpacks and other supplies, the costs can quickly add up. For many people, finding the best deals is a necessity as they get their kids ready for school. To help, here are some tips to keep in mind while shopping as well as some of the best deals stores are offering for back to school savings.
Most stores offer great back to school savings on items ranging from clothes to computers to crayons. Make sure you check your local store for the ongoing sales to ensure you get the best deals.
Staples has a current sale that gives you 25% off school supplies with the purchase of a backpack. Their “List for Less” offers low prices on a wide variety of school supplies all year long. They are also running weekly specials with drastic markdowns on numerous school essentials. Highlights include:
- Crayola Crayons (24 ct) – $0.50 (year round price)
- Staples Washable Glue Sticks (4 pack) – $1.00 (year round prices)
- Staples 1 subject notebook – $0.17 (year round price)
- Staples Pink Wedge Erasers (3 pack) – $0.25 (on sale from $2.49)
- Pentel R.S.V.P. ballpoint stick pens (5 pack) – $0.75 (on sale from $4.79)
Dell is offering significant savings on their 2-in-1 PCs. For example, the New Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 is on sale currently for $679.99 (originally $819.99). See additional sale pricing here.
Target is currently offering a free $5 gift card when you spend $30 on school supplies and backpacks. Their back to school kids clothing is also up to 30% off. Other highlights include:
- Mead Spiral 1 subject Notebook – $1.00
- Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers (10 ct) – $1.99
- Girls / Boys Basic Jeans – $10.00
- Girls / Boys Character Tees – $7.00
Groupon is offering an amazing collection of “Back to School” coupons.
- Up To 50% Off Books
- Backpack bundles
As always, Amazon breaks market prices with amazing discounts on variety of products. Just to give an idea:
- 50 Colored Pencils Set is $8 instead of $20
- Epson Expression Home XP-430 Wireless Color Photo Printer is now sold for $50 instead of $100
- Retractable Ballpoint Pens are sold for $5 instead of $11
StudentRate is one of the largest deal search engines in North America. It has a large variety of discounted items for students all year long, but especially these days before school starts.
Some of the more interesting deals it offers are:
- 25% discount on Lenovo computers
- 7% cashback on boohoo
- 8% cashback at Nasty Gal
Looking for ways other than back to school sales to save money for your child’s impending doom? Check out our other guide to learn 10 easy ways to avoid breaking the bank during the back to school season!