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Summer is almost over and fall is on the horizon, which means the class bell is about to ring. If you need some extra help getting ready for the new school year, there are plenty of ways to save on the essentials. From mechanical pencils and laptops to casual clothes and backpacks, we've found some amazing back-to-school sales at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and more.
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It's that time of year again! School shopping has officially begun and now's the time to save big across all categories. Keep scrolling to scoop the best sales before stock sells out!
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The best back-to-school sales 2022
School supply deals
Amazon: Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and get all your back-to-school shopping done online at Amazon. The mega retailer is offering incredible deals on school supplies, tech and more right now.
Office Depot: Office Depot has a huge selection of crayons, folders, notebooks and tech accessories and you can pick all that and more up right now for an incredible price. For a limited time, shoppers can save up to 60% on school supplies and get 20% off qualifying regular priced purchases.
Target: Shop hundreds of school supplies starting at just 25 cents and find incredible deals on apparel, backpacks and shoes, too. Meanwhile, stock up on college dorm essentials with bedding and select home goods up to 30% off.
Walmart: For the best school supplies on a budget, Walmart has all your shopping needs covered. Save on everything from crayons and Clorox wipes to backpacks and binders right now.
Amazon Music Unlimited: Tune in to all your favorite playlists and podcasts with a free trial to Amazon Music Unlimited. Prime and non-Prime members can try Amazon's music streaming service for 30 days free (then $8.99 a month with a Prime membership and $9.99 a month without a Prime membership)
AT&T: Shop back-to-school deals right now at AT&T to scoop big savings on smartphones, wearables and tech accessories. Meanwhile, get a free $200 reward card when you sign up for select AT&T Fiber internet plans online.
Best Buy: Stay organized this school year by picking up the latest tech from Best Buy. Shop the retailer's clearance section and back-to-school deals for stellar sales on laptops, tablets, headphones and smart tech now. You can also get a free $60 e-gift card when you pre-order a new Samsung smartwatch.
HP: Pick up must-have tech from HP for deep discounts on laptops, headphones, monitors and computer accessories. Better still, join the HP Education Store to shop student and teacher deals for up to 77% off.
iRobot: Keep your dorm floors clean with the help of an iRobot robot vacuum. Through Saturday, August 13, you can save up to $250 on select models of smart appliances.
Athleta: Pick up some new activewear for gym class right now at Athleta. Shop the sale section to save up to 50% on leggings, tops, sports bras and more.
Banana Republic Factory: Upgrade your fall wardrobe by shopping the Summer sale at Banana Republic Factory. Save up to 50% across all categories and get an extra 20% off your total purchase for a limited time.
Champion: Head back to campus in style with Champion's line of fit fashion essentials. Students and teachers can shop back-to-school must-haves and save up to 40% sitewide.
DSW: A new pair of kicks is a back-to-school essential. Pick up sneakers, sandals and more today at DSW and save as much as 40% on purchases of three or more pairs of sneakers.
EyeBuyDirect: Start the school year with a new pair of eyeglasses from EyeBuyDirect. For a limited time, you can buy one pair and get the second free (plus enjoy an extra 15% off) when you use the coupon code SMARTERSTYLE at checkout.
Fabletics: In need of some new activewear for the school year? Sign up for a new Fabletics VIP membership to get up to 80% off all items on the site, plus gain access to a 2 for $24 offer on shorts.
Free People: Shop the sale section for huge discounts on shirts, sweaters, shorts and more. Browse tons of styles under $50 and $100 right now.
Fruit of the Loom: Add more comfort to your wardrobe by shopping threads from this beloved brand. Use the code MADEFORME to get 15% off orders of two items or more through Thursday, September 1.
GlassesUSA: Pick up a new pair of frames before you head back to school by shopping 50% off deals at GlassesUSA. Better still, enjoy free shipping on every eyeglass purchase.
Kipling: Start the school year in style with a new backpack from Kipling. Take an extra 15% off school styles with coupon code EXTRA, plus enjoy free shipping on all orders of $75 or more. Better still, students and teachers can snag an extra 15% off their entire purchase for a limited time.
lululemon: Shop the We Made Too Much section to bag best-selling activewear ahead of the new school year. Save big on leggings, sports bras, tops and more.
Lulus: Pick up new dresses, shoes and accessories for up to 70% off. Even better, use the promo code EASYPEASY for 20% off sandals and casual dresses.
Macy's: Looking for new sneakers, jeans or school uniforms? Head to Macy's for savings of as much as 65% on back-to-school essentials right now. Meanwhile, shop the clearance sale to save up to 70% on everything else.
Madewell: With price cuts on everything from jeans to joggers, you can refresh your back-to-school wardrobe on a budget today at Madewell. Shop now to save an extra 25% on select fall items with coupon code FIRSTLOOK.
Maidenform: Refresh your most basic wardrobe essentials by saving up to 40% on Maidenform bras.
Michael Kors: Get a stylish Michael Kors bag for up to 70% off during the Sweet Summer sale. Browse discounts on backpacks, crossbodies, totes and more right now.
Nordstrom: Shop the Nordstrom sale section for big bargains on men's and women's clothing, parenting products, travel essentials, shoes and more.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Make a statement this school year with high-end fashion from Saks Fifth Avenue. Shop the Designer sale today to save up to 70% on Tory Burch, Coach, Stuart Weitzman and more. Plus, use the coupon code ACTFAST20 for an additional 20% off designer sale items.
Society6: Shop back-to-school markdowns on backpacks, comforters, pillows and more and save up to 40% through Wednesday, August 24. Meanwhile, enter your email address to score an additional 15% off your first purchase.
Tory Burch: Update your style with back-to-school sales at Tory Burch. Shop the sale section for incredible savings on handbags and designer apparel now.
Urban Outfitters: Ready to go back-to-school clothes shopping? Urban Outfitters is offering a student discount that lets you take 10% off purchases of $100 or more for a limited time.
Avocado: Getting a good night's sleep is even more important when you're heading back to school. Sleep soundly with a new mattress from Avocado and save up to $300 on select sleepers during the Summer sale.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Heading back to college? Save up to 80% on dorm room essentials today at Bed Bath & Beyond's warehouse clearout event. Plus, you can sign up for the College Savings Pass through Friday, September 30 and get 20% off purchases.
Brooklyn Bedding: Prioritize your sleep this school year by picking up a new mattress from Brooklyn Bedding. Enter coupon code SCHOOL25 at checkout to save 25% on mattress purchases through Thursday, August 18.
Cozy Earth: For dreamy dorm room deals, Cozy Earth has all your shopping needs covered. Shop the Semi-Annual sale today to save up to 25% on bedding, loungewear and more.
Green Chef: If you struggle to find time to go grocery shopping or meal prep during the school year, Green Chef is here to help. The customer-favorite subscription service brings organic meals right to your door, and, right now, new customers can save as much as $135 across their first five deliveries.
HelloFresh: Spend more time focusing on your studies and less time worrying about meal prep by signing up for HelloFresh. We love this meal kit delivery service and when you join today to can get your first 16 meals for free and enjoy three surprise gifts.
HSN: Pick up beauty essentials, home goods and more right now and save $20 on your first HSN order when you enter coupon code HSN2022 at checkout.
Keurig: Keurig is helping you prep for back-to-school season with 15% off all coffee pods and bags and 25% off every beverage order.
Leesa: Catch up on your zzz's before school starts by shopping mattress markdowns at Leesa. Save up to $400 on select sleepers and get two pillows (valued at $120) for free during the Summer Savings sale.
Overstock: Looking for home deals? Head to Overstock to save up to 70% across all categories during the Summer clearance event.
QVC: Whether you need some new gadgets or home goods, QVC is the place to shop. Save big on your first order by entering coupon code OFFER at checkout to get $15 off your total purchase.
Saatva: If you want to upgrade your dorm in a big way, consider investing in a Saatva mattress—one of the best we've ever tested. Shop the 3-Day Mattress Extravaganza now to save up to $500 on your purchase through today, August 11.
Sur La Table: Shop the sale section to save big on kitchen essentials to make mealtimes easier than ever this school year. Scoop discounts on kitchen appliances, cookware, knives and more. Plus, use the coupon code TAKE20 to get 20% off your entire order through Monday, August 15.
Wayfair: Make your college dorm feel more like home by bagging markdowns on home goods, furniture and kitchen essentials right now at Wayfair. Shop the 20th Anniversary Save-A-Thon sale today to save as much as 60% on tons of most-wanted items.
Academy Sports + Outdoors: Shop huge savings on backpacks, school uniforms and gym outfits right now at Academy Sports + Outdoors. Find discounts up to 50% off through Sunday, August 14 during the sitewide sale.
Atlas Coffee: Whether you're a student heading back to college or a teacher gearing up for another busy year, you may be wanting to stock up on coffee ahead of the 2022/2023 school year. Luckily you can save up to 17% on select coffee subscriptions right now at Atlas Coffee.
Backcountry: Pick up everything you need for your next hike or ski session today at Backcountry. Shop the Summer sale to save up to 60% on Patagonia, Columbia, The North Face and more.
Chewy: If your little ones are heading back to school, you may be looking for a way to keep your furry family members entertained throughout the school day. Scoop deals on dog and cat toys, treats and more today at Chewy.
Columbia: Save up to 40% on select outdoor gear right now at Columbia. Shop discounts on footwear, apparel and outdoor essentials today.
Eddie Bauer: Spend more time outside this summer by snagging outdoor essentials right now at Eddie Bauer. Shop the End-of-Summer sale to save up to 50% on select gear and apparel now.
Mixbook: Going away to school? Take your summer memories with you as photo keepsakes from Mixbook. Use coupon code MIXAUG to take 45% off everything on the site.
Osmo: Osmo has tons of education games to choose from and right now, you can get 25% off one full-price item when you enter your email address.
Shutterfly: Stay organized this school year with a calendar from Shutterfly. Shop now to save up to 50% on almost everything through Sunday, August 14, no code necessary.
Solo Stove: Just because back-to-school season is here, doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Make the most of the rest of summer 2022 by picking up a smokeless fire pit for up to 35% off at Solo Stove.
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When do back-to-school sales start?
In the United States, schools typically re-open their doors for the start of the school year in August and September. As such, many of the best back-to-school sales take place during that time frame. Tons of early back-to-school deals just dropped and we expect to see even more sales in the days and weeks ahead. Right now, you can shop stellar sales at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and more.
When is back-to-school season?
In the United States, back-to-school season takes place in August and September. Depending on location, some schools open their doors in early August while others reopen around Labor Day, which falls on Monday, September 5.
What stores have the best back-to-school sales?
What should I shop for during back-to-school season?
Back-to-school season sees incredible discounts on office and school supplies as well as laptops, headphones and other tech essentials. If you're in need of some new gadgets, you may want to consider shopping deals on laptops and tablets from the likes of Best Buy and Samsung.
Meanwhile, after checking off everything on your little one's back-to-school list, look to discounts on furniture and home goods. Some back-to-school sales coincide with Labor Day deals, so you can often find stellar sales to give your home a fall refresh for less.
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