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Now that the academic season is underway, we’ve stopped updating this post with back-to-school sales and can’t promise the ones below are still available. Check back later for updated deals.
Back-to-school season is in full swing, which means that it's time to check out the best sales for students and teachers. Even if you don't quite fit into these categories, chances are that you'll still be able to find deals on the office supplies and home goods that you've been eyeing. The great thing about back-to-school sales is that they're not just limited to a few days like Black Friday or Labor Day—the sales go on for at least a few weeks and feature a wide range of essentials, not just classroom-specific items.
Whether you want to fulfill a school supply checklist, load up on craft products, or check out the best tech gear, you might wonder how to get deals. Ahead, we show you how to navigate the ins and outs of back-to-school shopping and where to find the best sales.
Plus, as September moves closer, we'll continue to update this story with more deals as they happen.
Bed Bath & Beyond
From now through September 30, college-enrolled students can sign up for a College Savings Pass to get 20 percent off purchases with no catches. The deal also comes with free shipping for purchases over $39, so stock up on bedding, furniture, and other dorm room essentials.
Get classroom essentials at Staples, where select school supplies such as notebooks and crayons start as low as $0.50. Don't forget to check out Staples’ Daily Deals page for discounts on computers, tech accessories, and furniture pieces, either.
Right now, take $100 off the Dyson Pure Cool Link DP01 purifying desk fan, and several Dyson vacuums. Dyson home technology is perfect for keeping your space clean, whether that's your dorm room or home. This particular appliance removes 99.97 percent of pollutants and allergens and provides a much-needed breeze for those warm after-school evenings.
Right now, take up to 25 percent off select backpack styles such as the UA Hustle 5.0 Backpack, a tough, water-repellent pick for heading back to class (or those after-school gym sessions). Also, be sure to get up to 25 percent off other items from the Under Armour Outlet page.
When Does Back-to-School Shopping Start?
Most sales start at the end of July, and peak back-to-school season is around August when many schools go back in session. If you're looking specifically for supplies such as pencils, notebooks, and more, the end of July and the beginning of August are the best times to start looking at deals. Stores will roll out deals for electronics, furniture, and other items around August.
When Do Back-to-School Sales Start in 2021?
Back-to-school sales are well on their way in 2021, with some stores having started as early as the beginning of July—that said, you'll definitely still be able to catch many deals over the next few weeks.
How Long Do Back-to-School Sales Last?
Deals usually last through August and early September. For parents or crafters who want to stock up on supplies, it's helpful to stay vigilant around the middle and end of September. "[Back-to-school sales] last mostly [until] August, and [we] start to see them clearanced out in September," Pe added.
What Stores Have the Best Back-to-School Sales?
Big-box stores such as Walmart and Target feature rotating back-to-school deals each week for standard school supplies—think glues, pens, pencil pouches, and more. Office supply stores such as Staples also offer store-wide promotions on stationery in addition to printing supplies, office chairs, and tech accessories. Students and parents should also look at sales from Apple and Best Buy for electronics, which we'll talk more about later.
What Can I Shop For That's On Sale Now?
We’ve highlighted some stores with the best back-to-school sales we've seen so far, so make sure to bookmark this page as we continue to update it with more deals.