TOP 10 SITES WITH INCREDIBLE BACK TO SCHOOL SALES (2019)
It’s never a good idea to wait till the last moment to find a back to school sale.
It’ll save you a ton of headache and stress to start shopping for school supplies early enough.
Also you can beat the crowds and avoid the cluttered stores by doing your shopping online.
That’s typically where you’ll find some incredible sales.
So if you need a back to school sale, this compilation has got you covered with a list of my top 10 websites where you can find some of the best deals and discounts.
Let’s take a look at which ones they are.
1 - Amazon
Amazon definitely tops the list.
There is always some kind of promotion going on and so many different ways to save some money.
This year Amazon officially begun the back to school sale campaigns with its exclusive Prime Day deals (July 15th & 16th).
Definitely a lot of bargain options available for you and with FREE 2 day shipping for prime members, that can add up to quite a bit of money going back to your pocket.
If you missed Prime Day, don’t worry. Amazon still plans on featuring a lot of great deals.
Take advantage of them now before they’re gone.
Click here to find out the current back to school deals on Amazon.
2 - Barnes and Noble
The cost of textbooks can do some serious damage to your bank account.
So you’re looking so find some textbooks at a much more affordable price then Barnes and Noble is the place to go.
You can also find discounts on other back to school necessities such as study guides, workbooks, test prep, backpacks, etc.
You can sign up to be a member and receive bigger discounts both online and in-store.
As a member you’ll also get FREE express shipping on all your orders.
Click here for the current back to school sale on B&N.
3 - Target
Target typically launches their back to school deals right after their summer sale is over.
Perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of discounts on all those school items – stationery, clothing, shoes, backpacks, etc.
If you’re shopping online, you get FREE shipping on all items over $35.
Target still offers price matching so it’s a good idea for you to compare prices so you can save some money.
Also be sure to check out their weekly ads for more specials because they sometimes run special promotions with free gift cards.
They also run a Teacher Prep Event which provides teachers with a discount on all necessary school supplies. – Currently only available in the U.S. (Click here to check the dates).
4 - Walmart
No one does back to school sales like Walmart.
Hate them or love them, Walmart does offer some of the steepest discounts you’ll find at this time of the year.
They typically do a huge selection of rollbacks vs the typical weekly ads.
That means you need to get your supplies quickly before the best items run out.
Walmart also offers FREE shipping on all orders over $35 or you can take advantage of the in-store Pickup.
5 - Office Depot/Office Max
Office Depot offers some incredible savings for stationery.
If you catch the sales early, you can find a lot of deals under $1.
Most of the back to school sales are found online rather than in-store.
You also get FREE next day shipping on qualifying orders $45 and over.
That said, I recommend you also keep an eye on the weekly ads to see what deals you might find in the store.
6 - Staples
Besides it being another excellent option to find some great deals on stationery, Staples also offers some big savings on electronics.
Here’s a really sweet deal from Staples: Buy a backpack and get 25% off all your school supplies.
Basically 25% off everything you can fit in the backpack with some obvious exceptions.
You can also get an additional 20% off if you join their newsletter.
Staples also offers Classroom Rewards which gives 5% of your purchase back to your favorite teacher.
Such a neat and easy way to show appreciation to all the teachers for their hard work.
If you’re shopping online you get FREE shipping on all orders over $49.99 or you could always make use of the free 1 hour pick up in store.
7 - Best Buy
Best Buy is the place to get deals on the latest tech and gadgets.
Need a new desktop, laptop, or tablet, then Best Buy has got you covered.
They usually slash some of their prices to keep up with the other major retailers.
If you’re a college student or have someone enrolled in college, you can sign up for student deals and get offers sent directly to you.
Expect to see some good back to school deals from Best Buy.
Also keep check out their Weekly ads to find potential Deals of the day and other offers to take advantage of.
8 - MACY'S
Macy’s always has some great deals going on and some of their best ones are usually right around the back to school period.
Perfect opportunity to stock up on some outfits and accessories that’ll have the kids looking nice on the first day of school and all year round.
While you’re at it, you might even score some deals for yourself.
9 - BURLINGTON
Burlington definitely has some amazing back to school deals.
Sometimes you’re able to get up to 60% retail prices. That’s huge!
Makes it another excellent option for you to get some clothing and accessories.
Whether the kids are in Kinder or College, there’s something on sale for everyone.
You don’t want to wait till the last minute on this one because there will definitely be a lot of people shopping for those bargain prices.
10 - ACADEMY
Academy isn’t just about sporting goods.
There are tons of other apparel and footwear options that will be great for anyone returning to school.
You can also shop for other essential supplies such as backpacks, lunch boxes & water bottles, uniforms and so much more.
If you’re ordering online you get FREE shipping on most orders over $25 and also get free returns.
Academy also runs weekly ad specials and that tends to be where you’ll find bigger discounts.
11 - FINISH LINE
The Finish line back to school sale offers deals on gear, backpacks, clothing and obviously shoes.
With some of the latest styles and trends available, you can definitely have everyone looking stylish.
Be sure to also join their Winner’s Circle Rewards Program for some more exclusive deals.
12 - FOOT LOCKER
Foot locker also runs some excellent back to school sales on all their footwear, accessories and apparel.
Be sure check out their sales section where you can find some awesome deals.
Tax Free Holidays by State - 2019
Tax free weekend is another opportunity for you to get some more savings on your back to school shopping.
It presents a chance for you to save more money on clothes and school supplies.
Not all states currently hold tax-free weekend so take a look at the list below to see if your state or a neighboring one is participating:
1. Alabama (July 19 – 21)
2. Arkansas (Aug 3- 4)
3. Connecticut (Aug 18 – 24)
4. Florida (Aug 2 – 6)
5. Iowa (Aug 2 – 3)
6. Maryland (Aug 11 – 17)
7. Massachusetts (Aug 17 – 18)
8. Mississippi (July 26 – 27)
9. Missouri (Aug 2 – 4)
10. New Mexico (Aug 2 – 4)
11. Ohio (Aug 2 – 4)
12. Oklahoma (Aug 2 – 4)
12. South Carolina (Aug 2 – 4)
14. Tennessee (July 26 – 28)
15. Texas (Aug 9 – 11)
16. Virginia (Aug 2 – 4)
P.S. Even if you don’t leave in those states, you can still visit and purchase tax-free eligible items.
Also online purchases don’t count as part of the tax-free holidays.
Enjoy your back to school sale but even more importantly enjoy the return of the school year! 🙂