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The best back-to-school sales & deals available now!

The best back-to-school sales & deals available now!
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Although it may be hard to imagine just what school will look like this year, you can still stock up and save on back-to-school essentials on a budget. Parents of K-12 students can expect to find deals on notebooks, pencils and supplies for digital learning. We’re also seeing discounts on Chromebooks and MacBooks for college students and distance learning.

Regardless of whether your child will be learning at home or attending school this year, the deals and sales below will help you save on your back-to-school supplies! We will add to this list as more deals and sales become available. Note, these deals could change at any time.

Save with these deals on school essentials

3-pack of Staples 1-subject notebooks for $0.75

These 1-subject notebooks are college ruled and have 100 sheets per notebook.

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Tru Red 100-page composition notebook for $0.50

These notebooks are wide ruled making them great to write big legible letters. Compare to an 80-page composition notebook at Target for the same price.

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Assorted Creatology kids lap trays for $5.99

Use code 20MADEBYYOU to get this discount. Compare to $20.43 for a similar product at The Home Depot. Note that this item is only available in store where stock permits.

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Backpacks for $5 

Five Below has a variety of backpacks in almost every color you could imagine! Shipping adds just $5 on all online orders.

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24-count Crayola crayons for $0.50

Target normally sells these crayons for $1.39 so you’ll save nearly $1!

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Crayola 12-count colored pencil set in assorted colors for $0.97

Compare to $1.25 at Office Depot/Office Max.

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6 month free trial of Amazon Prime for students

This is a great offer for college students that need to rent textbooks and have supplies delivered. With this deal you’ll get a 6-month free trial and 50% off the cost of a Prime membership thereafter. With Amazon Prime, you get free delivery, unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, exclusive deals and promotions just for students and more.

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Pen + Gear school & office supplies from 15 cents at Walmart

Chromebooks for $200 or less

With many students learning from home this year, laptops and Chromebooks have become essential. Luckily, there are a few options out there that won’t break the bank. Note, these deals could change at any time.

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Back-to-school clothing from $5

Target has a variety of wallet-friendly school clothing items including polos, khakis, pants and shorts. You can even shop based on your school’s colors.

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School supplies from $0.50 at Big Lots

Big Lots is a great one-stop-shop for school supplies. Items start at just $0.50 with savings on folders, highlighters, pencil pouches and more. In addition to school supplies, the store also has dorm room deals and classroom organization items on sale right now.

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Calculators for $1

Dollar Tree offers bargain prices for both scientific and 8-digit calculators. Get the pictured scientific calculators for just $1 each in-store or $3.31 each when you buy a 4-pack online. Similar calculators are selling for $7.47 each at Walmart.

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School uniform items from $5 at Old Navy

Old Navy is another great place to shop for uniform essentials. You’ll find deals starting at just $5 plus an extra 20% off with code SWEET. You can buy online and pick up at a store near you or get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

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