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Whether you’re attending physical classes again or continuing virtual learning, the school year is just about to begin. We’ve collected the best deals we could find to make sure you’re adequately prepared for a fresh set of classes, or adjusting to life in a dorm.
The discounts below will ensure you can get the right computer, gadgets, appliances, decor and other gear to start your academic year off on the right foot. Even if you’re not headed back to school, August is a great month to snag a deal on popular electronics, home goods and gadgets.
We’ll continue to update this list as older deals expire and new ones get released, so check back here for the latest information on the 2021 back to school sales.
DEAL OF THE DAY
We consider the MacBook Air the gold standard for Apple laptops, and it’s currently available for $100 off.
This model comes with Apple’s powerful M1 chip that enhances battery life and performance, 8GB (gigabytes) of memory, 256GB of storage and a 13.3-inch high resolution “Retina” display. These specs are more than good enough for writing papers, creating presentations, streaming videos in HD or 4K, or light image, music or video editing.
The computer has a 720P webcam, so you can video chat without plugging in an external one, and a Thunderbolt port, which allows you to plug in accessories like an external monitor. All of this power comes in a laptop that weighs 2.8 pounds.
If you need a college laptop that’s going to last longer than your four years of school, this is a great pick.
Note: If you know you need even more power, you can save $200 on a 16-inch MacBook Pro. It’s available for $2,285 on Amazon.
BEST OF THE REST
Get up to $25 off posters, canvas art and prints of musicians, movie stars, athletes, films and TV shows. Most are available in several sizes, and all are suitable for framing. See the deals here.
Amazon has marked down the company’s Solo Pro noise-cancelling headphones by $112. They have a battery life of 22 hours, support Bluetooth with Apple’s custom H1 chip, and come in a variety of colors. See the deals here.
BED BATH & BEYOND
Dorm rooms don’t allow many appliances, but you can get 20% off on your whole purchase of essentials like a coffee maker, microwave and more at Bed Bath & Beyond when you sign up as a college student. See the deals here.
The big-box retailer is throwing a huge sale on gear from every category, but its $200 discount on HP’s 14-inch Chromebook stands out. It’s a well-balanced machine students will appreciate, and its touchscreen gives it tablet-like functionality. See the deals here.
Students can get a 15% site-wide discount by signing up for a UNiDAYS account. Casetify regularly collaborates with well-known brands to create limited-time drops (currently it’s a Basquiat collection) you have to be quick to catch. See the deals here.
FRANK & OAK
Save hundreds of dollars across the computer company’s portfolio of laptops, desktops, monitors and printers. See the deals here.
Shopping the store’s sale section can save you up to 60% off on headphones, speakers, gaming headsets, loudspeakers and soundbars. See the deals here.
The store is hosting a Back to School sale with up to 25% off select styles for boys aged 4 through 20 and girls ages 4 through 16 with the promo code SHOP4BTS. See the deals here.
The mattress company is offering a 15% discount on mattresses and sleep bundles. This includes a $195 price cut to its signature mattress, which uses three layers of premium foam that will keep you from getting too hot at night. See the deals here.
The computer accessory maker is refreshing an assortment of gear; the focus now is on keyboards and mice. See the deals here.
Macy’s is your one-stop shop to save up to 50% on back-to-school gear from new fits, to backpacks and accessories. See the deals here.
Microsoft has knocked up to $200 off the price of its Surface Pro 7 tablet. The tablet is available in a few configurations, but the base model is your best bet unless you do resource-heavy tasks like video editing. See the deals here.
THE NORTH FACE
Students can save 10% on the brand’s best-selling backpacks, bags and gear by signing up on their website. See the deals here.
Get back to school savings on everything you’ll need to start the year fresh, like new shoes, clothing and backpacks from Nike. Right now, the site is offering a ton of new markdowns that get you up to 40% off more than 2000 new styles.
Nike Members always get free shipping and first access to new Nike products and deals (sign up here for free). Non-members get free shipping with purchases over $150 – no promo code required. See the deals here.
Every high school student needs a graphic calculator, and you can get a $35 discount on the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE at OfficeMax. See the deals here.
The audio company’s Mini Home Theater Surround Sound Bar is $60 off on Amazon right now. It has built-in Google Home connectivity, so you can listen to music from Spotify and turn your dorm room into party central. See the deals here.
The well-known gaming PC company has knocked hundreds of dollars off the price of three of its high-powered laptops. Though they’re made for gaming, the computers have plenty of power for getting schoolwork done. See the deals here.
Redbubble has thousands of different designs for dorm room essentials like posters, throw pillows and duvets to help transform your college living space into a place you’ll actually want to spend time with your friends. See the deals here.
If you’re still doing virtual schooling, Satechi can help elevate your work from home setup with 20% off charging stations, desk stands, and more with promo code BK2SCHOOL20 until August 22nd. See the deals here.
The store’s Back to School section is full of discounts on necessities like folders, binders, pens, glue sticks, scissors and more. See the deals here.
The store has discounted hundreds of stationery items (and face masks) in its Ready for School section. There’s even a School list assist feature, which lets you look up your child’s classes and find the exact items they need. See the deals here.
Students can save 15% on all of Urbanears’ headphones, speakers and accessories by signing up for the company’s student discount. See the deals here.
Need a new smartphone for the school year? Verizon is offering some of the hottest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models, with a discount if you trade in your old phone. See the deals here.
The store offers discounts on thousands of bedding sets, organizational tools, bathroom essentials, furniture and everything else you would need for dorm in all sizes, colors, patterns and styles. See the deals here.
Save at least 30% on wireless charging accessories, Bluetooth speakers, screen protectors, wireless headphones and keyboard cases. See the deals here.