The 13 Best Deals for Back-to-School Shopping

Tomorrow, August 10th, is known as Back-to-School Saturday. The day where you head out and get all your shopping done before the first day of classes. We've rounded up some of the best deals to make your back to school shopping just a little easier and totally more affordable. Check it out:

1. back to school slide 01 Old Navy


Old Navy

If there is one store that is always on point with school uniforms it has got to be Old Navy. The clothing store giant has school uniforms on sale for as low as $5 for polo’s and $10 for khaki pants. Old Navy is also selling backpacks for $9 and select dresses, tops and hoodies for $5.

This gigantic sale is going on now through Aug 14.

2. back to school slide 03 Sears


The first day of school is just a competition to see who has on the best clothes and the coolest backpacks. Sears has deals that will help you blow everyone else right out of the water. The store has clothes from top brands like Bongo, Levis and Arizona at 50 percent off, and backpacks and messengers bags also for 50 percent off.

Sears is offering 10 percent savings on purchases of $50 or more, and 20 percent on transactions of $100 or more.

3. back to school slide 04 Bed, Bath & Beyond

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Do you have a student that needs help settling into a dorm or off-campus apartment? Bed, Bath & Beyond is the place to go! They have shoe organizers for $15, tabletop ironing boards for $10 and desk lamps for $10.

4. back to school slide 05 Apple



Nowadays one thing we certainly can’t live without is technology, and a company like Apple knows it! If you are a student purchasing a Mac, you can get a $100 App Store gift card. Or if you are buying an iPad or iPhone, you can get a $50 gift card. To get the gift card all you have to do is buy your item from the Apple Online Store for Education, an authorized Apple campus store, or an Apple retail store. Tip: If you shop online, you can get free shipping on orders over $50.

5. back to school slide 06 Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store

If an Apple computer is not your style, then you should think about getting a Windows 8 Touch PC. The Microsoft Store is offering Microsoft Office University 365 for free, along with free shipping when you buy select Windows 8 Touch PCs online.

6. back to school slide 07 Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless

If you are in the market for a new phone, maybe it’s time you take a chance on Verizon Wireless. It is offering 30 percent off select phones with a two-year agreement, plus free two-day shipping on all online orders. The only catch is you have to use a coupon code you can find at RetailMeNot.

7. back to school slide 08 Best Buy

Best Buy

One piece of technology that's a must for students is a graphing calculator. At Best Buy you can find them for as low as $57.  Also while you're there, if you are interested in a new computer they have prices starting around $400.

8. back to school slide 09 Staples



The essential back-to-school supply is of course, paper. Staples is selling loose-leaf paper for one cent with a minimum $5 purchase and a limit of five per customer. They also have composition or one-subject notebooks for as low as 75 cents. These are deals you definitely don't want to miss!

9. back to school slide 02 target


This deal benefits all the artists out there or kids who just love to doodle. During Target’s back-to-school sale, you can get crayons, markers, pens and colored pencils for $1 or less. If you don’t feel like spending that much, reach for Target’s signature brand items which are on sale for 50 cents.

10. back to school slide 10 Office Max

Office Max

A great deal for all the artists out there can be found at Office Max. All Crayola brand art supplies are on sale for buy-two-get-one free. And if you're looking to harness the inner teacher in you, they also have educational games and puzzles for buy-two-get-one free. 

11. back to school slide 11 Office Depot

Office Depot

In order to write on paper you need some sort of writing utensil, right? Well, Office Depot has their signature brand 10 pack pens for just one cent. For those long study nights ahead, they also have Oxford 3x5 index card also for one cent.

12. back to school slide 12 Wal-Mart


The giant of all giant retail stores, Wal-Mart has essential school supplies for really low prices. It has Paper Mate pink erasers, Elmers single glue sticks, and wooden rulers all for the same low price of 25 cents.

13. back to school slide 13 Textbooks


If you're a college student, you know that textbooks can be one of your most expensive purchases. Luckily, there are online stores that can help lower the cost. Bookrenter is currently offering a deal of $10 off $100 or more, plus free shipping.

Another great site for getting deals on textbooks is Campus Book Rentals. CBR will take 8 percent off site-wide purchases and ship everything for free.