All the best back-to-school sales and deals in 2021 happening now

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  • Right now, retailers across the internet are having back-to-school sales with major discounts.
  • We’ve rounded up all of the best sales to shop for clothing, shoes, tech, and more, for when your child starts school

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While the official start of the school year is still months away, plenty of retailers are taking the opportunity to host back-to-school sales.

To save you the trouble of having to scour the internet, we rounded up the best sales going on right now. From clothes, Apple products, and school supplies to mattresses and dorm room essentials, you’ll find everything you need for back-to-school. And, even if you’re not a student, you’ll likely find great deals on clothes, tech, and more.

For more opportunities to save, check out our round-up of the best sales happening now, and the Amazon deals available.

Here are the best back-to-school sales available in 2021

Best clothing, shoes, and accessory sales

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Adidas: Get 30% off select kids’ clothing when you buy three or more items using promo code READY at checkout.

Banana Republic: Save an extra 50% off sale styles at checkout.

JCPenney: Get 20% off select apparel, shoes, accessories, and more using the promo code COOLBUY6

Macy’s: Get an extra 25% off kids’ and juniors’ clothing now through July 13 using promo code JULY.

Nike: Save up to 40% off shoes and apparel for men, women, and kids. 

Nordstrom: Save on hundreds of apparel and accessories for kids, women, and men during Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale.

Old Navy: Save up to 50% on kids’ clothing right now.

The best deals on computers, electronics, and other school supplies


Apple: Apple’s year-round education pricing includes discounts on Macs and iPads, including $100 off the MacBook Air. Right now, you can get a bonus pair of AirPods with a Mac or iPad purchase.

Best Buy: Save hundreds of dollars on laptops, iPads, and accessories through Best Buy’s Student Deals. 

Dell: Get up to 40% off laptops, monitors, and accessories now until July 21.

HP: Get up to 47% off laptops, monitors, and more.

Office Depot: Save up to 55% off school supplies including backpacks, lunch boxes, and office supplies.

Target: Save money with office and school supplies starting at $0.25.

The best mattresses, bedding, and dorm room essentials deals

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Avocado: Get $100 off green and vegan hybrid mattresses now through July 19, using promo code SLEEPFREE.

Casper: Get 15% off mattresses, pillows, and sheets, plus an additional 10% off anything else and up to 50% final sale products. 

Mattress Firm: Save up to 50% on select mattresses.

Pottery Barn Teen: Save up to 60% on all dorm essentials, including bedding, furniture, and decorations.


Frequently asked questions

When do back-to-school sales start and end?

Although students head back to school in late summer and into fall, sales usually start in July and run through late August or early September. Many retailers have student and teacher discounts year-round though, so you can find discounts around the clock. 

What’s on sale during back-to-school?

Popular items for sale during back-to-school shopping include apparel, technology, school supplies, or dorm supplies for college students. Often, you can find office and school supplies cheaper than $1 during back-to-school shopping. If you are unsure what you or your child may need, take a look at this back-to-school guide for shopping list inspiration.

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