The best back to school sales & deals in 2021

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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.

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While there is still time for students to soak up the summer sun, plenty of retailers are taking the opportunity to host back-to-school sales.

To save you the trouble of having to scour the internet for deals, we rounded up the best back to school sales in 2021 that are happening right now. From clothes, Apple products, and school supplies to mattresses and dorm room essentials, you’ll find everything you need for heading back to school. And, even if you’re not a student, you’ll likely find great deals on clothes, tech, and more. We’ll continue to update the best back-to-school deals here as they come up.

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 deals available in 2021

Best back to school clothing, shoes, and accessory sales

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Adidas: Save $30 when you spend $100 using the promo code FRESH through July 23.

American Eagle: Get 30% off shorts and up to 70% off shirts, jeans, and more. 

Banana Republic: Save an extra 75% off sale styles at checkout.

JCPenney: Save up to 40% off apparel, furniture, and more. 

Kohl’s: Get 15% off your purchase using promo code TAKE15 through July 25.

Macy’s: Save on clothes, shoes, and accessories. 

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 75% on sale styles now. 

The best back to school tech deals on laptops, tablets, and more

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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 Outlet: Save up to $250 on laptops through July 26.

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

Lenovo: Save up to 55% on laptops and accessories. 

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 back to school deals on mattress, bedding, and dorm room essentials

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Avocado: Get $100 off latex mattresses now through August 9, using promo code SUMMEROFAVO.

Bed Bath & Beyond: Save 20% when you sign up as a college student. 

Casper: Get up to 50% off sale mattresses, pillows, and bedding.

Container Store: Get 15% off as a college student or parent.

Dormify: Get 20% off sitewide using promo code BACK2SCHOOL.

JCPenny: Get up to 40% off select dorm essentials using promo code 4BASICS

Macy’s: Save up to 60% on bedding. 

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

Overstock: Save on college dorm room essentials, including decorations, bedding, and more. 

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

FAQs

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 for back-to-school shopping?

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 July and August. 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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