Nowadays, August has become more and more synonymous with Back to School. This is the time that means a ton of shopping for all new stuff for your kids, family, and home. And the things you have to get run the gamut of school supplies: stationery, clothes, electronics, and so on. It’s not just about what you shop, but where you shop matters as well. It’s estimated that in 2015, each family in the US spent an average of $630 during their August back to school shopping spree. Because of how much it can total, families like yours naturally seek out the best savings year after year – every dollar matters! We’ve put together a quick list of your favorite retailers and their sales. Interested? Read on!
Of course, you’ll need the basic school supply staples (pardon the pun) – pens, pencils, notepads, etc. Basically, everything your kids need to succeed in today’s fast-paced world. But before you head out, make sure your list has exactly what you need, even if it might not exactly make sense. You wouldn’t want your kid to show up on the first day and have something missing, like erasers. Or staples.
Office Depot. They currently have a huge 60% discount on a bunch of items, but it ends pretty quickly – today!
Staples. They’re offering a 25% discount off their backpacks, certainly a deal worth digging into.
The Paper Store. Their sale prices are a bit more modest, but it’s worth it if you and your family is looking for a bit more style.
Laptops & Electronics
Electronics are becoming more and more prevalent in our schools. Learning tools such as laptops and tablets in particular are becoming more and more standard in younger and younger classrooms. As we know, these kinds of electronics are very pricey and can rack up quite the bill when all is said and done. But these deals are definitely around.
Amazon. One of the best deal-makers on the planet, they have a Back to School deal for just about anything you need, but keep an eye out for the Kindle Fire Kids Edition discounts.
Best Buy. Another electronics retail giant who boasts great deals – $150 off laptops for example. Though their deals center more around the college crowd, you should still be able to find something for your own kids.
Chromebook. A relatively new player to the market, you can find Chromebooks bundled with learning and educational content as low as $150. That’s spectacular.
Clothes & Uniforms
Kids love to show off their new clothes during the first day of school. No doubt they might be pressuring you for those awesome new sneakers, or some totally sweet superhero t-shirts. No matter what though, clothes can definitely rack up in cost, especially if your kid loves to go for the brand names. Luckily, department stores run some flexible discounts and deals.
JC Penney. They often love to do flat discounts, and 25% off all purchases above $100 is a serious deal indeed.
Macy’s. They too have a 25% off discount across the board for any purchase above $75, but it’s limited to just this week. So get to the stores ASAP!
Kohls. Unlike the other department stores, discounts start at 10%, but vary depending on what you’re buying. Clothes, bags, and furniture all have different discount levels.
The last stop for all of your shopping should probably be at any of the big mega marts. At those places, you could pick up any of the other things you couldn’t find anywhere else (or if their deals weren’t that great). These mega marts have everything you need: stationery, clothes, and even electronics. Even better: once you’re done with the back to school shopping, you could stock up on home goods as well.
Walmart. The mart to end all marts. They often have great deals across the board, and you’ll find deals all over the place!
Target. Would you like a flat 30% off clothes and uniforms? If so, Target is definitely the place for amazing, flexible deals.