13 Amazing Amazon Prime Day Deals for Back to School
Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to cost a ton. This year, Amazon Prime Day will run for 36 hours, starting July 16 at 3 p.m. ET. There are markdowns on electronics, clothes, backpacks, dorm decor, snacks…basically, everything a student could possibly need!
Shop Amazon’s new back-to-school pageMallmo/Shutterstock
For one-stop shopping, start with Amazon’s new back-to-school page. Deals are grouped by age and range from back-to-school clothes to electronics to backpacks. Children ages 13 to 17 can get their own login on their parents’ accounts and shop using the Amazon App. (Parents have the option to approve an order or set pre-approved spending limits.) Here are other ways to save big on back-to-school shopping.
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College students also have an online hub—Amazon’s new off-to-college page. Finds collected there include dorm essentials, textbooks, PCs, tablets and study supplies (highlighters, folders, printers, and printer ink). There are even “Picks from Peers” for anyone longing to get shopping inspiration from other students. For what to buy for campus life, check out these dorm room essentials every college student needs.
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College students have another way to save: They can snag a free 6-month trial of Prime Student, which serves up deals on laptops, video games, office supplies, and more from hundreds of vendors. Free two-day shipping is included. You also get free streaming of movies and TV shows (for that well-deserved study break) and unlimited photo storage. If you join after the trial, the membership is $6.49 a month. Here are the other Amazon Prime benefits you might not know about.
Get back-to-school clothes up to half offAfrica Studio/Shutterstock
Kids outgrowing everything? Amazon Prime Day is your chance to replenish their wardrobe. Expect major deals on back-to-school fashion. That means not only basics (socks, underwear) but style must-haves (hoodies, mesh shorts, dresses) are up to 50 percent off.
Nab two polos for peanutsvia amazon.com
Boy basic alert! During Amazon Prime Day, the Amazon Essentials Boys’ Two-Pack Performance Polo is slashed to $12.60. Choose from these two-packs: royal blue and gray, red and black, aqua and black, royal blue and white, or lime and white. Find out the other Amazon Prime Day deals you can’t pass up.
Snag Kindle dealsvia amazon.com
Treat the kid who tears through books to their very own Kindle Paperwhite—now $40 off for Prime members. Also worth considering: a three-month trial of Kindle Unlimited, which gives them access to more than one million books for just $1.
Don’t miss this wireless chargervia amazon.com
No more searching for chargers to plug in your child’s devices: As part of Amazon Prime Day Launches—which are exclusives rolled out to Amazon Prime members first—you can buy a $29.99 Squish Wireless Charger 7.5W for iPhone X/8/8 Plus and 10W for Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. You just set the phone down on it and the pad does its thing. Bonus: It comes with a phone stand too.
Do up the dorm for lessvia amazon.com
If you’ve already sent a child off to college, you know that finding XL Twin sheets and comforters to fit dorm beds can be a beast. Well, this task just got easier: AmazonBasics 5-Piece Bed in a Bag available in Twin XL will be 30 percent off on Amazon Prime Day. This cute set comes complete with a comforter, flat and fitted sheets, sham, and pillowcase. Sounds like a dreamy deal. Don’t miss these money-saving hacks to know when shopping Amazon.
Score sporting goodsvia amazon.com
Amazon Prime Day is a total win for the student-athlete. Net discounts on all kinds of equipment, including Schwinn bikes and helmets and Rawlings footballs and baseball mitts. There are even markdowns on Camelbak water bottles. You may want to buy a few—we all know water bottles tend to disappear fast.
Roadtest Mint Mobilevia amazon.com
Ready to set your student up with cell service so they are always reachable? The Mint Mobile Starter Kit lets customers test Mint Mobile (which is on the T-Mobile network) without committing. As part of Amazon Prime Day, it’s just $5 for 100MB of 4G LTE data, 100 text messages, and 100 minutes of talk—good for seven days after activation. The idea is you get to test the service out before deciding whether to go with it. If you do sign on—plans start at $15 a month—the $5 is credited back to you on your first bill. Here’s everything else you need to know about Amazon Prime Day.
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