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21 Back-to-School Sales You Won’t Want to Miss

Back-to-school sales are officially in full swing, and you're about to save some serious cash with these deals. You can put it away for their college degrees and thank us later.


Take 50 percent off popular children’s fashion finds

Load up on leggings, score jeans in 25 washes, graphic tees for every taste, and even pajamas in baby sizes through 14 at 50 percent off at the OshKosh B’gosh sale running through the brand’s entire website from July 23 through August 5. If you’re late to that party, don’t worry all denim will be buy-one-get-two free (gasp!) from August 6 through 22.

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Take 25 percent off backpacks

Head to the week of August 4 to save 25 percent on all character backpacks and lunch bags, or score the same discount on teen-friendly High Sierra backpacks and lunch bags the following week. Staples will offer discounts on reusable water bottles with backpack purchases the week of August 18, too. Here are some of the cutest back-to-school products you’ll want to snag for yourself, too.

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Take $20 off + 30 percent off kid-approved B2S clothes

From now through August 31, use code RDKIDPIK at checkout when shopping to get $20 off any purchase of $40 or more, and feel free to combine that code with their already-running 30 percent off deals. School-age girls will take a fun style quiz, and you’ll add size and shipping info to receive a box of hand-picked school clothes your kid has already said they’ll wear without complaints. Saving time and hassle in the morning is a free gift with purchase.

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Discounts and freebies galore at Justice

Girls and lovers of all things bright, happy, and sequined will flip (see what we did there?) for the back-to-school sales happening at Justice through August. Freebies such as art binders, headphones, and lip gloss key chains will be doled out to everyone making qualifying purchases from now through August 31.

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You won’t lose sleep at college with this deal

You’ll rest better on one of our favorite sleep products on Amazon, especially since Sleepyhead Memory Foam Mattress Toppers are currently marked down by 10 percent with the added bonus of free shipping. You can use the extra money to pick up a snuggly blanket because you’re finally going to have a nap-worthy dorm room bed. You won’t want to waste your money on these back-to-school supplies.

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Take 20 percent off brag-worthy timepieces

Send your grad off to college or for an advanced degree with the watch of his or her dreams thanks to Jack Mason offering 20 percent off site-wide through August (only limited edition pieces will be excluded) with code RDWATCH at checkout. Classic diving watches, on-trend leather-strapped timepieces, and other popular varieties will be marked down for back-to-school.

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BOGO hair accessories

If you have a chance to make it over to your local Walgreens, you’ll find a variety of Goody hair accessories including elastics and snap clips discounted to buy-one-get-one. If you can’t make it there, Goody Classics Stay Tight Barrettes are marked down to less than $2 per package, and they’re definitely one of the best Amazon products you’ll use every day to get through the school year.

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Must-have headphones are discounted right now

It’s no secret that great headphones are some of the most-wanted tech gifts out there. That’s why this freshly-discounted price on BuddyPhones, wireless volume-limiting youth headphones that come in great colors and styles, is one of our favorite back to school sales. They’ll be less than $40 on Amazon through August, which means you’ll be able to tackle your school shopping list from anywhere you have Internet access.

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Fill your pockets with more to spend

Shh, here’s a secret—you can use this Bloomingdale’s Shop for Good offer on anything, not just back to school items. Load up your shopping cart from August 6 through 11 with anything from jeans to cutlery and earn store gift cards depending on how much you spend. Purchases as low as $150 will be treated to store gift cards valued at $25.

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Amazon is updating their best B2S deals hourly

Forget playing video games on your phone, because updating the Happy School Year page on Amazon is handheld entertainment that can score you major savings on must-buy items like pens, pencils, and other things your school probably demands.

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Take up to 40 percent off more mature fashions

Style-obsessed teens and young adults will fawn over this year’s sale selection on Load her cart up with designer leggings, jeans, tees, dresses, sweaters, and outerwear for 40 percent off (or even more).

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Even orthodontic appliances are discounted

Goodbye, expensive braces. Hello, discounted invisible aligners. SmileDirectClub is offering $100 off aligners and 50 percent off impression kits through August. You can also treat yourself to 25 percent off teeth whitening kits with code BLISS at checkout through August 14, or 30 percent off during the second half of the month using code BTS2019.

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Save at least 20 percent on all the back to school basics

Marble notebooks at a discount? Check. Lysol wipes for gym lockers? Check. Healthier snacks like GoGo Squeez applesauce? Check. Just about everything you’d buy for back to school at your local warehouse-style store can be found on’s back-to-school sale page, but cheaper, and shipped directly to your door. Let someone else fight over parking spots this year.

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Sales are Old Navy are too good to miss

Scoop up denim, uniforms, dresses, underpinnings, outerwear, and just about everything else you’d want for the school year at major discounts all through August. The store’s famous Back-to-School Sale will run August 4 through 11 and will feature up to 60 percent off all kids and baby offerings, $2 flip-flops, $4 youth leggings, and dresses as low as $8 each. Their pre-Labor Day sale offerings start August 22, boasting 30 percent off all jeans, 40 percent off all dresses, and 50 percent off all tees. Get your credit card ready.

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Stock up on skincare favorites

Cult-favorite beauty brands like C’est Moi will offer their entire line of clean ingredients-only makeup and skincare products 15 percent off from August 15 through September 2 on Amazon. The line is vegan, cruelty-free, hypo-allergenic, and free of synthetic fragrances, parabens, and other potentially toxic ingredients—perfect for teens, adults, and everyone in between.

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Grab a new phone now

Buy a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone and receive 10 percent off the Galaxy Watch from now through October 26. You could treat the teen or college student to this deal, but we think it’s OK to take advantage of it for yourself. You deserve it.

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The healthiest buy-one-get-one-50 percent-off

Load up on Zarbee’s vitamins, chewable supplements, and other back-to-school health gear now through August 24 at Walgreens while they’re steeply discounted. The brand’s Mix & Match deal is a dream come true for gummy-loving kids prone to needing some immune system boosts through the school year. Here are more vitamins that pediatricians give their own kids.

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For the sparkliest students

If she has access to TV or YouTube, chances are she’s seen and dreamed of Blinger, the glitzy handheld device that dispenses gems just about anywhere she may want them. She can add sparkles to her binders, notebooks, backpack, braids, or headbands that comb right off by the end of the day. With the promo code 10BLINGBACK from August 16 through 19, you can treat yourself to the Blinger Deluxe Set for 10 percent off on Amazon.

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Money-back on your favorite jeans

Score $10 in ‘Kut cash’ on any Kut From The Kloth order over $50 August 9 through 18. Go with their new Connie ankle-cut style with exposed buttons, or peruse the sale and clearance listings for major deals on other styles.

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Backpacks for more mature minds

School year deals don’t have to start and end with little kid-themed backpacks. This Fjallraven Kanken No. 2 Laptop Backpack is great for every day, college classes, lighter days at the desk, and everyone’s 15″ or smaller laptop. Find an extended color range, free shipping, and other goodies from this favorite European brand through August. Learn the best way to organize your kid’s backpack.

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Tax-free school shopping in certain states

Carter’s Back-to-School sale will boast up to 50 percent off the entire store and online from August 2 through 5, and tax-free shopping in select states. Back-to-school favorites will be marked down by 50 percent through August 22, including tees, leggings, and casual dresses. Now,  make sure your kids are as healthy as can be with this back-to-school health checklist.

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Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at, Bravo,, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.