It is the start of fall and school bells are ringing again. Yep, it is the back-to-school season and time to get prepared for the next school year. Many stores are releasing brand new supplies and other stuff you need for school. It is a good idea to shop for everything for the entire school year so you can save a decent amount of money as well.
If you do your homework and know where to find what exactly you are looking for, you can get your hands on the best stuff before all the frantic students and parents get everything. To make things easier for you, here we have an exhaustive list of stores bifurcated by the category of stuff they have the best deals for.
Here are the top picks for best back-to-school merchandise:
When it comes to saving money on literally anything, Walmart comes to mind. You can find virtually all your school supplies in one place and at incredibly low prices. While Walmart is everywhere, you can browse their catalog online faster and apply coupons. You can either choose to get it shipped right at your doorstep or pick your order at a store. Can it get any more convenient?
Amazon is hot with back-to-school deals right now. You can find so many things, some you probably do not even remember to have on your list. For those going to college, Amazon has even better offers. You can start Amazon Prime membership at half off. They have book rentals too which can save you so much money considering college textbooks are super expensive.
Thinking of buying pencils or notebooks in bulk? Boxed may just be the best place to get your school supplies in bulk. Boxed has great prices and discounts on the essentials for students in their Office & School category. You may find other things of interest too at this store such as groceries and toiletries. They send you reminders to restock the supplies. When you are busy with school and the extracurricular, it is nice to have all the essentials in bulk and restocked on time.
Apparel, Shoes, and Accessories
While you can also find school supplies at Target, they are best known for their deals on apparel and shoes. You need to refresh your closet and add up all the clothing items and shoes you will need. At Target, you can also save money on accessories such as backpacks or watches. If you shop online you can save 15% right away.
Old Navy is another great store for buying quality clothing. This back-to-school season the store is giving a 50% discount on dress shirts, t-shirts, hoodies, and jeans. Hurry up and stack up all the shirts and hoodies you are going to need for this school year!
Yes, this is a little pricey brand but with coupon codes, you can save some bucks and get yourself some quality clothes that will easily last the whole year. They are giving up to 60% off on the Labor Day weekend. It is also a great place to buy shoes as they have a great collection of sneakers.
Want some sunglasses that celebrities wear? Prive Reveux is the place to buy some kickass shades at very low prices. They deliver all orders for free within the US.
ASOS is basically the retail heaven for students with trendy clothes and shoes. It is specifically a great store to buy all your shoes and they have brands such as Reebok, Adidas, Vans, Converse, and Fila. You can save 20% sitewide on Labor Day.
Whether you need to upgrade your phone or get a new computer, Best Buy is the best store. They have the latest tech gear from the best of companies. They also have amazing deals and discounts specifically for students all year round. You can save even more during the back-to-school season, especially during Labor Day weekend.
If you are looking for a Windows computer, Microsoft offers special discounts to staff and students. You can save 10% easily on any computer of your choice.
One of the biggest expenses, especially for college students, is textbooks. One way students can save money on textbooks is by renting them instead of buying. CampusBookRentals is a fantastic place to rent your textbooks for the semester at affordable rates.
Textbooks Dot Com
The great thing about Textbooks Dotcom is that it has an extensive collection of textbooks (10 million books) so you will most likely find the book you are looking for. It is pretty straightforward and easy to use but what is even better is that you can save up to 90%.
If you want to make your room a little more you with funky wall art and décor, Society6 is your answer. It has some of the coolest wall art, décor, bedding, and stationary. You can also find amazing iPhone covers, tablet covers, and backpacks. Society6 is a marketplace for artists so you also help the artist community with your purchases. Students get a 20% discount and free shipping. How awesome is that?
For all your dormitory essentials and furnishings, Dormify is the best store. You get 15% off on your first order and get free shipping orders over $75. They have some great options for bedding and storage.
These are all the stores you will need to complete your back-to-school list. The common two common things in all these stores are great customer service and big discounts. Even if you have not shopped during summer, you can still grab some decent stuff at low prices. Some even have express shipping options that can guarantee delivery the very next day. So are you excited to start school again?