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Our 2020 Roundup of Back to School Deals and Sales to Shop Early

It's a great time to shop for everyone with up to 60% off on BTS fashion, supplies and also tech.

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Back to school season might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t get you off the hook for buying much-needed supplies. Whether you have a child heading to kindergarten or college this year, we’ve rounded up the best back to school sales and deals on fashion, supplies and tech being offered online now. Plus, don’t miss out on the latest Sam’s Club ‘free’ membership offer (deal #7 below) for savings you can use all year round!


1. Save Up to 25% on Full-Price and On-Sale Items Sitewide at adidas

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Looking for some new shoes, comfortable clothing or cool sports gear and accessories to start fall fresh? The new limited-time adidas buy more, save more sale earns an A+ for making revamping back-to-school wardrobes both easy and affordable.

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The adidas buy more, save more sale isn’t on just a few of the brand’s most popular staples, either. Instead, adidas is going all out and putting almost everything on sale sitewide. That means hundreds of adidas favorites are marked down right now through August 14. To take advantage of this incredible deal on all eligible items, just enter the promo code SAVINGS at checkout and automatically receive 15% off your purchase, or 25% off when you spend a total of $120 and up.

Shipping is free on orders totaling over $49 and adidas offers 60-day returns, so you really can’t fail with this limited-time deal.

Ahead are just a few of the great selections available during the adidas buy more, save more sale that’s guaranteed to keep your back-to-school style one-hundred percent on point. Plus see more deals and savings in our full article outlining the sale here.


2. Exclusive Back-to-School Savings at Best Buy Create the Perfect College Tech Set-Up

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Save up to $100 on select Chromebooks & Get Jabra Elite 65T True Wireless Headphones for $20 With Select Chromebook Purchases

Chromebooks are already among the best affordable laptops for students to purchase, but this promotion from Best Buy makes them an even more compelling choice. Not only are several laptop models receiving discounts, but for an additional $20 you can pick up new Jabra Elite wireless headphones (which normally retail for $120).

There’s not a better pair of headphones available at this price point, and they’re the perfect fit for listening to lo-fi music during a late-night study session. In fact, several reviewers claim the Jabra Elites go toe-to-toe with the renowned Airpods – something you’ll never say about another pair of $20 earbuds.

In order to qualify for this great promotion, you’ll need to have a My Best Buy membership and be enrolled in at least one college course or have a child that is currently a student. You’ll also need to purchase a Chromebook that costs at least $299, but we wouldn’t recommend spending much less than that on a laptop anyway – a good laptop is one of the best investments a college student can make.

A complete selection of Chromebooks can be found on Best Buy’s official website, but we’ve also handpicked some of our favorites:

Promotions valid until August 30, so make sure to check out the selection before its gone.

Add TCL Smart TVs from Best Buy for Just $129.99 (Includes Roku)

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College students looking for an affordable way to deck out their dorms should also take a look at the collection of TCL Smart TVs available at Best Buy. Consistently among the highest-rated TVs on the market, these are perfect for gaming, streaming Netflix and Disney+, or even watching a remote lecture on a larger screen. TCL products are constantly going on sale, but pickings are slim during this time of year, making Best Buy’s selection all the more enticing.

Most of TCL’s catalog is comprised of Roku TVs, allowing you direct access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other top streaming services. TCL is known for its quality, meaning a college student who picks up a TV this year can easily make it last all the way to graduation. But, the deal gets even better since there doesn’t seem to be any student restrictions on these savings which means anyone can pick up a high-quality smart TV regardless of enrollment status.

Slick Tip: Students save even more by logging into their My Best Buy account and confirming their student status. Must be logged in to see student discount prices.

At $129, you’ll be getting this TCL 32” Roku TV for close to the lowest price we’ve seen in recent memory. If you’re looking for something slightly larger, you can still find it at a solid price:


3. Use Staples to Create Organized Systems for School Work and Home Offices

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Whether you need to set up a classroom environment at home or carve out a work station for yourself, it all starts with the right equipment and with systems to keep everyone organized. Not only does Staples have quality desks, chairs, and must-haves to set everyone up at home, it offers everyday free delivery with no minimums on all the back to school items students need –whether they’re at home or preparing to head off to school.

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With Staples Instant Savings, everyday low prices, and thousands of items offered for free Next-Day delivery (again, no minimums), Staples.com is making back to school prep work even easier. Plus, teachers earn 20% back (through 9/19/20) in rewards on every purchase parents make, so your spending goes even further making sure students have the supplies they need in the classroom as well. Ahead are just a few of the back to school deals to keep the entire family working smarter this Fall.

Discover even more great deals to stock up on now, from backpacks to tech and binders, and take advantage of Staples limited-time fast free express shipping as well.


4. Take Advantage of Office Depot’s ‘School List with a Click‘ Sale

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Before you dive into the deals, you need to create a list, and lucky for you, Office Depot has done most of the legwork for you. Just click Find Your School and search by zip code. Once you find your school, you can select your child’s class, and a list of supplies will pop up.

The best thing about this service is that you can instantly see which items are on sale. For example, notebooks are on sale for $0.35 each, a savings of $5.28 on two.

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Slick Tip: Once you add all needed items and all sale items for one student to your cart, you can move on to another student or checkout. Instead of spending money on shipping, choose free store pickup, which includes 1-hour pickup and curbside pickup.


5. BOGO 50% Off Vitamins and Supplements at CVS for a Healthier School Year

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CVS is always there for you when you need to make a quick trip for school supplies, cold and flu treatments, or convenient back-to-school snacks. This year, CVS is running a Buy 1, Get 1 50% off back-to-school sale on select top brand vitamins and supplements to keep you and your kids healthy this school year.

Get 50% off select vitamins when you buy one product at full price, including the ever-popular Flintstones Complete Children’s Multivitamin Supplement Gummies (Reg. Price: $8.99 for 70 ct. or $21.99 for 180 ct.). In addition, L’il Critters Immune C Plus Zinc & Echinacea Gummy Bears (Reg. Price: $17.99 for 190 ct.) are also on sake for the BOGO deal and are perfect for winter to maintain strong immune systems in little ones with no high-fructose corn syrup or synthetic dyes added. This CVS BOGO sale starts August 9, just in time to be fully stocked up on multi-vitamins for the entire family before the start of the school year.

It’s more important than ever to keep everyone’s immune system humming at an optimal level — something you can support by making sure your little ones get the full recommended serving of essential vitamins and minerals each day with gummy vitamins they’re sure to love. If your little ones don’t like swallowing pills, both the Flintstone gummy vitamins and L’il Critters echinacea gummies offer full doses of essential nutrients in easy-to-eat, fruity flavors for vitamin supplements to fill in gaps in the diet of young eaters.

Slick Tip: Everyone who shops CVS gets free 1-to-4-day shipping with any order of $35 or more, but if you’re a CarePass member, you get free shipping with just one eligible item in your cart. So make sure to look for the CarePass logo while shopping!


6. Take up to 63% off Laptops and Accessories at Lenovo

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Lenovo is here to make sure your tech setup is prepared to handle anything a remote school year can throw at you. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly but reliable laptop for your little one to grow up with or a gaming-ready powerhouse to take off to college, the device you’re looking for is available at a discount right now.

Check Out the Lenovo Sale

While the full sale features almost 50 products, some of the best deals are labeled “Doorbusters,” which in the digital age means they’re likely to sell out fast. If you’re eyeing anything Doorbuster products, it’s in your best interest to make up your mind quickly, as there’s no telling how long these offers will be available for. On top of the advertised discounts, purchasing any of the sale laptops gives you access to an additional 20% off warranties for your new device.

Slick Tip: Students and teachers get an additional 8% off site-wide, just verify your identity using  ID.me during the checkout process to receive your discount. Plus, Lenovo offers weekly specials and deals to students, teachers, anyone over 50 and military or medical professionals, so make sure you check back regularly for new offers.

Here are a few noteworthy selections from the sale:


7. Just in Time for Back to School, Sam’s Club is ‘Free’ Again!

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Sam’s Club just brought back their popular ‘free’ membership deal for anyone looking to really stretch their budgets this year. When you join Sam’s Club (as a new member) and pay the $45 Basic annual fee, you’ll receive a $45 Gift Card to use at Sam’s right away. You can sign up for the deal now, and check our full overview of this deal and how the savings at Sam’s stacks up to other big box stores for your family and school year essentials.

See ‘Free’ Deal on Sam’s Club


8. Save up to 40% on North Face Backpacks at Moosejaw

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Now until August 24th, save up to 40% on select backpacks at Moosejaw. Additionally, save up to 40% on winter essentials from the summer clearance section. Enjoy free shipping on orders over $49.

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9. Free AirPods with a Mac or iPad Purchase at Apple

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Save up to $100 – $200 on an eligible iPad or Mac purchase, and get a free pair of AirPods. Additionally, save 20 percent off AppleCare+ on any Apple purchase. Eligible iPads for this promotion start at $479.

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Slick Tip: Save even more on your Apple purchase by trading in an eligible device.


10. Go Back to School Disney Style with Discounted Character Favorites

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For a limited time, the Disney Store has stationery, lunch boxes and water bottles for $10 or less. Character backpacks, including the adorable Disney animator series and the Mandalorian, are on sale between $12 and $20.

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11. Save up to 50% off on Back to School Fashions from Macy’s

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Even if digital school is your jam this year, there’s a good chance you don’t want your child lounging in PJs all day. Macy’s has name brand tennis shoes, athletic wear, jeans and jackets on sale that work for school days, backyard chillin’ or family adventures.

Most discounts end August 8th. Now until August 2nd, save an additional 10-20% with coupon code SAVE at checkout. Orders of $25 and more qualify for free shipping, or you can select free in-store pickup at select locations.

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12. Save up to 60% off on Kid Fashions at Old Navy

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And if you need to update your child’s uniforms for the year, Old Navy has uniform essentials starting at $5. Choose free in-store pickup or spend $50 or more for free shipping.

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Slick Tip: Join Old Navy’s email list to save 20% on your next purchase. And now through September 11, earn $10 super cash when you spend $25.

The best back to school sales change frequently as stores rotate their best deals. Set a Deal Alert for your favorite store and brands, and keep an eye on the forums to save the most this school year.


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Ashley Eneriz

I am a lifestyle and personal finance writer based in SoCal and have been a freelance writer since way before working remotely was the new norm. Being a wife and a mom to three young awesome kids, I have made it a regular habit to check out Slickdeals (even before joining the SD content team) to help fill up my pantry and gift closet for 50-70% off retail prices. As a family of five, we go through snacks, gifts, and toilet paper at an alarming rate, so I love a good deal and am also not afraid to dig through a thrift store to score incredible finds. When not writing about amazing deals to help people save and cool things on sale, I am taking care of my three girls, homeschooling, or stuck with my nose in a book. Sometimes, at the same time.

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