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The 13 Best Back-to-School Sales of 2016 Happening Now

Aug. 12, 2016
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The 13 Best Back-to-School Sales of 2016 Happening Now
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Retailers know that parents have a tendency to hold off on shopping for school supplies.

Accordingly, many stores have waited until the last minute to reveal their best back-to-school bargains. Here are our picks for the most impressive school-related sales happening now:

  • Amazon: Find deals on electronics, notebooks, label makers, paper, pens and more. Some prices are available only for a limited period of time or until inventory is claimed.
  • Apple: Students can score a pair of wireless Beats headphones when they buy an eligible Mac, iPad or iPhone for college.
  • Best Buy: Save up to $100 on select Dell computers.
  • Carter’s: School apparel styles are up to 50% off.
  • The Children’s Place: The entire site is up to 50% off. Outerwear, shoes and select licensed products are 30% off.
  • Famous FootwearBuy one, get one half off, plus take 15% off your entire purchase with qualifying code online, or by bringing the coupon to the store. For a limited time. Some exclusions apply.
  • Forever 21: Find deals on clothing and accessories starting at $3.
  • Microsoft: Save up to $389 when you buy a Surface Book and Xbox One together. Student validation is required to qualify for this deal.
  • Office Depot: Snag savings on an assortment of school gear, including some items for $1 or less.
  • Pottery Barn Teen: Backpacks start at $30, select school gear is up to 40% off and all back-to-school gear ships for free.
  • Shoe Carnival: Buy one, get one half off, plus get $10 off a qualifying purchase of $59.98 or more with coupon code SCHOOL5. Offer ends Aug. 21 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Target: Get a $5 gift card when you spend $30 or a $10 gift card when you spend $50 or more on select school supplies and backpacks.
  • WayfairSave up to 70% on dorm supplies in the back-to-campus sale.

Check each retailer’s website for full details and exclusions of each of these school time sales.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: courtney@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @courtneynerd.