Remember when you shopped for back-to-school when you were school-aged? I remember it being common to cram all the shopping the weekend prior to the start of school. It was exciting but exhausting.
Today, we can shop with a few clicks of a mouse and even get the best price. Online shopping can be a huge time-saver when you’re a busy mom. And if you shop prepared, you can save money too!
In this post, I’ll share with you some tips on how you can save money shopping for back-to-school essentials on Amazon along with a list of the best deals you can find on Amazon right now.
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Tips to Save on Amazon for Back-to-School Essentials
Before you checkout, always look for coupons available for the product in your cart or an equivalent. For example, if you are looking for new bedding there’s a good chance there is a similar set at the same price but also has a coupon you can use for more money off.
This has been around for a while but surprisingly a lot of families don’t take advantage of it. Depending on your needs, you might want to subscribe for a re-order of socks every 6 months because your kids burn holes through them quickly.
Any household, clothing, accessories, or supplies you need even if it’s once a year, can be outsourced to Amazon’s Subscribe and Save. It will be one or more things you don’t have to remember to buy, it’s automated! Even better, you will receive a better price for the item too.
The default when searching for a product is ‘Featured’. Use the dropdown and select the filter that you want. Shop by price, best sellers, or customer review. Don’t forget to tick the Prime eligible box so you get your items earlier than later.
You can also discover more by checking out ‘Today’s Deals’. In the left side filters bar, you can find what’s Available, Upcoming, and Watchlist as well as programs, department categories, deal type (top deal, lightning deal, best deal), price, discount by % off, and average customer review.
Don’t just use the search bar, narrow it down even further using the filters bar.
Amazon’s Prime subscription can offer a lot of perks for your family. Free fast delivery is one, exclusive deals, photo storage, free year of Grubhub, video, music, and more. Check it out for yourself with a free 30-day trial.
Right now, there’s a promotion for 20% off $50 on school supplies and everyday essentials. It’s exclusive to Prime members only, so take advantage of the free trial so you can save more.
Need a new laptop but have a tight budget? Check out the Renewed shop. This is a program of goods that are refurbished and inspected before they are sold. They are in a like-new condition and come with a 90-day guarantee.
They also have a trade-in program as well which can score you some savings on a new device if you trade in your old one.
Deals for School Essentials on Amazon
There is a wide variety of brands you can get on Amazon and the prices are very competitive. Don’t forget to use the time and money-saving tips mentioned above to get the best price possible.
Here are some essentials that every kid needs for back to school.