18 Back-to-School Products On Sale That Are Actually Worth It

Mandy Velez | Jul 18, 2019 Shop
18 Back-to-School Products On Sale That Are Actually Worth It
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It may still be summertime, but in the same way Halloween pumpkins creep up in September and Christmas decorations go up before Thanksgiving, back-to-school season is already upon us. It's almost inevitable, though. Between Amazon Prime days offering deals on items that could be used in the fall (despite it being summer) and other companies like Target trying to keep up, it's OK for parents to plan ahead. Many even want to, eager to send their kids back into the care of teachers (Sorry!!). Schools seem to be ready now, too. Many have released their school supply lists early so when there is a deal, why not go for it? Last year's back-to-school deals were plentiful. Target, Old Navy, Walmart, Staples, and others all had great sales. And the good news? They're at it again this year.

As many parents know, what seems like a cheap school shopping item, like crayons for under $5, all those little things add up. So if given the choice between five items for $5 or five items for $2 each, every dollar matters. This back-to-school season, Staples is already stocked with all kinds of writing tools, pens, papers, coloring tools and more for as low as 50 cents. Stores like Target and Old Navy also have deals on clothing and shoes. Adidas decided to break out the big guns this year, offering up to half off sneakers or backpacks.

While the items below are individual deals, many of the sites mentioned have larger discounts going on at the same time and many other items on sale. Prime Day may be over, but the bargain hunting is just getting started. So get those carts ready and take a look at the deals we've rounded up. Just maybe don't tell the kids just yet. It's still summer vacation.

Psst: If purchasing an item on this list, CafeMom may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.

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