Back-to-school shopping season is upon us. Whether you're picking out new tech or just shopping for a new backpack, a good discount is always welcome. That's why we've gone on a hunt for the best back-to-school deals at Amazon, Walmart, Nordstrom and more that you can shop right now.
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Below, the best back-to-school deals we found on popular brands from Apple to Hydro Flask.
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Apple Watch Series 7 (41 mm): $279 and up
Right now, you can save big on the GPS version of the 41-millimeter Apple Watch Series 7 at Walmart. At Apple, the model lists for $399 -- and up. At Walmart, the Apple Watch 7 starts at just $279 for the green color. (Other colors are available at a higher price.)
You can also find the Apple Watch on sale at Amazon, though at slightly higher prices than Walmart.
Apple AirPods (2nd generation): $100
Just about any student will love these budget-minded Apple AirPods. They're not the latest model, but they're still one of the most sought-after earbud models on the market. These AirPods boast more than 24 hours total listening time (with the wireless charging case), a foolproof, one-tap setup for Apple-device owners and a low-latency wireless connection (for full immersion when consuming movies and music).
The second-generation AirPods retail for $159 at Apple, but Walmart and Amazon currently have them in stock for $100.
Apple iPad 9: $299
Get a great deal on an 4.8-star-rated Apple iPad 9 ahead of the new school year. The 10.2-inch iPad 9, released in 2021, is the most affordable of Apple's iPad offerings. It offers an 8-megapixel, wide-angle back camera, and a 12-megapixel, ultra-wide-angle front camera. It boasts stereo speakers, too. This iPad is powered by a A13 Bionic chip. It boasts up to 10 hours of battery life, and is compatible with the Apple Pencil ($99) for drawing or note-taking.
Available in two colors; prices vary. The sale prices listed below are for the space gray iPad 9 with Wi-Fi-only connectivity.
Want to protect your new back-to-school tablet? Get the 64-gigabyte Apple iPad 9 bundled with a two-year subscription to Apple's protection plan, Apple Care+. That bundle's on sale on Amazon, too.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation): $99
Taking art classes? The second generation Apple Pencil features tilt and pressure sensitivity, and magnetically attaches to your Apple iPad, iPad Pro or iPad mini. Save $30 at Amazon now.
14" Lenovo Flex 5 Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB): $607
You won't have to pay a lot for a new hybrid laptop with the well-received Lenovo Flex 5.
Rated 4.5 stars (out of five) by Amazon users, this AMD Ryzen-powered notebook from Lenovo is praised for its combination of great performance and equally great features: Dolby Audio speakers, responsive keyboard and up to 14 hours of battery life.
15.6" Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro (i7, 16G RAM, 512 GB): $1,249
Still attending classes via Zoom? The Galaxy Book2 Pro houses an upgraded full HD camera with a 1080-pixel wide-angle view that Samsung says is twice as clear as previous Galaxy Book models.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro retails for $1,450 at Samsung. You can save by buying one at Amazon.
15.6" Samsung Chromebook 4 (Intel Celeron Processor N4000, 6GB RAM), $260
Are you hard on your laptops? This thin, light and powerful MacBook alternative for Windows users boasts military-grade durability.
This model features a 15.6-inch display, lightning-fast Wi-Fi connection speeds and up to 12 hours of battery life. It even features Google-supported, voice-based assistance.
Insignia Class F30 Series LED 4K UHD smart Fire TV: $190
Looking for an inexpensive television to Insignia 4K TV with built-in Fire TV and DTS Studio Sound.? Right now, you can save big on this 4.6-star-rated
Kroser laptop bag with USB port: $27
This chic laptop bag features a built-in USB port for charging on the go -- you just need to add a power bank. (You can buy a Mophie Powerstation battery on Amazon for $35.)
It's a sleek step up from a casual backpack, while still providing plenty of storage. This bag can be carried like a briefcase, purse or backpack, and has room for both a laptop and tablet.
Dakine Split Adventure backpack: $105
The Dakine Split Adventure backpack offers plenty of space and compartments for all your belongings. Its unique, split-level design makes organizing school items a breeze. Compartments include a laptop sleeve (big enough for a 17-inch computer), a tablet pocket, a shoe pocket, organizer pockets and a bonus storage compartment. The pack is made of recycled nylon and polyester, and features a water-repellent finish. Prices vary by design.
Amazon Basics microfiber bed sheet set: $14
A new school year at college calls for fresh, comfy sheets. This 4.6-star-rated set from Amazon Basics comes in a large variety of colors and patterns. You'll find sheets for every size bed, including the twin XL size that's common in college dorm rooms.
Hydro Flask insulated lunch bag: $37
This lunch box by Hydro Flask is insulated, and keeps food and drinks cold for hours. It has pockets for napkins and flatware, plus an easy to clean interior lining. Pick from six colors and two sizes. This color is only available in the larger size, 8 liters.
Takenaka Bento Box x Poketo rectangular bento nibble box: $21
Put together picture-perfect hot or cold meals in this cute bento box ideal for smaller portions. It has an elastic band to keep everything in place. This bento box, available at Nordstrom, is microwave-safe.
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