Back-to-school sales: The best buys to score ahead of the school year

From stationary to backpacks, we've found all the back-to-school sales you won't want to miss.

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Are you shopping for the best back-to-school sales? It's best to be over-prepared than under-prepared, and right now is the perfect time to get that ball rolling. 

Whether you are in the market for lunch boxes or backpacks, stationary or even tech too  — laptops, printers, and more — we've got it covered, and at the best prices too. 

You know, this way, you'll be ready for when the kids *hopefully* head back to school come September, and you'll miss the frantic rush that comes with leaving it until the last minute. 

We've rounded up the Real Homes Edit for the best back-to-school sales below — continue reading to see! 

The best back-to-school sales: Stores to watch

It's believed that back-to-school sales will skyrocket this year — and yes, even with the current affairs and pandemic. To ensure your kid's learning — and school supplies — don't suffer, we've spotlighted stores to keep an eye out for upcoming sales. 

The best back-to-school sales: US stores to watch

  • Amazon: school supplies, tech, and even snacks
  • Apple: free AirPods with Mac and iPad purchases
  • Best Buy: find the perfect tech for the school year
  • Nike: save on sportswear and backpacks
  • Office Depot: offers on printers, furniture, stationery, and more
  • Staples: backpacks, stationery, and tech deals
  • Target: their college sales have everything for your studies and dorm

The best back-to-school sales: U.K. stores to watch

  • Amazon: shop for everything from uniform to tech
  • Argos: uniform, stationery, tech and more
  • B&M: super affordable stationery and backpacks
  • Ryman: for all your stationery and office furniture needs
  • The Works: art and craft materials and plenty of stationery

Back-to-school sales: The top 5 deals to score

Back-to-school sales: The essentials

Kit your kids out with these awesome back to school deals. We have found everything from affordable desks for their bedrooms, to great laptops for students of all ages. For the best of the best, check out these relevant buying guides for more top buys to keep the whole family productive and organized:

Desk deals

Printer deals

Student laptop deals

Stationery deals

School backpack deals

Lunch box deals

Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.