All the Best Back-To-School Amazon Deals

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Back-To-School Amazon Deals

Check out the best back-to-school deals on Amazon ahead of Prime Day:

  • BEST BACKPACK DEAL: The stylish and durable JanSport Cortlandt 15-inch Laptop Backpack has never been this cheap before — $34.94 $55 (save 36%)
  • BEST LAPTOP DEAL: Last year’s Samsung Chromebook 4 is a lightweight laptop with built-in virus protection and 32GB of storage. It’s only $9 away from its all-time low price — $128 $229.99 (save 44%)
  • BEST DEAL ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES: It’s cheaper to buy a 12-pack of Mead Wide Ruled Spiral Notebooks (1 subject)(opens in a new tab) on Amazon than from Mead directly — $21.49 $33 (save 35%)
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Sign up for a six-month trial of Amazon Prime Student (normally $7.49/month) to unlock free access to Gruhhub+, Kindle Unlimited, LinkedIn Premium, Calm Premium, and Course Hero, among other perks.

Looking for some decent deals on back-to-school essentials this Prime Day? You’re going to have to do some digging.

While Amazon has a ton of pens, pencils, folders, notebooks, and binders listed “on-sale” ahead of its annual two-day event (which is scheduled for July 12 and 13 this year), data we examined on the price-tracking site camelcamelcamel revealed that most of them were actually still hovering around their historical averages. Kind of surprising, considering there have been some legitimately good deals across most of its other departments.

Take this Crayola marker set, for example, It looks like a good deal at $15.97 since Amazon’s pegged its MSRP at $23.98. But if you plug its URL into camelcamelcamel, you’ll see that it’s previously sold for an average of $15.33. Not such a good deal after all.

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