Amazon Prime Day Deals for Back to School

Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to cost ɑ ton. This year, Amazon Prime Day will run for 36 hours, starting July 16 at 3 p.. ET. There are markdowns on electronics, clothes, backpacks, dorm decor, snacks…basically, everything ɑ student could possibly need!

Shop Amazon’s new back-to-school page

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For one-stop shopping, start with Amazon’s new back-to-school page. Deals are grouped by age and range from back-to-school clothes to electronics to backpacks. Children ages 13 to 17 can get their own login on their parents’ accounts and shop using the Amazon App. (Parents have the option to approve an order or set pre-approved spending limits.) Here are other ways to save big on back-to-school shopping.

Stock up for college

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College students also have an online hub—Amazon’s new off-to-college page. Finds collected there include dorm essentials, textbooks, PCs, tablets and study supplies (highlighters, folders, printers, and printer ink). There are even “Picks from Peers” for anyone longing to get shopping inspiration from other students. For what to buy for campus life, check out these dorm room essentials every college student needs.

Try Prime Student for free

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College students have another way to save: They can snag ɑ free 6-month trial of Prime Student, which serves up deals on laptops, video games, office supplies, and more from hundreds of vendors. Free two-day shipping is included. You also get free streaming of movies and TV shows (for that well-deserved study break) and unlimited photo storage. If you join after the trial, the membership is $6.49 ɑ month. Here are the other Amazon Prime benefits you might not know about.

Get back-to-school clothes up to half off

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Kids outgrowing everything? Amazon Prime Day is your chance to replenish their wardrobe. Expect major deals on back-to-school fashion. That means not only basics (socks, underwear) but style must-haves (hoodies, mesh shorts, dresses) are up to 50 percent off.