Gadgets

Prime Day is Perfect for Back to School and Off to College Shopping

Let's make this as easy as possible

back to school shoppingamazon

Amazon Prime Day launches today and the deals will be going on for the next 36 hours, all starting at 3pm EST. For parents and college students, Prime Day can be one of the best days for any-and-all Back to School shopping that you have been putting off. The purchases aren’t always gigantic, last year Amazon stated that customers purchased more pencils, pens, notebooks, glue sticks, lunchboxes and backpacks on last year’s Prime Day than any other day of the year, including all of the major holidays.

If you aren’t a Prime Member, Amazon lets students enrolled in two or four year colleges sign up for a six-month trial of Prime Student at no cost. This year you can find school supplies, including laptops, shoes, backpacks, clothing, bedding, furniture, dorm room décor and more, all at bargain prices. Amazon stated that Prime Day will have more than one million deals worldwide this year, and if you’re not a student you can still start a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/primeday to participate in Prime Day.

“This Prime Day, we’re excited to offer customers incredible deals on everything they need for back-to-school and off-to-college – from colored pencils to calculators and shoes to shower caddies, and everything in between, Prime members can complete their school shopping all on Prime Day,” said Cem Sibay, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “Our goal is to give members precious time back this summer so they can do more of what they love, especially our Prime Student members who can find their favorite college essentials in one place, without having to leave the lounge chair.”

Back-To-School Prime Day Deals

Save up to 40% on select denim styles for kids from Levi’s and The Children’s Place
Save up to 50% on apparel for kids and baby from Amazon brands, including Amazon Essentials and Spotted Zebra
Save up to 30% on office products from AmazonBasics, an Amazon brand
Save up to 30% on Minions and Trolls Binders by Avery
Save 20% on select High Sierra Backpacks
Save up to 30% select STEM toys
Save 30% on everyday essentials from Amazon brands, including Solimo, AmazonFresh, Mama Bear, and Presto!
Save $40 on Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, only $89.99
Save $30 on Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet, only $69.99
Save $20 on Echo Dot Kids Edition, only $59.99

Off-To-College Prime Day Deals

Save up to 50% on apparel for men and women from Amazon brands, including Amazon Essentials, Goodthreads, Daily Ritual, Core10 and more
Save up to 40% on select jeans for women and men from Hudson, Lucky and DL1961
Save up to 70% on select Samsonite two-piece spinner sets
Save on a 32-inch Smart TV, only $129.99
Save on a 40-inch Smart TV, only $194.99
Save up to 40% on select SanDisk memory products
Save up to 35% on select monitors, laptops and routers
Save up to 30% on AmazonBasics computer accessories, laminators, bath towels, bedding and more
Save up to 30% on furniture and décor from Rivet and Stone & Beam, including desks, office chairs, sofas, lamps, rugs and more
Rivet Cove Mid-Century Tufted Sofa, only $499
Save up to 25% on Tuft & Needle mattresses
Save up to 30% on Cozy Sack Bean Bags
Select Loloi Faux Cowhide Rugs, only $119
Save 20% on select Novogratz Rugs
Save 20% on select Modway Casper Chairs
Save on Etekcity Wi-Fi Smart Plugs – works with Alexa
Save on Keurig K-Café and K-Cups
Save on Contigo West Loop Travel Mugs

If you want a curated shopping experience to help you, visit amazon.com/backtoschool, Amazon’s Back to School store offers an easy shopping experience that allows customers to add must-haves to their shopping cart without navigating between product pages. Parents can shop school list essentials by grade or simply browse curated products within the most shopped-for categories, including School Supplies; Clothing, Shoes & Accessories; Electronics; Everyday Essentials; Toys & Games; and Deals.

There’s even an Off to College version, available at amazon.com/offtocollege. The shopping destination is setup to be a one-stop shop where parents and students can easily access everything they need for life on campus. From laptops and textbooks to bedding and small kitchen appliances, Amazon has all the furniture, dorm room décor, class essentials, and late-night snacks. Parents, students, and educators can browse popular categories, including College Essentials; Textbooks; Clothing, Shoes & Accessories; Electronics; Study Supplies; Home; and Deals.

Of course that’s not all this year. Teens 13 through 17 years old can acquire their own Amazon login under their parent’s account and shop independently using the Amazon App. You don’t have to worry about them going out of control because parents can either approve all orders or set pre-approved spending limits. Parents who have a Prime membership can share select benefits with their teen at no additional cost, including Free Two-Day Shipping, Prime Video and Twitch Prime. If you are looking for some delegation help, you can find the details at amazon.com/forteens.