Whether you want to admit it or not, back-to-school season is officially here. Where has the summer gone? It seems as if it was just yesterday when you were soaking up the sun’s rays and planning your favorite summertime activities.
Time sure does fly when you are having the time of your life.
However, don’t allow the fleeting summer to get in the way of preparing for the return to school. Let’s not start the year with a binder full of loose-leaf paper and a pen you took from your mom’s house because you waited until the last possible minute to get your shopping done.
It’s happened to the best of us. You run to the store a few days before school starts to find messy shelves filled with none of the things you need. You beat yourself up over it and end up paying much more than you would originally have.
If this sounds like you right now, worry not. Even if we are at the end of August, there are still good back-to-school deals you can take advantage of. Here are some of the best deals you should definitely add to your shopping list.
Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine
Coffee lovers rejoice! For those college students who spend long nights at the library (or procrastinating to the point of needing to pull an all-nighter), coffee is a necessity to survive the semester. Besides, if you decide to move out of home to a dorm, you will quickly realize that all you can find are overpriced coffee shops on campus or instant coffee to make in your kitchenette.
Nespresso coffee machines are one of the most sought-after, even by those who don’t drink coffee on a daily basis. Target has a fantastic deal on one of the Nespresso Machines, where you can find it for 21% off. This is not typically an item that goes on sale, so this is your chance.
Apple AirPods Pro
What would life be without music? Many of us need to be listening to some type of background noise as we study, going as far as crafting intricate studying playlists on Spotify to get our creative juices flowing.
Wireless earbuds are convenient for those with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle, whether you spend your days running from one side of campus to the other, going to the gym, or like to use music to block out the sound of your loud roommates. Apple is another one of those large companies that rarely ever lowers the cost of their products. Lucky for you, you can find a pair of AirPods Pro at almost $70 off, making this a steal and a bargain you should not pass on.
A back-to-school shopping spree would not be complete without a visit down the stationery aisles. Some of us just don’t like to rely solely on technology to write down our thoughts and keep up with our to-do lists.
Office Depot has some of the best deals on office supplies right now. From $0.99 binders, $0.50 notebooks, and $0.50 crayons, there is something for everyone. If you’re not sure what to buy, you can try this office supply starter kit that includes 45 pieces of the most essential supplies such as folders, highlighters, erasers, and so much more.
While you may still have the backpack you have been using for the past couple of years, it may be time to invest in a new one. You may have been avoiding it as a good quality bag can be more expensive, but with so many ongoing back-to-school deals, the whole family can take advantage.
Best part? Most of them are $30 or less.
It’s totally understandable to want to buy some new clothes for the start of the new school year. Just as we make New Year’s resolutions at the end of December every year, the beginning of something new always inspires change in us.
Whether your child went through a growth spurt over the summer or you want to change your wardrobe as you embark on your college journey, don’t shy away from some of the best deals from your favorite retailers. From shoes under $50 to basic tops and pants, you and your family will be looking fresh from head to toe.