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Best back to school deals and sales from Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung and others - updated August 2021

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Best back to school deals and sales from Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung and others
Back to school shopping takes place over a longer time than other more traditional shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which makes tracking the best deals that much harder. Well, that’s what we’re here to help with.

We are scouring the internet for the best back to school deals that major retailers and carriers are running, gathering them all in one place: here.


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Also check our Back to school shopping guide for further ideas and suggestions!





Buy a select Apple device, get AirPods free



In addition to the special education pricing that Apple offers at its online store, you can now get a free pair of AirPods for free with your purchase. Apple will throw in its earbuds for free if you purchase the iPad Pro (2021), the 4th Gen iPad Air, the MacBook Air M1, MacBook Pro M1, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, and the new 2021 iMac.

The special education pricing can save you up to $100 on one of these devices. Apple offers 20% off AppleCare+ for students too. You can purchase one of the devices mentioned from the widgets below.

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2021)

11-inch iPad Pro (2021) and a second-gen AirPods

$749
Expired

Apple iPad Air (2020)

iPad Air (2020) and AirPods

$549
Expired


Back-to-school Samsung deals


The 128GB of storage versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the Galaxy Tab S7+ are currently up to $200 off. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite has also seen a modest $60 discount.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

- Android tablet with 128GB of storage

$649 99
$849 99
Buy at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

- Android tablet with 128GB of storage

$949 99
$1049 99
Buy at Samsung


As for Samsung’s phones, some of their prices have dropped too. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is $200 off at Samsung’s site, no trade-in needed. The Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus have a respectable $100 and $200 discount too.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

$999 99
$1199 99
Buy at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S21+

$799 99
$999 99
Buy at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S21

$699 99
$799 99
Buy at Samsung


The new Galaxy Z Fold 3 has seen a $100 discount for its 512GB of storage version at Samsung's store. The foldable phone has a Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB of RAM, and a triple-camera system with a 12MP main shooter. The phone is currently up for preorder, with the option to get up to $600 off the Z Fold 3 if you trade-in an eligible device.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

256GB, w/trade-in

$649 99
$1799 99
Buy at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

512GB, w/ trade-in

$749 99
$1899 99
Buy at Samsung


A similar deal is up on Samsung's online store for the new Galaxy Z Flip 3. The 256GB storage version of the foldable phone is $50 off. You can get an additional $300 discount if you trade-in an eligible device.

Overall Samsung is giving you plenty of choices on back-to-school deals. The company also offers a similar to Apple special education pricing and free Galaxy Buds Pro with selected devices.

Back-to-school OnePlus deals


The OnePlus online store offers a $50 discount for the OnePlus 9 Pro until the end of August. That's a sweet deal, as the phone is still a pretty new release. There are also discounts on accessories like headphones, earbuds, cases, and chargers. You can get additional $375 discount if you purchase the OnePlus 9 Pro with a T-Mobile plan.

OnePlus 9 Pro

- Pine Green and Morning Mist (256 GB)

$969
$1069
Buy at OnePlus


The older OnePlus 8T is $200 off at the site too. It is still a great phone, having a smooth 120Hz AMOLED display and a fast Snapdragon 865 processor. You also receive a free case or screen protector if you're a student. The company also offers a free phone case if you purchase the OnePlus Nord N10 or the OnePlus Nord N100.

OnePlus 8T

- with free case if you're a student

$549
$749
Buy at OnePlus

OnePlus Nord N10

with free case

$299
Buy at OnePlus

Back-to-school deals at Amazon


Like every year, Amazon is offering great discounts on tech for students The company’s Fire HD 10 tablet with its productivity bundle is now $100 off, and the deal includes a keyboard. 

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)

- 10-inch tablet with FHD screen and a Bluetooth keyboard

Buy at Amazon

Amazon's Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets designed for kids have also seen a 50 to $60 discount. These are made to be child-proof and suitable for ages 3-7.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids

- 8-inch tablet designed for kids

Buy at Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids

- 10-inch tablet with FHD screen designed for kids

Buy at Amazon

The Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with an M1 processor are now $100 off at Amazon. The deal is for their 256GB of storage versions. The 512GB versions have seen an even bigger discount of $150.

Apple MacBook Air M1

- 13.3-inch Ultrabook with macOS

Buy at Amazon

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3'' M1

- 13.3-inch Ultrabook with macOS

Buy at Amazon


The 64GB Wi-Fi-only version of the 4th Gen Apple iPad Air is now $100 off at Amazon for its 64GB of storage Cellular and Wi-Fi only versions. This tablet has Apple’s latest A14 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a gorgeous 10.9-inch display.

If you're looking for a top-of-the-line smartwatch at a nice discount, then look no further. The Apple Watch Series 6's 40 mm version is now $74 off at Amazon. The offer is for color options: Blue and White. The Red colored Series 6 smartwatch has also seen a discount at the store of $80.

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)

- Smartwatch with watchOS

Buy at Amazon


Another Apple product, the AirPods Pro, is now $69 off at the site. This is a great pair of true wireless earbuds, which are now at a great price too. The AirPods Pro have Active-Noise cancellation and feature Transparency mode. The case of the earbuds supports wireless charging too.

Apple AirPods Pro

Buy at Amazon


The Sennheiser HD 450BT true wireless headphones are currently $56 off at Amazon. These headphones have Active-Noise cancellation, Bluetooth 5.0, and up to 30 hours of playback time. The HD 450BT also have fast charging, which is great for people that are always on the move.
One of the best deals at Best Buy currently is the one on the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. This Windows 10 powered tablet is now $360 off at the store. The Surface Pro 7 has a 12.3-inch LCD display and comes with a type cover. Microsoft’s tablet can last up to 10 hours of use without recharging, making it perfect for school.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

- 12.3-inch Windows 10 tablet with type cover

$599
$959
Expired


The store also offers the Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops with M1 processors at a nice discount. The Air is $100 off, while the MacBook Pro has seen a modest $50 discount.

Apple MacBook Air M1

- 13.3-inch Ultrabook with macOS

$899 99
$999 99
Buy at BestBuy

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3'' M1

- 13.3-inch Ultrabook with macOS

$1249 99
$1299 99
Buy at BestBuy


Best Buy offers discounts on select Chromebook laptops too. For example, the HP 14-CA061DX is now $120 off at the site. This is a pretty good 14-inch touchscreen laptop for school, powered by Intel’s Celeron processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which is expandable via a MicroSD card.

HP 14-CA061DX

- 14-inch touchscreen laptop with ChromeOS

$199
$319
Buy at BestBuy


The Dell Inspiron 7000 is a great 14-inch laptop, which has now seen a $150 discount at Best Buy too. It has an LCD screen with Full HD resolution and is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. You can also go for the most expensive version of the laptop with AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The Inspiron 7000 runs Windows 10 and is perfect for any student, as it is powerful, versatile, and full of features.

Dell Inspiron 7000 Ryzen 5

- 14-inch 2-in-1 touch screen laptop with Windows 10

$649
$799
Buy at BestBuy

Dell Inspiron 7000 Ryzen 7

- 14-inch 2-in-1 touch screen laptop with Windows 10

$849 99
$999 99
Buy at BestBuy


Back-to-school deals at Walmart


Walmart has also slashed Chromebook prices. The Lenovo Chromebook S330 is now $80 off at the store. It has a 14-inch HD display and is powered by a MediaTek MT8173C processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which is expandable.

Lenovo Chromebook S330

- 14-inch laptop with ChromeOS

$159
$239
Buy at Walmart


Walmart is offering the 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) at a $50 discount. The offer is for the 128GB Wi-Fi-only version of the iPadOS running tablet. The iPad Pro is powered by Apple’s M1 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. This iPad is a great choice for students, as Apple tablets stay fast and hold their value for a long time.

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2021)

- 11-inch tablet with iPadOS and Apple M1 chip

$749
$799
Buy at Walmart

Back to school deals at Verizon


Verizon is no stranger to the back to school deals season. This year the carrier is offering the iPhone 12 mini with a 'buy one get one free' deal. Other phones can also be purchased under the same conditions. This offer is great if more than one member of your family needs a phone change. You can also get the iPhone 12 mini for free with a new Verizon plan and an eligible trade-in.

Apple iPhone 12 mini

- 100% off or 'buy one get one free' option

$0 /mo
$699
Buy at Verizon

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are available to preorder from Verizon with a special offer. If you buy one of the new foldable phones with a new unlimited plan you get $1000 off a second one. This means that you can get the Z Flip 3 for free or reduce the price of the Z Fold 3.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Get $1000 off the Z Fold 3 on Verizon, up to $1000 if you switch

$999 99
$1799 99
Buy at Verizon

Check out the best Verizon back to school deals here




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