Best back to school deals and sales from Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung (August 2022)

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Best back to school deals and sales from Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung (August 2022)
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 2022 deals that major retailers and carriers are running, gathering them all in one place: here.

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One of the best deals at BestBuy currently is the one on Dell computers like the $999.99 one with Ryzen 7 that goes down 25% below, but there are plenty more to choose from, including on Apple iPads and the Microsoft Surface Pro. BestBuy is also reducing the price of the Galaxy A53 and the Galaxy S21 FE (with carrier plan) and the unlocked Motorola Edge (2021) and Edge Plus (2022).

Samsung Galaxy A53 now $150 off

This affordable, yet powerful phone is now seeing one of its lowest prices ever. This BestBuy offer's only condition is to grab the Galaxy A53 with a carrier contract.
$299 99
$449 99
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Galaxy S21 FE currently $200 off at BestBuy

Samsung's powerful Galaxy S21 FE is also seeing a discount at BestBuy. You can grab the phone for only $499 if you activate it with a carrier plan, just like the Galaxy A53 offer.
$499 99
$699 99
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Motrola Edge (2021) now 50% off

Last year's Motorola Edge is having a huge discount at BestBuy. Get the phone for just $350, which is half its original price. No need to activate it with a carrier plan either, which is awesome.
$349 99
$699 99
Buy at BestBuy

Motorola Edge Plus (2022) now $250 off

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered Edge Plus (2022) is now more affordable, with a nice $250 discount from BestBuy.
$749 99
$999 99
Buy at BestBuy

Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 14” FHD+ Touch Laptop – AMD Ryzen 7 – 16GB Memory – 512GB SSD - Pebble Green

An awesome Dell laptop with a touch screen at 25% off for the back-to-school season.
$749 99
$999 99

Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touch Laptop at nearly 40% off

Not that the kid doesn't deserve it, but they will break it, so getting a great budget Dell laptop at an even lower price may be a smart idea.
$549 99
$899 99

Microsoft - Surface Pro 7+ - 12.3” Touch Screen – Intel Core i5 – 8GB Memory – 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover for just $700

One of the best deals at Best Buy currently is the one on the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, available at more than 30% off. This Windows 11-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.
$699 99
$1029 99

Apple - 10.9-Inch iPad Air - (4th Generation) with Wi-Fi - 64GB - Space Gray

The best back-to-school Apple iPad deals at Best Buy knock up to 33% down from the iPad price, a promo you can't get at Apple.
$399 99
$599 99

Samsung - Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 13.3" AMOLED Touch Screen Laptop -Intel 12th Gen Core i7 Evo Platform - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Burgundy

Get the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 13.3" AMOLED Touch Screen Laptop for $1249.99.
$1249 99
$1449 99

Back-to-school Samsung deals

Samsung is giving you plenty of choices for its back-to-school 2022 deals, as it offers educational discounts like Apple, as well as the best trade-in prices and free Galaxy Buds with selected devices like the affordable Galaxy A53.

Get the Samsung Galaxy A53 with educational discount and free gift

Samsung will sell you its best midranger for just $332 with free Galaxy Buds 2 with the purchase and an educational discount for the back-to-school period.
$332 49
$599 99

Samsung has great Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S line tablet and phone deals, plus you can reserve the ultimate in productivity and cool factor, its 2022 foldables with great discounts.

Preorder the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 now

You can now also book your Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Galaxy Z Flip 4 at Samsung's online store before their launch. The foldable phones will be released on the market on August 26, but you can score great preorder deals before that.

Save $900 on a new Galaxy Z Fold 4 with trade-in

The cutting-edge Galaxy Z Fold 4 is available at for as low as $1019.99 with eligible trade-in. And this is for the 512GB variant! You can get it for even cheaper if you go with the lower 256GB model, and further cheaper if you buy it locked on certain carriers.
$1019 99
$1919 99
Buy at Samsung

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 256 GB for $880!

Samsung is currently running a promo offer on the Z Flip 4 — you can get the 256 GB storage upgrade for $880 with a $170 trade-in for any clunker in exchange for the clamshell with a flexible OLED display.
$889 99
$1059 99
Buy at Samsung

As usual, Samsung's own store has the best Galaxy S22 Ultra deals and extra colors to choose from that you can't get anywhere else, plus the most generous trade-in offers without signing for a plan. 

Get the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra at up to $825 off!

Samsung is running its early Black Friday sale with an extended trade-in program, meaning you can get up to $600 off when you bring in your old S21 Ultra and it can be one with a cracked screen, too. Then, there's a $225 instant discount going on at the Samsung Store, or a $50 upgrade to the 512GB model.
$374 99
$1199 99
Buy at Samsung

Despite their much more advanced age, the high-end Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ are still nowhere near as affordable as the humbler Galaxy Tab A8, which doesn't mean you shouldn't take the two 2020-released giants into consideration as low-cost alternatives to this year's premium Tab S8 family.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Wi-Fi, 128GB Storage, Mystic Bronze, Open Box, 30-Day Warranty, S Pen Included
$336 56

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

Wi-Fi, 512GB Storage, Mystic Black, Open Box, 30-Day Warranty, S Pen Included

Back-to-school deals 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.

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 $50 off, and the deal includes a keyboard. 

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)

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

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

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids

- 10-inch tablet with FHD screen designed for kids

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.

The MacBook Pro 2021 is $400 off at Amazon for Prime Day 2!

One of the most powerful Apple laptops - the MacBook Pro - can be had for $400 less than its admittedly high price during Amazon's October Prime Days event.

Apple MacBook Air 2022 13.6" is 13% off on Amazon for Prime Day!

The cool new 2022 MacBook Air is discounted by $150 over at Amazon for its Prime Day 2 event. Get the 13.6-inch Ultrabook with fast M2 chip, macOS and a notch for less than Apple's pricing.

The Apple MacBook Air M1 is now at sub-$1000 price on Prime Day

The 13.3-inch Ultrabook with macOS with Apple's first ARM-based laptop chip is for those who hate the notch and love a bargain. Amazon discounts its by $200 for its October Prime Day event.

The 64GB Wi-Fi-only version of the 5th Gen Apple iPad Air is now $40 off at Amazon for its 64GB of storageWi-Fi only versions. This tablet has Apple’s A15 processor and a gorgeous 10.9-inch display.

Apple iPad Air (2022)

- 10.9-inch tablet with iPadOS and Apple A14 chip

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 $69 off at Amazon. The offer is for color options: Blue and White.

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)

- Smartwatch with watchOS

Buy select Apple devices, get a $150 gift card

In addition to the special education pricing that Apple offers at its online store, you can now get a free Apple Gift Card at up to $150 value that can be applied towards the same purchase. It's not last year's free AirPods promo, but just as good as it gives you the freedom of choice. Apple will throw in the gift card if you purchase the iPad Pro, the iPad Air, the MacBook Air M1, MacBook Pro M1, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, or an 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.

Get the Apple iPad Pro with $150 discount

Apple iPad Pro buyers not only will get the educational discount, but also a $150 gift card depending on the model, a nice upgrade over last year's free AirPods promo.

Get the Apple iPad Air at $100 off

The Apple iPad is available with an educational discount, as well as $100 gift card that can be applied towards its purchase.

In a nutshell, fifth-gen iPad Air and 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) buyers using the education channel between today, June 24, and September 26 are looking at a $100 gift card, while MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and 24-inch iMac purchases are eligible for a $150 voucher a pop under the same general terms and conditions.

The deals are open for employees of public and private K-12 institutions, as well as higher education students, parents purchasing "on behalf" of their children, and faculty and staff members.

MacBook Air

Apple M2, 256GB SSD, Free $150 Apple Gift Card

MacBook Pro

13-Inch, M2, 256GB, Free $150 Apple Gift Card


24-Inch, Apple M1, 256GB Storage, Free $150 Apple Gift Card

The up to $150 gift cards can be used to buy pretty much anything that Apple sells at a cool discount (that the company never offers outside of these types of promotions), and the usual education price cuts are of course still valid. 

That means the iPad Air (2022), for instance, starts at $549 instead of its regular consumer price of $599 and up, while the 2021-released iPad Pro 12.9 is marked down from $1099 to $999... with a $100 gift card also included. Alas, that also means the "standard" iPad and iPad mini, as well as all iPhone and AirPods models, are once again excluded from Apple's Back to School campaign.

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

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

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