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25 Amazing Amazon Prime Day Deals for Back to School

There are markdowns on electronics, clothes, backpacks, dorm decor, snacks… basically, everything a student of any stage could possibly need!

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Blue desk with variety of school supplies. Back to school concept. Top view.Mallmo/Shutterstock

Shop the back-to-school sale page

For one-stop shopping, start with Amazon Prime Day back-to-school page. Deals are grouped by age and range from back-to-school clothes to electronics to backpacks. Children age 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.) Try these other strategies to save big on back-to-school shopping.

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School the world on the value of giving (and saving)

If you’re always trying to teach your little ones the importance of giving back, you’re going to want to check out Yoobi school supplies. For every product purchased, Yoobi donates school supplies to classrooms in need across the country. They’ve already impacted 4 million students with their give-back business model, and it’s easy to see why kids love their whimsical and on-trend school supplies (Hello, unicorn pens).

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Stock up on uniform essentials

Whether he’s eight or 18, if his school has a strict dress code, there’s a solid chance dress or khaki pants are a staple of his Monday through Friday wardrobe. Expect some of Amazon shoppers’ favorite items like these Haggar Men’s Premium No-Iron Expandable-Waist Pants to be marked down significantly for Amazon Prime Day, with several offerings reaching discounts over 25 percent off the already-low prices. Keep an eye on these Amazon Black Friday deals. 

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Try Prime Student for free

College students have another way to save: They can snag a 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 a month. Discover the other Amazon Prime benefits you might not know about.

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Take 20 percent off carpool essentials

Those very-necessary Tommee Tippee Easiflow 360° Spill-Proof Cups with travel lid that every carpool driver relies on to keep things clean on the way to daycare and pre-K dropoff will be marked down by an impressive 20 percent this Amazon Prime Day. These are a must for families with little kids, so we suggest stocking up while you can.

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Better versions of classic snacks will be discounted

It’s no secret that kids love snacks, but if you’re always trying to find ways to get the family to eat less sugar and still be satisfied, you’ll want to stock up on Bada Bean Bada Boom crunchy broad bean snack packs at a healthy 27 percent discount for Prime Day. Add a few boxes of Cloud10 low-sugar, high-protein marshmallow crispy treats while you’re in the snack zone because they’ll be 24 percent off. These other healthy snacks will have you munching without guilt, too.

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Send lunch in style

Pack school lunches in style with these Sistema Fresh Collection food storage containers. The 12-piece set is offered at a wallet-happy 47 percent off for Amazon Prime Day, which is probably just the encouragement we all needed to get excited about packing lunch up the night before. Check out these deliciously healthy lunch ideas that aren’t salad for a little inspiration.

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You’ll use this car seat for a decade

Every parent knows car seats tend to come and go with every new age and stage—aside from that being logistically annoying, it’s a financial burden, which is why a 20 percent Prime Day discount on the Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Car Seat is the best news you’ll get this decade. It’s designed to grow and adjust with your child till they’re well into the grade school years, and yes—they need to be properly strapped in till they’re about ten years old.

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Is your WiFi fast enough for that research paper?

Now it is, thanks to the easy to use and speedy TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh WiFi System and Echo Dot package being discounted by a joy-inducing $50 in celebration of Amazon Prime Day. We’re pretty sure fast WiFi is enough to make any teen squeal. You’re the best.

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Every parent needs this

Whether your little one forgets the importance of washing their hands, or your college kid is known to pull all-nighters and disregard healthy eating habits in favor of cafeteria fries, this 50 percent off iHealth Infrared No-Touch Thermometer deal for Amazon Prime Day can’t be missed. It’s a super-fast, pain-free and hassle-free way to check their temperature without anyone complaining in the process. You can scoop one up for $13.49 using code PRIMEPT3 at checkout.

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For class trips, water sports, and summer camp

Reliefband helps “turn off” the feeling of nausea associated with seasickness and is a drug-free solution to an age-old problem that keeps school-age kids from enjoying activities and trips to the fullest. This FDA-cleared wearable band will be discounted by as much as $35, with the 1.5 model marked down to an affordable $69.99 for Amazon Prime Day.

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Time-savers are now money-savers

Tell them to shave a minute off their morning routine with Xpand Laces, the no-tie shoe lacing system that helps streamline life. The brand will be running a 30 percent discount across their top-selling Xpand Laces line bringing each set to $6.99. You’ll be a hero for picking up extra fun rainbow and camo prints, too.

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Kid-approved snacks are 50 percent off

Would you believe that even mozzarella bites are marked down as part of this year’s Prime Day promotions? True story and we’re inclined to buy them all out because death, taxes, and loving finger foods are the only real guarantees in life. Farm Rich is offering 50 percent off a large assortment of frozen after school snacks including their extra-yummy Mozzarella Bites and other play date-worthy offerings.

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Creativity-sparking tools are marked down

They can take their art project and science fair game to the next level with the 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set at marked down to $39.99 for Prime Day, saving you $10 to save on other things you need and want for the season. It’s one of the coolest tech gifts for creators of all ages.

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Good hair, totally care it’s 20 percent off

Tell the beauty-obsessed teen in your life you’ve got them covered for back to school because the entire StyleCraft hair tools line will be discounted by 20 percent during Prime Day. The popular StyleCraft Shmedium Palm-Size Professional Travel Iron is easy for her to throw in her gym bag, leave in her locker, or in the bathroom at home without taking up too much space—and it’s cheaper than a movie theater night with her friends.

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These prices are pretty nutty

You’ve probably gotten hooked on KIND bars by now if you’re a fan of nutty on-the-go snacking (you’ll want to check out these other healthy snacks for on-the-go too!). Now the brand is offering a never-before-seen 35 percent discount for Prime Day on best-selling 12-count boxes and 32-count boxes of their new Chocolate Peanut Butter and Honey Almond Butter Filled snack bars. Snack o’clock can happen with gluten-free protein happiness now.

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Buy dorm essentials early

Heading back to college and planning to sleep on university-provided plastic mattresses? Sounds less than restful, which is why taking advantage of 10 percent off Sleepyhead Memory Foam 2-Inch Mattress Toppers is the deal you can’t afford to miss. Most dorms provide twin XL mattresses, so we suggest opting for that size and maybe loading up on some other top-rated sleep products on Amazon, too.

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Get ready for school with new toys

While adding new toys to your list might seem unconventional, Prime Day is brimming with kid-friendly discounts on items you know they love. Consider this an excuse to stock up on great report card incentives, first day of school gifts for nervous kiddos, and September birthdays. This Tonka Mighty Motorized Firetruck from Funrise will be marked down to $29.99, and we’re sure the little fire chief in your world is going to love it.

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Skipping this deal would be a major mistake

Edit homework, papers, and more with over 60 percent off the usual price of Tombow Mono Correction Tape 10-Packs. They’re colorful, easy to use, and at a little over $13 for a pack of 10 during Prime Day, the smartest back to school purchase we can think of for quick-thinking kids.

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70 percent off dry erase markers

Even if you were holding out and unsure about making big Prime Day purchases for back to school, let this 70 percent off deal on Expo Dry Erase Markers be the siren song that draws you in (see what we did there?). They may be on a chemistry class supplies list, for an after-school club, the basketball team, or even just your office—all we know is this deal is too good to pass up. On the flip side, avoid these back-to-school supplies that are a waste of money.

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You really need these if your kids are young

The Safety 1st Adhesive Magnetic Child Safety Lock System will be discounted by an impressive $10 between July 15 and 16th in celebration of Amazon Prime Day, meaning all the most adventurous little hands in your classrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms can focus on healthy learning activities instead of potentially dangerous things. If your public school doesn’t come equipped with them, consider pooling some cash with the other kindergarten parents to get a few sets. Add this to the list of hidden gems on Amazon you’ll wish you already owned.

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Kid-focused laptops will be under $160

Does this Amazon Prime Day back to school deal sound too good to be true? It’s not, because the already-affordable Tanoshi 2-in-1 laptop will be discounted to $159.99 from the current price of $199, and it’ll be marked down through July 16—just in time for you to tell all the other parents in your social media groups about the total steal you found. Kids age 6 to 12 will enjoy an array of learning-focused included apps, homework software, and safe Internet access.

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Back to school, back to bathing properly

Forget the days of garden hoses and beachside showers—back to school means back to cooler weather activities like taking actual indoor baths, even if little ones disagree. Take 40 percent off Mustela No-Rinse Cleansing Water for a quick, fight-free way to clean delicate faces after school, on the go, or even if there was a tragic midday bathroom-related accident (hey, stuff happens).

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This discount doesn’t stink

Tell your sweaty teen to throw this Vichy 24-Hour Dry-Touch Aluminum Free Deodorant in their gym bag to keep them smelling fresh even after the most intense rounds of indoor soccer. The aluminum-free and salt-free formula will feel good to you, and the 30 percent off discount for Prime Day will feel good for your wallet. Save even more money with these Amazon hacks you didn’t know.

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Best-selling leggings at 50 percent off

She may wear them alone, under skirts or dresses, or as part of her practice wardrobe—but many top-selling leggings will be 50 percent off during Prime Day, making them hard to pass up.

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Discounts on Posh Peanut are rarer than unicorns

Popular frilly, feminine girls-and-moms matchables brand, Posh Peanut, almost never discounts their already-affordable line. This Prime Day, however, they’re offering 10 percent off all Posh Peanut purchases on Amazon with code 10PrimePosh at checkout. Find even more Amazon Prime Day deals you won’t want to miss.

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Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.