Back to school shopping takes place over a longer time than other more traditional shopping events like
, which makes tracking the best deals that much harder. Well, that’s what we’re here to help with.
Over the upcoming weeks, we’ll be scouring the internet for the best back to school deals that major retailers and carriers are running, gathering them all in one place: here.
The pickings are still slim, considering there are still a few weeks until most schools open their doors (virtual or real ones).
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.
Back-to-school Samsung deals
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the Galaxy Tab S7+ are currently $100 off. The Galaxy Tab A7 has also seen a modest $50 discount.
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.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 has seen a $300 discount at Samsung’s store too. The foldable phone has a Snapdragon 865 processor, 12GB of RAM, and a triple-camera system with a 12MP main shooter.
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 older OnePlus 8T is $150 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 with your purchase. The company also offers a free phone case if you purchase the OnePlus Nord N10 or the OnePlus Nord N100.
Back-to-school deals at Amazon
Like every year, Amazon is offering great discounts on tech for both small and grown-up children. The company’s Fire HD 10 Kids tablet is now $70 off, and the deal includes a child-proof case.
The Apple MacBook Pro with an M1 processor is now $200 off at Amazon. The deal is for its 256GB of storage version. The MacBook Air M1 has also seen a discount at the store of $100.
The 64GB Wi-Fi-only version of the 4th Gen Apple iPad Air is now $100 off at Amazon. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen the tablet at and makes it one of the best deals overall. The iPad Air (2020) has Apple’s latest A14 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a gorgeous 10.9-inch display.
Another Apple product, the AirPods Pro, is now $59 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.
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.