It’s that time of year again, back to school!
Back to school shopping these days can be a hassle, and it just seems like everything adds up and all of a sudden you’re spending a fortune. Luckily, there are a few stores that not only carry all the supplies and products needed to have a successful year, but are also easy on your wallet. Here are some stores that are having unbeatable back to school deals.
Staples is an obvious place to visit during this time of the year, but did you know their rewards program offers great deals that could save you time and money. If you sign up for Staples Rewards, you get up to five percent back on everything, free shipping every day, and $2 back per recycled ink cartridge. And the best part is, it’s free to sign up. Also, in addition to their huge selection of sale items, they also have a lowest price guarantee. Basically, if you find an item in another store for a cheaper price, you just have to bring in proof of that item’s price in the other store, show it to the Staples cashier, and they match the price for you and additionally discount it by 10 percent of the difference. You can find more information on how this works here. To visit in-store, you can head on over to the closest one (only about 1.5 miles away) at 91-93 Rte. 23 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove.
If you’re an avid reader, there’s no better place to go than the Montclair Book Center. With tons of books to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one to relax with after stressful study sessions during school. The bookstore offers used books at a discounted price, ongoing sales, and since this is a local store, you can definitely save and help out the community instead of going to big chain stores. Also, their website boasts, “Hundreds of great new books arrive daily, featuring many new releases discounted and at half price! Be sure to check back often to see what we’ve got.” They are open seven days a week, Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you have any questions, you can call at (973) 783-3630, and you can visit the store located just off Bloomfield Avenue at 221 Glenridge Avenue.
Lastly, it’s not too late to take advantage of Amazon’s sale on backpacks, briefcases and luggage for Prime members. You can get 20 percent off on a wide variety of selected styles, so that new backpack or messenger bag you needed for school just got a whole lot cheaper. If you’re not a Prime member, you can sign up and get a six month free trial for college students. All you have to do is register with your school email (ending in .edu) and you get all the benefits of Prime for six months free! These benefits include free two-day shipping on almost all products, special discounts, money back for referring a friend and early access to limited time deals.
Whether you’re in middle school, high school or college, nobody wants to spend more money than they have to on supplies they need to have a productive school year. With the great deals from these retailers, you won’t have to worry about that this year.