Back-to-school season has arrived, and whether you're taking virtual classes or headed off to a college campus for the fall, the right supplies can help you get the new academic year off to a great start. While laptops, backpacks, and other must-haves for the classroom don't come cheap, select retailers like Apple, Best Buy, and others are offering student discounts to help make your next shopping trip more affordable. Below are 10 of the best brands to shop now.
From now through Monday, September 27, new and current college students are eligible to receive a free pair of Apple AirPods with a purchase of select Mac and iPad models. In addition, the tech company is offering 20 percent off AppleCare+ and three months of Apple Arcade, Apple Music, and Apple TV+ for free.
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2. Amazon Prime Student
Students can sign up for six free months of Amazon Prime Student and then pay just $6.49 per month, which is half off the usual price. They can also get a year of Amazon Music Unlimited and select Prime Video Channels like Showtime for $0.99 per month, plus get free GrubHub+ food delivery, two months free of Kindle Unlimited, and more.
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Microsoft Office 365 Education includes programs like Word, Excel, and Teams, which can be essential for students and educators alike. Right now, you can get the whole suite for free if you sign up with a valid school email address. The tech company is also offering up to $750 off select Surface laptops and more for students, parents, and teachers, with prices starting at $550.
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Hulu is offering a huge deal for college students right now. For just $2 per month, you can get access to the standard plan (which features commercials) and save an extra $4 each month from the usual subscription price. Even better, this discount is valid for as long as you're in school, so you'll have plenty of shows to stream, even when you're supposed to be studying.
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You can give your wardrobe a major overhaul and save in the process if you head over to ASOS. This fashion retailer is offering students 10 percent off year-round. All you need to do is sign up for an account with a valid school email address.
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6. Best Buy
College-bound students can save up to $400 on select Windows laptops and get $160 off select Beats Studio3 headphones via Best Buy’s exclusive student deals page. To access these discounts and others, just create an account using an active school email address.
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7. Bed Bath & Beyond
Whether you're furnishing a college dorm or an off-campus apartment, home goods like comforters and towels can be crucial. Bed Bath & Beyond offers all that and more, and right now, students can get an extra 20 percent off site-wide through Thursday, September 30. To qualify, sign up for a College Savings Pass using a valid school email address.
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You can take an extra 10 percent off select Nike footwear or apparel if you verify your school email address through SheerID. You'll get a unique promo code, which is valid for two weeks at a time. If you miss that initial two-week window, don't worry—high school and college students can use this offer every 30 days for as long as they're in school.
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Students with an active school email address can save 25 percent on a Paramount+ essential monthly subscription (which includes commercials). Instead of paying $5 per month, you'll only have to shell out $3.75 per month to gain access to popular channels like CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, and others.
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With the adidas student discount, you can qualify for a special discount and free shipping on all orders once you verify your student email address through UNIDays.
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