The Best Tech Back-to-School Deals of 2022

Here's how students can save money on laptops and more.

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Now that the academic season is underway, we’ve stopped updating this post with back-to-school sales and can’t promise the ones below are still available. Check back next year for updated deals. 

Students have swapped their video games for laptops as they head back into the classroom.

But when is the best time to shop? "Back-to-school sales tend to fall right in between two other major shopping holidays: July 4th and Labor Day," says Julie Ramhold, Consumer Analyst with

We've rounded up the best back-to-school deals we can find that are worthy of your time below. Be sure to bookmark this page as we'll continue to update it through Labor Day.


DJI Mavic 3 Drone

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Adorama has deals on an array of computers and electronics with discounts of up to 45 percent off. It also has a rewards program.


Apple MacBook Air at the desk

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You can save on new Mac computers and iPads through Apple's education pricing, which is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents. You'll also receive a gift card for up to $150.

Best Buy


Get deep discounts on certain Intel-powered laptops and other electronics. You’ll have to create an account to get this deal.


Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700


This year, Bose is offering student discounts on its audio products. You’ll have to sign up and register as a student to get this deal.


Fitbit Versa 2

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Shop and save up to 15 percent off purchases. You can get wearables like the Fitbit Versa 2, Google Nest, and even Google Pixel Buds Gen 2.


Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5

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Use code BTS2022 to get discounts on PCs and other tech on the Lenovo website. Be sure to use the eCoupon listed below the doorbuster product.

Office Max

Office Max Brand Durable View Round-Ring Binders

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Office Max is running all kinds of deals. Save up to 60 percent off back-to-school essentials like laptop computers, printers, calculators, and more. Plus, you can always find notebooks, pens, pencils, and binders at Office Max.


Razer Raptor 27-inch gaming monitor


Get up to 20 percent off gaming gear and 5 percent off laptops and desktops through the Razer Education Program. Like most tech sites, you’ll need to register and verify you’re a student to get the code.


person looking through their smartphone

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With the Samsung Education Offer Program, you can get discounts on the latest laptops, smartphones, and tablets.


Steelseries Apex Pro

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Once you verify you’re a student, you can get a code for 15 percent off sitewide. From headsets for Zoom classes to computer accessories, this is a great deal.

Under Armour

UA Gametime Backpack

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Take 25 percent off backpacks for trekking around campus with your tech gear—no code needed.

When Do Back-to-School Sales Start in 2022? 

Back-to-school sales begin around June 15. They run through the end of August, usually ending just before Labor Day weekend. Some companies extend theirs through the end of Labor Day weekend.

How Long Do Back-to-School Sales Last? 

It depends on the retailer. Some, like Apple, can run some amazing deals through the entirety of summer for students. Others like Amazon have a back-to-school page and run flash sales through their Daily Deals page.

When Do School Supplies Go on Sale? 

Similar to general back-to-school sales, school supplies went on sale in early June.

Does Best Buy Offer Student Discounts? 

Yes, they do. If you’re interested, we cover the steps to obtain that discount here

When are Apple's Back-to-School Sales? 

They began June 17 and will run in some capacity through the end of September. Some deals will come and go through this entire back-to-school season. You can find our steps to obtain their education discount guide here.

What Stores Have the Best Back-to-School Sales? 

If you prefer to do brick-and-mortar shopping, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart can offer some fantastic deals on supplies and educational tech for the classroom or the dorm. These companies also run great online incentives like two-day shipping and contact-free delivery for ease of convenience. While Amazon doesn’t directly offer back-to-school sales, you can still find great deals there.

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