This can be an expensive time of year for parents, who spend an average of $688 on back-to-school supplies, according to the National Retail Federation. If you’re not a parent—don’t completely tune out those advertisements for sales geared towards this crowd. There are plenty of back-to-school deals to score even if you don’t have kids.
Computers - According to a recent PriceGrabber survey, 40 percent of shoppers plan to purchase a tech-type item as part of their back-to-school shopping. Half will opt for a new laptop and 49 percent are looking for a tablet computer. Retailers will be working hard to snag these sales so even if you’re not a student, now is a great time to buy a computer or tablet.
Jeans - Since jeans are a wardrobe staple for students, it’s a great time for all ages to pick up a new pair. Score 15 percent off your purchase at AGjeans.com when you use coupon code AGBACKTOSCHOOL. Also from August 9 through the 12th shoppers can save 30 percent on their Gap purchases either online or in the store.
Eyeglasses - Kids heading back-to-school often use this time to update their eyeglasses. That means you can save on your new frames, too. Now through the end of September you can get a second pair of eyeglasses free worth up to $250 when you buy a complete pair. Just print out this coupon before you make your appointment at Pearle Vision. At Coastal.com, use code 2FOR75 to take advantage of their two for $75 back-to-school eyeglass sale.
Shoes - Kids go through a lot of shoes and many parents want them to start the school year with a new pair. Find discounts on casual kicks and tennis shoes at retailers like Eastbay, Famous Footwear, and Aldo.
Office Supplies You may not have a need for a Justin Bieber binder or a Twilight pocket folder, but there are plenty of incredible school supply deals you will find useful. For instance, at Staples this week you can score filler paper for a penny with a $5 purchase, free Post-Its after easy rebate, and packs of pens for a quarter.
By Alison Storm
Bedding Style coupon - Save 25% sitewide with coupon code SAVEBIG through 08/13/2012.
Toys 'R' Us - All Crayola art supplies are buy one, get one free through 08/11/2012.
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