Summer is still going strong, but the start of a new school year is coming before you know it. To get a head start on back-to-school shopping, Target is kicking off its back-to-school deals early with even more on the horizon.
If you’re just not ready to start back-to-school shopping yet, find out when your state’s tax-free holiday is planned because it’ll be a deal bonanza at Target and other retailers for back-to-school merch. Make sure to get your 1% cash back offer to use for your online Target purchases through the end of the month.
Best Target Back-to-School Deals to Shop Now
Whether you’re heading off to college, heading back to the office, gearing up to teach little ones or getting ready to send them off on their first day of school, Target has what you need to prep for success this school year.
Keep checking back as we continue to update.
Here are the top back-to-school picks and deals ready to shop now:
Target Back-to-School Uniform Deals
Just because they’re required to wear a school uniform doesn’t mean your child’s unique personality can’t shine through. Target has oodles of options that are so cute the kids who don’t wear a uniform to their school will want them, too. Recognizable brands include Lands’ End, Cat & Jack, French Toast and more starting at $5.
Back-to-School Clothes and Shoe Deals
The deals are still rolling out at Target, but right now, shop for kids’ shoes and get BOGO 50% until Aug. 6 both online and in stores. Plus, save on jeans starting at $18 and kids’ clothing starting at $4.
Stay tuned as more Target kids’ clothing deals arrive.
Cat & Jack Shane Sneakers
These adorable sneakers keep your tiny tot moving through the day. The Shane sneakers have a soft insole, an elastic lace-up front and a side zipper closure for easy on and off.
Cat & Jack Tyler Slip-On Sneakers
Little boys’ shoes are notorious for coming untied. But with these slip-on sneakers, that angst parents feel is all but eliminated. The sneakers feature a solid white base with seven upper colors to choose from, plus faux lace accents.
Back-to-School Supplies Deals
Target makes it super easy to find your school supply list with their School List Assist. It makes it easier to get the stuff you actually need and steer clear of the things you don’t. There are deals available on just about any and every type of school supply you could imagine.
Here are just some school supplies to shop for:
- Crayons, glue, glue sticks and rulers: 25 cents and up.
- Pencils and sharpeners: 50 cents and up.
- Folders, markers, erasers and colored pencils: 50 cents and up.
- Pens, pencil cases, binders and filler paper: 99 cents and up.
- School backpacks: $14.99 and up.
Back-to-School College Dorm Deals
If you’re a mom or dad of a college freshman like I am, your baby girl or boy is likely living in a dorm. Thankfully there isn’t a whole lot you really need to buy, and depending on how many people your son or daughter is sharing a room with, there won’t be a copious amount of space, narrowing your checklist even further.
From now through July 30, you can save 20% on bedding, but before you shop for dorm essentials, verify your college enrollment and grab the Target 20% off one purchase coupon. As it says, it’s only good off one purchase, so make it count from now through Sept. 3.
Back-to-School Backpack Deals
Target is slowly releasing its deals on back-to-school backpacks, but we expect more to come the closer it gets to the start of school, although the selection might not be as plentiful.
SWISSGEAR Hybrid Backpack
Looking for a backpack that does it all? Well, here ya go. The Swissgear 2872 Travel Laptop Bag has a three-in-one design for wearing as a hands-free backpack, a crossbody messenger or a briefcase. It features a padded tablet pocket and a 15-inch fleece pocket, an integrated USB port and cord for charging up your electronics (battery pack not included), detachable, contoured shoulder straps and more.
Price: $80.99 (reg. $89.99)
Kipling Seoul Large 15-inch Laptop Backpack
This bright, cheery backpack is Kipling’s most popular and bestselling style. The Seoul comes with padded shoulder straps, a durable exterior, a roomy interior and a built-in protective sleeve for your laptop. It has a top handle for easy carrying back and forth and that’s meant to last for many back-to-school seasons.
Price: $84.99 (reg. $119)
Back-to-School Tech Deals
Don’t let a slow connection and lack of storage impede productivity. Here are some of the tech deals during Target’s Back-to-School event.
HP 15.6-inch Laptop with Windows Home
This HP laptop has a long-lasting battery with a thin and portable design to take from class to class. It features reliable performance and an expansive display with a built-in microphone for recording and Microsoft 365 applications.
Price: $269.99 (reg $439.99)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7-inch Tablet
With 32GB of storage and up to 13 hours of battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is perfect for on-the-go use. It has a compact 8.7-inch screen, slim design and super sturdy metal frame and comes with two months of free YouTube Premium.
Price: $119.99 (reg. $159.99)
Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe
The noise-canceling, water-resistant Apple AirPods Pro are top-of-the-line headphones that don’t see many discounts. But for the back-to-school season, Target is offering them up for almost 30% off.
7 Ways To Save on Back-to-School at Target
1. Download the Target App
If you’re looking to save at Target, downloading the Target app is a must. This is the central savings hub for Target and its primary way of communicating sales and exclusive app-only savings to customers. The app is free and links to your digital wallet for convenient shopping.
2. Join the Target Circle Rewards Program
Target Circle is a free rewards program to earn 1% of the total purchase price every time you shop online and in-store. Then you can use the rewards you earn toward future purchases. The Target Circle also rewards shoppers with a 5% discount on your birthday and access to Target Circle member-only deals and offers all year.
3. Shop the Target Teacher Prep Event
Target gives back to those who selflessly give so much by offering a 15% teacher discount on school supplies until Sept. 10 for eligible supplies — from classroom décor to art supplies. The discount is available for:
- Teachers, staff and faculty employed at K-12 schools.
- Teachers, staff and faculty employed at colleges and universities.
- Day care center and early childhood education teachers.
- Home-school teachers.
4. Get a Target Circle College Student Discount
If you’re a college student, you get a onetime 20% discount on your purchase from July 3 to Sept. 3, an increase from 15% off last year. Verify your student status and voilà, you’ll have your discount.
5. Sign Up for a Target RedCard
Target has two versions of its RedCard: a traditional credit card and a debit card. The first option means you’re applying for a credit card with a credit check and specific qualifications.
While the second option is using your existing debit or checking account. Your RedCard links to your bank account and functions as a debit-only card. This is a great option for those who would like to avoid more credit cards but would still like the 5% off discount on every purchase — in-store and online — and many other perks.
6. Check Target’s Weekly Ad
Unlike retailers like Hobby Lobby with predictable sale cycles, Target likes to mix it up and keep you on your toes. Besides checking your Target Circle offers, look over the weekly ad for additional sales and seasonal savings events online every Sunday. You can sign up to receive Target’s weekly ad or you can browse in-app or on Target’s website.
7. Get the RetailMeNot Deal Finder Extension
RetailMeNot’s Deal Finder is the easiest way to save at not only Target but with every online retailer with eligible promo codes and online coupons. Just download and install the free browser extension and activate the code at checkout to have eligible coupons automatically applied to your cart. Deal Finder also lets you earn cash back for your online purchases.
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