It’s almost that time of year again when students across the US head back to school! With the excitement of starting a new grade or semester, and meeting new teachers and friends, comes the fun (and sometimes stress) of back-to-school shopping. If you are looking for the best places to shop as well as the best back-to-school hacks for moms, plus the allure of free gift cards, we have you covered!
Our guide will detail the best places to shop for school supplies, back-to-school clothes, where to shop for dorm room décor, and more.
The Best Places to Shop for School Supplies
One of the most important things for back to school is a mountain of school supplies. Everything from notebooks, books, pencils, and pens are needed, so make sure you start shopping early. For extra savings, look for coupons or snap receipts on Fetch to earn free gift cards to your favorite retailers.
The retailers on this list offer free gift cards for your Fetch points, so be sure to snap those receipts, and get points, to fund your back-to-school shopping spree.
Target is known for its fun, fashionable items, at a decent price, and school supplies are no exception. Shop online or in-store for a catalog of over 30,000 office and school supplies from brands like Five Star, Crayola, and Yoobi Marvel Supplies. If you download the Target app, you will not only be able to get access to Target Circle offers, but you will also get back 1% on everything you buy. If you have a TargetRed card, you automatically get 5% back!
With a click of a button, all your school supplies can be delivered right to your door. Get free shipping with Amazon Prime and choose from over 90,000 different items.
Known for everyday low prices, you can shop in-store or online, and with Walmart’s NextDay Delivery service, all of your back-to-school items will be delivered right to your door, free of charge, with a purchase of $35.00 or more. Walmart not only offers several coupons to save money, but you can also use gift cards to save even more.
Maybe not your first thought for back-to-school shopping, but Joann offers weekly coupons, as well as multiple coupons per transaction to save big on back-to-school items like notebooks, markers, glue, construction paper, pens, stickers, and more. Joann also takes care of teachers by offering 15% savings on every order by signing up for the teacher rewards program.
You will be amazed at the amount of back-to-school supplies you can find at the local dollar store. You can often find pens, paper, calculators, and planners at dollar store locations for a fraction of the price of big chain retailers.
The Best Places to Shop for Back-to-School Clothes
Shopping for back-to-school clothes can be stressful, so make sure you start with a plan. Making a back-to-school shopping list will make sure you get the right pieces while staying within budget. Clothes are always going on sale, so make sure to shop during the off-season. Online shopping can take a lot of stress out of the chaos of outfitting several small children in a mall.
Check out some of our favorite retailers below:
Known for stylish, affordable clothing, Old Navy wins for back-to-school sales. Look online for Old Navy deals, and right now you can score $12 jeans, $8 sweatshirts, and daily online sales for additional savings.
This classic department store has everything from clothing for all ages to lunch box accessories to dorm room decor and everything in between and celebrates sales both online and with mailers. JCPenney also carries favorite brands like Nike, Adidas, Champion, Reebok, and more.
Kohl’s is the largest department store in the United States and operates in every state except Hawaii. With thousands of items to choose from both in-store and online, Kohl’s has something for everyone on your shopping list. For back-to-school 2022, be sure to check out Kohl’s promo/coupon code page, to get even more savings.
Get designer discounts on everything from clothing, shoes, and accessories at Nordstrom Rack, and online we found deals like $5 BP tank tops, Doc Martens at 20% off, and Nike sandals for $8.38.
The Best Places to Shop for Dorm Room Décor
Shopping for dorm decor should be fun. Check out our list of suggested retailers to make dorm decorating fun and affordable for the 2022 semester.
Macy’s is a one-stop shop to make your dorm chic yet practical and can work with anything from sleek modern to boho vibes. A great place to shop for compact appliances, organizational storage, furniture, bedding, bath, tech, and more. If you don’t have a Macy’s profile, sign up to receive 25% of your order.
Did you know that Pottery Barn Dorm carries everything you need for a sophisticated, put-together dorm room? Pottery Barn makes shopping for dorm room essentials a cinch by showing dorm room inspiration, shopping whole dorm rooms and even offering free design services. Back-to-school sale items include bedding, pillows, décor, and more.
Start Getting Free Gift Cards
We hope you found some useful back-to-school tips and hacks on this list, and don’t forget to cash in on even more savings by snapping receipts on Fetch and getting free gift cards to all your favorite places on this list.
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Have a great school year and happy snapping!