Heading Back to School This Fall? These Sales Probably Have Something for You

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August 07, 2019
By: Allison Russo
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Back to school season is in full swing, and whether it’s your first time moving into a dorm or you’re furnishing an off-campus apartment, now’s the time to snag some seriously great deals.

Some of our favorite retailers are having 'Back to School' sales on everything from storage solutions to Food Network-favorite appliances. But don’t wait! Some of these deals are only here for a few days. Here’s where you should shop!


Macy’s Back to School Sale goes way beyond clothes. Through Sunday, August 11, you’ll get an extra 10-20% off thousands of items from small appliances to cookware essentials.


BUY IT: Macy's, $219.99 (reg. $275)

This mini fridge is perfect for even the smallest dorm room. Inside, you’ll find a tall bottle door rack, removable shelf and adjustable thermostat. The door is also reversible so you can open the fridge from whichever side suits your space best.

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BUY IT: Macy’s, $59.99 (reg. $74.99)

Smoothies and protein shakes will be your kiddo’s go-to breakfast when they start school this fall. They’re healthy, fast and easy. And with this NutriBullet set by Magic Bullet, the handled cup goes from blender to backpack in moments.

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BUY IT: Macy’s, $27.99 (reg. $49.99)

Save money and eat better with convenient food storage containers like these. We love the microwave-safe glass bowls and leakproof lids — perfect for on-the-go college kids.

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Kohl’s is running a sale on dorm essentials, and though they’re more focused on cute comforters and chic decor, they’re offering some storage solutions that are perfect for your college-bound cook. Use code BACK2SCHOOL for even more savings on select items!


BUY IT: Kohl's, $42.49 (reg. $99.99)

This set of drawers is the perfect stand for a microwave, coffee maker, or any other dorm-friendly small appliance. Whether you fill the drawers with clothes, towels or snacks, you can never have too much small space storage.

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Walmart has rollbacks on tons of back-to-college kitchen basics, whether you need to outfit a whole kitchen or just want a few small appliances.


BUY IT: Walmart, $45.99 (reg. $54.88)

This straightforward microwave is perfect for any college kid. Whether you're heating up pizza bagels or popcorn, this affordable option will keep you snacking between classes.

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BUY IT: Walmart, $75 (reg. $99)

This compact fridge is functional and fun! Inside, there’s an ice cube chamber and slide-out shelf, and, on the outside, an eraser board for messages.

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BUY IT: Walmart, $17.97 (reg. $19.97)

This comprehensive tool set has everything you need to get cooking — it’s perfect for any first apartment! You’ll get spatulas, turners, spoons, measuring cups and spoons, a can opener, pizza cutter, kitchen shears, cork screw and more.

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Target has some of the best prices on back-to-school essentials (including a promotion on tons of cute lunchboxes right now), but we were instantly drawn to this air fryer deal.


BUY IT: Target, $39.99 (reg. $49.99)

The Dash is our favorite model for small spaces — and it’s perfect for cooking for one. It takes up almost no counter space, so it’s great for dorm rooms or starter apartments.

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Williams Sonoma

Though Williams Sonoma isn’t running a true “Back to School” sale, we couldn’t pass up their 20% off coffee & espresso machines event. These prices are only good through Monday, August 12, so don’t wait to start brewing.

BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $43.96 (reg. $54.95)

A French press is a great small-space option for everyday coffee making. This one is easy to use and clean, and we love the durable stainless-steel construction.

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BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $39.96 (reg. $49.95)

For chilled coffee lovers, this cold brew maker is a great option. All you have to do is add coarse ground coffee and water and let it sit overnight. You’ll get a rich coffee concentrate that will last for up to two weeks in the fridge.

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