Saving Big on Back to School Shopping

By: Malaika Charrington

Shopping for back to school clothes and supplies shouldn't break the bank. There are lots of stores having some great sales and discounts for anything you’ll need for the new year.


Gap and Gap Factory both have great sales both online and in stores in tons of new styles.

Old Navy has recently started their annual school uniform sale, so buy extras, sand save big!

JCPenney has recently begun it’s “biggest sale of the season” online, so take advantage of it. The sale won’t last long, though so get to buying!

Aeropostale has an awesome online back to school sale going on, with a markdown of up to 70%. Their usually expensive clothes, are at great reduced prices!


Walmart has just started their annual back to school sale. They have tons of cheap supplies, clothes, and college furniture/dorm decorations for the upcoming school year.

Staples- Staples has tons of school supplies and school uniforms at great prices! (Also see their Daily Deals on their webpage.)

Back to School Fair - People’s Community Action Corporation is participating in an annual back to school fair, where they’ll be giving away thousands of free school supply care packages.  Join us Saturday, July 30th from 10am to 4pm. The address is 5701 Delmar.


Best Buy currently has some great sales for laptops, tablets and more for students in college, so plan big this tax free weekend*

Amazon really has anything that you’ll need next school year. There are tons of back to school warehouse deals on, specifically for pre-owned, or “open box” items.


Target, though often pricey, is a great place to find college furniture and dorm decorations. They have great clearance section discounts, as well as well priced school supplies.

*Tax free weekend is, as the name implies, a weekend in which tax is excluded from sales prices. While tax often seems inconsequential, you’ll be surprised how much it will save you with larger purchases (maybe technology or furniture). This is from Friday, August 5th to Sunday, August 7th. Click here for more information.

Have fun and save away!