back to school Stories August 7, 2017

expiredBack to School Gold Box slashes 25% off backpacks: $20+, lunch kits: $12, luggage: $41+

Time to knock out some back to school/work shopping with Amazon’s Gold Box today on backpacks, lunch kits, and even luggage from High Sierra. For school shoppers, you’ll find a highly rated insulated lunch container in black, red or aqua for $12 shipped. These have 3 separate zippered compartments for separate items and internal ID tag.

back to school Stories August 26, 2016

amazon new textbooks coupon code

The cost of college tuition in the U.S. is completely out of hand and soaring textbook prices are just adding insult to injury. Amazon wants to help you fight back by taking an extra $15 off new textbook orders of $100 or more when you apply coupon code TEXT15 during checkout. You can place a single order with multiple books in it to help you hit the $100 threshold. It’s not a huge amount of savings, but every little bit helps. Amazon sells textbooks for a range of subjects including business, computer science, law, education and more.

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back to school Stories August 14, 2016

expiredToday’s Amazon Gold Box is loaded with deals on Osprey Backpacks and Ello Glass Water Bottles

Today only, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon has a pair of sales on Osprey Backpacks (up to 45% off) and Ello Water Bottles (up to 25% off). These are perfect opportunities to grab a few crucial back-to-school necessities before the year starts up. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $49+.

First up, let’s take a look at the backpacks. Prices start $39 and there are 15 different styles to choose from in a variety of designs. Our top-pick is the Osprey Packs Cyber Port Daypack in three colors for $54.99. It regularly sells for around $75 online at other retailers. It has multiple zippered compartments that are fleece-lined and padded for optimal protection of your devices. It can fit a laptop up to 15-inches in size and also has dedicated storage for an iPad. Rated 4.5/5 stars. Shop the entire sale for even more options.

Next, Amazon is taking up to 25% off Ello and Pogo Water Bottles priced from $5.99. You’ll find over 25 different options, including Ello’s signature glass design in multiple colors for $11.24 (Reg. $15). These BPA-free bottles are perfect for the gym or in your new Osprey backpack! It has a one-handed push button lid and a carrying loop. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 1,000 Amazon reviewers. Check out all of the bottles in today’s sale for more deals.

back to school Stories August 10, 2016

expiredBack-to-school shopping just got a little bit easier w/ this Kensington 15-inch MacBook Backpack for $14 shipped

B&H offers the Kensington LS150 15-inch Laptop Backpack in Red for $13.95 shipped. That’s good for $36 off the original price and down $21+ from most online retailers. Make back-to-school shopping painless, this Kensington bag has designated storage for a 15-inch MacBook and an iPad up to 10-inches in size. There are zippered organizational pockets plus easy-access on the side and front too. This bag receives great ratings just like the rest of Kensington’s lineup.

Be sure to hit up our CaseCrown sale for more options from $15 Prime shipped and our guide to all the backpack must-haves to make this a great school year.

back to school Stories August 9, 2016

expiredBest Buy’s 1-day sale has school essentials: 27″ 2TB Retina iMac $1,950 w/ .edu, Logitech keyboards, Panasonic eneloop, more

This morning, Best Buy has launched its Tuesday Techday Sale that is loaded with discounts on iMacs, Logitech Bluetooth Keyboards, Panasonic eneloop batteries and more. Basically anything needed for a great college dorm room is available in this sale that runs through the end of the day. Free two-day shipping is available on orders of $35+ or your can opt for in-store pickup.

The standout deal is Apple’s 27-inch iMac with Retina Display 3.3GHz/8GB/2TB (model MK482LL/A) for $1,949.99 shipped with access to a .edu email address. However, if you’re simply buying it for the sale price (without .edu), you’d be better off going over to B&H, which offers this model for $2,049.99 shipped (Tax in NY only). For comparison, it sells for $2,229 direct from Apple. Today’s deal is easily the best that we’ve seen. Features include a massive 27-inch 5120 x 2880 Retina 5K display, 3.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor and a 2TB Fusion hard drive.

Our Top Picks from this Sale:

While we’re on the subject of back-to-school, be sure to check out our feature on all the must-haves for your backpack this year.

back to school Stories August 8, 2016


It’s that time of year when students are headed back to school and parents are scrambling to find all the necessary supplies. While Hewlett Packard isn’t necessarily the first name you’d think of when it comes to backpacks, the computer-maker is dabbling in a new area. The HP Powerup Backpack has a surprisingly nice design with a few neat tricks inside…

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