15 Back-to-College Shopping Deals You Need in Your Life

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and you're probably exhausted from prowling around online and trying to find a bargain in stores. Don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you collegiettes, and scouted deals and discounts galore that are perfect you! From your fall wardrobe to dorm décor to essential tech, you’ll find extra savings to take you into the new school year prepared and ready to take on anything.


1. Madewell

Students get 15 percent off in stores at Madewell year-round—but from August 15 through September 15, showing your student ID will score you 20 percent off in stores! 

2. Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack is already known for their incredible deals, but through September 30 they’re offering students anywhere from 30 to 70 percent off select back to school items. 

3. Forever 21

Forever 21 is hosting the sale of the season with their Labor Day sale, and students can totally benefit through September 5. Get ready to build your new wardrobe with products starting at only $5! 

4. Aerie

You can usually always find a bralette deal at Aerie, but during their end of summer sale you can score $15 bralettes and $20 bras. 

5. Free People

A girl can never have enough bras, and that why you’ll want to shop Free People’s $20 essentials. From bandeaus to bralettes, every collegiette should take advantage of this sale.


6. Bath & Body Works

The Bath & Body Works back to school sale has a number of mix and match options available for discounted prices on your favorite school year products. 

Campus Necessities

7. Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is offering a free six-month trial offer to students. On top of access to hundreds of movies, TV shows and Kindle books, you also get free two-day shipping when you shop Amazon. That means you just saved yourself massive shipping costs on textbooks and all other back-to-school goodies Amazon has to offer. If you decide stick with the program, you can join for only $49 a month (50 percent off the regular price). You’ll definitely want to invest in this!

8. Barnes & Noble

At Barnes & Noble, college students can receive up to 90 percent off textbooks and even free shipping! When your biochem professor is asking you to buy a $218 textbook, going with the B&N used and rental textbook options will seriously help your wallet.

9. Best Buy

Best Buy is offering students up to $150 off on Macs, computers of Surface devices. Our favorite is this Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for $849.99––and don’t forget your free two-day shipping.

10. AT&T

One of the most popular service providers has just come out with an amazing bundle to fit every student’s needs! For only $80 a month, AT&T will give you DIRECTV and high speed internet for two years. This perfect for any collegiette moving off campus, but you only have until October to decide!

11. Urban Outfitters

As if we already we’re obsessed with UO enough, they’re offering 20 off all books online and in stores through September 5. 

Dorm Décor

12. Society6

Support independent artists while decorating your room with pieces only *you* will have. Shop framed prints, wall tapestries, duvet covers, throw pillows and so, so much more to outfit your room with. Bonus—Her Campus readers get an exclusive 10% discount plus free shipping at society6.com through this link!

13. Target

Every week Target is coming out with new deals for all back-to-college must haves. Students can get up to 30 percent off furniture, bedding, décor, kitchen and dining. 

14. Bed Bath & Beyond

When you shop back-to-college at Bed Bath & Beyond and sign up for their email you’ll get 20 percent off one item in store! Their selection of back-to-school items is huge and you score get anything from bedding to bathroom accessories to wall frames.

15. Walmart

For the magic finish on your dorm décor, check out Walmart’s back to school sale where they’re offering a huge selection of HDTV’s starting at only $89.99.