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25 Back-To-School Products You Can Get On Sale Right Now

From dorm must-haves to essential classroom supplies – we have it all!

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1. A pack of colorful gel pens with ink that dries quickly so you can avoid smearing.

Promising review: "These are gel pens, but they are so smooth, like a liquid pen. Worth every penny when they are on sale. I'm also impressed by the vibrancy of the colors." –Angie C.

Get them from Staples for $15 (on sale from $25.99).

2. A rose gold stapler so your desk looks stylish.

Promising review: "Super cute stapler. Very stylish and it works well. It uses standard staples. Love the design, and it is a great addition to my home office. I can't wait to get more items to coordinate!" –Veronica Cabrales

Get it from Amazon for $10.59 (on sale from $19.99).

3. A pack of three-subject notebooks in a variety of colors.

Promising review: "These are the best notebooks I have ever used, and I have never changed to anything else after I purchased the ones from Five Star. They are so smooth to write on and are very helpful to organize and find my notes when I need them. Strongly recommend." –Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $18.96 (on sale from $29.99).


4. A pair of wireless headphones with foam ear cushions for ultimate comfort.

Promising review: "I purchased these headphones for my son and he's loved them. He looks very stylish and nice, and most importantly, he can use them for noise canceling in school." –Roila

Get them from Amazon for $36.99 (on sale from $79.99).

5. A TI-84 Plus calculator so you can plot out graphs and equations.

Promising review: "Extremely happy with this purchase. I had to take a statistics class and it truly saved me! I was able to use the statistical formulas in the calculator and download others that I needed. Great product!" –P.A. Cohen

Get it from Amazon for $86 (on sale from $99.99).

6. A lunch tote including a matching bottle cooler and can insulators.

Promising review: "This lunch bag is very flexible and roomy. It can easily accommodate a good-sized bowl, snacks, and beverages. Because it's so flexible you can squeeze it into a backpack or tote with no problem. The neoprene sleeves for the water bottle and cans are a nice bonus. The bag is also attractive enough to carry on its own." –Brenda

Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (on sale from $29.99). Available in nine patterns.

7. A zipper binder with three removable file folders for even more organization.

Promising review: "My son takes this to school everyday, keeps all his work in it, and it hasn't torn or bent yet! It zips up all around so nothing falls out. It's made to last if you take care of it." –Gamejunkie420

Get it from Amazon for $25.61 (on sale from $33.22).


8. A coffee machine for making single brews and full pots all-in-one.

Promising review: "I love this coffee maker!! So handy to have a pot and single serve option. Easy to program, reliable, and easy to clean." –Bonnie E.

Get it from Amazon for $54.88 (on sale from $89.50).

9. A five-pack of composition notebooks with 100 sheets in each.

Promising review: "These are great composition notebooks and it is becoming more difficult to find the college-ruled notebooks in local stores. I use these for keeping notes on various projects. I can keep my notes in a notebook until I need to type the information on a computer." –Santa Lar

Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (on sale from $20.30).

10. A wireless color printer that has a scanner, copier, fax, and 150-sheet paper capacity.

Promising review: "One of the best printers I have owned thus far. Very easy to connect to all my devices: iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Windows computers, etc. It prints quickly and quietly, efficiently uses ink, and the pages printed are all high quality. The document feeder makes scanning documents very easy, and the software it comes with is easy to use." –Christopher N. Garcia

Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (on sale from $129.99).

11. A mini fridge with eight-can storage on the door for "soda" so can you avoid walking to the dorm cafeteria.

Promising review: "This cube refrigerator is the one. It is worth every penny. It is quiet and really keeps all of the drinks, soda, iced tea, and water very cold." –MargoX

Get it from Amazon for $139.99 (on sale from $179).


12. A 300-pack of blank index cards for memorizing key ideas.

Promising review: "These are my go-to index cards for planning and organizing. It's just right for fleshing out ideas in a category. Very sturdy paper stock." –Heidi Schmidt

Get them from Amazon for $8.27 (on sale from $15.79).

13. A vacuum insulated travel mug that keeps your drink warm for 12 hours.

Promising review: "Keeps coffee hot for hours upon hours and has a very, very sleek design. For the price it's just about impossible to beat." –Andrew

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (on sale from $19.99).

14. A vintage-looking backpack with room for a 15-inch laptop.

Promising review: "This backpack is absolutely everything I needed. This bag is the perfect size for a normal school bag. It feels super durable. It also has many great features. This bag is true to its picture and the color is just right." –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $27.90 (on sale from $78). Available in four colors.

15. A set of three-ring binders that have a clear overlay for customization.

Promising review: "I use these all the time to create a library of data. They have a clear cover onto which I print a large label so that I know what is in the binder. I no longer buy any binders without the clear viewable front cover." –Inland Sailor

Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (on sale from $33.82).


16. A vintage-looking alarm clock with a built-in nightlight.,

Promising review: "This is by far the cutest clock I have seen. It's a vibrant matte bubblegum pink and has silver accents. It only takes one AA battery! So far it has lasted me a month and is still going! This clock is super loud. With this alarm set, you do not have to worry about missing appointments – I'm sure it will wake you up!" –Regina R.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (on sale from $19.99).

17. A six-pack of dividers that have larger tabs for more writing space.

Promising review: "I always like these for school, I use a tab for each subject I'm taking. The tabs are large enough so you can effectively hand-write the names on if needed, or you can send the sheet of plastic inserts through a standard printer for a more formal presentation." –SoccerJo

Get them from Amazon for $9.18 (on sale from $19.68).

18. A set of titanium scissors made with soft grip handles.

Promising review: "Bought these so my son had a pair for college. I've started using the second pair – so far they are nice and sharp and work very well. Seem really sturdy." –Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $6.30 (on sale from $14.77).

19. A towel set including two bath towels, two hand towels, and four washcloths for showering in the dorms.

Promising review: "For the money you cannot beat this set of towels. I am greatly impressed with the quality. They are not cheaply made! I am buying more of different colors and also sending some as gifts to my kids." –D.A.B.

Get it for $27.99 (on sale from $59.99).


20. A Crock-Pot that will cook all day while you're in class.

Promising review: "We've had a Crock-Pot for years, but it didn't have a timer, so I never felt safe leaving it to cook during the day. With the timer, we use it several times a week. I love coming home to dinner ready to serve, especially when I don't risk overcooking something." –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (on sale from $54.50).

21. A set of two pencil cases you can also use as makeup bags.

Promising review: "Love these cases. I'm a college student and I have so many highlighters, pencils, and pens etc. – these cases help me a lot. No more shuffling through my book bag to find what I'm looking for." –Mrs. C.

Get it from Amazon for $8.59 (on sale from $16.99).

22. A four-pack of one-subject notebooks with 70 sheets in each.

Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed. I am studying for a career-related exam and only need a one-subject notebook so this works perfectly. It's just your standard college-ruled notebook. It seems to be holding together well, even with daily use. It comes in an assortment of colors, which is nice." –Kelly Pepper

Get them from Amazon for $4.99 (on sale from $19.99).

23. A pack of mini sticky Post-its so you'll never forget a note.


24. A 64GB flash drive for storing your videos, photos, and homework assignments.

Promising review: "This has become a great little USB drive for school. It keeps all of my coursework, homework, and important files in one location, so that I never need to have internet as I have my files on hand." –Andrew Schell

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (on sale from $39.99).

25. A pack of 15 chocolate peanut butter protein bars to help you get through a long night of studying.

Promising review: "Love this protein bar. PowerBar is by far my favorite brand when it comes to protein bars and this is my favorite flavor. Great taste and texture. No chalky, cardboard, or artificial tastes that are normally associated with protein bars. Great for after a workout, as a meal replacement, or a snack. I would recommend this item to friends and family." –Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $21.99 (on sale from $29.99).