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Whether you're looking for new school clothes, backpacks, or pencils, Target's back-to-school sales can help you save a ton of money!

No matter what you need to buy, we'll show you how to score the best Target back-to-school prices.

Don't forget to stay up to date with the latest coupon codes and promotions by visiting Savvy's Target page, of course!


1. When does Target have school supplies available?

The best Target back-to-school sales occur from the second week of July until the last week of August. The Target school supply sales will begin after the July opening of the uniforms and clothes sales. Remember that product availability will decrease as the start of the first day of school (for your area) approaches.

SAVVY SECRET: Keep in mind that Target also offers price matching!


2. Even if you buy Target school supplies online, use Target Circle.

Target Circle is a feature in the official Target app. You should take advantage of the numerous manufacturer and in-store coupons and discounts while purchasing Target school supplies. Install the Target app, select "Target Circle Offers," and then load the offers you want to see.

Circle discounts on Target back-to-school necessities ranging from as little as 5% off to as much as 20% off. In the Circle section of your Target app, you can get discounts on items including clothing, supplies, and snacks.


3. Buy backpacks from Target when they're at least 25% off.

Target offers a vast selection of sizes, designs, and themes for backpacks. Target genuinely has a backpack for each student in your household. In July and August, we often see name-brand backpacks like JanSport on sale for up to 25% off.

The Trans by JanSport Super Cool Backpack was on sale at Target in August 2021 for $33 (normally $44.99). Trans by JanSport also comes with a lifetime warranty. If they can't fix it, they will replace it. That is unbeatable!


4. Save 50% on clothing like leggings while you're shopping for school supplies at Target.

The best leggings available are made by Cat & Jack, and a pair costs $6 without discounts. They also offer some amazing designs that your kids would adore. But here's the thing: Target always has huge sales on children's clothing for back to school towards the end of July and the beginning of August.

When you buy at Target for back-to-school items, keep an eye out for promotions offering discounts of up to 50% or even gift cards (such as $10 off of purchases of $25 or more on children's clothing).


5. Save 50% to 75% on Target school uniforms.

There is no need to spend a fortune on school uniforms. Both Old Navy and Target are well-liked options for uniforms, but you'll nearly always save money by purchasing school uniforms from Target instead of Old Navy. Consider this:

Conclusion: Target is 44% less.

Conclusion: Target is 70% less.


6. Only purchase back-to-school shoes during sales with Target Circle offers.

Don't forget to look for shoes while you're browsing Target's back to school merchandise. We  prefer to hold off on purchasing shoes until there is at least a 20% Target Circle discount, however 30% off has also been the case in the past.

You can also take advantage of sales. Target had a buy one, get one half off sale on children's shoes in August 2021.


7. To save money on Target office supplies like pens, use manufacturer coupons.

To get Target office products, such as pens, for a reasonable price, be sure to keep an eye out for coupons from manufacturers.

We have also noticed some great Target Circle deals that allowed us to get inexpensive pencils and pens.


8. To get at least $5 back on back to school purchases, look for Target gift card promotions.

Deals on Target gift cards can vary. These offers often provide payments ranging from $5 to $20 for the purchase of a single item or set of items. Listed below are a few typical gift card promotions:

  • Buy three of a product and get a $5 gift card.
  • Get a $5 gift card after spending $20.
  • Get a $5 gift card after spending $25.

Some of our favorite back-to-school sales are on clothing, like this one where you spend $50 on clothing and get a $10 gift card. As the start of the school year approaches, keep an eye on Target's promotions page to uncover gift card discounts on school supplies and to get a gift card for free.

For these deals, you can still get the gift card even if you use manufacturer or retailer coupons.


9. To get the best prices without the lines, use the Target school supply list.

Avoid the crowds when purchasing school supplies at Target. This handy little tool will retrieve your precise school list and assist you in shopping for it without crowds.

This is how it works:

  • Visit Target's website to access School List Assist.
  • Select “Find your list.”
  • In-store pickup or free shipping with a $35 purchase (or if using a RedCard) are your delivery options.
  • Enter your zip code.
  • Choose your store location.
  • Enter the zip code of your school.
  • Select your child's grade level.
  • Enter your email.

As soon as they're prepared, you'll receive a detailed supply list. When the list is prepared, you can click a button to instantly add things to your cart. Of course, these are the priciest, name-brand products.

When you click "Find Replacement" on any item you want to modify, all of the possible options will be displayed to you, all of which are less expensive.


10. Stock up on notebooks at Target's September back-to-school sale and pay as little as $0.02 per notebook.

The Target back-to-school clearance is a great opportunity to stock up. As the store prepares for Halloween, Target will offer discounts ranging from 50% to 90%. We have even bought notebooks for $0.02 and folders for $0.05. Kids always need school supplies, so we like to keep some extras on hand.

Additionally, you may always give your child's teacher any excess school materials you don't use.


How did your most recent Target back-to-school shopping trip go? Post a comment down below.