Back to School Backpack Buying Guide

back to school backpack buying guide

In August, backpacks are on shelves everywhere — from grocery stores and department stores to warehouses and websites. So how do you know where to shop? We’ve created a back to school backpack buying guide to highlight some of the best deals out there.

1. Toys R Us

Visit Toys R Us for not only their toys, but their great deals on backpacks for kids. You can get a free lunch kit when you buy any backpack priced at $12.99 or more on their site. They have backpacks that feature Frozen, Despicable Me 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to name a few. Sale ends 8/9.

toys r us backpacks

2. JCPenney

At JCPenney you can combine a coupon code with their sale on backpacks to save two ways. Backpacks are currently 25% off (until 8/14). They also give you the option to monogram backpacks for around $4.

jcpenney backpacks

3. L.L.Bean

Right now L.L.Bean is offering 25% off deluxe backpacks (until 8/25). The advantage of an L.L.Bean backpack is they are built to last. Their products come with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. That means you can return any purchase at any time. So if a zipper breaks or the lining starts to deteriorate, send it back! Added bonus, free shipping with no minimum order all the time.

llbean backpacks

4. Walmart

Walmart offers backpacks starting at just $7. Plus, they’re so confident in their prices, they’ve introduced the Savings Catcher. Enter your receipt number within 7 days of purchase and Walmart will scan local store circulars. If they find a lower advertised price in your area, they will give you a gift card with the difference.

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5. Justice

If your little fashionista is big into matching, then Justice might be a good place to shop. They have stylish collections in sequins, plaid, leopard and other trendy prints. Get a matching backpack, binder, lunchbox, water bottle, pencil pouch and more.

justice backpacks

6. Zappos

Many people think of Zappos as a great destination for shoe shopping but they also have a wide selection of backpacks. Plus, it doesn’t get much better than their 365-day return policy with free shipping both ways.

zappos backpacks

7. Sports Authority

Sporting good stores are a great place to find backpacks from sporty brands like Under Armour, The North Face, and Nike. Save 20% on all orders (until 8/9). Plus you can get a free gift ($10 value) when you purchase any full-priced backpack from The North Face at a Sports Authority store.

sports authority backpacks

8. Office Depot

Office Depot has more than 150 backpacks to choose from for boys, girls and college students with some as much as 25% off. Select SwissGear backpacks are as little as $10 until 8/9.

office depot backpacks

9. NFL Shop

There are some great deals for kids who want to rep their favorite team. Sports lovers can save up to 25% off backpacks from either the NFL Shop or the NBA Store.

sports backpacks

The nine retailers above are offering great savings and incentives on backpacks of all shapes, sizes and colors. If your kid is looking for a cooler style, consider buying a trendy tote, messenger bag, weekender or satchel.

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