At the end of the summer, students will probably ask for some upgrades to their school supplies.
And with inflation, finding ways to save on school supplies can be harder than passing a quiz.
That’s where Consumer Reports can help, with great deals on top-rated products to help students cool off.
Consumer Reports tracks the prices of many of its top-tested products throughout the year, so it knows exactly when they’re at a big discount.
Here are a few to look out for in this early school year edition of Best Time to Buy.
When shopping for school supplies, comparing prices can help you save money right from the start.
Consider dollar stores, office supply stores, and wholesalers, which can be great options for shopping.
If your student needs processing power that can easily fit in a backpack, look no further than a top-notch tablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is now $300 at Best Buy.
CR says the Android tablet is ideal for students, with a 10.4-inch screen and 128GB of storage.
Then treat your parents, siblings, or roommates to a new pair of over-ear headphones.
The Bose SoundLink II is on sale now for $142.49 on Amazon.
CR states that the lightweight, wireless Bluetooth models offer very good sound quality.
Then a successful school year can mean everything is organized with a label maker.
The Brother P-Touch Cube label maker is now $59.98 at Walmart.
And for middle schoolers with early morning classes, save the trip to the coffee shop with a coffee maker they can own.
The Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker is on sale now for $80 on Amazon.
And finally, here’s an idea for an inexpensive way to improve a kids’ dorm or study area.
Wyze’s smart bulb is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home and is on sale for $15 on Amazon.
Looking for something else? CR says other items currently heavily discounted are laptops, fitness trackers and smartwatches, Bluetooth and smart speakers, noise canceling headphones and earphones, curling irons and luggage.
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