Amazon Prime Day runs from now through Wednesday, July 18, at 3 a.m.—so don't be late to save on back-to-school essentials while supplies last!

By Lauren Phillips
Updated July 16, 2018
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Herschel’s simple, durable bags are the backpack du jour for everyone from on-trend high schoolers to commuters. If you’ve been waiting to pick one up, now’s your chance—Amazon is offering these at more than $40 off. Related: The Amazon Echo Show—Prime Day’s Most In-Demand Item—Is $100 OffTo buy: $63; amazon.com.
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It may be a little early to start thinking about back-to-school shopping, but with the fourth annual Amazon Prime Day happening now, the early bird scores incredible deals.

Whether you have little ones in grade school, you're pursuing a college degree, or you simply have a passion for pens and pencils, these major sales on back-to-school essentials are too good to pass up. Amazon Prime Day is just a 36-hour event, so shop while you can!

Remember, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to enjoy Prime Day deals. If you haven’t yet, sign up here for Amazon Prime, and enjoy a 30-day free trial. You can cancel at any time!

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Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack

Herschel’s simple, durable bags are the backpack du jour for everyone from on-trend high schoolers to commuters. If you’ve been waiting to pick one up, now’s your chance—Amazon is offering these at more than $40 off.

Related: The Amazon Echo Show—Prime Day’s Most In-Demand Item—Is $100 Off

To buy: $63; amazon.com.

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HP Blue Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

This photo printer hooks up to your phone’s Bluetooth, so you can print on the go, bringing the countless pictures you snap on your phone to life. (This one’s a must-have for college students seeking to capture every moment of freshman year.)

To buy: $90; amazon.com.

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AmazonBasics Retractable Gel Ink Pens

Quick-drying, comfortable to hold, and affordable, these pens can pass any challenge you put them to—even the crossword, if you’re so bold.

To buy: $6 for a 12-pack; amazon.com.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB Portable External Hard Drive

Keep all those essays, study guides, budget trackers, and more safely backed-up with this crowd-favorite external hard drive. Should your computer ever crash, this compact drive has you covered.

To buy: $59; amazon.com.

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AmazonBasics 5-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag

College dorm rooms are notorious for having Twin XL–sized beds, an elusive size that can sometimes cost a premium. Amazon is offering this elegant set for $30, perfect for rising college freshmen, camp-goers, or anyone looking for a bed remake.

To buy: $30; amazon.com.

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Amazon Echo Spot

Whether it’s for homework questions, researching obscure facts, or simply taking a study break, the playful (and delightfully compact) Amazon Echo Spot has you covered. It fits on a windowsill, a cramped desk, or a bookshelf, and, with the power of Alexa inside, this little smart home gadget is practically the definition of small but mighty.

To buy: $100; amazon.com.