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The best back-to-school sales to shop this fall

The best back-to-school sales to shop this fall
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Backpacks, calculators and sneakers, oh my! The costs of outfitting kids for a new school year can add up so fast.

Though back-to-school is the second biggest shopping season of the year, you shouldn’t have to spend a bundle to get your little ones ready for the classroom. Save big on all the school supplies, electronics, clothing and backpacks your kids need by hitting these 15 back-to-school sales.

Amazon: Get up to 25 percent off on back to school clothes, plus discounts on headphones, computers, calculators and other electronics.

Best Buy: Students can save up to $125 on new computers and printers. Other electronics are also on sale.

Carter's: Score anything on the Carter's site for half off and get an extra 25 percent off any purchase of $40 or more with the code LABORDAY. 

Crazy 8: This brand's entire website (excluding shoes, outerwear and online-first items) goes for $12.99 or less until September 5. 

Gymboree: Tees start at $8, dresses are half off and clearance is an extra 50 percent off during Gymboree's massive sale. 

Hanna Andersson: Score backpacks for 40 percent off and buy one, get one half off basics and tees.

JCPenney: Save 65 percent off any order over $100 or 50 percent on any order over $40 online through August 30 with the code 42BUYNOW.

Kohl’s: School uniforms start at under $10 through August 31 and you can take an extra 20 percent off juniors’ and kids’ clothing, shoes and backpacks when you use the code SCHOOL20.

Nordstrom: The department store has promotions on back-to-school must-haves like backpacks, kids’ sneakers, denim and more running through mid-September.

Office Depot: The go-to office supply store is giving you 30 percent off any online orders of $30 or more in addition to discounts on laptops and desktop computers.

Old Navy: The cheap clothing mecca is offering 40 percent off everything online through August 30.

Sears: Back-to-school fashion is up to 50 percent off.

Target: The big box retailer lowered prices on school supplies all season long, plus 30 percent off select backpacks.

The Children’s Place: This kids-only retailer is having a massive half-off sale on children’s clothes. All basic denim is just $7.99!

Zulily: The online retailer has a wide variety of promotions going on, from boys’ tees starting at $6.99 to tweens athleisure for up to 65 percent off.