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Back to school 2023: Shop smart with Best Buy

It’s back-to-school season, and we’ve put together a study guide to help you shop the latest technology and accessories at Best Buy.

Whether in class or studying at home, you need the right tools to make the grade. Best Buy has you covered, from advice to savings on the latest and greatest products. We’re sharing our notes, so read on and build your shopping strategy.  

Back-to-school shopping essentials

We recommend starting with the basics and getting organized. Here are some tools to help you:

  • Student Hub: Our Student Hub is your destination for resources and inspiration. Think of it like the library or computer lab on campus.
  • Back-to-school deals: Back-to-school deals are a great way to save big on all the tech you want for the school year. We have offers available on everything from laptops to small appliances. Check back regularly because we’ll have different deals throughout the season.
  • Shopping checklist: To make sure you get everything you need, we made a back-to-school checklist with all the tech and accessories to make your school year successful. We like to call it a tech-list.

School savings with My Best Buy Memberships

Don’t forget! Members of our My Best Buy Memberships™ program will get additional benefits this back-to-school season.

Students and parents who are My Best Buy Plus™ members can take advantage of exclusive savings this season and all school year, as well as other benefits like extended 60-day return window and free two-day shipping with no minimum.

My Best Buy Total™ gives members all the benefits of My Best Buy Plus, along with Geek Squad 24/7 tech support and up to two years of product protection.

And if you need to ship your tech to campus, sign up for My Best Buy™ — all it requires is an email to join. It’s our membership tier that offers free, standard shipping on all purchases with no minimum.

Real-world experience

We have more than 40 Experience Stores across the country that let you discover and try out the latest tech. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Premium experience: Our reimagined stores have all the brands you know and love, plus some new premium experiences. There are also dedicated areas for the newest product categories, such as e-transportation, beauty, and health and fitness.
  • Added tech support: Students looking for support with their devices can access an expanded Geek Squad area, where our Agents can help diagnose problems, make repairs and offer advice.

The outlet route

Our Outlet stores feature open-box and clearance items so you can get great tech at lower prices. We have 20 locations in different cities across the United States featuring a wide variety of products, including laptops and tablets from brands you love.

Visit BestBuy.com/Outlet to see if there’s a location near you. You can also shop Outlet deals on BestBuy.com.

Tax-free holidays

Shoppers in certain states can get their hands on new tech — tax-free — before the school year begins. This year, multiple states will have tax exemptions on select products, including laptops, tablets, computing accessories, and more. See if your state participates in a tax-free holiday by checking your local Department of Revenue website.

Plus, these savings still stack with Best Buy’s back-to-school offers, so keep an eye out for discounts from brands including Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung and more.

Check out our Student Hub on BestBuy.com for more back to school tips and deals.