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Back-to-school backpacks are a steal during Prime Day — just do the math

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Don't wait till August to shop for school supplies. Amazon's Prime Day deals are epic. “It might seem early," says Kristin McGrath, savings expert for RetailMeNot, but with a glut of overstock across the retail industry, deals are happening NOW. "From backpacks and tablets to kids clothing, you can expect to find great savings opportunities...shoppers should [also] keep an eye out for deals on notebooks, pens and other essentials.”

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Not sure where to start? We've rounded up the best backpacks here, for folks of all ages. And they're all on sale! Shop fast — Prime Day is a competitive sport!

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For kiddos and tweens

JanSport JanSport Superbreak

$37$46Save $9
$37 at Amazon

The iconic style of a JanSport got most of us through high school, and the classic is still available in a bevy of colors. Recycled materials make this planet friendly, Lightweight you can pack it with books and supplies.

Rawlings Rawlings Remix Youth T-ball Backpack

$20
$20 at Amazon

For the athlete in your family, this pack fits all their gear, including slots for bats, clips for helmets and fence hook to keep it off the ground. Doubles as a backpack for school so it's all they need. Also in pink.

Skip Hop Skip Hop Toddler Backpack

$18$19Save $1
$18 at Amazon

Adjustable straps, juice box pocket and interior name tag make this ideal for early school days. And this foxy fox is totes adorbs! Other animals and sizes available for your little tike. A tether keeps 'em close in crowds.

For high school, college or the office

Adidas Adidas Prime Backpack

$63
$63 at Amazon

Expandable pockets allow this extra large bag to be stuffed with your laptop, gym clothes and everything in between. Reflectors make this bag ideal for walking home or on campus at night.

Amazon Basics Amazon Basics Laptop Backpack

$35$38Save $3
$35 at Amazon

This bag can be packed to the gills with books and gadgets, it has so many pockets making it perfect for all day around campus. One padded pocket holds an extra large 17 in laptop.

Yalundisi Vintage Grey Backpack with Laptop Storage

$27$36Save $9
$27 at Amazon

This unisex backpack fits a 15.6 inch laptop and sports a USB charger, perfect for college or the office. The additional pockets house your water bottle and electronics. A luggage strap make it the perfect travel companion.

Cluci Large Nylon Travel Backpack

$33$40Save $7
$33 at Amazon

Lightweight and available in over a dozen colors, this pack looks unisex, with pockets for a 14-inch laptop, water bottle, pens, gadgets, and more. Waterproof with padded straps plus a luggage strap make it an ideal carry-on.

Lovevook Laptop Backpack for Women

$34$50Save $16
$34 at Amazon

Waterproof and available in a myriad of colors, this stylish quilted number fits a 15.6 in laptop with charger on the outside, so you can plug in and still use your phone on the go. Large capacity makes this your all day bag.

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Our top pick for Prime Day:

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

$12$30Save $18
$12 at Amazon

Offering access to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Disney+, Peacock and so much more, plus awesome interactive settings — like pop-up results for actor and director names via IMDb — you just might be tempted to ditch cable for good.

Best Prime Day TV deals:

Insignia Insignia 24-inch Class F20 Series Smart HD 720p Fire TV

$90$170Save $80
$90 at Amazon

Use it as either a secondary TV in the bedroom or kitchen, or just as a decked out computer monitor.

Amazon Amazon Fire TV 55" 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV

$285$520Save $235
$285 at Amazon

This gorgeous TV supports 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, and HLG, plus you get immediate access to over 1 million TV shows and movies via Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and more.

Best Prime Day headphones and earbuds deals:

Sony Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones

$68$148Save $80
$68 at Amazon

Shut out the world thanks to smart noise cancellation, which senses your environment as you enjoy your music, podcast, or the sweet sound of silence.

Apple Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds

$100$159Save $59
$100 at Amazon

$90 is a price that can't be beat. This model has a wireless charging case, quick access to Siri, external music controls, and much better audio quality than your wired Apple earbuds.

BOSE Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

$229$329Save $100
$229 at Amazon

These beloved headphones — known for Bose's incredible comfort and rich sound — give you peace and quiet when you want it but also churn out thumping beats.

Apple Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds

$180$249Save $69
$180 at Amazon

The gold standard in earbuds, the AirPods come with three silicone ear tips to easily adjust in ears of all shapes and sizes.

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Best Prime Day tablets and laptop deals:

Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Android Tablet

$160$230Save $70
$160 at Amazon

This tablet is perfect for video calls with friends and family, thanks to a 10.5" LCD screen.

Amazon Kindle

$45$90Save $45
$45 at Amazon

A built-in front light ensures that whether you're in direct sunlight or under the covers, you can always keep reading.

Best smartwatch deals:

Amazon Amazon Halo Band

$45$100Save $55
$45 at Amazon

Starting a new health and wellness journey is easier when you have a great partner! Whether you're working out or going about your day, Halo can help you better understand, measure, and improve your movement health.

Apple Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch

$279$399Save $120
$279 at Amazon

This smart watch is like something out of the Jetsons — it automatically measures your blood oxygen, heart rhythms, and even tracks your sleep. Plus, it notifies you when it senses that something is amiss.

Best Prime Day smart home deals:

Amazon Echo Dot

$20$50Save $30
$20 at Amazon

Use this smart speaker to command Alexa to update your routines, check the weather, share the sports scores, or even tell you a joke.

Amazon Smart Thermostat

$42$60Save $18
$42 at Amazon

Save money on your next energy bill, thanks to this smart thermostat.

Best Prime Day security cam deals:

blurams Security Camera

$23$50Save $27
$23 at Amazon

This camera swivels 360 degrees if it detects any motion.

Blink Home Security Blink Indoor Security Camera

$55$80Save $25
$55 at Amazon

This wireless camera has motion detection, two-way audio, a two-year battery line, and HD video quality.

Best Prime Day vacuum deals:

BLACK+DECKER Black+Decker Dustbuster AdvancedClean

$40$60Save $20
$40 at Amazon

Easily remove dust, dirt, debris and other nasties from just about any surface in your home.

Shark Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum

$120$220Save $100
$120 at Amazon

This lightweight 2-in-1 Lift-Away upright vacuum features a detachable pod for portable cleaning power and a completely sealed system with HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens.

Best Prime Day gaming deals:

Redragon H510 Zeus-X RGB White Wired Gaming Headset

$48$65Save $17
$48 at Amazon

Whether you're in a chat room, fighting your way through a campaign, or just exploring, these headphones deliver rich, immersive sound.

Ubisoft Far Cry 6 PlayStation 5 Standard Edition

$13$60Save $47
$13 at Amazon

With an expansive map and a massive arsenal of weapons, gear and more, you're going to sink hours into this campaign.

Best Prime Day kitchen deals:

Amazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven

$33$53Save $20
$33 at Amazon

The perfect vehicle for soups, stews and more — plus it serves up to six people.

Vitamix Vitamix One Blender

$175$250Save $75
$175 at Amazon

Easily whip up frozen desserts, sauces, dips and more with this iconic beast.

Best Prime Day beauty deals:

Waterpik Waterpik Aquarius

$45$100Save $55
$45 at Amazon

Trust us: You'll actually look forward to flossing once you get your hands on this beloved water flosser.

Crest Crest 3D Whitestrips with Light Teeth Whitening Strip Kit

$40$70Save $30
$40 at Amazon

Bring Crest's best and fastest whitening technology home. The whitening power of enamel-safe Whitestrips gets a powerful boost thanks to the handheld light that targets yellow stains to brighten teeth for the perfect smile.

Best Prime Day style deals:

CUPSHE Women's One Piece Swimsuit

$23$33Save $10
$23 at Amazon

This suit's tie at the waist cinches you in, while the colorblock pattern is never going to go out of style.

Ray-Ban Ray-Ban Square Sunglasses

$125$178Save $53
$125 at Amazon

In-demand Ray-Bans are rarely this affordable. Snap up these rectangular frames while you can.

Best Prime Day bedding and home deals:

Zinus Zinus 8-inch Green Tea Luxe Memory Foam Mattress

$278$499Save $221
$278 at Amazon

This mattress is made with refreshing green tea extract in every layer, body-hugging memory foam and a breathable, luxurious cover. All the stuff sweet dreams are made of!

Levoit Levoit Air Purifier

$50
$50 at Amazon

No need to shell out the big bucks — Amazon's bestselling air purifier has legions of fans, and it's a steal.

Best Prime Day lawn and garden deals:

Cuisinart CGG-180 CGG180 Propane Grill

$127$200Save $73
$127 at Amazon

This petite grill is perfect for those with minimal outdoor space (or as a secondary grill for those with special dietary needs).

Z Grills Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker

$343$499Save $156
$343 at Amazon

With over 572 square feet of cooking space, you'll have plenty of room for burgers, steaks, poultry and sides.

Best Prime Day luggage deals:

U.S. Traveler U.S. Traveler Boren Hardside Luggage, 3-Piece Set

$154$240Save $86
$154 at Amazon

Stand out at the luggage carousel with these cool teal suitcases sporting 360-degree spinner wheels and waterproof casings.

Best Prime Day outdoor deals:

LifeStraw LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

$11$15Save $4
$11 at Amazon

Never fear running out of water on your next hike or camping trip — this filter can make rivers, lakes and just about any other water source drinkable.

Igloo Igloo Oil Green 52-quart BMX Cooler

$96$200Save $104
$96 at Amazon

Stay frosty with this rugged cooler. Extra-thick foam walls and an insulated lid provide five days of ice retention, while the heavy-duty construction will take you through all of your adventures.

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