Like fruity Trix, most people think back-to-school shopping is just for kids. But the bargains aren't just on school supplies.
Nearly everyone can benefit from some of the best discounts of the year right now, according to Brad Wilson, editor in chief of the deal site Bradsdeals.com, particularly on technology, apparel and basic consumer staples like household cleaners and bathroom supplies.
"Most back to school deals are available to anybody, there's relatively few that require proof of being a student," he said.
Here are some specific deals that might surprise you:
Computers and laptops
If you are in need of a new computer, but don't want to wait until Black Friday, this is the second best time to score electronic equipment, according to Lindsay Sakraida, the director of content marketing at DealNews.
For example, snatch up this Dell Inspiron 15-inch laptop for only $735 (with free shipping).
You can expect even deeper discounts when stores aim to clear out their inventory leading up to Labor Day, Sakraida said.
This time of year each state also has a sales tax holiday, where you could save 5 percent to 10 percent on purchases nearly across the board.
See the chart below to find out when the tax-free time period in your state is and what items the deal does and does not apply to.
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