Sorry, boys and girls — summer is almost over. At this point you’re a few weeks away at best from the start of the new school year. If you’re in college, you’re likely mere days away from the beginning of the fall semester. The school year snuck up on everyone this year, so it’s OK if you’re not fully prepared. In fact, today might be your lucky day because if you check out the back to school deals we’ve got lined up for you, you’ll probably save more money than you would have if you prepared in advance.

In this post, we’ll show you five things every back to school shopper needs. Then you’ll find a link at the end of this post where you can shop Amazon’s complete Back to School 2017 sale.

First of all, you’ll need pens. Lots and lots of pens. This pack of 36 Bics should do the trick, and it costs less than $4.

  • Writes 40% longer on average than the leading competitor
  • #1 Selling Ball Pen
  • Writes First Time, Every Time!
  • Flexible round barrel for writing comfort
  • Black ink
  • Non-refillable

Next you’ll need a good graphic calculator, and Amazon’s best seller is just $11 right now.

  • Robust, professional grade scientific calculator
  • It has 2-line display shows entry and calculated result at same time
  • Easily handles 1 and 2 variable statistical calculations and three angle modes (degrees, radians, and grads) and scientific and engineering notation modes
  • It has 1-year limited warranty
  • The front of the calculator is black, the back cover is in fact a dark blue-gray.

A good backpack is a must-have as well, so check out this option from AmazonBasics for just $30

  • Multi-compartment backpack with padded sleeve that holds up to 17″ laptop
  • Mesh water bottle pockets at sides
  • Organizational compartments for pens, keys, and cell phone
  • Large multi-compartment backpack with a padded sleeve for laptops
  • Mesh water bottle pockets at side
  • Organizational compartments for pens, keys, and cell phone

Just because you have a great backpack with tons of storage doesn’t mean you’ll want to fill it to the brim with heavy books. Snag a Kindle on sale instead.

  • All-new design is thinner and lighter, and now available in your choice of black or white
  • Easy on your eyes—touchscreen display reads like real paper
  • No screen glare, even in bright sunlight, unlike tablets
  • Single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
  • Get lost in your story with no alerts or notifications
  • Holds thousands of books—choose from new releases and bestsellers, or from over a million titles at $2.99 or less
  • Prime members read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles
  • Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days—includes over 1 million titles

Finally, do your best to remember that everyone around you is gross. This 2-pack of 2 litre Purell pump bottles will keep you healthy this year.

  • TRUSTED brand: Purell Instant hand sanitizer is the most trusted and used hand sanitizer by hospitals and clinically proven effective in maintaining skin health
  • Effective hand sanitizer: one squirt of Purell Instant hand sanitizer kills as many germs as two squirts of any other national brand
  • SKIN MOISTURER: formulated with four nourishing skin-conditioning agents for a skin-friendly hand sanitizer that soothes your skin and prevents dryness
  • GERM KILLER: proven to kill 99.99 percent of germs on hands to keep you healthy in the most demanding environments
    Use everywhere: keep a bottle of Purell Instant hand sanitizer throughout your house, office, car, and everywhere else to disinfect germs and bacteria at all times

Amazon has a massive back to school 2017 sale section with anything and everything else you could possibly need, and you can check it our right here.

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