Savvy Student Shoppers Can Save Big on Tech

By: CNET Email
By: CNET Email

Back-to-school supplies no longer mean some new pencils and erasers, but rather expensive gadgets like laptops and tablets.

CNET.com reports on some great student discounts major tech retailers are offering just in time for classes to begin.

There are some huge perks to being a student -- one of the biggest is flashing that student ID to save you big bucks.

For a limited time, Apple is offering up to 200-dollars in savings on its computers and tablets with its education pricing. They’ll even throw in a free gift card with purchase of a laptop.

It also pays to have a “.edu” email address. Register that account with Adobe and you’ll receive coupons for heavily discounted services like Adobe Lightroom. At Best Buy, a “.edu” will get you everything from discounted tablets and computers to bargain microwaves and mini-fridges. And with Amazon, a “.edu” account gets you some of the perks of a Prime membership for half off.

Savvy student shoppers will also find great back-to-school deals at Dell where the company is offering a free tablet if you buy a bundle of computer supplies. Other great deals are to be found at Microsoft and Lenovo simply by entering basic school information.

For more back-to-school shopping tips and product reviews, visit CNET.com.


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