10 Back-to-School Freebies

Apple: Buy a Mac, Get $100 for Apps

Buy a Mac using Apple's educational pricing deals (available to college students and parents) and you'll get a $100 gift card to use at the Mac App store. Offer expires Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Christiano Betta


Microsoft: Buy a PC, Get an Xbox 360

When you buy a Windows 7 PC (priced at $699 or higher) from Microsoft, you'll get a free Xbox 360 4GB video game console. The offer expires Sept. 24. You will be sent a coupon code for the free Xbox upon completing the PC purchase. (You must have a valid school email address to participate.) Photo Credit: Microsoft.com


Office Depot: Free Backpack and Lunch Tote

Spend at least $15 on school supplies at Office Depot and you'll get a free backpack and lunch tote (value $19.99). This deal is good only  through Saturday though, so act fast. Limit five per household. Photo Credit: OfficeDepot.com


Staples: Lots of Buy Two, Get One Free Items

Staples is running a bunch of "Buy Two, Get One Free" deals on assorted school supplies, including Staples Better binders. They also often have "free after rebate" deals as well, and this week you can get a pack of Zebra Z-Grip pens worth $4 for free after the rebate. (This week's sale runs through Saturday.) Photo Credit: Staples.com


OfficeMax: Buy Two, Get One Free

Like its competitor Staples, OfficeMax has lots of "Buy Two, Get One Free" deals this week, through Saturday. Featured items include fashion binders and notebook, plus all Crayola art supplies. The store is also hosting "tax-free school shopping" days in some states on specific dates in August, so check the OfficeMax website for details on how to take advantage of that back-to-school tax holiday. Photo Credit: OfficeMax.com


Toys R Us: Free Lunch Kit

Toys R Us is running a deal where you get a free lunch kit of your choice with a value of up to $9.99 when you buy a backpack priced at $12.99 or higher. No specific expiration date is listed, so act quickly. Photo Credit: ToysRUs.com


Publix: Buy One, Get One Markers and Pens

Publix is running buy-one, get-one free deals on eight-count packages of Sharpie fine-point markers and two-count packages of Pilot G-2 Gel Ink Rolling Ball pens. The sale runs through Tuesday. Note: Products may not be exactly as pictured. Photo Credit: Miia Ranta


Rite-Aid: Various Buy-One, Get-One Free Offers

Rite-Aid is running a bunch of buy-one, get-one free deals on back-to-school supplies such as Elmer's Glue, Royal posterboard and Crayola craft supplies. The sale runs through Saturday only, and specific sale items may vary by region. Note: Products may not be exactly as pictured. Photo Credit: xcorex


Walgreens: Buy One, Get One Free Backpacks

Walgreens has a deal going on where you buy one High Trails or Anchorage backpack or book tote for $9.99 and get another one free. The promotion runs through Saturday. Photo Credit: Walgreens.com


Kmart: Free Lunch Kit

Buy any backpack at Kmart between now and Saturday and you'll get a free lunch kit worth $5.99. The deal is also available in stores in the back-to-school area. (Click on the weekly circular link on the Kmart site for details.) Photo Credit: Kmart.com


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