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Start the School Year Off Right

With August right around the corner, back-to-school season has finally begun. As you and your loved ones prepare for another successful school year, stores are offering savings you won’t want to miss. From clothing to technology, you can find all your back-to-school needs, at prices you’ll love.


Amazon has become the online go-to-place to everything and anything. From clothes to computers, for students and teachers, your favorite items are just a click away.

What to Buy: Computers – Amazon offers computers for specific needs from a range of authorized sellers, including Apple, Google and Windows.

Best Buy

Best Buy knows that back-to-school means early mornings and the perfect time to update your gadgets. Never miss a morning with the kids or one of their assignments by saving on coffee makers, laptops, tablets and more.

What to Buy: Home appliances – Update your kitchen appliances by saving on quality toasters, coffee makers, personal blenders and more.

Discount School Supply

Let the school supplies come to you this year. Online store, Discount School Supply, offers discounts on all your favorite school supply brands including Crayola, Elmer’s and Sharpie. Filter your search by age, brand, price, grade and rating to find everything on your list.

What to Buy: Writing utensils – Discount School Supply is the perfect place to save on price-dropped pens, pencils, crayons and markers.

J.C. Penny

Send your family back to school in style this August with fashions from J.C. Penny. With several locations all over Central Florida, J.C. Penny offers styles for everyone.

What to Buy: Athletic Clothes – Keep your kids fit this school year with trendy athletic clothes from brands you love, like Nike and Xersion, at prices you want.


From Kindergarten to college and everything in between, Kohl’s has the school essentials your family needs to start the year off right. Save on uniforms, trendy clothes, bags, dorm room furniture and more.

What to Buy: Uniforms – Kohl’s is a great place to save on uniforms for all your students.


Since its inception in 1858, Macy’s has been dishing out sales and the latest in fashion. With sales on clothes and home items, Macy’s makes a great back-to-school stop.

What to Buy: Backpacks and shoes  – Find a variety of backpacks and shoes, including Jansport, Samsonite and Michael Kors, you can’t get anywhere else at prices you won’t believe.

Office Depot and Office Max

Office supplies knows no age, and neither do Office Depot and Office Max. These stores have everything you need for your office or your student’s school desk.

What to Buy: Notebooks – Office Depot and Office Max offer composition and spiral notebooks in many different styles and colors. There’s a notebook for everyone at these two stores.


Dress your kids to impress this school year at Sears. Savings on clothes for girls, boys and young adults will have your kids ready for the entire year.

What to Buy: Jeans – Save more on various styles of jeans in a variety of colors.


Staples will always be a back-to-school staple. Located all over Central Florida, Staples offers sales on the most coveted office and school supplies.

What to Buy: Folders and cleaning supplies – At Staples you get more tissues, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and two pocket folders for less.   


Hit every target on your back-to-school list at Target. Target offers sales on clothes, supplies and college dorm room essentials. In addition, Target also has sales on printers, ink, retail supplies and office furniture.

What to Buy: College – Target is dedicated to making your student’s college experience a comfortable, yet affordable one with sales on dorm bedding and furniture.


The prices of tech, supplies, snacks and clothes have never looked so good. Wal-Mart is back with its roll back prices just in time for the new school year.

What to Buy: Cleaning supplies and snacks – Stock up on snacks, lunch essentials and bulks of paper towels for a well-balanced start to the year.

And if sales were not enough, Florida’s annual tax-free weekend will be from August 5 to August 7.  During these three days, all school supplies, clothing and computers can be purchased without tax across the state. If you live in one of our AV Homes communities, here are some back to school dates:

  • Orange County – Monday, August 15
  • Polk County – Monday, August 15
  • Lake County – Wednesday, August 10
  • Osceola County – Wednesday, August 10

AV Homes’ communities span four counties and various Central Florida cities, allowing for short commutes to stores including Target, Wal-Mart and more. We here at AV Homes wish you and your loved ones a wonderful and safe school year!