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The best back-to-school deals from Amazon

It's not too late to save money on Fire, Echo and other Amazon products.

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The Echo Dot Kids Edition is among the various items in Amazon's back-to-school sale.

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School is already back in session for some lucky students; others have just a few precious days of summer vacation left. Either way, you've missed all the back-to-school deals, right? Not quite.

Amazon just unveiled some sales aimed at students. They're all Amazon devices, with some prices on par with what we saw on Prime Day. Here's what you can get:

Smart speakers

Echo Dot: $39.99 ($10 off)

Echo Dot Kids Edition: $69.99 ($10 off)

Echo: $84.99 ($15 off)

Echo Plus: $99.99 ($50 off)

Echo Show: $129.99 ($100 off)

The Echo Dots are on sale until Aug. 27; the other models through Sept. 3.

Fire TV

Fire TV Stick: $29.99 ($10 off)

Fire TV Cube: $89.99 ($30 off)

These sale prices are good through Aug. 25.


Today only, Amazon has knocked up to 30 percent off various school-friendly furniture items, including desks, mattresses and futons.

Dash Buttons

Amazon's Dash Buttons allow students to quickly reorder "essential" items like Redbull, Pop-Tarts and Emergen-C. 

The following buttons are on sale for 99 cents each until Sept. 3. They're normally $4.99.

  • Redbull
  • Colgate
  • Emergen-C
  • Playtex 
  • Cheez-It
  • Slim Jim 
  • Neutrogena 
  • Burt's Bees 
  • Peet's Coffee 
  • Pop Tarts 
  • Lysol

The best back-to-school deals for under $50

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Read more: CNET's Back-to-School Gift Guide 2018

Read more: CNET's best back-to-school tech for under $100

Originally published Aug. 17.

Update, Aug. 21: Added Fire HD 10.

Update, Aug. 27: Added furniture, removed tablets.

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