10 Ways to Save on Back to School

The season of sunshine and sunscreen may be upon us, but don’t let those sweet rays distract you from the chore lurking around the corner: back to school shopping. The good news? The annual student stock-up doesn’t feel like work when you’re scoring great AMARewards deals at your favourite stores.

Even without a car, your membership saves you (hey, when we called our loyalty program AMARewards, we meant it!). Below, we’ve rounded up 10 great ways to save on back-to-school with your trusty AMA card.


  1. From Vogue to varsity, Hudson’s Bay is a no-fail destination for every back-to-school look. Let your hunter-gatherer instincts run wild as you peruse the trendiest shoes, clothes and accessories of the season.
    • AMA members earn 5% in reward dollars on purchases made through the AMARewards Online Store.
  1. Stand out in a sea of identical school supplies by shopping Staples. Emoticon locker magnets, crocodile-textured binders, Louis Garneau backpacks and funky bento boxes will put you at the head of the class in individuality.
    • Earn up to 3% in reward dollars when you shop the AMARewards Online Store.
  1. Want to flex your fashion muscle in Phys Ed? Look no further than Puma. With their extensive collection that includes shoes, clothing, bags, accessories and equipment, gym class has never looked this fresh.
    • Earn 8% in CAA dollars when you shop the AMARewards Online Store.
  1. Turn up the volume on dorm life with Bluetooth™ speakers, slick laptops, high-performance flash drives and the best new headphones from The Source.
    • AMA members save up to 20% off the lowest-marked price when shopping in-store.
  1. Students taking their look from school classroom to university auditorium will love RW&CO.’s curated collections of citywear. From cozy sweaters to chino pants, blazers to blouses, higher education demands elevated style.
    • AMA members save 10% off the lowest-ticketed price in-store. May not be combined with other promos.
  1. Put the finishing touches on back-to-school outfits with sunglasses, scarves, hats, belts and jewellery from Le Chateau, where on-trend accessories always make the grade.
    • Earn 7% in reward dollars when you shop the AMARewards Online Store.
  1. You’ve prepared your closet and your bookbag, but is your skin ready to go back to school? Avoid first-day breakouts (the horror!) by stocking up on the best anti-acne treatments, cleansers, clearing masks and concealer at Sephora.
    • Shop the AMARewards Online Store and earn 5% back in reward dollars.
  1. Bluenotes has the trendy fashions and the staple pieces you've been hunting for, at prices you won't think twice about! Whether you're looking for that perfect pair of jeans that will stay in rotation forever, or the latest graphic tee, shop this offer and get it all.
    • Earn 5% in reward dollars when you shop the AMARewards Online Store.
  1. Graphic tees, jeans, hoodies and polos always get top marks for their laid back, collegiate vibe – and you can find them all at budget-friendly prices at Aeropostale.
    • Shop the AMARewards Online Store to earn 4% back in reward dollars.
  1. When it comes to showing up for students’ tech needs, Dell has perfect attendance. From PCs and laptops, to computer accessories, they’ve got all the tools you need for success.
    • Earn 10% back in CAA Dollars when you shop the AMARewards Online Store.

AMA's Earn or Save Giveaway!

AMA membership is more rewarding than ever. This summer we're giving away 3 Grand Prizes, 8 Early Bird Prizes, and thousands of Instant Prizes! All you need to do is EARN or SAVE at AMARewards partners for your chance to win! Hurry – contest ends August 31, 2018. 

I’m a former journalist, current AMA communications specialist, and future backup dancer for Beyonce. I’m passionate about helping members, riding motorcycles and eliminating all traces of cilantro from food.