10 Ways to Save on Back to School

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Don’t let the sunshine and sunscreen fool you; summer break is coming to an end. But that doesn’t mean your wallet needs to start working overtime – especially if you’re an AMA member.

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, Joe Fresh is renowned for bold street style on a budget. Let your hunter-gathered instincts run wild as you peruse the trendiest shoes, clothes and accessories of the season.
    • AMA members save $10 on apparel and apparel-related purchases of $50 or more. And between Aug 14 and 31, save $25 on $75 or more, and $40 on $100 or more. Offer available in-store and at joefresh.com/AMA.
  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 Nike. From customized Air Force 1s to Air Huarache Ultras, Free RN Flyknits to Downshifters, gym class has never looked this fresh.
    • Earn 6% in reward 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. And Aug 10-23, save $50 on select laptops, $15 off select printers, and 20% off all Nexxtech computer accessories.
  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 15% 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. Hudson’s Bay makes shopping for private school as easy as A-B-C. Their online School Uniforms shop features a huge selection of chino apparel, dress pants, cardigans, polos and sport coats, all made by trusted brands that’ll withstand the rowdiest recess.
    • 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, Microsoft has perfect attendance. From PCs and tablets to computer accessories and software, they’ve got all the tools you need for success.
    • Earn up to 7% in reward dollars when you shop the AMARewards Online Store.