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Back. to. School. If you’re a parent, those three words rule your world right now! And with the kiddos set to enter the classroom for another year, the crunch is on to get ready, get prepped, and go!
You’ll likely be partaking in a little shopping – and, you’ll have a choice on where to spend your hard-earned money. So, what should you look for in a retailer? Let me make a case for Best Buy – they’ve got everything to set your kids up for success this back to school, making it easy for you to shop for what you want, where you want and how you want all at the lowest possible price.
i. Lowest Price Guarantee: Best Buy’s Lowest Price Guarantee to customers is the best in Canada. They guarantee it both in-store and online.
ii. Reserve and Pick-up: Customers can reserve their product online without entering any credit card information and pick up their item at the store of their choice in as quickly as 20 minutes.
iii. Assortment: Nobody in Canada can offer a better selection of products.
iv. In-store Pick-up and Web kiosks: If they don’t have something in-store, their Blue Shirts will assist customers to purchase the product online at one of the in-store web kiosks and have the product shipped to their home or the store for easy pick-up.
Okay, so maybe you’ve considered Best Buy for your electronic needs. But not only does Best Buy have all of the latest and greatest in technology for back to school, they also carry a wide assortment of backpacks, lunch bags, school supplies, musical instruments, educational toys and more. It’s true!
FACT: Best Buy carries more than 300 backpacks online from top brands including JanSport, Swiss Gear, Roots, TUMI, OGIO, High Sierra and many more in a number of different styles, sizes and colours to suit every student going back to school.
FACT: Best Buy carries over 3,500 school and office supplies online so while you are shopping for your new laptop or tablet, you can also get your pens, notebooks and pencil crayons all at the same place.
FACT: Best Buy also carries a wide assortment of educational toys for kids just starting school or in their first couple of years in the classroom to help make learning fun such as the LeapFrog LeapPad and Learn to Write Mr. Pencil.
For my little guys, you know I grabbed Mr. Sketch Markers! Is there anything more iconic than those broad, smelly markers? And of course, since big brother has a Disney Cars backpack that he adores, I thought it was only fair to grab my kindergarten kid a Mini Backpack for his lunch. And finally, you know those long road trips we tend to take? Nabbed two of these very awesome Marvel Ultimate Spider-man Kid Safe Headphones. I checked around, and a) they had amazing reviews, and b) Best Buy had the best price. Score!
Want to stay organized this year? Here are a few mobile apps that can help keep you on track:
Cozi Family Organizer: Manage the chaos of back-to-school and everyday life with the Cozi scheduling app that allows you to keep track of all family-members’ schedules, share grocery, chore and to-do lists in real time.
Available on iPhone/iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Blackberry and Windows 8.1 Tablet (free)
Remember the Milk: Set up a family calendar that can be synced with Google Calendar. Outline specific duties (pick up the dry cleaning, switch car pool days, etc.) and assign task to other family members.
Available on iPhone/iPad, Android (free)
TeamSnap: Follow schedules, team stats, and scores; monitor fees and payments; find out who can come to games and events; and share photos and files with friends and family members. You can also create a private site for all of your kids’ teams so that everyone can stay in touch about time changes, coordinating refreshments, and more.
Available on iPhone/iPad, Android (free)
Awesome Note: Awesome Note allows you to color-code events on your calendar, make to-do lists, and jot down notes. You can also send reminders and notes via email or text and sync the app with your Google account.
Available on iPhone/iPad, Galaxy Note ($3.99)
Remember, Best Buy Mobile offers the best choice of phones and networks, informed and impartial advice, straight forward pricing, help and support you can count on when you need it, and free email set up, data transfer and more.
Love what you see? One lucky reader will win a $250 Gift Card to Best Buy, for all your mobile and back to school needs! To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck all!