Summer is almost over and that means students across the country are going back to school. It’s time to stock up on gear and get ready for class, at home and on the go.
Lifestyle & Trends Expert Justine Santaniello partnered with some of her favorite brands for a look at the back to school essentials that students and parents should check out this school year!
This cool smartphone is not only budget-friendly, but you can make it uniquely yours.
Discover all your mix with the Alcatel PULSEMIX™. Boost the fun and function of your smartphone and personalize your device to make it uniquely yours. Mix and match your entertainment with a selection of different Alcatel SNAPBAK™ accessory covers -From light-up visual alerts, to high-energy sound, even extra power!
- Priced at $79.99 with activation of a smartphone plan or bring your number to Cricket and get the Alcatel PULSEMIX for only $29.99.
- Available for purchase at Cricket stores and online.
- For more information, visit alcatelonetouch.us/pulsemix.
Kids are always asking their parents for money! Now there’s a smart debit card for kids that keep parents in control!
Greenlight® is the smart debit card for kids that parents manage from their phones, using our amazing and flexible parental controls. With the Greenlight app, you can pick the kinds of stores — or even specific stores near you — where your child can spend. Or let them spend anywhere. It’s all up to you, with our patent-pending parental controls.
- Free 30-day trial. After the trial, the price is $4.99/mo for the entire family (up to 5 kids).
- Available for download, the app can be found in the iOS App Store or Android Store with registration via the app. The card comes in the mail 5-7 days after registration is complete.
- For more information, visit www.greenlightcard.com.
Here’s a sleek and stylish learning tool that will help students from middle school through college!
The TI-84 Plus CE
Texas Instruments’ super-slim TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator takes students from middle school math and science through high school and into advanced college courses. Available this year in bold new colors like Measure Mint and Count on Coral, students will love this sleek and stylish tool for learning important STEM subjects. The TI-84 Plus CE is 30% thinner and 30% lighter than the TI-84 Plus with six times the memory and a rechargeable battery.
- Prices vary by retailer, but currently priced as low as $89.99.
- Available for purchase at all major retail stores including Best Buy, Staples, Target, Walmart, Staples, Office Depot/Office Max and Amazon. Click on Where to Buy to find yours.
- For more information, visit education.ti.com.
This must-have cleaning product is also helping to fund classrooms in need!
Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes
While back to school can be hectic and stressful for parents and teachers, Clorox® products like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes help parents and teachers simplify back to school by making clean homes and classrooms easier. This year, The Clorox Company is continuing its partnership with www.DonorsChoose.org, a website that helps fund projects for classrooms in need. They donated $150,000 to help fund projects on the site and also offer a receipt validation program. You can get involved just by purchasing the supplies you need, like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, for back-to-school and uploading your receipts at www.CloroxForSchools.com.
- Prices range based on quantity and purchase location.
- Available for purchase online and in retail stores nationwide.
- For more information, visit www.cloroxforschools.com.
Check out these delicious and healthy snack choices…just in time for back to school!
Walgreens Nice!® Brand Snacks
Nice! is a Walgreens-owned, food and beverage brand that offers delicious products at affordable prices. In an effort to simplify healthy living for its customers, Nice! rebranded in 2017 with over 100 new items (including organic products), new packaging and ingredient standards.
Prioritizing great taste and ingredient guidelines by minimizing hydrogenated oils, trans fats and artificial ingredients wherever possible, new items include: organic products, trail mix and cookies, among others.
The brand will continue to offer the same products at the same value.
Select Nice! packaging includes a “health corner,” a nutritional indicator to show calorie count, non-GMO, gluten free and/or USDA-organic.
- Average prices for items in the Nice! product line range from $0.99 to $9.99. Prices may vary by location.
- Available for purchase at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationwide and on www.walgreens.com.
- For more information, visit www.walgreens.com/nice.