back to school

Many kids in the country started school last week, and while the exact return date for students in BC is unclear at the moment, a lot of parents are still busy shopping and looking for the lowest possible prices on back to school gear. So many things to buy!

Best Buy offers a great selection of back to school products for all ages. They offer the latest technology and mobile phones but did you know that they also carry a wide assortment of backpacks, lunch bags, educational toys, musical instruments and school supplies? In fact, Best Buy carries more than 300 back packs 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. Visiting their website parents can select and reserve items online without making payment to pick up in store, perfect if you are in a hurry!

We received a selection of awesome back to school products to try for our preschooler.

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Here are some of the wonderful products we had a chance to review:

Disney Cars Mini Back Pack – $9.99

The perfect size for preschoolers. Such an adorable little backpack! A favourite Disney movie themed backpack. It features durable 600D polyester fabric, padded adjustable straps, and a front panel reverse printed on clear PVC. My son loves the size and that he can wear it without feeling like it is too heavy or too big for him. Super affordable too at under $10!

BUILT Kid’s Zipper Lunch Bag – Delancey Dog – $19.99

The cutest little lunch bag. The adorable dog design is child-friendly and little ones love it. This reusable insulated lunch bag fits a sandwich, fruit or veggies, a juice box and a small ice pack, keeping your child’s lunch fresh. The interior is super easy to wipe clean and there is a handy write-on name tag and a buckle that can be used to attach it to a backpack. My son LOVES his puppy lunch bag and he even uses it inside the house to carry around his water bottle.

LeapFrog touch magic school bus – $24.99

The LeapFrog Touch Magic Bus lets your child make a movement or touch a sensor to activate the bus and start learning the alphabet, practice early vocabulary, motor skills and learn new songs. I LOVE how lightweight and easy to carry this is. There are no buttons to press down and everything is activated with movement/touch, the smooth surface is unique and both my children love it.  I appreciate educational toys that help my preschooler practice his letters and vocabulary and the fun sounds help keep my infant entertained while his brother plays and has fun. Great tool!

ReTrak Animalz Biker Bearz Retractable On-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones – $29.99

These are a must have if you have a preschooler. Great for road trips or plane trips when they can sit and watch a movie on the iPad. What I love the most about these is that they are safe for little ones, they have a volume limiting technology feature that’s perfect to keep little ears safe and a built-in retractable cable that won’t get tangled!  They are also super soft and comfortable and children look adorable wearing them. My son loves how comfortable they are and that they are made just for him.

Best Buy also has products available for every age group. Check some of their other their other back to school packs they have put together:

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Organize your Life with a FREE Mobile App 

I also want to share my new favourite mobile back to school app. Selected by a Best Buy Mobile expert as a top mobile app, this app can help keep you on track during the busy back to school season.

  • 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)

I love that I can share to-do lists, schedules, grocery lists and more on the go and in real time! Great for busy families, and best of all, it is FREE! Be sure to download it if you are looking for a way to stay organized.


Win it: This is a big one! Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile are giving away a $250 Gift Card to a lucky Canadian reader for all their mobile and back to school needs! Enter to win below via Rafflecopter. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.