Ease the Back to School Transition with Best Buy

All Summer we {somewhat} know what to expect for back to school. We make our lists and check it twice, we buy gear, and we’re off!

Yet, back to school is never without some curve balls. Perhaps there’s items that you need now, that weren’t on the list. Or, this time of year brings about a longing to re-vamp the office or other rooms of the house. This time of year is a great time to do things like this, since the prices are right!

You can count on Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile – they are your one-stop shop for Back to School and strive to Ease the Back to School Transition. After all, it is a wonderful time of year, but it also come with many challenges, milestones and changes to life.

Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile help this transition with their availability of school necessities, mobile phones and applications that help to organize life and get this time of year back on track. In fact, finding the products is easy with the Best Buy mobile app!

For instance, Best Buy has a great selection of backpacks, something I didn’t think I needed this year. I planned on the twins using their backpacks from last year, yet realized last week that this wasn’t going to work. Before they both used character backpacks that are quite limited in size and had no pockets, so my big girls in Grade 1 needed a more functional backpack.

My oldest uses Roots Backpacks each year. I love them for the quality, great price and perfect size. Not to mention the material withstands our frozen winters well without cracking or ripping.

roots backpack best buy

Thanks to Best Buy, my twins now sport this Roots 18.5″ Backpack in Blue. I love all the inside compartments, it keeps everything so well organized. Plus, my heart, what a new grown up look for my twinlins!

best buy roots backpack

And yes, we got snow this week. I don’t wanna talk about it. I’ll just say that Best Buy carries Travel & Luggage and I’ve been poking around in there often, I’m so ready for a warm vacation already!

Another thing I learned since school started is that our current lunch bags were no longer working for my oldest. She’s used the same ones forever, but now likes to have full water bottles and thermos type lunches sent with her. So, an upsize is needed.


Best Buy carries BUILT Rolltop lunch bags, super cute and very functional. The deign of these lunch bags are quite unique. They have a rolling top that unfolds to fit food, and rolls back up to secure it. Fully insulated, and completely washable, my daughter loves the generous size and having one that is unlike all others.

With school and activities starting up again, I’m on the go more than ever. I’ve realized just how much my phone battery isn’t holding up to the transition that well! The PowerRocks Power Bank is a portable charge pack for smartphones.

Powerocks 3000mAh Power Bank

Not only it is lightweight and portable, it also holds one full charge for your phone. When used, it charges the phone as quickly as a home outlet. When out running errands, waiting in carpool or bouncing from one activity to the other – I know I’ll always have my phone to depend on. My car charger was super slow so it really didn’t get the job done – this one does!

So, while I thought I was prepared for the back to school season, I’m still trying to settle into routine and gather products to make this year a success. I’m fully admitting that my chaos needs to be organized a little better, le sigh.

Best Buy Mobile offers the best choice of phones and networks, informed and impartial advice from specialists, straight forward pricing and support when you need it {and more}. 

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Disclosure: This is a compensated post and giveaway. Yet as always, all opinions are 100% my own.




  1. A new digital camera is what i need… or a new laptop, i am torn between the two.

  2. something I have been longing for but cant afford digital camera , but it probably would go to a laptop computer for my daughter.

  3. A new ipad! Practical me says the PowerRocks Power Bank. My phone is constantly out of juice!

  4. The fan on my laptop stopped workin so I would love to have a new laptop. The HP Pavilion 17.3″ Touchscreen Laptop – Silver (Intel Core i5-4210U/1TB HDD/8GB RAM/Windows 8.1) would suit my needs.

  5. Would definitely buy a new blu ray or DVD player. Ours never seems to want to work anymore!

  6. Oh I would so love to have a Cyber Acoustics Portable Laptop Speaker Bar System (CA-2880) for my laptop as the speaker on it is getting lower. I’d also like to have a good speaker for the children’s iPods to use them in their rooms.


  7. I need a new iPad and a car charger for my car. I just got a new phone and the old charger doesn’t fit. Not fun

  8. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Best Buy is one of our families favourite stores. Many times we pop in just to wander around and check out new gadgets! I searched the Best Buy Mobile Site but kept coming back to your PowerRocks Power Bank. I’ve purchased car plug in chargers before and never had much luck with them. I have the iPhone 4s and with the ios7 I find my battery just isn’t holding up as well these days. I’ve goggled and searched for an answer to this update battery sucking mystery and have given up! The PowerRocks Bank is just what I need! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. This would be my dream Canon EOS 70D 20.2MP Digital SLR Camera With 18-135mm IS STM Lens and Accessory Kit

  10. I’d love to have the iPhone 6…but that is not available yet 🙂 Other than that, I would like to have the ASUS ROG G750JM 17.3″ Gaming Laptop

  11. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a $250 Gift Card to be used at Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile.
    In response to your requirement to visit Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile
    and tell you one product that i would love to have.
    I would love to have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Apple iPad Air – 64GB – Wi-Fi – Space Grey –I so need this as my ipad broke!

  13. I would really like to have the Canon EOS Rebel T5 18MP DSLR Camera With 18-55mm Lens Kit.

  14. I would love to have the Beats by Dr Dre Beats Solo 2 On Ear headphones in Red for my son.

  15. I would love to have the Beats by Dr Dre Beats Solo 2 On Ear headphones in Red for my son.

  16. Would love to put it towards a new camera. My old one is acting up and I don’t want to miss anymore moments in my first grandbabies life!!!

  17. I could really use a new microwave. I like this one: LG 1.5 Cu. Ft. Microwave (LMS1531ST) – Stainless Steel

  18. well I guess I’ll have to choose a new phone as this one keeps needing to be rebooted. There are so many out there I don’t know which would be best. I’ll probably stick to Samsung as I mostly know how to use those 🙂

  19. Typically I would pick some sort of electronic however – we’re heading to Disney in October and the girls need new luggage.

  20. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7″ 8GB Android 4.4 Tablet With 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor – White

    I feel like the only person I know without a tablet lol !

  21. I could use a new laptop and the Acer Aspire V15 looks like it will do everything I need.

  22. I would love a samsung galaxy tablet for my kids so they can leave my iPad alone! 🙂

  23. I really really really want a PS3 with Grand Theft Auto 5. My daughter’s boyfriend has one & it looks awesome!

  24. I’d love to have a new laptop for back to school. I really like the HP Pavilion 17″ Laptop – Silver (AMD A10-5745M / 750GB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8.1) 🙂

  25. I would love a keyboard case for my ipad, like the Aluratek Slimcase Folio with Bluetooth Keyboard (in blue), so that I can type with ease while on the go.

  26. I looked at the picture and saw snow and thought…huh?? Gloves and a hat?? Victoria is still no sweater weather so I won’t complain. I love the selection of backpacks that Best Buy has and Sara and I both need new ones.

  27. I would LOVE a new laptop! I’d put the money towards the HP Pavilion 17″ Laptop. Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  28. I might be a retired Grandma but this time of year gives everyone a push to make some changes. I’d love to purchase the Magellan RoadMate 5″ Dashcam Navigator to assist me when taking trips to the larger Cities for medical app’ts etc.

  29. Love to have the South Shore Compact-Fit Collection Computer Desk in chocolate

  30. I’d like to have noise canceling headphones because hey what mother of several young children wouldn’t? 😉

  31. I would actually like the PowerRocks Power Bank, which you reviewed because I tend to be out of the house all day and between my ipad and my smartphone, I always need to charge on the go.

  32. I would love a new TV — this one would be nice: VIZIO 50″ 1080p 240Hz LED Smart TV

  33. I’d like a new camera, not sure which one but I know I can find perfect one at bb

  34. As much as I might want a new Playstation for ME, I probably NEED a portable charging pack for my phone more. My iPhone is getting a tad ancient and it doesn’t hold a charge all day anymore!

  35. I would get an ipad cause I had one but gave it to my son so now im PADLESS hahaha

  36. I’m in the market for a new laptop and the HP Pavilion 17.3″ Laptop – Model #: 17-e054ca just may fit the bill!

  37. We need a new digital camera! We have had ours for several years and it could do with an upgrade!!

  38. We would love to finally get a high quality camera, specifically the Nikon COOLPIX L830!

  39. I would love a smartphone, I’m still using a flip model, yup it’s a dinosaur! 🙂

  40. I’d love a tablet or ipad of any kind. Winning this contest would at least get me part way there 🙂

  41. I’d love to have the Breville Variable Temperature Kettle. It’s getting cold and this would be great for teas, hot chocolates etc.

  42. I need a few Pwer Rocks Power Banks. All our family phone batteries not lasting the day!

  43. I’d love a fitbit flex! I have a sony smartband but it sucks cause it won’t work with ios.

  44. Visited Best Buy & one product that I’d love to have is the Dyson Bagless Powerhead Canister Vacuum (DC23MH)

  45. The PowerRocks Power Bank looks great. But what i wouuld really like to have is an ipad mini

  46. I’d love to have this: Beats by Dr. Dre – Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphones – Red.

  47. If I won this I could buy a new Windows for my dead XP computer (I’m on works right now)

  48. I need a new phone mine is old & outdated – would get TELUS Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone – Gold or Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Smartphone
    & a digital camera ( mine broke awhile ago) 🙁

  49. I’d love the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12″ 256GB Windows 8.1 Pro Tablet With Intel Core i5 Processor – Silver, for myself !

  50. Would love to have the TELUS LG G2 Smartphone – 2 Year Agreement- this would be sweet, unrealistic at the moment but hopeful…..

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  51. The iPhone 6 that is coming soon!!! Or a new iPad mini as my kids fight over the one we have. 🙂

  52. We would LOVE the Nintendo Wii U 32GB Mario & Luigi Deluxe Set!
    My kids would love this

  53. I would use it to get an iPod for My son , He likes to jog and he could use it on his runs

  54. will go a long way towards an ipad with retina scan for my son altho id love a tablet for myself! the things we do for our kids!

  55. New TV! Ours just gave up, we are a one TV family. We don’t watch it much but when we do it’s as a family.

  56. Microsoft Surface 2 10.6″ 32 GB Windows 8.1 RT Tablet with NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor for my son to take to Junior High

  57. I’d love a new computer! My Dell is showing the blue screen of death pretty regularly now… *sobs*

  58. i love to have the Acer AXC-603 Desktop PC (Intel Pentium J2900 / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8.1)

  59. I would really like to have a tablet that I can use for recipes, note taking, writing, reading, movies, etc, etc. I still have to research which one but that is what I need. I think this gift card sure would come in handy! 🙂

  60. I would totally love the Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch – The convenience of having all this power on your wrist is fantastic.

  61. I would love to have the Acer Aspire E15 15.6″ Laptop – Black (Intel Celeron Processor N2830/320 GB HDD/2GB RAM/Windows 8.1). The kids wouldn’t fight over the computer to do their homework then.

  62. I would go towards the Toshiba Satellite C50D-B 15.6″ Laptop for my son who just went into Junior high..he needs his own one now.

  63. I’d love to buy a new Root’s backpack for my little nephew. : ) I’d also like to buy a fan for my laptop, it is getting too hot!

  64. I would love the Brother Wireless Colour All-in-One Laser Printer .. i would love to print in colour again! lol

  65. My vacuum doesn’t do a good job, I’d love to have the Dyson Digital Slim Multi Floor Vacuum (DC35)!

  66. I’d love to get a second tablet for my other four-year-old. Nothing says “fun” like having them fight over MINE!
    Thanks for hosting and making this giveaway open to Canadians.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  67. Our family could use another computer since the kids keep fighting over the one we have. Either that or an ipad.

  68. Recently replaced the family PC and the old webcam had to go because it wasn’t compatible, or we could use a GPS to get us to all of the places the kids need to go. No wait…they always need electronics and upgrades. So many choices, so little cash. Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize.

  69. I’d love to get an iPod nano 7th Generation to replace my old and suffering iPod (it had a good life).

  70. I’d love to have the Epson Expression WL Inkjet Printer XP810; my printer is on its last legs. 😉

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