Back To School Shopping: Then Vs. Now

This post on back to school shopping is sponsored by Best Buy.

It’s only July, but I’m already seeing retailers hyping up their back to school promotions. That means it’s time to start shopping for school supplies! I find that starting early can yield some great savings.

This experience is a traditional rite of summer as everything you are about to do for your kids was once done for you. But shopping for school supplies is so different now.  When I was in school, eons ago, things were so much simpler. My school supply list consisted of basics like pencils, crayons, and loose-leaf paper. Nowadays, the school supply list is like a mile long and includes things that didn’t even exist back then.

But, the world has evolved and technology has taken over. This is why parents are now shopping for things like earbuds, USB flash drives, tablets, and computers. Speaking of which, if a computer is on your back to school shopping list, consider the HP Envy x360 laptop.

Back To School Shopping


It’s a 2-in-1 device that easily switches between a laptop and tablet, giving your child the ideal device for any situation. It also comes with Windows Ink, a program that allows your kids to doodle in the margins of their textbook just like you used to!


The HP Envy x360 laptop also has AMD processors, something that didn’t exist back when I went to school. They give the device plenty of computing power without making them physically bulky, making them much easier to carry around than the textbooks I used to have to lug around. This laptop is available at Best Buy. Act now to save $100 until 7/28/2018.

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Despite all the differences, the onset of the school year is a timeless tradition. Your kids won’t want to get up in the morning, making for a daily battle. Homework will dominate the evening leaving less time for friends, family and extracurricular activities.

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at

Back To School Shopping: Then Vs. Now

by Diane time to read: 1 min