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Back to School Essentials – The Must-Haves for 2017


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!

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.

Here’s a sleek and stylish learning tool that will help students from middle school through college! 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.

This must-have cleaning product is also helping to fund classrooms in need! 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, a website that helps fund projects for classrooms in need.

Check out these delicious and healthy snack choices…just in time for back to school! 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.

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      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!

    • Back to School Shopping Trends

      Preparing for a new school year is an exciting time, but it can also be daunting. Luckily, Lifestyle expert Justine Santaniello partnered with Target to help find everything you need for students of all ages, whether they’re in elementary school or heading off to college. Trends for elementary school kids include personalization. More than ever, kids want to express themselves and show off their personalities in their gear and supplies. Target has a ton of great brands to choos...

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