The best for this year’s back to school shopping

Did you know that the average American is expected to spend $688 on back to school shopping this year?

And with sales at pretty much every turn, where do you begin?

We sat down with Lifestyle and Trends Expert Justine Santaniello to show us how to get the most out of our back to school shopping this year.

“Really taking the time to sit down with your child and review their specific back-to-school list that the school provides you. That’s your base. That’s your guideline,” explained Santaniello.

From there, Santaniello suggest looking for items that meet these needs while also allowing your child to express their individuality.

“The Alcatel PulseMix helps them boost the fun and function of their smartphone and personalize the device to make it uniquely theirs. They can mix and match different Alcatel SnapBak accessory covers, from light-up visual alerts, to high-energy sound, even extra power.”

And the best part? You can pick one up exclusively at Cricket Wireless or on their website, starting at under $3.00.

Santaniello also suggests the latest products that help students manage their money like the Greenlight Card, tools that your student can use all the way through college like the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, and ways to keep your students healthy all year long.

For more information on getting the best out of this year’s back to school season, watch the full segment below or see it air nationwide on California Life with Heather Dawson.