Going back to school is always an exciting – or frustrating – time for both kids and parents. New outfits and sneakers need to be purchased, and books need to be bought, book bags and supplies all need to be replenished – you know, the boring stuff. While all of these items help for educational endeavors, buying a little bit of technology can contribute to making learning more fun and possibly even more productive. This is why Verizon is holding an all new “back to school tech essentials” and savings right now.
They start off with ‘Kids Tech” and explain that some of this tech is not just for the kids but also for the parent's peace of mind. LG makes the GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget wearables that can make and receive phone calls and provide a GPS location through its companion app. It can even let parents know if their child has crossed GPS boundaries that you set up for them. It is worn on the wrist like a watch and available in Pink or Blue and is waterproof. If you pick up one of these devices, Verizon will give you a $25 gift card valid through August 31 for the Gap, Toys “R” Us, and Barnes & Noble. If you purchase an Ellipsis Kids tablet along with either a GizmoPal 2 or a GizmoGadget, you will get a gift card valued at $75.
There are many other items to choose from – what student doesn’t like to jam out in their bedroom, dorm, or even free periods when you can study outside. What about movie night or YouTube night – don’t they always sound better with an external speaker? Verizon is offering 10-percent off the purchase of a Bose SoundLink Color – or buy two UE Boom 2s and save $100 – a UE MEGABOOM is $50 off – and you can get $20 off Beats urBeats headphones.
Verizon is also pushing cases from their selection of over 1,000 – if you buy one case, you can get another for 50-percent off. They have brand names like OtterBox, LifeProof, Speck, TUMI, Kate Spade, Incipio, Case-Mate, and others. Verizon also has Powerstation models on sale – the 3X is reduced $20 to $59.99, plus 3X is now $79.99, and plus 8X is reduced $30 to $119.99. All juice pack and juice pack air cases are on sale for 20-percent off as well. Are you starting to jog or get into shape? Verizon will save you $50 off the Fitbit Surge as it's down to $119.99 and Charge HR which is now down to just $99.99. You can also save yourself $100 on the Moto 360 Sport if you purchase a new Moto Z Droid, a Moto Z Force Droid, a Droid Turbo 2, or a Droid Maxx 2.