Every student needs technology. No matter what you are studying, what major you declared, what eventual career you are pursuing, you will be using some form of technology. And face it, new tech is better than old tech. New smartphones have better cameras and faster processing, new computers will start up quickly, run the latest software and show your work on an unbelievable display screen. Enter this contest and you can choose what new tech to buy before going back to school since Best Buy is giving away four $500 Best Buy gift certificates as the prizes.
Do all students really need tech?
Yes! There is no other answer. Ten years ago students could scrape by without a cell phone, or laptop, but not today. Tech is not a luxury, it is as necessary to an artist as a paintbrush. As mandatory for the chemistry student as a test tube. As indispensable for the English major as a dictionary. Take a look at the 360 degree video we are showing on Best Buy’s Facebook page (for mobile use this link) to see how tech is used by students studying a variety of different subjects. Then enter either on Facebook or enter here on the blog.
If you win you can use the gift certificate prize towards a new computer, a new printer, a new tablet, a new cellphone … or you might even want to get a few new pens (Best Buy has you covered with low tech writing utensils too!).
Here are the details: how to enter
On Facebook: In a comment on the Facebook post, guess what the 3 majors are of the students featured in the 360 degree video. You must guess all 3 correctly for your entry to be valid.
On the blog: enter a comment below this post telling us about your favourite back to school tech and why it would help make your school year a success. You must include the link to the product found on bestbuy.ca for your entry to be valid.
What you may win
We will randomly choose 4 entries from all valid entries on Facebook and on the blog. Each winner will receive a $500 Best Buy Gift Certificate.
The contest will run from August 14th until September 10th.
Remember you can only enter once, either on Facebook or on the blog (not both!). Tell your school friends too: if one of your school friends wins, that should earn you at least one early morning lecture of note taking so you can sleep in!
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We definitely need a new lap top, due to our puppy (all 38 kg of him) jumped up and split my full cup of coffee all over the family lap top not a good combination. We are looking at the http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/hp-15-6-touchscreen-laptop-silver-intel-core-i5-7200u-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-10/10735603.aspx?icmp=Recos_3across_tp_sllng_prdcts. This would allow everyone to use it store projects/notes and do email.
Everybody wants one, everybody needs one, which makes this a popular “must have” item. I want a tablet but I need a laptop, I wish there was a way to get the two together, but how? Quick search on Best Buy and I have my answer: a 2-in-1 convertible laptop. Big screen with lots of power, best of both worlds:
Just need two more things – a pocket big enough for it, and a GoFundMe to pay for it.
I want to win a new cell phone so I keep in touch with my son at University, my cell phone is really old, the Samsung Galaxy S8 – 64GB Smartphone is my favourite back to school tech because support from family will help make my son’s school year a success! Samsung Galaxy S8 – 64GB Smartphone http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/samsung-galaxy-s8-64gb-smartphone-midnight-black-unlocked/10671901.aspx? BEST MOM EVER!
The kids could use a laptop to help them with their homework
The laptop is my favourite back to school tech. I can do my schoolwork on it AND it doubles as an entertainment hub where I can listen to music and stream movies when I need a break. Best of all, I can take it with me everywhere — perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle!
I have my eye on this laptop right now: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asus-asus-zenbook-ux430-14-laptop-grey-intel-core-i5-7200u-256gb-ssd-8gb-ram-windows-10-ux430ua-bs51-cb/10573747.aspx?
I would love to win a $500 Best Buy gift certificate for my son, he is going into his 3rd year in Computer Science, I would like him to have a better phone to keep in touch with home, Thank You! New! Samsung Galaxy S8 – 64GB Smartphone http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/samsung-galaxy-s8-64gb-smartphone-midnight-black-unlocked/10671901.aspx?
FROM – THE BEST MOM EVER!
My favorite BTS tech is software. Everyone need Office: http://www.bestbuy.ca/Search/SearchResults.aspx?query=10419366%2010419368&lang=en-ca&icmp=Homepage_SectionE_LDS_office_4across5_software
You just can’t get away from writing until they make mind-reading computers that write the assignments for you!
It’d be a lot easier to do my work in a class with little computers in it on a laptop than a phone with a small screen that tends to glitch in some apps.
I’d appreciate if i got either of these:
I could really use this laptop! http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asus-x555qa-15-6-laptop-black-silver-amd-quad-core-a10-9600p-1tb-hdd-12gb-ram-windows-10/10748019.aspx?icmp=Recos_3across_tp_sllng_prdcts
It would be great for researching papers. Also, I would put my school schedule on it so I wouldn’t miss a class or test or deadline.
My favourite back to school tech would be http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/acer-acer-aspire-switch-alpha-12-128gb-ssd-windows-10-tablet-with-intel-ci3-6100u-processor-iron-sa5-271-3475/10437049.aspx …this would definitely help me work on the go with all my research meetings!
I would love to go back to school with a new phone that would make it look like I belong in this decade like an iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/rogers-apple-iphone-7-32gb-premium-plan-2-year-agreement/10486266.aspx?icmp=Homepage_SectionL_LDS_Apple_iPhone7 and help me respond to emails and research online while in transit.
I’ve been user Acer laptop’s for years but my current one is on its dying breath. The left shift key only sporadically works as well as the top row ‘8’ and ‘9’ keys. I just can’t afford to replace it. I’m an English major and I write a lot of essays, so utilizing the on-screen keyboard really slows me down. This Acer laptop on the site is very similar to my last one. I need nothing fancy, just to be able to work without hardware difficulty would be a blessing.
My favourite back-to-school tech would be a new: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/apple-apple-watch-series-2-38mm-space-grey-aluminum-case-with-black-sport-band-mp0d2cl-a/10487550.aspx?
It’d keep me on time and getting fitter!
Very cool prize 🙂
I could use a new laptop!
I could definitely use a new laptop!
I can use a new laptop computer or a new samsung galaxy tablet
This would make reading books a breeze http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/kobo-aura-h2o-edition-2-6-8-digital-ebook-reader-with-touchscreen-n867-ku-bk-k-ep-black/10671570.aspx?
A 2-in-1 laptop is my favourite back to school tech. All the power of a laptop with the convenience of a tablet. Would make school work so much more fun.
I would love a good set of wireless headphones so I can block out noises around me and focus on my work. http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/beats-by-dr-dre-beats-by-dr-dre-solo3-on-ear-sound-isolating-bluetooth-headphones-black-mp582ll-a/10488053.aspx?icmp=Homepage_SectionE_LDS_beats_solo3_4across24_headphones
Kids will be kids, so clean laundry is kind of important.
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