Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Get Set For College
This post was sponsored by Sears. All the opinions are mine.
It's almost back to school time. And one aspect that is often overlooked by some is college students. Well Sears has a whole site called CampusReady. This is designed with the college student in mind. Sears will help get the college student ready for school.
The site will help create a dorm room that is perfect for every student. The site is broken into different categories that will help in the decision process of shopping for college.
First is: Shop by dorm room. This will give you different ideas on the kind of dorm room you may want to create. Such as Funky Femme, Haute Couture, or All Around Athlete. Each different kind of dorm room then shows what it would look like and what products you will need for it. You can then click on the products and view them.
You can then shop by Suite of coordinating dorm room products and design ideas. This will allow you to select an item that you like. Then Sears will automatically display other products that coordinate with it. This is a great organizing tool.
Next you can use the Shopping checklist. Sears has provided a list of things that college students will need. This is a great way to get ideas on what a college student will definitely need. You can then check off the items you will need.
Sears has also organized a List of everything your child will need for their first home away from home. This interactive list is a must for parents and their college students. The list is displayed in 5 categories of eating, sleeping, studying, playing, and cleaning.
There is also Links to categories of clothing college students will need. This is great to find all the clothes they will need for college life. And they will give you ideas on Apparel must haves.
Financial tips and Financial planning tips are also provided on this site. The "Money Sense" tab will give students lots of ideas on the importance of creating a budget. There is also a lot of great ideas on how students can save money on books, clothes, food and more!
Also check out CampusReady on Facebook. There you can become a fan of their app, and really get full use of the site.
With college tuition costs on the rise, Sears is giving college students a chance to win money towards college tuition from Sears and Upromise! They will be awarding a total of $25,000. Upromise members are automatically entered with a sears.com purchase through Upromise.com, or enter free at sears.com/campusready. See sears.com/campusready for full rules and complete details.