Summer is coming to an end, so it’s time to start preparing for the fall semester of college. Unlike back-to-school shopping for younger kids, heading to university comes with the need to stock up on dorm room essentials, including bedding sets, furniture and other dorm room décor.
In total, consumers plan to spend $48.5 billion on back-to-college shopping this year, up from $43.1 billion in 2015, according to the National Retail Federation. But there’s no need to pay full price for any essential dorm room items, though, as several retailers are holding dorm room sales, where you can save big on everything needed for a comfortable home-away-from-home. Here are the best dorm sales on everything from bedding and décor to new clothes.
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10 Deals on Dorm Décor, Bedding and More
Save money on dorm room décor, dorm room bedding and more with these offers from top retailers.
- Ace Hardware: Use code EBATESUM15 to take $15 off orders over $75 until Sept. 30.
- AllPosters.com: Enter SHIP4FREE at checkout to receive free shipping when you buy more than $19.99 worth of sale items until Oct.1.
- Art.com: Enjoy free shipping on sale items for orders greater than $25 with code SHIPMEFREE until Oct. 1.
- Bed Bath & Beyond: Enter code HPSTUDENT2016 at checkout to save 20 percent on purchases over $899.99 until Aug. 31.
- Cost Plus World Market: Save 10 percent on your order with code SAVEBIG10 until Dec. 31.
- DiscountFilters.com: Apply code WL258 at checkout to receive 10 percent off and free shipping on water filters until January 2017
- Dormify: Use code PREZZIES to save 20 percent sitewide until January 2017.
- GoVacuum.com: Take $5 off and enjoy free shipping on orders greater than $35 with code CJGVC5 until Dec. 3, 2019.
- Kmart: Use code KMART10PSAVINGS to take 10 percent of purchases greater than $75 until Jan. 31.
- T-Mobile: Get 20 percent off select accessories with code TMO20 until Dec. 31.
7 Discounts on Dorm Furniture, Mattresses and Lamps
Stick to your budget while buying essential back-to-college dorm room furniture by taking advantage of these offers.
- 1800Mattress: Take 10 percent off orders greater than $299.99 with code 1800SAVE10 until Dec. 31.
- Home and Patio Décor Center: Save 5 percent on your order and get free shipping with code Summer5 until Sept. 20.
- Lamps Plus: Take $10 off orders greater than $150 with code 36AFFDC6 until Sept. 30.
- LightingDirect.com: Use code SUMMER5 to take $5 off orders totaling more than $99 until Aug. 31.
- Sleepy’s: Get 10 percent off any order with code SALE10 until Dec. 31.
- Sleep Number: Enter code PILLOW10 to take 10 percent off any pillow until Aug. 13.
- Target: Take up to 25 percent off college must-haves for a limited time.
6 Back-to-College Sales on Clothes, Accessories and Beauty Items
In addition to decorating your dorm room, you’ll also need to update your wardrobe for the fall semester, so use these discounts to cut costs.
- Aeropostale: Take 20 percent off your highest priced item when you order $60 or more with code 20HPI until Aug. 31.
- Boscovs: Take an extra 15 percent off orders more than $100 with code SUMFUN15 until Aug. 27.
- Express: Take 15 percent off your order when you show your student ID in-store or use promo code 9629 when shopping online.
- Quiksilver: Get a free portable charger with an $80 purchase with promo code CHARGER until Sept. 2.
- Rue 21: Take 25 percent off your purchase of $50 or more with promo code 002166 or this printable coupon until Aug. 15.
- Tillys: Take 20 percent off one item with with code SUN20 until Sept. 1. Some exclusions apply.
Whether you need a new wardrobe for fall or need to furnish your dorm room or apartment, these are the best deals of the season. And don’t forget to always look for sales on whatever you’re shopping for before the new semester.