Back-to-School With Sears

This post was sponsored by Sears. All the opinions are mine.

You see those first two sentences up there? Sears insisted the post start with them – right up front. Integrity is hard to come by these days, but Sears still has theirs. I have been shopping at Sears and buying Sears brand products since I was old enough to understand what shopping is. They’ve never let me down.

At the end of my 18th Summer, just before college, Gram took me off to Sears and bought me a new school wardrobe. Thirty-two years later, Sears is still CampusReady. In fact, they have dedicated an entire website to making your student’s transition from home to college as stress-free as possible.

Check out the dorm room sets. Sears has coordinated five dorm rooms with kicking colors and space saving ideas that provide plenty of storage without sacrificing movability. “Funky Femme” has my favorite colors, but I really like the desk and tower in “Haute Couture.” And if you find something you like, just click the “shop this room” button and check it out further. (Oh, and guys, there are a couple of masculine motifs as well.)

The website also has an interactive check list to make certain you don’t forget something crucial — like bath towels, a waste basket, fabric softener, or silverware. Check out the list, see what you have and what you need, and shop online, or print it out and go to the store! Under the “Shop By Need” tab you’ll even find a handy little microwave recipe! There’s a “Money Sense” tab with tips and strategies for parents and students on saving money and spending wisely.

There’s even a “Fill My Closest” tab for one stop shopping. You can pick up all the latest fall styles. Jeans, accessories, intimate appearl, Sears has it all! In the t-shirt category, my favorite is a wild pink number that reads, “Angry, young and broke”. I like the Peanuts T and the Love Notes T, too. BRB, I’ve got to go shopping …..

Oh! One more thing, Sears is CampusReady on Facebook. This you HAVE to check out. You can design your dorm room in 3-D and set your floor plan before you ever start moving it. This is so cool, I had to play around with it.

And, on Facebook, your student can fill out his/her Sears wishlist, to help friends and family know what is still needed if they want to help out or when it comes to gift buying time. Plus, there is a roommate quiz (it’s Facebook, there’s gotta be a quiz) to help the new roomies get to know each other better.

All of that and Ty Pennington, too. Whether or not you’re going off to college, you’ve got to go take a look at Sears, Campus Ready!

Sears is also offering a chance to win college money.  A total of $25,000.00 will be awarded.  Upromise members will be automatically entered when they make an online purchase from Sears.  If you’re not a Upromise member, you can enter to win by clicking on the CampusReady link.

This was a paid post.  All links were deactivated on 10.12.09