Despite popular belief, there are more places than Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond where you can shop for college dorm room, suite, or apartment. This list provides not only shopping suggestions but the benefits of each website, including coupons with email sign ups, sales, and free shipping.
If you're shopping online, I highly suggest signing up for Ebates.com. I have been using this website for years, and whenever I do shop online on websites that offer it, I get cash back on my purchase(s). Not all, but most of these websites offer Ebates cash back and deals.
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1. Bed Bath & Beyond.
This is the #1 store that advertises for college necessities in-store and online. It offers Ebates: *2% cash back, and special college offers when you sign up for those emails. You can search for your college's dorm checklist, or use the general BB&B college checklist. You have the option to create a registry or book an appointment with a college expert. If shopping online, you can choose a later shipping date, or request to pick it up at a store near your college. Shipping is free for orders over $29.
2. TJ-Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods.
TJ-Maxx is the only store out of these three under the same company that offers online shopping. It offers Twin XL bedding, which is what you'll need for your dorm bed, as well as a clearance section.
3. The Container Store.
This in-store and online shop doesn't just sell containers. On the homepage, select "Shop All" then "More Ways to Shop" then "College." From there, you can shop by room styles. This store offers Ebates *2% cash back and an exclusive 20% off for students in July! Sign up online, or text CLASSOF2017 to 22922* (You don't have to be an incoming freshman).
This online shop is geared towards college living. Shop by collections, sale section, or by room: they offer over 70 different room looks! Shipping is free for orders over $75, and your first order gets 15% off! If you're in the NYC area, you can book an appointment at their showroom.
5. PB Dorm.
PB Dorm offers *20-75% off thousands of products. Use the code "FREEBIE" to get free shipping. Sign up with your college email address, ending in .edu, to get an additional 15% off!
Target is the place where you go in empty-handed, and come out with college items spilling everywhere. Target offers Ebates: *1% cash back and 15% off your registry. From the Homepage, navigate to "Categories" then "Back to College." You can even create a subscription in which you pick your everyday essentials and have them delivered to your dorm, plus 5% off and free shipping on every order!
7. Urban Outfitters.
Better known as, "I bought my tapestry from here!" When shopping online, you can shop by bedroom or by campus.
This website supports artists and photographers and offers Ebates *3.5% cash back. Under "Campus Life" you can shop by theme and color. When you sign up for emails, you'll receive 10% off your first purchase.
You can buy everything A-Z on Amazon.
This online shop offers something for every personality, including free shipping, and 5% off with email sign up.
This website ships in 24 hours or less, and carries Twin XL bedding bundles and laundry kits for dummies.
Walmart offers Ebates: *4% cash back and a huge college dorm life selection.
If you aren't sure of your style, take a room style quiz on the IKEA website, and then shop by style. Take a look at their Surviving College 101 guide, and the storage decor in the "Back to College" section.
If you sign up for AnthroPerks, you get free shipping on $150 purchases.
Macy's has sales every Saturday, plus Ebates: *4% cash back.
Use code "FREESHIP" to score free shipping on orders of $95 or more.
18. OCM.com. (Our Campus Market).
This online store allows you to search by college.
19. Your campus bookstore.
Your college bookstore offers Ebates: *1% cash back and college-personalized products you can't get anywhere else.
Etsy offers Ebates: *2% cash back and customizable art.
21. Decor 2 UR Door.
Decor2UrDoor.com has those types of dorm beds you see on Pinterest, including designer bedding packages and the design-your-own option! Shop by collections, colors, or style. Spend $275 or more and get free shipping. Plus, with email sign up, you get $10 off your first order! Also, all shipping on furniture is free.
22. Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Jo-Ann Fabrics is a playground for artists. Use code "SHIP99H7" for free shipping on orders $99 and up. This store offers Ebates: *1% cash back, as well as sales and coupons. Right now, get 70% off summer decor, textiles, and lighting.
23. Michaels Crafts.
Michaels offers Ebates: *2% cash back, and free shipping on online orders $49+.
24. At Home: The Home Decor Superstore.
Get 10% off your purchase with email sign up.
25. Hobby Lobby.
My hobby? Looking for wall decor. This store gives Ebates: *2% cash back and shop by trend option.
Find college dorm staple items and earn Ebates: *2% cash back. Take advantage of Staples' daily deals and 10% off plus free shipping on your first order of promotional products. I recommend buying a printer.
27. BLICK Art Materials.
Shop art heaven in store and online, and shop by deals.
This online shop gives free shipping to purchases over $49. Provide your email address to save up to 70% daily.
29. Magnolia Market.
If you love Fixer Upper, this store is for you. Even though the only store is in Waco, Texas, you can shop online anywhere. Enter your email for 10% off your first order.
30. Pier 1 Imports.
Spend $49 at Pier 1 for free shipping with code "FREESHIP49." Get Ebates: *2% cash back, and 10% off your purchase with email sign up.
31. BJ's (if you're a member).
Earn Ebates: *1% cash back in store and online.
Search "dorm" on Nordstrom.com to find Twin XL bedding, stationery, and more.
33. Local dollar store (Dollar Tree).
Go to your local dollar store or the Dollar Tree website and shop "Back to Campus." Bonuses include free shipping to store, the tips and ideas blog, and the Loyalty Club, which offers exclusive dorm room ideas.
34. Christmas Tree Shops.
Not just Christmas items. Shop the Back to College section in store and online. Get $10 off your first purchase when you provide your email, and in-store purchase of $50+.
35. Barnes & Noble.
Did you know you can buy new or used college textbooks, or rent them, at Barnes & Noble?
Earn Ebates: *6% cash back in-store and online. Take advantage of online coupons, and free shipping on orders over $99+ and to store $25+.
Shop your home decor store in store or online, where you'll find exclusive online deals and dorm inspiration.
38. World Market.
Earn Ebates: *4% cash back in store and online, and free shipping on orders $150+ with code "SHIPFREE." Shop by trends or decor.
They're not kidding about the overstock of items. Earn Ebates: *4% cash back, and join Club O to get free shipping and 5% rewards on every order. Provide your email to get a 12% off coupon.
Get free shipping on all purchases from this online apartment shop!
41. Ethan Allen Disney Collection.
A more sophisticated Disney store – in store and online. If you're a Disney lover, and prices aren't an issue – this collection is for you.
42. Forever 21.
Get Ebates: *4% cash back and free shipping on orders over $50 at Forever21.com.
43. American Eagle Outfitters.
Earn Ebates: *5% cash back in store and online. American Eagle carries Twin XL!
44. Vera Bradley.
Get Ebates: *3% cash back at the home of prints, in store and online. All online orders come with free shipping! Shop by pattern, "Back to School" categories, or, if you're feeling adventurous, the "Discover" department.