Monday, August 3, 2009

Are you CampusReady?

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

Summer came by so quickly and it's already August. Yup, it's that time of the year again when approximately 1.5 million freshmen across America will leave their homes (many for the first time) and start college! Moving out on your own can be exciting but it can be pretty overwhelming too. There are just so many things to get and so many questions left unanswered. How should you decorate your dorm room? What do you need for college? Are your clothes cool enough for college? Thankfully, Sears is here with their CampusReady website to help make that transition from high school to college a little bit easier.

The website is loaded with information that you would need to prepare for college. Here are some of the highlights that you can find on the website. I just love how you can choose to shop by dorm room. Sears has five different pre-furnish dorm room designs to help you get an idea of how you can furnish your dorm rooms. My personal favorite is the "Funky Femme" design. You can also shop by coordinating dorm room products and design ideas. Once you have chosen an item that you like, Sears will display a few other products that will coordinate with the item that you choose. Isn't that cool? Also, with the interactive shopping checklist, you can be sure that you will cover everything that you need and never leave anything out. With this, parents can make sure that their child will have everything that he/she needs for their first home away from home. There is also a section with practical financial planning tips. It's really helpful and gives a whole bunch of tips like how you can budget as well as tips on protecting your credit. Lastly, there is also a section on apparel must haves (of course!). You can shop for the latest fashion and also pick up some laundry tips!

If you like the website, you should totally check out CampusReady on Facebook. Sears has created a Facebook application that allows you to create a list of things that you need for college (and your parents, relatives and friends get them for you), design your dorm room in 3D as well as see what you and your new room mate have in common. In short, this application helps you get all set for college.
It takes no rocket scientist to know that college tuition costs continue to rise each year. Sears is trying to make it a little bit easier for you. Enter for your chance to win money toward your child’s college tuition from Sears and Upromise! A total of $25,000 will be awarded! Upromise members are automatically entered with a purchase through or you can enter for free at See for full rules and complete details. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the website and check it out today!


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