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Once again, I have kids heading off to college which means we need to stock up on all the college necessities. Here is a list of 10 items we have found were essential for our kids that were heading off the college.
Backpack – College kids need a sturdy backpack to carry their laptop and books across campus. My kids have found they really like the SwissGear backpacks because they last really well and have tons of room for all their supplies.
Laptop & Laptop Sleeve – A laptop is a necessity and so is a laptop sleeve to keep it safe and protected.
Earbuds – Earbuds come in handy because many times they share rooms with other students. In addition to having them for school they come in handy when they want to take a break and watch movies and TV shows on their laptop.
Planner – A planner is a must have to keep track of all their assignments and deadlines. My daughter is heading off to our local community college with the Running Start program and shopping for a planner was one of her favorite back-to-school purchases.
Water Bottle – Us moms can worry less if we know our kids are drinking enough water, so send them back to school with a reusable water bottle. My son really liked the fact that his water bottle had a filter.
Laundry Hamper/Basket – They will need a hamper or basket so they can transport their laundry to the laundry room. Something with handles works really well.
Disinfecting Wipes – College students are messy! My son found that having a canister of disinfecting wipes came in handy on a regular basis.
Textbooks – Every college student will need textbooks! We have found that purchasing textbooks from Amazon saved us money and saved our kids from having to wait in those long lines at the college bookstore. You have the option to buy them new, used or even rent textbooks.
Amazon Prime Student – Amazon Prime Student has been such a huge help and blessing for my college kids. They are in college in a very small town (without a car) so it’s not always easy to pick up the things they need. With Amazon Prime Student they can get their items quick with FREE two-day shipping. They can get nearly anything they need at Amazon. Textbooks, calculator, flash drives, laundry supplies, bedding and so much more.
In addition to the FREE two-day shipping they will also enjoy the following with Amazon Prime Student:
- Unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video (Watch thousands of movies, TV shows and award-winning Amazon Originals on their compatible TV, laptop, Fire TV, smartphone or choice of more than 600 devices.)
- Exclusive deals and promotions for students. They will get exclusive offers and discounts on items they love, need, and want. They will also be eligible for sweepstakes, giveaways, and contests.
- They can store their photos securely with Prime Photos and access them from anywhere.
- Get one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First.
Before your students head off to college have them sign up for a six-month, sponsored trial of Amazon Prime Student to access these great benefits. After they six-month trial has ended Amazon Prime Student will only be $49 a year, which is half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership!
Your student can also earn a $5 Amazon credit for each fellow student they refer to Amazon Prime Student. Their friend will earn $5 too. Amazon Prime Student is a such a great deal and has been a huge lifesaver for my college age kids.
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