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Prime Day Deal Alert: College Dorm Items on Sale

July 16, 2019
6 min read
Female college student studying at laptop on bed in dorm room
Prime Day Deal Alert: College Dorm Items on Sale
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Black Friday Prime Day is finally here, and Amazon has a ton of amazing deals in store. But with thousands of products to choose from, and new deals starting as often as every five minutes, it's easy to get lost and think that you're actually in the Amazon. To help you on this hunt, we here at TPG are scouring Amazon all day to find the best deals that might be worth a look. And while the discounts are exciting in and of themselves, there are also ways to maximize your return on Amazon spending during this two-day sale, which you can read about at the end of the post.

A new school year is quickly approaching and for some that means heading off to college. With the big move approaching, students across the US are starting to stock up on dorm room items. And if you're not, Prime Day is a good time to get started as you could save some money and put it towards more fun summer activities.

As a reminder, these discounts are available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. If you’re not currently an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up today for a free trial to take advantage of the sale. In addition, Prime Student allows college students to receive a free six-month trial membership.

1. Bedding

If you're not into decking out your dorm and are just looking to get the basics, bedding should be at the top of your list. Amazon's got you covered with the basics and has great deals on beddings sets. Note that these items seem to be happening as "lightening deals" meaning they're only offered for a limited time, so you need to act fast if you see something you like.

2. Bluetooth Speakers

Whether you want to be the hangout room or you just enjoy listening to your music aloud, a bluetooth speaker is key. There's a quite a few deals for Prime Day, but here's a few of the standouts based on price and rating:

3. Space Saving Hanger

There's nothing quite like a confined dorm to bring people together— That's what makes your college dorm friends, the best friends. However, typically with these small spaces comes small closets. To maximize your space and storage, consider getting these space saving hangers.

4. Power Strip

Laptops, TV's, microwaves, phone chargers, fans— the list could go on. Between you and someone else, you're going to have a lot of things to plug-in, which is why you're going to need a power strip and maybe even an extension cord. These are weirdly pricy items on the regular, so take advantage of the Prime Day offerings.

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5. Shower Caddy

Ah yes, the dash from the dorm room to the communal showers. There's nothing worse than when you have to do this multiple times because you forgot something in your room or in the shower. That's why a shower caddy is absolutely necessary so that you can have all of your bathroom necessities conveniently in one place.

6. Christmas Lights

Dorm room at the University of Missouri lit up with Christmas lights (Liz Hund/TPG)
Dorm room at the University of Missouri lit up with Christmas lights (Liz Hund/TPG)

Dorm rooms aren't particularly known for their amazing lighting. Instead, you'll likely be welcomed with bright fluorescent lights. Maybe I'm being dramatic, but I don't think there's anyone who enjoys this harsh lighting 24/7— that's why I deem Christmas lights a must when it comes to living that dorm life.

7. Bedside Caddy

There's a good chance you're going to have either a bunk bed or a lofted bed, and even if you don't, bedside storage isn't the standard. That's why these handy bedside caddy's are super practical. Do you really want to climb up and down the ladder just to plug your phone in?

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget, you can maximize your rewards on Amazon purchases by using a credit card such as the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Citi® Double Cash Card or The Blue Business®️ Plus Credit Card from American Express. Check out this post for a deeper dive into the best cards for Amazon purchases — not only on Prime Day, but every day of the year. You can also stack different promotions, such as the 20% discount by using just one Amex Membership Reward point and a $10 promotional credit by spending $10+ at Whole Foods.

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