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Back to College Sale for the Dorm - at Overstock

Updated on August 19, 2015
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Perhaps not everyone thinks of the well-known Overstock as a place to purchase back to school supplies. Well, it’s not the best place for supplies such as pencils and binders, but the site does have great deals on items that college students load up on before heading back to the dorm or apartment. Check out some of their mark-downs!

Bedding at Overstock

When my roommate and I would head to school, we would make sure we had our matching sheet sets. While that might not be for everyone, it was cool for us. (Oh—and matching comforters, too!) Overstock has the perfect back to school set for just 22 bucks. Now that’s a perfect price for a college student. If Mom is footing the bill, it might be wise to go for those with a higher thread count, but even those are affordable, with some marked down at over 50% off!

Go for prints, stripes, or other prints! And don’t you just love those micro-plush blankets? About $20 will get you one to cuddle up with. Check out the down comforter sets, too, starting at just under $40. Hey—and don’t dismiss matching ones. Matching beds do look pretty cool in a small dorm room.

Bath Towels and Robes

Now that I think about it, I think that my college roommate and I may have bought matching towels, too. We really got into that whole matching thing, for a while. Maybe it made us feel that we belonged somewhere on a big campus.

You don’t need a whole lot of towels. We would use one (per person—not sharing!) a week, hang it up in the room, and then wash the towel with our laundry on the weekends. For $20 to $30, you can find some nice sets at Overstock. A set of four to six towels will last for a while if you don’t wash them daily. You can opt to spend more or less depending on how luxurious you want your towels. Most college students aren’t too picky, in my experience.

Bath robes are pretty important for students living in a dormitory. If there are no showers in the room—as is usually the case—then a walk to and from the shower is a must. It’s just easy to throw on a robe and head down the hallway. Ladies can get a plush spa robe at Overstock in really cool colors of pink, lavender, and more for about $26. Overstock has robes for guys and gals for many different prices and colors. Definitely worth checking out.

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Dorm hallway | Source


Toiletries are a must when packing for college. Now, while Overstock’s bath products and other toiletries may be more expensive than those at the typical supercenter, they have some really cool and quality items. Brands like Liz Claiborne and Prada, along with ingredients such as tea tree, lemon, honey, and eucalyptus just really jump out.

Definitely cheaper than salon prices, Overstock has a tremendous selection of shampoos and conditioners, body washes, soaps, and shower gels. Facial washes and makeup such as Bare Minerals are worth checking out, as well. Some of these products may be a bit of a splurge, but you’re getting good deals on really high quality items that will help you take really good care of yourself while many miles from home. Pick up some vitamins, too! Yeah, they carry them!

Backpacks and Luggage

Just $25 will provide a college kid a backpack for lugging books across campus or a duffel bag for a weekend trip home. Rolling bags will cost a bit more but are extremely handy. Smaller organizer bags are convenient for toiletries and other items. These range in price.


Overstock has clothing, too. Check out the clearance section first with several blouses and pants under 20 bucks. There are lots of cool clothing styles for both males and females. College students need a number of casual outfits plus the occasional dress-up outfit for a dance or other special event. Overstock has it all, along with jackets and coats, and even a swimsuit for the pool that is hopefully right on campus to enjoy after a long day of classes.

Save on Back to School College Supplies

Before you shop, grab an Overstock promo code. You’ll find other of your favorite stores such as Kohls, Target, Best Buy, and more through With these coupons, stocking up on back to school needs won’t cost as much as expected, saving more money for important things such as ordering pizza! I know that my roommate and I did that plenty in the dormitory—usually on Sunday nights when we got back from visits home. Priorities, right?


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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      CraftytotheCore That's interesting that they had toothbrushes! There are actually lots of promo codes available for online stores. :-)

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      I have shopped on the O and I like it. At one time they had a wholesale case of toothbrushes. People recommended it for traveling, camping, or college dorms. I found a nice piece of furniture, free shipping, and it was delivered really fast. I didn't know about the promotional codes. Thank you for such great tips!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yeah, teaches, Overstock has stuff for everyone! Thanks for reading!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This is a great post for those who have college students this fall. What a great way to save. I may have to look into this site myself! Voted up.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hi, Lord! Glad you liked the hub. Good to see you again!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      MarleneB--Overstock has tons of stuff for everyone. Really neat décor items for the home, too!

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      I wish I could've have all this info 20 yrs ago. Your hub is truly useful! I know your readers, especially the young, will benefit from this well written hub!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      random--You're right! Overstock has all kinds of stuff for any home!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Denise--Yeah, check out Overstock. They have lots of cool stuff to choose from. Thanks for passing it on!

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      This is very timely information for college students. I had not even considered Overstock for this stuff. Thank you for such a great idea.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      It's great to know that Overstock is a good option for stocking up on some of these essential supplies! Whether or not you're going off to college, you may be able to take advantage of these deals.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Of course this is the perfect hub for this time of year. I am in the process of outfitting my nephew, J for his first college / roommate experience. I didn't even consider to use Overstock-great idea! Thanks for the info and rated UP/Useful. I'll pass it on.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      epbooks--Thanks for reading! Overstock has some cool stuff. I got my 19 inch TV from them for my bedroom a while back. It was the best price I could find! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      lovedoctor--Overstock is a pretty cool site. Glad you're checking it out!

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I haven't used overstock for much, although I've heard from others that it is a great site to order from. Your hub holds some great suggestions and I like the idea of matching comforters! Next time I'm the market for a particular item, I'll be sure to check there first.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Useful information, will check for luggages & supplies. Thanks for sharing. up & awesome