Things To Pack Your College Freshman + Bed Bath & Beyond Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Procter & Gamble.


Getting ready to send a kid off to college isn’t an easy ordeal, especially when it is your first child. With back-to-school and getting any child ready, there’s always the fun shopping to do. Shopping for a college student is so much easier when you only have to make one stop. I know you are thinking “not possible”, right? Wrong. It is possible if you love Bed Bath & Beyond as much as I do.

I’ve always loved shopping the aisles at Bed Bath & Beyond. I can always find something that I need and love. It is an even more perfect place to shop as my girl is packing up and heading to college.  They have EVERYTHING she needs to get going.  From bedding to personal hygiene products to bath items, she is pretty much set to take on college life.
Bed Bath & Beyond and their Harmon section is a destination for all their college needs and features some awesome Procter & Gamble products! And what is even more awesome is that if you spend $40 on P&G products at Bed Bath & Beyond, you will receive a $10 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card.



I put together this laundry basket for my daughter to at least get her a good start.

Some of the fun items that we saw for college dorm rooms were very affordable and good quality. Here are our top picks for dorm life necessities:

1. chairs and lounge seating

2. hampers

3. storage boxes and containers

4. bedding

5. speakers and docking stations


Since our kids are always introducing us to new slang, here are some new #CollegeSpeak terms we can teach them as we take them college shopping.

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We found some college essentials at Bed Bath & Beyond including some of my daughter’s favorites including Crest, Gillette, and Tampax.

#CollegeSpeak glossary: Please share your favorite #CollegeSpeak terms (below) and incorporate your favorite P&G products.
MOMCLEAN (a): Clean like it came right from your mom’s washer
SPEAKYCLEAN (a): So shiny you have to say something about it
HAIRAPY (v): The action of washing your hair and getting a fresh start
LEGDAY (n): A great day for showing off those legs
FRESHZEN (n): A student who is completely focused on fresh
ALLDAYER (n): When you responsibly get through the day without even a nap

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Share your own #CollegeSpeak term for the chance to win a $50 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card and the following P&G products:

CoverGirl Intensify Me! Liquid Liner
CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick
Gillette Venus Swirl Razor
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Old Spice Lasting Legend Dirt Destroyer Body Wash
Secret Outlast Invisible Solid Deodorant
Tide Pods
Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh Toothpaste
Oral B Toothbrush

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Join the P&G Bed Bath & Beyond #CollegeSpeak Twitter Party – Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M. PST/ 12:00 – 12:45 P.M. EST . Just RSVP here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Procter & Gamble.'
Madison Main
When Madison isn't tending to her job at a bank, she is hauling her 5 children to soccer practice and other activities. Main is also a speech and drama coach at the local high school.

25 Responses to “Things To Pack Your College Freshman + Bed Bath & Beyond Giveaway

  • Oh man I remember my freshman moving day like it was yesterday! I didn’t have a Bed Bath and Beyond back then! I get so excited to see their flyers with college stuff now though!! LOL

  • I didn’t know that BBB sold these products. There is a store close by my house so I will go and check it out.

  • I’m with Terri – I didn’t know that bed bath and beyond sold those things. I need to go there to pick up a new waffle iron so I will have to check all those goodies out.

  • I adore college back to school time. It’s so much fun to shop for their dorms and it’s an awesome time to save money!

  • Awesome giveaway. My son just moved into his first apartment and ready to start his second year in college. BB&B is on our to-do list.

  • What a great giveaway I did not know that BBB even sold these products. I still remember uni like it was yesterday.

  • This brings back so many memories from when I went to college as a freshman. I remember filling my parent’s den with all my goodies. It’s such an exciting time, and being prepared really does help.

  • I can spend too much time (and money) at Bed, Bath and Beyond! I love how they have expanded their items to sell and make it super easy to get it all done while there!

  • I remember shopping for my own dorm room. My parents didn’t really do it but I loved the process. BBB is such a great store.

    5 years ago

    Gotta love LEGDAY! I remember that I packed SO much for my dorm. I should have gone shopping AFTER I moved in so I could see what I truly needed!

  • It must be so nerve wracking for parents to have to pack their kids off to go to college. This is some great information to help take some of the pressure off.

  • I didn’t live in the dorms in college, since I lived close enough I could walk. I would say it has to be nerve wracking and stressful to try and remember packing everything that you could possibly need for moving into the dorms.

  • Oh boy, I remember move in day, and the hardest part was watching my parents drive away. I can’t listen to “Wide Open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks without balling because I think of that moment.

    This looks like a great list of products to get one ready for that move.

  • Thanks for the giveaway! You pretty much covered everything a college student might need. I only have one more child in college, but he stays home with us. His university is fairly close so no need to stay in a dorm. I will share this post with my friends whose kids are staying in university dorms.

  • I can’t even think about my kids going to college! It makes me tear up now. Good luck to all the momas that are sending their babies off to school this year.

    Becca Wilson
    5 years ago

    AllDayer is definitely my favorite phrase. I made time for a nap or two during the day in college some days. Awesome giveaway!

  • Oh these are definitely the essentials. They’ll all be perfect for care packages in the middle of the year! I’m loving the college terms.

  • This is a very informative post for moms and dads sending off their freshmans. I went through that last year. I was a tough year, but with the comforts of home, she made it just fine

  • i remember getting ready for my first year of college like it was yesterday…but it wasnt it was like 10+ years ago. I had a ball getting my items together and yes Bed Bath and Beyond was one of the places I did my dorm shopping.

  • I’ve never heard ‘AllDayer.’ That’s my instant new fave though. 🙂 We just visited Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday. love that store!

    5 years ago

    Omg now this is one awesome giveaway!!!! I just love bed bath and beyond!

  • Back to School is always going to be so much fun with lots of shopping around and for college students it is going to be even more exciting. BBB is such a great store and the giveaway sounds really amazing to go with!

  • This makes me sad. My son is about to start his junior year in high school so the need for this post is coming soon for me 🙁

  • What a great list of things to bring to school. Saving money is certainly a big fat bonus!

  • When it comes to toiletries and laundry, I want to make sure that we won’t forget anything. I pack ahead for my daughter and slowly build up the stock. These are all accurate, we pack the same thing!

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