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Monday, August 3, 2009

Are Your Kids CampusReady?

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

Let me brag about my niece, Rina. I’m bragging because I’m so proud of her organization skills, her ability to think ahead and her desire to focus on a goal and attain it. Rina will be in September and she starts her sophomore year in high school this month, she has chosen and is quite serious about her career plan. She volunteers at the horse and carriage stables near home with plans to begin driving a carriage when she turns 16. It’s all to beef up her college resume to get into veterinarian school. I wish I could have been that focused and driven at 15! Yep. In three years my brother will be outfitting a dorm room!

Maybe that’s you now! Are you sending a new adult off to school? Is she or he, are you, CampusReady? You just have to see what Sears has for dorm life with style!

You can start by looking at the dorm rooms tab and looking at the bases and ideas you can build from. You can select a general style and shop within that the, or color outside the lines and shop bit by bit from all the looks. You can also shop by price or need. Make sure you get the dorm room recipe for “Cake in a mug!”

There is an available interactive checklist so you’re sure your student has everything they need to get started in dorm life and also a Money Sense section that you can share with your young scholar with tips about budgeting and ways to stretch those college dollars and save their living expenses from semester to semester. Of course, there’s also the “Fill my Closet” section for the clothing items from boxers and bras to hoodies and scarves that will perfectly complement that college sweatshirt!

When you are checking out Campus Ready, be sure to enter for your chance to win part of $25000 from Sears Upromise. Upromise members are automatically entered in the sweepstakes to help with some of those college expenses. You can sign up for Upromise for free t Sears.com/campusready. While the kids are away at school, they can stay connected with you on facebook and still design that dorm just right while they connect with new friends with CampusReady on Facebook.

Watching them leave the nest can be hard. Let Sears Campus Ready make it a little easier.


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