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BJ’s Back to School/Dorm Decor Review & Giveaway

by Nicole on September 7, 2011

Name of Product: BJ’s Back to School/Dorm Decor

Price of Product: varies but always low!

Where can the product be purchased: at BJ’s stores nationwide

Description of Product: “Whether freshman or senior year, BJ’s knows preparing for back to college is no easy task. From traditional dorm décor and furnishings for an apartment or dorm room to all of the necessities that every student needs when going back to college, parents and students alike are faced with a challenge each August. With inflation and gas prices on the rise, stretching the dollar is more important than ever, and members can always count on finding great value under one roof at BJ’s for all the back to school essentials.

BJ’s back-to-school expert buyers have worked hard, researching and watching trends to determine what items are “must haves” for a successful and enjoyable school year. They have searched high and low for the most sought-after products to make any college student’s school home a hip and useful haven for learning and living.

BJ’s Wholesale Club is the one stop shopping destination for style and value, featuring everything you need to furnish any space, big or small, and stock up on college essentials from late night power snacks to top-brand health and beauty items at great savings. Students can get started with these great finds:

Dorm room
These space saving solutions and convenient comforts transform any dorm room into a home away from home:

* Cradlesoft University™ Twin XL Memory Foam Topper with Bonus Pillow plus Bed Bug Protectors – Includes memory foam topper, pillow, and ProtectMe™ zippered mattress and pillow cover. ($59.99)

* Nostalgia Electrics® Vintage-Style Refrigerator – A retro classic re-engineered refrigerator with freezer ($199.99.) Look for matching microwave ($79.99) and 3 in 1 Breakfast station ($49.99) too!

* Oster 900-Watt Microwave – .9 cubic feet microwave with LED display and 10 adjustable power levels. ($59.99)

* 1.5” Foam Away From Home Mattress Topper – Turn any dorm room mattress into a comfortable bed. Super soft covers come in three colors, and fit twin or twin XL. ($49.99) Also available at

* Height Adjustable Bed Risers – elevate your bed 3, 5 or 8 inches to create instant under bed storage. Includes 4 small and 4 large plastic risers. ($12.99)

Out of the dorm this semester? Furnish your new pad in style and get the day to day essentials at great savings:
* Select Marcal® Paper Products – Facial tissue or giant roll of paper towels. 100 percent recycled. Starting at ($7.49)

* Barcelona Futon Sofa Bed – converts from sit to recline to sleep and back again in seconds. ($299.99)

* Malibu 4×6 Shag Rug – hand tufted polyester, stain resistant and washable, ($19.99)

* Samsung 23” 1080p LED HDTV LCD – Doubles as both a monitor and an HDTV so you can enjoy your favorite shows or get some work done. ($259.99)

* Rubbermaid 12-slot Organizer – Versatile organizer features a sturdy black metal base. Shelves are adjustable or removable to customize individual compartment sizes. ($49.99)

All Your Needs
Whether you’re in a dorm or apartment, everyone needs these must-haves for back to school:

* Mead® Five Star® Notebooks, Planners and Binders – $5.99 – $12.99

* Xerox® Premium Copy Paper – 650 Sheets – $12.99

* Dell® Inspiron® 15.6″ Notebook Computer – HD LED display, Intel® Core™ i3-2310M dual-core processor with hyper-threading/4-way processing technology, 500 GB hard drive, 4GB RAM, 10-key integrated number pad, HDMI® port and 1MP HD webcam. ($499.99) Also available at

* HP® Officejet® Pro 8500A All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer – This printer saves on pro-quality color, prints from the web without a PC, allows for easy sharing with Ethernet and/or wireless networking and has automatic two -sided printing. It uses HP® 940XL ink combo packs. ($149.99 after $75 rebate). Also available at

* Brita Pitcher and Replacement Filter Packs – Transforms ordinary tap water into cleaner great tasting alternative without the cost and waste of bottles. ($21.99)

Stock Up and Save
Stock up on supplies that will last through the whole semester at unbelievable savings:

* Snack Attacks
o Monster Energy Drink, 24pk./16 oz. – $29.99
o Trident® 15 pk. ($9.99), Dentyne® 12 pk. ($7.99), Stride Gum®, 12 pk. ($8.79)
o Glaceau VitaminWater® Zero, 15pk./20 oz. $12.99
o Kashi TLC Chewy Granola Bars 20 ct. – $18.99
o Chobani Greek Yogurt 12ct. – $10.29

* Health & Beauty
o Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Moisture Balance Shampoo or Conditioner, 40 oz. $7.99 each
o Old Spice Red Zone Swagger Deodorant 4pk./2.25 oz., $7.99
o Secret Invisible Solid Antiperspirant & deodorant, 4pk./2.6 oz. $7.49
o Crest 3D White Toothpaste 3 pk./5.8 oz., $8.99
o Advil Ibuprofen Tablets 360ct./200mg, $17.49”

Review of Product:  I have been a BJs member for over 10 years now and consider it my go-to store for so many items! For back to school you won’t beat the selection and price! I really like the mattress topper with the bed bug protector – a must-have for any icky dorm room bed – all for just $59.99, a  great price! They have everything from laptops to dorm rugs to refrigerators to health and beauty items! For back to school I picked up some great lunchbox treats like granola bars and nuts! The prices at BJs are unbeatable and I love that they take coupons.  Make sure to grab the BJ’s store coupons at the entrance to each store and stack them with the manufacturer’s coupons for even more savings!

Giveaway: The folks at BJ’s have graciously decided to give one (1) lucky Nicole’s Nickels reader their own $25 BJ’s giftcard to score some of the awesome deals from this post!

You will have 7 ways to enter but the first entry is MANDATORY. You MUST fill out the form for EACH entry you are able to make. Just click “refresh” to get the form back after you make each entry.

  • MANDATORY Entry: What is your must have back to school item this year?
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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by This giveaway will be good until September 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm Eastern time and a winner will be announced soon thereafter. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

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