Aug 3, 2010

Back to School Extravaganza: DormSmart.com Review and Giveaway CLOSED

With the number of students heading off to college trending over 2 million annually, DormSmart.com, a family-owned and run US based online retailer (e-tailer), recognizes the need in the marketplace to provide affordable and quality dorm products in one location, enabling both parents and students to work together to create a collegiate living environment that promotes student success and makes the transition to college easier.

When it's time to go off to college for the first time or even after summer break, it can be difficult to remember what exactly you need to bring. If your family lives far away from your campus it can make you especially anxious. No one wants to have to call their parents to ship their left behind belongings to them every other day. Luckily, the folks at DormSmart.com have you covered.

DormSmart.com offers a very hand Dorm Room Checklist that literally suggests anything that you could possibly need to survive a year or more of college. In addition, they suggest which items you should coordinate with your dorm mate so you don't end up with duplicates. How helpful is that!?

What's even cooler is that DormSmart.com offers many of the items that are recommended on the 'Dorm Room Checklist'. From Dorm Appropriate Appliances to Laundry Supplies and Bedding (including hard-to-find Twin XL linens), they have it all!

I was given the opportunity to review the Black/White Chalkboard and Dry Erase Dots from their Dorm Decor section. These black/white dots can be used as a message center in which you write with chalk on the black dots and with a dry erase marker on the white ones.


At just $25, I think these dots are a great decor item for any college dorm or apartment. I know when I lived in the dorms, students loved to write each other messages on dry erase boards. I think it would be great to stick a few of these on a dorm door for messages from friends, a few above a student's desk for homework reminders and one on a dorm mini fridge for grocery reminders. The possibilities are endless!

In addition, Dormsmart.com also has a blog called Dorm 411 which is dedicated to helping students prepare for dorm living. They really know their stuff and offer tips on how to utilize space in a dorm room, how to stay safe on campus and much more.

To top it off, DormSmart.com has generously offered to give away a set of Black/White Chalkboard and Dry Erase Dots to a Young, Free and Frugal reader!

Main Entry: You must follow me on Google Friend Connect (right hand side of the page) to enter.

After Following me or continuing to do so, Browse DormSmart.com and let me know something you learned or a product that caught your eye! (U.S Residents Only)

Extra Entries (Leave a separate comment for each):

(1) Subscribe to Young, Free and Frugal via email


(2) Follow me on Twitter (@sarbear3490)


(3) Follow DormSmart on Twitter (@dormsmart)


(4) Tweet about this giveaway (Upto one time per day) 'Enter to win dorm decor from DormSmart.com at http://www.youngfreefrugal.blogspot.com @sarbear3490 @dormsmart '


(5) Subscribe to the DormSmart.com mailing list for three additional entries


(6) Make a purchase at DormSmart.com for ten additional entries!


Giveaway ends Tuesday, August, 10, 2010 at 10:00 PM EST.


The winner will be chosen using random.org, notified via email and must respond within 48 hours.


Thank you and good luck!


Disclosure: DormSmart.com provided me with dry erase/chalkboard dots in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed are my own and were not swayed by the items mentioned above. 

102 comments:

  1. hmmm, the dry ease f=dots sound cool, but i also like the Back To School - Dorm Storage Organization Kit (Blue).I already follow via GFC

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  2. I subscribe via email

    aggiegirl3628@yahoo.com

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  3. I already follow you on twitter

    aggiegirl3628@yahoo.com

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  4. I followed DormSmart on twitter

    aggiegirl3628@yahoo.com

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  5. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Phillishaduffey/status/20277290052

    aggiegirl3628@yahoo.com

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  6. I subscribed to Dormsmart's newsletter
    #1

    aggiegirl3628@yahoo.com

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  7. I subscribed to Dormsmart's newsletter
    #2

    aggiegirl3628@yahoo.com

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  8. I subscribed to Dormsmart's newsletter
    #3

    aggiegirl3628@yahoo.com

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  9. I follow on gfc.

    My son could really use the HUNTER 90122 17" Satin Black with Brushed Nickel Oscillating Stand Fan because his dorm is not air conditioned.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Phillishaduffey/status/20308456966

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  11. I am a GFC follower.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  12. I'm a follower. I like the Ergorapido EL1014A Cordless 2-in-1 Stick and Hand Vac - if only it would get used!

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  13. Follower via GFC-suebabe0704. I love the Jaxx Rest Memory Foam Pillow.

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  14. Email subscriber

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  15. I follow you on Twitter as suebaby05

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  16. I follow DormSmart on Twitter as suebaby05

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  17. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/20319157889

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  18. Love the Dorm Trunks! They came in handy during my college days!

    tclarkusa at gmail dot com

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  19. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/3Boys_OldLady/status/20333444399

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  20. I also like the Neatnix Square Stuff Bucket (Brown / Light Blue).

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  21. I like the Dorm Laundry Backpacks.
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  22. email subscriber
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  23. subscribed to mailing list 1
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  24. subscribed to mailing list 2
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  25. subscribed to mailing list 3
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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  26. i really like the weekender bags they have! especially the "merci" color
    http://www.dormsmart.com/Dorm-Bags-amp-Totes/Room-It-Up-Weekender-Bags/Weekender-Bag-Merci-p3740.html
    karitsaj at gmail dot com
    and i'm a follower

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  27. i'm subscribed via email
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

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  28. i'm following sarbear3490 on twitter!
    @graffitikit
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

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  29. I follow you on Google Friend Connect
    midsouthmouth at gmail dot com

    and I'm likeing that purple large Rhino trunk!

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  30. I subscribe via email: seabay9@gmail.com

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  31. I joined the mailing list and my favorite thing is the Ergorapido EL1014A Cordless 2-in-1 Stick and Hand Vac

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  32. the joined the mailing list!

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  33. i joined the mailing list =)

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  34. Daily Tweet
    https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/20408037173

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  35. I follow you on GFC - Tricia31

    I like that they have East Carolina University items in their Collegiate NCAA listings!

    hockeygalnc(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  36. I follow you on Twitter - TriciaInRaleigh

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  37. I follow DormSmart on Twitter - TriciaInRaleigh

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  38. Tweet:
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  39. Daily Tweet
    https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/20506974340

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  40. I love the University of Miami Hurricanes Dorm Rugs.

    It's all about the "U"!!!

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  41. Daily Tweet
    https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/20560600859

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  42. Daily Tweet
    https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/20638092450

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  43. Mandatory Entry:
    GFC Follower - Name: Hoa
    I like the Neon Lips Wall Mirror PInk.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Subscribed to Young, Free and Frugal via email

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  45. Following @sarbear3490 on Twitter (@hle123)

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  46. Following @DormSmart on Twitter (@hle123)

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  47. Tweet: http://twitter.com/hle123/status/20644245807

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  48. Subscribed to the DormSmart.com mailing list (#1)

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  49. Subscribed to the DormSmart.com mailing list (#2)

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  50. Subscribed to the DormSmart.com mailing list (#3)

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  51. I follow via google friend connect!

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  52. I follow you on google friend connect.
    The free dorm checklist caught my eye.

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  53. I follow you on GFC (Lona728)
    I really liked the Trend Lab Hamper Set (Blue Suede)

    Lona728@ yahoo dot com

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  54. subscribe via email

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  55. following you on twitter (Lona728)

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  56. following DormSmart on twitter (Lona728)

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  57. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Lona728/status/20705482672

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  58. Daily Tweet
    https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/20713078782

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  59. email subscriber - rboo224ATgmailDOTcom

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  60. following via google friend connect - Rachel Grimes

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  61. Following you on Twitter - @rachelie123

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  62. Follow DormSmart on Twitter - @rachelie123

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  63. tweeted http://twitter.com/Rachelie123/status/20725706993

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  64. I follow your blog as degood with google friend connect.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

    I liked the Jaxx bean bag chairs on their site.

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  65. I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  66. I follow dormsmart on twitter as kmayans.

    kerrie@mayans@littlejason.com

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  67. follower and I like the Cordless 2-in-1 Stick and Hand Vac


    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  68. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Rachelie123/status/20791221033

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  69. follow by gfc(amydelong)
    I like the Jaxx Rest 50" x 15" Memory Foam Pillow

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. subscribe
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  71. follow you on twitter
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  72. Daily Tweet
    https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/20793126234

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  73. I would love the jaxx memory foam pillow! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  74. the dorm bed risers would be great to store things under the bed
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  75. subscriber
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  76. signed up for their newsletter #1
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  77. signed up for their newsletter #2
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  78. signed up for their newsletter #3
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  79. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/20810260934

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  80. Follower GFC
    My daughter will be attending Purdue, so I loved looking at all the Purdue items. I think she's love the rug for her room. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)AOL(DOT)com

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  81. Subscribed to dormsmart mailing list #1
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)AOL(DOT)com

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  82. Subscribed to dormsmart mailing list #2
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)AOL(DOT)com

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  83. Subscribed to dormsmart mailing list #3
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)AOL(DOT)com

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  84. I am following via Google Friend Connect
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  85. I like the Folding Table Top/Counter Top Ironing Board, great idea!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  86. I am following you on twitter @annedoggett
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  87. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/20814854269
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  88. Following Dormsmart on twitter @annedoggett
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  89. Google follower and I love the Jaxx Sac 3 FT Foam Bean Bag!

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  90. My son would love the LSU Tigers NCAA Home Field Indoor Rug.

    Thank you for the entry,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  91. I am a GFC public follower as Nikki Davis.

    Thank you,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  92. I follow you on twitter, nikkidavis05.

    Thank you,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  93. I follow Dorm Smart on twitter, nikkidavis05.

    Thank you,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  94. I tweeted giveaway,

    http://twitter.com/NikkiDavis05/status/20835997455

    Thank you,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  95. I am a Dorm Smart newsletter subscriber, entry 1.

    Thank you,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  96. I am a Dorm Smart newsletter subscriber, entry 2.

    Thank you,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  97. I am a Dorm Smart newsletter subscriber, entry 3.

    Thank you,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  98. I follow on Google Friend Connect. The Neon Heart Wall Mirror Pink caught my eye. garrettsambo@aol.com

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