Dorm Bedding: How to Find Discounts and Deals When You Shop for College

Here’s the most comprehensive list of stores that sell dorm bedding that we could put together for you. To make our list, retailers had to stock twin xl sheets but most offer many other dorm essentials, too. We have highlighted store discounts and deals for students to take advantage of and will update these all summer long.

As you shop for your son or daughter, make sure you’re not leaving any money on the table by downloading the free Honey browser extension—it’s a tool that automatically applies coupon codes at checkout to help save time and money.

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Dorm bedding accessories we love

Mattress topper

Dorm mattresses are slabs of thick foam covered in industrial strength vinyl – not the best combination for comfortable sleeping. An egg crate topper, featherbed, or something like this memory foam topper (which gets great reviews) will make a huge difference in how comfortable your teen will be as they adjust to sleeping in a dorm room this fall.

mattress topper

Oversize Pillow

There are typically no headboards on dorm beds and it’s much more comfortable to have a big pillow, in addition to the one your teen will sleep on.

Pillow

Your teen can bring one from home or you can treat them to a new pillow, like this COOP Home Goods one that gets over 30,000 ratings on Amazon and top reviews at Good Housekeeping.

Coop pillow

Mattress encasement

Not only are college mattresses uncomfortable but they have been slept on by countless other kids, ewww. A mattress encasement zips over the mattress and topper, creating a much cleaner environment for the brand new sheets to go over. This Allerease encasement has a bedbug barrier, is waterproof, dust mite, and allergen-proof, too.

mattress cover

Project Repat T-Shirt Quilt 

A personalized quilt made up of memories from home is one of our favorite freshman dorm ideas. We have only heard wonderful things about Project Repat and, when you sign up for their emails, you will be notified of the promotional deals they offer all year long.

Project repat T-shirt quilt and teen girl

Weighted Blanket

It can be hard to fall asleep in the dorms sometimes, which is why having a weighted blanket can be helpful for teens who have trouble sleeping.

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are a cute addition to a dorm room. Students can even get complimentary ones for themselves and their roommate, which will make the room look more cohesive.

IKEA Frakta bags

These are the very best bags to use for both packing dorm supplies for move-in day and for under-bed storage for the extra sheets and towels. 

Ikea Blue bags

Most of the stores on our list offer some pretty great deals on dorm bedding. Look for free shipping, discounts with email or mobile sign-up, student discounts and take advantage of any “Black Friday” type deals.

Since there are so many companies competing for the college market, there is no reason to pay full price once you have discovered these tricks.

Top places to find dorm bedding deals

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime has so many options for bedding and tons of unique finds. Students can take advantage of a six-month trial membership and then all of these benefits:

  • Fast, Free Delivery on millions of items
  • Exclusive deals for student members from top brands
  • 30-minute early access to select Lightning Deals
  • Prime Video: unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and shows
  • Amazon Music Prime: stream more than two million songs
  • Amazon Photos: free unlimited photo storage
  • Prime Gaming: exclusives and free in-game loot
  • Ultrafast grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market (in select cities)

Bed, Bath, & Beyond

Your student can sign up for a FREE College Savings Pass and receive 20% off their purchases through 9/30. Also, if you spend $39, you get free same-day delivery!

BBB college savings pass

Target

If your teen signs up for the Target Dorm Registry, they can keep a list of the items they need and those they want, too. Family members looking for gift ideas can shop here for them. Look for the 15% discount, too. Also, Target is currently offering 20% off on select bedding.

Pottery Barn Teen Dorm

Enroll in The Key and get 3% back in rewards at not only Pottery Barn Teen but also at all the other Pottery Barn shops including Williams Sonoma and West Elm. The Warehouse Sale is going on now with savings up to 75% and free shipping for orders over $99. Here are great ways to find deals on dorm storage, dorm decor, backpacks, and more.

Dormify

If your student likes being unique and having tons of options to choose from, Dormify is the perfect website! It even has a virtual dorm room visualizer where your teen can pick out their bedding and other decor for their room and see how it will look before making a purchase. Additionally, Dormify is offering 15% off all collections with code: ROOM15.

L. L. Bean 

L.L Bean has very unique designs for quilts and duvets that your teen will love! Also, these items are excellent quality and can likely be reused for years to come.

Kohl’s

Tons of dorm bedding is on sale at Kohl’s right now! Kohl’s also offers free shipping for orders over $75. Save 20% in stores and online through July 11 with the code: GOSAVE20. And, earn $10 of Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent through July 11 (redeem July 12-25).

Macy’s

Sign up for Macy’s emails and receive 25% off! Plus, you’ll hear about all the current sales happening.

JC Penney

JC Penney is having a Black Friday in July Sale and is offering 30% off select original, regular and sale-priced apparel, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry, and home with the code: HOTDEAL9 (valid through July 11).

Bloomingdale’s

Many bedding items are on sale at Bloomingdale’s. Save 60-70% on items labeled “EXTRA 40% OFF CLEARANCE” (valid July 7-14).

Anthropologie

Bedding from Anthropologie is perfect for teens who prefer bohemian and unique bedding. Anthropologie is currently offering 20% off select bedding, pillows, and rugs if you order online and free shipping for orders over $50!

TJ Maxx 

TJ Maxx has tons of options for throw blankets and sheets to choose from and can be a great option for inexpensive but good-quality sheets and pillowcases. Free shipping on all orders of over $89 with code: SHIP89.

Belk

Belk has trendy bedding that your teen will love! There are lots of muted colors and floral patterns to choose from. Belk is having a Black Friday in July Sale where you can get 60% off with code: JULYSAVINGS (valid through July 11).

Walmart

Walmart has bedding with some of the best prices out there. This tie dye bed in a bag is only $29.96 and includes a reversible comforter, shams, bed skirt, and sheet set.

Overstock

If your teen wants something simple for their bedding, Overstock is the place to look! There are tons of full-color bedding or simple designs that your teen will love. You can receive 15% off just by entering your email address for their email list. Overstock has free shipping on everything and is offering 70% off thousands of items right now!

Land’s End

Land’s End offers tons of bedding options and many sheets are currently on sale for as low as $14. Right now, Lands End is doing a sale where you receive 60% off if you order online or by phone with code: COTTAGE (valid through July 14).

Wayfair

Wayfair has tons of cute bedding options to choose from—some starting as low as $25 and TONS of bedding sets are on sale right now for up to 60% off. Wayfair also has free shipping for orders over $35.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters offers a bohemian style to their bedding with muted colors and modern patterns. Sign up for Urban Outfitters Rewards to receive 10% off your first order and special offers. Also, free United States shipping after $50!

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel has some excellent options for bedding, even offering hemp pillowcases that are soft and light against the skin. All bedding ships free!

Etsy 

Etsy has tons of customizable bedspreads, so if you are looking for something specific and cannot find it anywhere, Etsy is the place to look!

IKEA

Ikea has some of the best prices around—just $3.49 for a pillow!

Kmart

Kmart has tons of bedding options and specifically, the quilts would look great in a dorm room.

Costco

Costco has several great bedding choices for both guys and girls with prices typically ranging between $50-$70.

Garnet Hill

Garnet Hill has lots of muted and pastel color options which is perfect if your teen wants something different but not too crazy. Get up to 50% off with their summer sale!

Dormco

Dormco has lots of different texture options including fuzzy, pin tucked, waves, and more!

LeighDeux

LeighDeux has lots of colorful options and some very trendy designs! Right now, many bedding items are 50% off.

Room 422

Room422 has classy and modern style bedding and features products that compliment each other which would be perfect if your child wants to match with their roommate but not have exactly the same bedding.

Brooklinen

Brooklinen is luxury bedding with many high-quality options to choose from and offers 10% off your first order! Another amazing offer is the bedding bundles, which saves you 25%.

Home Depot

Home Depot has tons of bedding sets, comforters, and mattress toppers for under $100 and bed pillows and sheet sets for under $50!

Nordstrom

Nordstrom has lots of options to choose from featuring some of the most stylish and creative bedspreads. There are also several bedding items on sale. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts July 28, which is their biggest event of the year.

A dorm bed should be comfortable, clean, and, perhaps, reflect a little of your teen’s personal style. There’s no wonder that it’s easy to obsess about this shopping trip since the selection can be overwhelming, much like the complicated and emotional process of sending your son or daughter off to college!

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