The 10 Best Back-to-School Supplies on a College Budget

Brandon Shamy

It’s that time of the year again, folks! School is back in session, so that means it’s time to start shopping for supplies. It’s not uncommon for college students to be so preoccupied with other aspects of collegiate life such as moving in and dorm decoration that they forget the necessary materials for their courses. Kroger is here to change that. In case you didn’t know, aside from groceries, Kroger also offers a wide range of school supplies to help you make it through the year. Check out some of what they have to offer below.

1. Top Flight Quad Rule Composition Book

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A composition notebook is almost always a must-have. It’s required in elementary, middle, and high school, so why wouldn’t you have one in college? With 100 sheets to work with, you’ll have plenty of room to take notes.


2. Avery Standard Weight Sheet Protectors

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While most college work is done digitally nowadays, you still don’t want your important notes and documents to be jumbled and crumbled. The Avery Standard Weight Sheet Protectors prevent tears, dog ears, and the possibility of losing your papers. This is definitely an important pickup for college students.


3. Spice Rack Organizer Metal Space

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Dorm space can be limited, especially if you have a roommate, so you may want to consider investing in a storage rack. The Spice Rack Organizer can be used for anything you wish. You could turn it into a shoe rack or put it to use as an extra storage in your bathroom.

BUY NOW, $58.19

4. Command Damage-Free Hanging Large Hooks

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Since we are on the topic of organization, hanging hooks are also something to consider as you may need a designated area to keep all of your keys, passes, and cards. The hooks can also come in handy for decorations. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas approaching, this could be a solid addition to your college lineup.

BUY NOW, $9.89

5. iLive WC220 Webcam

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Most laptops and computers have cameras already built-in, but if you are looking for tip-top footage, then it is absolutely still worth it to invest in a webcam. It can improve the quality of your videos—especially if you are looking to start podcasting.

BUY NOW, $45

6. Keurig Brewer KSupreme Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Late nights and early mornings mean coffee, coffee, coffee. The Keurig Coffee Maker is an easy and convenient way to get an energizing start to your day.

BUY NOW, $139.99

7. Kitchen Portable Smoothie Blender

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It can be quite easy to take on an unhealthy diet in college, so you want to make sure you have products on hand that encourage you to eat and drink better. Smoothies are an excellent healthy breakfast choice, but in order to make them, you’ll need a smoothie blender. The Kitchen Portable Smoothie Maker is just that.

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8. Offex Home Office Wall Mounted Dry Erase Magnetic Whiteboard

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Many students will still be taking their courses virtually this year. If you are in this category, then you're probably going to need a whiteboard for your presentations. Kroger offers many affordable options including the Offex Magnetic Whiteboard. Plus, you can also use the white board as a professional background for your classes and meetings. A win-win right?

BUY NOW, $43.37

9. Kroger Pizza Snack Pepperoni Rolls

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Pizza rolls are a go-to college snack because they are quick to make on days where you are in a rush, or just simply too busy to cook. Plus they are delicious!

BUY NOW, $6.99

10. Kroger Turkey Jerky Protein Pack Snack Medley

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You can’t forget your essential diet elements, and you will definitely need your protein. The Turkey Jerky Snack Pack Medley is everything you need to keep you going throughout the day.