Kohl’s Back to School 2012 Deals and a $100.00 Gift Card Giveaway

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Pictured: Effortless & Affordable Chic from Rock and Republic for Kohl’s via the collarless top $44.00 US

If you’re getting ready to head back to school, it may be about that time to look around stock up on essentials from clothing and electronics to college dorm room decorations, or even furnishings or decor your first apartment, you need to check out what’s new at Kohl’s.  Kohl’s sent me a back to school kit with samples of all the cool stuff they have in their stores.  I’m here to tell you, it’s a VERY impressive mix, truly a one stop shopping place for getting ready for school.  Here’s a little bit about what’s in stock. Read on, and at the end of this post, enter to win a $100.00 gift card from Kohl’s to get ready to go back to school. Check out the back to school stuff that Kohl’s has:

Fashions for tweens, teens and young adults:  My Kohl’s back to school kit has samples of clothing from their Lauren Conrad line, Rock and Republic, Candie’s and ELLE fashion items. The items run the gamut from sequined tops to casual colored denim and hoodies. Literally, there is something for every taste.  The Lauren Conrad LC line is more feminine and girly, as is some of the Candie’s stuff.  You can browse the different looks and decide what works best for you. I know my little niece adores the Candie’s and LC stuff. A new addition to Kohl’s is the Vera Wang Princess collection, which is more casual but still good looking. The Rock and Republic stuff is a bit more adult and sophisticated, perfect for college girls looking for clothing that is a bit more upscale but not too expensive.

Candie’s separates for a flirty look
Princess Vera Separates for layered looks

Beyond fashion, Kohl’s has plenty of other items for students to get ready for school, including:

  • Stylish Dorm Room Essentials
  • Organization Tools in the form of desk set and stylish storage containers
  • Electronics and Electrics including iPad cases, keypads and alarm clocks
  • Cook wear from their Food Network line  for avoiding the school cafeteria or pricey meals out

In short, Kohl’s has all the back to school essentials and convenient one stop shopping so you don’t have to wonder from store to store at the mall.  Now that I’ve told you what’s new in at Kohl’s it’s time to play social media giveaway!  We’re using Rafflecopter for this Giveaway.  This giveaway is open from now until July 21st at midnight EST.  Click on the Rafflecopter widget link below to enter.  Simply log-in with your email or your Facebook ID to the widget to enter. You must leave a comment to enter the contest, and then you can receive extra entries for following The Recessionista’s Social Media communities and some of Kohl’s communities too.  The prize is a $100.00 gift card for shopping at Kohl’s.  To enter, leave a comment and tell me what you think is the most appealing back to school item mentioned in this post.

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  1. Valerie Smith

    July 10, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Love to be organized!!!! 🙂 Much Fun!!!

  2. Roxanne

    July 10, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Pieces from the Vera Princess collection. I've been wanting to check it out!

  3. LoveSugarBabyDoll

    July 10, 2012 at 7:01 am

    i would love to see the vera princess line. i enjoy her simply vera line.

  4. Mami2jcn

    July 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I like the Princess Vera Wang Striped Lace Dress.

    I'm entering on the rafflecopter with my Facebook name (Mary Happymommy). Thanks!

  5. jenmalonee

    July 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I like the colarless top!!

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  6. Courtney B

    July 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    i like the princss vera separates

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  7. Shana

    July 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Definitely the organizational stuff — we need to be more organized over here.

    But when I was little, it was definitely the new school supplies.

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

  8. theladya

    July 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I like the Candie's separates. ~ Angie Bailey

  9. Elena

    July 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I like the Vera Wang dresses

  10. amramazon280

    July 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    love the lauren conrad dresses and tops

  11. Lise

    July 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I'm curious and excited about the vera princess collection. I love and own several items from the simply vera collection.

  12. Chele

    July 10, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I'm interested in the Lauren Conrad collection.

  13. Diet Blog!

    July 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I love the LC Lauren Conrad line!! Great tops and shoes.

  14. Jessica To

    July 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    The Vera Wang Princess Collection – because it is still casual but looks nice!

  15. JC

    July 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I like Princess Vera Wang Colorblock Lurex Cardigan from Vera Princess collection
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  16. agatewood1

    July 11, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I like the Candies Beaded Tops they have!thanks!

  17. ellen b

    July 11, 2012 at 12:41 am

    sequin tops and hoodies – wish I were younger haha

  18. Amy Lynn

    July 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

    While I am definitely tempted by something edgy and/or bling-y from the R&R line, I am always super excited by all the cool convenience-oriented kitchen and home gadgets that come out every year for back-to-school! YAY – thanks for the giveaway!

  19. MANDY83

    July 11, 2012 at 3:19 am

    The Lauren Conrad line is gorgeous and affordable!

    Amanda sakovitz on rafflecopter

  20. Heather Taylor

    July 11, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Love any Rock & Republic jeans!!! They are my fave & I'm so excited they're at Kohls now!!!

  21. Heather Taylor

    July 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Love Rock & Republic!!!

  22. Tabathia

    July 11, 2012 at 3:44 am

    the candies clothing, have always been a fan of theirs

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  23. tannawings

    July 11, 2012 at 6:09 am

    I like the Rock&Republic quite a bit- trendy and casual at the same time. The only thing I dont care for is so many high high high heels (bad for your feet)

    ellen beck on rafflecopter

  24. Jodi Schwartz

    July 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I think my daughters will love the Vera Wang Princess collection… Just recently started shopping at Kohl's for summer bathing suits for them, back to school stuff looks great!

  25. Carol W

    July 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    For me, it would be the organizational tools bc I need all the help I can get!


  26. Charity/CC

    July 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Princess Vera Separates

    ccboobooy at gmail dot ocm

  27. Catalina Torres

    July 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    The Rock and Republic stuff wins my vote!!!

  28. Tina

    July 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I like Princess Vera Separates

  29. AubreyLaine

    July 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I am always happy with Candies clothes!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  30. glam.spoon

    July 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I haven't been in school for some years now, but I still love the “back to school shopping” feel. I usually reorganize the kitchen around that time. great giveaway!

  31. Anonymous

    July 11, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    the desk set and storage accessories! i love organization. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  32. Amanda Jorjorian

    July 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I like the Candie's separates


  33. MamaStace

    July 12, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Electronics and Electrics including iPad cases, keypads and alarm clocks sound the most appealing to me


  34. Robyn

    July 12, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I think the Vera Princess collection is cute for teens.

  35. Robyn

    July 12, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Vera Princess collection is cute!

  36. Cheryl Free

    July 12, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I like the Vera Wang Princess collection 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  37. Meghan A

    July 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

    the rock and republic or princess sounds good

  38. Tamra

    July 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I like the Lauren Conrad LC line – lots of cute items!

  39. Sonya

    July 13, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Items from the Vera Princess collection.

  40. TrueKinks

    July 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love the Vera Wang Princess collection set! Definitely cute for back to school! Thanks for having this giveaway!

  41. Barbara Montag

    July 14, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I'm all for this – desk set and stylish storage containers.
    Great for organizing!
    Thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  42. Barbara Montag

    July 14, 2012 at 1:58 am

    You’re on my blogroll:

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  43. Rebecca Shockley

    July 14, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Vera Wang Princess collection

  44. TrueKinks

    July 14, 2012 at 6:51 am

  45. Heather

    July 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    The Candie's and Vera Wang Princess collection sound good to me 🙂


  46. Dream Poppy

    July 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I love shopping at Kohl's! As a g professional, I can find clothes for work and for fun without breaking the bank.

  47. AStarrA

    July 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I'm a fan of Vera Wang

  48. Dream Poppy

    July 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I love shopping at Kohls. As a young professional, I can find clothes for work and for fun!

  49. VickieB

    July 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I like the tops from the Lauren Conrad line

    Entering RC thru FB as Vickie Bartlett

  50. Deshani

    July 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    The rock and republic line sounds great!

  51. Deshani

    July 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Rock and republic line sounds great!

  52. Holly Marie

    July 15, 2012 at 12:39 am

    The Candies clothing is really cute!

  53. Cheryl Billings

    July 16, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Student Lounge® Stadium and Quad Bedding Sets is my choice!

  54. Susana Higuera

    July 16, 2012 at 2:34 am

    The Lauren Conrad line is adorable!

  55. Michelle Hudak

    July 16, 2012 at 6:31 am

    The Vera Wang Princess daughter would love the Puppy Tee

  56. Cindy

    July 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    love the dorm room essentials!

  57. MiniMeeh

    July 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    probably rock and republic…i love the chic edginess

  58. myfolly

    July 17, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Vera Wang Princess collection for sure!

    Wanda McHenry

  59. Anash

    July 17, 2012 at 3:50 am

    i like Elle fashions! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  60. Kristy

    July 17, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I'm always impressed with the Food Network line, it's nice and heavy and feels like it will last a long time!

  61. Kristy

    July 17, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I am impressed with the Food Network line… seems quality

  62. Laura Jacobson

    July 17, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I would love the The Lauren Conrad LC line!
    landfjacobson @

  63. Kari

    July 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I think my daughter would most like the Candie's line.

  64. Tammy S

    July 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    My daughter loves the Lauren Conrad clothes.

  65. Bianca Roman

    July 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I really like Laurent Conrad's style!!!!

  66. Tara

    July 18, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I love the Vera Wang princess collection!

  67. Deanna G.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    The colored denim! 🙂

  68. benz1171

    July 19, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Stylish storage containers.

  69. Dealsfan32

    July 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I like the Lauren Conrad line

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com


  70. Laura

    July 21, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Lauren Conrads line!