Between late-night pizza deliveries, gas money and a busy social calendar, there’s not much extra cash lying around when you’re in college. That’s why we have an easy hack when it comes to shopping for back-to-school: grabbing all the necessities—and then some—at your local Kroger or online at Not only does the grocery chain have incredible deals on snacks and school supplies, they also have apartment and dorm essentials (helloooo, pastel pink standing-to-sitting workstation desk) and even on-trend fall clothing—often for way less than other big-box stores. Think of it as your one-stop-shop for all back-to-school college essentials, and think of this as your first quiz...that you just aced.

Shop our favorite back-to-college essentials below.

school supplies kroger

1. Marble Composition Book

Buy It ($1)

2. Medium Point Pens

Buy It ($2)

3. Pastel Ombre Backpack

Buy It ($25)

4. Printer Paper

Buy It ($6)

5. Mechanical Pencils

Buy It ($4)

dorm kroger

1. Everyday Living Storage Bin

Buy It ($13)

2. Iced Coffee Maker

Buy It ($40)

3. Smoothie Blender & Bottles

Buy It ($50)

4. Laundry Hamper

Buy It ($30)

5. Sitting/Standing Reversible Workstation Desk

Buy It ($100)

6. Speaker End Table

Buy It ($80)

snacks krgoer

1. Pizza Snack Rolls

Buy It ($7)

2. Plant-Based Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Buy It ($3)

3. Cashew Cherry Pack Bars

Buy It ($5)

4. Acai Seltzer Water

Buy It ($4)

5. Grab 'N Go Chip Variety Pack

Buy It ($6)

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