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Check Out These Amazing October Prime Day Deals For College Students

Looking to spruce up your wardrobe or stock up on your favorite items? Amazon Prime Big Deal Days — their second Prime Day sales of the year — are finally here for this fall. From Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, thousands of items will have hard-to-miss sales. The sales range from lasting all day to lightning deals where sales only last a few minutes, bringing online shopping to the next level.  These sales will only last for a limited time or until the item sells out, so you will have to act fast when finding your fall and winter must-haves so that you can snag them in time. 

 The Amazon Prime Big Deal Day sales officially kick off the early holiday shopping season, also making it ideal to shop for loved ones by having some record-breaking price drops. If you were looking to buy a savvy tech product or luxury perfume for a family or friend, this is the time to do it! I have scoured the upcoming list of Prime deals to find what items you should check out, ranging from chic makeup to shoes. This list includes some of the best deals for college students.  Below are some of the top products to shop for.

Shower Gel

The Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Cleansing Shower & Bath Gel ($20) is infused with fruits, herbs and spices that creates an aromatherapy session in your shower. The 32-ounce pump bottle will ensure a clean and moisturizing shower that will give you soft skin without a filmy residue.


The COLOR WOW Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer ($18) is the newest hair styling craze. Its alcohol-free volumizing technology produces a flawless hairstyle each time it’s used. When you apply two to three pumps of foam to damp hair, the new technology creates a thick glossy finish without adding extra mass to the hair.

Hair Dryer

The Revlon Turbo Hair Dryer ($18) fights static and frizz by using negative ions. This distributes airflow and heat evenly so that your hair can be quickly styled without becoming damaged. Not only can you switch the hair dryer between hot and cold, but there are also three heat and two speed settings so that you can dry your hair your way.

Finishing Powder

The IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder ($23) helps you say goodbye to pore by creating a flawless airbrush look. The powder erases fine lines and skin imperfections with its silky powder. The translucent makeup also contains anti aging peptides and antioxidants help keep your skin healthy while looking good.

Leather Backpack

The CLUCI Leather Backpack for Women ($32) is perfect for classes or travel. The backpack comes with a main zipper containing multiple interior compartments as well as side pockets. If you don’t feel like wearing the back as a backpack, there’s also a long shoulder strap so that it can be worn as a purse.

Vlogging Camera

If you’re looking to splurge on an upcoming holiday gift, why not get the Canon Mirrorless Vlogging Camera ($385)? This fast and accurate camera comes with dual pixels and eye detection. The camera also comes with both a 4K video and 4K time-lapse movie so it’s perfect for capturing any moment.

Mock Neck Sweater Dress

Looking for an outfit that you can dress up or down? The LILLUSORY Women’s Mock Turtle Neck Long Sleeve Dress ($30) is perfect for an occasion. It is a super cute dress that can fit into anyone’s wardrobe and comes in a variety of colors.

Knee High Boots

The Jeossy Women’s 50 Knee High Riding Boots ($44) are perfect for a cold winter day. Made with a rubber sole that’s comfortable for walking and designed in a range of colors and styles, you do not have to give up comfort for fashion.

Lounge Set

Tons of college students fiend over lounge sets, so it’s no surprise that Amazon is kicking off their Prime Day with the AUTOMET Oversized 2 Piece Lounge Matching Set ($38). This set can be worn to either lounge around your dorm or to a dinner with the girls.

Coffee Machine

The Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville ($126) creates signature espressos and coffees. When using the machine, customers have the option of choosing 5, 8, or 12-ounce coffees along with single or double espressos. With the quick heat-up time and easy-to-use features, this machine is perfect for any on-the-go student.

Lip Liner

The Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Matte Retractable Gel Lip Liner Pencil ($3) is unique with its polymer formula that can be applied easily. The lip liner never budges will consistently give off that pop of color.

Portable Speaker

Portable speakers come in handy at college, and the Sony SRS-XB13 EXTRA BASS Wireless Bluetooth Portable Lightweight Compact Travel Speaker ($35) is no exception. With its 16-hour battery life and range of fun colors to choose from, this is a deal you don’t want to miss. Bonus: It’s waterproof and dustproof!

Lila Bartolomeo

Virginia Tech '24

Lila Bartolomeo is National Lifestyle Writer for Her Campus. She oversees the latest trends and pop culture as well as gives advice on how to land important roles as a college student. Beyond Her Campus, Lila has her own video production and photography company, where she designs and performs content production for diverse public and private events. She has written for Valnet covering traveling tips and must-see destinations. She has interned at the U.S. Department of State, United Legwear, Linking Lives, and Linking Lives Rwanda. Lila is about to embark on her next internship as a documentary intern at Virginia Tech. She is also the co-founder of Let’s Build A Rink Ice Hockey Campaign, where she is working on building an ice rink on campus. She is currently a senior at Virginia Tech, majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Spanish with a double minor in International Business and Marketing. In her free time, Lila plays ice hockey at Virginia Tech and serves as the vice president of her team. Other sports that she enjoys include lifting and surfing. Besides sports, Lila enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. So far, she has been to 19 countries and hopes to continue to travel more. Her goal is to take a road trip throughout the United States one day.