Website to High School Seniors, College Students, and Parents: "Share Your Story"

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High school seniors, college students, and their parents are being invited by CampusBedding.com to share their stories about the college search and application process. The website has created a page for the submission of these personal stories - http://www.campusbedding.com/shareyourstory - and everyone who tells their tale will receive a $10 coupon good towards any CampusBedding.com purchase in 2009.

Every High School Senior Has a Story about Their Journey To College

CampusBedding.com is Gathering Personal Stories about College Searches and Applications

High school seniors, college students, and their parents are being invited by CampusBedding.com to share their stories about the college search and application process. The website has created a page for the submission of these personal stories - http://www.campusbedding.com/shareyourstory - and everyone who tells their tale will receive a $10 coupon good towards any CampusBedding.com purchase in 2009.

"Over the past few years, we've spoken with a lot of moms sending their kids off to college. Some of their stories have been really amazing - particularly the ones about the first child in the family heading off to school," says Ronda Pierson, CampusBedding.com founding partner. "We thought it would be fun and helpful to share those stories more broadly."

If the authors give permission, CampusBedding.com will post their stories on the company website and its blog - POCK, which is an acronym for Parents Of College Kids. (http://www.pockblog.com). Even if they don't grant permission, CampusBedding.com will give each storyteller the $10 coupon.

"The college search and application process can be long, convoluted, confusing, frustrating, and hopefully also encouraging," says Todd Allen, the company's marketing director. "We're looking for anything and everything related to the journey - preparing for SAT or ACT tests, college campus visits, completing applications, writing essays, obtaining recommendations, acceptance letters, rejection notices, getting wait listed. Everyone's got a story."

"To be honest, we hope that some of these stories might help others as they work their way through the steps to college," continues Peggy Allen.

"It's a volatile time for students and their parents," adds Pierson. "Most high school seniors will get their acceptance letters in March and will need to make their school decisions by May 1. After that, they will receive information about housing including their bedding. From our experience, that can be one of the most frustrating elements of the college transition process."

The majority of beds in college and university residence halls are twin extra-long size - roughly six inches longer than a standard twin mattress. "When our two daughters headed off to college, I was discouraged by the quality of the sheets they were being offered by their schools," says Peggy. "That's really why we started this business in 2006."

Ms. Allen notes that many colleges and universities have relationships with linen providers to offer their products to incoming students but it is important to know that parents and students can purchase their bedding materials from other sources.

CampusBedding.com offers high thread count all cotton sheets, down and down-free comforters, mattress pads and covers, and featherbeds all sized to fit twin extra-long mattresses. The company offers its products to consumers through its website, and it is working with colleges and universities to provide cooperative bed linen programs.

For additional information about CampusBedding.com contact Ronda Pierson or visit http://www.campusbedding.com.

About CampusBedding.com LLC

CampusBedding.com, founded in 2005, is the only full-service bed linen company dedicated exclusively to providing quality twin extra-long bedding for college students. Matched with a commitment to excellence in service, CampusBedding.com stands alone as "The Source for Dorm Room Comfort."

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