I’m not sure how this happened, but somehow there’s merely five weeks left of summer. Five! While we've been stuck inside, time has carried on and back-to-school season is quickly approaching, which means it's time to prep for the new semester and look for some solid deals. And, whether you’re attending Zoom University or returning to campus, one thing remains the same: the need for caffeine.

Luckily, Best Buy is hooking it up for college students with a deal that will undoubtedly start the school year on an energetic note. Personally, when I transitioned to online classes this spring, I found it harder than ever to focus in classes and nothing got me back on track quite like a warm cup of coffee between lectures.

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Keurig Mini Coffee Brewer, Best Buy, $80; Shop Now

Best Buy seems to know how college students like me feel, and for a limited time they’re offering free K-pods with every purchase of a Keurig Mini Coffee Brewer for the back-to-school season. Whether it’s a Chai Latte before bio or a Starbucks French Roast after econ, Best Buy has given us the opportunity to grab a freshly brewed beverage with the touch of a button—without ever even leaving the comfort and safety of our dorm room, bedroom, or wherever we might be this fall. Even better, the Mini Keurig is on sale for $80, typically retailing at $100. 

Needless to say, the choice to return to academia amidst the craziness of our world right now will be tough for a multitude of reasons, and there’s no need to make your caffeination situation more difficult than it has to be. If you need me, I'll be signing up for Best Buy student deals and adding those free cups to my cart and I recommend you do the same. Your mind, body, and roommate (even if that’s your mom this semester) will thank me later.