Last week was my husband’s last day of school…ever! He has graduated college and finished his classes!
We have been very grateful with his job at the Bookstore, which allowed him to have free textbook rentals. And, with his major–Statistics–those textbooks were worth a lot!
I remember as a freshman going to the Bookstore for the first time with some new friends. We were going to buy our textbooks. Everyone knows how much the freshman load costs…I knew that used was way to go because they were cheaper. As a history major and an English minor, my total was about $300 (since most were books rather than textbooks). But, a friend of mine was a PDBio major. His first PDBio freshman class required a textbook that was very expensive. The used version was $800!!!!!! Can you imagine spending that much money on ONE textbook!?!?!?!?!?
Not everyone is going to be as lucky as my husband. Some will be as unfortunate as my PDBio friend. But there is a way to save money on textbooks, and that is….
This is a great way to go, rather than relying on your bookstore, Amazon, or your campus “book trade.” Here’s why:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented
What is Operation Smile?
Operation Smile is a charity that helps earn money for surgeries to correct children’s cleft lips and palates in middle and low income countries! How awesome is that!?! My son was born tongue tied…that means, his tongue was connected to the bottom of his mouth. It was immediately snipped right there in the labor and delivery room and took all of 5 seconds and that’s all that was needed. But, cleft lips and palates are much, much worse. It causes feeding issues and speech problems. So, I think it is absolutely wonderful Campus Book Rentals donates to this charity!
But, these aren’t the only cool things about Campus Book Rentals! They now offer Rent Back!
RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own – to other students… which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they’d make through selling their books back at the end of the semester.
I remember when I first started selling my books back to the bookstore. I had purchased them through Amazon for very cheap and was expecting to actually make money off my textbooks…well, that’s if you consider $10 “making money.” I wish I had know about this!
Since the school year is just starting up, it’s the perfect time to go check Campus Book Rentals out!
A/N: This is post is sponsored by Campus Book Rentals, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m all about saving money and wish the same for you!