Sunday, June 03, 2012

Rent College Books!

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It's really hard to believe, but it's quite possible that in less than 5 years we will have a college bound kid! College is expensive, so I am open to anything that will help save money! How about you?

Ever heard of campusbookrentals.com? It's a website where college students can save big time --up to 90%-- by renting new and gently used textbooks instead of buying. Here are a few perks:

  • Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • Free shipping both ways
  • Highlight and write in books
  • Flexible renting periods
  • 30 day risk-free returns
  • Live customer support
  • Trusted source since 2007

To see how it works, take a few minutes and watch this video that will clearly explain the process.



Seems pretty easy, right?

Save Money!

So, let's say that my oldest decides he wants to major in Chemistry (probably not, but let's pretend), and he needs this book, Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter by Jespersen, Neil D. and Brady, James E. The list price for just this one book is $216. Yikes! I could get it on Amazon, a place we already LOVE to shop, for $164.44 -- a savings of $51.58.

OR, I could rent it from CampusBookRentals for an entire semester for just $42.72. Wow, I'd much rather save $173.28! You also have other rental options from which to choose. As mentioned you can rent for a semester (130 days), a quarter (85 days), for the summer (55 days), or you can even pick your own return date. Lots of flexibility here!

All you have to do to get started is visit the homepage and start searching for books by entering author, title, keyword, or ISBN. Keep in mind that some of the books may not come with supplemental materials such as CDs and DVDs. Make sure you will not need them or can find them elsewhere.

Earn Money!

CampusBookRentals offers ways to earn money as well. One way to earn extra cash is by referring friends. Receive $5 for each friend you refer. Also, you can sell your other textbooks (not your rentals, of course). CampusBookRentals.com has partnered with FirstClassBooks to offer you the highest buyback price for your textbooks. For more details click here.

Make a Difference!

I really like companies that give back by helping others. For each book rented, CampusBookRentals donates a portion of the proceeds to Operation Smile.

Operation Smile is a charity organization for children – donate non profit

From the website: "Our Cause: Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe." Every time you rent a book from CampusBookRentals.com, know that you are making a difference in children's lives. For more information, please visit their website and see the amazing work they are doing!
 
 
When the time comes for me to start thinking about buying renting college textbooks, CampusBookRentals will be at the top of my list!
 
 
 
*Disclaimer: Compensation was received for this post. All opinions are my own.

4 comments:

Alexa Claven said...

I have heard of rentals, but haven't tried it. I get my books on e-bay and amazon for pennies on the dollar. I got a $140 book for $16. I am a mom returning to college, so I have learned how to hold on to my grant money. As long as you get the correct ISBN number it's ok.

Mrs. Nerdy said...

I have never heard of rentals! I am new on the Crew...thus how I found your blog :)

Brandi said...

Welcome to the Crew! I had never heard of rentals before either - a great concept, though.

BookGator said...

Renting is an easy way to save during college. Most students just don't have an idea how much money can be saved by just renting some of the textbooks that won't be used on a daily basis in a semester. There are many resources out there that can be used to rent textbooks. - Jules

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