December 6, 2013

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College students: Save money by renting text books for next term @textbookrentals #sponsored

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.   all opinions are my own.

Not only am I a blogger, but I also work in Higher Education. Our current term is winding down and students are looking to but books for next term.  I see students spending anywhere from $400-600 on text books per term. Since I am all about saving money, a great way students can save a few dollars is to research whether buying or renting textbooks is the best solution for them. I encourage students to compare all their options, the only way they will know if getting the best deal possible is to know all their options. Renting text books is a on of those great options!  It can save some money, sometimes over half the price of the book. We all know college is expensive, so save when you can!

I went online and compared books recently for a student and a math book is going for $117 on another popular book site, but you can rent it on Campus Book Rentals for $57.74.   That is a nice chunk of change you can save by renting!

Some perks of renting text books at Campus Book Rentals vs. purchasing :
  • 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
Speaking of Operation Smile. They even  donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented!  They are an awesome organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. So by renting a book, you are not only saving money, but also helping others at the same time!

They also have the new initiative RentBack!  It 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 buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) Isn't that awesome?!

How does it work?:

College books don't have to break the bank!  Check out Campus Book Rentals to see how you can save!


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