Tuesday, February 12

a new way of renting textbooks

A little secret I have been keeping is that I am thinking about going back to school. Going to grad school! It probably won't happen until 2014 but it is something that I want to start planning now. I have always wanted to continue my education, I just wasn't quite ready after undergrad! But now that I will have three years of teaching experience I want something more concrete.

Everyone knows just how expensive school can be, especially textbooks. I wish I had known about Campus Book Rentals when I was in undergrad, I would have saved a ton of money! Campus Book Rentals is an online textbook rental company that allows you to to rent the textbooks you need for each semester but 40-90% cheaper than bookstore prices. (for all of you students and graduates,  just think for a minute how much you would have saved with books that were 40-90% cheaper!) They also offer free shipping both ways and the opportunity to highlight your textbooks. The rental periods are flexible so that you can have the books when you need them. all of this sounds pretty good right?

And for those students and recent grads who already own their textbooks, Campus Book Rentals has a program for you too called RentBack. This program allows you to rent your textbooks to other students making you 2-4x more money than you would trying to sell your book back to the bookstore. Again, why wasn't this around when i was a student?? I know i will definitely be using this site when it comes time for all those grad school textbooks ;)

As an extra perk, Campus Book Rentals makes a donation to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. Operation Smile performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it.

*This post is sponsored by Campus Book Rentals but all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Brani Laine said...

Oh, I got an email from them about advertising this, too. So, it's not a scam? I am glad to see that they emailed a blogger friend so that I can follow through with it. I've been keeping up with your blog, but have been so busy looking for a job that I haven't been able to comment. I hope you're doing well! Come by and say hi!