It wasn’t too long ago that I was in college and pinching every penny I was lucky enough to have earned. I always tried to borrow or buy books from upperclassmen that I was friends with but if that wasn’t available I resorted to buying them used online or new from the campus bookstore.
Recently, I heard about a great new site that rents college text books. It’s called Campus Book Rentals and I just had to tell you about them in case you or someone you know is in college and could use a little extra spending money.
Here are a few highlights of Campus Book Rentals:
- – Save 40-90% off book store prices (This is the biggest perk!!)
- – Free shipping both ways (College text books are usually very heavy so this is a great deal.)
- – You can highlight in the text books (Nice! I loved my pink highlighter in school.)
- – Flexible renting periods
- – Campus Book Rentals even gives a portion of each text book rented back to Operation Smile (there’s no one who doesn’t love that charity!)!
Brief overview of Operation Smile:
It’s an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles through reconstructive cleft lip surgeries, forever changing their lives. The long-term improvement on the lives of these children is indescribable. Campus Book Rentals is keeping their partnership with Operation Smile and have committed to donate a minimum of 80 additional surgeries between June 2013 and June 2014. I love to support companies that give to charities I believe in.
New Initiative: Rent Back:
Campus Book Rentals also have a new addition to their site called Rent Back. It’s a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks that they own – to other students. This will make the seller 2-4x more money than what they would earn through Campus Book Rental’s buy back option (selling books back at the end of the semester). Isn’t that incredible?
If you’re in college, I hope you’ll check out Campus Book Rentals and see how much you could save this next semester!
Here’s a little more info on how it works:
What ways did you save money in college?