When my husband was going to college a few years ago one of his textbooks cost almost $500. Most of his textbooks cost over $300. That is a lot of money to spend on textbooks. Especially if you are having to pay for them yourself.
If you rent your textbooks instead you can save up to 90% off the bookstore price! That is a lot of money that you could use for all the other things you need for college(a good calculator, notebooks, pens,transportation).
CampusBookRentals allows you to highlight in the books and the rental periods are flexible so you can pretty much rent a book for as long as you need it. The shipping is free both ways and they donate to Operation Smile with each book rented.
Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that helps children with cleft lip and cleft palate.
There is a new program called RentBack where you can rent the textbooks you have already bought to other students and get some of your money back. RentBack.com has a search function where you put in the information on the books you own to see what they are worth.
Some textbooks are used for years so it would be worth checking even older books to see if they are still used. This is a great way to make money and help other students too.
I wish we had known about CampusBookRentals before my husband had his first classes. Some of his textbooks sold for several hundred dollars. Especially the more technical ones.
Instead of paying all that money for his books he could have rented them much cheaper. This Basic Electricity textbook rents for only $35.82 and the shipping is free! Even to ship it back to them.
When you rent a book they send you a bubble envelope with a USPS label already on it and shipping already paid. When you are done you just have to put the book in there and take it to a drop box or post office.
You can watch this video for more information aobut how renting books works :
Another good thing is that you are allowed to highlight in the books. This is a really good thing because not being able to highlight would make it harder to study.
You can also return the book within 30 days for a full refund. And they have monthly giveaways you can enter too.
One of the really neat things about renting your books from CampusBookRentals is that you will also be helping a great charity. For every textbook rented a donation is made to Operation Smile a charity that helps children with cleft lips get the surgery they need even if they cannot afford it.
And you can rent textbooks even if you are not in college! I like that. It makes it much cheaper if you want to study something on your own and would like a textbook to help.
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