Saturday, September 14, 2013

Save money on textbooks through campusbookrentals.com - and help others at the same time!

Even though I am only taking one class a semester these days, I am still looking to save money on textbooks wherever I can. Textbooks, even if bought online and used, are still expensive. Some people have tried to go the e-book route and now read everything on their kindle. Others, like me, still need the real book to highlight, and settle for used book that are still expensive to purchase, especially since you only need them one semester. Then at the end of the semester you try to sell them and may realize that they are no longer being used anymore going forth since I new edition came out and so on. Textbooks are just a hassle to buy. 

I was therefore excited when I heard about campusbookrentals.com. I know that my university is now offering renting your books and then return them at the end of the semester. This all happens simply by mail with envelopes being provided and postage is included. This is also the plan of campusbookrentals.com. They save you between 40 to 90% of purchasing books at the B&M bookstore. Free shipping both ways is included with the price and you can still highlight in the books. In other words, use them just like the book you would have traditionally purchased, but with one big benefit, no buyback! But instead a simple ship back and more money stays in your pockets! Best of all, they offer flexible renting periods. You can adjust the rent period to your actual semester dates and not some random pre-set intervall. In other words, campusbookrentals.com is willing to work with students to ensure that they have the books they need, but at bargain prices.

And if that does not make feel good enough, campusbookrentals.com also supports a charity, Operation Smile. They donate money to Operation Smile with each textbook rental. To find out more about Operation Smile, have a look here and find out how the international charity helps kids with facial deformities, such as cleft palate, to smile again!. Best of all, right now CampusBookRentals.com has a sale on their site - you save $8 off every order over $70! Great timing if you need an extra book for a class because that optional reading assignment is something you figured would better be required because it really helps you understand the subject matter!.

Another great new program that Campusbookrentals.com just started is called Rent Back, which means that you do not sell back your book to the store, but rent it to another student. This way both you and the other student benefit because the recipient of your textbook saves money going through book rental instead of buying a book and you get more money from your rent back than if you had simply sold the book back to the bookstore!
www.rentback.com - earn 2 to 4x the money than through selling back books to stores or companies!
So this new program RentBack mean renting to other students and according to Campusbookrentals.com this enables you to make 2-4x more money compared to what you would be making through buyback options! That sounds even better than simply saving money through textbook rental. So if you are curious about Campusbookrentals.com, go their website here, check out their involvement with Operation Smile and learn about the financial benefits of using RentBack! I have also attached a short video below that gives you a good overview of the renting textbooks with Campusbookrentals.



Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was asked for a blogpost by Campusbookrentals.com in exchange for a small compensation. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by by Campusbookrentals.com or any third party.

16 comments:

Casey Lindberg-Coghill said...

These seems like an awesome resource. I used Half.com and Ebay when I was in college, but so many of the individual sellers took forever to ship their books. I like that everything is done through Campusbookrentals.com rather than through individual sellers.

Jen B said...

This is such a great program! It's a win-win for everyone!

Ronnie E. said...

I love this idea! I was so annoyed by the amount of money I had to spend on books in college, not to mention how useless those book became to me after a few months. Selling them was also a hassle! Wish I had known about this back in the day. Thanks for sharing.:D I will share to other student buddies!

Helene Bludman said...

Textbooks are so expensive. It is a huge problem for most students who are struggling to pay tuition and other costs. This is a great remedy -- thank you!

Janeane Davis said...

I like the idea of being able to rent books or being able to rent my books to other students. It is a way to save money and make money, a great idea.

QueenB said...

i want to weep when i think about how much books must cost now- i know how much they were when i was in college and i graduated 17 years ago (omg am i that old?)

Jaredamy said...

I rented all my textbooks, and thought it was a great, money saving service. Books lose their value so fast so this is something everyone should look into

Laurie said...

Love the idea of being able to rent textbooks!! College kids need all the breaks they can get!!

Malia said...

I wish they were around when I went to college!

Just Married with Coupons said...

I love this program, totally amazing way to save! I wish they were around when I was in college! Will def be using them when my son gets older :)

Carmen Uballe said...

My daughter will be going to college next year and I love the idea of her renting books instead of buying them.. so be on the look out for she may rent your books one day soon lol

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I swear the cost of all textbooks for a single semester rivals the cost of one course. It's crazy! This is a great workaround.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I remember going to college just a few years ago {I went as an adult} and how much college textbooks were. It was outrageous. It is nice that Campus Book Rentals can hook you up for cheap AND even give a little to help others out.

Melanie said...

Thanks for sharing; I had no idea such service exists and I was just yesterday at the Parent meeting for Seniors... Waaaaa.. we will be looking into that and using it for next year Freshmen year for sure....

Joanne said...

Isn't this a great company! I love the concept and it's such a money saver!

Emmy Barnes said...

This is a great post. Starting college soon and I'll need this.,