Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Save Money on College

Raise your hand if you’d love to save money on items that typically cost an outlandish amount of money?

Got your attention, didn’t I?

Well, for those of you who are in college, who have been to college, or have children (or grandchildren) in college, it is no surprise that one of the largest single costs associated with a traditional term of college is those textbooks! Those tomes that you have to carry around on your back as you hike across campus daily cost even more than they weigh, believe it or not!

I remember my first quarter in college when I purchased a HEAVILY used Calculus book for $170. And that was 14 years ago! It made me sick to my stomach!

Well, today there are a variety of ways to save money on textbooks. There are online retailers who can help you save more than your traditional local college bookstores.

But I want to introduce you to an even better solution: Renting textbooks via CampusBookRentals.com.

How is this a better solution? Well, even when you buy them as cheaply as possible, you STILL are faced with the necessity of either keeping them and loosing all of the money you paid for them OR trying to sell them back at a fraction of what you paid for them. Not only do you lose money if you are able to sell them back, but if you are lucky enough to have the previous edition of a book while the next quarter will be taught from a newer edition, you are simply stuck.

Not so with these guys. I wish I would have a way to rent textbooks!

CampusBookRentals.com is really easy to use! You simply search for the book you are looking for by ISBN, author, title, or keywords. Once you find your book, you can select a semester rental, a quarterly rental, a summer rental or even select your own return date to get the most for your money! Awesome!

That’s it! Just use someone else’s book and return. And yes…you can even highlight in it, so no need to worry about that!

What makes this site even better? Here are some of their features:

  • Free shipping both ways! (WHAT?!)
  • 30-Day risk free returns (in case you drop the class)
  • No fees or paid memberships needed
  • You’ll save 50-85% off typical book prices
  • If you decide to keep the book, you just pay the difference between renting and buying.
  • Live customer support
  • Largest selection in the nation
  • Flexible rental periods (which I already showed you)
  • Proving themselves awesome since 2007

In addition to making your college experience as inexpensive as possible, CampusBookRentals.com is also donating money from each rental to Operation Smile, an organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. They have the goal of donating enough money to provide a minimum of 1000 of these operations that will change the future of a child. This is their 4th year of giving back. You can read about their projects here. I LOVE a company that is socially responsible on top of their main business!

So, when starting the upcoming summer term or planning ahead for your soon to be high-school graduate, make sure you keep CampusBookRentals.com in mind. It might be one of the smartest financial decisions you could make toward your (or your child’s) education.

This post is a sponsored post by CampusBookRentals.com. However, I do not write about companies I do not believe in and the opinions expressed above are solely my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment

If you leave an anonymous comment PLEASE include your email address so that I may contact you in the event that you win.

Search This Blog