|This is how I feel when I think about all the college bills headed our way...|
A couple months ago I started a My Kid Goes to College Pinterest board. Since I've never had a kid in college before, I'm looking for all the help I can get to make sure our son has a successful college experience while we stay out of the poor house (do they have poor houses anymore?). One of the resources I had read about and pinned a couple months back was for a college textbook rental service called CampusBookRentals.com. When I first read about them, I was all like, "I have GOT to remember this come fall!" There were no textbook rental services available to me back in my college days - but then again, it probably would have been cost-prohibitive to send those stone tablets across the country. #dinosaur
I'm trying to find ways to reduce our costs however way we can in the least painful way we can, and with the average cost of just the textbooks alone running $1,200 per year, you bet I'll be trying to find ways to cut that cost. Why do some textbooks cost more than some countries' national debts??? This is where CampusBookRentals can help. Not with helping to reduce national debt, but it will help you reduce your debt. Whether you're a student or parents with kids that you're supporting through college, this program may be a great program for you. Check out some of the benefits of using CampusBookRentals:
- You save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- There's free shipping both ways
- You can highlight in the textbooks!
- They have flexible renting periods
- They have Live Customer Support
- They've been a trusted source since 2007
- They have a Price Match Guarantee
- They have the largest selection of textbooks for rent in the nation
Check out this quick video if you want to see more of how CampusBookRentals works:
So, what if you already own college textbooks? CampusBookRentals has a program called RentBack. RentBack is a new initiative that allows students to rent out the textbooks they own to other students. With this program, you can get 2-4 times more money compared to what they'd make through those traditional buy back options. Isn't that awesome? Remember standing in long lines at the University bookstore to sell your books back at the end of the semester only to get barely enough money back to buy a hot lunch? The money you spend on college textbooks is money you thought you'd never see again for something you only use for a short period of time, but RentBack gives you a chance to get some of that back. So what are you waiting for? You might as well get something out of those books and free up some space on that shelf to make room for, say, something like this:
Here was one of my favorite parts of CampusBookRentals when I first read about them - they've partnered with Operation Smile to donate over 1,000 life saving cleft lip surgeries this year to children around the world in need. For every textbook that is rented, they donate to Operation Smile. So let's think about all this - you can save money, make money, AND donate to a worthy cause just by using CampusBookRentals for the textbooks you have to get anyways. What's not to love? I'm definitely going to pass this on to my son and encourage him to use them for his college textbook needs.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. You're helping a mama out here, I've got a kid going to college! Don't worry, you won't see a lot of sponsored posts around here, just every once in awhile - I will only share things that I personally like and is useful to me that I think might be useful to some of you too. Thanks for reading!