Friday, April 27, 2012

As most of you probably already know, I’m in college and if there’s one thing I’ve learned on my journey to being a college graduate, it’s that college is not cheap!  Over the years I’ve found ways to go to college on a budget and the single biggest expense that I’ve managed to cut dramatically is textbooks!


I’ll admit, the first couple of years that I attended college I paid full price at the campus book store for my textbooks, now I’m kind of ashamed to admit that I was throwing away money like that.  It wasn’t until I transferred to my current school, NKU, that I realized that you could rent textbooks, unfortunately renting from my school came with all kinds of rules and it was more of a hassle than I wanted to deal with.  About a year ago a friend of mine recommended  to me when I was in search of textbooks that didn’t cost an arm and a leg and I haven’t looked back!

If you’re not familiar with CampusBookRentals let me tell you a little about them!

-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-we donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

Check out this short, but hilarious, video that shows you a little bit more about how works:


Not only do I love that they save me a serious amount of cash each semester, I also appreciate the work they do with Operation Smile!  Any company that is willing to donate a share of the profit for every book sold is a pretty awesome company…at least in my opinion! 

I’ve saved hundreds of dollars since I started using and honestly, I don’t see me buying books again anytime soon!  I mean where else can you get the books you need for the semester, at ridiculously low prices and get free shipping…both ways and they provide the padded mailer?  Seriously, why go anywhere else for textbooks?  If you’re a college student or the parent of a college student and you haven’t had the chance to check out I definitely urge you to, you won’t regret  that you did!

Disclosure:  I received a discount on my textbooks next semester from in order to facilitate my review…all opinions are my own!

1 comment :

  1. They are a great place to rent textbooks from, that's where I get mine from most semesters.
    And apparently they are hilarious too! Thanks for that video


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