If you have a child in college or went to college, you know that the cost of textbooks can be out the roof. The amount of money spent on books was so outrageous. I think the lowest I ever spent was $300. And some of the teachers didn’t use the books that were recommended that you buy. And even though there are Textbook Buybacks on campus, you never got anywhere close to the value you bought it at. Why am I ranting about college textbooks?
Well, I was recently approached by campusbookrentals.com and I really wish that I had this service when I was in college. This website is fabulous. You just order the books you will be needing, saving yourself about 90% off at the campus bookstore, then you receive them quickly, you can highlight in them and write notes in them, and they you just ship them back when you are done. They offer free shipping for the books that you order and supply you with the return label for free as well.
I mean, seriously. Could this get any easier or cheaper? I am really amazed. And it gets better. Say you are scheduled to take Psychology 101 and after 5 days decide to drop it, you can return your book for free. They have supplied a 30 day time frame for these cases.
I really like this concept because you normally sell your text books at the end of the year anyways, especially those core classes they make you suffer through. The idea of borrowing a book sounds so much better than buying one.
For example, I just searched for World History 1 and it gave me lots of options. I picked one that I thought would be pretty standard, and the rate for a semester to rent it is only $37.51. If your school is on quarters or you are taking summer classes, the rates are lower. $37 for a history book? That is amazing! I think I bought them for well over $125 or so.
As if it couldn’t get any sweeter, campusbookrentals.com also partners with Operation Smile. They have had a partnership for 2 years with Operation Smile.
If you don’t know about this incredible organization, here is some information straight from their website.
Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives.
As a international charity for children, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on all of the faces we help. At Operation Smile, we’re more than a charity. More than an NGO. We’re a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.
That’s where we come in as one of the top charities providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
As one of the most prominent charities for children in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, we are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future. If you are looking to make a difference on a child’s life, Operation Smile is one of the best charities to donate to.
Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteerism shown by our supporters, we heal thousands of children per year. With your help, how many lives can we change tomorrow? Operation Smile’s mission, key differentiators and history, makes our organization stand out among the top charities around the world. Learn more about us and how we are unique from other children charities by clicking on the links below.
So, check out campusbookrentals.com and see if they can help you save some much needed money!