This post is brought to you in partnership with Campus Book Rentals. All opinions are my own.
College Costs are Skyrocketing
I will admit that it has been a while since I sat in a college classroom, but I have been thinking about going back. There are a couple of masters programs that I am interested in.
However, the cost is overwhelming these days. Tuition is bad enough, but then, when you think you’ve got that covered, you realize that you have to buy your textbooks.
I remember the days of wandering through the bookstore checking shelf after shelf for the books I needed. Always trying to find a used book that was still in decent shape in order to save some money. One semester, I had to buy all new books, and the cost was nearly the same as my meal plan for the entire semester.
Costs have increased exponentially since then. I’m already starting to worry about what the costs will be when my 2-year-old and 4-year-old are college freshmen.
Rent College Textbooks to Keep Costs Down
When I was an undergrad, we didn’t have the option to rent college textbooks. Now, Campus Book Rentals offers the opportunity to do just that. When you use Campus Book Rentals, you can:
- Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- Save time by avoiding the long lines at the campus book store
- Get free shipping both ways (let the delivery man do the heavy lifting)
- Take advantage of flexible renting periods and a 21-day risk-free return policy
Make Money by Renting Your Textbooks to Others
My college bookstore memories always end with the moment I tried to sell back my textbooks – only to find that I would get a mere fraction of what I paid for them. Wouldn’t it be nice to get more? With Campus Book Rentals new RentBack program, you can.
RentBack is a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own to other students. With RentBack, you can get as much as 2 to 4 times more money when compared to what you would make with the standard buyback option. For more information, watch the video below.
Give to Operation Smile While Saving Money
For every book rented, Campus Book Rentals gives to Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international medical charity that provides medical services, such as reconstructive surgery, to help heal children with facial deformities, including cleft palates.
I tell my kids that two of the best things that life has to offer are the opportunity to learn new things and the chance to help others. Campus Book Rentals allows you to do both of those things at the same time. They even save you money in the process.