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Friday, March 15, 2013

Rent Textbooks and Make a Difference.

One of the many challenges when you're in college would be the spiraling cost of textbooks, apart from tuition fees, of course. I completed my BS degree in the Philippines. Although, the cost of education there may not be as outrageously expensive as compared to First World countries like the United States but still, the seemingly out of control prices of textbooks could pose a big financial hurdle for struggling college students. If only we had some textbook alternative back then, like renting textbooks instead of buying them, life would have been a lot easier.

Textbook rentals are becoming very popular here in the U.S. As a matter of fact, Campus Book Rentals is a great place to rent textbooks. You might ask why? Well, in addition to the fact that you're actually saving money by renting textbooks, plain and simple, because you only pay typically less than half the price of the original books you get at bookstores, you would also enjoy some perks like free shipping both ways, flexible renting period which basically means for whatever reason you decide to return the book within 30 days, you'll get a full refund and lastly, you're free to highlight in your textbook as if you owned it.

And the best thing about renting from them is that you will not only save, you can also be a donor to Operation Smile, an awesome organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. Wouldn't it be a great feeling of being able to help those children just by renting textbooks?

With Campus Book Rentals, the benefits seem endless. If you make use of their Rent Back Program, you make 2-4x as much money compared to selling your textbooks by the end of the semester. Now, isn't that awesome? So why would you buy when you can rent them and make a difference?

7 replies:

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

I haven't heard of the rent a book system, but sounds like the way to go! Over from the hop and now following! Have a great weekend!

Raven E said...

I believe also amazon.com you can rent your book and even check with the college you're going too. They may have a rent a text program.

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Alaina Bullock said...

I wish we had had something like this when I was in school!

Chubskulit Rose said...

When my husband went back to school, I remember him renting a book instead of buying a new one.

Marms @ Mom and Kids Blog said...

My sister is in college and truly text books are expensive.

Mel Cole said...

so true mommy, same here, I got my BS degree in Philippines and it was even hard to borrow books back then. you need close friends from higher levels where you can borrow it or even buy it as a used book. textbooks are important in college and I like this idea that one can even rent textbooks here when my kids get to college someday.

The Chronicles of Supermom said...

thanks for sharing this good article...

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