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Saving money in college

Posted Nov 25 2013 8:53pm
Hi there! Today's post may not apply to a lot of you, but it's definitely worth a read if you're in college, thinking of going back, or know someone who is in school.

I'll be honest, going back to school was a HUGE shock to my bank account. I was lucky enough last time that my parents helped with almost all expenses. This time though, it's all me. Let me tell you, science books add up quickly. Last year, I did a post promoting  Campus Book Rentals . You can rent text books for cheap! I got a book to rent for free for doing that post, but then after, I still used the site because it was that easy and affordable. I rented one of my books for $16 (!!) one semester compared to the $125 price tag at the book store. I've continually used it and was majorly bummed when I found out this semester I wanted to rent was already out of stock (it's a popular site). I rented through the campus book store and the "rental" price there was only about $20 cheaper than actually buying it.  No thank you.

So, when they asked if I wanted to promote the site again, I quickly agreed. It is truly a life saver for college students.  Here are a few facts about renting from 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

What's Operation Smile?  It's an international medical charity that provides free cleft surgeries to children with cleft palate, cleft lip, and other facial deformities. You can read more about their work here:  About Us . Sounds like a win-win situation to me. Cheap books and helping kids in need!

There's also a new program called Rent Back. Through this program, you send your books to Campus Book Rentals, they rent them to another student, then another, and another, etc. and you get paid every time. As long as the book is in demand, if a new student rents it each semester, you'll get paid. Pretty sweet, right? Considering the fact that even when books are in demand, I usually get about $10 from the bookstore from selling my books back. You can read more about it here:  Rent Back .  

And here's a video that helps explain a little more:

So, if you or someone you know is gearing up for another semester, you should definitely check out  Campus Book Rentals .  It's easy, cheap, and now there's even more ways to save or make money! Perfect for broke college kids/adults like me :)  Plus, they're nice and helpful people, so if you aren't sure about anything, they'll help make sure you get the books you need.

Thank you Campus Book Rentals for letting me promote your awesome site!

Let's chat;

-Have you used campus book rentals? How was your experience?

-If you aren't in college, what's the one way you used to try to save money when you were?

-If you are in college, any other fun ways you save money?

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