Wednesday, August 7, 2013

If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now!

Disclaimer: I was compensated in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions stated are my own.

This December will mark one-year post undergrad graduation for me and there are definitely some things I know now that I wish I knew then.  One of them being the best way to get my textbooks.

In my four and a half years of undergrad I received my textbooks in almost every way imaginable.  I paid an arm and a leg for them through the school's bookstore and then sold them back for a fraction of the cost at the end of the semester.  I rented through a website, paying a fraction of the cost and being able to return them for free.  And finally I rented them through my university free of charge {it was included in my tuition costs I believe} except for having to drive to pick them up and return them.

In my opinion, the best way to get textbooks is through renting.  In my situation driving to my university to rent wasn't ideal since I didn't actually attend classes on campus and it was sometimes a struggle to find a time around my work schedule that I could visit the bookstore while they were open.  So, renting through a website is the winner in my book.

That's where Campus Book Rentals comes in.  Not only can you rent your textbooks and save 40-90% off of the bookstore prices but you can participate in their new Rent Back program and make some money back by renting textbooks you own to other students! {2-4x more than what you'd make through buyback options!}

With Campus Book Rentals you get free shipping both ways, you can highlight in the books, and they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rental.  Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that provides reconstructive surgery and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.  For more about Operation Smile click here.

Sounds like a winning situation all around to me!  So, if you're in college or know someone in college I would definitely recommend this amazing website.

**The website I rented textbooks from during my college career was not Campus Book Rentals.**
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  1. Figuring out that I could rent textbooks was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  2. I truly wish this was around when I was in college!


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