August 11, 2012


As anyone that has read my blog for any amount of time knows I spend most of my posts talking about food. However, I also love to save money. Growing up neither of my parents had an education beyond high-school and they were stuck with jobs that were low paying. My mother learned to stretch every dollar as far as possible and taught me to do the same. She also strongly encouraged me to attend college. The only problem, they had no money to help me pay for any college costs. So senior year of high-school I was lucky enough to find a great job in bio-tech that I kept throughout college. I paid for all my own food, housing and tuition with student loans and my own money.

One area that I found to be very expensive was textbooks. I was an English major so all my classes literally had ten books each. The worst part was that a 10 dollar paperback book would sell back for around 50 cents at the end of the quarter. A horrible return! Not to mention the chaos of the bookstore when buying and re-selling my textbooks every quarter. Wouldn't it have been great to have anther option?

Recently I found out about a great new option, renting textbooks from CampusBookRentals.
Some perks are:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

So how does it work? Here is a video that explains it:

Still have questions? This video goes through FAQ

I love any site that saves money, especially during college when funds can be so tight. Interested in learning more? Here are two examples of how much money you can save:

Sounds like a great way to save money on college expenses. Here is a link to the main site to learn more about what the site has to offer:

Disclaimer: I received compensation in exchange for writing this post. As always all opinions expressed are solely my own.

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