How To Save Money On Textbooks

The key to success is a good education, but education comes at a price and in this economy many wonder if it's really worth it.  Some statistics that I found lead me to believe that the answer is a resounding yes.

It is said that college graduates on average earn fifty percent more than high school graduates and this is in spite of the current economic situation.  Of course the job market is far from bountiful, but those with degrees are more likely to find jobs.  With that said I'm sure you will all agree that a good education is priceless regardless of monetary success.


Sadly student loans take years to pay off and a student has far more to worry about financially than the cost of tuition.  It's not unheard of for a student to spend a thousand dollars on college textbooks per semester, ouch.




Many students find books second hand online for a savings, but all too often the condition of the book is compromised.  I personally like the idea of renting books.  CampusBookRentals.com pioneered book rentals, their prices are fantastic and they offer a thirty day money back guarantee.

Other bonuses include:

Free shipping both ways
Live customer support
Largest selection of textbooks in the nation
Most flexible rental periods

The process is easy and convenient. The books come to your house with a pre-paid envelope that you just pop in the mail when you are completed with the book.  No need to worry about late fees because CampusBookRentals are extremely flexible and allow you the option of extending your take-out time.

In the end you could  save up to 90 percent on textbooks, I think that is fantastic.  When you're a student your budget tends to be scanty and any help you can get is certainly noteworthy.

With that said textbook rentals are not limited to college students, while I was exploring their site I found a few books that caught my eye.  I'm sure those that home school their children will also find this site to be ideal.

CampusBookRentals have teamed up with Operation Smile which is an amazing organization that helps provide surgeries for children with cleft lips.  CampusBooksRentals have donated enough money to make it possible for at least one thousand children to have this life changing surgery since teaming with them in 2011.


 
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52 comments:

mglawler said...

They buy text books. Pretty cool!

katklaw777 said...

They have free shipping both ways...very important. O hate to pay shipping costs ever!

Amber said...

I love the free shipping as well - it makes it so much easier to ascertain the real price.
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PAIGE said...

I like Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life by Michael Moore textbook for rent.
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Gretchen said...

The large selection of books available. They have to have all of these in order to stay viable, but they have to find them used to buy to make it profitable. Very ingenious idea.

BethElderton said...

You are even allowed to write in the books! I wish I had known about this when my son was an undergrad!
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Ashley said...

I love that they have free shipping.

puye said...

I like that they have free shipping
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Amy V said...

i love the free shipping!

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Angela said...

Wahoo for the free shipping!!! thesuburbanjungle @ gmail.com

bored2quickly said...

I follow your blog on GFC, subscribe to your email and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this! I think it's great that they have free shipping! Thanks so much for the terrific giveaway!
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Cathy W said...

Everyone loves free shipping!

Yvonne Woodstock / Earthangel2b said...

I noticed that there is free shipping BOTH ways and that you save 90% on rented text books!

redhead said...

I visited www.campusbookrentals.com and I LOVE THE FREE SHIPPING!

Selinda said...

I noticed that you can also sell back textbooks!

Thanks,

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

They offer live customer support.

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lkuo said...

interesting site! thanks for sharing!

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Jean said...

They have free shipping both ways!

Sarah said...

the 90% off rental price caught my eye!

rawfish said...

I love that they have free shipping.

Amanda Leach said...

You can save a lot of money..90%, thats awesome... Pretty neat.

amweeks said...

I see that they buy books & will give you an instant cash quote!

Barb K. said...

I learned that they have free shipping sending and returning. Good idea.
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Barb K. said...

I like the free shipping both ways.
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Kelly Hutchinson said...

I love that not only do I get free shipping both ways, I can save a ton of money on my textbooks. Yea!!!

msangelasfinds said...

I like that it is okay to highlight the books. I always had to do that with my text books!
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Mercedes said...

The 15 day grace period is pretty nice!

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jim said...

Free shipping option is awesomeness!!! jimandboys@gmail.com

Zaira said...

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!


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john coiley said...

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marybaker112 said...

It surprised me that they have free shipping both ways!

daniel healey said...

I learned that they buy and sell textbooks.

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jorr0917 said...

i use them all the time for my school books and they are awesome. the have free shipping both ways they are cheap i have saved so much money plus they buy back the books as long as they are still useable. cant say enough about them.

Caryn said...

I really appreciate the fact that they have free shipping. That's one of the many things that keep me from purchasing something online.

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clynsg said...

Learned that they also operate a buy back and purchase for used books, in addition to the rental service.

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rj7777 said...

I love this idea to save money for books and free shippiing. This is great!
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annemarie562000 said...

I liked that there are no membership fees!

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momznite said...

I noticed that it was easy to search for specific books.
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mary brown said...

That they rent books, awesome, books are soooooo expensive.

Moneezzy (: said...

Save up to 90%

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cpage2323 said...

i like that it is free shipping both ways.

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I am a follower.

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Sherl Bastien said...

free shipping!!!

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Erin said...

free shipping - free is my favorite flavor! lol

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