In honor of me just finishing up this set of classes, and my degree, (so stoked) I would like to shed some light on how you, too, can save money while going to college, and putting your kids through it as well. Books alone could potentially cost you a small fortune while attending Universities and Community Colleges. I am here to inform you of a much simpler way to go about obtaining school books for a fraction of the price!
I would like to introduce you to Campus Book Rentals. These guy are a total lifesaver. Not sure how it works, or what it is? Instead of purchasing your books, you can rent them for a fraction of the price. (40-90% off of bookstore prices) I know, I know, that's a percentage, not a fraction. Their low prices and flexible renting periods are stellar. The shipping of these books is free, BOTH ways, and they even offer rental extensions! You can highlight in these textbooks like they were your own, and not be charged, and there is not a membership fee. The ease of knowing you do not have to buy books knowing you will probably never open again, was enough for me to be sold. Have you already purchased books, and are you thinking of selling them back? Don't! There is also a rent back program. All you have to do is click the link, search for your current books you no longer need, and submit them your books, (again, free shipping). Every time your book is rented, YOU get paid! Pretty sweet deal for a college student or parents of a college student if you ask me! Who doesn't want to get money back in their pockets? That is what I call money well spent. You get next to nothing for selling back your books to the college or university, then they markup the prices for other students. Why not help another student out? It's for a good cause; someone else's education! Speaking of good causes...both of these donate to Operation Smile with each text book purchased.
Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles!
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. Some of these sweet babies are even shunned and rejected. Who could do that to a sweet innocent baby?! Anyway, that is where Operation Smile comes in. They offer free cleft surgeries around the world. With their professional medical staff, they even teach other professionals, in other countries how to perform these surgeries. This alone is enough for me to use Campus Book Rentals and the Rent Back Textbooks to obtain my textbooks for my future degree.