Recently, I discovered a website that can save you a TON of money. Naturally, I have to blog about it!
Over the next few days, I will be attending college orientation with my son. I'm so excited for him. College was one of the best times of my life.
One thing that hasn't changed is the requirement to purchase textbooks. Textbooks are an expense that is easy for parents to forget. New textbooks can cost between $200 to $500 a semester. But I've discovered a website that I think is going to help our pocketbook. It's called Campus Book Rentals. I was sold when I looked up one of the textbooks he needs. To buy it new would cost us $179. But it is only $38 to rent it this fall. That will save us $141! That is a lot of money!
Then I realized I can use it myself! For example, I recently wanted to purchase the book, Guiding Readers and Writers. The price tag for the book is $54. Steep! So I decided to rented it and saved $25.00.
- No fee to use service
- Free shipping - both ways
- Full refund within 30 days of rental - in case you drop the class
- Highlight and annotate as if you own it
- Options to extend your rental period
The icing on the cake is Campus Book Rentals' "Making a Difference Program". It is a partnership with Operation Smile, a charity near and dear to my heart. Operations Smile performs life changing cleft lip and palate repair surgeries on children whose families could not afford it. For the past three years, Campus Book Rentals has committed to performing 1,000 cleft repairs each year. WOW!
I hope that this will help you save money now, or in the future!