Saturday, January 4, 2014

Save Yourself Some Money: Rent College Textbooks

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The only reason that I haven't been actively seeking out higher education (aside from my health issues of course) is college is just too darn expensive these days! The government and schools have made it too hard to afford even a 2 year education because tuition rates are so high and unless there's a serious trust fund in the background, most kids are forced to take out loans to even have a chance of going to college.

We'll just say I'm very passionate on the subject of over-inflated tuition and schooling costs when it comes to higher education.

This is why when I can save money-even a little bit-in reference to school, you bet that sweet bippy of yours I'm going to do it! One way to save a little extra is by ditching high costing textbooks and renting. is your leading source for all your textbook needs! You can find what you're looking for for 40-90% off regular bookstore prices, so lets say, the 4 classes you'll be taking in the Spring, which equals 4 (or more) textbooks you'll need, 40-90% off can save you a lot of dough that can be better spent elsewhere.

They also offer free shipping both ways, flexible renting periods, great customer support, and to add to the awesomeness, they allow you to highlight in your rented textbooks as if they were your own!

As if saving money wasn't awesome enough, has come out with a new program called RentBack-RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they already own to other students, ultimately making them 2 to 4 times more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options!

With every textbook rented, also donates to Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. They're Making a Difference Program has helped Operation Smile and they've committed to donating a minimum of 80 additional surgeries between June 2013 and June 2014! 



Jennifer S. said...

Good to know! Books are so pricy!! Love that they have a charity program, too!

Unknown said...

Sounds like such a great idea. I wish they had this when I was in college. Textbook prices are ridiculous!

XmasDolly said...

I've been passing the word around too the best I can. These kids have to find some way to save some money to finish school that's for sure.

Debi Gerhart said...

When i went to college I bought used books then sold them again, but i think renting them is a better option

Tammy said...

With our daughter starting her freshman year at University this coming fall this is something I must look into.

tammilee said...

I wish we would have had this option while I was in college. I remember paying $200 for a book we used for 1 day in class.

Tara said...

My oldest daughter is just a few years away from college. This is fantastic information for I know we will be looking for every way possible to save some money while she is in school.

Unknown said...

Cool that you can highlight, they won't use that copy again? I would hate to get a copy already highlighted!