College: Books Don't Have to Break the Bank

Obviously, school is a BIG part of my life now. It's also huge for a lot of you guys! But college is expensive. I'm currently attending one of the most inexpensive schools (for the "payout") in the west, and it's still breaking the bank. One of the biggest expenses, as we all know, is the hundreds of dollars every semester we spend on books. Renting books is definitely the way to go, and CampusBookRentals is the place to do it. I've heard about campusbookrentals.com from a lot of different people, but you guys really need to check it out.

  1. You can save anywhere from 40-90% off of bookstore prices! For example, I bought my biology book for $100 USED ($150 full price), I found it on the site for $60. 
  2. FREE shipping both ways (when you rent it and return it)
  3. Highlight? Yes, please. Hint- Annotating textbooks is one of the easiest ways to check comprehension. Do it.
  4. They donate to Operation Smile (More info here)
Really, it's a no brainer.


However, the absolute coolest thing, is Rent Back.

So, instead of selling your books back for TONS less than you bought them, you can rent them out and make way more money.

All you do, is send your book to CampusBookRentals, a student rents it, and you get paid. THEN, they send it back to CampusBookRentals, another student rents it, and you get paid again. And again and again until it runs out of juice and gets sold.

It's easy to do and the site itself is incredibly user friendly. Quite frankly, I don't see a downside.

It's already midterms, so it's a great time to start thinking about your textbook plans for next semester. Our book lists DON'T have to cost a lot, and hey, let's make money on the books we already have!

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