Monday, December 30, 2013

Campus Book Rentals

Hello Everyone,
If you have ever been in college or are currently in college (like me), then you will know that textbooks are expensive. In the past year I changed my major to business which meant I had to take extra classes and pay more money for my textbooks. Well, a year ago I found out about Campus Book Rentals and they made renting textbooks really easy!

Campus Book Rentals is a companion that rents textbooks out to students, at a very great price. You basically order your book, select how long you need it (semester, quarter, summer or even pick your own return date), then you receive your book and once your done you mail it back (in a prepaid envelope).

Below is a video explaining how the whole system works!



Personally, I used Campus Book Rentals last year for my English textbook. My textbook came right on time (in great condition) and I was allowed to keep the book the whole semester (since that was the date I chose). What I loved, was that two (or maybe three) weeks before my semester ended I got a pink prepaid envelope in the mail. It was so nice to put the book in the envelope, then in the mail box and be completely done.

To give you an idea of how much you'll save, I found a textbook that I will be needing down the road for school. Below I compare my school's price to the Campus Book Rentals price.

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My School: 

Brand New: $99.60

Used: $74.70

Campus Book Rentals:

Due May 15: $16.05

130 days (due May 2): $16.05

85 days (due Mar 18): $14.62

55 days (due Feb 16): $14.62

Select Your Own Return Date

Clearly Campus Book Rentals is the winner. You get more options to pick from and can save more money by only keeping the book for as long as you need it.

Now if your still wondering why rent your books from Campus Book Rentals, here are some fun facts you should consider.
  • Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • Free shipping both ways
  • Flexible renting periods
  • They started a new program call RentBack
  • They donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented
The new program called RentBack is where you rent your textbooks out to other students (which allows you to make money). So instead of selling your textbook back (to the school or to another site) once, you can rent your textbooks out and make 2-4x more money. I have never used the RentBack program, so I can't give a full review on that but I do like the overall concept.

Below is a video explaining how the program works.



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Finally, the last thing that I really liked about Campus Book Rentals is that they donate (with every book rented) to Operation Smiles. Operation Smiles is an organization that offers cleft lip and palate surgeries for families that can not afford it.

Below is two small paragraphs that really sum up what the organization is all about:

"Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life''.

''That's where we come in as one of the top charities providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities." ( taken from the Operation Smiles website )

So if you or someone you know is going back to college in the new year and want to save some money, then I would highly recommend checking out Campus Book Rentals


xo Katie

* This is a sponsored post by Campus Book Rentals, whom I’m very happy to work with. In no way has this had an effect on my opinion or values.* 

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