August has crept up quickly, with school being back in session full swing. While many of us our relieved our little one's are occupied all day, some of us are in school ourselves! This includes me. I am not only a full time mom but also a full time student. I am well aware of how expensive school can be and sometimes scholarships do not include everything we need. Textbooks are extremely pricey and many students are not aware of the book rental programs available to them. I'll admit, I was one of them until I was introduced to Campus Book Rentals.
By renting your textbooks from Campus Book Rentals you can save 40 to 90% off of typical prices you may find at your local school's bookstore. To me, this is an opportunity for huge savings. School is expensive as it is and the textbooks required are not any cheaper. Why spend an arm, leg, or any other limb purchasing a textbook that you may only use for a few months? Shipping is free both ways, so you are not acquiring any extra expenses by renting instead of buying. There are flexible renting periods and you can also highlight within the textbooks. This is a perk for those who like to mark important information and keep their studying organized. That would be me!
Being a college student myself, I decided to do a little comparison of my campus bookstore and the rental prices on Campus Book Rentals. Last semester I took an Economics course in which I purchased the book for nearly $200. If this sounds outrageous, it's probably because it is! I searched for the same Economics Today textbook on their site and found it for $22.90. This was the renting fee for the whole entire semester. I couldn't believe how much money I could have saved renting instead of buying. For the price of the book, I could have rented for at least 9 semesters! If you still have a few questions or want a good laugh, check out the video below for more information.
Campus Book Rentals is not only going to save you money each semester. They also do their part in helping the community through an international children's medical charity called Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a non-profit organization whose medical volunteers provide safe, free, and effective cleft lip and pallet surgery for children all over the world. Their services are available in over 60 countries and have thousands of generous donors and volunteers who make this mission possible. For each book you rent through Campus Book Rentals, a portion will be donated to this organization. Every little bit counts and how wonderful would it feel to be helping someone in need while buying a necessary item for your own education? I have never come across a textbook rental program that offers anything like this. I think it's a wonderful idea and it's refreshing to see a company who is doing their part to help those less fortunate and in need.
Disclosure: I received compensation from Campus Book Rentals for the review. As always, opinion are my own!