Are You Wasting Money On Textbooks?

heraldonline.com said in 2010 the average college student would spend $1000 on textbooks. It has been many years since I was in college but I still vividly remember standing in the bookstore trying not to cry as I handed over $500 for the required books. Sure, I had a chance of selling some of those books back, as long as they didn’t change the curriculum for the next semester. But I never got back even close to half of what I paid for them. It was painful. There has to be a better way.

Thankfully times have changed and now there are many options for saving money on textbooks. Some people buy them used on E-bay, but you never really know exactly what you are getting. Some borrow books, but then you can’t write or highlight in them and they have to be returned in the exact same condition you got them in.

Now you have the option of renting textbooks. Campus Book Rentals offers an easy to use rental program. By renting textbooks you can take advantage of these perks:

* save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
* free shipping both ways
* can highlight in the textbooks
* flexible renting periods

And the best part is that for every book rented, Campus Book Rentals will donate a portion of the proceeds to Operation Smile. This organization gives much needed cleft lip surgeries to children whose families could not otherwise afford it.

Not only are you saving money on your text books, but you are also helping a great cause. And that is guaranteed to not leave you crying in the bookstore.

Check out this hilarious video for more information of how it works:

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With the money you save, you can buy your parents a nice gift. Or me.

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