"That'll be 579 dollars," the book store chick said in a peppy tone.
I thought I misheard her. But no. My textbooks for my college classes added up to $579.
I wanted to cry.
I really wish CampusBookRentals.com existed back then. It would have saved me a lot of money. It's a site where you can RENT the textbooks you need and then return them. It is so much cheaper.
You get the following perks for renting books:
--free shipping both ways
--you CAN highlight in the books.
--there are no hidden fees. The price you see for the book you need is ALL you pay.
--if you decide you don't want or need the book you rented, you have 21 days to return it for a FULL refund
--if you need help, there is someone available by phone
Also, with each book you rent, campusbookrentals.com donates to Operation Smile. Operation Smile is this wonderful program that helps children born with a cleft. I didn't realize that they could actually DIE from this but apparently 1 and 10 children can pass away from the defect. Operation Smile provides FREE surgery to help children from all over the world. So if you rent a book, you can feel good that your purchase has helped a child.
Campusbookrentals.com also has a new program called RentBack. Say you purchased a book. Well, you can rent that book out to multiple students. For each student that rents your book, YOU get money! So if you had to pay over $500 in books like I did, you can make some money back!
Here's a detailed video on how RentBack works:
So if you're in college and need books, check out CampusBookRentals.com! If you've already paid an arm and a leg for books, check out RentBack.com!
I wish I could have.
**This is a sponsored post from CampusBookRentals.com. My opinions are my own**