Monday, June 11, 2012

College Costs Got You Down?

This post is sponsored by Campus Book Rentals. All opinions are 100% mine.

I know school just got out for the summer in most areas so you are probably wondering why I am even talking about college.  Take a breather, right?


No such luck for this mom of a college age student who tends to go year round.  My 19 year old daughter is into her second full year of college and has been going every term, including summer, to get a little bit ahead.  She finds the summer classes, although they are more condensed, she can take the whole series of classes within the one term.  If she took them during during the regular school year she would have to take them term by term.  With that in mind there is NO breather from the expenses either.  Between per credits costs, lab fees, parking permits (that seem to increase by the day) AND text book costs, it is no wonder we are always broke.  LOL.

No seriously. 

We need to find a way to cut some costs some how when it comes to school and what seems the easiest is the cost of text books.  Why buy new when you can rent used.  By renting books, from Campus Book Rentals,  books that you are most likely only going to use the one term and never see the light of day again, you can save 40%-90% off of book store prices.

Take for example:

You can buy Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (6th Edition) by Norman M. Scarborough on that really big online website at the UNBELIEVABLE cost of $139.24!  But you can rent this for a semester from Campus Book Rentals for a steal of $41.26!  A 70% savings!


You can buy Human Resource Management (Available Titles Coursemate) by Robert L. Mathis for $195.41.  And to rent on Campus Book Rentals it only costs.....wait for it....

A 75% savings!

And with Campus Book Rentals standard shipping is free.  You can highlight in the books and the rental time frames are flexible.  Plus if you drop the class, order the wrong book, or change your mind, you can return the book within 30 days for a full refund.  Risk Free!


It can't get any easier than that.

Ohh and did I mention that they donate a portion of each rental  to Operation Smile.  The goal this year is to donate enough money for a minimum of 1,000 life changing cleft palate surgeries! Even if I wasn't saving as much money as the examples, this alone would be a big incentive to rent books from them. I always try and do business with companies that give back.

Operation Smile

I bet you know what we will be doing this next term....You got it.  Renting books instead of buying them.  

1 comment:

  1. Ahh yes, I probably could have used this option when I was at uni, but I was one of those freaks that loves books so never wanted to give them back.

    I like that you donate some of your savings - cool idea


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