Having a family is hard enough on the finances, but also having a family and having one of the parents in school full time can be even harder. With my family, my husband is in school full time. The choice was one that we made together, and it was not one that came easy either. It took a lot of talking and weighing out the pros and cons to decide on whether or not it was something we wanted to do, but once we went for it, we knew that we were going to go all in or not at all. That meant, cutting back on certain expenses and taking on other jobs so that we could make it work, and looking back now, knowing that in a year he will graduate and we will be another step closer to reaching those goals that we set not too long ago, well, it makes everything worth it. I can remember the first semester he went back and we went to get his class schedule so we could head over to the campus book store to pick up his books, we stood there and just stared down those books, because the prices were outrageous. I mean, he was only going to need them for one semester then when the semester was over, sure we could sell them back, but we were still out quite a bit. We did not buy the books that first day, instead we decided to go home and look up the books he needed online to see if we could find a cheaper way to get his books. That is when I was introduced to this amazing site a few years back called CampusBookRentals.com. We were able to find my husband’s math book there, which saved us quite a bit of money, and since then, we have continued to check the site regularly when we get that dreaded list of text books each semester to see if they have the books we are needing so we can save money. What I really like about CampusBookRentals.com is that when we get his text books from there, we can save 40-90% off of what we would have paid on the books had we bought them at the campus bookstore. We also enjoy that there is free shipping both ways, so we do not have to worry about any extra fees, and they do not get mad if my husband highlights in any of the books. Another plus, is, say if he needs to drop a class, they have flexible renting periods, so they work with you in many ways! Also, aside from all of the obvious perks to the student and their families, for each book that is rented, they donate to Operation Smile! For me, that just makes renting my husband’s textbooks from CampusBookRentals.com even more worth it, and if you or someone you know is in college or heading off to college, save some money by heading over to CampusBookRentals.com today and remember that when you rent there, not only will you be saving money but you will also be donating money to Operation Smile!!
This was a sponsored post. I was compensated for my time, all opinions are my own. Thank you to the PR company and to CampusBookRentals.com for sponsoring this post!
this is something I really could have used when i was in college! the books are SOOO expensive
Brilliant business idea! Helps save so much money. I remember the textbook costs for myself and my kids. At least for my kids I was able to utilize Ebay for buying some of them.
I have to share this with my son who has spent a fortune on buying his books for his online classes. I'm glad you shared this because now maybe he can save himself some money by going here. Plus, he maybe can sell what he has purchased.
It wasn't until my son started college that I realized just how much (and crazy much) the textbooks were! Well over $100 for a book that in most cases he only used for a semester. We haven't heard of them before, but you can bet we will be checking them out! Thanks.