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Why are College Textbooks So Expensive? Give #CampusBookRentals a Try!

Friends, you may not know this, but I’m a mama.  I’m a mama of a college student.  And while we love to buy books around here, the kinds of books we don’t really love to buy are overpriced college textbooks. And since I finished my master’s degree a few years ago, I remember the sting of $200 textbooks per class.  #1 son is smarter than his mama, however, and has learned to save his money and RENT his textbooks rather than BUY them!

He’s so smart and I’m so proud of him.

One way you can rent textbooks is through a program called Campus Book Rentals.  Renting textbooks has many benefits:

  • save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • free shipping both ways
  • can highlight in the textbooks
  • flexible renting periods
  • donation to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

How great is that?  Did you notice the donation to Operation Smile? That’s one of the charities I personally support, which I think is important so I love that my son can save money renting textbooks and a child can get safe, quality surgical care. It’s win win!

Another great option at Campus Book Rentals is their Rent Back program; students rent textbooks they already own, allowing them to earn more money than they would if they sold the book back to the bookstore (or kept it). Yep, you heard me right: earn money!

Here’s another great video:

Genius, I tell ya!

I wished this kind of thing was available years ago, I know you’ll want to take advantage of this money saving program, especially since prices will only be going up!

Renting textbooks makes me want to go back to school (again!) to get my PhD and then you could call me Dr. Pammy!

 

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.