I love working with CampusBookRentals.com because I love the idea behind it and the good work they do. All thoughts are my own.
This year Anthony, who is in 11th grade, has started taking college classes through his high school. I am so proud of him I could burst. He is working so hard. He is taking these in addition to his normal classes. And after doing it through the rest of high school, he can cut a year off of his college time. But believe me, it is not cheap. Since he is only taking a course per semester, he does not qualify for assistance. So we are paying for it all. Including his books.
I learned back when Jimmy and I were going to college, right around when Willow was born, that college books are extremely expensive. And that the book store does not always buy them back. They can switch to a newer version, the book could be too worn out or you could have high lighted to much for their liking. Whatever the reason, you could be stuck holding the bag, so to speak, and that can be to the tune of over $200 in some cases, per book.
I discovered CampusBookRentals, after I was done school. Man I wish I could have used them earlier. But I learned how much money I could save. With CampusBookRentals.com, you rent the books at a much more discounted price. Pay the much smaller one time fee, and then ship it back to them at the end of the semester. No more hoping and praying that the book gets bought back and you can recoup some of the money.
Besides the money factor I love that the books are being reused. I love that by reusing the books, it is a much more eco-friendly option. Less paper being used, less energy being spent in the production process, and less book, eventually, in the landfill.
Another reason I really love CampusBookRental is because they are huge supporters of Operation Smile. With every book rented tehy give back to the non-profit organization. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives. Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a productive life.
CampusBookRentals just started a new program recently too, www.RentBack.com. You can now rent YOUR books that you have bought to others. It is an awesome way to makes 2-4x more money compared to what you would make through buyback options from the campus book stores at the end of the semester.
Check out Campusbookrentals and Rentback and see how you can save and earn some money, plus do some good at the same time.