Friday, March 20, 2015

CampusBookRentals.com - A Great Way to Save Money on Textbooks!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



It's time once again, for many of you to be thinking about textbooks. I know my husband will be enrolling for his new semester of classes next week, and with that comes the need for books. Books are expensive, no two ways around it. A great way to significantly cut costs in that area though, is to rent instead of buy!

With CampusBookRentals.com he can do that, and you can too, and it's really a very simple process. Simply select the books you'd like (all books are 40-90% off of textbook purchase prices), put in your personal information to have them delivered, and sit back and wait for your books to be delivered.

During the time frame that you have your books, you can treat them as if they are your own. Use a highlighter, take them with you on the go, etc. And when you're done, you send them back so that someone else after you can rent them too. Rental periods are flexible.

Shipping both ways is free and you get a 21-day risk-free guarantee, so there's really no reason not to try it. The money you save will make it worth your time if you do.

If you are enrolling in classes soon, this is definitely a great avenue to explore. Or if you know someone who is, you can now help spread the good word. :)

I so wish I'd have gone this route when I was enrolled in actual course work. I still shed tears when I think of the money I shelled out for books I'll likely never use again. How about you, have you tried renting versus buying? 


Another great incentive to use the service: Each book you rent will add a contribution to Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery. They also deliver postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries. 

You can learn more about CampusBookRentals by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

48 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I wish this had been around back when I was in college. I cringe when I think about all the money I spent on books that were outdated by the end of the semester.

Melissa Pezza said...

This is a WONDERFUL idea! Textbooks are incredibly expensive. Renting seems like a far better option.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I'm SO glad to see a program like this. In this day and age, you practically have to take out a student loan just for the books! Thanks!

debdenny said...

I love this. So great to save money when you can.

spiffykerms said...

I wish they had this when I was going to school! So much money could've been saved.

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

This is really helpful for needy students. Thanks for sharing, lets spread the word.

Terri Ramsey Beavers said...

I would have loved to have known about CampusBookRentals.com when I was in college. My medical books were so expensive. This is a great option for students.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure will save some dough indeed as books aren't cheap

Marcie W. said...

I remember all too well how expensive textbooks can be. I sure wish I had a resource like this during my college days!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

College text books are seriously expensive. I was blown away by the prices when a friend of mine posted all of the prices on her FB. This is such a great way to save money!

Chubskulit Rose said...

My husband is pursuing his masters now so he rents books to saves money. I admire companies like them who gives back to other organizations that needs funding.

Nina Say said...

I can vouch for how awesome this business is. They saved me tons of money on books.

Pam said...

My son is going off to college this fall and we have been looking at ways to save on textbook costs. We will keep this in mind.

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

This is such a great program! Today, college text books are extremely expensive!

Theresa Mahoney said...

The college brochures are piling up over here. I think we'll be needing their services sooner than we know!

Liz Mays said...

I had no idea that you could write and highlight them when you rent. That's good to know!

Christina Aliperti said...

This is such a great way to save money. Every college student needs to know about this. Textbooks are so expensive.

Crystal said...

I still think I'm recovering from sticker shock from my college days. How can books cost that much when you're selling them to students? Ugh. Renting books wasn't an option, but it would have saved me a ton.

jyonash said...

We have sold a lot of college books over the years and this is one place we used! It is great to recycle books!

Elephant's Child said...

What an excellent initiative. How I wish it had existed while I was studying.

Tracy Iglesias said...

This would have been great when I was in College wish this has been available then textbooks are so expensive!

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - exactly what a brilliant idea .. and seems so simple - all the challenges taken care of ... so lucky your hubby can use the service - cheers Hilary

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Awesome idea to save some money

Brandy Tanner said...

I am in love with Campus Book Rentals, I really wish I had known about them when I went to college quite a few years back when my son was a baby. Now, I know I will be using their service when my kids go to college (if they choose to go to college) and if this company is still around then, which it better be because Campus Book Rentals is such a a great service to have available!

Joyce Lansky said...

My daughter used them, and they were great!

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

Kelly Hutchinson said...

When I was in school, I used Campus Book Rentals. They had what I needed at a much more affordable price.

Kori Tomelden said...

I always look for my books used. Buying books, even for one class when they require multiple books, adds up so quickly.

Jeanine said...

This sounds awesome! I hear books can be so super expensive. It's great there's other options. Going to school shouldn't cost so much!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is a great way to get your books for school and save at the same time. I love how each book you rent will add a contribution to Operation Smile which is an amazing campaign to help child smile. Thanks for sharing.

Jay CraftySpices said...

What a clever idea to save money, this should have been put into place a very long time ago.

Thinking much of you!!

James said...

always good to find a way to save money on books for school!

Lauren Richardson said...

When I was in school, this was a huge help to me!!! I could use all of the money I could in college!

Roselynn Mercedes said...

I really wish I could of used something like this when I went through college. I was fortunate though and made a few friends who let me borrow their books or shared them with me. If it wasn't for that I have no idea how I could of made it!

Miranda Myrabev said...

I remember my university days and how much I spent on books in first year, I wised up in 2nd -4th year but still it was costly.

Tiffany C said...

Awesome- thanks for sharing! I spent so much money on books when I went to school.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg where was this when I was in school?!?! I always hated having to buy books! The things are so freakn expensive!

Scott said...

Book rental wasn't a thing when I was in school, you had to buy them. Glad there are more affordable options now for my kids!

Angela said...

Books are such a big part of college expense. This is helpful.

Kristen Campbell said...

Wow! I SO wish there was something like this when I was in college! SO much money on books!!!

Amanda Her said...

I sold most of my books back while I was in college. They really are so expensive!

Dhemz said...

not only a great way to save money on books, but at the same time you're able to share and help kids who are in need.

Lynndee said...

Good to know that you can actually rent textbooks. For sure students would be delighted to know that.

Jennifer Evers said...

I was a college student not that long ago, and while our bookstore had a rental program, I don't think it was this one. This would have been SO HELPFUL back then, especially for working / student parents!

Lesley said...

College books are so expensive! This is a great thing for students.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I have 2 Granddaughters in college so I know how much books cost. This would be great if they would rent them.

Cara (@StylishGeek) said...

I love that there is now a service to rent college books. During my college days we didn't have this service and everything was paper-based.

Maddi'sMommy said...

I wish I had seen this two days ago! I just spent $400 on text books!

Anonymous said...

I have never rented books while in college because I don't like to deal with someone else's highlights in the textbook. It would have probably saved me money though. :-)

Diana