Back to College and Saving Green
While so much of the focus on back-to-school is on younger children, our young adults are also heading to class. Even though I still have nightmares about finals and papers (truth), I often look back longingly at that time in my life. Go Ducks!
One thing I do not remember fondly was the expense of textbooks. There is nothing more difficult for a poor college student than that trip to the bookstore to buy all the required textbooks for the next semester. Those things are dreadfully expensive, sometimes prohibitively so.
When I was in school we were lucky to have one bookstore which carried used textbooks. It was a lucky day when they had what you needed. I even spent one term without a required text because it was too expensive. (Shh, I still got an A.)
Now there is an appealing alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks each term: renting textbooks from CampusBookRentals. Why is renting better than buying?
- Reusing books is green and saves you green!
- Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices.
- Free shipping both ways.
- Can highlight in the textbooks.
- Flexible renting periods.
- We donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented.
I snuck a peek at a course I took in college to see what the required textbooks would be. This is one…
Through the University bookstore, this book would cost $115 used and $153.25 new. It looks like a fascinating book and I am sure is going to make a lot of young ecologists and environmentalists learn a lot about “scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and sustainability.”
However, this same book on CampusBookRentals is far less than half even the used price. Sounds like a great idea to me. Sometimes this technology stuff really is useful.
Make a Difference Through Renting Textbooks
CampusBookRentals has partnered with Operation Smile for two years. Last year they committed to donating enough money to cover a minimum of 1,000 life changing surgeries. This year they keep up their partnership, but have also added another way they are making a difference in the world; they have set aside $90,000 in textbook scholarships to be distributed to students who need the extra help.
Do you see textbook rentals as eco-friendly and cost-saving? If you are headed to college this fall, would you consider renting your textbooks?
This is a sponsored post from CampusBookRentals. They asked for my honest opinion and that is never for sale. I believe this service may be of value to some readers and that is the only reason I am sharing it. This post may have affiliate links.