It’s the time of year I always hated when I was in college. That inevitable day I would get my class and book list. I cringed every time because those books were so expensive. Of course there was that double whammy since my husband and I both generally needed the same books and needed to make double purchases. Sharing doesn’t always work when it comes to college books. Campus Book Rentals would have saved me some major book costs – between buying used and their rent back program.
Renting FROM Campus Book Rentals
When you rent from Campus Book Rentals you can save 40%-90% on book costs versus buying from a bookstore. You also get free shipping – when you rent AND return. You know how heavy those books are, right? That saves a fortune alone! You also have 21 days to return them, risk-free, just in case you don’t end up needing them. Campus Book Rentals also has a 15 day grace period, flexible renting periods, and unlike borrowing a book from the library, you can highlight in your rentals. My favorite part about renting from them? For each book you rent they make a donation to Operation Smile. YOUR rental can help make a kid’s smile brighter and more hopeful.
Renting YOUR Books with Campus Book Rentals
Some of us have books moldering in the attic from a decade/decades ago because we still remember how much we paid for them and can’t bear to throw them out even though the information is out-dated. Now you can rent your books to other students through Campus Book Rentals’ RentBack program – not once but over and over. Every time you rent your book out you get paid for it. My incredibly frugal self would be all over this.
Campus Book Rentals and Operation Smile
I said Campus Book Rentals partners with Operation Smile. Just what DOES Operation Smile do? From their website – “Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives.” They are a team of medical professionals who help kids with cleft lips and palates. One out of every ten children born with cleft palate/lips will die before they even turn a year old. Since 1982, Operation Smile has performed over 3.5 million evaluations and 200,000 surgeries, helping kids whose families cannot afford the expensive and life changing surgeries these kids need. Your donation directly to them or by renting a book through Campus Book Rentals truly does bring a smile to a child’s face somewhere around the world.
**This Fabulously Frugal tip has been sponsored by CampusBookRentals. All opinions are my own. All photos are used with permission from Campus Book Rentals.**