Monday, April 1, 2013

Campus Book Rentals - A Great Alternative to Buying Textbooks

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Hey Baylorites and MCC students...looking for a cheaper alternative to your campus bookstore? Homeschoolers, do you wish there was a cheaper way to get textbooks for your kiddos...books they'll only be using one year?  In stead of buying your books, you can rent them from  Here are some reasons you might want to go with CampusBookRentals...

  • Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices 
  • Free shipping both ways
  • You can Highlight in the textbooks 
  • Flexible renting periods
  • Dropped a class?  Return books within 30 days for free!

I went ahead and checked on that 40% -90% claim by comparing with Amazon.  Looks pretty accurate   Of the dozen or so books I checked, all were drastically less than the price of buying the book from Amazon new, save one (which was on sale).  Used books were another matter...these were sometimes cheaper to buy on Amazon than to rent on CampusBookRentals.  Overall, though, I think if I were still a student, I'd add CampusBookRentals to my list of places to check.  And since I homeschool my kiddo in Spanish, I'm going to see what materials they have for that.  I did notice some other homeschooling curriculum while I was exploring.

How does it work?

They also have a program where you can make money renting YOUR textbooks!  So, if you want to see how you can earn a little cash from your old textbooks, check out

There's one more really cool thing I wanted to mention about  For every book rented, a portion of the sales are donated to Operation Smile, an organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it.  So you can feel good that whether you're renting a book, or renting out your books, you're helping bring smiles to children!

This is a paid post. I was compensated for posting about CampusBookRentals. My opinions, however, are my own. I have not personally used this service (I graduated College ages ago). I did do the comparison research on my own accord, not at the behest of Campus Rentals. I looked for recent editions of textbooks from the fields of science, psychology, English, and technology and compared prices on CampusRental and Amazon.

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