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Campus Book Rentals: A Great Way to Save on Your College Textbooks

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

With two in high school next year, and college costs looming, I’m starting to really look at ways we can save money during the college years. I recently learned about renting your college textbooks from Campus Book Rentals. In this day and age, it’s important to try to save money in any way you can. Renting your textbooks versus buying them makes sense…it’s a great way to help keep costs down!

Back in my college days, you couldn’t rent your textbooks. Buying them was not only expensive, but when you sold them back, you got next to nothing for them. It would have been so nice to have had the option to rent when I was in school!


With Campus Book Rentals, not only will you save 40-90% off bookstore prices, but you can also have your textbooks shipped directly to you for FREE! You can also send them back for free…Campus Book Rentals will send you prepaid envelopes to return them when you are done. Now that’s convenient! Their rental periods are flexible, so YOU determine how long you’d like to keep your books. And, if you make a mistake and order the wrong book, or end up dropping a class, they have a 30 day no hassle money back guarantee! You’re even free to write or highlight in the textbooks.

Another thing that really impressed me is their commitment to Operation Smile. If you click on this link, you will learn that every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. Children with cleft lips or a cleft palate have difficulty eating, speaking and socializing. The cost of the necessary surgery can be prohibitive, and this is where Operation Smile comes in. Operation Smile is a charity made up of medical professionals who provide free cleft surgeries and medical care…all on a volunteer basis! Campus Book Rentals supports Operation Smile by donating each time a textbook is rented! So while you are saving money by renting your textbooks, you’re also helping a child in need!

If you already own some textbooks or you do decide to buy, you may want to consider their new program, RentBack. Using RentBack, you can rent the textbooks that you already own to students that need them, allowing you to make 2-4 times the money you’d make by selling your books back! All you have to do is send your textbooks to their warehouse…they will manage the renting process and send you cash each semester they are rented! When their useful life is over, your books can be donated to a worldwide literacy program, recycled, or you also have the option of having the books sent back to you. Your books can even be sold before they become obsolete as well. RentBack is committed to maximizing the cash flow you receive from renting your textbooks to other students!

Learn more about how this program can benefit you with this video:

My kids will definitely be using Campus Book Rentals when they head off to college — this is such an easy way to save!

Have you heard of this program? Will you use Campus Book Rentals?

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sunday 7th of July 2013

I think this is a fab idea, so expensive to buy text books!


Thursday 4th of July 2013

This is so aweseome, the price of books when I was in college! Oh my goodness!!

Michelle Nahom

Saturday 6th of July 2013

No kidding! I wish this had been around back in my day! But my kids will definitely be using this service!


Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

I love campus book rental. It is such an amazing service. I just dropped $400+ on my books last semester. The books literally sometimes cost more than the classes. Insane!

Michelle Nahom

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

It's crazy how much textbooks cost! I am definitely going to have my kids take advantage of it when they head off to college in a couple of years!


Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

This program seems to be really taking off. With one child recently graduated and our second, a senior in high school, I hope that renting textbooks will be a more integrated option for child number two than it was for child number one! Thanks for writing about this so more parents are aware.

Michelle Nahom

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

I have to say I am so glad to have this option! We had to buy textbooks for my son at the private high school he was attending and it was not cheap. Next year, they'll be doing books on the iPad, but I am definitely planning to have him use this program when he heads off to college in another couple years.


Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

This is really great! I have been looking at them actually so it was nice to see a recommendation! Thank you for sharing!

Michelle Nahom

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

Total win-win! We're definitely taking advantage of this program when my son heads off to college!