Calling all college students!

cbr I loved my college days. They were definitely some of the most fun years of my life. Along with all the fun and adventure comes so many expenses. Tuition, room/board, meal plans, and books. You would never guess, but I remember spending $600-$700 buying books each semester; used books, not even new ones! It was always such a burden, but you had to bear it because without the books, there would be no making it through the semester. Since I graduated 11 years ago {geez, now I feel old!} I have been so glad to hear about companies like; renting out the necessary college books at reasonable prices. Offering this alternative, lessens the stress each semester for students. rents textbooks to college students. The company was one of the first to offer “textbook rentals”, and began renting textbooks from Alan Martin’s garage in August 2007. Since then, CampusBookRentals has rented over one million textbooks to students on nearly every college campus in the United States.

There are many perks to renting textbooks from instead of buying:

-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-donations to Operation Smile with each  rented textbook

Along with making textbooks very affordable for college students, also offers free shipping both ways and 21-Day Risk-Free Returns. is now offering a new program: RentBack. RentBack is an initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own – to other students… which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they’d make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) If you are a student who, like me, dropped a whole bunch of cash on books each semester only to resell them for a tiny portion of what you paid; you now have another option! A BETTER option! Rent them to other students! You can easily make back your money, plus some! I so wish there had been a program like this back when I was in college!

With each textbook rented, makes a donation to Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives.


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