Thursday, April 19, 2012

Budgeting Tip: Campus Book Rentals Review

So I don't do many budgeting tips or ideas on n.c. baby blog, but I thought it would be fun to change things up a bit! After all, an educated momma is very important! We teach our little ones everything they know, at least up until they go off to school on their own. A good education is important, and if there is a way to save a penny or two in the process, then by all means, let's help each other out!

While attending school does expand our knowledge, it can really put a hole in our pockets ( or pocketbooks, as we call them in the South!) When I heard about a website called, I was excited to learn that you really can save money on textbooks and that our family could save a little more money this way! My husband is currently graduating from medical school, and you can't even imagine the money that has gone into the textbooks, some he never even used! But there is a better way! is a way to RENT instead of BUY textbooks! Simply go to their website, find the book you need, order it ( shipping is FREE both ways, they provide a return envelope!), use your book ( and by the way, it is OK to highlight in these books!), return your book when finished, and repeat the process! They also have a 30 day guarantee, so if you end up dropping your class or for some reason don't need the book anymore, you can return it and get a full refund. There are options to rent for Semesters, quarters, and even summer rental periods. You can even buy your book from them, if you decide you need it longer or simply want to have a copy on hand after the class has finished.

- Renting your books is 40-90% cheaper than buying at campus bookstores
- they offer flexible renting periods
- you can highlight in your books
- FREE shipping, both ways!

Also, you can feel good about renting your books from, because a portion of what they make goes toward the Operation Smile foundation, who perform life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it.

I studied Dental Hygiene in 2007 and I clicked on one of the books I used when I was in school. Check it out! A 50% difference in price, had I done it this way. Wish I would have known about this website when I was in school!,/Dorothy-A.-Perry-RDH--PhD,-Phyllis-L.-Beemsterboer-RDH--MS--EdD/9781416001751/

Head on over to and see for yourself the money you can save this year on textbooks!!!

Have you used the Campus Book Rentals service in the past? What was your experience with them? What were the pros and cons? We would love to hear from you, please feel free to share your feedback on them in the comments below.

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