Big thanks to Campusbookrentals for sponsorin' today's post.
If you've been followin' along these past few weeks then you'll know that I've been doin' a back to school series for college students. The first post was basic advice for incomin' college students as well as a giveaway. The second post was tips on what things you may need if you're livin' on campus. You can find all the pretty little post in my archives. See, I'd post links but then you'd be to worried about clickin' those and not the pretty ones from the sponsor.This final post will be all about books.
You have many options when it comes to purchasin' books for college. The biggest thing I can suggest is waitin' to purchase your books. My first year of college I went through the bookstore at orientation and submitted my class schedule. Then they had the books ready for me by the first day of classes. Boy was it crazy expensive and a waste of my time and money. Not only do some professors changes some of the books but some of the classes didn't half use the book. I'll never forget bein' late to my first class which was a basic Poli-Sci class. The boy next to me was a Senior who had put off the class. He looked over at me with my fresh backpack and stack of books and goes, "You MUST be a Freshman." Needless to say I got an earful and learned the ins and outs pretty quick. He then asked me to sign in for him if the teacher ever took roll and he wasn't in class. I looked at him like he was stupid.
Now, this is where campusbookrentals comes into play. They are a company where you can rent textbooks through them. The main reason I love them and will continue to support them is because they donate to operationsmile with each textbook rented. You can also search the pretty little archives if you wanna see my past post on Operation Smile and how Campus Books works with them and how I knew someone personally helped by the organization.
But back to book rentals. What makes Campus Book so great isn't that you save 40-90% off book store prices. That's huge if you go to a smaller school like I did where options weren't really available. It isn't even that you get free shippin' or can write in the books. The best part to me is the rent back program. Essentially once you make money back. It's real simple y'all.
See now that isn't so hard. But seriously. Y'all should check them out and get to gettin'.
What is the craziest book you ever needed for a class?