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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'.


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66 comments

  1. That's a pretty cool system! There wasn't anything like that around when I was in college/ law/ grad school. I never had to get too many crazy books for any of my classes (though, as an English major, I had to have a gigantic quantity of them!), nor did I require any of my students to buy anything super expensive for the college classes that I taught. At least in the liberal arts, teachers are pretty aware of how expensive books can be and plan accordingly with handouts and online links.

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    1. Yes ma'am. I was a double major. Both were liberal Arts majors and I know all to well about all the books needed. I always appreciated when Professors made things available online or provided links.

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  2. This is really cool...a great way to help out College Students. I will have to look into this. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. This is great! I used Chegg this year but I'll have to keep this in mind.

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  4. This sounds great, I can imagine what a savings it would be for so many!!

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  5. This sounds super cool. A great help for students for sure!!

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  6. I remember during back to school.. textbooks were SO expensive!! and it's always a shame when you try to sell back because a new edition comes out.. and you barely make any money. what a great program though.. ii know as a college student, you can definitely use the extra cash. :)

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    1. Oh you should can. And I remember those pains all to well

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  7. I wish they would have had this around when I was in college! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This sounds so great. I spent so much on books when I was in college! Way too much actually.

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  9. I've heard lots about this company and they sound so awesome. I love that they stand by such a wonderful cause.

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  10. Renting textbooks is such a great idea! Especially if you don't need the book after the semester is over!

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  11. Would have been nice to have this when I was in school. :-)

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  12. I've a son that's starting to look towards college/trade school for this year - this is some good advice. He's still undecided, but then again..he's only 13 :D

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    1. Never to early to get all the info to make informed decisions

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  13. I wish this was around when I was in school Text books were quite expensive and the trade was minimal.

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    1. Oh it sure was. One year I made almost $400 back but that in no way made up for all I spent and wasted. Especially on the blow off classes.

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  14. I love this exists! I wish it would have been around when I was an undergrad :(

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    1. Right would have saved all the monies

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  15. I love this! I am going to show this to my husband - he is a college student :)

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  16. I wish I had this when i started uni, because like you i ended up buying books with the lecturers never even used anymore or just used one topic.

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    1. Right such a waste and frankly pissed me off

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  17. Love this company - and the fact that they donate to operation smile! SO awesome!

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  18. this sounds like a great company!

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    1. They really are. Especially since they donate to charity

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  19. I loved renting textbooks for school, so much cheaper.

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    1. Glad someone jumped on the bandwagon

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  20. This is great for college students. Thanks for posting.

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  21. If I go back to school in Dec like I hope to, I'll definitely be referencing to this!

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  22. Renting text books! I'm surprised it didn't come earlier, the price of Uni books are simply outrageous, no wonder youth are so in debt.

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  23. I wish I had this when I was in college! I wasted so much money on books and have a bunch of them laying around somewhere in my closet. Maybe I will try to sell them!

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    1. Right. Books I either never used or was unable to make money off

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  24. textbook rental is about the best idea ever, esp considering how much they cost and the fact you may only need them for a few months :-)

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  25. Wow! This is such a great concept. I'm so bummed that this wasn't around when I was in college. It would have been such a savings for me.

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    1. Right. Save all the money. This was just gettin' mainstream as I was endin' college.

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  26. What a neat system! I wish I it had been around a few years ago!

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  27. now that is cool - wish i would have known about it when i was in college. would have helped a lot!

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  28. This is a great suggestion! I could have saved so much money freshman year if this had existed when I was in school!

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  29. I'm starting university next year and although I will be going to Scotland...this advice is really great! Thank you!

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  30. Renting textbooks was awesome! I did it my last semester of grad school. Anything to save a buck!

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    1. Amen, girl. I've been lookin' to go to grad school and if I do I will sure be usin' them.

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  31. i love the name of your blog. so stinkin cute!

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  32. Wish this existed when I was in college!

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  33. What a great idea! I would have saved so much money if this existed 12 years ago.

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  34. What a cool system. Love that they donate too. I went to a pretty big school so could get almost everything in the library. This would've been great if I had a smaller library though - textbooks can be so expensive!

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  35. Amen to all the above! I remember cringing every time we purchased books every semester!

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