|Image via Operation Smile|
I know some of you are thinking about either summer classes or school in the fall or maybe someone close to you is starting college in the fall. Since college books can be expensive, you may want to consider renting. I remember when I used to sell my books back at the end of the semester most of them were only worth a few dollars because the professor was changing texts for the class or the book was out of date. After I finished my undergrad degree, I attended a grad school that allowed me to rent my textbooks. My gosh--the savings were amazing! Plus, there was no promise of being able to sell my books back at the end of the semester only for me to be offered a paltry amount. With book rentals, you save money upfront and then have an easy pathway for offloading the books at the end of the semester.
Cue CampusbookRentals to help you out with renting textbooks! When you rent, you can save 40%-90% off of purchase prices. Plus, there is free shipping both ways--which also helps save!
However, what I really love about CampusBookRentals.com is that they think beyond their own sphere and have a partnership with Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international medical charity changing lives for children all over the world by providing them with cleft lip and palate surgeries. The organization has provided an amazing 220,000 life changing cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries on children and young adults since 1982. They also deliver post operative care and therapies. A child born with a cleft has double the odds of dying before his/her first birthday. So, Operation Smile is saving lives every day!
This year, CampusBookRentals has committed to funding 80 more surgeries. Additionally, they have given students the chance to donate to some of their earnings if they rent out textbooks that they own through the company's RentBack program. So, you can earn some money by renting out textbooks that you own and donate some of the money to this great cause! Win, win!