This is a sponsored post from Campus Book Rental, a great way to save money on college. As always, all thoughts are my own.
It is about to be a big time around the 6 Pack. Anthony graduated from high school last year and is looking at his first year of college. Joey is starting his senior of high school. Serenity is starting in the middle school for 6th grade and Willow is starting in kindergarten. Did you catch that? I have a kid in every single school. One starting college and one starting kindergarten. That is a tremendous gap. It is an expensive gap.
Thankfully I have learned some great ways to save money on things that the kids need for school. I have been able to find great deals on school supplies. I can find great deals on clothes. Being a part of the blogging community has helped me find blogs that can lead me in the right direction when it comes to saving some serious cash. Another great way to save money, that works if you have kids in college, or if it is you in college, or even kids taking college classes, is using Campus Book Rental.
I remember when I was taking college classes. I bought a ton of books and they told me I can sell them back at the end of the year. Each book was over $200 a piece but I felt better that I’d get something back for them later on. Here is the problem. At least 3 of those books were retired at the end of the year. That means, they do not buy them back. Guess who was out of luck. I ended up not getting any money back, AND I had to find a way to recycle these books, because I can’t just throw them away.
Campus Book Rental is a site where you can go on, rent the books you need for the semester and then mail them back when your class is over. That in itself sounds nice but also:
- save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- free shipping both ways
- can highlight in the textbooks
- flexible renting periods
- But my favorite of all is that they give back. They donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented
Campus Book Rental is a great way to save money on college. Now I need to start looking for the rest of my deals for school. How do you save money for school?