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Friday, May 3, 2013

It’s that time of year again for college students, when you’re finishing finals and getting ready to graduate or leave campus for the summer. I remember those days, especially when I couldn’t wait to earn some of that money back I spent on my text books, so I would almost run to the bookstore to sell them after my finals were over. Except that I would only get a small fraction of what I paid back. I will never forget my first semester of college when I spent over $600 on just textbooks! That’s insane! So, let me introduce you to

 How I wish this had been around when I was in college/grad school! You’re able to rent your textbooks and save 40-90% off of bookstore prices, plus there’s free shipping and a risk-free 30 day return period in case you drop a class. How can you beat that? Not only that, but you can mark in the books – if you’re anything like I was, the highlighting queen – this is a must! With over a million customers, on over 5000 college campuses, this is the real deal. They have been around since 2007 and are a trusted source of online textbook rentals.

How does it work?: has also recently launched a new program, that allows you to rent the text books you currently own to other students! RentBack:

I would have loved to do this when I was in college. There were so many books that I wound up keeping because they weren’t being bought back or books I had wanted to keep but wound up selling back because I was a broke student and needed the money. This program gives you the best of both worlds – the ability to keep your books AND make some extra cash! 

One of my favorite things about is that they work with Operation Smile. For those of you that don’t know, Operation Smile is an international charity that provides reconstructive surgery to children born with mouth deformities, such as a cleft lip or cleft palate. Children born with this defect have many issues, some are not able to eat, talk or even smile. has committed to donating enough funds to cover 1,000 surgeries to change the lives of these children in 2011, 2012 and now 2013. As a mom, this just warms my heart. 

So, college students, start using this amazing textbook alternative, save a little and make a little while supporting a wonderful cause. Don't forget to spread the word!

1 comment:

  1. Visiting from TGIF Friday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at And who knows, you may just get featured next week.



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