My husband went back to school this past semester after being laid off at his job and one of the agreements was that his company would pay for his re-entry into College. After some scuffling with how the money was allotted, my husband was able to use a portion of it for books, but what came from that was the knowledge of how much those books would have cost us. Some of the books were well over $100! Just for a book that he would use for a year! I was pretty aghast and also thankful that we didn’t have to purchase four of them. I can only imagine what it must be for families that pay out of pocket for such things and am thankful that there are alternatives.
Thankfully, if you needed to rent the book for the Free class, you could rent it on Campus Book Rentals for $25.21 for the Quarter.
This class is incredibly amusing to me as my husband is the oldest student and most are young and semi ignorant of computers. He comes home with all sorts of stories about how one student thinks if he saves things to his computer they will be lost in ‘cyberspace’ and how another is some great conspiracy theorist that believes the government is spying on everyone, anywhere, anytime. You know it’s incredibly important to keep an eye on those Excel practice sheets! Watch out! For my husband, the class is kind of annoying, but to me it’s just another comedic story waiting to happen. School is kind of fun when you aren’t the one having to do the homework!
My favorite, most favorite, class that my husband takes and that I only wish I could go to myself, is his Bio-Ethics class. All the most interesting cases and theories about life and how the medical world handles these decisions are all compounded there. It just fascinates me to no end and I find myself nagging my husband for new interesting stories every time he comes home. The textbook is really interesting too! If you were to purchase it, though, it would be $54.95, which is a lot for a course that only lasts a few months. Again, another reason why renting is a great idea! It would cut the cost down to $18.94, much more reasonable for a Quarter! Sometimes I really want to talk about cases I find out about, especially regarding women and children, but worry that it’d be a heavy lot for some of us. Bio-Ethics is certainly interesting though!
And let me add one thing on top of all these wonderful prices for renting at Campus Book Rentals, the shipping is FREE, free both ways! That’s an added bonus onto an already great deal. Really, it’s not much different from having a movie renting monthly fee, just this is textbooks and they actually benefit you in real life. Plus! You can highlight inside of the books and not get in trouble (unlike libraries).
There is another reason I really wanted to promote Campus Book Rentals, outside of the fact that I’m utterly shocked at the actual prices of college books. It’s because they support Operation Smile. This year they are donating 1,000 life saving cleft lip surgeries to children.
I grew personal with the Operation Smile charity years ago. At the time I had many issues with my teeth, nothing in comparison to these children, just severe dental issues that required me to lose many of them on top of having cosmetic issues to my front teeth. I knew what it felt like not to be able to smile and I could only imagine what it must have felt like to be compounded with the self-consciousness (and sometimes depression) of it alongside medical and health issues. Since then, I’ve been an avid supporter of this cause. And with Campus Book Rentals, every rental of a textbook is another donation to Operation Smile and another child whose life was changed dramatically.
There are so many positive aspects to renting from Campus Book Rentals and I hope that if you need textbooks, your child or family member – that you consider them. They also offer Rental Extensions, Re-Rentals and a 30-Day Guarantee in case a class is dropped. So save yourself some money and give a child a smile, it’s certainly a win-win partnership.
Connect: You can connect with Campus Book Rentals on their Facebook Page and/or @TextBookRentals on Twitter. You can also connect with Operation Smile via their Facebook Page and @OperationSmile on Twitter as well.
I was compensated for this post. However, all of the opinions are my own and are not influenced by that compensation. I wholeheartedly am in support of Campus Book Rentals cause as well as appreciative of their efforts in helping those of us going back to school to do so more affordablly.