Friday, November 29, 2013

Mo' Money, Mo' Fun

As the semester comes to an end, my newsfeeds are overrun with talk about exams, and I gotta tell ya that this is definitely not a time of year in college that I miss. Well, except for the Ugly Christmas Sweater parties. Themed parties are my jam, and so is ugly clothing.

With crunch-time fast approaching, that also means that the new semester is right around the corner, and that’s another thing about college that I do not miss. New semesters meant getting new books, which meant standing in the outrageously long line at the bookstore during the first free minute you can get. What a headache! And then, even worse is the exorbitant amount of money they charge you for dry text books about politics and statistics. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be saving that money for beer. #sorrynotsorry. That’s why I so wish I’d known about back when I was in college. is a program that allows you to rent textbooks for 40-90% off of bookstore prices! So, if your book about mental health disorders costs you $150 at the bookstore, you could just rent it and get your textbook plus 10 cases of purple and gold bud light for the same price. And don’t worry about shipping, CampusBookRentals has free shipping both ways! I’ll take that deal.

I know what you’re thinking right now: why didn’t I know about this sooner?! While I can’t turn back time so that you can have a do-over with CampusBookRentals, I can tell you a way to get some of your money back. CampusBookRentals has a new program called RentBack, which allows you to rent the books you already own out to other students. So, instead of selling that $200 criminal law textbook back to the bookstore for $6, you can rent it to someone else and make 2-4x as much money! You get to make money while saving money for someone else. Can it get any better?

Actually, it can. All of this is great, but I haven’t even told you about my favorite part. With every textbook that rents out, they donate money to Operation Smile! This year alone, has donated over 1,000 life-saving cleft lip surgeries to children in need. How awesome is that?!  So basically, you can get your books, your beer, and do good for the world just by using

I don’t know about you, but if I’m ever in need of textbooks again (Please, no one say grad school. My heart can’t handle it yet) I will definitely be getting my books though!

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**This is a sponsored post, but all ideas and opinions are my own.


  1. THIS post speaks to me LOUD and clear! I LOVE they have Law School supplements for rent! WOW those things cost a fortune and you can NEVER sell back!

    I know so many of my law school friends stopped buying books due to the cost. And its a huge stress. Thanks for sharing!

  2. In Grad school if I couldn't rent my textbooks I would just not buy them at all. This is an awesome cause, thanks for sharing.