DISCLAIMER: Special thanks to Campus Book Rentals for sponsoring today's post.
When someone tells you how expensive college is, you never really get it, until you are in the midst of it. You have to think of everything, especially if your child is going to be any significant distance from home. Will they have toilet paper, shampoo or food? Will they be eating Ramen noodles for every meal? Will they have to borrow pencils from their roomie, like a kindergartener?!
Since being accepted to UTK, Kaylee has been picking out all the things she will need for her dorm room. She has the perfect comforter, the perfect towels, the perfect sheets and the perfect desk accessories. The only things missing are pens, paper and books; the really important stuff!
When we were discussing these items and what she would need, I remembered a company I had worked with a couple of years ago, Campus Book Rentals. They are a really inexpensive place to find all the books she will need for the next four years. (and I found some really fun Kindergarten books for Micah too)
Campus Book Rentals is really easy to use, simply go to the site, pick out the book(s) you need, order them and sit back and wait for the book(s) to arrive, then return it when you're finished. You can even use a hi-liter pen to mark important info for future reference. Campus Book Rentals offers flexible rentals periods from 55 to 130 days and even more. (with special pricing)
The great thing about renting textbooks vs. buying them is that you can save 40 to 90% off traditional bookstore prices. They also offer FREE SHIPPING both ways, but my personal favorite thing about Campus Book Rentals is their donations to Operation Smile.
Every time a book is rented, a portion of the money goes directly to Operation Smile, an organization that has provided hundreds of thousands of free, corrective facial surgeries for children, in over 60 countries around the world, since 1982.
Operation Smile and its more than 5,000 medical volunteers are working every day around the world to provide safe, effective and free cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgery for children all over the world. We are an international medical humanitarian organization that works in over 60 countries that is dedicated to raising awareness of this life-threatening issue and providing lasting solutions.
If you have a kid heading off to college or even if you are a homeschooler, Campus Book Rentals has you covered. Here's a fun video that gives more info...
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