Rent Textbooks and Make a Difference

What did you do with your textbooks in college after each Quarter or Semester was over? Did you try to sell it? Reuse it? Or did you say to yourself that you would probably need to look at it again sometime in the future only to find it still unopened and collecting dust on a bookshelf five years later?  I know for myself, I purchased all my books new and kept all of them even after finishing those classes with the mentality that I would need to “reference” them again in the future.  I had a hard time selling my used textbooks online or selling them back to the university because almost 99% of the times, the classes weren’t using the same book or edition the following quarter!

I never even thought about renting textbooks but did.  It’s such a great idea to rent rather than buy. They even allow highlighting in your textbook, which makes studying much easier. offers different rental periods to accommodate your class schedule of 55 days (summer), 85 days (quarter), and 130 days (semester) so you don’t pay more than you need.  There’s also a grace period (you know we need it) allowing you 15 extra days, just in case you need it a little longer or earlier.  Shipping is included in the cost of your textbook rental and that covers shipping both ways!  

Honey had a class that used a textbook called Artificial Intelligence: The Modern Approach and he could have rented it from at $41.29 for 130 days, enough for his class! On Amazon the hard copy sold for $124.32 but Honey bought the Kindle version to save money but it still cost $102.57! We could have saved over $60 renting it!  Not sure you’re serious about that college course?  There's a 30 day money back guarantee! also offers textbook scholarship programs and monthly giveaways.  They even contribute a portion of their profits to Operation Smile, so go ahead and rent some more books!  

Operation Smile performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term Improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. We have committed to donating enough money to cover a minimum of 1,000 life changing surgeries.

So go ahead, smile about saving money on your textbooks while you help bring a smile to someone else too!  

Kangaroo Mama was compensated for this posting but all opinions and statements were 100% my own.



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  1. There are so many more textbook option now then there were when I was in college 20 years ago. I'm filing all of this away for my older kids.

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