23 October 2013

Campus Book Rentals, Operation Smile, and a Giveaway

This is a special post for my fellow college students. If you're currently a college student in the United States, whether it be as an undergraduate or a graduate student, I have something for you!

I was contacted by the lovely Angela from Campus Book Rentals, and if you haven't heard of them, allow me to share their cause with you. Campus Book Rentals is one of the pioneers of the "textbook rental movement." They've been around since 2007 providing textbooks to college students at affordable rental prices.

Why am I partnering with them? I went to college as an undergrad for 7 years. That's a lot of textbooks that I had to shell out money for. Because my major was in Business Administration, my books were more expensive than books for the other majors, though I'm not quite sure why. Each business book cost me AT LEAST $150.00. It wasn't until my last few semesters that I started looking to the internet to get my books. I even turned to international versions of textbooks, because they were SO much cheaper. Now, as a graduate student, I know better than to purchase a textbook unless I absolutely need to. For instance, if I need a book for more than one semester, and it's cheaper to buy it, then I will. However, for the most part, I know I will be renting.

Operation Smile.
The best part of Campus Book Rentals is that they are partnered with Operation Smile, an amazing children's medical charity organization dedicated to healing children's smiles. They provide free surgeries to children for cleft lip, cleft palate, or other facial deformities.
I've heard of Operation Smile and admire what they do. As a mother and as someone who knows a baby that needed surgery for her cleft lip, this cause is very close to my heart. With every textbook rental, Campus Book Rentals donates a portion of the proceeds to this wonderful organization.

There are other perks too, of course!
  • Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices.
  • You can highlight in the textbook.
  • Flexible renting periods. Keep the book as long as you need to.
  • Free shipping both ways.
  • Anyone can rent textbooks, even if you're not a student.
  • Option to buy the book after renting it. You'll only be charged for the remainder of the book's cost.
Want to see how it works? Check out this video.

As if that isn't enough, Campus Book Rentals has a new program called Rent Back. Basically, you ship your books to Rent Back, they rent out your textbook to other students, and you get paid. 

How cool is that? I'm going to see if I can get in on this, because that sounds like a really good deal to me. 

Alright, on to the giveaway! Campus Book Rentals was kind enough to provide a $50 voucher to one of my lovely readers. This voucher can be used towards any book rental on their site for the next semester. OR you can choose to receive $25 in PayPal Cash as your prize. It's up to you! We college students need all the help we can get, am I right? 

  1. Open INTERNATIONALLY. If the winner is from outside the US, you will receive the PayPal cash. If the winner is from the US, you will be able to choose which prize you would prefer.  
  2. You must be at least 18 years old or have permission from your parent/guardian to enter and receive prizes.
  3. You don't need to be in school to enter. 
  4. This giveaway will run from October 23, 2013 - November 7, 2013 12:00 AM Pacific Time.

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