College Students (and Parents!) There’s a Perk to Renting Textbooks

I’m not really sure why or how, but do you notice the older you get the faster time seems to go by?  I still can’t believe my daughter is at college! It seems like just the other day we dropped her off; worried about how she would fare.


And now she’s texting us that she’s acing her midterms and projects! Which makes us super proud parents.  Everyday I am completely thankful that she received a scholarship for her hard work during her high school years.

There’s still a variety of costs that we incur though, even though her tuition and fees are paid for.  And after we saw the price of textbooks in the bookstore and what those might cost her, looking at renting them for a semester didn’t seem so crazy!

Do you know what some of the perks of renting textbooks from are?  Here are a few of them:

• College students can save 40-90% off of bookstore prices  <– that really adds up if they need 7 or 10 books tha are $100+ each in a semester!
• Free shipping for both receiving and returning the books
• The student can still highlight in the textbook
• There are flexible renting periods if the student needs the book longer than anticipated
• 21-Day Risk-Free Returns on orders
• Largest Selection in the Nation

There’s one additional perk to renting textbooks from, and that is that they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented.  Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries.

What a great way to give back by getting the textbooks you’d have to get anyway! also has a new program RentBack.

RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own – to other students… which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they’d make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) 

Many courses students take, they have to buy books for that they’ll never use again.  Why not turn that into some extra dough that can help them in return either rent more books for their upcoming classes, or just to have some extra pocket change for movies or Ramen 😉

I think this is just a great service over all.  A way to save money, a way to make money and a way to give money.  You really can’t go wrong with that!  To learn more visit and if you are a college student, or are the parent of a college student, or will soon be the parent of a college student.  Trust me when it comes to college expenses, you’ll be looking under every couch cushion to save a dime 😉

10 thoughts on “College Students (and Parents!) There’s a Perk to Renting Textbooks

  1. This is a great way to save money at college. Can you do something about those meal plans?

  2. I remember the first time we went to buy textbooks, I about hit the floor at the price. It is UNREAL. Thank goodness for textbook rental.

  3. I was just saying to someone the other day that the older you get the faster time flies. Sigh. I still have a few years before my son goes to college, so hopefully this or something like it will still be an option.

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