Saturday, March 31, 2012

Calling all students!

It's that time again. I've survived the grueling registration process, and now school leads me to the hunt: THE TEXTBOOK HUNT.
We've all done it. And frankly, we all hate it. First of all, surely it doesn't cost anyone more than $100 to print a book. And on top of that, it just seems downright mean to be forcing students (who have little to no money anyway!) to buy these textbooks that they may or may not ever use again! Sure, you can buy that $75 book back the the bookstore and get a whopping $5 in return, but is it worth it? I think not!
That is why I am all about textbook rentals baby!
There's a textbook rental place here in Rexburg that is actually owned by my brothers roommate (yea, he's loaded), and then the bookstore rents books too, but that's all first come first serve, surely there has to be a way to rent books without getting out of my pajamas!!!
Alas, there is :)
There's a few textbook rental sites out there but recently I've discovered

Just some of the perks are:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-They donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented!

I looked up a book I've bought in the past for over $100, on this site, I could have rented it for 1/4 of the price! baaaaah!!!!'s-Art-through-the-Ages:/Fred-S.-Kleiner/9780495573609/
I am a SUCKER for a good deal.

Back to that operation smile bid-ness, I spend money on books, something I already need, and they donate a portion to operation smile? SU-WEET!

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.That's where they come in as an international charity providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Yea, I guess that's kind of important! So I can rent my textbooks and part of my money goes to charity? I'm down!!!

Anywho, If you are in the same poor-college-student-ripped-off-by-bookstore boat as me, I got you covered. Now, lets conquer these new semesters shall we?!

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