& Renting Textbooks!

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This post is sponsored by! They help make the cost of textbooks for higher education a little lighter on the wallet! 

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Did you miss my mention that I’m starting back with grad school again soon?! Don’t worry, I’ll still be here reviewing all your favorite subscription boxes! Anyways, going back to school means books, and some of the books in my graduate program are over $200! Not okay, especially as textbooks really aren’t worth anything after you take the course.

I absolutely rent my textbooks – have you? It’s really simple! Find the textbook you want to rent, check it out, and use it for the rental period. has flexible rental periods, a 21 day guarantee, and free shipping both ways! I really like that they offer rental periods like 55, 85, 120, and 130 day rental periods. Sometimes you only use the book a little bit but it’s on course reserve and who wants to deal with that? You can also select your own return date!  I had a class last year that was three weeks long and that option is perfect for those short, intense courses. And yes, you can highlight!

Of course the main benefit of renting books is that you save 40-90% off retail prices. By renting textbooks I don’t have to deal with the campus bookstore madness or trying to sell it back. And you know me – I love shopping online and having everything sent to me, easy-peasy! But, if you have college textbooks you need to find use for, you can also try, which is somewhat of a consignment rental service! Send your books in, and CampusBookRentals will rent them out, and you get a cut.

With every book rented, donates to Operation Smile, which funds operations for children in developing countries with cleft palates. Awesome!

Currently, you can save $8 off any order over $70 with code FallSale70! If you are going back to school, check out textbook rentals at! You know what to do with your extra cash!


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  • Growing Up Madison

    My daughter starts college next year so I might need this. Great review!