This year I have a nephew starting kindegarten, as well as Fave Cousin's oldest! Both of my kids are will be in middle school this fall, and come October, I will be beginning my second year of college...
I remember when I attempted college the first time around, at the ripe old age of 18. It floored me how much books cost for all of my classes. Fortunately, this time around, I am able to download my textbooks as PDF files. I even have an PDF reader application on my iPad that allows me to highlight and take notes, as if I had the actual text books.
Something else I learned this year is there is now a service that allows you to rent textbooks! At up to 90% saving of purchasing textbooks for a semester, college students can visit CampusBookRentals.com, order their text books, and have them shipped for free. The service even allows you to highlight the books and still return them!
The site is easy to use, has a large assortment of college text books, and even has live customer support.
Another cool thing about Campus Book Rentals is their affiliation with Operation Smile.
Since 1982, Operation Smile has been repairing the smiles of kids born with cleft lips, cleft palates, and facial deformities. In the year 2011, Campus Book Rentals partnered with Operation Smile in donating over 1,000 surgeries to children in need. For every book rented, they donate a portion of the proceeds to help a child have their smile fixed!
If you or anyone you know finds themselves in need of college text books, give Campus Book Rentals a shot! Not onlydo you have the opportunity to save money on books, but you get to help a kid have their smile fixed!
*This is a featured post for CampusBookRentals.com. I did not receive payment for this post, but CampusBookRentals has kindly offered me a chocolate fruit basket for my honest opinions of their site and their cause.