Saving on Textbooks
If you are a in college or have a child who goes to college, you probably know how expensive it is to buy new books in addition to all the different expenses that come with a college education. During my engineering degree days, books were so unaffordable that we would take turns to borrow books from the library and share them through the semester. The library though has just limited copies that would go pretty quickly before even the semester started.
I recenty came across a textbook rental site Campusbookrental.com that I wish I had known when I was in college. I tried searching for some of the books I used in engineering, like this Principles of Chemistry Book that costs hardly $10 with shipping. They have a wide range of books by various authors and seem to have them all in stock to rent out. You can rent the books for the time period you desire for upto 40- 90% of the price of a new book and shipping is free both ways! You can also try them risk free for a 30 day period.
The best part of the deal is that for each book rented a portion goes towards Operation Smile which helps kids born with a cleft lip to have the surgery they cannot afford. The surgery helps them eat, speak and smile like everybody else does! You can read more about Operation Smile here.
Here is a video to show how it works:
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