School just ended days ago and I haven’t even put everything away from their backpacks which they brought home and I’m receiving notices about outstanding lunch money (I sent in a check), the ability to purchase school supplies from the school (but not for the 5th grader) and a list of books they want them to read over the summer as well as purchase for use next year. Apparently schools don’t have enough money to provide the books they want the children reading for classes like English or Literature or several others so parents are asked to purchase books which in most cases we will most likely on use once. With any luck we can sell them to the students coming in the following year, but with my luck they won’t use them again. So I started thinking and I remembered using Campus Book rentals and using them for my college aged student. I wondered . . . could I possibly use it for the elementary, middle or high school too? Guess what I can! and you can too.
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Here’s one example, the book “Mythology” by Edith Hamilton is required for next year. I headed over to Campus Book Rentals and found it there for $17.00 to rent.
So next I headed to Barnes and Noble, where I found it for $12.00, but only in paperback and we are required to have hard copy (don’t ask me why but that’s what they said – and no electronic versions permitted either!). Up next Amazon because we KNOW it’s going to be there, and it was, for approximately $22.00.
That’s just one example, and “just” $5.00 but if I can save that on the list of 10 books, I’ve saved $50! I’ve shopped online saving time and maybe even more money because no one can ask me for “can I have that too please?” as well as the gas on my car. Did I mention that it is early June and already 90 degrees at 10 AM? I don’t know about you but that’s plenty of reasons for me to decide to use Campus Book Rentals not only for the college student but for the younger children too. But the advantages don’t end there.
Here are some perks other than saving money:
- free shipping to and from
- no lines at the bookstore
- no need to “sell back” or find another person who can use it when you are done
- flexible rental periods so every schedule works
- you CAN highlight in the books (I was big on highlighting
- good for the environment because books are being reused – reducing waste
- and, (I love this!) with each rental a donation is made to Operation Smile, the program that offers surgical procedures to children with cleft palate.
I’m not the only one who thinks that this service is pretty amazing. Check out these facts too!