Would you consider renting textbooks for your college, high school or elementary student? Or even yourself?
Ok, you may be thinking I’ve gone off the deep end with part of that question. Renting COLLEGE text books for elementary students? Yes!
Many students today are more advanced than when I was in school. My own children are studying mathematics, Literature, English, etc. in Elementary School that I didn’t learn until Middle School or High School! My kids learned how to read in Kindergarten. When I was in Kindergarten back in the “olden days”, we colored pictures, had nap time and played Duck, Duck, Goose on the round carpet. Sure, we were taught our numbers and the alphabet but we certainly weren’t taught to read full length books. Kids today are. So it’s easy to say that they could outgrow our level of teaching before they’re out of Highschool even. I was pretty smart in school. I made A’s and B’s (with the exception of Algebra). But the things they are learning today are sometimes above me. Yet, I am required bu my kids teachers to help with certain homework activities. I can’t do that if I don’t know what I”m doing. Right?
So, after posting a few months ago about textbook rentals saving college students money, I started thinking about how renting textbooks could help me follow along with my kids learning. The more I thought about it the more I realized it is a brilliant plan! Especially for math, which I stink at.
I can simply rent the textbooks that go along with their upcoming courses and have a head start on being able to help them if they need it. My son is a teenager and his work is harder than anything my husband and I ever had in school. Sometimes he has questions for us that we don’t really know how to help with. So, by renting a text book on his course level, I can study and learn and help him. You don’t have to be in school to rent these textbooks. They are for anyone. I can rent them for me, my husband, to help tutor my younger kids and my teen. It’s awesome!
Renting these books is fairly inexpensive too. You save up to 90%. I mentioned in my last post that buying textbooks outright is horribly expensive and then you are stuck with them because you never get back what you paid for them. Ever. And if you are in college, you need to save money in way you can. Tuition is crazy. You shouldn’t have to pay out the wahoo for your books as well. Renting textbooks is a fabulous way to save money.
There are a few places where you can rent textbooks but my favorite place is the original. It all started in 2007 with http://www.campusbookrentals.com/ and as I mentioned above, you can save up to 90% on your books. There is a 30 day risk free return period. They are the same as those in your bookstore. There are NO sign up fees. And if you decide you do want to buy your book, you just pay the difference of what you’ve already paid.
So, if you are a college student looking for books, a parent with kids in school or a homeschool parent teaching your kids, renting textbooks is a GREAT money saving option.
Talk to me. Have you ever rented textbooks? What was your experience like?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of http://www.campusbookrentals.com/. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.