Friday, December 13, 2013

College text books and Operation Smile

Oh, to be a college student again.  No bills, no mortgage, no 8-5 obligations.  Besides all that, I think it'd be cool to be a college student in this generation.  There's so much neat stuff out there available for students via current technology and the internet.  When I was in college, text messaging was just taking off and aging myself here, but the internet was just becoming mainstream during my college years (the very beginning of my college years).
Anyhow, these days college students can rent text books online which is super convenient.
I'm sure there are a gazillion sites for college students to rent from but Campus Book Rentals is an online bookstore that rents books AND helps a great cause at the same time. Campus Book Rentals donates a portion of every textbook rental to Operation Smile. Here's what they say on their site:
Our Making a Difference program is an important part of what we do. We’re keeping our partnership with Operation Smile and have committed to donate a minimum of 80 additional surgeries between June 2013 and June 2014. They are an incredible organization that forever changes children’s lives through reconstructive cleft lip surgeries. The long-term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. We’re honored to support the children of Operation Smile.

How awesome is that?
So if you know someone in college or perhaps you are still studying perhaps you will consider textbook rentals from Campus Book Rentals.

The perks:
-savings, up to 40-90%, off bookstore prices (click here for a price comparison)
-free shipping both ways
-highlighters allowed in textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-help kiddos in need through Operation Smile (that’s the best one of all!)
Additionally, one can also earn money now through RentBack. RentBack is a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester)

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I was compensated for this post by Campus Book Rentals;however, it was a honor and privilege to write this post in hopes of helping Operation Smile and all opinions presented in this post are my own.

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