It seems like it was just yesterday when my first nephew was born. I remember it clearly. I had just gotten off work at midnight when we rushed to the hospital to wait for his arrival. I recall being hungry and attempting to eat some “soup” from a vending machine. After several hours, he arrived and was five pounds of perfection. It was love at first sight for all of us!
And now that tiny baby is a grown man and going off to college for the first time. And I find myself asking: Where did the time go? I remember a little boy who loved balls, boiled crabs, and our youngest cousin. Now he is thinking about becoming a doctor and I couldn’t be prouder.
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I was once a Biology major so I am all too familiar with the costs of science textbooks. Anatomy textbooks alone can be well over $100 and let’s not even mention the textbooks he’ll need for classes in mathematics and humanities. I just finished my bachelor’s degree a couple of years ago and still cringe at the cost. I wish I had known that one could rent textbooks; it would have saved me a lot of money!
CampusBookRentals is one place where students can rent textbooks for 40-90% off the original price. You treat the books the same as those you would purchase; you can highlight, underline, and make notes in the books. You can choose to have your books shipped for free in 7-14 days and return shipping is included for free! CampusBookRentals a lot of other features you are sure to want to check out:
- flexible rental periods
- 15 day grace period for returns
- an option to purchase your book
- over 50 rental categories
A portion of your textbook rental fee goes to help children obtain cleft lip surgeries through Operation Smile. Think about that–saving money and helping a great cause!
Remember that anatomy book I mentioned earlier? It normally sells for $155, but you can rent it for only $32.01 per semester. That’s a savings of 79%! I definitely need to forward this site to my nephew. With savings like that, I think I’m going to buckle down and return to college myself for my master’s degree. I can’t wait!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for CampusBookRentals.com