The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D.: Textbooks That Give Back :Sponsor:
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Textbooks That Give Back :Sponsor:

Every year, it hurts my heart to part with the large chunk of my refund check that goes into my textbooks.

Sure, they tell you that you don't have to purchase every book your teachers recommend, but for some classes you just can't get around it - I mean, unless you have no problem renewing a 2hr loan multiple times a day in the med library. Don't even get me started on trying to sell books back at the end of the year - sometimes getting less than half the price you paid. And if there is a new edition replacing it? Maybe $0.01 -_-

So I was soooo excited I to find out about the company! Here's why:
  • On their site you can search by title, author, keyword, or ISBN number to find your books for class, and you can RENT them for a summer, trimester, semester, or however long you want for a MUCH MUCH smaller fee (40-90% less) than cashing out on all your books.
  • You can write and/or highlight in them (a must for those active readers like myself).
  • You can buy the book if you change your mind at the end of your rental.
  • There is free shipping both ways.
  • Oh, and if the book is outdated, they'll still take it back!

And if that wasn't enough to shout about, the company has hooked up with the international children's charity Operation Smile:

"Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, we are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future."

As a part of their Difference Project, for every book you rent, Campus Book Rentals will give a portion of the proceeds to help fund these surgeries - committing to provide a minimum of 1000 surgeries for needy children!

They definitely get an "A+" from me :-)
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