Renting your textbook is the new way to save cash on campus. ’Everyone’s looking for a way to reduce the expense, to minimize the cost, and rentals was one of the logical steps,’ says Jim Henley of the Temple University Book Store.
For instance, the book ’Healthcare Delivery in the United States’ would regularly cost $75 to buy new, but to rent, it costs just $33.75. Another example, ’Employment Law for Business’, full price would be $187.65, but renting will cost just $84.45. ’Aside from tuition and housing, the next biggest expense generally is their course material,’ Henley says.
But if your college bookstore doesn’t rent yet, just head online. At ecampus.com, bookrenter.com and chegg.com, you can rent books for 50-60% off, and have them delivered right to your dorm. When you send them back at the end of the semester, shipping is free.
Never order anything online without first checking to see if there’s a coupon code available. In this case, check out websites like promocodes.com and couponwinner.com and then search ’textbooks’. We were able to find $5 off at ebooks.com and 5% off at chegg.com and 10% off at bookrenter.com. Now pulling all-nighters should be easier knowing you didn’t pay full price.