in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, October 04, 2012

With one daughter in middle school and one in elementary school, I thought I had a few more years to think about college tuition, courses and books. I was happy to stay in the here and now, setting aside what we could for college and praying for partial scholarships.
Sound familiar?

Then a few weeks into the school year, I had a conversation with a teacher at my daughter's middle school that changed my way of thinking completely. This teacher shared her knowledge on higher education, college entrance procedures and costs.
She offered advice on helping us prep for high school and college beyond AP classes. Yes, my daughter is only an 8th grader, but we must have our eye on her college needs now. As this teacher told me, if you wait until 10th grade, you are behind!


That’s why I am excited to have the opportunity to share with you a resource that not only helps college bound families save money on books, they offer a scholarship as well. I invite you to check out

Here are some perks of renting texts books with them:
Save 40-90% off bookstore prices (I compared prices on this book and I can save 50%).
Free shipping both ways
Can highlight in the textbooks
Flexible renting periods

They also support a charity that is near and dear to my heart: Operation Smile.


This is from CampusBookRental’s website:

"We have teamed up with Operation Smile, an out of this world, awesome organization, that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term Improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. We have committed to donating enough money to cover a minimum of 1,000 life changing surgeries. We hope to beat that number, but it's a significant commitment. Like Big!

So for EVERY book rented this year, we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Operation Smile with our sights set on meeting and exceeding our goal of 1,000 lives changed. So add that extra book to your cart, and consider this goal as you go back to school this year. supports the children of Operation Smile, and we thank you for your support.

You can read about our commitment here:"

I am thankful I have this resource for the future needs of our daughters. I hope you find this review helpful. Please visit to learn more and share this with family and friends who have college bound kids.

Disclosure: I was compensated for this review, however all opinions are my own.

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