When I first started college, I had no idea how much my parents were providing for me.
Tuition? Pretty obvious.
But there are so many other added expenses that went along with it.
Rent. Food. Gas. Laptops (if you're as
clumsy talented as me, you went through multiple in your college career).
And good old fashioned school supplies.
Except when you get to college, your school supplies jump from the $1.99 spiral notebook from Staples, to the $300 math textbook from the school book store.
Mom and Dad may have covered the bill for the majority of my years in school, but by my last few quarters, they started teaching this girl some financial responsibility.
AKA: I was on my own, and not super stoked about it.
Clearly I didn't want to fork up all of my savings to books that I'd only be using for a few months, so I needed to get creative.
This is where online shopping skills came in handy! And here you thought it was just a dangerous habit.
CampusBookRentals.com is a company that lets you order your books online for a much better deal, like what I did!
With free shipping, there's not much to lose except for that dent in your savings account that would be there had you not gone online.
And I think we can all agree that we're better off without that dent, anyhow!
CampusBookRentals.com even has an additional site where you can go to rent your books out to other students, and while you're at it, make some extra cash!
I think my favorite part about this company, is the fact that they have a giving heart. This year, they are donating over 1,000 life saving cleft lip surgeries through their partnership with Operation Smile.
And you can read all about their Making a Difference movement here.
For my readers who are still in school, I would absolutely recommend saving yourself some money with CampusBookRentals.com.
Or even making yourself some money with RentBack.com!
Happy Saturday, friends!
I'm home in Sweet Home San Diego for my 10K! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
& can't wait to be back on Monday to share all about the race!