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Rent A Book and Save a Smile?

Updated on June 24, 2013

College can be expensive...

Sometimes the truth hurts. College isn't cheap. So many expenses can stack up and they stack up fast. The price of college books can be quite shocking and sometimes renting is the only option you have.

But what if there was a way you could rent your books AND give back?

Operation Smile

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that helps correct cleft lips, and cleft palates.

Since 1982, through the help of medical volunteers, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

So, How does it work?

Campus Book Rentals is a website where you can rent the books you need for college and they donate some of the profits of every single book rented to Operation Smile.

Not only that but they offer great ways to save you money in the process such as offering books 40-90% off book store prices with free shipping both ways.

They also allow you to highlight in the books and offer a flexible rental period among other things.

This means you get the books you need to use, how you need to use them AND you get to help save a smile at the same time. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

Rent Back

What if you already have purchased books? Sell them back to the campus bookstore?

Why not use Campus Book Rentals Rent back program? You can send in the books you own that you no longer need and as long as that book is in demand they will rent it out for you and you get to pocket the money. So not only are they saving you money AND donating to an amazing charity; they help you earn money on the books you already own.

So what have you got to lose? Save yourself a little money, earn a little for yourself and help save a smile all at the same time.


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    • SognoPiccolo profile image

      SognoPiccolo 5 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      Thank you! And it's crazy to think that new books run for prices in the hundreds and used are not much better... The campus bookstores buy back but at ridiculously low prices only to jack it up for resale later. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment and I hope your college going relatives find this useful!

    • Reynold Jay profile image

      Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      This makes a lot of sense when books run a hundred bucks a pop now and then end up in a closet. The book stores are doing well on campuses as the rate for the sell-back is pretty much of a rip-off in many instances. This is the first I heard of it. My college days are fifty years behind me, but I have collge going relatives that need this. UP and USeful.