When You Haven't Budget For School

This post is sponsored by Campus Book Rentals, however all opinions are 100% my own.

The one thing that stressed me out the most about my last minute school registration was the fact that we hadn't saved up or budgeted for it. I hadn't planned on enrolling for classes until fall semester so all of our extra money was going toward house savings and we hadn't been putting a little bit aside each paycheck to save up for classes. Luckily we had the money to pay for tuition and books, but it made me cringe when I paid them because our house savings that we'd worked so hard on took a huge hit. Campus Book Rentals saved the day and probably saved me $150 ish just this semester.

Campus Book Rentals
  • Campus Book Rentals helps students save 40-90% off of bookstore prices.
  • Free shipping both ways. (And the books reach you a lot quicker than planned.)
  • Flexible renting periods.
  • Largest selection in the nation. (I can always find the books I need for the semester.)

I can't rave about Campus Book Rentals enough! I ordered my books the night before classes and had them within a couple of days so I could start studying. That would have never happened if I ordered my books from the bookstore on campus or another online store.

My other favorite feature from this company is the rent back program. Some books I have to buy new, or I bought before I discovered Campus Book Rentals and I don't always know what to do with them. (Who wants to keep the books you needed for your generals, I sure don't!)

Rentback with Campus Book Rentals

RentBack is a new initiative that allows students to rent textbooks they own - to other students, which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buy back options! Have you ever tried to sell your books back to the university at the end of the semester? Why even bother, you make squat. I have a couple of books in the rent back program right now and I've made money each semester that they've been rented out.

Not only does Campus Book Rentals save me money, they help me make some as well! If you are a student on a budget, you'd be silly not to check them out!

How do you save money while you're going to school?