Wednesday, April 25, 2012

don't judge a [text]book by its cover

When I was in college, I always wanted to find ways to help the less fortunate.

There was only one problem.

I didn't have any time, and I didn't have any money.

[Ok, make that two problems.]

But, you guys.  I just found out something awesome.

Campus Book Rentals is an online store which rents textbooks out to students.  Which in and of itself is a revolutionary idea [and a much cheaper option], but Campus Book Rentals goes the extra mile.

They donate part of the money from every textbook rented to Operation Smile.  And if you're too lazy to click on that link [like I probably would be], I'll give you the rundown.

Operation Smile is an organization which provides surgeries for children born with a cleft lip or a cleft palate.  This surgery allows them to do everyday things that you and I don't even think about - eating, speaking, and smiling, to name a few.

That means that by simply renting a textbook - something you would have to do anyway - you can improve someone's quality of life.

Saving money on textbooks, and helping out the less fortunate.  Killing two birds with one stone.  Bam.

And if you're not sold by that alone, check out this textbook.  In red, you can see what the book would cost brand spankin' new.  And in the blue box over to the right, you can see how much it would cost to rent the book instead.

Go check out their website for even more perks!

Saving money and improving a child's life.  What could be better than that?

*This is a sponsored post, but the positive opinions are mine all mine!*


katilda said...

i love it!

Alyx said...

I always bought my books on Amazon and then sold them back to the campus book store - I'd usually end up making pretty good money off of it... but this would be good for those books that weren't being bought or for brand new editions, because we all know how ridiculously priced new editions are.