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Put A Smile on Your Face and the Face of a Child! Operation Smile

College, one of the best times of my life, and one of the most expensive!  And not just because of tuition. No, a lot of the cost was my textbooks!  It blows my mind how much textbooks cost!  That is why, when I return to school for my Master’s, I am going to be getting my books from!  With you can save up to 90% by renting your textbooks. offers new and slightly used textbooks for a lot less than what you would pay at your college bookstore, for the exact same books!  You can save anywhere from 40% up to 90% by renting your textbooks, yes, 90%!  Plus, shipping is free both ways and they even supply the pre-paid return envelope.

Better yet, there is no membership fees.  Yet that’s not the best of it!  The perks are simply amazing!  You can highlight in the books as needed without fear of losing the value of the book, they have the largest selection of textbooks in the nation, they offer a 30 day, risk-free return policy, they have extremely flexible rental periods and live customer support to answer any questions or solve any issues you might have!

If you decide you want to keep the text, no problem!  Simply sign in to your account, and select the “Buy and Keep My Books” button;  you will only be charged the difference in what you have already paid in rental fees and the cost of the book. will also buy your textbooks, too!

How does compare to just getting your textbooks from your campus store? Here is an example:

Development Across the Life Span by Feldman

The cost to purchase this book at my university’s campus bookstore is $103.32 new or $39.38 used.
Your price through Amazon: $132.99
To rent this same book from $24.99.  A great savings!

Giving Back

Now if that isn’t enough to put a smile on your face, here is something that will (and not just a smile on your face, but others too)!  For each book that is rented from, they will donate a portion of the proceeds to Operation Smile. believes in giving back in a way that truly makes a difference.  Each year they choose a charitable organization to work with.  In 2011 they chose Operation Smile with the goal of donating enough money from sales to provide for 1000 life changing surgeries!  This was such a success, that CampusBookRentals has decided to continue their partnership with Operation Smile.

Operation Smile is a non-profit organization of medical volunteers who donate their time to perform free surgeries for children all around the world that are born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.  They are literally working to put a smile on the face of every child.

The Verdict is the way I am going to go once I start school again!  The program is completely risk-free, any contingency you can think of is covered:  dropping a class? No problem! offers a 30 day guarantee period where you will get 100% of the cost back!

Need to keep a book longer than the original plan?  No problem! offers several options to extend the original rental period, or you can re-rent the book at an amazing discount!  They even offer a loss/damage protection option you can choose before checking out to provide insurance against loss, theft or damages!

The process is easy, just go to, create an account, search for your books, place your order and wait to receive them in the mail!  Be sure to allow ample time for shipping, as it takes 24-48 hours to process your order, then depending on which shipping method you choose, anywhere from 5 to 14 business days for the books to arrive.

And remember, not only will the ease of use and money you save put a smile on your face, but you will be helping to put a smile on the face of a child through Operation Smile!

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Bethany Ferret

Saturday 10th of November 2012

This is great. My husband is going to college soon and something like this would be wonderful.

Sasha Cory

Thursday 8th of November 2012

College textbooks are so expensive. This would be great for the students now especially with the crappy economy.


Thursday 8th of November 2012

I agree, great company with a good cause!

Kim Croisant

Thursday 8th of November 2012

Great post and informative info. I too think renting text books is definitely the way to go here. Operational Smiles deserves it all~~~

Michele D

Thursday 8th of November 2012

When my twins go to college in a few more years I will be checking them out. It will save me tons since I have 2 attending at the same time. Great Post!

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