All week, we've covered back-to-school supplies, uniforms, outfits, price comparisons and more! Now, let's talk textbooks. Whether it be for college or other grades, it's a novel idea to save!
At Chegg.com, you can save up to 90 percent off textbooks, with a 21-day risk-free return policy in case your class schedule changes, and there are free trials.
CheapestTextbooks.com offers up to 95 percent off when you buy and up to 70 percent off when you rent. You can also sell your old books to make some cash! The website states that they are constantly on the lookout for free shipping and coupon offers. This site also specifically compares prices for dozens of the other sites to buy, rent and sell textbooks to find the best price.
Amazon Textbook Rental can be a way to go too to find low prices.
BookFinder.com is another resource to buy and sell, and can also be used to compare pricing.
Now, there are other tips like using the electronic or digital versions to save. RedShelf.com is priced up to 80 percent below print.
Teachers, First Book Marketplace can help you stock classrooms with all kinds of reads.
In general, though, check your syllabus. Some of the books might not be required, or you might be able to share with a classmate to cut costs. Maybe you can check out the book in a library, or you can purchase an older edition. If you have a scholarship or grant money, you could potentially apply it to your books as well.
Don't forget to check with your campus bookstore. There might be sales or even ways to make cash back when a semester ends.
What other tips do you have? Let us know!