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Why Renting Saves You on Textbooks – Infographic

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Ah, back to school. The time of anticipation and excitement for what the new year holds for you, seeing old friends and making new ones, and being one step closer to your degree. All moved in, dorm’s looking perfect. And then…

That moment of dread when you realize you have $100 to your name and you haven’t gotten your books yet.

Don’t get angry. Or cry. Actually, don’t fear at all,  because we’ve got your covered. Find out why renting your books with BookRenter saves you between $500-$1,000/year – and how you can climb aboard the cheap textbooks money train.

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5 Years. $200,000,000 Saved.

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That’s right, it’s our birthday!

Five years ago, a 28-year-old guy named Colin Barceloux took the rather disruptive idea that he’d come up with as a student mailman at Santa Clara University and launched the very first online textbook rental site. He picked the exceptionally straightforward name of BookRenter, bought the URL, and brought Tikiman here on board to be his mascot and ever-present student advocate. Not one to pass up a golden opportunity to save a buck…or $1,000, students started renting their textbooks in droves.

The next four years flew by, and while it’s been a whirlwind, we never lost our focus on the relentless pursuit of helping students save money so they can better afford college. Just last month, we were thrilled to announce that in the five years since Colin started BookRenter, we have saved students a whopping $200,000,000.

We want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for renting with us as we quickly re-cap these first five years.

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Back to School Free Textbooks Sweepstakes!

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If you haven’t already heard, BookRenter launched a pretty awesome sweepstakes. 10 people will win free textbooks for a year (up to a $1,000 value). Yes. FREE. TEXTBOOKS.

Just for entering, you get a $5 off rentals coupon to use before you head back to school in a few weeks. Yes. $5 JUST FOR ENTERING.

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And on a weekly basis, expect the chance to win other free stuff in the form of gift cards – two winners per week will get $50 worth, to be exact. And on top of that, two weekly winners will receive deep discounted coupons to use for your textbook rentals on BookRenter.com.

So it’s really a win-win situation for you. So enter now by visiting our Free Textbooks Sweepstakes app on Facebook, and the rest is history. And psychology. And economics. And we’ll stop naming books now, but seriously, you should enter and save yourself some dough.

And, it’s always good to read the Terms and Conditions of the contest, located on the app. Just like you should always read directions and footnotes in your books. Or you could get messages like this.

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BookRenter Beginnings – Meet Social Community Manager Allison

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Allison GergleyHey there BookRenters – my name is Allison, and I’m the newest addition to the marketing team at BookRenter. I’m your Social Community Manager – which basically means I get to find hilarious, helpful, exciting and oftentimes, bizarre internet phenomenons, photos, memes, videos and tips you’ll want to be keeping up on in your college life and beyond (although I won’t be keeping up with the Kardashians for you. Just putting that out there.) Along with some talented digital college interns from across the U.S., we’ll be writing about social trends that are relevant to YOU – whether it’s a video that one-ups the Honey Badger (I don’t know if this is possible), or the best cheap burger places to eat around campus after French class (oui, s’il vous plait). If I could’ve eaten my way to a college degree, I would have.

A little background about me: I’m a bi-coaster, hailing from the east coast and currently living on the west coast. I grew up in the gorgeous Hudson Valley of downstate New York (right outside NYC), and studied at Boston University, so I’m all about the city life through and through.  If you’re a city campus dweller like I was, or spend your time on a fab campus that’s more rural, I want you to dish about your best tips too, so you can save mucho dinero for a fantastic #YOLO experience this summer.

This is where BookRenter comes in. Throughout the year, we’re relentlessly working to get you the best deals on your price-soaring textbooks with our flexible book rental periods, and free return shipping on all books. We even throw you some cash towards your next rental if you’re finished with books early – so you won’t see your money disappear into thin air at your campus bookstore buy back at the end of the semester.

So dive in with me and the BookRenter team – we’re pretty excited to have you. We’ll be sharing a ton of great info to come, and feel free to share your experiences with us too. Now let’s go get some cheeseburgers.

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