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4 Tips for Spring Break on the Cheap

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By BookRenter Andy

How are you spending your savings?

My brother and his fellow LA hooligans/bums are currently en route to south shore Lake Tahoe for snowboarding and TikiMan-knows-what-else. That’s right for some students  spring break has arrived. If spring break hasn’t arrived for you, you’re probably already thinking about it (except for you poor souls who get no Spring Break… we’re all sorry for you).

For those who are getting ready to head off for some R&R here are some great sites to help you plan a great breaks without going broke.

  1. Student Universe – this website gets great discounts on flights for students and professors only.
  2. DRIVE. Driving is a pain, but there are so many great places to go if you can’t afford a flight. Need some suggestions? Try Google Maps. If you don’t find a place that looks nice on satellite, hey, at least you spent some quality time on Google Maps.
  3. CouchSurfing.org – if you’ve never used this site, I highly recommended it. People host you for free!
  4. Imagination Spring Break. Remember the Simpsons episode where Flanders gives “Imagination Christmas” to his kids (Yay! I got a jump rope!). Well this is Imagination Spring Break… it’s as good as you want it to be.

Post comments and tell us how you are planning to spend your spring break.

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5 Tips to Get Yourself a Scholarship

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By BookRenter Andy

By AMagill


Going to college can be unbearably expensive (private school especially), and most of the expense goes toward tuition.  One way to offset the cost of school is to look for scholarships. I know what you¹re thinking: “Scholarships aren’t for me! I’m not smart enough! Too much competition for the things!”

Wrong on all counts. You’d be surprised by the amount of scholarships that go un-awarded because of lack of applicants. You need not be a 4.0 student or chair of the Theoretical Physics club in order to get a scholarship. A regular maestro/maestress can easily find something they have a great shot at. And unlike college, scholarships don’t cost anything to apply for.

Here’s a few resources and tips to help you start your search:

1. Go local – check your local newspaper or University newspaper this is often the best way to find relevant matches.

2. Check Your Campus – Your school registrar office, financial aid office, or career office will also have a ton of scholarships and fellowships

3. Zinch.com - Zinch has over 100,000 high school and college student members. It connects students with scholarships as well as helps students get recruited by Universities. There’s a ton of colleges and universities actively looking for students to recruit. Get on Zinch!

4. Check the Web – Free scholarship engines great examples are fastweb.com, collegeboard.com, and scholarships.com.  These are a great way to start looking.

5. BookRenter Scholarship – Last but by no means least check out BookRenter’s $250 textbook scholarship.

Now go on and get yourself a scholarship!

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5 Great Reasons to Rent From BookRenter

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You want to make the most of your money. We get it. That’s why we guarantee your happiness with textbook rentals.

We guarantee:

  1. You can return your books for any reason within 21 days –no questions asked. learn more

  2. Every order is available for express shipping, and return shipping is always free. learn more

  3. You’ll be happy with the quality of your books (or we’ll ship you another one on our dime). learn more

  4. You can extend your rental at any time – at the same cheap daily rental rate. learn more

  5. If you decide to keep the book it will never cost more than the purchase price. learn more

As always, with BookRenter you have access to over 5 million titles. Plus, you can choose from 5 rental periods, so you only pay for what you’ll use. And if you ever run into trouble, our top-notch U.S. based Customer Service team is ready to help by email, chat or phone.

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BookRenter.com Review

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By everythingcupcakes3

Check out the great BookRenter.com review!

Thank you everythingcupcakes3!

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New Year’s Resolutions – Why?

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By BookRenter Andy

New Year’s is over, so it’s high time you decided on your New Year’s Resolutions and wrote them down/printed them out. Don’t think you can get away with just thinking about them, no one can do that. Not even Tikiman (aka “The Man”).

by Phillie Casablanca

by Phillie Casablanca

First, General Complaints about NYR’s:

  • New Year’s resolutions are personal goals. So why make them on Jan 1? Is your birthday on Jan 1? NO! (If it is, we’ll send you a birthday t-shirt).
  • It would make more sense to make a New Years Resolution on your birthday, when it’s actually a new year for you. On your birthday, you are entering into a new year of your life. On Jan. 1, you are probably the most hungover you’ve ever been in your life, and you’re probably still the same age in years you were on Dec. 31.

Still, there’s no defying tradition in America, so you have to make NYR’s. I asked The Man what his were. He sent a spear flying my way with some NYR’s on it:

  • Save students tons of dough by renting their textbooks. (Check out our new coupon tab)
  • Donate even more books, this year through our partnership with First Book, to put new books in the hands of children.
  • Get some shoes (?)

Mine are a bit more traditional. What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

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