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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”).
First, General Complaints about NYR’s:
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:
Mine are a bit more traditional. What are your New Year’s Resolutions?
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By BookRenter Mike
The pilgrimage back home for Thanksgiving Break is one of my favorite times of the year. Since, I go to school so far away from home, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and see my family! That being said, I want to have as much fun as I can this week without spending a ton of money. Check out my top 3 favorite ways to enjoy Thanksgiving break without having to spend any money!
1) Enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner at home with Family
My fraternity house has a meal plan that enables me to enjoy lunch and dinner four nights at week at a very low cost. Unfortunately, the meal plan food is less than satisfying. One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving break is enjoying my mom’s home cooking. A family dinner always offers good laughs, plus it’ll help you rejuvenate for the upcoming finals push.
2) Attend a local event such as an High School athletic competition or Performing Arts Event
Often times these events will free or offered at very little cost to your wallet. These events will help you catch up with old friends and help you rediscover what makes home so special. Plus, there’s nothing better than watching your alma mater beat up on your local rival on the way to the state championship!
3) Give back to the community by helping out at a local food bank or soup kitchen
A lot of people say that their favorite part about Thanksgiving is the leftovers and for good reason, they are absolutely delicious! However, instead of enjoying them of Friday, why don’t you drive them over to the local food bank and drop them off to those in need? Better yet, helping out for a few hours at a soup kitchen will make you feel good and maybe help you work off some of the calories you accumulated from your Thanksgiving feast!
Since Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks, let your wallet have the opportunity to give you thanks my doing things that won’t cost you much money. What activities do you like to do when you go home that don’t cost much money?
Lulu was our Grand Prize Winner of one year of free textbooks ($1,000 value) Back to School Sweepstakes.
Lulu a CalState fulerton senior was over joyed when she got the news:
I just want to say I LOVEEEEEE BOOKRENTER!!!! I am sooooo excited to have won this sweepstake. When I the news I was jumping up and down screaming. Thank you sooooooo much and the one year of free textbook rentals will really be a big help to me towards school.
Lulu is currently enrolled in two school to try and meet her goal of graduating in 2011. She is an international business major- dreaming to someday work for herself.
Steven a Psychology major at Albright College was the winner of our $250 Scholarship!
A surprised Steven said:
For once, luck is on my side. I happened upon a way to save a lot of money on my books. Winning some extra money is always a plus. Asked what he planed on doing with his winnings he said, ‘ I don’t know right now. I will most likely put it aside and save it for something important.
This past semester Steven saved $200 by renting his books from BookRenter! “Got what I needed, when I needed it. Saved around $200 this semester. Will use BookRenter again.”
Congrats to both Lulu and Steven! Hope you both have a great semester!
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This week Tikiman had the opportunity to interview Harry Bowron, a student at the University of Virginia who rented his textbooks from BookRenter the first time this semester. A third year engineering student, Harry was happy to sit down and discuss his experience renting his textbooks online from BookRenter.
Tikiman: Harry thanks for sitting down and talking with me. I’m interested to know why you decided to rent textbooks for this semester. Have you ever rented before?
Harry: I actually rented through the UVA bookstore once before and found the process not only incredibly convenient, but also very cost effective. I figured that since I had such a good experience renting textbooks before, I didn’t have a reason to hesitate to rent from BookRenter.
Harry: I certainly think that the idea of renting is growing as the word of mouth spreads. I even saw someone with a BookRenter sticker on their notebook the other day in class! It was cool to know that there are other people at UVA renting textbooks and saving money just like I did.
Tikiman: Good Point. How was your experience renting your textbooks via the BookRenter website?
Harry: I was actually really surprised at how intuitive the website interface was and how quickly I was able to find the textbooks I needed.
Tikiman: So how much exactly did you end up saving? Was it about as much as you expected it would be?
Harry: Before hearing about BookRenter from a friend, I had visited the UVA bookstore’s website and noted that my textbooks would have cost around $600. However renting from BookRenter enabled me to save over $400, much-much more, than the $100 I expected to save, by renting.
Tikiman: That’s great! So, you were able to save 4X as much as you were expecting. Since you had such a great experience, how likely are you to tell others about how easy it is to save money by renting?
Harry: I know a good amount of friends and fellow students who everyday worry about paying their way through college. Renting textbooks is such an easy way to save money that I feel like everybody who wants to actively be saving money should rent as well.
Tikiman: It sounds like you would be a perfect member of TikiTribe, our referral program that helps you earn cash for every friend you refer to BookRenter. Sound interesting?
Harry: Wow that would definitely be something I would be interested in joining. Where can I join or find out more details?
Tikiman: Head over to tikitribe.bookrenter.com to sign-up and get started building your tribe.
Harry: I’ll be sure to check that out, Thanks for letting me know!
Tikiman: No problem, thanks for chatting with me. Good luck this semester!