Back to school for elementary is expensive, or so I thought until I had a friend telling me about back to school for college. Woah baby hold on now, I had forgotten about how expensive textbooks can be! I forgot that books can run $150-$200 each (not to mention the whole dorm room stuff, meal plans, etc).
I remembered that I haven’t really mentioned Amazon‘s book program in a while. Be sure to check out Amazon’s Textbooks. You can buy them new, buy them used, sell your books, or use e-books (Kindle friendly). Campus bookstores run out of used textbooks in a hurry, so be sure to look at Amazon or any other online book rental / purchase place. I was in college way back in the 1900s (lol – 1996 to my kids sounds ancient!) and there may have been some online places to rent stuff, but they weren’t very well known.
This info was taken from Amazon’s kindle e-text book’s site. “Save up to 60% when you buy e-textbooks and up to 80% when you rent. Kindle e-Textbooks can be read on Kindle Fire, iPad, PC, or Mac.
- Great savings: Save up to 60% off the list price of the print textbook when you buy and up to 80% when you rent.
- Read everywhere: Read on your Kindle Fire or on iPad, PC, or Mac with a free Kindle app –no Kindle device required.
- Study smarter: Bookmark, highlight and take notes. Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your bookmarks, notes, and highlights across your devices.
- First chapter free: Get free samples of the textbook before you decide to buy or rent.”
I guess times are a changin’ and as parents we may need to look online for some deals, afterall if I can get a book for 60% off that’s more money for groceries or gas.
*I’m an affiliate for Amazon. I have to tell you that. Shop where you want, but I really enjoy the super fast shipping they have.