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Success Story: Save $200/year on Textbooks

Money Saving Mom had a reader submit a story on how she saves $200/year on textbooks.

One of the ways that I survived the high costs of textbooks through my five years as an undergraduate was by using CampusBooks. The website was suggested to me by my dorm floor’s Resident Assistants in their “welcome” sheet, and saved me at least $200 each year…

…One semester, I made back $90 of the $140 I’d spent on textbooks, simply by using this single website’s database! It certainly beats
paying $400 every four months for texts that the campus bookstores then pay $35 during buy-back season.

Read the full story.

I also participated in Wisebread’s recent Tweetchat regarding saving money on textbooks, with guest Jeremy from Generation X Finance who also posted an article on How to Find College Textbooks for cheap or free.

Lesson Learned:
I love how more and more resources are becoming available like Paperback swap, Retailmenot.com or Overstock.com that let consumers save money on various purchases. The more these types of tips are shared, the more people will be educated on how they can save even more money on anything we buy.

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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