Are you a college student looking to save a little money on your college expenses this coming school year? If so, you should consider renting your textbooks instead of buying them. I found this great website called Campus Book Rentals that can save you tons of money on all your textbooks. This website has the largest selection of college textbooks in the nation, so you are sure to find what you are looking for all in one place.
Campus Book Rentals offers savings of up to 40% – 90% off bookstore prices. Those kinds of deals can add up to hundreds of dollars in savings each year. Go HERE and see an example of just how much you could be saving. Plus, Campus Book Rentals offers free shipping, so you don’t have to worry about shipping costs. You even get free shipping when you return your books at the end of your rental period.
Another thing I love about Campus Book Rentals is that you can highlight important material in the books. Highlighting in your textbooks can be a helpful and effective way to keep track of the material we learn in our classes. Having this option is a definite perk to renting your books from Campus Book Rentals.
Campus Book Rentals also offers flexible rental periods. You can choose from a semester (130 days), a quarter (85 days), a summer (55 days), or you can pick your own return date. They even have a 30 day risk free guarantee where you can return your books for any reason for a full refund.
Want to know more about Campus Book Rentals? Here’s a great FAQ’s video:
If those aren’t enough reasons to rent your college textbooks from Campus Book Rentals, you can also consider the fact that they donate a portion of their earnings to the Operation Smile organization. Operation Smile is a wonderful charity that performs cleft lips surgeries for kids and families in need. These surgeries are often life changing for the kids and helps to greatly improve their quality of life.
To find out more about Campus Book Rentals head on over to their website and try them for yourself. You can also follow them on Facebook and on Twitter.
Using coupons can save you tons of money on groceries and everyday items, but many people don’t use coupons because it’s too time consuming. How do you save time and save money using coupons? Follow these easy tips:
Don’t Clip All Your Coupons
The biggest time consumer when it comes to using coupons is all the time it takes to cut and organize your coupons. In all reality you may only use a small amount of the coupons found in your inserts. Instead of wasting hours cutting out coupons you will never use, try leaving your coupon inserts whole. Instead, write the date on the cover of the insert so you can easily find what you are looking for when you need it. When you need a particular coupon just go to that insert and clip what you need.
Print, Print, Print
Printing your coupons straight from coupon sites can save you tons of time. Coupon printing sites keep all their available coupons in one place. Just search through their list and print what you need. You will save time by not having to search through your inserts. Plus, printed coupons are more convenient to cut when it is time to clip.
Take Advantage of Coupon Databases
Many coupon websites offer their readers free coupon databases. Just type in the product you want a coupon for and the database will automatically pull up any available coupons for that product. The database will also give you an option to print the coupon or tell you what date and insert the coupon can be found in. This way you can go straight to the coupon without having to waste time searching.
Use Mobile Apps
Many big stores are beginning to recognize the popularity and benefits of using coupons and have developed mobile apps. Customers can download these apps straight to their smartphones. These apps offer the latest stores sales and store coupons that are available. The best part about these apps is they contain store coupons that can be scanned straight from your phone.
Let Coupon Websites Do The Work For You
There are tons of couponing websites on the internet. Many of these sites offer weekly store matchups that pair store sales with available coupons. This can save you tons of time by eliminating the time it would take for you to do these pairings yourself.
Can you think of any more tips to save time on couponing?
It’s summertime and for many of us this means vacation time. With the cost of travel at an all time high, we could all use a little advice on how to save money on our travel expenses. Here are a few simple tips to help you save money so you can enjoy your summer vacation.
Turn to the Internet
There are so many great deal sites on the internet that will save you tons of money on your travel plans. These sites offer discounts on hotels, airfare, rental cars, restaurants, and so much more. One of my favorite travel savings sites is Mega. This site offers thousands of money off codes and travel discounts from a variety of retailers.
Book Ahead of Time
Have you ever noticed if you wait to the last minute to book a flight it costs way more than if you booked a week of two ahead of time? The best deals can be found when you book several weeks or months ahead of time. This is true of most situations when it comes to travel deals.
Hit the Road
Even with gas prices through the roof, the cost of traveling by vehicle are a lot less than traveling by air. That is if you are staying relatively close to home. Have a gas guzzler? Consider renting a fuel efficient car to save money. This will save you money on gas and on wear and tear of your own vehicle.
Buy Your Own Food
Eating out at restaurants while on vacation can be a big expense when on vacation. When booking a hotel be sure to try to find one that contains a kitchenette or microwave at the very least. With these amenities you will be able to buy and prepare your own food in the convenience of your own room. This will save you tons of money.
Can you think of any other ways you can save money on your summer vacation?
Today my first prize in the Dr. Oz Best Best Advice Giveaway arrived. The Rescue Remedy Spray! This spray promises to relieve stress using natural ingredients. Here are some of the ingredients:
Rock Rose: adds courage and presence of mind in the face of terror or extreme fear.
Clematis: helps you live more actively in the present rather than in the future or in your own dream world.
Impatiens: helps you cope calmly with irritating problems or people.
Cherry Plum: helps you act rationally and think clearly with a calm and balanced mind when you fear losing control.
Star of Bethlehem: softens the impact of shock, grief, or fright.
Those are a bunch of ingredients I have never heard of, but at least I can pronounce all of them so they can’t be all that bad. According to those ingredients claims I should be stress free this whole summer while my kids are at home…..fighting……and asking me for something every five minutes. That is, of course, as long as I have my Rescue Remedy on hand. I will keep you all updated on how good (or not so good) this stuff works. Who knows? I might just have a stress free summer after all.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the company threw in a free box of their Rescue Sleep Liquid Melts. That was nice of them!
If there is one thing I love it’s having my nails done. However, I can rarely bring myself to spend ridiculous amounts of money on weekly nail appointments. That’s why I usually do my nails myself. I love to experiment and come up with new designs. This look was inspired by something I saw in a magazine. Find out how to create this salon look yourself for a fraction of the cost.
In recent months Facebook has been the leader of the pack when it comes to change. This week bloggers and Facebook Page owners were introduced to the latest change to hit Facebook: paid posts. While Facebook sees this new strategy as a way of inflating its already huge bank account, small business owners are not too pleased by the seemingly greedy nature of this newest edition to Facebook.
Bad Move for Facebook?
Let’s face it. Facebook made this change because they need to make more money. With ad revenue at a low and major companies like GM pulling their ads due to claims of Facebook ads having little impact on consumers, Facebook is now stretching for new ways to make money. The mistake Facebook has made is not fulling explaining paid posts to page owners. We have been hearing rumors of this change happening for a few weeks now, but few of us believed it due to past Facebook rumors. Instead Facebook page owners got a huge slap in the face when we saw this new option at the bottom of our post boxes this week. The worst part is that Facebook failed to explain what it all meant for our businesses.
Over the past few months we have been introduced to a new way of doing laundry with the debut of laundry pods or packs. These little laundry detergent filled pouches promise to eliminate the mess caused by laundry liquids and make it more convenient to wash our clothes. However, a recent string of child poisonings is making people question whether these little creations are causing more harm than good.
Since the debut of Tide Pods almost 300 kids have been sickened by consuming the highly concentrated laundry detergent found in the small laundry packs. Kids are mistaking the colorful look of the packs for candy and are eating them! As you can see from the picture above, it would be easy for small kids to make this mistake. Some kids have also been reported as developing rashes and burning eyes caused by exposure to the liquid in the pods. Many consumers are questioning the choice of packaging used by the company. Tide Pods are sold in large containers which look a lot like popular candy containers on the market. This double threat has led to Tide rethinking their design of this product. Tide is now in the process of creating a redesigned Tide Pod packet and will add a double latch lid to the product container.
While Tide should be held responsible for their obvious design flaw, common sense should come into play here for parents. The appeal of these brightly colored packets to kids is understandable, but parents should know better than to leave any products like this within their child’s reach. Laundry detergent is classified as a household cleaner, after all, no matter what form it is in. Even in a little packet it should be thought of as something that is to be kept out of reach of children.
What are you thoughts on this product and it’s design? Can you see the appeal Tide Pods to children?
It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and that means there are lots of great deals to be found at all your local stores. Go HERE to see a list of the best deals around. Are you ready for this weekends fab Memorial Day sales?