Yes, it’s that time again. Time for all college students to complain about how much textbooks cost. (I seem to be making a habit of that on this blog!) This year, I calculated that if I bought all my books at the campus bookstore, I’d be spending about $850! For me, that’s one of the highest amounts for textbooks out of my entire college career!
Because of this, throughout all of grad school (and I think part of undergrad), I have purchased my books online. This saves hundreds of dollars, even after shipping! What I do is buy my textbooks online through a store’s website, first going through BigCrumbs or some other rewards/cashback site. I highly recommend BigCrumbs, as I have gotten money back on my purchases before. (They pay through PayPal.) After this semester’s purchases, I will probably get about $30 back!
Anyways, I have included my referral link above, in case anyone wants to try BigCrumbs. You can shop Half.com (my favorite site for buying AND selling textbooks), Books a Million, A1 Books, and Barnes & Noble through them! I can personally vouch that this method will save significantly more than buying through the campus bookstore. Good luck price-hunting!