Monday, April 2, 2012

Giveaway! Enter to win free books for a semester

CampusBookRentals.com is a site that offers textbook rentals to save the cost of buying textbooks from the local campus shop. I rented textbooks a few times in graduate school, and the price difference was really astounding. (Example: the Norton Anthology of American literature is nearly $50 on Amazon and likely a whole bunch more at your campus shop, but just about $20 to rent for the semester.)

One of the neat things about CampusBookRentals.com is that they donate to Operation Smile, an organization that raises funds to provide cleft lip surgeries for children who could otherwise not afford it. I really like supporting companies that give back in some manner, so I was very pleased when CampusBookRentals.com reached out to me with an offer for my readers.

Those of you who are in school or know someone who's in school - how would you like $50 towards your textbooks next semester? If you're interested, enter per the instructions below. I'll draw a winner on Monday, April 9. 

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment letting me know which classes you'd be renting books for. 
Extra entry (+1): Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your tweet (once per day).
Extra entry (+5): Blog about the giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your post (one time).

Full disclosure: I was not paid or otherwise compensated for this post, but the sponsor has provided the prize.

7 comments:

  1. I rent my textbooks whenever I can, so this would be a really handy prize to win. For Summer 2012, I'd need only textbooks for one class, I think; for Fall I'm planning on another full semester.

    Possible texts:
    Saffer, D. (2009). Designing for Interaction (2nd ed.). New Riders.
    Tidwell, J. (2011). Designing Interfaces (2nd ed.). O'Reilly.
    Sharp, H, Rogers, Y, & Preece, J (2007). Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.

    Cerny, R., Markey, P., & Williams, A. (2006). Outstanding Library Service to Children. Chicago: American Library Association.
    Peck, P. (2006). Crash Course in Children's Services. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

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  2. Blogged: http://mlisunderstanding.blogspot.com/2012/04/textbook-rental-giveaway.html

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  3. I would use this for MBA books though I'm not sure which ones yet! Probably something Finance or Accounting-related.

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  4. I'm renting books for my investments class and my capstone MBA class.

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  5. I'd be renting books for my differential equations courses!

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  6. I NEED TO RENT A BOOK FOR MY ART 100 CLASS THIS SEMESTER!

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  7. TWEET https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/188011668377309184

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