textbooks

August 29

Amazon Canada: Save Up To 90% On Textbooks + $10 Off Essentials WUB 2

Posted by on August 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Save Up To 90% On Textbooks + $10 Off Essentials WUB 2

Instead of the most wonderful time of the year, we should call back to school time the most expensive time of the year. Whether you are going into grade two or the second year of your B.A., you need to buy stuff. If textbooks are on that list, think about checking if Amazon has them. They have up to 90% off used textbooks and 35% off new ones. Plus, when you buy two books worth over $100, you’ll get $10 off other types of back to school essentials.

I remember the sad sighing I did after leaving the campus bookstore: one, because of all the reading I would be forced to do (even though I enjoy reading), and two, because I didn’t have any more money left to go out and party that night. I guess I didn’t have time to anyway, since I had to get started on all that reading. The bookstore was the only spot I had to shop at in those days, seemingly so very long ago, but nowadays you have choices of where you’ll get your books.

If you buy at least two qualifying textbooks in the Amazon textbooks store, which total over $100, you’ll get a credit for $10 to purchase eligible health and personal care items. The credit won’t be added to your account until your purchase has been shipped, and you’ll get an email when the credit is in your account. You have until October 5th to make your purchase and you have until November 30th to redeem your credit.

Amazon makes it easy for you to find the book you need, as you can search by title, author or ISBN. I don’t think it will be difficult to get your credit with this deal, since most textbooks are over $100, unless you have to buy a bunch of smaller ones. I took journalism and sociology and there were many, many textbooks, mostly expensive ones. There is also nothing wrong with buying a used book, unless you are planning on keeping the book for reference for many years, so consider used!

Shipping is free when you spend over $25, so there is at least that consolation.

(Photo Credit: Michael Caven)

(Expiry: 5th October 2013)

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April 22

Textbookrental Canada Coupon: Extra 5% Cashback When Selling Textbooks

Posted by on April 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Textbookrental Canada Coupon: Extra 5% Cashback When Selling Textbooks

The end of another semester is upon us! If you bought some textbooks this year – now is the time to sell them. Textbookrental Canada is offering an extra 5% cash-back when you sell your textbooks to them.

Click here to sell books to Textbookrental.ca

  • Coupon Code: SPRINGISHERE
  • Discount: extra 5% back
  • Expiry: Unknown

If you are returning textbooks to Textbookrental Canada, you can include your sale books in with your returns – I did. I just returned four books to them and sold a textbook to them at the same time. I have found that the longer I hold on to textbooks the less they are worth.

Selling books to Textbookrental Canada is easy: just input the book’s ISBN number online and the system will tell you if they are currently buying that book. I am an English major, and out of all the books I had to buy for my last two semesters, they were only buying one. But that is better than none! I think they would probably be more interested in science or business textbooks.

Don’t forget to check the Bargainmoose forums for more Textbookrental coupons!

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December 31

TextbookRental Canada Coupon: Extra 5% Off

Posted by on December 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM

TextbookRental Canada Coupon: Extra 5% Off

Time to hit the books again in just a few days! If you are trying to save money as a university student, a good way to do that is to rent your textbooks. Textbookrental.ca is offering an extra 5% off your rental.

Click here to shop @ Textbook Rental Canada

  • Coupon Code: NEWYEAR2013
  • Discount: Extra 5% off
  • Expiry: 7th, January 2013

I am a textbook renter – not a buyer. I rented five of my textbooks from Textbook rental for this semester – and am just waiting for them to come in. I have had excellent customer service from the company – but their website has had some major glitches that have become annoying. I hope they get it all sorted out soon. Besides that, I highly recommend renting textbooks. You aren’t stuck with books that your university won’t buyback, and you spend much less than you would actually buying the books.

Make sure to check out this and other Textbookrental coupon codes before ever placing an order.

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October 8

TextbookRental Coupons: Exclusive 5% Off, or an Extra 5% Back

Posted by on October 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM

TextbookRental Coupons: Exclusive 5% Off, or an Extra 5% Back

TextbookRental Canada has given us a couple new exclusive coupon codes. If you need to rent textbooks, get an extra 5% off. If you have books to sell, check if TextbookRental is buying, and get an extra 5% back!

Choose from the following Textbookrental coupon codes:

  • Discount: extra 5% off rentals
  • Coupon Code: MOOSE5OFF
  • Discount: extra 5% on buyback order (selling books to textbookrental)
  • Coupon Code: MOOSEADD5
  • Expiry: 31st January 2013

I am pretty excited about these coupons. I rent as many of my textbooks as I can, though I had to buy a few this semester. I look forward to selling the ones I bought, and returning the ones I rented. These coupons add up to real dollars saved and more money earned from selling! Come December I will be renting my books for next semester so I am glad the coupons lasts till the end of January.

TextbookRental Coupons: Exclusive 5% Off, or an Extra 5% Back

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August 29

BigMama Coupon: Exclusive 5% off Textbook Rentals

Posted by on August 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM

BigMama Coupon: Exclusive 5% off Textbook Rentals

The online book rental service Bigmama.ca has sent us a unique coupon code for a discount on their site.

Click here to use the Bigmama coupon code online

  • Coupon Code: CoolMoose
  • Discount: 5% off
  • Expires: 21st, September 2012

You can combine the coupon above with the additional offer available on their checkout page in order to get a 10% discount.

If you haven’t heard of it, it’s basically a textbook rental service. You choose which book you want, how long you want it for and it will show you the cost. The cost will obviously be cheaper than purchasing the textbook outright. I think it’s quite a handy option if you’re at university, like me.

I have had amazing success with renting textbooks the last few semesters. I don’t have to worry about my books not being bought back by the university, and I don’t have to take the time and effort to list and try to sell my books locally. I also save so much off of retail price that this service is quickly becoming my favourite.

I find it pretty cool that Bigmama plant a tree every time you rent!

All BigMama coupon codes here.

BigMama Coupon: Exclusive 5% off Textbook Rentals

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August 15

Textbook Rental Canada Coupon: Exclusive 10% Off

Posted by on August 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Textbook Rental Canada Coupon: Exclusive 10% Off

Textbook Rental Canada has graced us with an exclusive coupon code! Get an extra 5% off your order. Combined with the 5% off from the ambassador code, you get 10% off!

Be sure to use BOTH the following codes to get the full 10% off:

  • Coupon Code: BARGAINMOOSE
  • Discount: 5% off
  • Expiry: 10th September 2012

and…

  • Ambassador Code: 6994
  • Discount: 5% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

Together these will give you a wonderful extra 10% off your textbook rentals.

I have found over the past few years in university that renting textbooks saves me a lot of time, money, and effort. The money is simple, renting is cheaper than buying. The time and effort it saves is trying to sell my textbooks after the semester when the school refuses to buy them back.

I hope your shopping for university this year is going well, and best of luck come the start of semester!

(All Textbookrental coupon codes can be found here).

Textbook Rental Canada Coupon: Exclusive 10% Off

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August 13

Textbook Rental Coupon Codes

Posted by on August 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Textbook Rental Coupon Codes

Renting textbooks can save you an amazing amount of money in university, college and during long distance education courses. Here are a couple coupons to help you save a little extra on your textbooks this year.

Click here to go to Bookmob.ca

  • Promo Code: CCMOOSESUMMER
  • Discount: 5% off
  • Expiry: 15th August 2012

Shipping: $6.99 flat shipping rate, or free shipping on orders of $150+. Free return shipping.

Bookmob.ca is where my big score came from this year: they had almost everything! I got 10 books from them for my fall semester… I felt like a thief they were so cheap! The flat rate shipping is a god-sent and really, I was most pleased with this order!

Click here to go to Textbookrental.ca

  • Ambassador Code: 6994
  • Discount: 5% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

Shipping: Depends on the weight of the parcel and the distance from Toronto, free returns.

I picked up two textbooks at Textbookrental.ca this year. They are saving me about 30% on buying them, and at the end I don’t have to fight with the university about book buybacks. I just send them back with my pre-paid shipping label.

The other biggy for Canadian textbook rentals is BigMama.ca, however, I have been unable to find any coupons for that website lately.

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Now for the news of how my Fall 2012 semester is looking textbook wise.

To buy all my books for this semester (14) from my university bookstore would have cost me: $435.07 (including GST).

What did I pay?

  • 2 books from textbookrental.ca = $32.55 (used some credit so that helped)
  • 2 books from BetterWorldBooks = $20.35
  • 10 books from Bookmob.ca = $65.38

Total I paid for my Fall 2012 semester books = $118.28 (including GST).

Even without the credit on my account, my total fall book purchase would have been under $200. The two from BetterWorldBooks I get to keep, the rest I send back at the end of the semester. I like using a combo of textbook rentals, and buying used textbooks cheap like I mentioned in my post here.

Already my semester is looking bright, how is yours?

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August 9

Places To Buy Used Textbooks

Posted by on August 9, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Places To Buy Used Textbooks

You can rent textbooks, you can buy textbooks. That is pretty much your two options. I see a LOT of students every year paying full price for their textbooks in the University Bookstore, when a little work on the computer, a credit card, and a few hours would be sufficient to get them massive discounts.

Here is a list of non-traditional places to buy textbooks, and some coupons to help out:

Chapters Canada

Buy new and used textbooks. Used often costs less, but shipping is a flat $6.49 per used book. Coupons won’t work on used textbooks.

  • Coupon Code: AUG2012
  • Discount: $5 off $30
  • Expiry: 31st, August 2012

Amazon Canada

Excellent place to buy textbooks, and the marketplace sellers can give you a great price on used and new textbooks as well.

BetterWorldBooks

Free shipping worldwide, for every book bought they donate a book, and good prices too. I bought two of my textbooks through them this year.

  • Coupon Code: BOOKS4GOOD
  • Discount: 10% off 2 or more used books
  • Expiry: Unknown

Alibris

If any website is going to have your book, Alibris will. It works sorta like the Amazon marketplace with many sellers listed within it. You can search for books and buy from Alibris, or you can note the name of the seller and try to find out if it is cheaper through their own store (if they have one). Alibris has a plethora of coupons usually, here is just one:

  • Coupon Code: VOYAGE
  • Discount: $3 off $30
  • Expiry: Unknown

Abebooks

Also one of the giants, though I have never ordered from this one. They have a ton of used textbooks and are a great resource.

Book Depository

Free shipping worldwide. I personally have not ordered through them before, but I have relatives in Canada who have.

Awesome Books

UK based place, good for comparisons and you might score yourself a deal. Free shipping to Canada on orders of 2 books or more.

Kijiji

Go to your local Kijiji and shop. I have bought many a used textbook off of Kijiji, usually I can get decent prices, but do price compare because sometimes students are asking almost full price.

I hope this gives you a brief run down on what options are out there for buying textbooks. Usually it is far cheaper to buy your textbooks from these websites than your University’s bookstore.

Do note: Some of these are US websites, or UK websites. Customs/duty may apply. I would say 1 out of every 4 orders for textbooks I make from out of the country gets a duty charge. The money I save goes well above and beyond that, so I don’t mind.

I pretty much take a morning (usually the 1st of August) off and open many, many browser windows on my computer. I spend my time price comparing textbooks across all of these websites, and the textbook rental websites. I will be doing a post really soon on textbook rental websites, so keep your eyes peeled! I will tell you how much I spent on textbooks for a full 5 course semester!

Moosers, do you know of any good places to buy textbooks?

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