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PLUS, you can save $10 OFF $25 GradSave Gift Card for a limited time!!

GradSave is great new and super easy way to save for college!!

I personally know how expensive college can be-my daughter is a college sophomore!!  I wish I  set up a GradSave account for her 20 years ago!!

Just set up your child’s profile and spread the word via email, Facebook and Twitter.

Encourage friends and family to give your child the lasting gift of education instead of another onesie or trinket at a gift-giving occasion. Your kids will thank you when they don’t graduate college drowning in student loans.


1) Register with GradSave

2) Share your Profile

3) Receive Contributions

4) Track your Progress

5) Pay for College

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COLLEGE is very expensive and textbooks can be very costly – RENT your textbooks from Campus Book Rentals, and save hundreds of dollars on  books every semester. 

Don’t lose money at your school bookstore ~  Rent textbooks along with customers on over 5,800 college campuses that have used this service so far. You can rent textbooks from the comfort of your home or office, without the risk of your books becoming worthless by the end of the semester.   Campus Book Rentals offers new and gently used textbooks for typically less than half the price you’ll pay in your school bookstore. Search for the college books you need and save up to 90%!!!

With Campus Book Rentals, you CAN highlight in the textbooks, and can also take advantage of flexible renting periods!!

Campus Book Rentals claims to have “nearly every textbook available for rent” – Take a look and see how much YOU can save on next semester’s books!!

For example, Principles of Risk Management and Insurance sells for approximately $200.00, but you can rent this book for just a fraction of the cost:


You can also choose your own Flexible Rental Periods!!

How does it work?  Check out Campus Book Rental’s FAQ video below!!

Campus Book Rentals has been around since 2007, and has been featured on ABC News, in Newsweek magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other well known publications!!

In addition, with each textbook rental a donation is made to Operation Smile .  Operation Smile  is an awesome organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible.

Campus Book Rentals has also set aside $90,000 in textbook scholarships to be distributed to students in communities just like yours. That’s a lot of books, and a blessing those students who could use a hand.

Campus Book Rentals also BUYS BOOKS, and has a wonderful referral program that allows you to save even more money by referring your friends!!  WOW!!  

Search for the college books you need and start saving money today!  You will be glad you did!!


College is so expensive, and textbooks are no exception!!

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Check for discount textbooks before you buy new in the college store!!

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Target makes College Dorm Life Shopping Easy! Start buying NOW things that are hard to find!

This time last year I found myself faced with a new chapter in life!!

My “baby” was going away to college and would be living in a dorm.

I didn’t even know where to begin or what to buy first.

If you find yourself in a similar situation,

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Some of the things I would recommend buying now, before they sell out and are hard to find, are:

Room Essentials® Mattress Pad Basic – White..$9.99.  ~  If a dorm room is in the picture, you will definitely want to pick up one of these.  They vary in price and quality!

Room Essentials® Sheet Set – Twin XL $17.99  ~ Again, sheet sets vary  in price, but DORM BEDS REQUIRE TWIN XL SHEETS!! Buy these now so you can get the color you prefer before they sell out!

4″ Bed Risers ~ $12.99 ~ Bed Risers are a MUST!! If you’ve seen the size of a dorm room you know it’s necessary to rise the bed so you can use the underneath for additional storage!

Sterilite Wide 3-Drawer Cart – White ~ You will need at least TWO of these, in different sizes, for extra drawer space. They also come in handy to store snacks, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc!!  Buying these early gives you the best variety to select from!! As moving day approaches these become more and more difficult to find!

Cleaning Supplies and Toiletries ~  Start assembling these things NOW by taking advantage of coupons and sales!  You will be glad you did one you start buying everything needed for the coming year!!

Start by buying even just ONE of these items now, and you’re off to a good start!

AMAZON is another great place to shop for back to school, and for hard to find cool dorm necessities such as this, which really came  in handy (according to Amanda)!  She didn’t have a table of any sort by her bed, and it was also a great place to keep the remote!! You can find lots of cool college dorm stuff on Amazon!