The Compulsive Reader: Cool New Program for College Students

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cool New Program for College Students

If you are a college student, you are probably beginning to embark on the Great Search For Lowest Textbook Prices. It happens twice a year, and while I normally end up on ebay.com for my textbooks (and I tend to prefer Borders.com for my regular book purchases), Amazon.com has a new Amazon Student Program that has enticed me and will most likely have me buying from them this year.

If you are enrolled in college this year and can provide a valid .edu email account, you can sign up (for free) for the program. The perks: exclusive savings on college essentials, and free two-day shipping for an entire year on textbooks and millions of other items (which is really handy when you get put in that class the last second and need the textbook like, yesterday, but don't want to pay an arm and a leg at the campus bookstore).

Just click here to sign up--it takes less than two minutes! I love it, and I love being that nerd that gets the textbooks ahead of time and pours over them. (Is anyone else like Hermione Granger in this?)


Unknown said...

I definitely did this the other day--it's awesome. I read my textbooks early too :)

By the way, I think I'm using bigwords for my books this year--www.bigwords.com. They find the lowest combo of prices on the internet and I think it really makes a big difference. I haven't used them before, but I know people who have. I plugged in my books and on amazon they would be about $380 and on BigWords they were roughly $190 including shipping. Just thought I would let you know :) Good luck this semester!

Natalie (Id So Rather Be Reading) said...

I teach at Lamar University (in Beaumont, Texas) and I am going to share your link with all my students!

Great post!!

I'd So Rather Be Reading

vonze said...

Awesome! I'm going back to college next year and my fiance is a medical student, so this will really help us out.

I'm guilty of being a Hermione Granger, ha.