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One of the biggest expenses in college has to be buying textbooks.

Although it can be expensive to buy textbooks, there are still ways around paying full price.

Don't make the rookie mistake and purchase every book you are told to buy. Talk to others who have taken the course and ask around to see if you can buy their second-hand books.

Check sites like eBay and Craigslist for used textbooks and also note that students are selling used textbooks through social media . If you are striking out with social media, visit textswap.com to find people willing to swap textbooks.

If you cannot find a used textbook, check sites like Amazon.com and Phatcampus.com. There are a ton of options these days that offer discounted textbooks like PhatCampus.com, which is offering $3 off orders of $30 or more when customers use the coupon code FALL3 or $5 off orders of $50 or more when using the coupon code FALL5.

If you can't find books to swap or deals to purchase used textbooks, try renting textbooks. Campusbookrentals.com offers 5.55 percent off your next rental using coupon code savemoney, or take $7 off all orders using coupon code cheaptxtbks. Amazon is also offering textbook rentals with free shipping.

The newest fad in textbooks is renting them digitally. Electronic textbooks are very popular this year with the rise of the iPad, Kindle and other electronic devices that make it easier for consumers to read books instantly. Kno.com is an education software company offering digital textbook rentals for $9.99 or less per book. Plus, get a $5 credit when you use the code KNO4MOMS!

Myedu.com has a helpful tool to save money while buying textbooks. Just input your class schedule and receive a list of textbooks at the best prices.

For additional coupon codes visit www.savings.com and search the keyword textbooks. Enter to win a $50 coupon toward textbooks by visiting www.bucktownbargains.com/textbooksavings.

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