SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Back-to-school time is just about here. The rush is on to get those last-minute school supplies, pack up the car, and shove off to each student's college or university. College textbooks may be an afterthought until students arrive on campus and start unpacking their belongings and preparing for classes to start. According to the research, conducted by the 20 Million Minds Foundation, textbooks have increased in cost by four times the national rate of inflation over the past four years, with the average annual cost of textbooks coming in at $1,260 per student.
With this exorbitant cost in mind, the deals and money-saving website CouponSnapshot is proud to offer numerous deals and discounts on college textbooks and alternatives for students this year. Thankfully, students are not forced into making their textbook purchases at the university bookstore.
"College textbooks seem to be one of the most costly expenses of going to school these days," says CouponSnapshot's marketing director. "It is hard to believe how the costs keep climbing for school books each year, but they still do. We are glad to do anything we can to help students and parents defray the cost of textbooks by providing a variety of coupon codes and special sales for textbooks, e-textbooks, and related services."
CouponSnapshot's dedicated deal-finding team gathered up as many textbook deals as they could find in order to help students and parents escape some of the high costs of going to college. Some of the top companies offering deals on school books include Textbooks.com, AbeBooks, Amazon, Chegg, and CourseSmart, to name a few.
The following are some of the top deals on textbooks, e-textbooks, and related services:
- AbeBooks -- 50 -- 90% off list price
- Buy.com -- Back to School Store: Up to 86% off
- Chegg -- Up to 80% off textbooks
- CourseSmart -- Free Trial on e-textbooks, up to 60% off one e-textbook reading, and more
- Textbooks.com -- 10% bonus buyback, Free shipping on orders over $25, and Save up to 90% every day on the biggest selection of used and new textbooks
Many students buy used textbooks from the school bookstore or even on Amazon.com. Saving money by purchasing textbooks online can truly help the overall cost of each college semester while also making those funds available for other things such as participation in school athletics, activities, and maybe even a few tanks of gas so that students can come home to visit once in a while.
In addition to textbook deals at CouponSnapshot, parents and students should also check out the website's Back-to-School Deals page. Deals are available on back-to-school clothing, shoes, accessories, school supplies, and so much more.
"The start of a new school year is an exciting time for parents and students alike," says CouponSnapshot's CEO. "We know college isn't cheap, and it is a big lifestyle change -- and sometimes a big move -- for many young men and women. It is our great pleasure to bring together these wonderful deals and discounts on college textbooks, e-textbooks, and all kinds of back-to-school items to help alleviate the financial burden many families feel when sending kids off to college."
CouponSnapshot is a website devoted to helping shoppers save time and money by using online coupon codes and discounts. The site compiles online coupons, deals, and special offers from thousands of merchants, giving shoppers the opportunity to save money on just about anything they're planning to buy. CouponSnapshot is free to use and new discounts are becoming available every day. For more information on CouponSnapshot and to view thousands of online coupon codes and discounts, please see: www.couponsnapshot.com.