Back to School Deals

There’s a lot of hot coupons right now on Coupons.com. Here’s a few of my favorites, included the ones that I have printed to use later on a great sale.

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I will admit, I’m madly in love with my Asus Transformer Tablet. I was at a conference recently for three days and while everyone around me had to close their laptops each morning after a few hours, I didn’t have to charge my tablet once the entire trip! The battery holds out for 18 hours of Facebook, tweeting, and notetaking. Plus, with the optional docking station it become a mini-laptop.

I got my new, but you can get a much better deal than me and pick up a a refurbished Asus 10.1 Inch Android Transformer Tablet TF101-X1 for only $269, normally $470! Add the optional keyboard docking station, normally $630 normally, for only $319 total.

Constantly rated one of the best Android tablets, you won’t regret it. It has a really great SuperNotes app for college students that allows you to quickly scribble notes. It can even do karaoke!

This deal a day is good nationwide and available through Wednesday, July 11, 2012 or while supplies last so HURRY!  Make sure you read all the fine print to make sure you understand the restrictions before you buy.

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This sponsored post was written by me on behalf of eCampus.com. Regardless of compensation, all opinions are 100% my own.

At college, I always bought used books at a store on the Ball State Campus.  I compared prices between the two local book stores and made sure to go early to get my books at the lowest possible price.  I thought I was being so frugal.

I don’t have kids in college yet, but I clearly remember the shock I felt when I saw that college textbooks were a lot more than any other book I’d ever bought in my entire life.  So, when my kids hit college, I don’t even want to image what that price will be!

A lot of bookstores, even those on campus, offer different options to help you save – buy new, buy used, rent new, or rent used.  So, you’d think that you’d get the best price right there, locally.  At least, that’s what I assumed.

When eCampus asked me to write a bit about saving money with services that let students rent college textbooks online, I was skeptical to be honest.  But, I tested it out by searching for books for a few basic classes and compared the prices at the bookstore I shopped at Ball State University to eCampus.

The truth was painful – I wasn’t so frugal after all.

Book Local Bookstore Price* eCampus Price
Infant, Children, and Adolescents
by Laura E. Berk
$70.25 Rental $65.10 Rental
Pathway to Astronomy
by Schneider
$61.85 Rental $58.24 Rental
World Regional Geography
by Douglas L. Johnson, etc…
$67.90-$123.50 Rental $40.74 Rental
The American Democracy
by Patterson
Not available for rental.
$114.75 Used
$153.00 New
$64.23 Rental
Essentials of Contemporary Management
by Gareth R. Jones
Not available for rental.
$92.80 Used
$123.75 New
$34.47 Rental
Management: Meeting + Exceeding Customer Expectations
by Warren R. Plunkett
Not available for rental.
$144.55 Used
$192.75 New
$77.23 Rental

Can you believe some of those price differences? And it seemed, at least for me, that the more advanced the courses got the more expensive the books were.  Especially, since most of those books weren’t available to rent or sometimes even used. But, on eCampus.com, it seemed the exact opposite for the books I searched.  Many that I would have to buy at the local bookstore, I could simply rent on eCampus for a fraction of the price.

Then there’s the end of the year.  I would always rush to sell my books to get money back, but sometimes those books weren’t being used again and they bookstore wouldn’t buy them.  I’d be stuck with a book, I’d probably never open again.  But, with eCampus, you aren’t stuck with books at the end of the year ever!  They always go back.  But, if you really want to sell used textbooks, you can do that on eCampus too!

Oh, and did I mention that shippings is FREE for all purchases of $59 or more? That’s about the costs of one college textbook, so it won’t be hard to hit that minimum.

What’s the most expensive textbook you bought in college?  Can you remember?

Sponsored by eCampus.com and conducted by In Good Cents. For more information, please read our terms & conditions and disclosure policy.
*Prices compared to T.I.S. College Bookstore on Ball State University Campus.

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Save 40% at Justice online sitewide this weekend with coupon code 764.  And, everything includes clearance!  Through August 31, 2011 you’ll find:

  • Shorts as low as $4.19
  • Tanks as low as $4.19
  • Swimsuits as low as $9.59
  • Binders as low as $2.99
  • Lunch Totes as low as $4.79
  • Water Boggles as low as $4.79
  • Backpacks as low as $17.99
  • And more!

Valid online only through August 31, 2011.  Save even more when you shop through eBates and earn cash back on your purchase!

Love to shop?   You can get so much more when you shop smart, so be sure to check out all the hot online deals before you start buying.

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Back by popular demand, kids eat FREE at with purchase of an adult entree On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.   Just print this online certificate!   Valid Wednesday, August 24, 2011 only.

Visit a participating location for more details.   Remember, offers may change or vary by location, so always call first to make sure your location is participating.   Children must be 12 years old or under to participate.

My little girl is off to first grade tomorrow.   She’s so excited.   Do you have little ones (or big ones) heading back?

Check out other places your kids are FREE!

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Back-to-School Deals & Matchups: 8/21/11

by Beth Montgomery on August 23, 2011

in Holidays, Retail Deals

Back-to-School Deals & Matchups

Back-to-School Deals: August 21-27, 2011

Below is a comparison chart of the nationwide stores and their lowest prices on back-to-school items this week! To use this chart scroll through the stores and check out the prices. Some may be noted that the price is after a coupon or reward. For the full deal matchups for each store, click on the links below and you’ll be taken to the blogger who kindly provided those matchup this week.

View this comparison chart online!

Full Matchups & Deals:

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