Cheap College Textbooks, Rental Deals & Coupon Codes 2016

About this Deal

We are just barely starting up Fall semester but here are some great coupon codes, sale and tips to help you cut college textbook fees! Rent or buy cheap textbooks and save up to 90% on new & used textbook purchases and rentals online. Save with today's best coupon codes and discounts for extra savings.

SEE ALSO: 10 Ways to Save Money on Textbooks

5 Important Tips When Purchasing Cheap Textbooks:
  1. Purchase an international edition of your textbook. They typically have the same content as the US editions with a different book cover and the chapters may be in a different order. More often than not, you will pay only a few cents on the dollar for one of these books.

  2. Get the digital version of your textbook. Digital textbooks are cheaper than printed versions, they can be accessed anywhere (including offline versions), and are easier to carry with you (tablet or laptop) than several heavy textbooks.

  3. Take pictures of your textbook when you rent it. This way you don't take the heat for any markings or damage to the book. This tip may only apply when renting from a store because it's difficult to prove the condition your book was in when you received an online book.

  4. Sell your books in the classroom next semester. Show up to the same class on the first day next semester and announce that you have a book for sale. You'll definitely earn more than the bookstore will give you.

  5. Take advantage of price comparison sites. Popular textbook price comparison sites like bigwords.com will save you time and money once the college textbook hunt begins!

Abe Books (more coupons):

Alibris (more coupons):
  • $6 Off $70 with Code 6OFF through 9/1
  • Free shipping on 49+

Amazon (more coupons):

Barnes and Noble (more coupons):
  • Save up to 90% off on new & used textbooks, textbook rentals, and digital books
  • Free 2-month Barnes & Noble membership - Get free express shipping on every order, in-store discounts & more
  • $10 Off $100+ Coupon Code: BNAUG23 (valid through 8/30)
  • Free eBooks for Nook
  • Spend $25, Get Free Shipping

Book Renter (more coupons):
  • Save up to 90% + free shipping & returns

Campus Book Rentals (more coupons):
  • Save up to 80% on textbook rentals
  • 10% off your order w/ code: THANKS10
  • 7% off sitewide w/ code: Happy2016
  • Invite friends & get $5 for every friend you refer, plus they get 10% off their next purchase
  • Free shipping both ways

Cengage Brain (more coupons):
  • Free $6 off $60 coupon with email sign-up
  • Free shipping on orders over $25 + free ebook while your text ships
  • Enjoy free 14 day eBook acess while your book ships
  • Save up to 65% off textbooks

Chegg (more coupons):
  • Up to 90% off cheap textbooks & textbook rentals
  • Free shipping on textbooks orders w/ code: WOWCHEGGTHX (vaild through 9/30)
  • 25% Off Chegg Study with Code CSAF25OFF15 through 8/31
  • Read books online free for 7 days while your book ships

eCampus (more coupons):
  • $5 off $70 with code: HAPPY5 through 8/25

Half.com (more coupons):
  • $10 Off $50+ textbook rental or purchase with code SCHOOLSIN10 through 9/12/2016
  • Buy & sell new and used textbooks at Half.com (an eBay.com site)
  • Up to 80% off texbook discounts (buy or rent)

Staples (more coupons):

Textbooks.com (more coupons):
  • Up to 90% off textbook rentals
  • Free shipping on your order of $25 or more
  • 50% cash back on all buyback books
  • No-hassle 30-day returns

Valore Books (more coupons):
  • Save up to 90% textbooks (buy or rent)
  • $10 voucher when you join ValoreVIP
  • Free shipping and returns
  • Low price guarantee

Vitalsource (more coupons):
  • Up to 60% off eTextbooks and digital course materials
  • Save more with digital discounted textbooks over cheap textbooks

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Comments (10)

YesBoss
Aug 17, 2016
Thanks For Sharing
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flyarsociety
Jul 26, 2016
Thank you! and Fyi, I use a site called "Booksprice.com" since 2009. You can enter a book title or ISBN and hit "compare price" and it list the price of all of these books site, all in one place and orders them from cheapest to most expensive. Thanks for providing all of these coupon codes in one place! That's even more savings on top of that!
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tr1plication
Jul 26, 2016
New codes and deals for Back to School 2016!
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tr1plication
Jan 02, 2016
New deals for January, 2016!
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urbanaflora
Aug 12, 2015
Great offer! Saved $10 on textbooks for my business management class! Way better than buying it at the campus bookstore.
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ignacio_s_c
Apr 10, 2015
Dammm son
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ignacio_s_c
Apr 10, 2015
whenn can i reacieve the COUPONS!! i need to start wokring
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nikcc20
Jan 26, 2015
updated for the new semester!
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ZekSister2
Jan 08, 2015
Thanks for sharing this comprehensive list of the best textbook deals for my college kids. Save $, research time, and $ back in my pocket when I sell them back.
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tr1plication
Jan 06, 2015
Back again
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