Amazon eTextbook Rentals

Amazon eTextbook Rentals


Class schedule in hand you head off to the university bookstore and discover all the used books are out of stock, and all the new ones cost as much as a month’s rent. No worries. Amazon eTextbook rentals are available to anyone attending classes on any college campus with immediate download available.

Amazon eTextbooks are a great option for many college students who are embracing eco-friendly digital textbooks or just looking for a sweet deal.  Students who sign up for Amazon Student get additional perks too (like Free Prime Shipping and other student only offers…) that are only available to those enrolled in college with EDU email addresses.

Benefits to Amazon eTextbooks are many!  

  • Easily accessible from many devices.
  • Create flashcards to study on the go.
  • Use multiple colors of highlights for onscreen text.
  • Ultra-fast navigation.
  • Eliminates bulky books to carry.
  • Cost-effective.
  • Immediately available after rental is activated.

7-Day FREE Trial for eTextbooks on Amazon

And if you’re old school and like the smell of ink and the feel of a hardcover in your hand, you can still rent print textbooks on Amazon at up to 90% off with free shipping when you sign up for Amazon Student.


Amazon Textbooks Trade-In for Summer Cash

Amazon can’t make this one any easier for college students seeking cash back. Use this link to explore your textbooks trade-in options and get an Amazon gift card with your rewards balance to spend on books for next year or something else.

It’s super easy to use and you get your rewards fast!

Amazon Textbooks Trade-In: Simple Steps to Gift Card Cash!

For Example…

Organic Chemistry book – $142 Trade-In value – selling for $160 on Amazon!

It’s not just textbooks either. Electronics, household goods, etc… may all have a trade-in value. You simply agree to the terms, print the shipping label and wait for the Amazon gift card credit.

It’s fast, easy and quite a savvy deal! Check it out.

Trade-In All Kinds of Stuff!

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3 Tips to Happiness with Free TV

I’m a cord cutter.

What does that mean?

It means I happily enjoy free over-the-air TV from all the major networks, and save $100 a month NOT paying for cable or satellite TV services.

In my book, Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV, I go through the simplest way I know to get free TV.

The book offers non-techy type folks a  step by step guide to deciding whether cord cutting is for them, in addition to how to setup and use an over-the-air flat antenna. The book also offers multiple ways to supplement over air TV with streaming media such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and others.

Cord cutting is something that almost anyone can do to save big money, and still have their favorite programming via over air TV and streaming media sources..

Finding happiness in that ‘tech-o-system’ can be daunting, but with a little bit of effort it’s within your reach.

Tip #1:  Location is key to successful over-the-air TV reception.

Before you decide to take the plunge it’s a good idea to check out if there is indeed over-the-air TV signals in your area.

You can check this using several sources, but an easy one I like to use can be found at  . You put in your address and are shown a map which indicates the TV broadcast towers in your area.

You can use this information as a guide to guesstimate as to what channels you might be able to pick up over air at your location, and what kind of an over air antenna might work for you.

Tip #2:  Get the right equipment.

There are a lot of options, but I find that if you have a lot of TV towers within 50 miles of your location, a digital flat antenna is your best bet.

Antennas have specific ranges in miles, so be sure to select the antenna that will encompass a range that includes the broadcast towers in your area.

Flat, indoor antennas are easy to setup and adjust if needed, and they offer crystal clear reception when properly placed in your home, apartment, office or dorm room.

I also recommend upgrading the coaxial cable between the antenna and the TV if possible. Signal loss occurs with some thin cables and the picture can become choppy. Triple or quad shielded coaxial often fixes this problem.

Tip #3: Be patient.

Most of us are addicted to the fast food way of doing things. Whatever it is, we want it fast! Sometimes though, you have to work at it to get things your way.  Patience when it comes to placing and using any over air antenna is the key to successfully getting free TV the way you want it.

Try several locations in your home.  Then do a channel scan. If you don’t get all the channels you expected to receive, place it in another location and try the process again. It took me over half a dozen tries to dial in the sweet spot for my antenna, but once I found it I’ve been thrilled with my reception using a Mohu Leaf 50 antenna.

The bottom line is, you don’t have to be techie at all to find happiness with free TV. You just have to be willing to give it a try!