Textbook Site Recommendations
Weekly Update - Textbook Site Recommendations, August Deals, and more
We've entered the last full month of summer and many households are busy preparing for back-to-school season while making sure they're getting the most out of their summer vacations. This week at Cheapism we helped you stay frugal either way.
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Textbooks.Alternatives to high-priced college textbooks abound. We identified four online textbook providers that promise students savings of up to 90 percent over retail. These vendors sell new and used books, rent books, and buy books back at the end of the semester (assuming they're in good condition, of course). We also looked into the growing market for etextbooks and noted some leaders in the field.
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What to Buy in August.Our monthly deals series continues this week with the best August deals. While back-to-school dominates print and media advertisements, you'll also find deals on end-of-summer products, such as lawn mowers and seasonal produce.
Farmers Market Prices.If you enjoy a trip to your local farmers market, we have good news for you: Especially during the summer peak, you can save money on groceries by buying local. Our review of farmers market prices includes feedback from professional surveys, our own team, and Facebook cheapists.
DIY Skin Care.If long hot summer days spent in the great outdoors have started to take their toll on your skin, no need to make your budget bear the cost. Our DIY skincare tips are not only frugal but easy -- and will certainly leave you looking at your pantry in a new light.