Textbooks can be among the most costly back to school items, said Rohlena. Her top tip on saving money on textbook is to avoid campus bookstores.
"You'll probably pay the highest price at the campus bookstore," she said. Instead, search online for better prices. You can also download textbooks for less.
You can save 50% or more off the cost off a new textbook by downloading it from CafeScribe, said Rohlena. Students can also rent textbooks from "Kindle Textbook Rentals" for 30 days to a year for 80% off the price for the paper books.
Retailers are betting on Facebook to hype their back to school deals.
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