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Saving money on textbooks, shipping and using eTextbooks with Amazon

The back to school/off-to-college season is finally here and students and everyone is purchasing the last of their school supplies and finalizing their text-book orders.

Everyone knows that Textbooks and eTextbooks can be ridiculously expensive and after your drop a few thousand-dollars on tuition for the semester, you will want to save money anyway you can.

Here are a few key services that Amazon offers to get you back to school without breaking the bank.

Amazon Student – If you are a student, defintly take advantage of the Amazon Student promotion. The service offers free two-day shipping on millions of items + exclusive deals and promotions, unlimited instant streaming of 40,000 movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video and more than a million songs and hundreds of playlists with Prime Music and free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos.

Students can even sign up for a 6-month free trial, after that it’s a 50% discount off Amazon Prime.

eTextbooks & Studying Made Easier – With options to rent, buy or try for free (up to 80% off print list for rentals between 30 to 360 days and up to 60% off purchases), eTextbooks give students the flexibility to spend money where they want.

The more popular reason to go with eBooks is that you won’y have to carry physical books around campus. By using the free Kindle reading app, students can conveniently access their eTextbooks from any device, including their tablet (Fire, iPad or Android tablets), smartphone (iPhone or Android), PC or Mac.

Features that help studying easier include:

  • Multi-Color Highlighting:  With multi-color highlighting on your eTextbook you can organize categories and sections by color and save all your highlights in Notebook for easy reference.
  • Digital Notes: Notebook for eTextbooks displays all your notes, colored highlights, saved images and bookmarks in one place. You can mark and filter your most important concepts to organize when it’s exam time – it’s like a digital scrapbook for your studies. Notebook is available on Fire HD tablets, iPads, and Android tablets.
  • Flash Cards:  Flash Cards allow you to quickly review all the terms, concepts and definitions in each chapter with an easy to use interface.
  • X-Ray: Get everything you need with a single tap, including definitions, related pages and even relevant content from other sources like YouTube and Wikipedia
  • Swift Navigation: With the swipe of a finger, quickly navigate through pages and chapters of eTextbooks to find the section you are looking for
  • Whispersync Technology: Synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all of your devices so you can always pick up where you left off

Textbooks Store – Amazon offers the textbooks and materials you need to ace your classes— whether it is your textbook, online access, lab manuals and study guides, Amazon is here to help! At the Textbooks Store you can save up to 80% on textbook rental, up to 40% on new textbooks, and up to 90% on used textbooks.

All of your purchases are delivered right to your door and priced to help put some money back in your pocket for whatever you’d rather be spending it on. You can also checkout the  Textbook Rental, with the flexible rental program.

You can you can keep your textbooks for a semester, then when it comes time to send your books back, we’ll pay for return shipping. Rent anywhere, including on the go with mobile using at Amazon.com or in the Amazon App.