Rent Your College Textbooks and Support Operation Smile

I recently started reading on various blogs about the website Campus Book Rentals and I must admit this is a really cool concept. Instead of paying ridiculously high prices for those books you need while working on a college degree, you can pay low prices and rent your textbooks.   One of the cool factors behind Campus Book Rentals is that they have a partnership with Operation Smile.

How Renting Textbooks Works

Simply choose the book you wish to rent, one I may have looked into while I was in my business management courses would have been Accounting Made Simple. Choose your book, pick the length of time in which you need to rent it, you will see a list of costs to the right for whatever length of time you need to rent your textbook. Add it to the cart, free shipping both ways is another fabulous plus. Save 40-90% off of book store prices by using this service. Once done selecting all of the books you are to rent, simply checkout and they will arrive. You can even highlight in the textbooks!

Operation Smile

There is one thing in this life that can get you far and that is a beautiful smile. I know this all too well, because my smile is what most compliment me on. Just imagine if you were unable to have a beautiful smile due to a cleft lip or cleft palate? Now not only imagine that but imagine you are starting your life out this way, with something that makes it difficult to have a beautiful smile and face? Operation Smile works to provide free surgeries to repair various facial deformities for children around the globe.

Ready to Rent Textbooks?

Here is a recap of why renting from Campus Book Rentals makes perfect sense; you save money, you help give back to Operation Smile and you are supporting an organization that has set aside $90,000 in book scholarships to give back to students all over. This organization is a win/win for everyone and certainly something to check out.

Follow Campus Book Rentals on Twitter and Like Campus Book Rentals on Facebook to keep up to date with their latest news, giveaways, scholarships and much more!

When I Win The PowerBall

Let me start off by saying that I do not believe in using the word “if”, for the most part, it’s usually “when” for I have found anything that I put my mind to usually happens, yes even winning money!

When I win the PowerBall …

  • No one but my closest friends and family will know.
  • I will pay it forward to those who gave to the kids and me without expecting¬† anything in return.
  • Charity work will begin in the form of helping children and the homeless.
  • My children will gain a savings or trust fund set aside for their 18th birthday to use towards college or whatever path they choose to go on in their adult life.
  • I will own a house and save the money that would go towards the mortgage each month for family fun time as well as donating to causes close to my heart.
  • I will help my home town in ways to assist in getting children off of the streets and having “safe” fun.

When you win the PowerBall what will you do?

ModParent Looking to Give Back With Clean Water

Did you know that more than a BILLION people are without clean drinking water? This is according the stats on ModParent.com. ModParent is seeking to help resolve this issue, clean water is vitally important to a long lasting life, after all most of our bodies are made up of water.

ModParent has stepped up to give back 10% of all it’s marketplace profits to help this cause and has partner up with charity:water to get this fabulous charity work moving forward.

What is ModParent?

A website dedicated to sharing the best savings and deals in the baby industry to everyone. You can like them on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest or head over to ModParent.com today to learn more about them.

This is a great way to give back while you save money. Love it. Have you used ModParent’s site before?

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Twitter Chat; Angel Tree Giving is the Topic

On November 15th I will be a panelist {@brandyellen} in one of three Twitter chats for The Angel Giving Tree Online Program. In order to prepare for this Twitter chat, I wanted to take a moment to share some details with you all as it pertains to the Twitter discussion.

On Thanksgiving Day, jcpenney will donate $50 to The Salvation Army, up to $400,000, for every Angel adopted online — giving customers another reason to take advantage of Black Friday specials a day early on jcp.com.

On Black Friday, jcpenney will donate $25 to The Salvation Army, up to $100,000, for every customer who uses Foursquare to check-in** to a jcpenney store between 4 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Will you join me in this conversation on November 15th from 7pm – 8pm EST? Follow the hosts @jonbonjovious & @twoofakind as well as me @brandyellen with the hashtag #jcpangel

** To encourage nationwide support and participation, jcpenney will award the community with the most Foursquare check-ins on Black Friday with a celebratory shopping party to be held on Dec. 17. The winning store will host a food truck on-site complete with complimentary snacks and beverages to help energize time-strapped customers shopping jcpenney on the last weekend before Christmas.

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What If they Don’t Like Peas?

Every year during the holiday season, probably starting in November and running through December you will find local stores have collection bins for canned goods and such. This is to donate to those who may not have the food they need and it’s sad to me that we don’t have this giving personality and bins all year round. I am guilty of getting caught up in my busy life as much as the other person is, but giving back is something I really try to focus on.

Every year we always buy some canned goods to drop into the bins at our local Walmart and one year when my daughter was about two years or three years old, this was before her brothers were born obviously, we were in Walmart buying some canned goods for the bin, I allowed her to choose whatever she wanted.

Ki chose a can of peas at first then she looks up at me, holding this can of peas and says “but Mama, what if they don’t like peas?” and I giggled at this thought coming from such a young girl. Then she says, almost as if she read my own mind “well I guess if they don’t have any food at all to eat, they will eat peas and be thankful that they have some food”. I died of laughter, not laughing at her, but at the situation of this conversation with such a little girl.

This has been Ki’s nature, all of her life this girl has given to others, helped others and always seems to take to that kid in class who may need some extra assistance. I love my daughter and am so proud to say that even at almost 9 years of age she still has this giving personality … all year round!

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