Use coupons for price reductions. Donâ€™t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when youâ€™re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.
Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. Itâ€™s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox is co-founder of the free financial advice blog, AskTheMoneyCoach.com. Read her "Ask The Money Coach" column every Monday through Friday on BlackEnterprise.com and follow Lynnette on Twitter at @themoneycoach