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Sell Your Books on the Go


Students are busy.

With so many classes, clubs, sports, and tests, you’re always on the go. We want you to make the most of your college experience, and we’d like to help you do it!

Students also need more cash.

Considering all those activities on your plate, finding time for a job can be tricky. That’s where Cash4Books comes in handy. By selling last semester’s textbooks, we give you cash for the things that really matter (like tons of coffee, or a year’s worth of ramen).

And now, with our mobile app, we’ve been able to simplify life for you busy students who also need extra cash!

When you download the app, you can check your book prices on the go. If you’re at the school bookstore, you can compare our prices to theirs. Additionally, if your bookstore only buys back books at the end of the semester, you can sell them online through Cash4Books year-round.

Snag your extra cash on the go with these four easy steps!

  1. Download the Cash4Books app on your Apple or Android device.
  2. Check book prices by scanning the barcode or entering the ISBN.
  3. The app will keep track of your scanned books, so when you’re ready to sell, you can easily print our mailing label and mail us your books for free.
  4. When we get the books, you get paid!

Think of all the things you can buy with your extra money: brand new soccer shoes, an awesome Halloween costume, or maybe some nice new notebooks for your science class. It’s up to you! Download the app today to start emptying your bookshelf and filling up your wallet.

8 Study Tips to Ace That Test

8 Study Tips To Ace That Test

College is a busy time. Now that you know how to make the most out of your college experience, it’s time to focus on studying and school work.

Our list of study tips explores ways to use the entire semester to prepare for finals, rather than one major cram session. It offers advice on time management and how reviewing material frequently will save you time in the long run.

Ready to ace your test? Here you go!

#1 Perfect your note-taking:

Your study session is only as good as your study materials. If your class notes aren’t easy to understand or are missing information, it will make studying more difficult. Here are some useful tips for improving your note-taking skills!

#2 Read all the course material:

Many college courses have suggested readings, as well as required readings, for each class. It’s often a good idea to read all the material as professors often pull questions or essay topics from material not covered in class. If you need help increasing your reading speed, check out this speed reading resource – it could help you get all that reading done much faster!

#3 Learn time management:

With so many fun activities in school, study time can be hard to factor in. Learning to manage your time and balance your workload is a valuable life skill. Use your calendar and to-do lists to keep track of due dates and projects, and prioritize your tasks, as you don’t always have time to get everything done. Need some more time management tips to get started? Check these out!

#4 Review material throughout the semester:

Be sure to review material throughout the semester, instead of relying on one big study session before finals. If you take 30 minutes to review your class notes every day, you’ll save yourself time in the long run, be more prepared, and save yourself from stressing. Spread out your studying!

#5 Find the right study playlist:

Music or noise machines can help create a great study atmosphere. Whether its classical, atmospheric music, or just the sounds of waves, breaking the silence is important, and will help you focus.

#6 Try study groups:

Try joining a study group on campus. It can be a nice change from studying alone, provides an opportunity to quiz each other, and allows you to learn the material in new ways. Everyone approaches studying the same material differently, and study groups allow you to collaborate and learn in new ways.

#7 Try studying at different times of the day:

Different study times work better for different people; the important part is that you find the best study time for you. Morning and afternoon studying often means you have more energy, while night studying can let you focus more easily, or even be more creative. Find what works for you!

#8 Take study breaks:

If you do plan on longer study sessions, be sure to take study breaks and reward yourself for your hard work. Taking breaks helps you retain information, and if you never reward yourself, you will dread studying even more. Take a break and grab some coffee!

Now you’re ready to ace that test! Use our study tips and go get ‘em! Good luck everyone.

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of College

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of College

Starting college is a huge step. It gives you a chance to be independent and strike out on your own. Now that you’ve settled in at school, learn how to make the most out of your college years!

These 7 tips will help you have an amazing college experience.

#1 Stay Up-To-Date on Your Class Reading

While college is often seen as more of a social experience, your classes and homework are vitally important. Keep up to date on reading; whether it’s Aristotle for your philosophy course or a microeconomics textbook, these books were chosen for a reason. Enjoy the reading and become a scholar!

#2 Take Advantage of the School Facilities

Many schools have beautiful libraries, impressive gyms, and sprawling grounds. It’s like you’re part of a fancy country club! This is your chance to use those facilities and enjoy the grounds. Try studying outside and check out the racket ball and rock climbing options at the gym. With such beautiful facilities at your disposal, be sure the use them while you can!

#3 Learn Money Management

You gain independence while you’re in school, but there are still helping hands along the way if you need it. This is a wonderful environment to learn money management. You’ll probably have a school meal plan, so learning how to budget your lunch meal dollars and funds for textbooks are good steps to independent money management. Check out these tips for managing a budget, or our tips on turning trash into cash. Having a little extra money around can go a long way while you’re in school.

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Summer Textbooks = Fall Cash: 3 Reasons to Sell Your Used Textbooks

Sell your used textbooks for fall cash

Did you just realize you still have last year’s textbooks?

Don’t let them just gather dust. Read below for 3 reasons on why selling your used textbooks will help you start the school year off right.

Reason #1: Less Textbooks = More Space

Space is a precious commodity in college dorms. You only have one shelf, a desk, and a small closet to fill with your stuff. That’s a tall order when you want to bring your summer AND winter wardrobes as well as your extensive video game library. Where are your Harry Potter books supposed to go when your old Chemistry textbooks are taking up shelf space? Sell those books, and free up your dorm room real estate for the stuff that really matters.

Reason #2: More Cash = Money for New Textbooks

As we’re all aware, new textbooks are expensive. However, saving cash from last year’s books can make a good dent in the cost of new books. Biology can be traded out for Chemistry 101, while Macroeconomics can be sold for your new Ancient History book. Information is easily available in the world of the Internet, so you don’t need to keep your textbooks to maintain that knowledge. Sell those books, and make way for this semester’s workload.

Reason #3: Extra Cash = Fun Fall Activities

Fall is one of our favorite seasons and having extra cash on hand is never a bad thing. Think of all the fun adventures that await you this fall: pumpkin patch trips, corn maze endeavors, and Halloween costumes! Seriously, who doesn’t want an awesome costume for Halloween this year? Fall is also the season of the pumpkin spice lattes. By selling your old textbooks, you could secure enough cash to get a whole season’s worth of tasty pumpkin beverages.

Ready to sell your used textbooks? We thought so! Head over to our homepage and input the ISBNs of your used books. We’ll give you a price quote and you can ship them to us for free.

If you’re still not convinced to sell your used textbooks, check out some of our other money saving resources, including our tips to turn trash into cash and lifehacks to make you money. We’re committed to helping you save cash, so stay tuned for more tips and tricks!

Back to School Bonus Cash Spotify Sweepstakes

Spotify Sweepstakes Bonus Code

Do you love music AND making some extra cash? When you use our back to school bonus code while selling books online at Cash4Books, you’ll get 10% bonus cash AND the chance to win a year of Spotify Premium absolutely free!

We want this back to school season to ROCK, so grab those books and follow the steps below for the chance to win an epic prize.

Step #1: Decide what books to sell, and input their ISBNs on our Cash4Books Homepage.

Step #2: Use bonus code: backtocash during checkout to get 10% free bonus cash added to your total.

Step #3: Print off our shipping label and mail us your books for FREE! When we get your books, you receive your cash and are automatically entered to win a Spotify Premium subscription free for a whole year!

Stay tuned to find out if you WON! We will notify winners of our Spotify Sweepstakes via email once a winner is selected at the end of September. Back to school can be a stressful time, so now’s your chance to relax with some tunes, and get back to cash. Seriously, free cash and a chance to win a year of free music? It’s almost too easy!

Need ideas on what to listen to? Check out these awesome Spotify playlists!

Let’s get the school year started right. Check out our terms and conditions: bit.ly/BackToCashSweepstakes