How to get a great deal with FIU’s textbook price match program

Let’s face it: textbooks can be expensive.

According to the College Board, college students spend between $600 and $1,400 on textbooks each year. Multiply that by four years and, well, you don’t have to be a math major to realize that’s a lot of money.

The good news is this: If you already know what courses you’ll be taking next semester, you can save a good chunk of change by taking the time to shop around for the best price.

FIU Barnes & Noble is working hard to make college more affordable for students through online and in-store price matching of textbooks offered by local competitors or online vendors like BN.com and Amazon.com. From renting textbooks to price matching, you are sure to get a great deal on textbooks and course materials at the FIU Barnes & Noble.

Some key details to keep in mind about the textbook price match:

  • The textbook must be in stock and available for immediate shipment at the campus bookstore and the local competitor or online retailer.
  • The price advertised must be for the exact book and edition offered at the campus bookstore, including all accompanying components such as CDs, online access cards, student manuals or workbooks.
  • Price matching includes rental pricing. Rental term period (number of days available) must be comparable and only used rental price matching will be honored.
  • The bookstore can’t match digital textbooks and access codes, special orders, new rentals, peer-to-peer pricing or online marketplaces where products or services are provided by multiple third parties, vendors or shops (like Amazon Marketplace & Warehouse Deals).

Here are a few easy steps to help you take full advantage of FIU’s textbook price match policy:  Read More