Kent, OH, December 02, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The thrill of arriving on your college campus as a freshman rapidly diminishes the moment you step foot in the bookstore to buy books for class. The average student could spend $20,000 to $30,000 buying textbooks during their college career, assuming books are financed with student loans; however, paying cash still sets back the average student $8,000 to $10,000 while earning a 4-year degree. After dropping that kind of cash before class even begins, a Raman Noodle budget might seem inevitable, but a new website called Campushift, designed exclusively for college students, can help them save thousands on books, meals, entertainment and more.
Campushift has created a web community built around social “tools” that allow college students to save money on textbooks by allowing them to privately and safely swap their textbooks with classmates at campuses all over the country. The Campushift solution can be incorporated into a University’s student offerings to help students find the best prices on textbooks. Campushift can also enable students to connect with student organizations and local businesses to stay informed of current events, and to stretch each of their precious dollars as much as possible.
Campushift’s “Deals Program” allows local businesses to interact directly with college students in their local community. Each business that partners with Campushift has the ability to target any campus within the Campushift community (4,000+). For a minimal fee, these businesses can post an event or a coupon that students can download and print or they can receive a text message with the coupon code to redeem the discount. For each coupon downloaded or text sent, the business will be charged a credit. A business can purchase 20 credits or downloads for a dollar and reach a much more targeted audience through partnering with Campushift than through other advertising avenues.
Students can log in to view available events and the discounts in their area at any time, and they can also opt to receive daily, weekly and monthly updates to events and deals within categories that fit their individual interests. Students are not charged anything for receiving savings through campus shift. For more information or to join Campushift to begin swapping textbooks and saving money today, please visit www.Campushift.com.
Campushift is owned and was created by Founder, Derek Haake. Campushift is free for students to use and allows them to safely and privately post their textbooks for exchange. Campushift also works with local businesses in college towns to supply students with exclusively available promotions, deals and coupons online. For more information, visit www.Campushift.com.