I know a lot of people wait to get their books for school until they attend the first day of classes to see if they really need them. However, the way information is put online these days made it easy for me to evaluate that ahead of time. If it was optional, that was indicated and I know myself well enough to judge whether or not an optional text will be useful to me. Of course, if funds are low or haven’t come in yet, that’s a whole different reason to wait and could be good if your teacher puts texts on hold for use across campus.
I went ahead and figured out everything I needed and ordered it online at Chegg.com. I found a 10% discount code online which basically meant free shipping & they ended up giving me a 25% discount towards my next order too. I placed my order on Tuesday August 24th and the receipt said they would come in by 8/31 and 9/02. But early this morning (Friday August 27th) I heard the neighbor dogs barking and the exhausted sound of a large transport vehicle braking in front of my house. My Chegg is in!
They got my books to me the Friday before school starts- 3 very short anticipation filled days away! I apparently saved $384.93. I also planted a tree because with every order they plant a tree- something I’m sure you can guess I LOVE! Something I didn’t love was the enormous Dr.Pepper door hanger flyers that had some stupid ass “fill in your favorite things” list on the side. (Like ANYONE is going to use that. They wasted a tree just printing that worthless shit). They also included a small Chegg branded sticky pad and pen- another decidedly not green move for a company whose marketing is based on providing and promoting earth-friendly (or should I say -er) choices.
Overall, I give them an A-. They helped me recycle text books- which saves trees-, save some green (as in $$$), plant a tree, and I got my books fast and properly filled. Now let’s just dump the corporate giant advertising and wasteful promotional products- c’mon I know you can do it Cheggy-weg.