I’ve been a long time fan of Chegg. In fact, for a little while, I was even running the Chegg blog. It’s a great service that lets you rent your textbooks, which can save you a nice chunk of change over buying a book, especially when you don’t really want to keep the book afterward. Because of my longstanding relationship with Chegg, they contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I’d like to try their newest product: text-a-licious textbooks.
Usually I’m not one to turn down free stuff, but I felt I should, since I’ve graduated and no longer need any textbooks. “No problem!” my buddies at Chegg said, “You can try it anyway. I’m sure you’ll find our new product very tasteful.”
The italics really creeped me out, but I surfed the site and picked out a textbook I thought I might want to read. A nice American history textbook seemed like a good idea, so I let Chegg know and they sent my text-a-licious copy of the book to me right away.
When I opened the package, I could smell the book right away – Apricot American History flavored! As much as I loved the idea, I was still skeptical – would I be able to read the whole book? Actually, it worked out quite well! I learned a lot, and I didn’t have to pay extra for tasty snacks!
I can see where this would really save you money in class. At my school, people were always getting up during the class breaks to go visit the vending machine. Who wants to go stand in line to pay for overpriced stale junk food? If you had a text-a-licious book with you, you could just enjoy your class material!
Another great concept from the textbook innovators at Chegg… why couldn’t you guys have come up with this my freshman year?