Price matching part of Bookstore’s campaign to save money for students

An enhancement of the Campus Bookstore’s price matching policy has the potential to save students money on their texts, says marketing coordinator Martin Deck.

“Previously, we offered to match prices on textbooks with our online competitors and, but it was always up to the student to do the research, find the lowest price, print up the quote and ask for a price match at our cash register,” he says.

“This September, for the first time, we are pre-emptively price matching over 30 textbooks. We have done the research, found the lowest price and we have marked down textbooks across a wide range of departments. Most of the savings will benefit first-year students, but we have tried to spread the markdowns across the years as well.”

Depending on the title, the savings range from 75 cents to more than $30 per book, with most markdowns between $10 and $20. It is part of the store’s commitment to students save on course materials, which Deck terms “5 Ways to Save”:

  1. Selling used textbooks;
  2. Buying used textbooks from students;
  3. Offering guaranteed buyback on a selection of titles;
  4. Matching prices with online retailers; and
  5. Offering free shipping within Ontario on web orders over $100.

The buyback is more popular than ever, says Deck.

“We will set a new record this September. Folks are lined up 25 deep to sell their books back to the Campus Bookstore.”

Everyone who sells a used text is entered into a draw for an ASUS VivoTab Note 8 tablet computer.

Another promotion offers one of two Toshiba laptop computers—with a ballot for each customer until the September 30 draw.

And finally, the Windsor Family Credit Union is offering its student clients a 10 percent discount on purchases at the Campus Bookstore to a maximum of $500—at a savings of up to $50.