If you want to encourage your children to read this summer, one way to do so is by getting books that interest them. The library is a great place to start, but if your library is anything like ours, the selection is very limited. This is why, the free shipping at Half.com is a great offer for the summer. I don’t know how long it will last, so take advantage while it is here.
Right now you can get free shipping on orders of $10+ at Half.com, and with many used books selling for as $0.75 – $1 each, you can get a bunch of books for very little money. Use the Half.com coupon code FREESHIP to get up to $25 worth of free shipping on your entire order.
You can get a maximum of $25 worth of free shipping, so if you buy from different sellers, you can only buy six books with free shipping. However, if you buy several books from one seller, they usually give you a shipping discount, which will enable you to get more books.
How To Get The Most Value at Half.com:
- Start at Ebates to get 4 percent off your purchase at Half.com (I jut got a check from Ebates last week)
- You can sign into Half.com with your Ebay username and password.
- If you use different sellers, you can get free shipping on 6 books. Try to pick books from some of the larger sellers, as they will give you shipping discounts on additional books.
- Your total (before shipping) has to be $10+
- Once you have a couple of books in your cart, you can add the FREESHIP Half.com coupon code, and it will let you know how much you have left, until you reach the required $10+ purchase before shipping.
My oldest boys have very specific interest, and I have been on a mission to find some great used books about the ocean, sharks, airplanes and helicopters for birthdays and Christmas. For $14.44, I was able to get nine books and that is including shipping, and I will get $0.58 back from Ebates. The total value of these books, if I had bought them new would be just around $100.
At $1.60 per book including shipping, it is not as good a price as at the local thrift store where used children’s books sell for $0.58. However, the selection at Half.com is fantastic, and I had to try very hard to limit myself.
Check out the great books I got for $14.44
|Ocean by Miranda MacQuitty (2004, Hardcover)|
|Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & The Sea by Peter Benchley and Karen Wojtyla (2005, Hardcover)|
|Planes Gliders Helicopters and Other Flying Machines by Terry J. Jennings (1993, Paperback)|
|Big Book of Airplanes by Caroline Bingham (2001, Hardcover)|
|Whales & Dolphins by Caroline Bingham (2003, Hardcover)|
|Shark by Miranda MacQuitty (1992, Paperback, Illustrated)|
|Fodor’s In Focus Florida Keys by Fodor’s Travel Publications, Inc. (2008, Paperback)|
|Scholastic Children’s Encyclopedia (2004, Hardcover) (Hardcover, 2004)|
|Draw! Ocean Animals by D. C. Dubosque and Doug Dubosque (1994, Paperback)|
I am very excited about the book deals at Half.com, and while I have checked out the website in the past, the $3.99 shipping cost always made me leave without making a purchase. Wtih free shipping, I just could not resist, and I know my boys will love these books.
Have you ever bought used books, music or movies at Half.com?
You can get free shipping at Half.com with the coupon code FREESHIP!