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Jan 28 2013
5 years ago
2:34 PM MST

PaperBackSwap: Save Money by Swapping Books

Jan 28, 2013 @ 2:34 PM MST
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Looking for an easy way to trade paperback books, hardbacks, audio books, textbooks and more from the comfort of your own home?! Then may be your answer!

Here’s how it works:

– First, head on over here and register for a free account (note that this is my referral link)
– Post all the books that you want to swap with other members
– Once you list 10 books, you’ll get 2 FREE Book Credits

Use these 2 credits to snag your first 2 books (search for books by author, title etc.); remember, the books that you request from PaperBack Swap are yours to keep! When another member requests one of your listed books, you will receive an email with their shipping info. You are then responsible for mailing the book and paying for shipping costs which are typically around $2-$2.50 (note that books that you request are mailed to you for free!). When your book is received by the other member, you snag one credit which you can then use to order another book for yourself! How awesome is that?!

Check out what Hip2Save reader, Michelle, recently emailed me about PaperBackSwap

I’m a college student pursuing my MBA, and I have collected a lot of books over the years from grade school and college. Some of my books I know will keep for the rest of my life; others I could do without. Although I am able to sell my books on Amazon and, some books just do not sell. Then one day, I stumbled across this website, You pay the shipping to deliver a book to a person who has requested it, and you get credit for a book on your wishlist, essentially you’re paying around $2.50 per book. This is a better deal than Amazon and, where you’re paying at least $3.99 for shipping only or more for the popular books. I’ve been using it for the last several months and really enjoy it. Hope you find this deal as cool as I did!

How about you?! Are you a PaperBackSwap member too? If so, what has been your experience?

* Be sure to check out these other swapping sites: and!

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Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply move the post to your Hip List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the Hip List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.