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We'll Match Their Price!

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We're confident you will find the best prices on your textbooks at the CSU Bookstore. If you find a lower price on the same exact textbook elsewhere, we will match their price!

Find a lower price at a textbook retailer? The CSU Bookstore will match it! 

  • At this time, rentals are excluded from the Price Match program. 
  • Purchases may be made in-store or online; Price Match must be transacted at the CSU Bookstore main location at the Lory Student Center.
  • Prices matched against Amazon, Barnes & Noble,,, or other college bookstores. 
  • Excludes peer-to-peer marketplaces, auction sites, Amazon’s Warehouse Deals, Deals of the Day, Lightning Deals, “Amazon Deals,” aggregator sites, digital books and publisher-direct prices.
  • Online sites must be located in the United States.
  • The book must be in stock with us and with the retailer advertising the lower price.
  • The lower-priced item must match the exact book ISBN and edition purchased, including accompanying online access codes, student manuals, etc.
  • Offer valid only for Colorado State University students.

How to get a price match at time of purchase

  • Ad must be current.
  • Printed screenshot of ad.
  • Ad shown via mobile device.
  • Hard copy ad.
  • Customers purchasing textbooks on our website must follow instructions for getting a price adjustment after purchase. Customers purchasing online must request a price adjustment in person at the Lory Student Center location. 

How to get a price adjustment after purchase

  • Download, print, and fill out the price match adjustment form. (Coming soon!)
  • Turn in the form within 7 days of the original transaction.
  • Must have original receipt.
  • Must state if book was purchased new or used.
  • Price adjustment will only be provided for the same format (new/used)
  • For Online Orders, the price adjustment must be done in person at the Lory Student Center location. 

Other exclusions:

  • Prices that require minimum quantity purchases.
  • Misprinted or inaccurate prices.
  • Prices from auctions or requiring memberships.
  • Bundle offers, instant rebates, mail-in offers, offers that include financing.
  • For sites charging shipping, those costs will be included in the competitor's price. 
  • Offer valid only for Colorado State University students.
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