This post is sponsored by the Barnes & Noble MasterCard, powered by Barclaycard. All opinions are my own.
Do you remember what it was like back in the day - yes, I went there - when teens could go to the local bookstore and hang out all afternoon, lounging around on comfortable overstuffed chairs, with a book in hand and headphones on? There was just something so relaxing and fun about hanging out at the bookstore...and as they slowly began disappearing from our local malls, it made me appreciate them all that much more! We have very few bookstores left in Miami, with Barnes and Noble being the ONLY one within a comfortable driving distance. I still like to head over to the bookstore and browse for new things to read, and the back to school season was the perfect time to plan a trip!
While most of the books that Angeline and I read are in electronic format, there's just something about the feeling of turning a page - a real page - and feeling that smooth, soft paper slide beneath your fingertip.
And as much as I love using the calendar and alert system on my phone, nothing beats a real-life paper daily planner or agenda for keeping my blogging tasks straight - and now that Angeline is juggling regular school, online school and a night school course (she's trying to earn extra credits for graduation) AND interning, she absolutely has to have a daily planner to keep her schedule and responsibilities organized!
I took a quick trip to my local Barnes and Noble and did a little shopping...a little fiction for me, a daily planner and a pretty notebook for Angeline - hey, mama likes new things too!
If you're gearing up for back to school, whether it's a high schooler or new college student, then you need to hear this! Barnes & Noble now has a MasterCard that is just the perfect credit card for parents and college kids! We all know how expensive college can be...and that's just tuition. Did you know that books are separate?! They can add up to outrageous amounts of money every semester. The average cost for books and supplies in 2014 was $1,225 at public colleges and $1,244 at private colleges. Based on that average, you could save up to $60 in one shot by using the Barnes & Noble MasterCard for those purchases at campus Barnes & Noble bookstores or at BN.com!
Benefits of the Barnes & Noble MasterCard
- Get 5% back at Barnes & Noble when you use your card at any Barnes & Noble store or online at BN.com
- Earn a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card after your first purchase
- Automatically receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card every time you reach 2,500 points
- Earn 1 reward point for every $1 spent on all other purchases (excluding Barnes and & Noble purchases), even for everyday purchases like gas and groceries.
- No annual fee
- Complimentary FICO® Credit Score
You can use your Barnes & Noble MasterCard to purchase any of the following:
- NOOK & NOOK Books
- Toys & Games
- Home & Gifts
- Movies & TV
- Gift Cards
- Newspapers & Magazines
For more information about the Barnes & Noble MasterCard, or to apply, visit www.bncreditcard.com!
To find your local Barnes & Noble store, or shop online, visit www.BN.com!
You are right about the bookstores getting fewer. I love the convenience of reading books from my ebook reader, but I also love the smell of new books.
Robin Masshole mommy
My stepson just went off to college. His school requires them to use Amazon.
That card sounds awesome. I don't have kids at all, but I love to read, so getting something back to use for books would be the coolest.
This is such a great idea. College books cost as much as a mortgage payment! I might as well get a little something back.
I love Barnes and Noble. Stepping into one of their stores is so refreshing and makes me smile.
As homeschoolers we spend a lot of time at Barnes and Noble! So coo; to know we can earn money back on all those book purchases!
I love shopping at Barnes and Noble! We just went there the other day and bought a bunch of books.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert
Any discount on back to school shopping is a huge help! You can run up a gigantic bill if you're not careful!
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins
I LOVE Barnes and Noble and do almost all of our back to school book shopping there. It's very relaxing and everyone there is always so helpful!
I love me some books. I need something new to read.
Mandi @ Moments With Mandi
I absolutely going to a book store and just browsing. Reading the backs of books I'd never purchase, seeing what magazines I've never heard of, sometimes finding a great deal that I can't pass up. We have a used book store just a few blocks away (supposedly haunted too!) and it's got that classic book store scent and vibe. I'd be in trouble with a credit card in any book store!