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Registered: ‎05-04-2009

New Coupons for Members

As a B&N member, I received six coupons in the mail from B&N - to be used either in store or on line.  One of the coupons was 30% off Water for Elephants.  When I tried to use the coupon on line, it said NOT ELIGIBLE!!  I called customer service and was told that because the price was already discounted from the list price, the coupon would not qualify.  I'm wondering why B&N bothered to print & mail out a coupon that isn't eligible for use?!?!  Probably one more reason not to renew my membership.



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Posts: 185
Registered: ‎12-28-2009

Re: New Coupons for Members

I used to receive the email coupons all the time but now I cannot remember the last time I got one. I do know that  they are not going to spam, I have the same email address and have not changed anything on my account to stop them. Tis a mystery. :smileyhappy:


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Posts: 4,389
Registered: ‎10-19-2006

Re: New Coupons for Members

Whenever I have checked the coupons in the emails I get from B&N, they have been for specific items that I am not interested in.  I would much rather have coupons for a certain percentage off an item of my choice, or on anything in the B&N Classics series, or something like that.  The past couple of days, here in the site, I noticed a 15% off (any item) offer posted near the top of the page (I assume not for members only), and was able to use that on a DVD miniseries I wanted.  It is discouraging to be a member when there seem to be so few benefits any more.  At the same time, if I visit the store just once a year, I will still probably recoup the fee, since I tend to go a bit crazy in there!

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