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SeaBrzFL
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Registered: ‎05-28-2010
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You CAN use your Gift Cards for non-ebook purchases

I've seen several posts complaining that they could not use their BN gift cards (specifically the recent $50 card) for purchases other than e-books. Unfortunately, I could not reply until now, but I knew that my BN bookseller told me differently, so today I did some investigating.

 

As stated on the back of the gift card - "This gift card can be used to purchase any product or a Barnes & Noble membership at any Barnes & Noble store nationwide or on www.bn.com."

 

I think the confusion stems from registering the card on B&N with your e-book account, but this is ONLY so that the gift card is charged before your registered online credit card for e-book purchases.

 

If you log into your BN account and check the new "show me my e-book credit balance" it even states there:

 

Gift Cards/eGift Cards/Online Gift Certificates entered will be used for the purchase of eBooks and single issue eMagazines and eNewspapers only. Any balance on your Gift Card(s) will be automatically applied before your default credit card is charged. You can still use your Gift Cards/eGift Cards/Online Gift Certificates for purchases that are not eBooks - just enter them during checkout or use them in our stores.

 

Obviously you have to have your gift card in front of you because you have to provide that number and pin at checkout, but I used some of my $50 nook incentive card for non-ebook purchases without a problem.

 

I didn't actually purchase a nook cover so are some of you getting specific restrictions from purchasing nook accessories? If so, that should not be the case according to the guidelines above and definitely worth a call to customer service.

 

~SB


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JdiennoPSU
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Re: You CAN use your Gift Cards for non-ebook purchases

I believe everyone wasn't refurring to gift cards but B&N Membership discounts.  Could be wrong tho!!

- JJ

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FrogAlum
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Registered: ‎12-25-2009
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Re: You CAN use your Gift Cards for non-ebook purchases

 


JdiennoPSU wrote:

I believe everyone wasn't refurring to gift cards but B&N Membership discounts.  Could be wrong tho!!


 

Most of it was that AND having to still have a default credit card on file in order to purchase and download an ebook.

 

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JdiennoPSU
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Re: You CAN use your Gift Cards for non-ebook purchases

Yeah I remember everyone was complaining about having to have a card on file.  Makes sense that not everyone has a credit/debit card.  Also makes sense on B&N standpoint that the best thing to use for DRM is something so important no one would want to give to other people except trusted family members.

 

 

- JJ

Dovie'andi se tovya sagain.


FACT: Childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer in children - more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined.