10-31-2009 09:59 AM
I am a AAA member and I have 2 questions relating to the AAA discount.
1. According to your website, "AAA members receive a 10% discount on all orders*" except that "*Discounts do not apply to the purchase of gift cards, gift wrapping or B&N membership". There are NO other exclusions from the discount.
I tried to preorder the nook and apply the discount but there does not seem to be a way to do it from the AAA-B&N website, although the nook is shown on the website. Please advise me how to preorder the nook and get my 10% discount.
2. Also, I note that the AAA-B&N website doesn't seem to have a link for ebooks. How do I go about buying ebooks with my AAA 10% discount?
10-31-2009 10:37 AM
It is very unlikely that you are going to be able to use your AAA membership for the nook, the nook accessories or the e-book purchases. Even those of us you have a B&N membership and a B&N credit card are not allowed any discount on these items. We get free expidited shipping on a pre-order of the nook but that is all. You should also be aware that you cannot use a gift card to purchase e-books and I am pretty sure that you cannot use a gift card for the nook or its accessories.
10-31-2009 10:49 AM
dreamcatcher, I, too, am a B&N member and am aware that B&N cares very little about my being a member. However, the AAA arrangement is a different arrangement; it may even be contractual with AAA. Additionally, the website for AAA members is very clear about what is excluded and the nook and ebooks are not part of that exclusion. I have written B&N twice privately asking these questions and have received no response other than that they received my questions. This board makes the third time. Next stop is AAA.
10-31-2009 11:14 AM
Thanks for that info. I am a AAA member but did not know you could get a discount at B&N. AAA is most definitley my next venue to check out. It would be wonderful if I could use my AAA for purchases. Thanks for the info
10-31-2009 11:36 AM
I'm a AAA member as well and wasn't aware of being able to get 10% discount on purchases.
Thank you for the information.
10-31-2009 03:56 PM
Even those of us you have a B&N membership and a B&N credit card are not allowed any discount on these items. We get free expidited shipping on a pre-order of the nook but that is all.
dreamcatcher, this is not entirely accurate. When I ordered the nook, I was told to expect my 5% back (which was about $14) from the B&N Mastercard. If you set this as your default card, you should also get 5% back on ebooks.
10-31-2009 04:35 PM - edited 10-31-2009 04:43 PM
The AAA discount, per the AAA site, is "Not valid at www.barnesandnoble.com or in Barnes & Noble retail stores."
The only way to get a AAA discount is to go to the AAA website, log in, and then go to the barnes & noble store. Alternately, you can go www.aaa.com/barnesandnoble. Either way you get there, the AAA Barnes & Noble Store does not offer e-books or nook on its site. I opened the AAA store and the regular BN store in different tabs, and you can see that several B&N categories/tabs are available at B&N but not with AAA- ebooks, nook, toys & games.
So, it's not really a matter of listing nook as an exclusion- the list of exclusions applies to things you can actually see at the AAA discount site (gift cards, Member cards, and gift wrapping). Nook isn't mentioned in the exclusions - and neither are Toys & Games or Home & Gift items - because they're not available on the AAA store.
10-31-2009 06:34 PM
I stand corrected on not getting the 5% back when you use the B&N Mastercard. You do get about $14 back when ordering the nook. I have never ordered e-books from B&N so can't really comment on the 5% on those. I hope that I do.
11-02-2009 09:48 AM
Currently there is no discount on the Nook, period. Not even employees. This may change as they get negative feedback from customers, so my suggestion is to write corporate.