Pay $90, Get $100 Barnes and Noble plastic gift card [limit 3]

Back to the Trending eBay Deals, if you like to shop at Barnes and Noble and you don’t need instant delivery, you can PAY $90 and receive $100 Barnes and Noble plastic gift card. Free shipping. Limit three per customer. The seller is SVM Gift Cards (99.4%, ships from Illinois).

Strategically this is good if you are planning to buy books and other items B&N offers that have the same prices everywhere or rarely get discounted. This is today’s deal theme apparently with this and the Rakuten Masterpass offer.

Tiered Barnes & Noble coupon: 10% to 20% off depending on order total

If you want to buy camera or photography (or any other) books that have the same prices everywhere or rarely get discounted, there is a new tiered coupon promotion at the Barnes and Noble website. Remember, Borders ain’t walkin’ through that doo’ again, so if you like the idea of national B&M bookstores, B&N is what’s left. Coupon code BNMAR100 gets you discounts until March 15 (2017) depending on your order total:

+ 10% off orders of $35+
+ 15% off orders of $60+
+ 20% orders of $100+
+ the usual exclusions apply
+ free shipping with $25+ orders or if you are a paying member

15% off a $50+ order at B&N website [updated]

A new coupon has been spawned for the Barnes and Noble website, coupon BNMAR50 gets you 15% off an orders of $50+. The usual exclusions apply. This coupon expired 3/9/17.

Good until Sunday night, coupon code BNMAR15 gets you 15% off a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. The usual coupon exceptions apply. Strategically this is good for products that have the same price everywhere or rarely get discounted. Free shipping with orders of $25+.

(ENDED) Monday: e-Textbooks for $2 including Schaum’s Optics, and Basic Electricity

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Pre-order new Nikon D5600 Books by Julie Adair King and by David Busch

This may be a first. The books for a camera are listed at Amazon before the camera itself! There’s two of them now! Julie Adair King’s “Nikon D5600 For Dummies” is available for pre-order in paperback for $30 with an April 17 (20170 release estimate, while David Busch’s Nikon D5600 guide is available for pre-order at Amazon for $40 with a May 19 in 2017 release date estimate. This is the paperback edition, under the RockyNook brand (not to be confused with the Barnes and Noble Nook). Amazon has a pre-order price-guarantee [see Details], so if the price drops until its release date, you will pay the lowest price during the time period between pre-order and release date.

PS: 3rd-party goofballs (okay, sellers) have created stub listings for the Nikon D5600 at Amazon, but Amazon’s own listing is not there yet.

Two eBooks on GIMP for $5 each (Packt)

Packt Publishing is a having a site-wide $5 sale. Every ebook and course is $5 each. Of photography interest, I found two GIMP ebooks for $5 each, one is a “recipes” ebook, the other is a “Starter” ebook.

Amazon Book Coupon extended again ($5 off $15+)

If you haven’t used this yet, the Amazon Books coupon code GIFTBOOK that gets you $5 off purchase of $15+ in printed books at Amazon by Amazon itself has been extended again, it ends on Saturday 12/17/16 at 3am eastern, unless it gets extended again.

PS: it also works with some calendars, depending on how they are coded in their system, so if you want to buy photo calendars, or if you sell your own photo-calendars there, you can test the coupon on them and tell your friends to buy them with the extra discount 🙂

(ENDED) Monday: National Geographic Atlas of the World, 10th Edition (Hardcover) for $80

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(ENDED) Hardcover: The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ for $20 [or $15 if you haven’t used the coupon]

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Extended Again: $5 off purchase of $15+ in Books with coupon (ends Mon 3am ET)

The current expiration date of this promotion is Monday 12/10/16 Thursday [yes, it got extended again] at 3am Eastern, so unless it gets extended again, it is last call for the coupon code GIFTBOOK that gets you $5 off purchase of $15+ in printed books at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can use this coupon even if you used the previous $10 off $25+ coupon in November (I used them both because reading is fun-da-mental!). The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $25+ in books or $49+ in general merchandise, physical goods sold or fulfilled by Amazon itself).

PS: some of the calendars may be eligible for this promotion as well. I can’t test them all, but you can tell by adding to cart and seeing if they get discounted. It may depend on how they are coded in their system or maybe it’s some kinds of calendars but not others, so YMMV.

$5 off $15+ Printed New Condition Books (ends Thur 3am ET) [Extended] [Updated]

If you missed the Black Friday book coupon, or if you want to buy some more books, you are in luck. Amazon is back with another printed book coupon, coupon code GIFTBOOK gets you $5 off a purchase of $15+ in printed books sold and shipped by Amazon itself, in new condition, book purchases (not rentals). Offer ends Thursday Monday at 3am ET. These are the detailed terms. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $25+ in books or $49+ in general merchandise sold or fulfilled by Amazon).

UPDATE 12/5/16 PM: this has been extended yet again. You can only use this particular coupon once per Amazon account, so if you missed it, here’s another opportunity. Other things may also qualify, eg photo-calendars. Only way to find out for certain is to add to cart and enter the coupon and see if it gets discounted.

Hardcover Book: National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet) for $15.80

If you are interested in the National Parks or Nature photography, the hardcover edition of the April 19 (2016) “National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet)” is on sale for $15.80 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. The sale is such that the used prices are higher than the new condition. If you are not a Prime member, you get free shipping if you buy $25+ in books (eg two of these) or with a $49+ order.

If you are a Prime member and you are not familiar with this book, but you are curious, you can borrow it for FREE through the Prime Reading program! Go to the Kindle page and look for the “Read for Free” with Prime Reading button. You have to be logged on to a Prime account to see this. Screenshot below:

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But wait there’s another way to borrow it for free, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber!

MINI RANT: Amazon really really really needs to change how they phrase it when you borrow an ebook. It is not free. You are borrowing it. This will probably reduce accidental purchases and returns, and reduce user frustration. The “Read for Free” is good but the “Free” above that when it shows the price is confusing to the uninitiated.

(ENDED) Amazon $10 off $25+ in Print Books Coupon extended until Tue 3am ET

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(ENDED) Monday: Prepaid Kindle Unlimited subscriptions as low as $6/month

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(ENDED) $10 off $25+ in Books coupon ends Tuesday 3am ET [updated]

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(ENDED) Coupon: 50% to 60% DRM-free eBooks at O’Reilly

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$10 off order of Printed Books of $25+ at Amazon (expires Sun night)

Reading is fun-da-mental! If you are looking to buy photography books or camera guides, or any other printed books, coupon code HOLIDAYBOOK gets you $10 off a book order of $25 or more at Amazon by Amazon itself. The print books must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, in new condition. Rentals and digital books are not eligible. Limit one per customer. Offer expires November 28, 2016 at 2:59am EST.

Free shipping if your are a Prime member, or your order total is $25+ in books (I do not know if it has to be post-coupon $25 or pre-coupon $25).

30% off one item at Barnes & Noble with coupon

If you are interested in books that rarely get discounted or have the same prices everywhere, or prefer to buy books from booksellers instead of mega-retailers, coupon code BNBFRIDAY16 gets you 30% off one item at the Barnes and Noble website. Free shipping if your order total is $25+ or if you are a paying member. Coupon ends Sunday.

15% off at Barnes & Noble website with coupon

New coupon action at the Barnes & Noble website, coupon AUTUMN15 gets you 15% off one item until 11/6/16. Strategically this is a good idea for items that have the same price everywhere or rarely get discounted. Free shipping with orders of $25 or store pickup where available. If you are a B&N member, you get free shipping regardless ($25/year membership). Of on-topic interest, think photography books, camera guides, how-to books, post-processing/lighting/workflow books, etc.

(ENDED) Over 400 (!!!) Books in Thursday’s Lightning Deals

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15% off at BN website with coupon

If you prefer to buy books from anywhere-but-Amazon, or if you are looking for a discount on books that rarely get discounted or have the same prices everywhere, coupon code HARVEST15 gets you 15% off at the Barnes and Noble website until 10/23/16. Nook devices and e-books are not eligible for the offer.

20% off Art DRM-Free eBooks with coupon

O’Reilly is not the only online e-book store that offers DRM-free books. eBooks.com is also DRM-Free, and for October 2016, coupon code categorysalecp (that’s the coupon name) gets you 20% off on Art eBooks (along with Business, Law, Literary Criticism, and Performing Arts categories). Some photography ebooks are under Art, but I have no way of knowing exactly what percentage. This depends on how the ebooks are coded in their system. For example, a Canon 7D camera guide won’t be under Art, but something approaching photography from an art angle will likely be so. Their ebooks are available as EPUBs or PDFs, and can also be read online using a web browser

20% off one item at B&N Website with coupon

Amazon is not everything to everyone (not for lack of trying), if you prefer to buy books from other retailers, the Barnes and Noble website has a new 20% off coupon for one item, coupon code BNFRIEND until 10/10/16. This is good for everything except e-books, Nook devices and the usual exclusions (gift cards, brands that do not allow couponizing of their products, law prohibits couponization of product, etc). Strategically of interest for photography and camera-n-photo books that rarely get discounted OR have the same prices at all retailers. Free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a paying member ~ B&N had a Prime-like annual membership before it was cool 🙂

B&N Coupon: $15 off $75+ order (think rarely discounted Photo Books & Camera Guides)

If you are looking to buy photography or camera guides (or any other books), especially ones that rarely get discount, there is a new coupon code for the Barnes and Noble website, coupon BNFALL16 gets you $15 off a purchase of $75+. The coupon excludes e-books and book rentals. Free shipping if your order total is $25+, so if you use this coupon, mathematically you also get free shipping. Coupon expires 9/29/16 at 3am ET.

(ENDED) Ends Mon PM: $15 off $100+ at BN with coupon

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Barnes and Noble Buy More Save More Coupon (think photography books)

If you like to buy photography or camera books, especially ones that rarely go on sale, Barnes and Noble has a new online coupon, code BNBEACH gets you discounts as shown in the annotated screenshot below:

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Use the search bar or navigate the categories to find items of potential interest. The coupon expires on Friday June 10, 2016 at 2:59am Eastern Time.