There are a number of books that are marked down 20% form the list price. With a 10% membership discount, a 15% coupon discount on the most expensive purchase, and free shipping for orders over $25, you will save a great deal of money. You don't have to boycott the store, but make it a habit to compare prices. Of course, that is if you want to save money in the process so you can purchase more books and cool supplies.
Whenever you feel like visiting the Barnes & Noble store, go there and browse at some of their new books. Make sure you bring along a small mini memo books and a pen or pencil to write with. Because of the major advancements in technology, maybe you feel more comfortable storing the data in a PDA, IPhone or your cellular phone. When you come across books that you want, either jot or key-in the book title; make sure to include the ISBN # and the author's name.
Compare the store prices to the Barnes & Noble's website. I have found that many of their books are marked down 20% from the list price. Adding a membership discount and a weekly coupon will reduce the cost further down and help you save money. Barnes & Nobles also has a wide selection of art, office, and writing supplies. Keep in mind that taking the time to compare prices will help you to save money.
Have fun making book purchases.