Barnes & Noble is hosting Educator Appreciation Days, and there are only a couple more days to participate in January.
So, what are Educator Appreciation Days? Well, any teacher Pre-K through 12th grade can score 25% off their entire in-store purchase, along with 10% off in the cafe. The dates left this month are Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26, 2020.
How does it work? This promotion is good for public, private, charter or home-school teachers. Just come in, and sign up to get the B&N Educator Card. If you don't have one, no stress! It's free to apply and sign up. The Arizona Market Business Development Manager told me that the application is "short- basically asking for name, school, email info." There is no membership fee, and no purchase required. It's just an additional tool to score you savings.
It's active for two years, and all year long, holders can get 20% off everything purchased in store. Just use the card when you shop at any Barnes & Noble store nationwide. There is no spending minimum or maximum. You can always renew it as well after the two years expire. Educator Appreciation Days offer additional savings. So, enjoy it all this weekend! Now, if you miss the Educator Appreciation Days this weekend, there will be more throughout the year. We were not given those dates yet.
I also asked if signing up for the B&N Educator Card signs you up for a newsletter. I'm told that it does not, that you may receive periodic communication, but not much. Plus, when you get any of that communication from Barnes & Noble, you can opt out of receiving anything else.
FINE PRINT: "The only items that do NOT qualify for any type of discount are Nooks, media items (like music, DVD's, turntables, headphones, etc) AND magazines."
You'll need to bring in some items to prove that you're a Pre-K through 12th grade teacher. So, don't forget your school ID badge, as well as regular identification. When you go to the store, ask the cashier for the short application. Fill it out, and return it, show the proof that you're an educator, and get your card to start saving.
I also asked about offers for college instructors. An official told me, "Barnes & Noble College is a separate division of the company with its own website and manages its own products, promotions/sales and policies."