Thursday, November 5, 2009

Savings by the book…..

Ahhh, its that time of year, the kids have had their day and it’s a few weeks until the turkey needs to be stuffed. Time for a little reading. No matter what your favorite type of book is there is never a reason to pay full price. There are sales starting already at the big chains, gearing up for the holiday season, Borders currently has free shipping on orders over $25.00 and is running a buy 4 books get the 5th book free promotion as well as their usual weekly specials. If you like Romance and enjoy reading on your laptop Barnes & Noble is honoring the 60th anniversary of Harlequin by offering free downloads of 16 different romance novels. FREE book downloads There is also the discount section of Barnes and Noble where you can find books at up to 80% off: Discounted books.

Currently Amazon and Wal-Mart are in a price war on books, each one matching or even lowering the price of books to make the sale, this started on pre-order sales and has lead to over all pricing competition. It pays to check both sites and check the shipping fees since this is the area that will probably cost the most, in some case it can be more than the book itself, Amazon has free Supersaver shipping on orders over $25.00.

Alibris is a wonderful place to find new or gently used books at a fraction of the price, there are offering free shipping on orders over $49.00 and there are coupons for $2 off $20, $4 off $40 and $8 off $80 available at Retailmenot. If your feeling creative Alibris offers a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to their site for writing a book review, its your chance to help someone else pick out a great book (or avoid a stinker) and maybe win something fun for yourself. is offering free shipping on orders over $35 until the end of the year, make sure you read the page carefully there are some specific things that need to be entered into the site.

Want to find the lowest price fast? The folks at Deal Oz heard that plea and did something about it. Now you can search by book title, Author, ISBN or Keyword and find the lowest price available. This is a great tool for people that don’t have time to check each web site for the best price, it does all the work for you! The site will also show if there is a coupon available for each store. is offering $5 off $50 with the coupon code of SAVEONBOOKS09 and they have a huge selection of used books. is an online site to purchase discount books, magazines and gifts, including books that are hard to find, there is a free shipping code of BKLVFREE and a coupon code for $10 off $50: RENEWMCC.

Next week I will give you some more information on where to find great books using book swaps, and some other nice programs out there for those of us that are avid readers.



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