Go Back-To-School With Barnes & Noble MasterCard

This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions belong to Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor



I have always had a love/hate relationship with back-to-school season. While I lament the early mornings and the evenings of homework and rushing to activities, there is something refreshing about getting ready for the start of a new school year.

Purchasing school supplies; organizing homework space; getting back to a regular schedule from the laid-back days of summer; the new, uncracked spine of a textbook – these are a few of my favorite things.

Getting ready for back-to-school means different things at different stages of life, but we all have one thing in common. Whether you are a parent sending their first baby off to Kindergarten, a seasoned homeschooler choosing curriculum for the year, watching your last child leave the nest for college, or going back to further your own education, back-to-school season means spending money.


Right now, we’re in the elementary school stages, and I frequently find myself browsing BN.com or wandering the aisles of our local Barnes & Noble for supplemental textbooks. My youngest struggles with handwriting, so finding ways to help him hone his handwriting skills while challenging his creativity is important for a successful school year.  Barnes & Noble also offers other back-to-school necessities, like planners, notebooks, and more. And of course, their selection of books for both required and casual reading is the best!


Whether you’re a parent looking for supplemental work for your children, preparing to send your child off to college, getting ready for a new year of homeschooling, or purchasing textbooks for your own education, the Barnes & Noble MasterCard is a great way for parents and college students to save money while purchasing textbooks, school supplies, and more.

When you use your Barnes & Noble MasterCard to purchase textbooks and back to school supplies in-store or online, you’ll get 5% back, including purchases made at B&N campus bookstores! With college textbooks and supplies costs averaging over $1200 per year*, that’s a savings that can add up quickly!

In addition to the 5% back, Barnes & Noble MasterCard users will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card after their first purchase with the card, plus a $25 gift certificate every time they reach 2500 points. There is no annual fee for the card and it can be used to purchase books, textbooks, NOOK & NOOKbooks, gift cards, toys, games, and so much more!

Want to learn more or apply for a Barnes & Noble MasterCard? Visit www.bncreditcard.com

To locate a Barnes & Noble store or to shop online, visit www.BN.com

This post is sponsored by the Barnes & Noble MasterCard, powered by Barclaycard. All opinions are my own.

*Source: The College Board’s Trends in College Pricing Report

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  • Scott

    I like this card alot. The 5% rebate adds up fast if you buy a lot on BN.com or visit a local B&N with any frequency. The rebate includes cafe items and for Nook items as well. The rebate is in addition to discounts received as a B&N member. Needless to say, it can be used anywhere M/C is accepted. With no annual fee this card is a great money saver for bibliophiles who don’t carry large CC balances.