Barnes & Noble is expected to make a return to the Black Friday festivities this year. What discounts may we see from the book giant this season? (Hint: It won’t just be books.) Take a peek at our Barnes & Noble Black Friday Sale guide before the official ad leak rolls out for a preview on how (and when) you’ll be able to take advantage of these savings.
WHEN IS BLACK FRIDAY AT BARNES & NOBLE?
Black Friday will kick off at Barnes & Noble stores on the big day itself, November 23. While its retail locations are poised to be closed on Thanksgiving Day, you can expect the online component of its sale to begin then.
WHEN WILL THE BARNES & NOBLE BLACK FRIDAY AD BE RELEASED?
If Barnes & Noble follows last year’s trend, we can expect an ad leak around the first week of November.
DOES BARNES & NOBLE HAVE FREE SHIPPING?
BN Members can score free express shipping on almost any item. Otherwise, free shipping applies on most orders of $25 or more. Free in-store pickup is also an option for a wide range of products.
HOW TO SAVE AT BARNES & NOBLE ON BLACK FRIDAY?
If you’re a BN Member, you’ll already be privy to exclusive deals such as free sitewide shipping, 10% off all retail store purchases, and over $60 in coupon savings upon enrollment. Bear in mind, however, that membership is $25 per year, which isn’t a bad price to pay if you’re a regular Barnes & Noble customer.
WILL THERE BE BARNES & NOBLE DOORBUSTERS?
The Barnes & Noble Black Friday sale was void of doorbusters in 2017 and we reckon it’ll be the same story this year. However, early risers on Black Friday last year did receive a FREE Tall Starbucks Hot Coffee with no purchase required from open to 10 am local time at B&N retail locations.
WILL BARNES & NOBLE PRICE MATCH COMPETITORS ON BLACK FRIDAY
We imagine Barnes & Noble will keep up with the likes of Amazon and Google Play as far as eBooks are concerned, but that’s a common circumstance (and often determined by the publishers). Expect general sales to be stronger than individual deals in this case. B&N’s individual price matching policy is non-existent.
WHAT WILL BE ON SALE AT BARNES & NOBLE ON BLACK FRIDAY?
Obviously, we’re anticipating deep discounts on books and other media, such as Blu-rays. Last year, B&N cut as much as 50% off those items.
However, keep in mind that Barnes & Noble also has a generous selection of toys, games, and puzzles. They were all a part of a buy 1, get 1 50% off discount last year, which made it the perfect opportunity to tick multiple gifts off your shopping list.
The NOOK Glowlight3 eBook Reader dropped to an all-time low of $100 last Black Friday. We reckon Barnes & Noble’s proprietary eReader and tablets, plus their accompanying accessories, will see comparable discounts again this season.
BLACK FRIDAY AT 9TO5TOYS
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