The Best Way To Pay For College Textbooks & Supplies! #BNschoolsavings

This past weekend we went up to Binghamton, NY. My little guys wanted to see daddy’s college. We took a drive through the University of Binghamton where my husband graduated with his Bachelors and  Masters. I couldn’t help but notice all the kids who were new to the college campus transitioning into a new lifestyle. That transition is hard on parents too! We know just how hard with our older kids!  I imagine many parents are worried about  if their kids have everything they need and if they are okay.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers store

After taking a peek around the campus we went to Barnes & Noble. Predictably it was filled with UOB students.  I recently learned that Barnes & Noble offers the Barnes & Noble MasterCard®.  This is the best credit card for parents and college students who are purchasing textbooks, books and school supplies during the busy back-to-school season and beyond.  Card holders earn 5% back when they use the card to purchase school supplies and textbooks at any Barnes & Noble store or at  This offer even applies to campus Barnes & Noble bookstores.

Given the average price of books and supplies at public colleges last year was $1,225 and private colleges coming in at $1,244, that 5% back adds up fast! There is even an immediate savings of $60 available when you use your Barnes & Noble MasterCard for those purchases at campus Barnes & Noble bookstores or at Cardholders receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card after their first purchase using the card. Every time cardholders reach 2500 points they receive a $25 gift card. The Barnes & Noble MasterCard has no annual fee.

If you are ready to take advantage of all the great perks being a Barnes & Noble MasterCard holder can bring you, just apply HERE. You can also visit the same link for more information. To find your local Barnes & Noble store or to shop online visit



We had a great time looking around at everything. After a stop at the in store Starbucks we set off to explore. The kids were amazed looking at all the great books, toys, games, kits and more! We saw coloring books for adults which were really cute.

Barnes and Noble coloring_edited-1

I liked this book of wisdom from Mr. Rogers!

I liked this book of wisdom from Mr. Rogers!

Barnes and Noble Alligator book

Just in case you were wondering-It is not a good idea to bring an Alligator to school!!!

Barnes Noble books


Barnes and Noble books


Classics for Kids!!!

Classics for Kids!!!

barnes noble rock tumbler

Who had this as a child? I Did!

Who had this as a child? I Did!

The boys finally made their selections, they chose a Magic Set and a Planetarium. We tried out the magic set today and are mastering a few of the tricks!  It is so much fun! The Planetarium will be opened and set up tomorrow. We really can’t wait for that. We will be sure and give you an update!

Barnes & Noble bag

barnes and noble boxes

I will leave you with a littler more information on the Barnes & Noble MasterCard I told you about earlier in the post.

Card benefits exclusive to the Barnes & Noble MasterCard

  • Get 5% back at Barnes & Noble when you use your card at any Barnes & Noble store or online at
  • Earn a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card after your first purchase
  • Automatically receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card every time you reach 2,500 points
  • Earn 1 reward point for every $1 spent on all other purchases (excluding Barnes and & Noble purchases), even for everyday purchases like gas and groceries
  • No annual fee
  • Complimentary FICO® Credit Score

Use your Barnes & Noble MasterCard to purchase any of the following

  • Books
  • NOOK & NOOK Books
  • Toys & Games
  • Home & Gifts
  • Movies & TV
  • Textbooks
  • Gift Cards
  • Newspapers & Magazines



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

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