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Groupon To Offer $10 off $20 Nationwide Barnes & Noble Deal
Two weeks ago group buying service LivingSocial offered Amazon gift cards for 50% off. They “sold” over 1 million of the cards in a 24-hour period. As you can see I put sold in quotes – I still need to do a recap post about the deal – I have a page of notes around how many cards were actually sold and how many people “bought” more than one gift card.
Today I am hearing from many deal boards that Groupon will be offering a deal for purchases at Barnes & Noble. It’s only a rumor at this point since the deal isn’t live yet but so far it looks like you will be able to buy a $20 BN gift card for $10 – a 50% savings. Basically the same deal terms as the LivingSocial/Amazon deal above. There is some talk about the deal on a Lubbock, Texas deal blog.
Update 3:30pm Eastern – the Barnes & Noble Groupon deal is now live. There are a TON OF TERMS – so make sure to read the terms – looks like if you don’t use the coupon fast, they will deduct $10 from the value. If you use the link in this paragraph and it’s your first Groupon purchase, I get a credit.
Apparently the deal will be promoted on Friday but will be available this afternoon. There are some questions based on content that is floating around. The term ‘BARN” is used in the copy which most seem to believe this means Barnes & Noble but some wonder if the deal is with Borders. But Borders is considering bankruptcy so I doubt the deal would be with Borders. If the deal is with Barnes & Noble, I don’t know if it’s really that great of a deal since you can find 50% off coupons all over the web.
I will update this post if I can find out more details about the Groupon deal. And once it goes live I will post another update.
I doubt this deal will surpass the Amazon deal but it should certainly get those Groupon registers ringing.