Through Tuesday: buy a NOOK, NOOK HD, get a $20 B&N card
See? We’re not all about the Kindle.
I do recommend the Kindle over the NOOK, partially do to the difference in Customer Service. For example, you can “return” a Kindle store book within seven days of purchase for a refund…you can even do it yourself.
Barnes & Noble does not allow the return of an e-book at any time for any reason.
However, I do think it’s a decent device, and if you are already in the B&N ecosystem, I want to let you know about this deal.
They repeatedly say (both in an e-mail I got, and online) that this deal is for
“… customers who purchase NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ online at www.nook.com using a MasterCard® card will receive a free $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, along with free shipping, while supplies last”
Note that it says a NOOk HD and a NOOK HD+. My guess it that they intend that to say a NOOK HD or a NOOK HD+…not that you have to buy both tablets.
However, the details online definitely say “and”.
As somebody who has done a lot of work with Excel and with databases, I know people get “and” and “or” confused frequently.
Let’s say you want a book by Stephen King in e-book form. You would search for “author is Stephen King” and “format is e-book”.
If you searched for “author is Stephen King” or “format is e-book”, you would see all Stephen King books regardless of whether or not they were in e-book form, and all e-books, regardless of whether or not they were by Stephen King.
That causes all sorts of problems in reports when people do it incorrectly.
I’ve asked Barnes & Noble for a clarification.
Anyway, if you have a Mastercard, you want to shop online (not in the physical store), and you want to buy a NOOK tablet (um…or maybe it’s if you want to buy NOOK tablets), you can get a $20 gift card today or tomorrow.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.