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My daughter just headed back to college for the semester. This is her final year towards her Associates Degree. This is also the year where she will be applying to other schools to continue her education toward her Bachelors Degree. In preparation for this exciting year, we made a trip to Barnes and Noble to pick up some stuff she needed.

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Though Barnes and Noble offers tons of school supplies, we focused on items for downtime on this trip.

What College Kids Love To Read

Amber loves to read. She definitely got that from her mother. We feel that the school year should not consist totally of school books as reading material. I mean, how much Chemistry can one person take? Everyone needs some downtime. So, Amber had a few books in mind that she has been wanting to read for a while. We were looking, specifically, for Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews which we were easily able to find at Barnes and Noble.

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Need a book bag? Barnes and Noble had a ton of cute ones on our recent visit.

Amber also really likes to try to de-stress when possible. College is lots of fun, but it can also be lots of work and stress. So, Amber chose a Creative Coloring for Grown-Ups books Glorious Gardens. She is creative and arty, so this is definitely going to be a great book for her this school year.

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Purchasing is really easy with the Barnes and Noble MasterCard. You can use the Barnes and Noble MasterCard at any Barnes and Noble bookstore or and instantly save 5% on textbooks and school supplies. With college supplies at an astronomical high of $1,225 on average for public schools and $1,244 on average for private schools, these savings can really add up. You also get a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card with your first purchase using the Barnes and Noble MasterCard! With no annual fee, this really is the perfect card for college students.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I shop at Barnes and Noble all the time. I had no idea they had their own MC now.

  2. I have been thinking of picking up one of those adult coloring books. I have heard they are very relaxing.

  3. Catherine S says:

    I love to shop at Barnes and Nobles. We bought a lot of our homeschool books from them.

  4. You just reminded me that I need to head to Barnes and Noble to get a few books. I love shopping there for my classroom.

  5. Another great reason to continue going to Barnes and Noble. This will help out with college so much.

  6. We actually have this credit card because we are such readers! I wish there were more Barnes & Nobles still out there.

  7. I haven’t been to a B&N in SUCH A LONG TIME!!!!! I must change this, ASAP!

  8. I always get lost for hours in Barnes and Noble. It is such a welcoming perfect place with everything for book lovers

  9. My kids get so excited when we play a trip to B&N. They love to read so I may need to check out this card.

  10. I always enjoy shopping at Barnes and Noble. No college kid needs a credit card.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I know a lot of people feel like that but I am not sure that I agree. I think everyone needs one, at the very least, in case of an emergency. I think they are also great at helping to build credit when used properly. College kids will graduate and have careers, buy homes and cars. Why not have a credit card with a low limit and teach them how to properly manage one while building credit to help with bigger purchases later?

  11. College is expensive! I like that B&N gives 5% back. Every little bit helps!

  12. May your daughter have a very successful year, both of my sons are starting their second year in college. The youngest is down at Bowie State University and the oldest at The University of Delaware. Saving money is hard especially when it come to education expenses so every savings matters – great share.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Best of luck to your sons as well. It can’t be easy having two in college at the same time.

  13. This is good news to me. I shop at BN a lot. Discounts are always welcome.

  14. We do not have a BN were I live. I am a huge fan of buying new books, stationary and book bags. I wish I was going back to school!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I wouldn’t mind going back to school just so I could have more of an excuse to buy school supplies, lol.

  15. My whole family loves visiting Barnes and Noble. It is my favorite place to buy books to give as birthday gifts to kids.

  16. Barnes and Noble is always a great place to get the best stuff for students. I never know that they have their own MasterCard which is quiet awesome & going to be useful for regular shopping with them.