Barnes & Noble Rewards

Get the details on the Barnes & Noble Rewards program including earning/redeeming points with the B&N Mastercard and signing up for membership.

Program Details

Barnes & Noble is an American bookseller headquartered out of New York City, New York. They have the largest bookseller by number of retail outlets in the United States with more than 620 stores.

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The Barnes and Noble Credit Card Calculator will calculate how many Barnes and Noble Points you can earn based on your monthly and yearly spend across categories. Each calculator will output the cash value of the card based on your spend, how much you value the card benefits, and annual fees.

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Compare credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits and fees.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. If cookies are enabled, all spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

Barnes and Noble Rewards Credit Card Calculators

Barclays holds the only Barnes and Noble credit card called the Barnes and Noble Mastercard. The true shine of the card is the 5% discount it offers for purchases made in-store and online with Barnes and Noble. The ability to earn Barnes and Noble Points on restaurant and other non-Barnes and Noble purchases is nice, but you can earn an equal or better return using many different cards.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

Barnes and Noble offers an annual membership as well as a rewards card that allows you to participate in the Barnes and Noble Rewards program. If you do not have the Barnes and Noble Mastercard, you will not be able to earn Barnes and Noble Points.

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Barnes and Noble membership can easily be worth the $25 annual fee.

Barnes and Noble Membership

Barnes and Noble membership is pretty straightforward. For $25 annually, you will receive a few benefits which includes:

  • 40% off the list price of the current hardcover Barnes & Noble Store Bestsellers
  • 10% off the marked Barnes & Noble sale price of other eligible items
  • Free Standard Shipping with no Minimum purchase
  • Various coupons for additional savings sent throughout the year

This membership is easily worth $2.08 per month if you buy at least a book or two per month. Even if you don't particularly care for the 40% off bestsellers, the 10% on everything else as well as the free shipping and occasional coupons should easily save you more than $25. Plus, you'll typically earn 10% off purchases at the cafe as well.

Barnes & Noble Points

Barnes and Noble Rewards Points are earned by making purchases on the Barnes & Noble Mastercard. Points earned with the Mastercard are worth 1 cent each and are automatically redeemed for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card when you hit 2,500 Barnes & Noble Points. You can only earn Barnes & Noble Points by making non-Barnes & Noble purchases on the card. When you use the card at Barnes & Noble or on BN.com, you will receive a 5% discount instead of receiving points.

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Earn a 5% discount as well as Barnes & Noble Points when using the Mastercard.

You can use the Barnes & Noble Point Value Calculator below to calculate the cash value of points earned with the Barnes & Noble Mastercard. The calculator will output the cash value of your points and show you how many $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards you can get out of the points you entered. Remember that redemptions are automatically processed when you hit 2,500 B&N Points. If your account is closed, all B&N points will be forfeited.

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