Access employees enjoy helping people save money through our 300,000+ merchant discount network. Access employees also enjoy using those discounts for themselves. We asked some members of the team to share their favorite merchants and deals as part of a regular series of posts called "Brands We Love." Today, Corporate Account Manager Brooke Fenton talks books and Barnes & Noble.
Two of my weaknesses in life include spending money like it's nobody's business and getting lost in a good book. Though some might not ever consider these to be synonymous activities, I most certainly do. Needless to say, when it comes to shopping for books, I'm a hopeless case.
Of course, Barnes & Noble is where I turn. Specifically, I go to BarnesAndNoble.com, where I can comfortably browse millions of books, movies, music and more.
Some have advised me to utilize the public library system. And I do. I am not anti-library. Thanks to the library, no spending is necessary and I have up to a month to read the book that I check out. I am, however, anti-wait-five-years-to-get-your-hands-on-a-copy-of-the-newest-bestseller.
Needless to say, another weakness of mine is that I'm impatient. I've been the sixty-seventh person in the queue for a book via the public library system. When you take into account that the library rents a book out for a month's time, it could be five years before I get a chance to even get my hands on it. I don't know about you, but that scenario just doesn't work for me. If I know that I'm going to love the book, I might as well purchase it for myself.
Because books are such a bright spot in my life, not purchasing them is not an option for me. Depending on the membership, Access members can receive between 5%-25% on purchases at BarnesandNoble.com.