Brands We Love: Barnes & Noble

By Brandon Carter | Updated on May 22, 2012 12:46:00 AM

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.

barnes noble logoOf course, Barnes & Noble is where I turn. Specifically, I go to, 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

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Topics: Rewards Programs, partnership marketing, Merchant Discount Network, Discount Programs, Member Benefits, Viewpoints, Brands We Love, Access Development, merchant funded rewards, brooke fenton, discount network, customer loyalty

Written by: Brandon Carter

Brandon is a writer and marketer for Access Development. He's a frequent blogger on customer and employee engagement & loyalty, consumer trends, and branding.

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