Coupons for Books?

Since I am newly married (as of July 4, 2011), I have recently picked up more housewife activities which I have never before been interested in namely gardening, couponing, and laundry. Okay, so that last one isn’t so much an activity as a never-ending chore that splits up my time reading manuscripts.

Seriously, how is it possible that two people emit a mountain of laundry? I used to be able to do my laundry once every two weeks (every three weeks if I didn’t wear underwear–kidding, of course).

Anyway, in my couponing, I have noticed that none of the coupons I get are for books. Sure, I know about things like halfprice.com and, of course, the amazing Friends of the Library sale. And the free Kindle ebooks. I know how to get my books cheaper than my dental floss. But, why have I not seen any coupons for books? Do you know how fun it would be to buy a 15% off book and then receive another $1.00 off because you got a coupon in Smart Source or Red Plum or while Dumpster diving.

Have I just not Googled enough? And, no, I don’t want the promo codes, either. I want a tangible book coupon that I can hold in my hands and present to the lovely Barnes and Noble bookseller.

I wonder if the Friends of the Library have the same policy as Wal-Mart. <– Seriously, click that link. Did you get that? “If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the basket purchase.” In other words, Wal-Mart HAS to give you $.03 if you have a dollar coupon for $.97 shampoo. So can you imagine buying a book and then getting money back for buying that book. How fun would that be?

Okay, who wants to start making coupons for books in their basement. Anyone?

Have you ever used a coupon to buy a book? Have you ever made anything in your basement?

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tamarapaulin
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 01:54:13

    I had a boyfriend who would always use those Entertainment Book coupons for dinner out: One entree paid for, one free. Being an Equality Gal, I paid for my entree, and, well, you can imagine the rest.

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  2. Sarah
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 15:58:57

    I feel guilty on a daily basis that I don’t have the energy to look for coupons – mostly because I’m constantly buried under a pile of laundry and needing to cook food for someone… *it never ends but it’s awesome too*

    Reply

  3. Mom
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 23:35:46

    And so…you have finally entered my world. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  4. sarahjoyliteraryagent
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 03:29:55

    Hi Mom πŸ™‚

    Reply

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