There are approximately 9,000 physical bookstores nationwide, and Barnes & Noble accounts for 600 of those stores. Barnes & Noble caters to readers and pop culture fans of all ages, but most adult buyers are within the 18-29 age group.

A gift card will bring a smile to the face of any book lover or reading enthusiast. The atmosphere in a Barnes & Noble store draws in loads of customers annually. Fortunately, there are ways to save when you shop at a Barnes & Noble store or on the website.

There are even ways to get free Barnes & Noble eGift cards, too.

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Can you use Barnes and Noble Gift Cards anywhere else?

A gift card can be redeemed as cash for products at your nearest physical Barnes & Nobles store, in any Barnes & Noble cafe, when shopping on the website, and at B. Dalton Bookseller locations.

Physical Barnes & Noble gift cards may also be used at any Barnes & Noble College or Bookstar location and make a great Barnes & Noble gift for your favorite collegiate mastermind. However, you are not able to redeem eGift cards at the college and Bookstar locations.

You can use a Barnes & Noble gift card and eGift cards for all Nook Book purchases, except for any subscription options. Look for the double circles design inside your nearest store, or click on the Nook Books circles design link on the website to get new and popular Nook releases for yourself, a lucky loved one, or even your kids.

Can you use Barnes and Noble Gift Cards at Starbucks?

Standalone Starbucks stores do not accept Barnes & Noble gift cards for goods and services. However, a physical gift card may be redeemed as cash for goods on tasty treats when you shop at any Starbucks located inside a Barnes and Noble retail location.

Of course, the cash value always depends on how much is loaded on the card. So be sure to check your gift card balance before treating yourself to Barnes & Noble offers or a special Barnes & Noble gift.

Can you use a Barnes & Noble gift card at their cafe?

Not all Barnes & Noble stores feature a cafe, but most of them throughout the U.S do. So if you’re lucky enough to have a cafe in your nearest store, you can enjoy the regular Barnes & Noble deals on delicious coffee and pastries on the Starbucks menu every time you shop. And if you also have a gift card burning its way through your pocket, your day just got a little brighter since Barnes & Noble gift cards and eGift cards are always accepted at the cafe. Just check your gift card balance before it’s redeemed to verify its value beforehand. Also, make sure to have the eGift card email available to show the gift card number and PIN or validation number if required when paying via a digital Barnes & Noble gift card.

Where can you get a Barnes & Noble Gift Card?

Most major stores and online marketplaces sell Barnes & Noble gift cards and eGift cards in gift card balance values ranging between $10 and $350. Popular options include:

  • Albertsons
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Nobles stores and website
  • Best Buy
  • CVS
  • Giant Eagle
  • Home Depot
  • JCPenney
  • Kohls
  • Kroger
  • Publix
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Many smaller local stores, restaurants, and even gas stations may also stock Barnes & Noble gift cards. Remember: While you can purchase them elsewhere, they can only be redeemed at a Barnes & Noble store or on the BN website.

Does Barnes and Noble sell Amazon Gift Cards?

Yes. Barnes & Noble offers Amazon gift cards for sale at their physical stores. It’s an excellent solution for customers who can’t find the Barnes & Noble gift they’re looking for but don’t want to leave empty-handed. Check with your nearest Barnes & Noble location to see if they stock the popular gift card option. But be sure to pay with debit, credit, or cash because you won’t be able to buy any gift card with a Barnes & Noble gift card even if the gift card balance can cover the purchase.

You can also find Visa and Mastercard prepaid gift card options too. There may be service fees and expiration dates for the physical card format, although the card value will never expire. (Remaining balance on an expired card can be transferred onto a new gift card.) See Mastercard International Incorporated or Visa International Service Association for more information.

How do I pay with a gift card on Barnes and Noble online?

There’s a straightforward process for using a Barnes & Noble gift card for the purchase of Barnes & Noble books or other products on the website. Before shopping, it’s always a good idea to check your Barnes & Noble gift card balance to ensure the assumed value is accurate. Don’t worry, though, if your Barnes & Noble gift card balance is low. It’s easy to reload a Barnes & Noble gift card with more funds. Once you know the amount of money available, just fill your shopping cart with the products you want and head to checkout. Scroll down the checkout page and click “add/edit” where it says “Apply B&N Gift Cards and Kid’s Club Reward Certificates.” Next, enter your gift card number and PIN, and click “apply.”

Keep in mind that customers can’t add discounts and coupons on the website, other than automatically applied Barnes & Noble offers. However, coupons and other deals may be added when paying with a Barnes & Noble gift card in a physical store.

Where is the card number and PIN on a Barnes & Noble gift card?

Turn your physical Barnes & Noble gift card around to see the gift card number and PIN located below the barcode on the back of the card. The PIN will be covered, so you first need to scratch that part off before using it in-store. The gift card number and pin for a BN eGift card can be found in the gift card email. 

Can Barnes and Noble gift cards be returned?

Barnes & Noble gift cards and eGift cards are final sale items, so they cannot be returned for cash or return credit to the original payment method. Fortunately, Barnes & Noble offers plenty of products that can provide endless enjoyment and be easily paid for with a Barnes & Noble gift card.

Are Barnes and Noble gift cards reloadable?

Yes, Barnes & Noble gift cards are reloadable for up to $2,000 at any time. Just use a debit or credit card to add more money to your Barnes & Noble gift card balance.

How can I check the balance of my Barnes and Noble gift card?

To check your Barnes & Noble gift card balance online, visit the company’s website and take the following steps:

1. Hover over the “Stationery & Gifts” section on the website.

2. Choose the Gift Card category.

3. Click Check Gift Card Balance.

4. Enter your card number and pin number.

If you’re already in a Barnes & Noble retail location, ask a cashier to check your Barnes & Noble gift card balance. 

You can also call Barnes & Noble customer service at 1-800-295-3029 and ask them to check the available balance on your gift card.

In Conclusion

A Barnes & Noble gift card can often be the perfect gift solution for a special friend, your children, or friends and co-workers. With roughly 155 million physical books, 5,000 magazine titles, and nearly 1,000 newspaper titles available annually, you or your gift card recipient will have plenty of options. If digital reading is your thing, you can even use it for Nook books, Nook magazines, and Nook newspapers. If you follow the above tips, you can get great deals on your gift card purchases. And with a reloadable Barnes & Noble gift card or eGift card on hand, you may never need to reach for your debit or credit card again when the urge for new reading entertainment or pop-culture gifts strikes.