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Old 03-22-07, 07:49 AM
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Does "with Purchase of $10 or More" mean that the item you're using the coupon for must be >$10 or do you have to buy a second item worth >$10?
Old 03-22-07, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
Does "with Purchase of $10 or More" mean that the item you're using the coupon for must be >$10 or do you have to buy a second item worth >$10?
Just the item you are using it for.
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
Does "with Purchase of $10 or More" mean that the item you're using the coupon for must be >$10 or do you have to buy a second item worth >$10?
An an ex-Borders employee, it means the former.

The item to be purchased must be at least $10 to qualify.
Old 03-22-07, 11:15 AM
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Did you *register* online after signing up?
Yep, signed up in store then registered online the same day.
Old 03-22-07, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by i86time
Yep, signed up in store then registered online the same day.
Very strange. Call customer care--the 1-800 number on the back of the card, see if they can sort that out for you. Very strange that you would recieve PSD notification but NOT regular mail...
Old 03-22-07, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by speedy1961
An an ex-Borders employee, it means the former.

The item to be purchased must be at least $10 to qualify.
I've had no problem using the coupons on items less than $10. For example, I'll get a $5 magazine and a $7 book, and have no problems applying the coupon to the $7 book.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I've had no problem using the coupons on items less than $10. For example, I'll get a $5 magazine and a $7 book, and have no problems applying the coupon to the $7 book.

Good point. My intel is what I remember from about 5 - 6 years ago.
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Whoops, sorry, I mis-read speedy's post (and just assumed he'd be right, which I think is generally a safe bet )
As a *current* Borders employee, I can verify that the total purchase is what must be $10--it can be a single item you're using the coupon on, or 87 items that add up to $10.
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We will probably get more promotions, rewards (17 million rewards members) since borders is splitting from Amazon and will run its web business on its own.
Old 03-23-07, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I've had no problem using the coupons on items less than $10. For example, I'll get a $5 magazine and a $7 book, and have no problems applying the coupon to the $7 book.
That's weird because I've tried to use it on magazines buy they don't let me.
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Originally Posted by bohemian1
We will probably get more promotions, rewards (17 million rewards members) since borders is splitting from Amazon and will run its web business on its own.
Hopefully they will start kicking out more 30% coupons because the 20% isn't enough to make me shop there.
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When is the split supposed to happen?
Old 03-23-07, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
Hopefully they will start kicking out more 30% coupons because the 20% isn't enough to make me shop there.
Likewise. I used a 30% coupon every week -- sometimes more than once -- when they were available. It made them competitive. Otherwise, their prices are too high, even with the 20% off.
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When is the split supposed to happen?
early 2008
Old 03-23-07, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bohemian1
We will probably get more promotions, rewards (17 million rewards members) since borders is splitting from Amazon and will run its web business on its own.
This is NOT good news for being able to use Borders gift cards at Amazon anymore
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I read recently in the Caribbean Business (Puertorican business newspaper) about the expansion that Borders will have globally. Here in PR, they are going to open 5 new store ( for a total of 8 Borders in the Island), including one that it literally 5 minutes away from the Borders I usually go to. So the website split is not that surprising at all, but I wonder if they are going to keep amazon.com prices or are they going to go retail with their DVDs. I also wonder if they are going to accept their weekly coupons online.
Old 03-24-07, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by bohemian1
early 2008
So Borders will stay with Amazon until their online site is ready in 2008? I really hope so because I have a boatload of Borders gift cards that I would like to redeem through Amazon. Thanks.
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At the risk of sounding stupid, how exactly do you use Borders gift cards on Amazon.com? I'm trying, but it won't let me. Both Amazon proper and Borders.com tell me that "Borders gift cards can only be used on Borders items." Huh? I'm entering my Return Gift Card code where it says to enter gift card codes at checkout. Trying to get Eclipse "Early Bergman".

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Originally Posted by JiM T
At the risk of sounding stupid, how exactly do you use Borders gift cards on Amazon.com? I'm trying, but it won't let me. Both Amazon proper and Borders.com tell me that "Borders gift cards can only be used on Borders items." Huh? I'm entering my Return Gift Card code where it says to enter gift card codes at checkout. Trying to get Eclipse "Early Bergman".

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Go to: http://www.borders.com

Search for your DVD, book or CD. Add it to your cart. [Note: You need to add the item while you are on the Borders website, not on the Amazon.com website].

Once you add the item to your cart, the next screen should take you back to Amazon.com.

Hit proceed to Checkout. During the Checkout process, enter your Borders Gift Card. (The item in your cart should have a little notation that says, "Sold by Borders teamed with Amazon.com").

As long as you have at least one item in your cart that was placed in there while you were on Borders.com, you can use your Borders GC to pay for the entire order on Amazon.com. You can only use one GC per order.

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Old 03-25-07, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
As long as you have at least one item in your cart that was placed in there while you were on Borders.com, you can use your Borders GC to pay for the entire order on Amazon.com. You can only use one GC per order.
And must have a credit card number for validation purposes. Not to be charged at all.
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Thanks FangsFirst, but I'm still having the same problem, doing exactly what you say. Rather than go crazy with this, I'll probably spend the extra few bucks at a Borders store Tuesday when this comes out.
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
As long as you have at least one item in your cart that was placed in there while you were on Borders.com, you can use your Borders GC to pay for the entire order on Amazon.com. You can only use one GC per order.
In my experience, this is not true. Only items that were placed into the cart through the Borders.com site can be paid for by using a Borders GC. In addition, if you place an item in the cart through Amazon with items added through Borders, you cannot use a Borders GC on that order at all.
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Does anyone have any new coupons?
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Originally Posted by SlingshotBandit
Does anyone have any new coupons?
http://www.visitborders.com/index.php?c=A
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Originally Posted by SlingshotBandit
Does anyone have any new coupons?
We're nearing the end of our Educator Savings Weekend (25% off almost everything for educators) and that means coupons will return (to avoid confusion or anyone convinced they could combine the coupon with the educator discount, they aren't putting out coupons for these days).

Our registers are spitting out 25% coupons right now though, for 3/29-4/1. Should be e-mailed as well nearer that time.

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