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How to Fill Pages With Discounts on Travel Books and Accessories

One of my favorite things to do in the entire world is to end a long, tough hike to a beautiful outlook or mountain with a hammock, a book, and a beautiful sunset. If I’m somewhere new, I love to read about all the cool things around me. If I’m not far from home, I like to peruse travel books to figure out where I’ll go next. Luckily for me, this little luxury of mine can be accomplished so inexpensively. Saving money on my books and the accessories I need to tote them makes this an even sweeter experience for me since I know it doesn’t have to dip into my budget at all.

Find your own mountain escape or plan your next trip as you find out how to save money shopping for the books you want to read, and the travelling accessories you want to own.

Earn Cash Back at Ebates

One of the easiest ways to save is also one of my favorites. All you need to do is create a free account at Ebates, and every time you shop online you’ll start earning Cash Back (that’s a percentage of your total order payment that goes right back into your account). With Ebates Cash Back, it’s like you’re getting a percent off discount on every book and bag you buy!

Different stores have different percentages that you can earn back, so always check Ebates to see what Cash Back you’ll get on your current order. There are even some special events where Cash Back is doubled, or even tripled, so you can really watch that Cash Back add up faster than usual, and maybe treat yourself to a new travel book with your earnings.

Shop Sales and Bargain Book Sections

Book stores really help bring the joy of reading to people of all budgets by having bargain books and other special sales on select titles. Shop for savings of up to 50% on new titles at Abebooks, or the Better World Books bargain bin where you can get books for just $3. After you get your favorite books, carry them in a perfect accessory for up to 60% off from eBags when you check the eBags Steal of the Day section. No matter where you go, you can always find a sale, so don’t forget to check for one every time you decide to shop!

Start Saving and Earning with Rewards Programs Memberships

I love joining rewards programs at my favorite stores. After joining the Millionaires Club at BooksAMillion, I now get a 10% discount every time I shop, as well as free shipping, exclusive email offers, and plenty of coupons each year. It means that I’ll always get a little something extra for buying the books I would’ve been buying anyway, just for being a loyal customer. I’ll never turn down a gift, including rewards gifts from my favorite stores.

Buy More, Save More

Bookstores will sometimes give you a significant discount for buying in bulk. Barnes and Noble regularly has buy 2, get 1 free paperback novels, while other stores will give free shipping if you order over a certain dollar amount of books or accessories. If you find one of these bulk deals, think ahead and save on holiday shopping by getting all of your orders done in one go! You’ll save so much money and time.

Shop Used

Head over to eBay and Half.com to see what books and accessories you can get discounts on, just because they’ve been read or slightly used before. I often buy my books at Half.com and rarely spend more than a few dollars per title, and that’s including shipping! If you don’t need your books to be brand new, this is a really easy way to give a second life to a book at barely any cost.

Track Down Free Shipping Deals or Promo Codes

If you want to shop from the comfort of your home but you don’t want to pay for your orders to show up at your door, free shipping deals are the way to go. Try to get your books and bags at stores that offer free shipping all the time, or bundle your orders to hit the free shipping minimum. If you can’t find free shipping at a specific store you want to order from, check to see if you can find a promo code for free shipping.

Sign Up for Emails and Get Discounts

So many stores that sell books and accessories will give you a discount right then and there, as soon as you give them your email address and sign up to receive their company emails. Signing up will give you other perks, too. You’ll start finding out about all the latest promotions and sales events, new book releases, author events, and so much more going on at your favorite book and accessory sellers. Visit websites for your favorite book and accessory stores, like Amazon or Luggage Guy, to see if you can save by signing up to get their emails.

Don’t Forget to Use Promo and Coupon Codes

Promo and coupon codes are one of my favorite ways to save while shopping online. It’s so amazing how just adding a simple code to your online order can instantly add extra discounts, bonus savings, and other excellent perks to your online shopping cart. If you aren’t using these codes regularly, you’re missing out on huge discounts and are probably overpaying for things. Just try it once and you’ll understand why. Trust me.

Ebates keeps promo and coupon codes organized in an easy-to-read list at each respective store’s page. When you find a code you want to use, just enter the code during your online checkout and watch as the savings and discounts get automatically added to your order.
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