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How I paid 62 cents for a brand new hardcover bestseller.

I went to Borders tonight because I had $15 in Borders Bucks that needed to be spent this month before they expired.

Retail price of book: $25.95

-Apply 40% off coupon-

Subtotal: $15.57

-Apply Borders Bucks-

Subtotal: $0.57

TN 9.25% Sales Tax: $0.05

Total: $0.62

Saving money is one of my interests, but what does it have to do with nanotechnology research? I had $15 in Borders Bucks thanks to e-Rewards.  What is e-Rewards?  They pay you to do online consumer surveys.  Most of these can be completed in less than 10 minutes.  It’s not the best thing for mentally recharging but it’s a productive use of the, let’s say 10 minutes, time that I’m waiting for one of my film depositions to finish.  Accumulated e-Rewards dollars can be redeemed for Borders Bucks, gift cards with other retailers, or things like airline miles and magazine subscriptions.

And just fyi- I get 40% coupons by email all the time for being a Borders Rewards member.  It’s free to become a member; all you do is go into the store and ask for a card that you take home and activate with your contact info.

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  1. Miriam
    October 15, 2009 at 1:06 am

    How long would you say it took you to earn $15 in Borders Bucks, though?

    saad: I can’t recall exactly, but I would say 4-6 weeks. I got a chance to register with Pinecone Research this morning, and they apparently pay out in straight cash. We’ll see how that works out, if I get accepted.

  2. January 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Good one… I was never able to earn Border bucks, But I just want to get a book for 62 cents to see the look on the retailer’s face…:)

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