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I’ve realized now that signing up with Borders for one of their “rewards cards” was probably the biggest mistake I could have ever made. I am constantly receiving emails telling me about the great deals I could have on books if I only print out the attached coupon and take it back to the store with me. Unfortunately all of these bargains come at a time when I find myself sadly unemployed and broke. There’s a vast list of books that I would love to go out and buy, especially at a discounted price. Of course, none of which I would remember or be able to think of when I was there, but that’s another rant.
The more ironic thing is that I’m reading more this semester than I normally read during school, and it’s all for a Category Fiction class. None of it has been anything I would have chosen for myself, so far. I’ve read something like five or six novels and only one was worth the time it took. ( And that would be: “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan) I guess “The Last Apprentice: Curse of the Bane” by Joseph Delaney might also qualify, but I’m still irritated that we were assigned the second in the series rather than starting in the logical place with the first. One of my biggest pet peeves is reading books out of sequence. I would never do that of my own free will. It’s ridiculous. Along with several other things I’m facing with certain courses this semester.
Anyway, I’ve passed up so many chances to get books for cheaper via these Borders coupons that it makes me want to cry. I’m missing such valuable opportunities here. Instead my money goes to buying obscure second-hand copies of some random novel that’s SUPPOSED to be in print from whatever used bookstores I can find. OR I have to order through Amazon, from a total stranger in another state and cross my fingers, praying that shipping will go smoothly and the book will arrive with time enough for me to read it and write my paper over it before the assignment’s due date. Stress is so charming a house guest. You have to love some of the decisions made by college professors, no?
I guess if anyone with any real time and money wants a coupon for The Latest Buy from Borders: 25% off! This week only! Then feel free to drop me a line. I’ll be more than happy to put these suckers to use. It’s a shame… I’ll be patiently awaiting the day I get to redeem my first coupon.