This post is sponsored by the Barnes & Noble MasterCard, powered by Barclaycard. All opinions are my own
Most kids in my area are already back in school. But not my daughter, well not in the traditional way. We homeschool and we have been homeschooling for about 4 years now. We have just started getting back into the rhythm of things here in my house. My daughter is 10 and she was born with special needs, so schoolwork can be a very challenging thing for her. In fact, we need special books and items so that we can do the best that we can despite her special needs. So every year we buy so many textbooks, workbooks and other school supplies and items. And throughout the whole year, we buy more school supplies and books as needed.
Whether you have children in elementary school, middle school, high school or college – or you are in school yourself, you should know that it costs a lot of money! You do not even have to be involved with school. Maybe you are just a over of books and reading, like I am! I have three different bookshelves! I just love to learn and read! So does my child! My daughter may only be 10, but she is already considering her future and already tells me what she wants to do when she gets older. She wants to be a fashion designer. She is into fashion, cosmetology and pretty much anything girly and pink. So not only do I teach her reading, language arts, science, math and every other subject, I also teach her about the things she wants to learn. Which also costs a lot of money!
But there are things you can do to cut costs. Like the new Barnes & Noble MasterCard. With the Barnes & Noble MasterCard you get 5% back when you use your card to buy school supplies and textbooks at any Barnes & Noble store, BN.com and even all on-campus Barnes & Noble stores. But it can not only save you money at back-to-school time. It can save you money all year round. And after your first purchase, you get a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card! This Barnes & Noble MasterCard also allows you to earn points when purchasing almost anything (excluding Barnes & Noble purchases). You earn about 1 point per dollar spent. And every time that you rack up 2500 points, you get another $25 Barnes & Noble gift card! There are no annuals fees with this MasterCard and you get a free Complimentary FICO® Credit Score!
Did you know that the average cost for books and supplies last year was $1,225 at public colleges and $1,244 at private colleges? But, if you use the Barnes & Noble MasterCard for those purchases at campus Barnes & Noble bookstores or at BN.com, you could earn an immediate $60 in savings. I recently just made a purchase at BN.com for supplies for my daughter!