Barnes & Noble has launched Premium Membership and Rewards Membership, which have replaced our Legacy Membership. With these Membership options, we no longer maintain a separate Educator program. The Educator program ended in stores and online at the close of business on April 12, 2023.
Discounts for classroom purchases have been consolidated with our existing institutional and bulk purchasing options, including the Institutional Discount program, &Classwork and volume discounts, depending on which best suits each customer’s needs. By working through our stores and Business Development Managers for classroom purchasing we can help educators get the best value on the items you need for your classroom or school.
Premium Membership Offer for Educators
With the launch of our Premium and Rewards Membership, we are offering members of the Educator program one year of Premium Membership for free.
With Premium Membership, a $39.99 per year value, Members receive 10% off almost everything in Barnes & Noble and Paper Source stores and on bn.com.* Additional benefits include free shipping, free upgrades to the next size beverage in our Cafés, a free beautifully crafted tote every year, birthday offers for you and your children at Barnes & Noble and Paper Source, and other exclusive offers. Premium Membership also includes Rewards Membership. With Rewards Membership, you earn one stamp for every $10 you spend in a purchase* and receive a $5 reward to spend at Barnes & Noble or Paper Source stores or on bn.com for every 10 stamps you collect.
Free Year of Premium Membership
Educators who were actively enrolled in the Educator program as of February 22, 2023 or who expired within 90 days prior to that date are eligible to receive the free year of Premium Membership. Online redemption is available as of April 19, 2023 for select Educators who have linked their Educator account to a bn.com profile and who are not also Barnes & Noble Members.
To redeem the free year of Premium Membership online, simply sign in to the bn.com account linked to your Educator Discount and you should see a pop-up notifying you of your eligibility. Alternatively, you can visit the Educator page where a prompt will appear for you to redeem your free year of Premium Membership. If you do not see the prompt, just bring your Barnes & Noble Educator card to your local Barnes & Noble store any time between April 13, 2023 and October 31, 2023 and a bookseller will assist you.
If you are an Educator with an existing Membership, you can still redeem the free year in a store. Your Membership will be upgraded to Premium, and the expiration date will be extended by one year from the current expiration.
The offer for one year of free Premium Membership is valid in stores and online for Educators that meet all requirements until October 31, 2023.
&Classwork is a curated e-commerce website available for schools and administrators. Customers can browse and input all their order details directly into the site and receive eligible institutional or volume order pricing. Email email@example.com for more information about &Classwork.
For more information, and to redeem your free year of Premium Membership, click here.
*Exclusions apply. See Barnes & Noble Membership Program Terms & Conditions.