Barnes & Noble bookstores have become a popular destination not only for reading material, but also for a hot beverage or snack thanks to the in-house Starbucks coffee houses found in more than 650 locations. While your Barnes & Noble gift card won't work at a stand-alone Starbucks, you can use your gift card at any Starbucks within a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Because the coffee house is actually part of the bookstore, you can sip a beverage and browse through a pile of prospective purchases, right in the comfort of a Starbucks coffee house.
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Order a drink, snack or deli item from the Starbucks coffee house residing inside a Barnes & Noble store.
Give your Barnes & Noble membership card to the barista to save 10 percent off of your purchase. The barista will deduct the amount of your purchase from your gift card and return the card to you.
Give the barista the difference, if the value on the card was less than the amount of the purchase.