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*Expired* Borders $5 Freebie

by Freebies4Mom on July 25, 2008 10:12 am

Sounds like this may be a “no deal” – here is Kate’s comment that she just left “So I couldn’t get it to go through and Borders customer service says the site is being bombarded because of this malfunctioning coupon that many of the orders will be cancelled from the mistake.” I really hope they don’t cancel your order if you already made one – sounds like they’ve got a technical problem on their end to fix. I don’t usually post coupon codes to use to get free stuff for exactly this reason – they are often changed or cancelled as soon as the word spreads about them. But if I can use the coupon code myself (and this one looked like I could but I didn’t want to pay shipping) then I will post it.

Get $5 off your $5 order at Thanks to Money Saving Mom for this great freebie! I tried the coupon code and it worked even for a total order of less than $5. Tip: To find kids books under $5 I went to the “Kids” category, then selected “Under $10” and sorted the items from low to high price. There are tons of books and I found two I wanted for just under $2.50 each.

Update @ Noon: Either Borders website is having problems, or the coupon code is no longer working. Leave a comment if you try it and let us know if it works for you.

You’ve got to have a Borders store nearbye so you can go pick up your books and avoid shipping costs. Otherwise the shipping would be about the same as the $5 of books you are ordering. So I am passing on this deal since it’s a long drive to the nearest Borders store. But had to pass it along to you!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

MommyOnTheGo July 29, 2008 at 12:05 pm

I went back and placed another order for my place of employment (and added a few more books and DVD’s for myself)…and it worked! $116 worth of items for $11.75! Got it shipped to my local store…already got the call that all but 2 of the items are there waiting for me! The other two are back-ordered! NICE!


Becca July 27, 2008 at 8:07 pm

I just got it to work…after trying all day! I ordered 14 books for a little less than $4 so we’ll see what happens. I did get order confirmation emails so I’m going with it working.


Tonya July 26, 2008 at 3:44 pm

My hubby and I both received a mailer with this code on it a few weeks ago. I was going to wait and use it, but I decided to go ahead in case they try to make it not work at all. It “worked” although I’m not sure what it did. I had 5 books at $3.99, 1 at $4.99, and 1 at $14.??. It took off $30.?? from the $43.?? total, so I was left to pay $12.95. I tried using a 40% off code too, but the -$5 code would only take off $3.99????Looks like they would have done something by now if they weren’t allowing it?? I really hope my order goes through!


~The Bargain Babe July 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm

I was able to use the code. I got a movie (Darfur documentary with Don Cheadle) for $1.07!


Heather July 26, 2008 at 10:25 am

Please read my update to this post based on Kate’s comment. Contact Borders customer service if you have any questions about the orders you have placed already. Right now I’m considering this a “no-deal” since it sounds like Borders may be cancelling orders due to a malfunctioning coupon code. Just some uncertainty in this coupon code.


Heather R. July 26, 2008 at 9:24 am

I got it to work this morning, I got a CD which I wanted anyway and 8 books for my LO…all for $16. I don’t know how in the world crackerjacks got $90 worth for $1.96 but I’d love to know since I am going to place another order later!


Izzy 'N Emmy July 26, 2008 at 12:20 am

I did take advantage of this great offer and I had no problems. The site was a little slow, but I was able to checkout.My total before the coupon code was $90.96. After I entered the coupon code, my total was $1.95. I too was sent a confirmation of payment and shipment in 3-5 days. Some items were listed as back ordered.


The Pelhams July 26, 2008 at 12:16 am

The key to getting it to work is to make sure you have to pay something. I got 9 books and a Veggie Tales DVD for $7.99, WOW, it looks like you get a $5 discount per item, so find what you want under $5, and make sure you have something in your cart that is over $5 and it should go through. I have been trying all day and decided to add more to my order, so I had to pay fpr something instead of my balance being $0.


Anonymous July 25, 2008 at 7:29 pm

I tried earlier with no success, but I just got through and ordered 4 board books and 4 homeschooling books. My total is $4.97!


Grandma Nelson July 25, 2008 at 6:37 pm

This was an awesome tip. Thanks! I ordered 24 books for my classroom and the final total came to $8.83. The checkout was painfully slow, but worth it. I have received an email confirmation that states my order will be shipped in 3-5 days:) Thanks again!


Anonymous July 25, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Looks like it finally worked for me! Thanks for all the fantastic tips you give us!!!


kate July 25, 2008 at 3:56 pm

So I couldn’t get it to go through and Borders customer service says the site is being bombarded because of this malfunctioning coupon that many of the orders will be cancelled from the mistake.


Megan July 25, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Awesome, worked for me! I ordered two books that came to $13.48 and it took off $10! Yay for cheap baby gifts!!!!


Jennifer D July 25, 2008 at 2:18 pm

It worked for me!! Thanks for the tip!


Kimberly July 25, 2008 at 1:24 pm

This worked for me! I actually ordered two items that were $2.75 each, so the total was $5.50, and it took $5.50 off instead of just $5! I will say their site is a little slow at the moment though.


The McFarlane Family July 25, 2008 at 12:23 pm

It works if your total is more than zero.


Sara L July 25, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Nope, didn’t work for me – bummer.


Suesan July 25, 2008 at 11:22 am

Has anyone been able to get this to work? I get all the way to the order now button page and it says were sorry this function is temporarily unavailable and it wont let me place my order 🙁


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