From a Barnes & Noble press release:
NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. . . . today announced a special “Buy One NOOK Book, Gift One NOOK Book for Free” in-store offer on a select list of popular, bestselling eBooks. Now through December 24, customers visiting any Barnes & Noble store can purchase one qualifying NOOK Book from a list of 20 titles and then select a title from that list to instantly gift to a recipient of their choice at no cost – a fantastic value and a perfect last-minute holiday gift. Ask a bookseller at any of Barnes & Noble nearly 700 stores nationwide for details.
The list of bestselling NOOK Books features perennial favorites including The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (any title from the trilogy) and America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert. Also included are popular children’s books like The Third Wheel(Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #7) by Jeff Kinney and the Brave Read-Along Storybook from Disney, as well other great reads like the BN Recommends pick The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman and The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The full list can be accessed at www.nook.com/holidaybookoffer.
Link to the rest at 4Trader
So Barnes & Noble is bribing Nook owners to come into their bookstores to buy an ebook from a sales clerk?
During the very busiest shopping period of the year?
When checkout lines at Barnes & Noble are miles long? (they hope)
And clerks are impossible to find?
Is PG the only one who thinks this promotion leaves a little to be desired?