Note: You may have received a credit as a result of the recent eBook settlement. This credit was available for activation from June 21, 2016 through June 24th, 2017 as well as October 18, 2017 through April 20, 2018. eBook settlement credits that were not activated are no longer available.
You may have received credit as a result of the recent redistribution of the Apple Settlement. You can use this credit to buy from the great selection of products available through Barnes & Noble.
Your Apple Settlement credit will automatically be applied when you make a purchase at BN.com or on a NOOK™ device or app. Your credit will immediately activate. Shortly after that, your credit total will update on the BN.com website. Please note, if you use the full amount, the credit will no longer appear in your BN account.
More Details The Apple Settlement is the result of an antitrust lawsuit filed by the State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of electronic books ("eBooks"). A settlement was reached with Apple Inc. in 2016. Credits are based on the type of book you purchased. New York Times bestsellers are valued differently than other books. In this settlement, New York Times bestsellers are defined by the State Attorneys General as print books on the New York Times bestsellers lists for adult fiction, non-fiction, and advice, from April 1, 2010 through May 21, 2012.
If you are eligible for a credit, the credit will be automatically loaded into your Barnes & Noble account.
Apple Settlement credits will be dispersed over the course of three days, beginning on October 18, 2017. You can use the credit to buy eBooks and print books online at BN.com or at Barnes & Noble stores.
You need to activate your Apple Settlement credit by making a purchase in-store, on-device, or online. Please note that if you don’t use the credit to make a purchase within one year, your entire credit will expire. However, if you make a purchase that only uses part of your credit, the remainder of the credit will have no expiration date.
To learn more about the Apple settlement credit, please visit our FAQ Page.