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How Online Students Save Money On Textbooks

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Are you looking for a way to save money on textbooks? Well, Barnes & Noble at Southern Miss has created a way to help you out. They have started price matching textbooks! This ensures that you can receive all of your books at the lowest price all in one place on campus. With just a few clicks, online students can price match their textbooks, too!

The details from the Barnes & Noble at Southern Miss:

“If you find a lower price on a textbook you purchased from the Southern Miss Barnes & Noble Bookstore, we will refund you the difference! Plus, we will price match through the first week of class.

We will price match Amazon & Online marketplaces, however, like “Other Sellers” on Amazon, Amazon’s Warehouse Deals, “fulfilled by” Amazon, Marketplace, as well as peer-to-peer pricing, are not eligible.

We will price match the exact textbook, in the same edition and format, including all accompanying materials, like workbooks and CDs.

A textbook is only eligible for price match if it’s in stock on a competitor’s website at time of the price match request. Additional membership discounts and offers cannot be applied to your refund. Learn more here.

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How to do it online:

Orders placed via the website: 

Orders placed for in store pick up: The customer must present a copy of the price match when they pickup the order.  A refund will be issued for the difference if all criteria are met.

Orders placed for shipping:

The customer must email a screen shot of the price match along with the order number to the bookstore to The bookstore will refund the difference if all criteria is met.

Remember, the price match is available through the first week of class. So get price matching now!

Questions? Contact Barnes & Noble @ Southern Miss at

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