Well, mostly.

I like free stuff. You like free stuff. Everyone does, right? Anyway, audiobooks are cool, right? Especially for those of you constantly on the road. Or maybe you listen to them while at work or working around the house. is making it hard not to give them a shot. They’re offering FOUR free audiobooks (two of your choice and two Christmas books) when you sign up for a free trial and use promo code CNETDEALS.

I’m not one to listen to audiobooks. So I’m not aware of what’s a reasonable monthly price, but the price after the trial is $14.95 a month for one book. I honestly think of that as way overpriced. You’re essentially paying for that one book just like you would without the subscription. Welp. Audible is priced exactly the same as this site. Just checked.

I think they’re both overpriced and will never get my money. But maybe you think otherwise. If yes, use CNETDEALS when you sign up on to get your four free books!

It’s That Time Again!

It only happens three times each year. What am I talking about? COUPON WEEK at your local Half Price Books!

Different districts and regions have different weeks for their coupon sales, but I imagine most will be in July at some point because annual sales are annual sales, and there are more to plan and execute.

Anyway, down here in Houston coupon week is THIS week. Which means if you’re on the HPB mailing list, then you’ve already gotten your coupons for the week. If you’re not, then visit your local store and sign up!

For those of you eyeing that latest bestseller, the coupons work on those too! Think about this. Let’s say you want the newest John Sanford book. The retail price is probably $28. Which means the regular 20% off price drops you down nearly $6. Which means Amazon is still cheaper. But you’ve lucked out and someone has sold back their copy to HPB. Now the price is only $14. But you walk in with your 50% off coupon on Sunday and that NYT bestseller suddenly dropped down to $7! You see!? Magic! Go, go!

Why you Need to be on the Half Price Books Mailing List

It’s your basic newsletter. It tells you about events and promotions and new releases you’ll find in stores. But that doesn’t matter now. This week is coupon week in stores!

What’s that mean? It means for the next seven days starting tomorrow you’ll be able to use coupons that are only emailed to people who receive the newsletter. Here’s the breakdown.

Monday and Tuesday: 20% off your highest priced item.
Wednesday and Thursday: 30% off your highest priced item.
Friday and Saturday: 40% off your highest priced item.
Sunday: 50% off your highest priced item.

Think about that. Pretty much all of the store is already 50% off the list price, and you can now save even more money than that. What are you doing!?

I’ve already received my coupons, so I’m not sure if it’s too late if you’re not already receiving the newsletter. But it definitely wouldn’t hurt to try! You can sign up for the mailing list here.

PS: The first time I ever went inside my Half Price Books was the last time we had a coupon sale in July. Also, there are four coupon weeks throughout the year and four storewide 20% off sales. So even if you’re late to this one there’s always something else coming up. What do ya think!?