eFollet.com Cash Back
eFollett offers coupons and 4-percent cash back on your purchases using codes from GivingAssistant.org. To activate these offers, open an account on GivingAssistant.org and search for eFollet. Select a coupon code and click on the 4-percent cash back shop now button. Make your selections, go to the checkout, and enter your coupon code. Your cash back total is listed as pending in your GivingAssistant.org account for 15 to 90 days, until the merchant releases it.
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When available funds are more than $5.99, GivingAssistant.org members can receive payouts every Monday by PayPal or e-Check with no fees.
5 Things You Didn't Know About eFollet.com
- Follett started in 1873 as C.M. Barnes & Company. In 1902, his son became President. Barnes' father-in-law, John Wilcox, joined in 1908.
- In 1917, son William sold his remaining shares to his father-in-law, John Wilcox, and went to NY to found Barnes and Noble.
- In 1901, C.W. Follett joined C.M. Barnes & Company as a stock clerk. In 1912, Follet became VP. In 1920, Follett bought the company.
- Baker & Taylor, a book distributor bought by Follet in 2016, was established in 1828, the same year Jules Verne and Leo Tolstoy were born.
- The popular Baker & Taylor library cat mascots were adopted by the Douglas County Public Library in Minden, Nevada in 1983.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at eFollet.com
To redeem a coupon from GivingAssistant.org, or any other source, follow the directions above to qualify for the 4-percent cash back, then go to the eFollet online store. Pick your school and select the items you want to buy. When you are done shopping, click on "Checkout." A pop-up menu will give you three choices: log-in for returning customers, create an account for new customers, or continue as a guest. Now you can choose to pick up your merchandise at your campus bookstore or have it shipped to your residence. Over on the right is a box that shows the total for your order without shipping. You enter your coupon code in the box under the total and click apply. Your total will now show the new amount with the discount subtracted.
If you want to shop their sale and clearance section, enter your school. Then, scroll down and click on shop eFollett. Now select sale and you will find four categories of sale and clearance items: Apparel and Accessories, Gifts and Collectibles, Supplies, and Technology. The product listings will state whether it is a sale or clearance price. The original price is listed, then the sale or clearance price, and finally the savings. There is no indication when sale prices expire, so if it is on sale and you want it, then buy it when you see it. Clearance prices are while supplies last.
Follett runs bookstores on college campuses and sells and rents college textbooks at eFollett.com. Given the facts listed previously, it is interesting to note that, in the college textbook retail industry, Follet's two largest competitors are Nebraska Book Company, Inc. and Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC. However, Follett also has educational materials for libraries and pre-kindergarten to twelfth-grade materials for educators and schools.
For libraries, Follett offers Titlewave to analyze library collections, suggest books and materials needed to fill in any gaps in their collections, and provide a better connection between library materials and classroom curriculum.
For pre-kindergarten to twelfth-grade educators and schools, Follett has textbooks, workbooks, audiobooks, consumables, and eBooks. They offer bundles, classroom novels, test preparation materials, and teacher's editions. Both new and certified, pre-owned textbooks are available, and their Textbook Buyback program allows schools to sell their surplus textbooks.
For college students, eFollett.com and Follet campus bookstores provide the textbooks, school supplies, and computers that students need, and the electronics, general reading material, sundries, and logo apparel and gifts that they want. To help students get the textbooks and materials they need for their classes, Follett has developed different programs.
The IncludEd program includes the cost of textbooks and materials in the course fee. The first day of classes can be hectic for students, especially when they are trying to acquire course materials. To prevent students from starting off behind in a class, Follett's IncludEd program either delivers all course materials to students in each section of the class or delivers all the materials for all their scheduled classes to the students individually. This helps students better plan expenses because they will know the total cost of the class including materials.
Renting books from the campus bookstore, a Follett virtual bookstore, or from eFollett.com is another way that Follett helps college students save money. Renting is over 50-percent off the new book price. To be eligible for the rental program, the textbook must be a popular title and a recently released edition. Students only have to return the book by the date on the receipt. They are allowed to do moderate highlighting and note-taking in the book. Students who do not return books in time will be charged both a non-return fee and a processing fee to cover the cost of replacing that book in inventory for the next term. If a student decides to buy the book during the refund period, they can receive a refund of the rental fee and then buy the book outright. If a student drops the class during the refund period, the student can get a refund of the rental fees. Students must be 18, have a valid state id, an email address, and a valid credit card. If you are not 18, your parents can rent for you. After you fill out the rental agreement, you can pay the rental fee with financial aid, a campus card, a check, a credit card, or cash. Check out this guide for Ordering books from eFollet.com.
At the end of each term, students can sell back their textbooks if the textbook is going to be used the next term.
eFollet.com Social Media Links
eFollet.com on Facebook: On their Facebook page, Follett posts periodically about updates to their online store and updates to their on-campus stores that are beneficial to their college student customers. They also post inspirational quotes. In addition, there are posts about projects to support literacy, fill backpacks for elementary students who need help acquiring school supplies, and a few other similar projects. Maybe they could do a better job of utilizing Facebook to draw in their tech-savvy, social-media-oriented customers by having contributing student reps from various schools and having more posts that bring college students to their page to read. Then the students would be on their site to see the company update posts.
eFollet.com on Twitter: Overall, their Twitter page also has sporadic posts. There is a spell of heavy posting during one period, but it is very repetitive about one event and one topic. Again, it seems that they are not using their Twitter page well to fully engage their college student customers.
eFollet.com on LinkedIn: On Follet's LinkedIn page, they share a little of their past, their latest news, and a message from their President and CEO. They include a listing of some of their employees and job postings. The touch of history gives their LinkedIn page a bit more personality than their Facebook and Twitter page.
eFollet.com Customer Service Contact Info
3 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 200
West Chester, IL 60154
Telephone Number: +1 (800) 365-5388