It’s that wonderful time of the year, when families are gathering and memories are being made. We love this season! We wanted to give our members a present – something totally new, a fun feature to celebrate the holiday – one that includes the surprise factor of gifting, with a “chosen just for you” flair.
And so…we introduce Member Appreciation Books (MABs)! This is the perfect combination of the PBS Market (where we offer NEW books at steep discount) and our book swapping club (where you swap used books for Book Credits) – now you can get NEW books for 1 Book Credit + the cost of shipping!
MABs are unpredictable – you may be offered a MAB at any time; the system will do this randomly (as long as you have chosen favorite genres in your Account Settings or from your homepage). So you may not be offered a MAB for weeks, or you may be offered MABs every day for a while. MAB offers will appear in the Message of the Day box at the top of your Homepage (click Home when logged in to see if you have a MAB). If you do, you can order that book for 1 Book Credit + shipping! You can sometimes order more than one MAB at a time (click the “More Free Books” link on the MAB offer on your homepage to see the list of MABs currently available to you), or you may be allowed only one that day. To keep things fair, you can’t order multiple copies of any specific MAB. MABs can be fleeting – they can expire quickly (usually because of supplier limitations) so if you see a MAB you want, put it into your Cart. Don’t wait too long to check out though, because if the MAB expires for that book, the 1 credit + shipping price will no longer apply. MABs are specific – they are chosen for you based on your favorite genres (so you do need to select these to participate in the MAB program). You can choose your favorite genres in two places: (1) on your Homepage and (2) in your Account Settings .
How much does a MAB cost? For each MAB, you pay 1 Book Credit + shipping. The shipping cost is the same as always for Market books – $3.45 for the first book in a shipment, and $0.99 for each additional book in the shipment. In our Market, shipments can come from two different sources: Overstock or Super Seller. So, if you order two MABs and both are Super Sellers, you will get them for 2 Book Credits + $3.45 shipping for the first book and $0.99 shipping for the second. If you order two MABs and one is from Overstock and the other is a Super Seller, you will be charged 2 Book Credits + $3.45 x 2 (shipping for each “first” book in the two different shipments). Yes, you can order regular Market books (non MABs) at the same time and have them shipped with the MABs!
The MAB program launches December 11, 2012. You can read more about MABs in the Help Center.
Don’t forget to go to your Homepage to check it out, and see what MABs may be waiting there for you!
Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all,
The PaperBackSwap Team