I first became a customer of books YEARS ago and have been a loyal customer ever since. Actually *laugh* my husband is a more regular customer than I am...they know him by name.
Books, Inc., in Wasilla, is seriously one of my favorite places to just go in and look (when my kids are preferably with someone else *laugh*). I LOVE their cookbook section and could just wile away hours in that store. And, yes, I buy a lot there too.
Their prices are reasonable and their trade in credit program is pretty DARN cool (I get so many cheap books because of that :).
The inventory is great too. I have found a lot of off the wall types of cookbooks there that I couldn't find anywhere else. And if you think used bookstores don't have recent releases, think again. Last time I was in there they had the latest Charlaine Harris book that had only been out a week. I didn't buy it because I didn't have time to read it, but I did notice it and drool a lot *laugh*.
The owners of Books were nice enough to donate 3 5.00 gift certificates (a total of 15.00 for one lucky person) to this giveaway. So, starting today April 20th at 9:26 am and going till April 21st at 9:26 am, there will be a 24 hour giveaway for 15.00 worth of gift certificates to Books.
If you don't want to use these yourself, think of anyone you know who loves to read. Trust me, gift certificates to book stores are ALWAYS appreciated. Or, if you want, buy some books with your free gift certificates and donate them to your local library. The possibilities are endless!
How to enter this contest is simple. Leave a comment after this post and please leave your e-mail in the following format...
alaskanbargainhunter (at) gmail (dot) com
if possible so I have a quick way to get in contact with you if you win. This is open to Alaskans only, so go for it!