Barnes & Noble Teams Up with MasterCard on Holiday Nook HD/HD+ Holiday Offer

A lot of the talk in the 7-inch tablet space revolves around the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, and more recently, the iPad mini (7.85 inches). Lest anyone forget, Barnes & Noble competes in the handheld tablet space too, and it's hoping a special holiday offer in collaboration with MasterCard will nudge potential buyers over to the Nook.

Effective Monday, December 3, and Tuesday, December 4 (today and tomorrow), customers who purchase a Nook HD or Nook HD+ online at B&N's website using a MasterCard will receive a free $20 store Gift Card, along with free shipping.

Nook HD+

That's not exactly a "Holy buckets!" kind of promotion (fans of The Voice will get that reference), but if you were considering a Nook HD or HD+ anyway, that's $20 you could apply towards a few books, movies, music, or even an accessory like a cover or memory card.

The 7-inch Nook HD runs $199 for 8GB and $229 for 16GB, while the 9-inch Nook HD+ costs $269 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB.