Best Buy: Smart Ways to Save Money


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From cameras to computers, dishwashers to televisions, Best Buy has just about every electronic and accessory you could possibly want. They also provide shoppers with numerous ways to save and love to reward loyal customers.

Savings expert Jeanette Pavini is here to walk you through some of the most frequently asked question about programs and tips to help you save time and money when shopping at Best Buy.

Smart Ways to Save Money at Best Buy

There are several ways you can save money at Best Buy. Always check their weekly ad, which you can find online. There are typically hundreds of items on sale each week.

Did you know that Best Buy also offers a deal of the day? You can sign up to receive these deals by email or find it on Bestbuy.com. You can save more than 50% on cameras, wireless speakers and other popular electronics and accessories.

Bundled offers are another common Best Buy promotion — like a video game system bundled with popular games or a laptop bundled with a case and security software.

Check for Best Buy coupons in the coupon code section at Coupons.com. You may also want to download the Coupons.com mobile app in case there are any offers you can redeem in store, right from your mobile device. You’ll also want to sign up for the “my Best Buy” rewards program to get free shipping on all purchases of $35 or more.

Best Buy Hidden Saving Secret

Go to the deals tab at Bestbuy.com and click on “best buy outlet,” there you will find deals on clearance as well as open-box, refurbished, and pre-owned merchandise. All items are inspected, and in the case of refurbished, repaired and restored to like-new condition; you can feel confident that you’re getting a quality product.

You can also visit the Best Buy trade-in center and get a Best Buy gift card in exchange for your gently used video games, laptops, cell phones and other devices.

How to Use Best Buy’s Rewards Program

Here’s how you can take advantage of the “my best buy” rewards program, which was formerly called the reward zone. It’s free to join and there are 3 levels of membership

Base members get 1 point for every $1 spent and free shipping when they spend $35.

You can become an elite member when you spend $1500 annually and get a 10% point bonus, plus free shipping with no minimum purchase. Elite plus is for members who spend $3500 annually and comes with a 25% point bonus and free expedited shipping.

Elite and elite plus members also get an extended return policy and have the option to point bank, which means your points will continue to accumulate until you ask Best Buy to issue a rewards certificate.

If you don’t set this as your preference, or aren’t an elite member, then you will automatically receive a $5 reward certificate every time you reach 250 points. However, even base members can specify that rewards are auto issued at 10 or 20 dollars instead of five.

To earn points simply show your membership card or give your phone number at checkout. Enter your member ID for online purchases. If you forget to use your membership, you can report a missing purchase online or call customer service. Once a certificate has been issued, you must use it before the expiration date. You can’t convert it back into points.

Best Buy Hidden Savings Secret

If you love video games, you’ll want to join the “my Best Buy gamers club” for additional benefits. You’ll get double points on video games, digital content and game accessories. Plus, two points for every dollar when you trade in games.

How to Take Advantage of Best Buy’s Price Matching

With a little due diligence, you can make sure you’re almost always getting the lowest price at Best Buy when you take advantage of their price match guarantee.

Best Buy stores and bestbuy.com will match all local retail competitors on identical, immediately available products. Local means within a 25 mile radius of your Best Buy store. For Bestbuy.com purchases, that means within 25 miles of your billing or shipping address. What makes Best Buy’s price match policy unique is they will also price match products from these online retailers:

Amazon.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, HP.com, Newegg.com, and Tigerdirect.com.

Best Buy will even price match prices on their own website, so if you find a better price on Bestbuy.com, you can get that deal on your in-store purchase.

Best Buy hidden savings secret!

Best Buy will price match warehouse clubs as long as they are located within 25 mile of your best buy store.

To request a price match, go to the customer service desk and tell them about the lower price. Best Buy will then review and verify your price match request. It may speed up the process if you bring in the competitor’s ad or provide the website address. To price match an order from Bestbuy.com, you will need to do so by phone. Just call 1-888-best buy to get started.

Best Buy does not price match on services such as computer repair or delivery and installation and some other exclusions apply.

That’s it! If you enjoyed this savings guide be sure to check out our Best Buy Shopping guide!


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