Best Buy is your source for all things electronic, and it has always been a major player on Black Friday. With its doorbusters that seem to go instantly to its amazing sales and discounts, it is the one place you have to go on Black Friday as everyone seems to have something from Best Buy on their wish list.
While some people prefer to camp out for days and that may be the only way to get some of these doorbusters, we have some of the best ways to make the most of your Black Friday and Christmas shopping at Best Buy so you too can score big this holiday season.
No matter what type of electronics or even appliances that you are searching for, Best Buy no doubt has it and with any luck, it will be on sale come Black Friday. Follow these tips to maximize your saving strategy at Best Buy come the holidays.
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Best Buy Black Friday & Christmas Shopping Guide
Sign Up For Rewards
Before you make a purchase at Best Buy get in on the My Best Buy rewards program. Like many stores, it offers you points for how much you spend and gives you savings back once you hit certain milestones. As a standard, My Best Buy rewards members earn 0.5 points for every dollar spent. Earn 250 points and you can get $5 off your next purchase. It's a pretty simple way to get cash back if you are planning to make a big purchase on Black Friday.
If you spend at least $1,500 a year at Best Buy, you will get bumped up to Elite status and earn one point for every dollar you spend, helping you get to those rewards even faster. Best Buy even has an Elite Plus status which requires $3,500 in purchases annually, but you get 1.25 points per dollar spent. This would be ideal if you are buying big ticket items as you will rack up major points quickly.
Also, the My Best Buy rewards program promises that you will be alerted of exclusive sales as a member so be sure to register your account and get those emails flowing to your inbox to save big. On Black Friday, the My Best Buy Rewards program will help you earn big points on those electronic purchases so be sure to sign up before you head to the store.
Get an account
You will want to make sure you have an account with Best Buy as they send out sales emails every day and you don’t want to miss out on any announcements. Plus, Best Buy has always released as many as 300 special savings items that it hasn’t included in its Black Friday ad, and these savings certainly will be released in the form of an email to account holders that have bought from Best Buy before. Additionally, your Best Buy account will come in handy if you decide to take advantage of these sales online for Black Friday.
Download the mobile app
To maximize your shopping experience, download the Best Buy mobile app. This will give you access to shopping the site online and you can read reviews about products. This will also allow you make quick purchases and find out about exclusive sales, deals, and discounts. You will have everything you need to make a purchase in the app and you will be able to earn My Best Buy rewards, making it pretty handy and easy to use.
If you are forgoing heading to the actual store on Black Friday, the Best Buy app may be the next best thing to get in on deals being offered. You can access the app with fingerprint touch, making it simple and quick to buy what you need. It’s a good way to stay in touch and up-to-date with everything on sale at Best Buy.
Take advantage of free shipping
Now that you have the app and are quick to make a purchase through it, you will be happy to know that you can get free two-day shipping with your purchase. There may be a $35 minimum but chances are with whatever you buy you will be over that limit anyway. You will have your items in as little as two days and you will be able to forget the crowds come Black Friday if you shop online. This seems the ideal way to go unless you are looking for something that you assume will be out of stock quickly.
Apply for a credit card
If you are looking for a way to save even more, the Best Buy credit card can help. It offers two options to save by giving you points for your My Best Buy rewards or through extended financing. The rewards will give you as much as 5% of your purchase back in points. When you open the card for the first time, you can get as much as 10% back in rewards, making a big purchase a good idea to put on a Best Buy credit card.
If financing is more your thing, then opt to go with this feature that gives you as much as 24 months depending on the size of your purchase to pay in full with no interest charges. This may be a good option if you are planning on spreading out the payments over several months without paying any additional costs. Just be sure to pay it off in time so you don’t get an interest charge on the full amount.
Trade in your old devices
Black Friday is as good a time as any to upgrade your electronic devices as the prices will be just right. But what do you do with your old device? Best Buy has a trade-in program that pays you in the form of a Best Buy gift card for your used electronics. On its website, you can estimate the value of what your trade-in will be from phones to tablets, video games, and laptops – they take them all.
This is a good way to get some credit towards your new upgrade purchase and unburden yourself from an old device that usually just ends up in the back of a drawer. You may want to do your trade-in before Black Friday as the store will be severely busy and may not be able to accommodate this, but this way you will have the credit to spend on Black Friday.
Get there early
Probably the most important thing to remember about Black Friday shopping at Best Buy is to get there early. Lines form days in advance for those super doorbuster deals and there is no way of knowing how many they will have in stock. If you really want something that Best Buy has on sale be sure to get there early and be prepared to wait in line beforehand as you won’t be the only one with this good idea. Make a plan in advance for what you want and arrive before the store opens to ensure you get to partake in the deals.
Best Buy Black Friday 2016 Ad / DealsPlus.com/BlackFriday
We highly recommend looking through some of Best Buy Black Friday 2016 news and taking a look at Best Buy Black Friday 2017 predictions to see how the popular electronic retailers launch their holiday deals. You can also check out what kind of Best Buy Black Friday deals were available last year as they'll likely be offering similar discounts this year on a new range of popular tech models (so anticipate even higher drops on last year's items). Here're a few additional reads to brush up on for more insight into Best Buy Black Friday:
Whether you are shopping at Best Buy online or at the store, take advantage of getting points for your purchase no matter the price and look into options like financing if your total purchase price warrants it. Watching for exclusive sales for members can get you the inside track at Best Buy and quick online shopping can score you a deal with just a click of a finger. With these tips, you’ll be ready to hit it hard come Black Friday and enjoy some great deals on those electronics you have to have.