When you go into a Best Buy store, it could help you a lot to have an idea of what you’re looking for. Go online first and do some research to figure out what features are important to you for the item you’re looking to buy. When you go into the store, the clerks helping you will likely try to sell you extras like extended warranties, so having an idea of what you want will help prevent you from purchasing unnecessary extras.
You can also shop their refurbished site called CowBoom and even the Best Buy Outlet (both online) where you can find some deep discounts. You might even try the Best Buy Ebay store where they offer some of their same discounts as on their website (even if the website shows that it is out of stock).
Best Buy has a program called My Best Buy Rewards. It is completely free to join and you earn points on every purchase made. When you earn 250 points, you will receive a $5 reward certificate (or gift card) which you can redeem on anything at Best Buy.
Best Buy Cardholder get even more from this program! You will earn 5% back in rewards when you shop using your card. There are also special invitations extended only to cardholders which will get you early access to special sales and events.
If you are a frequent Best Buy Shopper and happen to spend anywhere from $1500 – $3500 in annual purchases, you will be upgraded to the Elite or ElitePlus membership. These members enjoy additional perks such as free expedited shopping, extended return policies and increased rewards points.
Gamers will also want to make sure they sign up for the My Best Buy Gamers Club to get even more benefits including double points on new video games, accessories and digital content. A 2 year paid membership scores even additional perks such as 20% off of new video games, 10% off of pre-owned games and even a 10% bonus trade-in credit.
If an item that you’re looking to buy is out of stock at your local store but is available online, you can have it shipped to your local store for free. You could also choose to have something sent to a store closer to a friend or family member for free. So for example, if you need to order something for your college kid, have it shipped to the Best Buy nearest them without charge using Friends & Family Pickup.
Before you shop, make sure you head to sites like RetailMeNot and Coupons.com
to find promotional codes that could save you 20% or more on your purchase at Best Buy.