Best Buy has come to be seen as the premier big box electronics and computer retailer in the US. It began its journey, as many companies do, in a totally different way, as the Sound of Music audio-centered store in the mid '60s in Minnesota. Their growth has been impressive, and now they are the go-to place for most people looking to purchase a television or home theater set up, appliances, tablets, computers, cameras and camcorders, audio equipment, video games, DVDs, Blu-Rays, music (although CDs have been phased out of many locations), car electronics and GPS devices, wearable smart technology, fitness or personal care electronics, home and office needs, smart home and security options, Wifi needs, drones, toys and more. They do business in the United States, Mexico and Canada, with nearly 1,000 stores open for your shopping visit, as well as their online shopping destination. Some of the companies under the Best Buy umbrella include the infamous Geek Squad, with tech pros being paid to offer their knowledge and service to Best Buy shoppers in need of help; Magnolia Audio Video and Pacific Sales. With their Best Buy Mobile as well as Insignia brands, and the Five Star plan in China, they are in on the smartphone market. Some of the cell phones they sell include popular brands from carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and more. Other brands carried for various products include Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Sony, Intel, Insignia, Lenovo, LG, Nikon, Bose, Canon, Epson, GoPro, HP and so many more. With Deal of the Day items, clearance and open box deals, and more, you can find savings daily on their site. Frequent shoppers can score 10% back in rewards by signing up for the BestBuy Visa Credit Card. And their tech support is always there to help the lost and confused user navigate the growing presence of electronics and digital products in their daily lives.
- Even if you're not a student, you can sign up for "Student Discounts" from Best Buy. These discounts are substantial- we've seen an extra $100 off of Chromebooks and Windows laptop computers, for example.
- Sign up for the My BestBuy rewards program. It is free, and you will recieve rewards as you spend. All you need to do is enter your phone number or email address.
- BestBuy will pricematch major competitors, like Target, Amazon (1st party), Walmart, and more. In some cases, they will match club stores like Sam's Club and Costco, but that will vary by store manager. If you are close to a Fry's or Microcenter, they will match those stores as well.
- Look out for discounted gift cards. Sites like CardCash, Raise, and Swych all provide discounted gift cards from time to time, and the giftcard is as good as cash- it will stack with any other discounts you find!