10 Easy Ways to Save Money at Best Buy

If you need consumer electronic products from a variety of categories, Best Buy is your best bet for the latest in technology from computers to video games to appliances and beyond.

And we all know the phrase “electronic products” will come with a hefty price tag. If you plan ahead for a big purchase, you can enjoy savings with a strategic approach.

Here are the best ways to save money at Best Buy:

1.  Watch Out for Best Buy’s Flash Sales

Lasting one full day or less, Best Buy’s Flash Sales fly by! Sometimes you’ll only have eight hours – sometimes even only four hours – to get your savings! Run periodically throughout the year, Best Buy’s Flash Sales vary in date and time. While Best Buy does limit the number of items you can purchase during a Flash Sale, you can return your items, AND Best Buy will honor their price match guarantee if you are within your Return and Exchange time period.

2.  Let Best Buy Match Your Price

Speaking of the Best Buy Price Match Guarantee, Best Buy will match their local and online competitors’ product prices for immediately available products. Of course, there are caveats: Best Buy matches in-store purchases with in-store prices, excluding clearance and open-box items, and is limited to one item per customer.

Best Buy’s online competitors for Price Match Guarantee purposes are Amazon.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, HP.com, and TigerDirect.com

3.  Shop Best Buy’s Outlet

Yes, Best Buy offers an online outlet featuring clearance items, open-box items, and more. Backed by Best Buy’s Return & Exchange Promise, Best Buy Outlet items are brand names covered under warranty. Verified to work properly, Best Buy’s outlet deals are listed online by category, as well as by product type whether it’s clearance, open-box, refurbished, or pre-owned.

4.  Top Deals at Best Buy

Replacing Best Buy’s popular Weekly Ads, Top Deals feature both deals and top tech. From screen technology, including computers, tablets, cell phones, and hand-held video games, to appliances, including major appliances and small kitchen appliances, Best Buy’s Top Deals list potential savings on the featured consumer electronic products.

5.  Trade-In at Best Buy

Offering a convenient method for you to trade in your used electronics, the Best Buy Trade-In Program offers Best Buy gift cards in exchange for your used goods. Although it’s not available in all locations and although it doesn’t cover all electronics, the trade-in program provides a competitive offer based on the age, condition, accessories, and the current resale prices.

Limited to three of the same products per day, Best Buy further limits the number of video games, cell phones, and the same model of other products. You can either trade in your product in the store or via mail.

6.  My Best Buy Membership

A free membership, My Best Buy offers benefits to those who sign up with their program. Allowing you to accrue points for every dollar you spend on eligible purchases, My Best Buy offers you exclusive, members-only deals along with early access to their big sales. Allowing you to tailor your membership to suit your needs, including Student Deals, My Best Buy also features a My Best Buy Credit Card, which increases the rewards points.

Depending on the number of rewards points you accrue, you become eligible for free shipping, free in-home consultation, a birthday gift, and even more benefits if you qualify for the My Best Buy Elite membership.

7.  Koopy Coupons

Don’t forget your coupons! Koopy Coupons offers Best Buy coupons, as well as coupons for a variety of other shopping outlets. Helping shoppers make wise decisions, Koopy goes beyond coupons, discounts, and deals, saving you tons of money!

8.  Student Deals at Best Buy

For exclusive offers for students, Best Buy offers Student Deals. By creating a My Best Buy account and signing up for Student Deals, you’ll automatically receive a set of offers. And once you’re enrolled, your Student Deals will appear on your Members Offers page. Providing exclusive offers for students, Best Buy’s Student Deals also provides curbside pickup ready in one hour, free next-day delivery, and flexible financing options.

Beyond laptops and tablets, Student Deals also offers discounts on items like mini fridges and coffee makers among other appliances for your college dorm.

9.  Fast Store Pickup Savings

Best Buy offers one-hour pickup for most stores, as well as free shipping to stores, saving you shipping fees when ordering online. When buying online, click “Store Pickup” during checkout. Best Buy then sends an e-mail when your order is ready.

You can even have a friend or family member pick up your order for you. And Best Buy also offers warehouse pickup if you happen to live near a Best Buy warehouse. 

10. Black Friday and Cyber Monday

If you can hold out on buying a new appliance or upgrading your television or phone, Best Buy’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday will make it worth your while. Mark your calendar for the Friday and Monday following Thanksgiving Day and make your list ahead of time.

Deanna Balestra is a freelance writer and a koopy.com contributor from St. Louis, MO who enjoys writing about a variety of topics including small business, marketing, education, and health. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading both fiction and non-fiction books, watching movies, playing with her kids, and volunteering with animals.

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