8 Secrets for Saving Money at Best Buy

Looking to buy an electronic item? Best Buy might be one of the places you check out. And if so, you’ll want to be armed with the knowledge you need in order to save as much money as possible on your potential purchase(s). Here are some tips that should equip you for your next excursion to Best Buy:

Open Box Deals

Best Buy’s Open-Box products are those that have been returned by customers, have served as display models, or have been opened for inspection because of packaging damage. These products are thoroughly tested to ensure that they function properly, but they are also (sometimes heavily) discounted since the box has been opened. These items are also covered by the same warranty as other Best Buy products:

Reward Zone/My Best Buy

Signing up for My Best Buy (Best Buy’s new loyalty program) is completely free, and for every $250 you spend, you’ll get $5 back in certificates. You can redeem your rewards at Best Buy or online at BestBuy.com. As a member, you’ll also enjoy free shipping on BestBuy.com orders of $25 or more, exclusive savings with special members-only offers, early access to special sales, and much more.

Do Your Research Online First

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.

Take Advantage of Their Partner – Energy Star

Using Energy Star qualified products can save you a great deal since they use less energy and cost less to operate than other products. You can check out how much money Energy Star products could actually save you by using Energy Star’s savings calculators. And to save more money, you can check out the rebates that are currently available on Energy Star products. Just use this rebate finder.

Price Match

When looking to buy something at Best Buy, make sure you do your homework and shop around. Best Buy will actually price match with Amazon (as long as the seller is by Amazon), so do your research and make sure you get the best price available to you.

Sign Up for College Student Deals

Do you have an .edu email address? Then head over here and enter your email address. You’ll then be sent exclusive coupons via email. You can either enter these promotional codes online under “Payment Method” at checkout or bring your coupons to a Best Buy store for redemption.

Free Store Pickup

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.

Use Coupons

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.