Best Buy Rewards And Money-Saving Secrets
If you're short on time and need a new laptop or other electronic device, Best Buy is always a great go-to option. They have a great selection, knowledgeable staff, and the newest electronic items. What more could you ask for? Better deals, of course! Shopping online is always an option but so is thinking like a money-saving expert. Gift Card Granny has pulled together the ultimate hacks to saving money at Best Buy. Not only that, but Gift Card Granny has also explored the ins-and-outs of the Best Buy Rewards Program.
The Best Buy Rewards Program
The Best Buy Rewards program can be a little confusing so Gift Card Granny has researched how the Best Buy Rewards program works. First, membership is free and anyone can sign-up either in store or online at BestBuy.com. You earn points with every dollar you spend. The main benefit of joining the Best Buy Rewards program is that you receive a $5 reward certificate with every 250 points you earn. This applies to all levels of membership. Now, the Rewards program can be confusing because there are three three different membership levels: My Best Buy, Elite, and Elite Plus. Here are the key differences between the three levels of membership.
- My Best Buy members receive .5 points for every dollar spent, free shipping on orders over $35, and 15 days for returns and exchanges
- Elite members earn 1 point, free shipping and free scheduled delivery on all orders, and 30 days for returns and exchanges
- Elite Plus members get 1.25 points, free two-day shipping and free scheduled delivery on all orders, and 45 days for returns and exchanges
So, how do you get into the different membership levels? You can move up the different reward levels by spending more money at Best Buy. All members start at the My Best Buy level. Once you spend $1,500 at Best Buy then you are moved into an elite membership status. Then once you spend $3,500 at Best Buy you are moved into the elite plus membership status. One caveat is your spend threshold is per calendar year, meaning you start over January 1st. As you can see, elite level memberships come with a hefty price tag.
Is the Best Buy Reward program worth it? Well, it is free so there's no harm in signing up. Gift Card Granny, however, doesn't recommend sweating it out trying to move up to the different membership levels. Put your effort into getting as much as you can out of every single dollar you spend at Best Buy. Use these 5 money-saving hacks at Best Buy and your savings will be good as gold.
Best Buy Money-Saving Secrets
1. Best Buy Outlet
Best Buy has a well-hidden secret: the Best Buy Outlet. Here you can find clearance, refurbished, pre-owned and open-box items for significantly less.
2. Compare Prices
Before making your purchase at Best Buy, always check major online retailers for your item (Target.com, Bhphotovideo.com, Crutchfield.com, Dell.com, HP.com, Newegg.com, and TigerDirect.com). Why? Because Best Buy offers a price match guarantee that can save you some extra dough.
Granny Tip: The discount is only available if/when the products are shipped and sold from the retailer. Be mindful of this when comparing prices with Amazon.
3. Get Cash Back on Best Buy Gift Cards
Sign up for a Gift Card Granny account and earn cash back when you purchase a Best Buy gift card. Whether you buy one for yourself or you want to send one as a gift, cash back rewards can be redeemed for a cash payout or free gift cards.
4. Free Shipping: In-Store Pickup
If an item is out of stock at your local store and available online, free shipping is available with in-store pickup. This also works when shipping an item to a friend or family member at another store location.
Granny Tip: Avoid the delivery charge and opt for warehouse pickup.
5. College Student Discounts
Have a college ID? You’re in luck. Sign up for Best Buy’s college student deals to receive exclusive deals and coupons redeemable in-store or online.
You’ll save the most when you combine as many money-saving and reward-earning tips as possible.
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