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Best Buy® Offers Some of the Best Deals this Season with Upcoming Sales on Last-Minute Gifts

Press release   •   Dec 16, 2011 05:46 EST

With less than two weeks left in the holiday shopping season, the countdown is on, and shoppers are out to find the best deals for the perfect holiday gift.  To help ease the stress on your wallet, Best Buy is pleased to offer a great selection of popular items in every category for under $100. Additionally, beginning this Sunday, Dec. 18, Best Buy kicks off the week with more discounts in-store and online on a variety of entertainment, mobile, home theater and computing must-have gifts.  Shoppers can take advantage of free online shipping on everything through Dec. 27, and if ordered by 11:00am ET on Dec. 20, we will guarantee the gifts to arrive in time for Christmas.

Topping Best Buy's list of hot deals for under $100

  • Apple TV - $99.99
  • Canon Selphy CP800 Compact Photo Printer - $99.99
  • Insignia(TM) - 8" LCD Digital Photo Frame - $59.99 after a $20 savings (through Dec. 17)
  • Paper Jamz Guitars - $39.99
  • Protocol Remote Control Helicopter - $39.99
  • Dynex Class 19" LCD 720p 60hz HDTV for 99.99 after $30 savings (through Dec. 17)
  • Panasonic DMP-BD75 Blu-ray Disc Player for 79.99 after $20 savings (through Dec. 17)
  • Harmony 700 Universal Remote for 79.99 after  $40 savings (through Dec. 17)
  • Roku Streaming Media Player for 79.99

Highlights from Dec. 18-19 "Shipping Deadline Sale"

  • Toshiba laptop with AMD E450 processor, 3GB DDR3 memory, 320GB hard drive, and 15.6" screen size- $299.99
  • Dynex 37" Class LCD HDTV $299.99 (save $100)
  • Garmin Nüvi 50 GPS $99.99
  • Bissell Steam Cleaner $49.99
  • Verizon Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE- black and exclusive white color- Free with two-year activation

Other Weekend Offers (Starting on Sunday, Dec. 18)

  • Samsung 46" Class LED 1080p 120Hz Smart 3D HDTV for 999.99 after $600 savings.
  • Insignia 50" Class Plasma 720p 600Hz HDTV for 499.99 after $198 savings.
  • Dynex 24" Class LCD 1080p HDTV for $149.99 after $80 savings.
  • $100 Best Buy giftcard with the purchase of X360 4G Kinect Console Bundle (limit of 1 per customer)
  • PS3 w/$50 GC and Free Uncharted Dual Pack software
  • Nikon Coolpix s3100 for $89.99 after $50 savings

Free Smartphone Sales Event Continues Through December
Back by popular demand, Best Buy Mobile continues to offer more free smartphones than ever before across all major carriers each day throughout the month in all Best Buy stores, Best Buy Mobile standalone stores and online at www.BestBuy.com/mobile. In addition to the free smartphones that will be free all month long, there will be limited time offers on the year's most popular smartphones to be announced throughout the month. The eligible phones, regularly priced up to $99, require 2-year activation, and minimum quantities will vary by store.
Here are some of the free smartphones customers can find in stores and online throughout December:
AT&T

·         Impulse(TM) 4G

·         HTC Inspire(TM) 4G

·         4G BlackBerry® Torch(TM)  9810 4G - black and white

Verizon

·         DROID INCREDIBLE Incredible 2(TM) by HTC - black and white

·         Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) PLAY

·         Samsung Stratosphere(TM) 4G LTE -  black and exclusive white color and black

Sprint

·         LG Marquee(TM)

Gift Cards: The Tried and True Last Minute Solution

Best Buy's holiday gift cards remain a popular choice for anyone on your list this season. With no expiration dates or maintenance fees, Best Buy gift cards are among the most user-friendly on the market.  A variety of festive holiday designs can be purchased and redeemed in stores and online at www.bestbuy.com where free shipping exists for all gift card orders.  If tech support is what you're looking for, Geek Squad-branded gift cards are available in increments starting at $50.

Best Buy Eases the Stress of the Season and Offers Consumers a Series of Compelling Holiday Perks

Best Buy edges out the competition this season with a series of hot holiday offers aimed at taking the stress out of holiday shopping.  Stocked with the hottest gifts at the best prices this holiday season, Best Buy's broad selection is enhanced by a robust service-oriented experience in-store and online ensuring customers can buy with confidence. 

  • Free Shipping: From now through Dec. 27, Best Buy will offer free standard shipping on all items purchased on BestBuy.com.  Unlike some retailers, no minimum purchase will be required and free shipping will apply to the more than 400,000 items like computers and accessories, gaming software and hardware and even appliances sold at BestBuy.com -with no exceptions -- for the eight full weeks leading up to and immediately following Christmas Day.
  • Same-Day Store Pickup:  Customers who want their gifts without delay can order their choice of products on www.bestbuy.com and conveniently pick them up at their local Best Buy store for free the in as little as 45 minutes. For last-minute gifts, shoppers can buy online as late as 3 p.m. local time, December 24.
  • Ship-to-Store: Order items from an expanded online assortment and have them shipped free to a local store for easy pickup.
  • Easy Returns: Best Buy takes the hassle out of holiday returns.  Recognizing that sometimes the perfect gift may be a duplicate or not quite as perfect as the giver intended, Best Buy's return policy has been extended for purchases made this holiday shopping season. Gift purchases can be returned or exchanged-with no exclusions -- now through January 24, 2012. Best Buy also has removed its restocking fee entirely, except on special orders.
  • Price Matching: Best Buy customers will enjoy unbeatable prices on hot consumer electronics - guaranteed - this holiday season.  Best Buy will match its retail store competitors on any identical available product for sale now through December 24, 2011 (November 24 Thanksgiving Day through November 28 Cyber Monday excluded).  Best Buy customers who make a purchase during those dates also will have the peace of mind that, should Best Buy or a local retail store competitor reduce the price before January 24, 2012, Best Buy will match the new lower price - just let us know.
  •  Financing: The company's no-interest financing2 is available storewide and online, for purchases of $429 and above if paid in full in 18 months and for purchases of $149 and above if paid in full in 6 months.  Additionally, for all home theater purchases totaling $899 and up, shoppers can receive no-interest financing if paid in full in 36 months.  Interest will be charged to the customer's account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full in 18, 6 or 36 months or if the customer makes a late payment. 

About Best Buy Co., Inc.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees - 180,000 strong - are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com and to shop at Best Buy, visit www.bestbuy.com.

1      Best Buy will match the price if you find a lower price on an identical available product at a local retail competitor's store, a local Best Buy Retail Store or BestBuy.com. Simply let us know when you are making your purchase or during the return and exchange period. Perfect Match Promise products have an extended 60-day price match period. The Guarantee does not apply to: Our competitors' website prices, offers that include financing, bundling of items, free items, pricing errors, mail-in offers, competitors' service prices, items that are advertised as limited-quantity, out of stock, open-box, clearance, refurbished/used items, BestBuy.com Midnight Sale and special hour sale events, BestBuy.com Outlet Center and Marketplace items, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving.

2      Min. total purchase required. Min. Payments required. On approved purchases on the Best Buy consumer credit cards offered by HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Certain rules apply to the allocation of payments and Interest Charges on your promotional purchase, if you make more than one purchase on your credit card. Call 1-888-367-4310 or review your cardholder agreement for info. All APRs are variable, based on creditworthiness and accurate as of 12/1/2011. Reward Zone Credit Card: Standard APRs: 24.24%-27.99%; Penalty APRs: 29.24%-29.99%; Min. interest charge: $2; Reward Zone MasterCard: Purchase and Balance Transfer APRs: 17.99% - 22.99%; balance transfer fee is the greater of $15 or 3% of the amount of each transfer; Cash APR: 25.99%; cash advance fee is the greater of $10 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance, cash advances via ATM or over the counter; or the greater of $20 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance for all other cash advances; Penalty APR: 29.99%; Foreign Transaction Fee: 3% of each transaction in US dollars; Min. interest charge: $1; Annual Fee: $0-$59, based on creditworthiness."

Contact:                                                                                  
Erin Bix, Best Buy Public Relations                                           
(612) 291-7965
Erin.bix@bestbuy.com