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How to Be an Awesome Holiday Shopper

We all like to think of ourselves as expert holiday shoppers. After all, we do this every year, don’t we? But do we ever take a step back and really look for the best way to approach it? In other words, are we doing our best to be an Awesome Holiday Shopper? If you’re reading this article, you’ve just taken that very important first step.

The next step is to know the territory. For Best Buy, you can find all the answers at our Holiday FAQs page. Black Friday weekend is a big time for deals, but we have great stuff all season long. Here are five ways Best Buy is making it easy to be an Awesome Holiday Shopper.

Be prepared — and inspired

Do your research before you head out the door. Who are you shopping for? Grandma? Your college student daughter? How much are you willing to spend? Fortunately, unlike scholarly research, you only need one source: our gift ideas page on BestBuy.com. You’ll find great suggestions for everyone you can think of, and lists broken down by price, from under $25 to over $100.

Take advantage of the easy stuff

If you’re like the majority of Americans, you live within 15 minutes of a Best Buy store. But maybe you don’t have the time to stop in to a store, or you like shopping from home in your pajamas. You can use our slick mobile app to find what you’re looking for, or browse and learn on BestBuy.com. If you found the same product for less at a key online or local competitor, you can use our Price Match Guarantee. There’s also gift packaging! It’s all so easy!

Remember free shipping

All holiday season long, we will send nearly everything we sell to your doorstep for free. You can send it directly to someone else’s doorstep, too.

Pick up packages — where you want to

If you don’t want your packages delivered to your house, you can use Store Pickup.  So when you’re celebrating with family out of town and don’t want to carry the gift with you, just order it at home on BestBuy.com and pick it up at the store near Grandma’s house.

Return and exchange

Finally, even if you’re an Awesome Holiday Shopper, you’re not always going to get the right gift 100 percent of the time. Hard as it may seem to believe, someone might not like something you bought. That’s when you make the most of our Holiday Return and Exchange Policy: If you bought in November or December, you can bring it back through Jan. 15.


You now have all the tools you need to be an Awesome Holiday Shopper. If you’re lucky, all of your loved ones will follow the same advice and you’ll find out how much fun it is to give and receive!


Need inspiration? Check out the Holiday Gifting Made Easy and Top Tech 20 sections on BestBuy.com, or stop into a store near you.