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30 Oct: See How ‘Connected Home’ Products Alleviate Everyday Frustrations

Although the “Connected Home” space can be a little intimidating for those of us who aren’t self-proclaimed tech gurus, these products are designed to simplify your everyday life.

Keeping that in mind, Best Buy has started rolling out Connected Home sections to more than 400 stores across the country so that customers are able to see some of this exciting new technology in action. All of the stores will be completed in time for holiday shopping.

But before you head to your local store to play with the hands-on demos, here’s a heads up on a few of the high-tech products and associated features that can make your life easier and provide peace of mind:

Home Automation:

  • Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat – This thermostat is equipped with geofencing technology where your thermostat will turn off when you leave your home and turn back on once you’re within a five mile radius
  • Nest smart thermostat – This thermostat learns your habits and patterns to accommodate your lifestyle while also saving energy and money in the process.
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15 Oct: ‘Intel Technology Experience’ Zones to Bring Access to Inspiration at Best Buy

While most (79%) of Americans are excited about the chance to learn and try out new technologies, half are frustrated by the lack of access to them beyond what they read or see in the media, according to a new study by Intel and Toluna.

That’s the reason why Intel and Best Buy are now teaming up to bring new Intel Technology Experience zones to 50 Best Buy stores in major markets across the U.S. The Intel Technology Experience lets customers – from tech enthusiasts to technophobes – play, explore, and be inspired by the power of technology with hands-on activities like 3D printing and virtual reality games.

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20 Aug: 150+ Best Buy Stores Open at Midnight on Aug. 26 for ‘Madden’

Everyone knows Madden NFL 15 drops at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 26.

But you may not know that Best Buy’s the only place you can save up to $45 on the sticker price of $59.99.

Here are three reasons to pre-order it at Best Buy.  And feel free to pick it up at one of 152 Best Buy stores that will open at the stroke of midnight.

1. Trade in Madden NFL 25 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and get $25 in trade-in value.

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21 Jul: Here’s How to Get A Ticket to ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

Big fan of The Hunger Games? … on July 26-27, head to Best Buy to potentially snag a free ticket to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, an exclusive Mockingjay pin, and movie posters.

That’s right, fans of the girl on fire, here’s how to score a complimentary ticket to see the blockbuster movie on Nov. 21:

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 and extending into Sunday, July 27, head to one of 220 Best Buy stores and into their Samsung Experience Shop.

Xbox One

25 Apr: How to Get an Xbox One for $400 Only at Best Buy

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Xbox One sales just eclipsed the five-million mark.

That skyward trend is likely to continue now that you can have it for $400 at Best Buy.

Between April 27 and May 3, turn in your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to Best Buy and get a minimum of $100 in-store credit.

It’s that simple – you’ll get a $50 gift card and $50 coupon in return for upgrading to Xbox One.

Best Buy’s Trade-In program makes it easy and convenient for customers to give old technology a second life and instantly get value in return.

30 Jan: Best Buy Releases Teaser to “Big Game” Spot Featuring Amy Poehler

MINNEAPOLIS,  January 30, 2013 – Best Buy releases teaser to “Big Game” spot featuring Amy Poehler

WHAT: Catch a glimpse of our Blue Shirts’ most inquisitive customer yet, Amy Poehler. Keep an eye out for the full commercial during the first quarter of the big game.

As previously announced, Poehler will star in the retailer’s third consecutive Super Bowl commercial. Just coming off of her highly successful and hilarious co-hosting duties for the Golden Globe Awards, Poehler brings the Best Buy story to life for millions of football and advertising fans in a very funny and compelling way.

07 Jan: Best Buy Makes Digital Conversion Easy for Movie Fans with First Disc-to-Digital In-Home Service

MINNEAPOLIS, January 7, 2013 – Best Buy Co. Inc (NYSE: BBY), the global leader in consumer electronics, is making it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy their favorite movies anywhere and at any time with the launch of the first ever in-home disc-to-digital conversion service available now.  Powered by Best Buy’s video streaming service- CinemaNow – and currently in beta, consumers now have the freedom to put UltraVioletTM copies of their favorite DVD titles in the cloud, giving them access to their DVD collections from any compatible Internet-connected device including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and more.