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29 Oct: Everything you need to know for Black Friday at Best Buy

We just released our Black Friday ad, but you don’t need to wait to get started on your holiday shopping. 

Hundreds of deals straight from the ad are available on BestBuy.com and in stores, now through Nov. 1. And we’re making it easier and more convenient than ever to safely get your order.  

Here’s everything you need to know. 

What are this year’s hottest deals? And when do they start? 

This year’s ad is packed with thousands of deals on the season’s hottest tech, including TVs, headphones, laptops and video games. 

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29 Oct: Free Holiday Shipping Is Back At Best Buy

Free shipping has once again returned for the holiday season at Best Buy, and there’s no minimum purchase or membership required.

Want it even faster? We’ve got you covered with same-day shipping and store pickup.

“We know shoppers have enough on their to-do lists this time of year, so we want to make it as easy as possible to get all your holiday gifts when and how you want them,” said Allison Peterson, Best Buy’s president of e-commerce.

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From now until Christmas Day, all orders on BestBuy.com

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07 Dec: National Safety Council, Best Buy Provide Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year, but unfortunately, it’s also a time when home thefts and accidents tend to rise.

On Thursday, Maureen Vogel from the National Safety Council and Pedro Melendez, a Best Buy smart home security expert, talked to media outlets around the country to educate consumers about common holiday safety hazards and how to prevent them.

 

Let’s start with thefts.  What’s the best way to keep those online gift purchases from getting stolen?

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30 Oct: Free holiday shipping, expanded same-day delivery now available at Best Buy

 

With the holiday season approaching, your schedule will get busier and your time more valuable. But there’s shopping to be done and gift lists to tackle. So, this year, we are providing even more options to make shopping with Best Buy effortless. 

“We always want to help make shopping with Best Buy as easy as possible for our customers,” said Allison Peterson, president of BestBuy.com. “But we especially want this to be the case during the holiday season. Whether a customer wants to shop in store, online with free shipping or if they need a product the same day, we want to help people easily get and give great tech.”

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25 Nov: We Followed Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly on Thanksgiving Night (PHOTOS)

The tents have been put away. The doors are open. The excitement is upon us. Yes, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing.

The annual Black Friday frenzy started Thursday night with hundreds of hot deals at Best Buy stores across the country and online at BestBuy.com. Many customers waited in line outside of stores for hours — if not days — to score some of the top doorbusters as soon as the doors opened at 5 p.m.

We stopped by our store in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where CEO Hubert Joly was on hand to help kick things off.

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25 Oct: A Closer Look at the Best Buy Holiday ‘Top Tech’ List

The Best Buy holiday “Top Tech” list contains the hottest new and emerging technologies handpicked by Best Buy’s experts, from virtual reality and smart home products to drones and hair dryers (yes, hair dryers).

You’ll also find the latest laptops, gaming systems, TVs, cameras and more.

You can learn about, preorder or buy them now in Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com.

Check out the slideshow to learn more about these hot holiday products.

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16 Dec: Top Tech Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Break Your Budget

Picking up a quality gift for your significant other, landlord and little brother is already a daunting enough task without having to sweat a tight budget.

But hey, great gifts – and great tech – don’t have to break the bank. Best Buy has your back with top tech gifts at price points under $25, $50 and $100.

Here are our favorites that are sure to convince them you’re living the high life.

*Pro-tip: These also make for great stocking stuffers.

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11 Dec: The Best Tech Gifts for Him, Her, the Kids and Family

The lights are up, the stockings are hung and there’s eggnog in the fridge. But you’re still struggling to come up with gift ideas for some of the people on your shopping list.

Don’t sweat it. Best Buy – with some help from a national survey – has come up with lists of the top tech gifts for him, her, the kids and the whole family, to help you win the holiday and do it stress-free.

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Our survey found that men love to give and receive tech gifts.

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10 Dec: Treat Yourself: ‘Self-Gifting’ is a Popular Holiday Trend

They say it’s better to give than to receive — but why choose?

More and more Americans are indulging in “self-gifting” at the holidays, checking something off their own wish lists while out shopping for loved ones.

A recent survey commissioned by Best Buy found that nearly 85 percent of shoppers take advantage of sales or price discounts during the holiday season to buy gifts for themselves (or a group gift for themselves and their households). That figure is even higher, nearly 90 percent, for shoppers ages 18 to 34.

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07 Dec: How Much Physical Activity Goes Into Running a Best Buy Store on Black Friday?

The holiday shopping season is officially here – so what does it really take to run a Best Buy store during the busiest time of year? Best Buy teamed up with Fitbit to find out.

To start, seven store managers from across the country were equipped with the Fitbit Charge HR – an advanced fitness tracker that lets you track your heart rate, steps, active minutes, calories burned and even your sleep, plus much more. The managers’ activities were tracked from Thanksgiving evening, when Best Buy stores opened, through the Black Friday weekend.

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23 Nov: Behind the Scenes: Best Buy Stores Prepare for Busy Holiday Weekend

As soon as the doors opened Saturday morning at the Best Buy store in Florence, Kentucky, a long line of customers rushed inside to get their hands on this year’s hottest doorbuster deals.

“Woo! Here we go!” a customer shouted.

“I want a TV. Where are the TVs from the ad?” asked another.

It’s a common scene that plays out on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but this time it was just practice. The shoppers were actually Best Buy employees who had been assigned roles to help one another get ready for the busiest retail sales weekend of the year.

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22 Oct: And the Top 15 Holiday Tech Gifts for 2015 Are…

When it comes to Holiday gifts to give and receive, tech products are high on the list.

Best Buy commissioned a national study to see what shoppers are looking for, and the results show that tablets lead a diverse group that also includes HDTVs, wearables and wireless speakers.

The top of the Top 15? The iPad. Here’s the full list:

Top 15 tech gifts for 2015

  1. iPad
  2. Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  3. MacBook
  4. Samsung 48” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  5. Sharp 43” Smart HDTV with Roku
  6. Microsoft Surface
  7. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  8. Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker
  9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
  10. Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Vacuum
  11. Vizio 43” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  12. Apple Watch
  13. SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
  14. iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot
  15. GoPro HERO4 Action Camera

The Best Buy study also uncovered the following holiday shopping trends:

  • Millennials rank CE No.