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18 Nov: 5 Tips to Make Sure You Get Your Gifts Safely and On Time

The holidays will look a lot different this year — especially when it comes to gifting.

Shopping for gifts will be especially unique this season with more people choosing alternative methods for how they shop. The good news is that Best Buy is making it easier than ever to get your items safely and on time.

Here are several tips to make the holiday shopping season smooth and simple.

1) Shop online and shop EARLY

Inventory and delivery wait times might be unpredictable these days, and the easiest way to make sure your gifts arrive on time is to do your online shopping nice and early so you can guarantee the perfect gift will be in stock.

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14 Dec: How to Shop Online in A Safe, Secure Way

Doing a lot of digital holiday shopping this year? Then you’re among the estimated 40 percent of holiday shoppers going online who are likely to spend roughly 70 percent more than their in-store-only counterparts.

Those estimates from a retail research group are big news to retailers — and to hackers looking to steal your credit card number, merchandise or identity.

So you’ll want to protect yourself while you’re shopping online.

Geek Squad Agent Rob Duve of Phoenix has some tips that will help keep your personal and payment information protected.

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22 Nov: Best Buy Makes Online Shopping Easy [VIDEO]

From the hottest Black Friday deals to last-minute gifts, Best Buy is making online shopping easier than ever. You can shop whenever and wherever you want this holiday season.

At BestBuy.com, you’ll find a more intuitive search experience and faster checkout process. And you can get your order fast with store pickup, free two-day shipping or even same-day shipping, which is now available in 40 markets.

We’ve also transformed the Best Buy mobile app into a powerful tool whether you’re shopping on the go or inside one of our stores.

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28 Nov: Best Buy, UPS Provide Tips for Keeping Your Cyber Monday Deliveries Safe

Half of Americans plan to shop online this holiday season, which means millions of packages will be arriving on doorsteps across the country between today’s busy Cyber Monday and the end of the year.

But security experts are already warning that deliveries might be vulnerable to thieves who, like the Grinch, can steal the joy of giving by cleverly picking off your packages.

We chatted with Andy Tibbs, a delivery expert from UPS, and Pedro Melendez, a smart home security consultant for Best Buy, to get some tips for helping keep your packages safe this holiday shopping season.

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09 Dec: How to Defend Doorstep Deliveries from Holiday Grinches

You ordered something online, but you’re not going to be home when it’s delivered. What do you do?

Free holiday shipping is a great perk for shoppers this time of year but, sadly, there are Grinches out there who will steal packages from doorsteps.

Fortunately, there are many options to protect your packages.

  • For starters, sign up for delivery-tracking notifications. That way you’ll know when you need to be home to get your package.
  • If you’re expecting something delivered by UPS, you can go online and designate whether a delivery person can or cannot leave a package without getting your signature.