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28 Jul: Best Buy To Close Stores On Thanksgiving Day

We can all agree that, so far, 2020 has turned out differently than what we might have expected. And now, the holiday season at Best Buy, including Thanksgiving Day, is going to look different, too.

To meet our customers’ changing lives this holiday, we’re enhancing the way we fulfill orders, from offering more convenient pickup options at our stores to making sure BestBuy.com orders arrive at the right time. We’re also going to start offering some of the hottest deals of the season earlier than ever, to make it even easier for our customers to check off their gift lists.

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28 Nov: Best Buy welcomes Black Friday shoppers [PHOTOS]

Employees and customers celebrated the start of Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving night, when Best Buy stores opened their doors at 5 p.m.

It’s our favorite time of year. Employees spend months making sure they know everything about the latest tech gifts and services, so they can help customers choose the right gifts for everyone on their shopping lists.

“You are going to make some kid, some mom, some grandma’s holiday better because you were here tonight,” Best Buy CEO Corie Barry told the store team in Richfield, Minnesota, just minutes before the first customers entered.

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18 Nov: Best Buy employees know the drill when it comes to Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Like a sports team preparing for a big game, more than 80 Best Buy employees gathered at a store in Las Vegas early Saturday morning to practice for the busiest shopping days of the year.

A mix of retail rookies and seasoned veterans, they used the time to review plans for how they will serve the crowds of shoppers that will visit the store on Thanksgiving evening and Black Friday. They discussed their roles and responsibilities, where the lines will form and how the ticketing process for the hottest doorbuster deals will work.

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22 Nov: Black Friday kicks into high gear at Best Buy [PHOTOS]

The holiday shopping season is officially in full swing at Best Buy stores across the country, where shoppers flocked on Thanksgiving night to get their hands on this year’s Black Friday doorbusters.

The line of customers at our store in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, wrapped around the building before the doors opened at 5 p.m. Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly was on hand to greet customers and rally employees for a fun night of shopping.

The annual Black Friday frenzy started early Thursday morning with thousands of hot deals online at BestBuy.com

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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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10 Nov: Best Buy Black Friday Deals Available Now

Black Friday is a big day for Holiday shoppers, and at Best Buy it’s a big day for deals.

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad is now available to preview at BestBuy.com/BlackFriday.

New this year, eight deals from the ad are available now on BestBuy.com and when stores open this morning. Dozens more will be available when stores open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

The eight deals available today include1:

  • Up to $125 off iPad Air 2
  • $250 Best Buy gift card with any Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge or S6 edge+ smartphone with installment billing purchase or lease and activation
  • Toshiba 55-inch LED TV for $349.99
  • Insignia 40-inch LED TV for $159.99
  • Insignia 2.1 soundbar for $99.99
  • Save $150 on the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
  • Save $150 on the new 12-inch MacBook with 256GB flash storage in Gold, Silver or Space Gray
  • Save $100 on Netgear Arlo wire-free HD security cameras, set of four (Best Buy exclusive)


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23 Nov: VIDEO: B-Roll of Best Buy’s Black Friday Prep

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This weekend at every Best Buy store across the country, employees gathered for a dress rehearsal to ensure they’re completely prepared to provide a safe and fun experience for customers on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

From customer scenarios, to practicing the ticketing process for doorbuster items — feel free to download and use the b-roll footage of the dress rehearsal event below.

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11 Nov: Best Buy Doorbuster Deals Start at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and at 8 a.m. on Black Friday

Best Buy customers will have two opportunities to secure Black Friday “doorbuster” deals and get a jump on their holiday shopping.

More than 1,000 Best Buy stores in 47 states will open at 5 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, to give shoppers an early chance to take advantage of Black Friday deals. Nearly all stores will remain open until 1 a.m. local time on Friday, Nov. 28.

Stores will reopen at 8 a.m. local time on Nov. 28 and close at 10 p.m.

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31 Oct: Best Buy Stores Supporting 2014 St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign

Next time you’re checking out at Best Buy, consider tacking on a couple extra bucks to your total, and help out the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Every Best Buy register nationwide is now able to accept donations of $1, $5, $10, or any other amount, to support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – where experts conduct research daily to find treatments and cures for catastrophic diseases in children, and where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing and food.

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12 Nov: Best Buy Announces Black Friday Deals

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Today, Best Buy announced “A Better Way to Black Friday” with the release of the 2013 Black Friday Advertisement.

The release is the beginning of a series of offers created for holiday shoppers to purchase when and where they want on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and throughout the holidays. The savings begin with weekly deals online and in-store, followed by special shopping events for My Best Buy members and online-only deals at BestBuy.com.

For shoppers who wish to save on Black Friday, there will be three waves of savings: doorbuster deals begin at 6 P.M.

08 Nov: Best Buy announces Black Friday store hours

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More than 1,000 Best Buy stores in 47 states will open at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving evening, giving shoppers an early opportunity to take advantage of Black Friday deals.  Stores will remain open until 10 p.m. local time on Friday, Nov. 29.

The key to Best Buy’s transformation is its singular focus on customer service, including giving consumers the opportunity to shop when and where they want.  Last year, millions of people made it clear that they wanted to shop on Thanksgiving evening.