Back to School with Best Buy

By  //  August 28, 2019

There are plenty of places to shop for Back to School necessities. But today’s student needs more than just a few pens, a calculator, and spiral notebooks.

There are plenty of places to shop for Back to School necessities. But today’s student needs more than just a few pens, a calculator, and spiral notebooks.

From blackboards to smartboards, to online curriculum, classrooms have evolved over the years thanks to technology.

When you’re in search of top tech to fuel your notetaking, master your upcoming project, or to stay organized, Best Buy can help. What’s more, with their Student Deals program you can save some money in the process.

Step One: Create A My Best Buy Account

It seems as though rewards programs are everywhere and at every retailer. Best Buy is no exception. However, not all rewards programs offer the same perks. With a My Best Buy Account, you can enjoy a ton of program benefits.

My Best Buy Account Perks

  • Free to Join
  • Earn points with every purchase
  • Get Free Shipping for orders over $35
  • Receive a Birthday Gift
  • Enjoy Best Buy Services, like Geek Squad
  • Access to exclusives sales and offers

To sign up for a “My Best Buy Account” you have to enter in your name, email address, and phone number. You will be required to create a password for your account. If it’s easier for you, sign up using your Goggle account.

Step Two: Sign Up for Best Buy Student Deals

Now that you have a My Best Buy Account started, it’s time to take advantage of special student offers and promotions.

Make sure you Sign up for “Student Deals” by entering in your current enrollment status, your birthday, school you attend or plan to attend, and your projected graduation date.

As soon as you enroll, deals will appear on your Member Offers dashboard which is located on the left-hand side of the page inside your Best Buy account.

How to Redeem Best Buy Student Deals

See an offer that you want to take advantage of? Here’s what you do:

  1. While on the Member deals page click on “Get Offer.”
  2. Click on Activate Offer
  3. Shop

Shopping Online: After activating the offer, click on the Shop Now button and add what you need to your cart. Hit Apply Offer on the payment page before you check out.

Shopping In-store: Make sure you download the Best Buy app and access the deal directly on your phone so you can use it in-store.

Things to Keep in Mind When Activating Best Buy Student Deals

When you apply a student offer, you won’t be able to combine it with other coupons. However, you can find sites that offer a little more bang for your buck when purchasing a Best Buy gift card.

Some sites offer a discount, cashback reward, or voucher incentives for your purchase. You can then use that Best Buy gift card to help pay for your purchases online or in-store.

Be sure to check these other areas of Best Buy before redeeming to ensure you’re getting the best deal possible.

Other Ways to Save at Best Buy

Aside from exclusive student offers, Best Buy provides additional ways to save on tech.

  1. Check Out Best Buy Outlet

Whether you’re visiting a Best Buy Outlet location or are viewing Outlet deals online, you can save up to 50% off select stock. Merchandise is either on clearance, open-box, refurbished, or pre-owned. For some, this raises a level of concern about quality. Luckily, items have been tested for functionality and are covered under a limited time warranty.

  1. View Limited Time Deals

Just like grocery stores have featured weekly sale items due to in-season availability or overstock, so does Best Buy. See what items are on sale this week on their Top Deals page. You can search by category to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Or, if you enjoy a good flash sale, visit Best Buy’s Deal of the Day page. These 24-hour deals are limited in stock so if you see something you like, you have to act fast!

These deals are typically online only but you can always have the product shipped to store. To stay on top of product offers, sign up for Deal of the Day email alerts.

So, before you move into your dorm room or an off-campus apartment, be prepared with a computer, mini-fridge, digital camera, or coffee maker that will work as hard as you do at Best Buy.

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