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How do Best Buy rewards work?

Earn up to 2.5% back in rewards and get free shipping.

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My Best Buy at a glance

  • Earn 1% back in rewards on the base tier — that’s a $5 reward for spending $500.
  • Earn 2% back in rewards on the middle tier after spending $1,500 in a calendar year.
  • Earn 2.5% back in rewards on the highest tier after spending $3,500 in a calendar year.
  • Get free shipping.
  • Rewards generally expire in 60 days.
  • Rewards are only issued in $5 increments.

Verdict

By creating a Best Buy account to place an online order, you’re automatically enrolled in its rewards program. So if you shop online at Best Buy, you’ve got nothing to lose. But it automatically issues and emails your reward certificates. Keep a close watch on your email so you don’t miss it.

Best Buy is an electronics giant that sells a variety of products from home appliances to computers and video games. Its rewards program, called My Best Buy, is free to join and can help frequent customers save money.

How Best Buy cash rewards work

Best Buy rewards program is free to join. Customers start at its base level and move up in the ranks by spending a minimum amount in a calendar year. You’ll need to spend $1,500 to upgrade to its middle tier and $3,500 to qualify for its highest level.

PerkMy Best BuyMy Best Buy EliteMy Best Buy Elite Plus
Points0.5 points per $11 point per $11.25 points per $1
Free shippingYes, on purchases $35 and upYesYes
Returns15 days30 days45 days
24/7 Customer Service Line888-BEST-BUYDedicated customer service lineDedicated customer service line

All membership levels get a birthday gift and access to special sales. And you’ll earn more points per dollar if you have a Best Buy store credit card.

You’ll get a $5 rewards certificate after racking up 250 points — which means spending $500. You need to spend $250 on the middle tier to get the $5 reward and $200 on the highest tier.

Only Elite and Elite Plus members can bank points and redeem them when they prefer. Base tier members can set a minimum certificate amount, but it’ll also be issued automatically as soon as the minimum is reached. Once you receive your reward certificate, you generally have 60 days to spend it.

How to sign up for Best Buy rewards

Start earning points by signing up online or in-store:

  1. Navigate to the Best Buy website.
  2. Click or tap Account in the menu bar.
  3. Select Create account.
  4. Enter your personal information, including your name and email address.
  5. Select Create an account.

Whenever you place an order, be sure you’re logged in to your Best Buy account to earn points. And if you’re shopping in-store, use your phone number to look up your Best Buy member ID.

How can I check my points balance?

Find out your points balance — and whether you have any reward certificates — by logging in to your account. If you’re in a store, you can ask a sales associate to look it up.

Are there any brand exclusions when I want to redeem my reward?

Yes — while you can use your Best Buy reward certificate on most purchases, there are a few exclusions, including:

  • Leased or rental products
  • Purchases from a Best Buy store through a third-party website or marketplace like Amazon
  • Items from Pacific Sales

Current Best Buy deals

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$20 off Apple Airpods at Best Buy

T&Cs apply.

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Black Friday Deal of the Day: Save on Beats headphones, laptops and more

Save on limited-time-only deals right now!

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Early Black Friday deals on 100s of tech items

My Best Buy members get guaranteed Black Friday prices starting now. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $300 off select Windows laptops

Minumum savings is $50.

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The new 16" MacBook Pro now available at Best Buy

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Bottom line

Best Buy’s rewards is a great way to earn credit toward a future purchase if you shop there on the regular, but you’ll need to keep an eye on your email or account so you don’t miss that 60-day expiration date.

If its three-tiered rewards system isn’t right for you, consider a different rewards program.

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