Best Buy Teacher Discounts: 11 Ways to Save

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Best Buy doesn’t have to be a dream destination for frugal teachers. If you shop shrewdly, you can score some amazing Best Buy teacher discounts! Read on for our top 11 ways for teachers to save at Best Buy. 

1. Become a member of the free My Best Buy program.

Just as you would not shop at your favorite grocery store without using the loyalty program, never shop at Best Buy without using the My Best Buy benefits. As a member, you can accrue points for every dollar you spend, receive exclusive member-only offers, and get early access to the biggest sales. That includes members-only first dibs at the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! There’s a mobile app for members, My Best Buy Mobile, to help you stay on top of your membership perks. 

2. Sign up for Best Buy Student Deals. 

If you are continuing your education or the parent of a student, you qualify for Best Buy Student Deals. Online approval to receive Student Deals is granted automatically by answering a few questions about your or your child’s student status. Once enrolled, you’ll receive exclusive access to discounts on essential student supplies, primarily tech such as laptops, tablets and printers. Frequent discounts include $50 off MacBooks, and also teacher-friendly deals on classroom essentials like boom boxes and portable speakers. 

3. Make your big purchases at Best Buy to earn My Best Buy Elite and My Best Buy Elite Plus Status. 

After signing up for the My Best Buy program, if in a calendar year you spend a total of $1500 you will early My Best Buy Elite status. Elite members receive free shipping and free scheduled delivery for one year after reaching the purchase threshold. My Best Buy Elite Plus is earned when you spend $3500, and you’ll earn free two-day delivery and free scheduled deliveries. So if a big item is in your future, making it at Best Buy could help you save throughout the year. 

4. Ask for a competitor price match.  

Best Buy’s Price Match Guarantee states that they will honor the lower price of an exact item carried by a competitor! Just visit any Best Buy store and present to a store associate proof of the competitor’s current, still-in-effect lower price. The store will then review and verify the price match, and present you with the lower price. Research pays off!  

5. Always check the Best Buy Outlet first when shopping online. 

The Best Buy Outlet is the clearance and open-box section of Best Buy’s website, and the deals here are always up to 40 percent off. Whether you are searching for a personal computer or ear phones for students, this should be your first destination. 

6. Get the Best Buy Deal of the Day email. 

Best Buy’s Deal of the Day offers a daily big online sale on products across all of Best Buy’s categories. These daily offers go up at midnight each night and are available for up to 24 hours or until they’re sold out. Sign up for the email to be in the know. 

7. Check out quantity discounts.

Best Buy Discounts are sometimes offered when you buy more than one of a particular item, often basics like batteries. To get the quantity discount, click on the offer and follow the instructions. In most cases, you’ll need to add each item to your cart separately.

8. Look for online deals that offer gifts with purchase.

Like the cosmetic counters at department stores, Best Buy is a fan of the “gift with purchase” special. However, Best Buy usually offers their special purchase offers online. Look for online deals that offer a free gift product or an e-gift card with purchase. To get the free gift, click on the offer and follow the instructions. In most cases, you’ll need to add the free item to your cart. It will not be added automatically. E-gift cards are emailed to you after your purchase has gone through, and you will have to open the email containing the e-gift card within 60 days of it being sent to you. 

9. Take advantage of bundle savings.

Best Buy often offers savings on a bundle of related items when purchased together. For instance, a TV wall mount kit might be less expensive when purchased with a new flat screen. To take advantage of bundle packages, click on the offer and follow the instructions. In most cases, you’ll need to add each item to your cart separately.

10. Don’t count out Best Buy for classroom supplies! 

Our editors were surprised to discover that Best Buy offers classroom supplies, and often at a lower rate than other retailers. Their inventory may not be as flush as Staples, Michaels or online school supply stores, but they do carry Crayola and other classroom products beyond USB cables. 

11. Send this to your admin: Best Buy Education.

If your classroom or school is in need of big purchasing, such as student devices, better broadband or flexible seating, Best Buy Education offers special programs and pricing for schools. Their experts also provide consulting to individual schools and districts to help achieve the most for school budgets. 

Did we miss any Best Buy teacher discounts, deals, or tips you think we should know about? Share your ideas in our WeAreTeachers Chat group on Facebook. 

P.S…you also might like our 9 Surprising Amazon Perks for Teachers and 11 Target Discounts and Deals Every Teacher Should Know About.  

Best Buy Teacher Discounts: 11 Ways to Save

Posted by Jessica McFadden

Jessica McFadden is a writer, blogger and parent living in the Washington, DC suburbs. A daughter of a teacher and a member of a family of teachers, she is happily at home interviewing teachers, principals and education specialists.

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