December 14, 2016
John Vomhof Jr.Staff Writer
As thousands of packages whizzed by on conveyor belts at Best Buy’s distribution center in Dinuba, California, on a recent morning, Sheila Rodarte made sure they were all on track to meet their shipping deadlines.
“I always try to think about how I’d feel if that was my order,” the longtime employee said. “I see every order as being very important. It’s not just a box.”
And now Best Buy is going even further to ensure all of those gifts arrive on customers’ doorsteps in time for their holiday celebrations. Starting Thursday, Dec. 15, BestBuy.com shoppers will automatically be upgraded to free two-day shipping on almost any purchase1. The offer runs through 11:30 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
There’s no minimum purchase required for the free upgrade. It’s good on top tech like laptops, tablets and wireless headphones, as well as stocking stuffers such as movies, music and games.
Of course, shoppers who want to receive their gifts even faster can always order on BestBuy.com and pick up from their local Best Buy on the same day, usually within a couple of hours. Store pickup will be available through Saturday, Dec. 24, on orders placed by 4 p.m. local time. Most stores will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Store pickup is a great option for people traveling over the holidays, too. Just buy online at home and choose to pick up the items at a store by your final destination.
In addition to free two-day shipping, Best Buy also is rolling out new, Black Friday-like deals and gift recommendations, including:
- iPhone 7 Plus: For those who have had a tough time finding iPhone 7 Plus, this weekend and the week after will be the time to pick one up.
- Get a $250 Best Buy gift card when you trade in an iPhone 6 or newer and buy and activate any iPhone with an installment billing plan on Sprint, Verizon or AT&T (in-store only).
- Samsung 58-inch LED Smart HDTV for $449.99 (save $200).
- Insignia 39-inch LED Smart HDTV with Roku for $199.99 (save $40).
- Save $250 on Surface Pro 4 Core i5 128GB tablet.
- 10 to 30 percent off floor care.
- Save $70 on Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft console bundle (starting Friday, Dec. 16).
- GoPro:Get a $60 Best Buy gift card with GoPro Hero5 Black purchase.Get a $45 Best Buy gift card with GoPro Hero5 Session purchase.Get a $20 Best Buy gift card with GoPro Hero Session purchase.
- Save $200 on DJI Phantom 4 drone.
- Save $300 on Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth speaker.
- Save $20 on Ring Video Doorbell Pro.
Whatever gifts you choose, Geek Squad can help make them work the way you want. Agents are available to assist you at a Best Buy store, in your home or online. Visit www.bestbuy.com/geeksquad for details and to schedule an appointment.
1Qualifying items display a “Free 2-day Shipping” message. Not all items are available for all shipping methods in all locations. Special Order delivery items, some scheduled delivery items, backordered items and items displaying “In Store Only” or “Check Stores” are not available for free two-day shipping.