Getting 6% Cash Back at Best Buy

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UPDATE: This has now changed to “up to 6%” back, it depends on the item purchased.

Purchases at Best Buy can sometimes be quite expensive, like an iPad, computer, speaker system, television, etc. so getting 6% back can be a huge savings. The online shopping portal (which I’ve written about before – you can learn more about this site by reading this previous blog post) is will credit your account 6% when you go to through their shopping portal.

Now, I know many people are skeptical about online shopping portals and that the points/cash back never comes through like it is supposed to, but I personally just used this shopping portal for a large Best Buy purchase and everything worked smoothly (and extremely quickly).

The terms on does state that this 6% is ending soon, so I am not sure how long it will actually last. Most other shopping portals are giving between 1-2% cash back or points per dollar spent. So 6% back is pretty big! I’d also prefer cash back on such a large purchase to bring down the entire cost. So on the $1,099.99 purchase that was just made (pre-tax) my account was credited with $66.00.

Remember, this is only for online purchases, BUT you can purchase online and do in-store pickup. No shipping fees and you can go get the item that day – usually it is ready in about 30 minutes. If the item is not currently available in-store than they will give you a timeframe for pick up, typically somewhere between 1-5 days.

Enjoy your 6% cash back!

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  1. You would have done double that by buying best buy gift cards at plasticjungle (6% discount and cards are emailed withing min to 1 hr) via topcashback ( 4% cashback for plastic jungle) and then went through topcashback again to best buys for your other 6%…Or could have bought the card at cardpool (5% for best buys gcs) via topcashback (2%) and then again via topcashback to bestbuy…Next time might be smarter to pay better attention to what your fellow bloggers write about … cheers!

    • @gottaloveInk – You absolutely can do that, however, remember that you are getting no benefit of using a credit card to extend the warranty. Many credit cards will extend the manufactures warranty by doubling the time frame, up to a year. Many of the expensive products purchased at Best Buy will give you a 1 year warranty, thus using a credit card will give you an additional year, which is HUGE! This is primarily done with American Express credit cards, but others have this benefit as well. If you purchase gift cards you will not get that benefit. So it really depends what matters more to you – a larger discount or another year for your products warranty.

  2. Cash back site BeFrugal has up to 6% cash back at Best Buy. Here are their Terms & Exclusions for Best Buy:
    • 1.7% Cash Back on Laptops, netbooks & tablets
    • 3% Cash Back on MP3 Players, Fitness Electronics, Mobile Hardware & Accessories, Networking, Hard Drives
    • 4% Cash Back on GPS, Digital Cameras & Camcorders, Electronics (except MP3 players & Fitness), Electronics Accessories, TVs, Home Theater Systems & Accessories, Home (other), Video Game Software & Hardware, Music, Movies
    • 5% Cash Back on Appliances & Appliance Accessories
    • $10.00 Cash Back on Geek Squad Entertainment, Home, & Portable Electronics Services
    • $25.00 Cash Back on Geek Squad Computing Services
    • $45.00 Cash Back on New Mobile Plans
    • 2.5% Cash Back on Desktops
    • 6% Cash Back on Musical Instruments
    • 1% Cash Back on Other
    • Excluded products list:
    • Other than Geek Squad services, cash back is not valid on gift card purchases or services, including online photo center sales, digital downloads, long distance or internet service sales.

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