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The best money-saving hacks for shopping at Best Buy

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Best Buy is one of the premier retailers when it comes to electronics. Whether you're shopping for a computer, tablet, smartphone, or new video games, Best Buy has it all. And, with their Geek Squad available to assist with any questions, you can even trust them for repairs of items that weren’t originally purchased at the store.

That said, quality technology isn’t cheap. When you're spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the latest electronics, you want assurance that your purchases will be protected in case of an accident or other damage. An extended warranty plan like MulberryCare does just that, allowing you to enjoy the best tech on the market without having to worry about what might happen to it.

Luckily, Best Buy isn’t just the king of products, they’re also a standout when it comes to saving money for their loyal customers. Let's take a look at some of the best ways to save money on your purchases at Best Buy.

Don’t throw it out, trade it in

The Best Buy trade in program applies to all kinds of products, including iPhones, iPads, gaming consoles and controllers, Samsung and Google phones, streaming devices, smartwatches, and more.

You can use the trade-in estimator on the Best Buy website to see how much cash you might be able to get for your old tech, which comes in the form of a Best Buy gift card. Best Buy also recycles old technology to help ease the burden of discarded electronics on the environment.

Renewed, refurbished 

Another way to save is by purchasing refurbished products. Want to get an iPad pro but wary of the price tag? Try a refurbished iPad pro. Refurbished products have been fixed and tested for quality to ensure that your experience is like-new. They’re normally gently used, and each item comes with details describing the level of previous use.

The Best Buy Outlet is another gold mine when it comes to saving money. The Best Buy Outlet sells open-box items, which are products returned to Best Buy under their return policy, and are then resold for a cheaper price. It also sells clearance items.

Name your price 

As if that weren’t enough, you can also use the Best Buy price match to get the same discounts on Best Buy products that other local and national retailers offer. The price match guarantee states that Best Buy will match a competitor’s price on an item so long as it is the matching brand, model number, and color. Make sure to check the exclusions list before attempting to buy a product with a price match.

Unbeatable rewards

For ongoing savings, it’s worth it to enroll in the Best Buy Rewards program. Best Buy rewards are only available to Best Buy credit card holders, and allows you to earn a $5 rewards certificate for every $100 spent with the card, gain access to exclusive discounts, and get great financing options on appliances and electronics. If you have room in your wallet for one more credit card and shop at Best Buy frequently, this might be the one to get.

Protect your Best Buy purchases with Mulberry

To save even more on your purchases, gain access to exclusive financial offers, and protect any of the purchases you make at Best Buy, install the Mulberry browser extension. Mulberry offers free extended warranties for three months, and the browser extension automatically compares protection plans for your products in real time as you shop.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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