UPDATE: You can now view the stores participating in Best Buy's special holiday shopping event. The first 100 people in line at these stores on November 7th will receive a free tech gift, but those are all the details Best Buy gives. This event will let you try out tech gifts like the BB-8 Droid (psst - we're giving one away!) and the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition.
Today Best Buy announced that they'll be offering free shipping with no required minimum purchase sitewide from October 25th to January 2nd! The Best Buy free shipping threshold is usually $35, so this is a steal, especially if you're shopping for stocking stuffers or smaller items like earbuds or CDs.
Along with their free shipping announcement, Best Buy released the results of a national study that highlights the technology at the top of America's wishlists this holiday season. You won't find anything groundbreaking here; millennials (people aged 18-34) want electronics the most, people look for deals to buy gifts for themselves, and more common-sense results were mentioned in the survey. You can view it all towards the bottom of this press release.
Top 15 Tech Gifts for 2015 (some of which are prizes in our November Giveaway Contest!)
- Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise-Canceling Headphones
- Samsung 48" Smart 4K Ultra HDTV (UN48JU6400FXZA)
- Sharp 43" LED 1080p Smart Roku HDTV (LC-43LB371U)
- Microsoft Surface
- Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
- Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
- Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Vacuum
- Vizio 43" Smart 4K Ultra HDTV (M43-C1)
- Apple Watch
- SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
- iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot
- GoPro HERO4 Action Camera
Best Buy also announced that on November 7th, 400 participating stores will be holding special holiday shopping events with a free tech gift for the first 100 people in line, as well as virtual reality and robotics demos. In addition, all stores will be offering "Black Friday-like deals". Retailers like to use the term "Black Friday" as a ploy to get customers' attention, but don't be fooled! We aren't holding our breath for any $200 50" HDTVs on November 7th.
Thanks for Visiting and Happy Shopping!