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Best Buy is currently running a promotion offering a free $10 Best Buy gift card when purchasing $100 in select gift cards.
- Get a free $10 Best Buy gift card when you buy $100 in select gift cards. Participating brands are:
- Promotion runs 7/22/18 – 7/28/18.
- Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive gift card.
I noticed this promotion while in a Best Buy store this afternoon to work on the current Amex Offer. The $10 Best Buy gift card is a nice bonus if you were planning on buying one of those five brands for personal use, but it’s unlikely going to be worth doing from a gift card reselling perspective.
The terms state that the products must be purchased on the same receipt to receive the bonus gift card. I take that to mean that the $10 Best Buy card has to be scanned at the same time as the $100 in other gift cards and that the register will automatically deduct the $10 cost. I didn’t take advantage of this promotion though, so I’m not certain that’s how it works. There’s a chance you just pay for the $100 in gift cards and the register then spits out a coupon for the $10 card. If anyone knows how this works, let us know in the comments below.
If it was possible to purchase 3 x $100 gift cards and get 3 x $10 Best Buy gift cards, that’d make the deal more worthwhile. That because you’d also get the $30 / 3,000 Membership Rewards from the Amex Offer. I doubt that’ll work though as the 3 x $100 gift cards presumably need to be purchased in separate transactions.
Edit: I forgot that the Best Buy Amex Offer is available on one or more transactions. That makes this deal much better if you buy the 3 x $100 gift cards in separate transactions.
I’m in Peoria IL for the week which is where I saw this promotion. The offer might be regional though, so look for the above sign in-store before making a purchase. There were three or four different gift card racks in the store I visited but only one had this sign, so there’s a chance a store is participating in this promotion even if you can’t initially find the sign. Edit: Peter’s confirmed in the comments below that this is a nationwide deal as it’s in their weekly ad.
Don’t forget to scan your Best Buy Rewards card as you earn points even on gift card purchases.