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Black Friday Early Access for Elite & Elite Plus members - 11/21/2016

 

Wow!  This past year feels like it has just flown by.  With that being said, it is about that time again.  The Black Friday Early Access event for our members with Elite and Elite Plus status is only weeks away.  While the event doesn’t change much year after year, I thought I would post some of the basic details for those members who have never participated.  This will also be the official thread where members can post questions they may have about the upcoming event.

 

 

Q:  What day is the Black Friday Early Access event?

A:  The event usually takes place the Monday before Black Friday. This year it will be 11/21.

 

 

Q:  What time does the event start?

A:  An official start time is not announced in the hopes of preventing a ton of traffic on BestBuy.com at one-time. Just picture those images we see on the news where hundreds of people are trying to fit through a store’s door on Black Friday.  You would ultimately want to periodically check BestBuy.com on 11/21 between midnight and 5 AM.

 

 

Q:  Who can participate in the event?

A:  Any member who has Elite or Elite Plus status by 11/21.

 

 

Q:  Where is the event being held? Can I go to my local store to participate?

A:  This is an online ONLY event. Black Friday does not start for our stores until later in the week.

 

 

Q:  What deals in the Black Friday ad will be available?

A:  A majority of the deals should be available excluding doorbusters.

 

 

Q:  Can an order be placed on BestBuy.com for in-store pickup during the event?

A:  No.

 

 

Q:  How do I access the Early Access event?

A:  Log into your BestBuy.com on 11/21 and click on a banner that should be on the front page.

 

 

Q:  When can I expect to receive an email about the event?

A:  An email is usually sent the night before or morning of the event.

 

 

Q:  Do I need to receive an email or formal invitation to participate?

A:  NO

 

 

Q:  Is there anything else I will need to do in-order to participate in the event?

A:  Just make sure that your My Best Buy™ account with Elite or Elite Plus status is properly linked to your BestBuy.com account.

 

 

If you are unsure as to whether or not your My Best Buy™ and BestBuy.com accounts are linked, then send me a private message by clicking on the blue button found in my signature and I will double check.  I would just ask that you please include your name, phone #, mailing address, and email address.  Otherwise, you should be good to go.  Please feel free to post any additional questions you may have about the Early Access event or feel free to send them to me in a private message.

 

 

P.S.  With the recent system issues and program delays, I would suggest requesting certificates a few days before the actual event if you do plan on redeeming certificates during the Early Access event and/or Black Friday.  I would hope the program is working fine but just to be safe please be prepared.

 

 

One more thing!  Our phone lines will not be open until 7 AM central time the day of the event, including the Elite/Elite Plus dedicated phone line.  If during past events you have called into us to place an order then you will need to wait until at least 7 AM.

 

 

Thank you for being members of the My Best Buy™ program. Smiley Happy

Derek|Senior Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

You the man Derek...thanks for the update!

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That is what I am here for!

 

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It's that time again!.........Glad you are still with us Derek to direct traffic.

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It should be another fun adventure this year.

 

Take care!

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Will the IPhone 7 plus be part of the Black Friday 2016 sale?

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Hi Tomplyler,

 

Welcome to the Best Buy forum!

 

I cannot say really whether or not the iPhone 7 will be included until the Black Friday ad has been officially released.  As mentioned in the FAQ above, a majority of the Black Friday deals should be available during the Early Access event except for some of the major doorbusters.  I probably won't know what deals are available during the event until the day of as that sort of stuff is pretty hush hush.

 

I hope that you have a great night, and thank you for being a My Best Buy member.

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Is there a item limit for purchases?

 

For example game x is on sale and I want to buy 2 copies for me and my brother can I, or am I limited to one per erson?

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Hello bfett9,

 

There are quantity limits when it comes to some of the items available on BestBuy.com in-general, and all of the items available during Black Friday are considered to be of limited quantities.   I have seen orders in the past get cancelled while trying to order multiples of a single item.  It is possible our system will prevent an order from even being placed if those limits are exceeded.  I don't have specific quantity limits for each item though.  Your best bet would be to try placing an order for two video games and see what happens.  I think you should be ok as long as you are not ordering a lot of copies of a single item.

 

Best Wishes,

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The Black Friday Preview is available: http://blackfriday.bestbuy.com/?category=doorbusters