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The New Geek Squad

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎05-01-2016 12:00 AM - edited ‎05-02-2016 01:04 PM

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Earlier this month Geek Squad revealed their biggest change in over 20 years, including a refreshed logo and a new Geekmobile. These changes represent the next step in Geek Squad’s continued evolution from a small local PC repair business, to today’s preeminent 24-hour task force for unruly tech nationwide.

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Samsung Family Hub

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎04-24-2016 12:01 AM - last edited on ‎04-25-2016 10:47 AM by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist

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Move over plastic alphabet magnets, and everything else that finds its way to your refrigerator that stays up until it falls off.  Samsung has revolutionized the refrigerator again, but this time by introducing it as the Family Hub of your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New 9.7" iPad Pro

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎04-17-2016 12:00 AM

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Apple announced a new smaller iPad Pro at their Keynote in March. Check out what makes it unique from its 12.9" counterparthere! 

 

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HDR is Here!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎04-10-2016 08:00 AM - edited ‎04-11-2016 09:37 AM

HDR is something that was widely discussed at CES earlier this year, and the 2016 Premium HDTVs will be boasting this new feature. What does this new feature bring to the table?  

 

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The Best New Cameras

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎04-03-2016 12:00 AM - edited ‎04-05-2016 11:53 AM

I remember purchasing my first SLR and how much I loved all the bells and whistles it had. Growing up I have always loved tech, and collecting new equipment. I guess collecting is part of photography, and in a way capturing a moment in time is collecting that moment. I know I picked a very expensive thing to collect. Because of this one of my favorite times ofD5.JPG the year are when the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and when Camera & Photo Imaging Show (CP+) are happening. I love seeing all the great new gear, and this year shows did not disappoint.

 

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Baby Monitors + Best Buy

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎03-28-2016 12:24 PM

Motorola Baby Monitor.jpgDue to the dynamic nature of the consumer electronics industry, new product models tend to be released more quickly than in other industries. So when you combine baby + electronics we are taking it to a whole new level. A rapidly changing one!

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Apple Keynote Recap

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-24-2016 11:59 AM - edited ‎03-24-2016 12:43 PM

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Apple had plenty of announcements to make on 3/21/16 - check out the latest in this blog!  

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Welcome to the LG G5 and Friends!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-18-2016 10:10 AM - edited ‎03-18-2016 12:23 PM

LG Logo.jpgCheck out information on the LG G5, available for pre-order 3/18/16! 

 

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My First Connected Home with Philips Hue

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-14-2016 03:20 PM - edited ‎03-14-2016 03:26 PM

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With all the new and exciting Connected Home and Smart products coming out, it can be hard to know where to start if you want to convert your home. Enter Philips Hue, a simple but powerful system of smart lighting options. Recently I was lucky enough to be able to test out a couple of the components in the Philips Hue system, including the Hue White LED Starter Kit and Hue Go Personal Wireless Light.

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3D Printing At Home

by Administrator Administrator ‎03-06-2016 12:05 PM - edited ‎03-09-2016 07:34 AM


Cube 3D PrinterWhat's all this fuss about 3D printing? Is it hard to do? Can I do it at home? What does it take to get started? Find out all about the growing revolution of 3D printing and learn what it takes you to get up and running!

 

 

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The New Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎02-22-2016 04:14 PM - edited ‎02-22-2016 04:22 PM

On Sunday, February 21, 2016 Samsung announced the new iterations of their Galaxy S smartphone line, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge! Read on to learn more about this shiny new tech coming soon!

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National Love Your Pet Day!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎02-19-2016 04:16 PM - edited ‎02-19-2016 04:55 PM


petzi.jpgA few days ago, we celebrated Valentine’s Day.  This week, we celebrate other soul mate(s) in our lives – our pets!  It’s National Love Your Pet Day on Saturday, February 20th & if you’re anything like us, you already have your puppy/kitty/chinchilla/tortoise/goat/ etc.- friendly cake prepared + party hats all picked out.  You’re ready to dazzle your fur kid with your thoughtfulness!   We have some purrfect options to help you celebrate. 

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Love Notes Are in the Air

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎02-12-2016 10:00 AM - last edited on ‎02-16-2016 02:30 PM by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist

It is that time of year again where we find ourselves preparing to shower our loved ones with a little extra love for Valentine’s Day. Nothing says you love someone like a song and I find myself going back to the days where a mix tape could say it all.JBL Portable Speaker.JPG

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The Year of VR

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎02-10-2016 04:00 PM - last edited on ‎02-10-2016 04:36 PM by Social Media Supervisor Social Media Supervisor

Gear VR Small.pngMany things have been said in the numerous Tech Blogs about this year’s recent Consumer Electronics Show.  But among all the headlines, the phrase “The Year of VR” has caught my eye the most. For years, consumer Virtual Reality has just been a curiosity with the faint promise of being available for the masses one day soon. With the recent opening of pre-orders for what is considered the genesis of this movement, the Oculus Rift, as well as the strong showing of competing VR hardware at CES like the HTC Vive, maybe this is the year computing changes again.

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National Weatherman’s Day

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎02-07-2016 08:00 AM - last edited on ‎02-11-2016 01:23 PM by Social Media Supervisor Social Media Supervisor

Weatherman's DayToday is the day we honor those special forecasters who help us prepare for the adverse conditions that precipitate living in an atmosphere such as ours. In other words- we thank the guy who says it’s gonna rain. If it weren’t for the weather people out there, many of us would be in rough shape when big storms come along- like the huge blizzard that hit the east coast. So to help you get ready for when the forecast calls for another big one, Best Buy has a few items that might come in handy.

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Are You Game Day Ready?

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎02-01-2016 03:22 PM - last edited on ‎02-09-2016 05:31 PM by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist

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Let me help you with that last one! 4K Ultra HD TV’s have made a huge splash in the last year, and picked up speed when VIZIO started carrying 4K products last spring. This new standard technology is also changing what’s important when you are shopping.

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Happy New Year Best Buy!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎01-11-2016 01:32 PM

coldI don’t know about you, but I have had a great time this holiday. Be it Christmas with my family or New Years with my friends, I feel grateful for the time I have had with all the people in my life. Speaking of being grateful for the time I’ve spent with people, I am grateful for the time I have spent as the editor of the Latest & Greatest blog. Unfortunately, this is going to be my last post as the man in charge- Moderator Allan-BBY will be taking the reins from here on out. To commemorate this changing of the guard, I thought I would share a few of my favorite blogs that I’ve published over the last year. Enjoy!

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Happy Star Wars Week!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎12-14-2015 02:11 PM - edited ‎12-17-2015 06:55 PM

Star WarsIt’s a very special week for anyone with even the slightest interest in geek culture- Star War: The Force Awakens comes out this Thursday! Because this is such a highly anticipated movie, millions of people across the world are reliving the experience by watching all 6 episodes of the series. If you are looking to get in on this action, feel free to check out all the Star Wars movies and merchandise we have available. This week I will be uploading my reviews of the entire series from episode one to six. Check it out here!

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3 tips for a great Black Friday

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎11-25-2015 03:30 PM

IBlack Fridayt’s nearly here… the day you have been waiting for- Black Friday is just around the corner! It’s that day you shake off your turkey day drowsiness to brave the elements in order to get the best deals possible. There are already people in line as of this post, so here is a list of some things to keep in mind if you are looking to take part in the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

 

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Thanksgiving is coming up fast- make sure you’re ready!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎11-20-2015 01:44 PM - edited ‎11-20-2015 01:45 PM

Samsung - 30" Self-Cleaning Freestanding Gas Range - Stainless SteelIt’s less than a week away from Thanksgiving, so there’s no time to lose if you are in charge of putting together this year’s feast. In case you didn’t know, I am here to remind you about the wide selection of large kitchen appliances Best Buy has available. Whether you need a new oven to roast the Turkey, or a cooktop for your other dishes- now is the time to pick it up. Come check out some of our featured appliances!

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Star Wars BattlefrontGrab your lightsaber and head to the front- of your local Best Buy that is. Star Wars Battlefront will be available Monday, November 16th across most of the country in late night openings starting at 9:01 pm PT (12:01 EST). This is your last chance to place a preorder if you want to get in on the action if you are looking to get the game upon release, so get in here and place your order!

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Happy Friday the 13th!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎11-13-2015 02:30 PM

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Halloween may be over, but that’s no reason to ignore a day like this. Celebrate Friday the 13th with Best Buy by checking out some of the relevant products we have to offer!

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Fallout 4 Gold Bundle

Unlike the inhabitants of the Fallout universe, there is still time to avert disaster. Preorders are still available for the Gold Bundle of Fallout 4 on BestBuy.com! With this deal, you not only get the fantastic latest chapter of Fallout, but it comes with the season pass and exclusive pair of Vault Boy socks! This bundle is only available for shipping through BestBuy.com, so check it out before it’s too late!

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COD: BO3There’s still time to reserve your copy of the next big first person shooter- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 comes out November 6th nationwide! Like with other big titles, Best Buy will be opening late for those who just can’t wait to get their hands on this new action packed release. Click here to learn more about which stores are taking part in late night opening!

 

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Frankenstein

Halloween is nearly upon us and all the little ghouls and goblins – and the big ones too – are making plans for costume parties and Trick-or-Treating. It’s a festive time of year to be sure. The trees are bedecked in the blazing colors of autumn or bare as a skeleton’s bones, scraping the turbulent sky with their gnarly fingers. It’s a time of year that fires the imagination and captures the essence of our nightmares and fears, all in a single chilling night.

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The ShiningIt’s October, which for me means an obsession with anything and everything Halloween related. Horror movies, costumes, haunted houses - all sorts of spooky things! Recently, I made a visit to The Stanley Hotel. Yes, the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining. As an avid Stephen King fan, I was extremely excited but quite unprepared as I only had my smartphone on hand to do any ghost hunting (which only led to some pretty terrible photos). I can think of several devices that would have come in handy while I was there, as they do encourage and welcome ghost hunting.

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Halo 5: Guardians is almost here- last chance to preorder!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎10-26-2015 12:51 PM - edited ‎10-26-2015 12:55 PM

Halo 5: Guardians The fifth installment of the epic Halo universe is upon us. Now is the time to place your preorder for a chance to receive the Longshot Assault Rifle and the Athlon Iccus Armor. However, there is a more important reason to place this preorder- you will own the latest installment of the Halo universe.

 

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Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

If you are someone with a spotty Wi-Fi connection, you probably have gone through all the pitfalls. Losing connection walking into another room, turning the router off and on, waving your tablet all over your head- all signs of the digitally disabled. If you have to deal with any of these issues- the Geek Squad has a solution for you. Welcome to the Netgear Nighthawk DST AC1900!

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Celebrate Back to the Future with Best Buy!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎10-21-2015 10:46 AM - edited ‎10-21-2015 01:15 PM

Back to the Future

Congratulations world, we are now living in the future! In case you didn’t know- Wednesday, October 21st 2015 is Back to the Future Day. This is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to ‘future’ and see how advanced everything is. While we do not have flying cars or Jaws 19, we have come a long way since the movie came out. Let’s see some of the things that the movie got right, and wrong about the future.

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Cool ideas for cooling your computer

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎10-09-2015 12:15 PM

CPU CoolerJust because it’s getting cooler outside, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about how cool the components inside your computer are. Adding extra cooling to your system is not only a great way to increase your computers longevity, but can also positively impact its performance.

 

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It’s October- time to start stocking up on movies for your Halloween hangouts!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎10-06-2015 12:12 PM - edited ‎10-06-2015 12:14 PM

Sharknado 3When it comes to your Halloween get-togethers, it is never too early to start your preparations. I look forward to this time of year above all others- even Christmas. I have been known to put months into my Halloween getup (I have been growing out my beard for my costume for the last 3 months). So in order to help you get a jump start on your party prep- I have a movie recommendation that should fit right in. Sharknado 3 is available now!

 

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Preorder Jurassic World and get early access through CinemaNow!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎10-01-2015 01:31 PM - edited ‎10-01-2015 01:33 PM

Jurassic WorldIf you are looking to watch a movie with some good thrills, Best Buy can help keep your desires from going extinct. Starting today (Oct. 1st), customers who pre order Jurassic World will get early access to the movie through CinemaNow!

 

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It’s Comic Book Day- Celebrate by preordering Avengers: Age of Ultron!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎09-25-2015 01:39 PM - edited ‎09-25-2015 01:43 PM

Avengers: Age of UltronWith all the super hero blockbusters coming out these days, I think it’s safe to say that the love of comic books has gone mainstream. While it may not be the actual comics that people are celebrating, their influence on our culture is hard to ignore. It has gotten to the point where people who have never even read a comic book are celebrating the newest releases. Well it's only days away from the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron- so why don’t you celebrate Comic Book Day with a preorder at Best Buy!

 

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Happy Hobbit Day! (September 22nd)

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎09-22-2015 01:46 PM - edited ‎09-22-2015 01:56 PM

The HobbitSeptember 22nd is the Birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two Hobbits from Hobbiton in the Shire. Both of these “Halflings” set out on great adventures through the lands of Middle Earth as they fought the forces of evil- saving the world in the process. After a multitude of books, comics, games, and movies, both of these characters have earned a place in the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. For this special day, I thought I would tell my history with Bilbo, Frodo, and their creator- J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

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Pre-Order Pitch Perfect 2

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎09-18-2015 11:15 AM

Pitch Perfect 2Every Thanksgiving after we’ve gorged our faces with delicious food, my family likes to go see the latest blockbuster hit. I wasn’t all that thrilled at first, because when we started this recent tradition, we decided to go see Pitch Perfect. To be honest, I thought it looked a little gimmicky and I didn’t want to see it, but since spending time with my family outweighed this concern, I went along with it. To my surprise, I fell in love with the acapella world and the witty, quirky humor of the Barden Bellas (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson). You can imagine then when Pitch Perfect 2 was announced, I was ecstatic!

 

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New ReleasesNew Release Tuesday is upon us, and it does not fail to deliver this week. Pick up Destiny: The Taken King, Forza Motorsports 6, and NHL 16 before it’s too late!

 

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Pre-order Super Mario Maker Now!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎09-09-2015 01:39 PM

Super Mario MakerAre you ready to smash some goombas? Well you better be- Super Mario Maker is almost here! It’s time to get your creative juices flowing because this game has it all. Create and play an almost unlimited number of Mario levels from four different themes. Share levels with your friends, family, just about anyone all over the world. The game comes out Friday, September 11th- so there’s still time to place your pre-order!

 

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Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom PainThe long awaited next installment of one of the biggest games in the world is almost here, and you won’t need to sneak around in a cardboard box to get it. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes out on September 1st, and Best Buy is here to help you bring it home!

 

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Pre-order Season 5 of The Walking Dead Now!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎08-22-2015 04:00 PM - edited ‎08-22-2015 04:04 PM

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Zombie fans unite, for it is a great time to be "alive": Season 5 of The Walking Dead comes out Tuesday, August 25th! Also, we have a new series to feed our ghoulish appetites. Fear The Walking Dead is set to start Sunday, August 23rd. In preparation for all of this, why not get caught up on the first four seasons of the original series as well? All seasons are currently on sale on BestBuy.com! 

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EOS Rebel T5 DSLRTaking a family photo was always an adventure for us. It began by rushing around trying to find everybody and gather them together in one room. The next step was finding an area that everybody could fit in and not look too crammed, perhaps the big couch or in front of the big tree in the front yard if the weather was nice. Once everyone was gathered, the real chore began. We would stand still as my father hunched over the camera set up a few feet away. Every few seconds he would spin a knob or flip a lever with the look of a mad scientist, calculating all the factors to get perfect exposure. After what seemed like an eternity he would push a button and sprint towards us. If we were lucky enough for him to make it back to his spot before the camera picked up his movement, we would only have to repeat the process 4 or 5 more times. If not, the agony of the family photo would continue until we got it right.

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Create a Back to School Wish List!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎08-13-2015 02:27 PM

Back to School

It’s that time of year again – kids’ summer vacations are winding down, and parents are likely either counting down the days until they can reclaim their homes for a bit of peace and quiet, or are about to cry while dropping their kids off at the dorms for college. Being a student is no easy feat – especially on a student’s budget – so when your family and friends are willing to help out, we’ve got the perfect way to help you get the technology you need for you to have a successful year with our Back-to-School Wish List!

 
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Mad Max: Fury RoadGet a chance to watch one of the year’s most explosive action thrillers early when you pre-order Mad Max: Fury Road combo pack SteelBook- available through CinemaNow. You better hit the gas on this offer because it’s currently on sale, but not for long!

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Time to clean out your old appliances- August 8th is National Garage Sale Day!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎08-07-2015 03:21 PM - edited ‎08-07-2015 03:23 PM

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This weekend, millions of people will start gathering their older appliances on their lawns and driveways for the biggest yard sale day of the year. With all the extra cash earned, Best Buy has some ideas as how to upgrade your recent departures. Find out how to get 20% off small appliances!

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College Student Deals are back!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎08-05-2015 03:13 PM - edited ‎08-05-2015 03:14 PM

College Student Deals

It’s August, that means two things: Summer is almost over, and it’s time to start thinking about heading back to school. Luckily, Best Buy can help you with one of these problems. Come sign up for the college student deals ASAP!

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Windows 10

The next generation of Windows has arrived, and Best Buy has the support you are looking for. Starting Saturday August 1st, Best Buy will host a free open house from 11am to 1pm every Saturday until August 29th to learn everything Windows 10 has to offer. Come check out some of the deals the Geek Squad has is serving up!

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Windows 10 is Coming- Are you Ready?

by Administrator Administrator on ‎07-28-2015 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-28-2015 12:41 PM by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist

WindowsHave you noticed that little Windows symbol in the tray of your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer recently and wondered what it was there for? Well look no further! Microsoft has been gearing up for their anticipated release of Windows 10 and wants you to be ready.

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Vacation Week - Going to the Cabin

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎07-24-2015 10:24 AM - edited ‎07-24-2015 10:25 AM

 Cooler.jpgI haven’t been out to the family cabin this year, but I have some fond memories of going out on the lake and grilling with the family. I remember one year where we ended up having so much fun that we made the decision to stay outside all night around the campfire and tell those stereotypical ghost stories. My sister was absolutely terrified the entire night, but it was so much fun just being out with friends and family without the pressures of real life getting in the way.

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Vacation Week- Gadgets for Flying

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎07-22-2015 07:00 AM

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I’ve always loved to travel. I think it’s because when I was a little girl my parents would pack us up in what I now call the “truckster” and we would embark a on a 3 day road trip to Mexico to see my family. I didn’t mind the long hours because I always had my Sony Walkman with me to listen to my favorite tunes, and a good book. Nowadays I’m not as patient sitting for so many hours, so I enjoy flying a lot more.  I’ve been on short flights, for example to Chicago, and long ones like Sweden and Argentina. While short flights are over before you can even finish the drink you are given, I dread the long 15+ hour flights; therefore, I always make sure to take some gadgets along with me to keep me busy. Here are my favorites.

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Vacation Week- Road Trip Gadgets

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎07-20-2015 07:00 AM

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Road trips can be some of the greatest times of your life! With more sights to see across the country than one may be able to fit into a lifetime, it’s amazing to take the opportunities when you can. When sitting in a car for several hours, it’s always best to make sure you’ve got the best gear to keep you safe and enjoying the ride!

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What you need to work remotely

You probably have a friend, family member, or coworker that has been given the opportunity to work remotely from home full-time with their company. With today’s technology, it’s becoming increasingly more possible for companies to provide such an opportunity. Of course, there are some things that are needed to work remotely as an integrated part of the company, and a few others that would make your tasks far easier.

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Ant Man

Marvel must have been cooking up something good in the kitchen- because now we have ants. Ant Man is coming to theaters Friday July 17th, but Best Buy is once again here to provide an exclusive peek at the upcoming blockbuster at our Samsung Entertainment Experience Shops. Visit one of our participating locations Now until July 18th to see content from the movie in stunningly high quality on the Samsung UHD TV’s. 

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Come see the Minions Trailer in 4K Ultra HD at Best Buy! Now Until July 10th

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎07-06-2015 12:32 PM - edited ‎07-06-2015 04:37 PM

Minions

Do you have opinions about Minions? What about lame rhyming? Either way, you should come by Best Buy to one of the Samsung Experience shops to see the Minions trailer in exclusive 4K Ultra HD. The first 50 people to view the clip and complete a demo should be eligible to receive a Minion squeeze ball!

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Char-Broil GrillIf you are like me, the 4th of July is probably the height of your summer celebrations. Since this year is looking to be another fantastic holiday (woot for the 4th being on a Saturday), Best Buy is offering all kinds of deals on appliances- large and small. Come check out some of our picks for appliances that should make your outdoor get together that much more memorable.

 

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Cuisinart - Waffle MakerWaffles have been a breakfast favorite for me since I was a child. Apparently they are not just my favorite as waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Scandinavia, United States, with over a dozen regional varieties in Belgium alone. I was also surprised to discover that they have been around since the 14th century! People used waffle irons to cook them, and the waffle iron plates were made in different shapes/designs . Nowadays you can find waffle makers everywhere, and they still come in many sizes and shapes. Let’s explore the different waffle makers we offer!

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June 25th is National Color TV Day!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎06-25-2015 11:38 AM

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It may come as some surprise to the younger generations, but the world was once in black and white. Well, not literally- but for those who owned the first models of TV it was. Some have argued that the color TV was the biggest advancement in home entertainment since the TV was first introduced, but there have been much bigger advancements over the years.

 

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Batman: Arkham KnightIt’s almost here, Batman: Arkham Knight is available Tuesday, June 23rd! For those who cannot wait, select Best Buy locations will have a midnight release across the country. Due to demand, Best Buy will have a tiered release for each time zone. Click here to read more.

 

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Quad-CopterAbout this time every year, I always struggle to find something for my dad on Father’s Day. If you’re like me, there are always the good old standbys of grilling toys, hardware tools, or even TV series boxsets. This Father’s Day I’m determined to find something for my dad that doesn’t scream, “I didn’t know what to get you!”. Of course, this is easier said than done, as my dad is a little harder to shop for than most, so I really have to think outside of the box to find something he’ll like.

 

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5824065cv11d.jpgEach year Father’s Day rolls around, and you’re debating between new socks or a new tie. If your budget is a little more significant, you may be considering a new grill or perhaps a new home theater device. But what if your dad is just a little sportier and not so much of a movie buff?  You can help him improve his game with the Zepp Smart Sports Equipment!

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It’s the biggest event for gamers- E3 is live through BestBuy.com!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎06-15-2015 01:22 PM - edited ‎06-17-2015 12:20 PM

E3This is that magical time of the year for video game fans the world over- the time where the biggest names in gaming come together to show the world the upcoming next best titles. This time of year is like Christmas for many gamers, and Best Buy is here to help deliver your wish list. Check out the IGN live stream of E3 right here!

 

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Mario MakerFor those who grew up with the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Mario Bros was probably an enormous part of your childhood. Personally, I have many fond memories of afternoons spent with friends smashing goombas as we tried to save the princess. Well we have just the event to invite old and new gamers alike back to the Mushroom Kingdom- Super Mario Maker will be available to play at Best Buy!

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Get Your Gadgets in Fashion With New Designs Exclusive to Best Buy!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎06-08-2015 01:20 PM - last edited on ‎06-10-2015 01:31 PM by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist

Cole HaanAs is customary for Minnesota, spring did not arrive until later in the season, and May has brought more showers than April, so it looks like June will bring the flowers this year. Besides looking forward to spring and summer weather, I look forward to the new colors introduced for the seasons. Designers did not disappoint this year, and I absolutely love the mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals that you see in clothing and accessories. They chose colors like aquamarine, scuba blue, toasted almond, strawberry ice, and marsala to name a few. These tones invoke thoughts of oceans, sand, and nature. They give us that little escape from our busy schedules and help soothe our senses.

 

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See Exclusive Sneak Peek of Jurassic World at Best Buy!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎06-02-2015 02:24 PM - edited ‎06-03-2015 11:08 AM

Jurassic WorldGet ready to return to your favorite park… Jurassic World is coming to Best Buy! Now through June 13th, you can view exclusive Jurassic World content at the Samsung Entertainment Experience Shops located in Best Buy. Get a first look at special footage more than a week before the movie opens-plus exclusive sneak peek at the new dinosaur menace!

 

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The Nintendo World Championships Have Returned- May 30th!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎05-28-2015 09:21 AM - edited ‎05-28-2015 10:58 AM

Nintendo World Championships

Are you ready to take part in gaming history? The Nintendo World Championships are back after 25 years! Select Best Buy locations across the country will act as proving grounds for thousands of gamers as they compete for on-stage placement at the Nintendo World Championships in Los Angeles!

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Pre-Order Tomorrowland Today!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎05-22-2015 12:40 PM - edited ‎05-22-2015 02:53 PM

TomorrowlandThe new movie from Disney, Tomorrowland is “For those who make the impossible…possible.” Tomorrowland is based on Walt Disney’s vision of the city of the future. To understand where the idea came from, it’s important to see where he started.

 

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Pick Up The Witcher: Wild Hunt Today!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎05-19-2015 12:31 PM - edited ‎05-19-2015 12:32 PM

The Witcher: Wild HuntThe long wait is over, and it has been a wait well worth the time. The Witcher: Wild Hunt is finally available! Once again, don the armor of Geralt of Rivia as you navigate an enormous open world that is 30 times larger than the previous Witcher games. With revamped fighting mechanics and super charged graphics, this game could be a contender for game of the year!

 

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20% Off SaleSunday is World Baking Day, one of those special little holidays where we use any kind of excuse to eat cookies and muffins to our heart’s content. Since Best Buy is always looking out for those who might want to get in on some baking action, why not check out some small appliances that might help you out in the kitchen? Come grab a 20% off small appliance coupon here!

 

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Happy National Bike to Work Day!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎05-15-2015 12:19 PM

National Bike to Work DayIt’s national Bike to Work Day! Once again, hundreds of thousands of people across the country are dusting off their bikes from a long winter of non-use. Luckily, Best Buy is here to help those looking to get back into the ‘spring’ of things. Check out some things Best Buy has to offer to make your ride more enjoyable!

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SplatoonJoin us for a Google+ hangout to hear from the Nintendo team behind the highly anticipated Wii U game, Splatoon! We’ll also be joined by JWittz and other influential gaming personalities along with a Best Buy Blue shirt to give a first-hand account of the game!

 

#SplatoonHangout

 

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Disney InfinityYou know what's even better than being a Star Wars fan on May the 4th? Being a gamer and  a Star Wars fan on May 5th. Disney Interactive Studios has announced that we can be excited for a brand new version of Disney Infinity. This coupled with Electronic Arts announcement for a new Battlefront makes it a great time for the gamer fans of the genre!

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Star Wars DayToday is that special day where geeks can let their nerdy flag fly free… Today is international Star Wars Day! For those who might not know, Star Wars Day is a fan-created holiday to celebrate the impact that the Star Wars franchise has had on the world. Based on a pun spun off from the classic line “May the force be with you”, this relatively new holiday is already a major deal in geek culture.

 

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Batman: Arkham KnightOn this day way back in 1939, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics issue #27. Since then, Batman has grown to be one of the most iconic super heroes in the world. Having appeared in books, movies, TV shows, and games- Batman has stood the test of time for multiple generations. With the upcoming release of Batman: Arkham Knight, what better way to celebrate the latest installment of the Batman universe? As an added bonus, My Best Buy members get a $10 rewards certificate for pre-ordering!

 

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AvengersThe biggest movie of the summer is less than a week away, but if you are anything like me- that is far too long to wait. The good news is Best Buy has just the thing to keep you satiated until opening day this Friday. From now until May 2nd, customers can visit Samsung Experience Shops and see an exclusive Avengers clip in 4K!

 

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Earth Day at Best Buy

by Administrator Administrator ‎04-22-2015 04:20 PM - edited ‎04-22-2015 06:18 PM

Recycling.JPGEarth Day has been celebrated on April 22 for 45 years now to demonstrate the commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. We’ve come a long way since the smoggy ‘70s however. As more sustainable products and options keep being developed, we continue to push the envelope and create an even greener lifestyle for a happier and healthier Earth. Our commitment is just as strong, as we continue to grow our recycling program and offer some of the most exciting and sustainable products available.

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Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set exclusively at Best Buy!!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎04-21-2015 10:29 AM - edited ‎04-21-2015 10:35 AM

SplatoonThe Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set launches exclusively in Best Buy stores across the country starting on May 29. This inkredible bundle includes a Wii U Deluxe console and both the Splatoon (via included download code) and Nintendo Land (pre-installed) games for only $299.99.

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Planet EarthI always think of Earth Day (April 22) as the Earth’s birthday. I think happy thoughts, eat cake, sing songs, and generally thank my friend the Earth for all of the good things she’s done for me all year long. She’s a generous soul, our Earth, what with having air to breathe and water to drink and an amazing variety of living things – from ants to zebras, from anemones to zinnias – to cultivate, admire, and with whom human beings can partner to make our friend and Mother, the Earth, an even better place in which to hang out, live life, and share with our children.

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What’s in an SD Card?

by Administrator Administrator ‎04-16-2015 10:23 AM - edited ‎04-22-2015 04:39 PM

SD CardOne of the most frustrating things you can come across when shopping for something is a grouping of strange symbols and letters on an item with no explanation for the differences. It’s like looking at the laundry tag on clothes items and being presented with 5 symbols with no reference “do I wash with cold water and then machine dry? Or wash in warm water and hang dry?” (By the way if someone could explain these to me I’d be forever grateful.) In the electronics world an item you might come across like this is your standard everyday SD Card, but luckily we’re here to help explain these differences and get you the card that suits your needs best.

 

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RoombaWe all hate the daily and weekly chores. Dishes, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the pool or gutters… I’m tired just thinking about them. Between kids, pets, and busy social lives (or just wanting to relax) no one wants to spend more time cleaning than they have to. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a robot to do at least some of these chores for us? The great news is there is!  

 

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Grand Theft Auto 5 Available on PC!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎04-10-2015 10:24 AM - edited ‎04-15-2015 01:23 PM

GTA 5It has been a long time coming, but the time is just about here... Grand Theft Auto 5 is available for download on BestBuy.com! No longer do you need to feel jealous of 2 generations of console gamers, the latest and greatest release of one of the most popular series in gaming is now available on the PC!

 

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Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First SinIf you are a fan of RPGs, today is a good day to be you. Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is out on the PS4 and Xbox One! Return to the depths of evil in this dark and horrific game that pushes the limits of what most gamers might consider hardcore!

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Batman-Arkham-PS4-Google+.jpgFans of the Dark Knight have a new reason to get excited about their favorite hero- The Limited Edition Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle is now available for pre-order at Best Buy!

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Interstellar Finally Available at Best Buy!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎03-31-2015 12:39 PM - edited ‎03-31-2015 12:42 PM

InterstellarI don’t know about you, but I am somewhat of a sucker for science fiction. Growing up, I would spend hours vegging out on episodes of Star Trek, Star Wars marathons, and everything in-between. I once made my family late for a dinner because I could not be pulled away from my first viewing of 2001: A Space Odyssey. When Contact came out, I dug through my couch cushions to gather enough spare change and walked two miles to see the movie three days in a row. Knowing this about my experience with the genre- you might be able to guess how excited I was to see Interstellar.

 

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Insignia 2-Slice Toaster

by on ‎03-27-2015 08:25 AM

Insignia 2-Slice ToasterTo the people navigating Best Buy’s website, toasters may not be the most exciting of items. I am one of the many who look for the latest and greatest, how many pixels you can cram into a square inch and whatever else that can go longer, faster and better. When I start talking about toasters to co-workers and friends (whether they want to hear about it or not, I’ve either finally satiated my need for new tech (not likely) or the toaster is really cool.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎03-17-2015 09:54 AM - edited ‎03-17-2015 02:13 PM

Insignia GriddleAs an Irish person, St. Patty’s Day is a holiday that I look forward to all year. Growing up, my dad would always have a big Irish breakfast ready for us when we came down to eat in the morning. Since everyone is Irish today, why not treat your family and friends to the same kind of special treatment? Get a load of these awesome gadgets that will make an Irish breakfast a breeze!

 

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My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked Now $30!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎03-11-2015 12:47 PM - edited ‎03-12-2015 08:02 AM

Gamers Club UnlockedYou asked for it, and you got it… the My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked membership is now only $30! At 40% off the original price, this two year membership is just what gamers need for the best deals on new games!

 

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Into The Woods Available for Pre-Order!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎03-09-2015 12:55 PM

Into The WoodsFor anyone who knows me (or you’ve happened to read some of my past blogs), I love a good fairytale story, so you can imagine how excited I was when I found out the Broadway hit “Into the Woods” was coming to the big screen late last year.  It was such a huge deal for my friends and I that we made sure to purchase tickets ahead of time.  Despite that, we arrived a whole hour ahead of the movie time to ensure we had the best seat possible. What’s even worse is that I’m sure we were the most obnoxious people there, as we were “softly” singing along to the entire film (90% of the dialogue is through song). Don’t judge… there were other groups singing too!

 

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesTo say that I am a J.R.R. Tolkien fan would be an understatement. After all, I did name my corgi after one of his characters, Peregrin “Pippin” Took. As an avid Tolkien fan, I have impatiently awaited the return to Middle Earth as each movie released, all very well directed by Peter Jackson.

 

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A Farewell to Leonard Nimoy

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-05-2015 11:05 AM - edited ‎03-05-2015 02:26 PM

NimoyWhen Leonard Nimoy passed away last week, I took a long moment of reflection. He was like an old friend to me though we never met. Of course, when I think of Mr. Nimoy, I most often remember him in his role as the glacial Vulcan First Officer of the Starship Enterprise. Back in the 20th Century, when I was young and foolish, he and his adventurous friends were my companions every day after school.

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Blizzard Games Half Off This Week!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎03-03-2015 04:46 PM

Diablo 3StarCraft 2Winter is almost over, but we have a reason for you to get excited about one more storm. Blizzard games are half off this week! Choose from PS4, Xbox One, or PC titles for tons of savings!

 

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Windows 8Many of us were surprised to see the start menu disappear in the newest Windows update.  As the start screen had replaced most of the functionality of the start menu, the start menu was deemed no longer necessary and was removed from Windows 8.  Many users have encountered difficulty familiarizing themselves with the new layout, and Microsoft eventually added a start menu replacement within the release of windows 8.1. Here is a quick guide to help you get that accomplished.

 

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Big Hero 6 Released!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎02-24-2015 12:08 PM - edited ‎02-24-2015 12:09 PM

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It took home the top prize this year, now you can take it home yourself- Big Hero 6 is in stores today! Based on the Marvel comic, this Disney animated film is loads of fun for just about everyone. Follow young Hiro and his trusty robot Baymax as they fight back against evil robots in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo.

 

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Microsoft Office 365 Deal This Week!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎02-19-2015 12:30 PM

Office 365 Personal

If you are in the market for a new PC, now is the time to buy- Microsoft Office 365 Personal is included when you buy a new PC, Mac, iPad, or select Windows Tablet now until Saturday!

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Alexander101 DalmationsValentine’s Day is coming up fast. While I am sure you are busy planning a night out with that special someone, are you perhaps… forgetting someone that makes your night out possible? Valentine’s Day is also the busiest night of the year for babysitters- Show them you care by picking up some movies to watch while you are out!

 

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The Hunger Games: MockingjayAs an avid fan of The Hunger Games saga, I’m ecstatic to begin counting down to the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 on 3/6/2015! I will definitely be watching a marathon of the first two installments to this saga before picking up Mockingjay –Part 1 to watch. I’m sure soon after I will be counting down to Mockingjay – Part 2 being released in theaters. Now I have to decide if I’ll be pre-ordering the DVD, Blu-Ray, or the SteelBook version! 

 

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Battlefield Hardline Open Beta 2/3 - 2/8! Pre-order your copy at Best Buy

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎02-03-2015 08:45 AM - edited ‎02-03-2015 08:47 AM

Battlefield HardlineThe newest addition to the Battlefield series is right around the corner and now you can dive into the action with the Battlefield Hardline Open Beta from 2/3 - 2/8! Try out three different multiplayer maps and games modes, which range from high-speed chase scenarios to the new Hacker Mode. The Beta Test is open to all players on all platforms.

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42-16674152.jpgIt’s getting closer to kickoff- don’t you want to make sure your team is fed? Best Buy has your catering needs in mind with all kinds of deals on kitchen appliances in time for your big get-together!

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Big Game Week- Samsung Soundbars On Sale!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎01-28-2015 12:43 PM - edited ‎01-28-2015 12:46 PM

00015136.jpgOne must never forget the importance of proper audio when it comes to the big game- and Best Buy is here to remind you! How else are you going to feel like a part of the game if you can’t feel the rumble of the tackles, the roar of the crowd, or the blasting music of the halftime show? This week, we have multiple deals offered on some pretty amazing home audio systems- so here are a few options to check out!

 

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Big Game Week is Here! Check Out Some Awesome Deals For Your Big Get-together!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎01-27-2015 11:12 AM - edited ‎01-27-2015 01:06 PM

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It comes but once a year, but when it does- you want to be ready for it. Big Game Week is here, and Best Buy has tons of deals to help you set up the most epic of viewing parties! This week, we will be showcasing some of the best selections to bring home and enjoy. Come check ‘em out!

 

Today's Feature- Samsung Smart 4K TV's

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1328016.jpg6080144.jpg9463833.jpgThe 2015 nominations for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards have been announced, and Best Buy is here to help you make your own decisions about which films should take home the prize! While not every nomination is available in stores just yet, these great selections should give plenty of enjoyment until the rest are ready to take home. Take a look at some of the options…

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Zelda Majora's Mask 3DS XLBest Buy has just listed three new Nintendo 3DS XL consoles for pre-order on BestBuy.com! Now, you’ll not only be able to enjoy your favorite Nintendo 3DS games on the go, but you’ll be able to utilize your beloved amiibo figures as well with the added NFC capabilities. This is just one of the new features of Nintendo’s new 3DS XL consoles.

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Stream Your Favorite TV Shows Directly to Your TV

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎01-09-2015 02:49 PM - edited ‎01-12-2015 08:29 AM

9071056_sa.jpgRemember the days when you used to have to drive to the video rental store to pick up a movie to watch? How about rushing home to catch the next episode of your favorite weekly television show, or fighting with the VCR to get it to record on time for the show to start? Thankfully, media streaming boxes like the Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and more have come along to simplify this process. 

 

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