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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-07-2022

BestBuy gift card not activated

I purchased a $50 Best Buy gift card for my nephew at the local store. I travelled to see my family and gave it to my nephew as a birthday gift. He went to his local store, picked out his product but was unable to complete the purchase as the gift card came up as $0.

No one at the store knew what to do, the manager had to be called in and a new card was issued. 
Guess what? The new card issued also had $0 balance.


We called the 1-888-716-7994 number and confirmed both cards had not been activated.


The 2nd store said the card should be activated in a couple days but it has been a week now. I'm not sure if anything is being done about it.


I've now got a very unhappy 9 year old.


Reading the forums, this is not a one-off or occasional blip, it seems to happen frequently. What gives?

Social Media Specialist
Posts: 260
Registered: ‎10-12-2021

Re: BestBuy gift card not activated

Welcome to the Best Buy Forums!


Hi Jazwaz! Thank you for taking the time to stop by our community forums, though I wish it were under better circumstance I completely understand your concerns with this gift card not being activated. I would be happy to take a look into this for you. 


Please, send me a private message by clicking on the blue button next to my signature, with your full name, phone number, and e-mail address. I look forward to hearing from you.




Kadian|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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