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Best Buy is welcoming back the Thanks and Giving® campaign this year. The annual holiday campaign returns to Best Buy on Oct. 10, and we’re asking our employees and customers to come together to support children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


Happy Mother's Day! (Call your mother, she misses you!)

by ‎05-07-2021 11:29 AM - edited ‎05-07-2021 02:22 PM

Hey there, glad I got your attention.  Listen, I know we should be celebrating our mothers every day of the year, but it’s especially important at this time of year.  After all, Mother’s Day is this weekend!  So, if you’re still looking for ways to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day, Best Buy has you covered.

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Better Safe Than Sorry!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-31-2021 08:00 AM - edited ‎03-31-2021 03:47 PM

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You’re on a beautiful bike ride or run and decide to stop and take a photo on a scenic bridge. You take out your phone and it slips out of your sweaty hands and starts its descent to the river below. Kerplunk!


You’re out at a restaurant with friends and set your phone on the table while you enjoy your meal. Three hours later you arrive home and realize your device isn’t in your pocket or purse. You call the restaurant and they didn’t notice a phone on the table after you left. Poof-gone!


You wrap up work for the night and power down your PC. There’s a nasty storm rolling in, and overnight there’s a power surge. Your home was clearly affected since your device won’t turn on the next morning and it’s completely useless. Zap!


You’re hammering out a school project and have a huge cup of black coffee sitting next to your laptop as you work through the night. You reach over to grab something and misjudge the mug’s position while you’re distracted reading your screen. Before you know it, the piping hot liquid is trickling through your keyboard. Sizzle!


You’re finally able to relax on a family vacation and suit up for a day at the pool. You forget about your phone in your suit pocket and perform the mightiest cannonball of all time. Splash!


You had your phone on your lap while driving to the grocery store. You find a parking spot in the busy lot, step out of the car, and your device slips off your lap as you stand. You helplessly watch it tumble across the rough cement where it finally lands perfectly in front of a passing car. Crunch!


Did Someone Say Waffles?

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-25-2021 05:36 PM - edited ‎03-25-2021 05:38 PM

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I did! And for good reason – it’s International Waffle Day today!


Be Smart, Don’t Start

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎03-20-2021 07:00 AM

Kick Butts Day.jpgIt’s National Kick Butts Day!


Before you start throwing punches, I should probably mention that this has nothing to do with beating people up. Rather, it’s a time to kick cigarette butts to the curb and partake in anti-smoking activism.


It's National Let's Laugh Day!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-19-2021 12:30 PM - edited ‎03-19-2021 12:41 PM

They say laughter is the best medicine, but where do you get it?

The ha-spital.


Okay, okay… that was cheesy. But what else would you expect on National Let’s Laugh Day? Today is a day to remember that you shouldn’t be serious all the time, and laughter is truly the best medicine. According to Mayo Clinic, a good laugh can stimulate many organs including your heart and lungs, activate and relieve your stress response, and aid in muscle relaxation.


There’s lots of things that can trigger a good laugh (like a terrible joke for example – see above), but what really does it for me is a comical show or movie.


Pokémon Day is this Saturday, February 27!

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎02-27-2021 12:10 AM - edited ‎03-01-2021 01:56 PM

Let's Go Pickachu!Pokémon Day is coming up here on Saturday, 2/27/2021, and this year it’s a big one, as it’s the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon!


While I’m not a hardcore Pokémon fan, I love the concept of “catching them all” and collecting this huge assortment of critters that you nurture (and well, battle against other critters).  The idea of having a menagerie of creatures that you interact with, raise, and evolve, is so similar to having a pet, that what kid (or adult) wouldn’t be in love with the idea?


Pokemon YellowPokémon has been a huge part of my life since I was a child. I still remember that Christmas day in ‘99. I just could not believe my eyes. A purple Gameboy Color and Pokémon: Yellow Version. It was the happiest day of my childhood. The joy I felt ripping open that box cannot be compared to anything. I can still remember the smell of the manual. When that Gameboy powered on, my life changed!


Daylight Savings? More like Best Buy Savings!

by ‎11-03-2019 12:00 AM - edited ‎11-05-2019 11:02 AM

Alarm clock.jpgDid you remember to set your clock back? It may be the end of daylight saving time, but the savings are still on here at Best Buy!


Fall Photography: Hit Me With Your Best Shot

by ‎10-12-2019 02:19 PM - edited ‎10-12-2019 02:46 PM

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While I’ve lived in different parts of the country throughout my life, having changing seasons has always been a constant. I find beauty in all of them, winter with the twinkling lights, fresh snow, and comfy sweaters, spring when everything comes alive and starts blossoming (also, spring has Cadbury Creme Eggs, which is hard to beat), summer feels full of adventure between beach days and stormy nights, but autumn has always been my favorite.


I’ve been breaking out my sweater collection slowly as the days have gotten colder, but it’s just started to transition to the air having the crisp scent of fall. That means it’s the perfect time to break out your cameras, camera phones, or whatever you prefer for capturing these precious moments, and exploring everything fall has to offer!


Personally, I love going for hikes this time of year, as well as visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Sadly, I haven’t gotten to explore as much as I would have liked, but it’s on my fall to-do list.


Nikon COOLPIX.jpgUsually I take photos on my phone because it’s convenient, but when I’m out exploring during a sunny day, often that means I can’t tell if my pictures turned out in the moment, due to the light reflecting off my screen. If that’s something you frequently run into with photos (I’m talking to you, sunny states), I recommend our Nikon COOLPIX B500 16.0 Megapixel, as it has a high tilting LCD screen that allows for clear viewing, as well as getting to take shots at unique angles. It’s also great for taking nighttime photos, if you want to spend time outside star gazing before it gets too chilly at night.


Happy National Cooking Day!

by ‎09-25-2019 06:00 AM - edited ‎09-25-2019 08:47 AM

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When asked what I want for my birthday or Christmas, I’m that person in your friends or family group that responds "nothing". I always feel that I have what I need, and don’t like to come across as picky or high maintenance. This drives my friends and family a little crazy. But a couple of years ago, there was one thing that I wanted- a Crock-Pot! I finally had an answer for my friends and family. An answer. The same one for anyone who asked.


Christmas came, and I started off the day with a small gift exchange with friends. And guess what; I got a Crock-Pot! I was so excited, but still had much more day to celebrate. I arrived at my family Christmas and we all had a lovely meal before exchanging our gifts. I opened the box from my sister; a Crock-Pot! I opened the box from my parents; another Crock-Pot! Three Crock-Pots in total. Everyone laughed and told me that they could be returned or exchanged, but I decided to keep them all!


I LOVE food! 



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Ahoy, Matey!


It’s the day you’ve been preparing for since you were a kid. Grab your pirate hat and cutlass, and join your friends and family in talking like a pirate this September 19!


How Did Talk Like a Pirate Day Get Started?


Like most great things, this holiday started as an inside joke between friends. John Baur and Mark Summers’ were playing racquetball when one of them screamed “Aaarrr” in an outburst of pain. After that, it became a yearly tradition for them to talk like a pirate for a day. It became an official holiday in 2002 when they shared their practice with columnist, Dave Barry.


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One great way to get you and your friends in the pirate spirit is with some tropical beverages! You’ll be talking like a seadog in no time after a couple of piña coladas, which you can make at home with our Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker.


Once you’ve mastered talking like a pirate by using terms like shiver me timbers, blimey, scallywag, and landlubber, it’s time to watch a film about your fellow pirates. Luckily, there’s a lot of great options!


Happy Book Lovers Day!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎08-09-2019 12:00 AM

August 9 is National Book Lovers Day, and we bibliophiles have more to love beyond ink and paper. 


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VidCon 2019!

by on ‎07-09-2019 06:48 PM

If you’re like me and you love conventions, you’ll want to check out VidCon at the massive 1,600,000 sq. ft. convention center in Anaheim, California.


Father’s Day Gifting For The Last Minute Or Long Distance Sender

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎06-13-2019 11:56 AM - edited ‎06-13-2019 12:01 PM

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Father’s Day is only a few days away, and don’t feel bad if this is another holiday or special occasion that seems to have snuck up on you.


I find myself saying, “Oh, that’s in THREE DAYS already?” more often than not lately. With my busy schedule and being the only member of my family living in a different state, it’s hard for me to keep track of important dates and figuring out if a shipped gift will arrive in time.


Luckily, Best Buy has your back this Father’s Day – whether you’re near or far away from the father figure in your life!


Pride Month

by on ‎06-04-2019 05:49 PM

Pride Heart.pngAt Best Buy, Pride isn't just something for the month of June. It's all year long! We make it part of our business to be loud and proud of who we are, and hope that you can too! Join us this June and help us celebrate with PRIDE!



My Deployment ‘Gotta Have It’ List - #10

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎05-29-2019 04:48 PM - edited ‎05-29-2019 04:51 PM

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I can’t believe it’s the end of May already, and my departure date is less than two months away! Time flies when you’re having fun, and it’s sure been fun compiling my ‘Gotta Have It’ list and exploring the must-have products for a deployment that Best Buy has to offer.


On my list I’ve included everything from charging kits and headphones, to facial cleansing systems and iPads/Tablets. While this doesn’t cover everything I might find myself wishing I had while overseas, I feel like this collection of items would aid in supporting my mental, emotional, and physical health.



Memorial Day

It was a very educational conversation for me, and I couldn't help but feel honored to have a Command Sargent Major take time out of his day to speak with us about his journey, and to have him work for Best Buy.



My Deployment 'Gotta Have It' List - #9

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎05-16-2019 06:01 PM - edited ‎05-16-2019 06:06 PM

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“Treat Yo’ Self”


For all you fellow Parks and Recreation fans, you probably read that in the voice of Donna or Tom. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about… YOU ARE MISSING OUT (but don’t worry, you can purchase the complete series from Best Buy and dive into the hysterical world of Leslie Knope).


Donna and Tom go all out on Treat Yo’ Self Day every October 13 and say yes to every desire and self-pampering opportunity. I think everyone should live by this motto and treat themselves whenever they feel they deserve it – within reason of course.


My Deployment ‘Gotta Have It’ List - #8

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎05-10-2019 04:31 PM - edited ‎05-10-2019 04:37 PM

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Feeling The Burn


As I’ve mentioned in earlier blogs, physical health is very important to me. I’d hope it’s important to you, too! I’m not saying you should spend hours of your day at the gym, but it’s healthy to get your heart rate up throughout the week and put your muscles to work.


May the Fourth (Be With You)!

by ‎05-04-2019 06:00 AM - edited ‎05-10-2019 03:16 PM

blog pic 5 (2).pngNot so long ago, in my small, country hometown that is not so far away, I got a very important message. All the message contained was an image of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray and the message, “Merry Christmas.” This was 2012, and I had just acquired a Blu-ray player solely for the purpose of being able to watch my favorite collection of all time, along with the additional never-before released audio commentary for each movie, interviews with the cast and crew, and over 90 minutes of additional content. I had started saving, but with Christmas right around the corner, I hadn’t accumulated much. However, I did happen to have a best friend who knew me very well and supported my love for all things sci-fi, especially Star Wars.


Gift Ideas for this Mother's Day

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎05-03-2019 03:44 PM

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I have been celebrating Mother's Day for at least 13 years, and let me tell you, every year has been different so, I may know a thing or two about the perfect Mother's Day gift. Now, I have thought long and hard on what that could be.



My Deployment ‘Gotta Have It’ List - #7

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎05-02-2019 03:32 PM - edited ‎05-10-2019 04:39 PM

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What do you do to wind down at the end of a long day? Pour a very large glass of wine? Bubble bath? Both?


While these options sound amazing, I know I’m not going to have the ability to do these kinds of things while deployed overseas. Luckily, what I usually look forward to is simply enjoying the next (four) episodes of whatever series I’m hooked on. Easy enough!


My Deployment ‘Gotta Have It’ List - #6

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎04-28-2019 11:37 AM - edited ‎04-28-2019 11:40 AM

The Ultimate Connection


Wi-Fi is a beautiful thing, and I know I’m going to have a whole new appreciation for it when I’m deployed overseas in a just few short months. While I’m not totally sure what to expect on my first deployment, I do know I should have access to Wi-Fi most evenings, and I’ll be itching to get in touch with people back home.


National Superhero Day

by on ‎04-27-2019 03:45 PM

BOOM! WHACK! POW! Everyone dust off that mask, get your cape from the cleaners, and shine your Infinity Gauntlet, it’s Superhero day! How could it have come at any better time than right after the opening weekend of the fourth installment of the Avengers series, Avengers: Endgame? I haven’t had the chance to see it yet, but I am going to get to the theater sometime this week! No spoilers!


Theodore was certain that he was about to crack this case. He carefully walked around the cozy tavern room, ensuring that no piece of evidence was missed. There were inky handprints outside of the door. There were no signs of forced entry. The curtains around the bed were pulled back, yet the bed seemed to be undisturbed. The Duchess’ trunks remained untouched, however, she, and the document she carried, had seemingly disappeared. All signs pointed that this crime was committed by someone who was inside the tavern and was carefully watching for their time to act. Struck by a sudden realization, Theodore reached underneath the bed.


“I wouldn’t do that, if I were you.” A shadow crept from behind him, and he thought he could make out a faint smile beneath the stranger’s hood.


“Roll for Initiative.”


Give The Kids Eggs-actly What They Want This Year!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎04-18-2019 05:30 PM - edited ‎04-18-2019 05:37 PM

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When you think about it, Easter traditions are pretty odd. We paint boiled eggs and make children take photos with a human-sized rabbit, for example. WEIRD. Regardless, these traditions and many more bring families and friends together for the holiday.


I love Easter, and of course my favorite part of the holiday growing up was hunting for my Easter basket. I’m sure most kids will say the same, and if you’re responsible for putting one together, it can be tricky deciding what you want to include in a basket youngsters work so hard to find.


Don’t Leave Us Hanging—High Five!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎04-18-2019 12:00 AM - edited ‎04-18-2019 11:00 AM

I have a confession. It’s deep. It’s dark, and I’m going to share it with you...




Earth Day

by on ‎04-14-2019 09:56 AM

Big things are coming in the year 2020 and it’s clear Best Buy is on track to reach it’s goal of reducing our footprint on the environment.  I’m honored to work for a company who is constantly making strides to make this world a better place for all of us, especially the generations to come.  Hearing this news from an employee is great, but let’s take a look at all of the progress Best Buy has made this far!


Newsweek Green ranked Best Buy #27 on the top 500 U.S. companies, which was 8 spots up from 2015.  In April 2016 Best Buy announced we’d have 1,000 Toyota Prius C  hybrids across the nation as our new Geekmobile’s.  This would effectively cut 50 percent of emissions over the previous vehicle’s that were driven by our Geek Squad and it was estimated these vehicle’s would reduce approximately 250,000 gallons of gasoline and almost five million pounds of CO2.  This paved the way for 2017, and it was awesome to see even more work is being done everyday!

Late in 2017, Best Buy was awarded a spot on the CDP Climate A List, earning recognition as a global leader in address climate change.  We’re doing our best to reduce our carbon emissions by 60 percent by 2020 (over a 2009 baseline) and achieve a carbon neutrality by the year 2050.  Between 2017 and 2018 we collected 178 million pounds of electronics for recycling, bringing our total to 1.7 billion pounds since 2009, and there are always more great things in the works!

Have a wonderful Earth Day, and have the peace of mind knowing this big technology company is doing everything in it’s power to save our environment, all while still giving you the latest and greatest in the technology available!

Prepare Your Home for Your Game of Thrones Watch Party

by ‎04-09-2019 04:00 PM - edited ‎04-09-2019 04:09 PM

DaenerysGame of Thrones fans celebrate- the last season is upon us! Winter has arrived, and we're all sitting on the edges of our seats to find out who will ascend to the Iron Throne. Settle in for one last round of watch parties, and root for your favorite house (or, in my case, the White Walkers). Here's the tech you need to pick up before settling in to savor these last few episodes.


My Deployment 'Gotta Have It' List - #5

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎04-04-2019 12:20 PM - edited ‎05-10-2019 04:41 PM

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So far my ‘Gotta Have It’ list includes products that would support my mental and emotional health while deployed - a digital recorder, headphones, chargers, and a Kindle. Well, I have to say that physical health is also very important to me, and it’s crucial not to overlook items that could support this aspect while overseas as well. In this case, I’m not referring to workout gear (although Best Buy has a wide range of great cardio and strength training equipment) since I’m not concerned about fitness being an issue with facilities available. Also, I don’t think I could lug a NordicTrack treadmill around airports…


My Deployment 'Gotta Have It' List - #4

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-28-2019 02:28 PM - edited ‎03-28-2019 02:32 PM

A Traveling Library


Nothing beats the smell of a new book. Or the feel of its pages as you anxiously turn to read what plot twist the author thought of next. Not to mention the satisfaction you get from closing a thick hardcover after investing weeks or maybe even months of your free time reading. Am I right?


Then why am I sitting here gearing up to tell you why I need a Kindle in my life? Well, if you’re going to deploy overseas soon like I am, I think having one might be my saving grace.


My Deployment 'Gotta Have It' List - #3

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-21-2019 03:04 PM - edited ‎03-21-2019 03:12 PM

Staying Charged


Before I deploy this summer, I want to make sure I have all of my bases covered. This includes having aspects of my home life in order, taking care of things in my personal life, and making sure I have everything I need for the journey ahead. The first two things on my ‘Gotta Have It’ list are a digital recorder and different kinds of headphones. While this is a solid start, I need to make sure I don’t overlook packing a very important item that could render my list useless.


College Basketball Tournament

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎03-17-2019 12:10 PM - edited ‎03-17-2019 12:21 PM

It’s March, and that means that it’s time for college basketball. This time of year, all of the best schools come together and hold a massive tournament to determine which team is the best.


Women's History Month

by on ‎03-07-2019 10:56 AM

The month of March is a wonderful time of year. We await the arrival of warmer, spring days. We get to watch in awe as beautiful blooms blossom from trees and green begins to appear again. There are many things to celebrate, and one amazing part of March is that it is Women's History Month. What better way to celebrate this month than to honor the women who have preceeded us and given so much to our way of life present-day. While there are endless amount of women we can reflect upon, there are a few that really stand out in the technological field.


Black History Month

by on ‎02-23-2019 09:54 AM

Many of us learn a little bit about Black History during the month of February when we are growing up in school, but it isn’t touched on too much outside of the shortest month of the year. Let’s take a look at some of the technology that we use in our everyday life that would have been impossible without the great efforts and minds of Black inventors!


"If Life Gives You Limes, Make Margaritas"

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎02-21-2019 02:58 PM - edited ‎02-21-2019 03:05 PM

TGIF, am I right?


It’s the end of the week and I know I’m happy about it. While it’s time to wind down after a busy week at work and tend to your social life (maybe… nothing’s wrong with a solo Netflix session), there’s another reason why you should be calling today FriYAY


It’s National Margarita Day!


Happy National Battery Day!

by ‎02-18-2019 11:48 AM - edited ‎02-18-2019 02:15 PM


Happy National Battery Day! Have you thanked your batteries recently?


National Drink Wine Day

by on ‎02-17-2019 09:21 AM

National Drink Wine Day


For those of us who thoroughly enjoy a lovely glass of wine, we could only be happier to have another reason to partake in this flavorful experience. Lucky for us, one reason is right around the corner! February 18 is known as National Drink Wine Day. This is a day to celebrate the love of wine, along with all the benefits that come from drinking wine. These range from the health benefits offered from reasonable consumption of wine, to the fun experiences of hanging with friends and family.


Staying In This Valentine's Day

by ‎02-12-2019 01:11 PM - edited ‎02-12-2019 02:19 PM

Valentine's Day Heart. 


Valentine’s day has always been my favorite holiday. I love the store displays in my favorite colors and the heart shaped boxes of candy, but as I’ve grown up the part I love most is finding creative ways to have fun with my loved ones.

As a homebody, I prefer a romantic night in over a night on the town. Here’s some of my ideas on how to have the perfect date night at home!


A quick and easy way to create a romantic snack is with this Rachel Ray Fondue Set. It’s even in red to set the mood.  Whether you and your love prefer chocolate or cheese, there are a plethora of options to match up with either flavor. I prefer sweet, so traditionally I pair chocolate with fruit, but angel cake can be a delicious addition as well. If you prefer savory, cheese fondue goes well with bread, pretzels, or even veggies. As a child I was given a small fondue kit for Valentine’s day, so I’m very excited to try this grown up version and make fondue night a new tradition.



I love pizza. I’m a self-proclaimed pizza lover. I eat pizza often. In fact, in college I learned that a human can sustain themselves on pizza alone and that it can be eaten for any meal — even breakfast. Today we celebrate National Pizza Day as if we need a holiday to tell us to eat that wonderful, cheesy goodness.

My vast, storied experience with making and consuming pizza has taught me that there are several ways to cook it. Furthermore, I believe the way you cook your pizza can reveal which personality traits you have. Let’s take a deeper look to find out more about your pizza personality. 


My Deployment 'Gotta Have It' List - #2

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎02-03-2019 04:51 PM - edited ‎02-03-2019 05:00 PM

My Own Headspace


Last week I introduced my blog series relating to a new adventure I’ll be gearing up for in the next few months. I will be deploying overseas with the Air Force this upcoming summer, and with that comes a lot of preparation. There are a lot of checklists to complete leading up to my deployment relating to turning in paperwork and completing various trainings. The military does a great job of preparing us for our travels and work, while I find myself creating checklists of my own regarding personal and home life. With this comes my ‘gotta have it’ list to include things I can bring with me to make this deployment transition and lifestyle change easier.


The first item I wrote about on my list was a digital voice recorder (check out what I had to say about these here). I highlighted two recorders that Best Buy sells due to their small size, easy use, and battery life. I also mentioned how these recorders have headphone jacks, which means I can keep the embarrassing stories my family and friends might reminisce about to myself as I play them.


Well, that means I’d need a decent pair of headphones, and Best Buy has hundreds to choose from! It’s almost a little overwhelming trying to figure out which ones to get, but when I think about the kind of environment I’ll be in and the various activities I’ll need them for, I was able to narrow it down to a few.


My Deployment 'Gotta Have It' List - #1

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎01-27-2019 02:23 PM - edited ‎02-03-2019 04:59 PM

A Piece of Home


Well, 2019 is in full swing now, and I’m sure many of you have a lot of big things on the horizon this year. Whether it’s to land that promotion at work, break a bad habit, put more into savings, make a big purchase, or lead a healthier lifestyle; we all have our ambitious to-do lists and goals.


When I crafted my New Year’s resolutions, I realized I had to do so while considering a pretty significant life event approaching. One that I anxiously welcome with a little bit of uncertainty… I will be deploying overseas for six months with the United States Air Force. It’s a big change, and I’m 100% ready to take on the challenges it will present and serve my country.


New Year's Resolution

by on ‎01-25-2019 04:44 PM

The Holidays have come and gone and the New Year is in full swing. Along with that comes New Year’s Resolutions! There are so many things that people aim to change or accomplish with the new calendar year. Mine is to eat more salads and veggies, which I’m sure is a widespread goal that many people hope to accomplish. Hopefully they are doing better than me, we’re almost through January and my salad count is at a big fat zero.




Holiday season is, and has been, in full swing. Shoppers are gathering last-minute gifts, Christmas cookies have been decorated, and countless calls have been made to organize family gatherings.


All this prep work plus more has been done for Christmas, and it wasn’t even winter yet.


Say, whaaaaat?


Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day!

by on ‎12-08-2018 08:00 AM

It’s the idea that has captured the imaginations of authors, directors, and many different artists for centuries – time travel. Whether it’s in via an old DeLorean, with Christmas ghosts, or a big metal box with buttons, the thought of returning to the past or bouncing ahead to the future is timeless.


(Caution: Let cool. The Truth May be Too Hot to Handle)


This December 6, we give a shoutout to an unsung hero, the microwave. Patented by Raytheon in 1945, the inventor, Percy Spencer, discovered that microwaves are ideal for heating food when he noticed a chocolate bar melting in his pocket while experimenting with electromagnetic waves!


A Halloween Poem

by on ‎10-31-2018 12:01 AM

‘Twas Halloween Day,
And all through the store,
The Blue Shirts were preparing
To let customers through the door.




Since rescuing a kitten five months ago, every day has felt like cat day. It didn’t take long for me to understand how people can become obsessed with their fur babies and opt to stay home cuddling them over going out.

Today, October 29, is National Cat Day in the Unites States. While it’s a great excuse to celebrate your furry friends, it’s also a day to consider opening your heart and home to a cat in need. For me, when I met my cat Baymax( who's pictured above) it pet camera.jpgwas like finding an instant best friend who gets to live with me.


Whether you already have a cat(s) to love, or are thinking of adding one to the family, we offer a lot of great products to make the process easier.


If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time being away from your cat while you’re at work and want to know what they’re up to when you’re away. Our PetCube WiFi Pet Camera allows you to watch your cat(s) on your smart phone when you can’t be there. While the adventures you see might be different from the movie The Secret Life of Pets, it will still be quite entertaining.


Life and beer are very similar. 

Chill for best results!

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Beer. It's what's for dinner. Well, maybe not so much. But, this National American Beers Day, it could be! Join us for some fun and read along to discover why American beer is lager than life!


Happy Black Cat Day!

by on ‎10-27-2018 12:01 AM



Some consider them good luck.  Others consider them bad luck.  Some believe that this bad-luck stigma has left an over-abundance of black cats in shelters and foster homes around the country.  To help raise awareness, today we celebrate the wonderful black cats that have left their pawprints on our hearts. =^._.^= ∫



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October has a lot to love between the trees changing colors, crisp fall air, trick or treating, and all things pumpkin. But did you know that October also has a day just to celebrate your love of all things chocolate? October 28 is National Chocolate Day, and I am extremely excited to spend the day celebrating by eating some of my favorite foods.


There's a new kid in town who's breaking all the rules.


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It's mission: Fried-food. Hold the fried, all the flavor.

Read up this National Greasy Foods Day on the new gatchet that's taking the world by storm! 


iScream, youScream, weScream for iPods

by on ‎10-23-2018 08:29 PM

iPod_TouchI'll never forget the first iPod I ever owned. I remember holding the strange rectangular device in my hands, trying to figure out which way I had to run my finger along the circular menu wheel in order to scroll up or down. I probably spent hours fidgeting with the darn thing before I realized how to work it.


Once the hard part was out of the way, I could never listen to music the same way again. Forget CDs and tape players; my trusty iPod Classic could take my favorite tunes along with me wherever I went. 


And, as if that wasn't great enough on its own, it even included a few basic games for me to play on long car rides! But we can't forget the other iPods out there--you guys are special, too.


egg-cookerRaise your hand if you’re not a fan of breakfast foods.


*looks around nervously, lowers hand*


Okay, so maybe that’s not very common, but it’s true—for me, at least. I don’t remember the last time I woke up in the morning and thought, I’d like to eat an egg white omelet. Instead, I usually opt for a big cup of iced coffee and just power through until lunchtime. After all, doesn’t pizza sound far better than a salted egg?


That’s what I thought for a very long time until I started experimenting with breakfast foods a few weeks ago.


hello-kitty-karaokeOkay, I don't use this Hello Kitty karoake machine in the car, but I do sing along (quite horribly, I might add) to my favorite songs while I drive to campus. Some of my friends, on the other hand, have their own methods of staying entertained as they make the trek to their classes.


It's Hobbit day!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎09-20-2018 02:21 PM - edited ‎09-20-2018 02:22 PM

Have you ever been yelled at by a teacher for reading?

I have. It was in middle school. A math class. And could you blame me for not paying attention to the teacher droning onring.JPGand on about fractions when I was trying to find out what happened next in The Two Towers?

I didn’t know it at that time, but just a few years later I’d be able to visit the world of JRR Tolkien’ Middle Earth, a land of elves, dwarves, trolls, dragons and, most importantly, hobbits on the big screen. And I got to bring a whole lot of people who had never had a chance to read his wonderful books along with me.




Baby Got...Safety?

by on ‎09-20-2018 07:00 AM

Did you know that babies are nauseated by the smell of a clean shirt?

Not really, but it sure seems that way sometimes! 

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September is National Baby Safety Month and we have a few tips on how to keep your little bundles of joy safe and sound. It's never been a better time to be a baby and new technology in the hands of parents can make all the difference.


200 Years of Frankenstein!

by ‎08-30-2018 10:03 AM - edited ‎08-30-2018 10:45 AM

FrankensteinWhat could be more pleasant than taking an extended vacation in Switzerland in the middle of the summer?  This may have been what Mary Shelley and her compatriots were thinking when they headed out to Lake Geneva together.  The weather was found to be unexpectedly sour.  Rain was relentlessly falling, and the ground was freezing overnight.  Seeking reprieve, the company gathered inside to tell ghost stories, and, in doing so, inadvertently defined an entire genre of literature.  Book lovers around the world would never sleep soundly again.



To All The Dogs I've Loved Before

by ‎08-26-2018 07:07 AM - edited ‎09-17-2018 10:31 PM



In loving memory of my best friend, Lacie. Rest in peace, sweet girl.


It’s National Senior Citizens Day So Let’s Talk About Best Buy Assured Living

by ‎08-21-2018 10:58 AM - edited ‎08-21-2018 11:01 AM

By 2020, one in five Americans will be 65 or older. If you’re not sperson.jpgomeone in that age bracket yet, it’s likely you have a loved one, such as a parent or grandparent, who is. Providing care and monitoring the wellbeing in the comfort of someone’s own home has historically been difficult. Today, Best Buy offers a solution to this problem and it’s called Assured Living.

The Itchiest Day of the Year

by on ‎08-20-2018 08:00 AM

mosquito-movieI think mosquitos are absolutely horrible.  You could almost say they're worse than bees, honestly.  Just think about it: How many times have you been bitten by a mosquito, versus being stung by a bee?  Chances are, the former far outweighs the latter. 


These blood-sucking monsters seem to possess the demonic ability to track down any form of human life and attack it with their needle-like noses, over and over.  Even bug spray sometimes wasn't enough to stop their evil forces in this 1995 thriller movie, but I suppose it's better to try and fail than to simply surrender to their itchy vengeance.


World Photo Day

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎08-19-2018 03:58 PM - edited ‎08-20-2018 07:22 AM



At a month shy of turning a year wiser, there is nothing more than I like to do than to reflect on my past year. The special moments and memories that have passed in the last year, most of them coming from a device we all know too well, my cell phone. Each picture telling a story of my children’s mischief moments, a Pinterest fail, or our family trips.




Relax Like A Pro

by ‎08-15-2018 06:01 PM - edited ‎08-15-2018 06:02 PM

recliner-brownAs is with most other areas of my life, I tend to integrate technology into nearly everything I do.  Why should relaxation be any different?  


As we celebrate National Relaxation Day today, follow me down the virtual rabbit hole as I share some of my favorite pieces of tech that help me (and can help you) find your Zen.


It’s BTS! No, not the boy band – Back to School!

by on ‎08-15-2018 03:41 PM - last edited on ‎08-16-2018 10:13 AM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist

It's that time of the year!



Student Deals Logo.jpgThe time when stay-at-home parents get their houses back for the day, yellow busses reappear on the roads, and school is in session!  Fortunately, Best Buy has all that you need to be successful this school year




Boost Your Lazy Game

by ‎08-11-2018 05:53 PM - edited ‎08-11-2018 05:56 PM

cayman-hammockSometimes, doing nothing sounds great! But being lazy doesn't have to mean being less efficient.


Take a look at how Best Buy can help you be productive without lifting a finger (sometimes).


Lefthanders Day- Why Everyone Should Want To Be Left-Handed

by ‎08-08-2018 03:37 PM - edited ‎08-08-2018 04:04 PM

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Lefthanders Day, which is on August 13, started twenty-nine years ago as a way to bring attention to the difficulties lefties face living in a world that was not designed for us. Although being left-handed comes with its own struggles such as smearing everything you write, awkward handshakes, having everything you cut look like a three year old got ahold of scissors, and bumping elbows with anyone who is bold enough to sit next to you, being left-handed should be something to rejoice.  


Here’s some things to celebrate about being left handed:


  • We are better at 3D perceptions and thought processing. (Is this really a surprise given years of outside the box thinking to make right handed products work for us?)
  • Lefties are more likely to go in to a creative field, such as the arts or music.
  • It is believed that all polar bears are southpaws, as well as 50% of cats so we’re in excellent and very cute company.
  • We make up just 10% of the world’s population and it’s been that way for thousands of years.
  • Despite the struggles we have faced, like having left being associated with evil or wrong in multiple languages and cultures (it’s gone so far that there is a phobia of left-handed people and things being to the left called sinistrophobia), leaders throughout history are more likely to be lefties.

Is there anything more wonderful than waking up in the morning to discover a delicious and refreshing zucchini has lovingly been delivered to your porch by a friendly neighbor?  Don’t be silly, of course there is.  But, if you sat down to actually come up with a list of things better than porch zucchini, I imagine the list would be pretty short--and most of those things could be improved with the addition of zucchini.  Welcome to National Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!


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It's National Sister's Day, and being the only boy growing up with three younger sisters, I thought I'd share the love and talk about some of my favorite women in my life! There's no "one size fits all" when it comes to having a sister and anyone with one knows this is true. Share with us what makes your sister fantastic!




National Beer Day Is Here!

by on ‎08-03-2018 08:58 AM - last edited on ‎08-03-2018 11:33 AM by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist


“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”-Abraham Lincoln.


August 3rd is National Beer Day, and we here at Best Buy want to make sure your day is spent with as much of that delicious nectar as possible. With that in mind here are a few tips to make sure you’re living your best beer life!


Find the Perfect Laptop for College

by ‎07-31-2018 04:19 PM - edited ‎08-01-2018 01:18 PM

Find the Perfect Laptop for College







Picking out the right laptop before heading to college is a big decision. If you choose correctly, it can save you time, money and frustration in the long run.


7 Must-Have Tech Products for Summer Travel

by ‎06-25-2018 10:49 AM - edited ‎06-25-2018 10:55 AM

bose.jpgThe summer travel season is upon us and here are 7 tech products sure to make your trip even better.


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Photos have become an important part of our everyday lives. They can help close the gap for loved ones that are far away, help us remember fun places we’ve been, and capture the big and little moments that make up our lives. We see photographs daily, but have you ever wondered how it all started?




 The first photographic process was developed in 1837 by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. Their process was called the Daguerrotype, which the French government purchased the patent for on August 19, 1839 so that they could share it as a free gift to the world. The French were on to something, and on August 19, 2010, World Photo Day hosted a global gallery online to honor the day the patent was purchased. They asked photographers around the globe to upload a single image that would capture their life to share with the world. Almost 270 photographers joined in on the fun, with the gallery being viewed in over 100 countries. This marked the first official Photography Day, which has been celebrated since.


Smart Nursery

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Caring for a little one can be a lot of work, but we're here to help you find the best of the best for your bundle of joy! Best Buy carries a good variety of Prenatal & Baby products on, and in select Best Buy store locations. 



Mothers Day

by ‎05-13-2018 05:31 PM - edited ‎05-14-2018 12:40 PM

One of the most important days on the calendar to remember, over all your birthday’s and big trips that are scheduled, none of those should come before Mothers Day!  This is the one day to really show what a big inspiration your mother was for you, or is continuing to be.  No matter how many rights or wrongs any Mother makes, the gift of bringing you into this world is truly something to celebrate. 


Next Stop: the Twilight Zone!

by on ‎05-11-2018 10:11 AM

TwilightZone_coverName a horror film, and there’s a good chance I can tell you how it ends. Not many people share my affinity for watching scary movies in dark rooms late at night (perhaps because that’s generally never a good sign if you’re actually in a scary movie), but there’s something insatiable about being kept on the edge of your seat for an entire two-hour film.


Take a journey with me and see how The Twilight Zone forever changed the face of sci-fi, horror, and thriller films for good!


Clean Your Room Day

by ‎05-10-2018 10:52 AM - edited ‎05-10-2018 10:52 AM

April showers are said to bring May flowers, so you know what that means? It means that it’s time to get your dirty clothes off the floor and into the wash, you heathen; it’s national Clean Your Room day!


Cinco de Mayo – Let’s taco ‘bout it

by ‎05-05-2018 06:00 PM - edited ‎05-06-2018 08:58 AM

Love a fantastic reason for a mouthwatering margarita or some tasty tacos? Well then check out this blog with some interesting facts about the Mexican/American holiday, Cinco de Mayo. You may be surprised at some of the things that you didn't know about one of America's favorite days. The roots of this special day go back over 100 years and the facts may surprise you!


Star Wars Day

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎05-03-2018 01:00 PM - edited ‎05-03-2018 01:12 PM

swday.JPGFor over 40 years, Star Wars has been a part of our culture. And every May 4, we celebrate everything Star Wars. 


Reach for the Stars This Astronomy Day

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Daylight Savings Time

by on ‎03-15-2018 11:13 AM


I’ll sure miss the days where you would hear the crazy story of how someone almost missed an important appointment because of Daylight Savings Time.  Sure we lose an hour of sleep right away, but isn’t it worth it for those extra hours of light when you’re out enjoying those summer activities?!  Just the thought of looking outside at 5pm, and still having the possibility to see sunlight makes me as happy as a clam in high water! 


Let’s be real though, longer days and more sunlight means it’s time to break out the mower and the hedge clippers for another year of yardwork.  What if you could have your lawn mowed without hiring someone to enter on your property from a contracted company?  The Husqvarna - Automower® 450X mower is the solution you’ve been waiting for!  I’m a firm believer that time is money so save both by letting this mower tackle the easy terrain while you focus on the garden, or playing video games 😉.  This mower is versatile enough to hit every corner of any yard, just watch the video for yourself, and when it is running low on battery it returns to the designated charging station on it’s own!  


It’s truly amazing where technology has brought us this far, and why not use the extra time that you’ve always spent mowing, to kick off spring cleaning early!  Yes, time to get rid of the old and start with the new.   Bring your Outdoor Living space to life with a new Grill, or an outdoor TV by Sunbright.  Best Buy even has you covered if you’re wanting to Transform your Garage


Now if you live in a state as cold as Minnesota, outdoor living during the winter months can be few an far between with the relentless cold, but our Patio Heaters and Fire Pits allow the opportunity to step outside more often.  Of course, lets not plan too far ahead, and remember to enjoy the extra hours of sunlight while we have it!    


After all of your hard work, there has to be time for play!  The Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Camera is sure to capture your longer days with it’s amazingly fast Silent shutter speed of 10 FPS!  If the shutter speed wasn’t enough, the Alpha a7 III has the longest battery life of any mirrorless camera to date, with 710 images on a full charge!  Although you won’t be able to photograph the start of Day Light Savings Time, because it isn’t released until April 10th, pre-orders are available on Best! 


Whatever your plans are for these extended days ahead, know that Best Buy is here to help!  Stop by your Local Store to speak with a Blue Shirt and discover other amazing technology that could assist in your daily routine, freeing up the time that used to be spent working, and leaving you with nothing but rest and relaxation! 

H&R Block Tax SoftwareH&R Block, one of the most trusted names in tax preparation, started back in 1955 when brothers Henry and Richard Bloch started a business to specialize in income tax return preparation. Since its inception, H&R Block has continued to grow, adding more offices throughout the United States.  Keeping up with the times, in 1986 H&R Block was even part of the first successful trial run for electronically filing returns. 


Thor: Ragnarok releases on Blu-ray March 6th!

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎03-04-2018 04:51 PM - edited ‎03-04-2018 04:58 PM

Thor returns with some of our favorite familiar faces including Loki, Hulk and… Jeff Goldblum in space?