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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

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Black Friday Early Access for Elite & Elite Plus members

 

It's baaaaaaaaaaaaack!  The Black Friday Early Access event for our members with Elite and Elite Plus status is only weeks away.  While the event doesn’t change much year after year, I thought I would post some of the more basic details for those members who have never participated.  It has helped the past couple of years, so I am doing it again this year.  This will also be the official thread where members can post questions they may have about the upcoming event.

 

 

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

A:  This year's event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18.

 

 

Q:  What time does the event start?

A:   An official start time is not announced in the hopes of preventing a ton of traffic on BestBuy.com at one time. Just picture those images we see on the news where hundreds of people are trying to fit through a store’s door on Black Friday.  It can really slow things down for everyone involved.  You will want to periodically check BestBuy.com on the event date between midnight and 5 a.m. Central Time.

 

 

Q:  Who can participate in the event?

A:  Any member who has Elite or Elite Plus status by Sunday, Nov. 18.

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

A:  The majority of the deals should be available, including a number of doorbusters.  The in-store only doorbusters will not be available though.  We cannot provide any specifics until the event goes live.

 

 

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

A:  No.

 

 

Q:  How do I access the Early Access event?

A:  On 11/18, log into your account via BestBuy.com and click on a banner that should be on the front page.

 

 

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

A:  An email is usually sent the night before or morning of the event.  An email is not required though.

 

 

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

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

 

 

If you are unsure as to whether or not your My Best Buy™ and BestBuy.com accounts are linked, then please send us a private message here and we will double check.  We would just ask that you please include your name, phone #, mailing address, and email address.  Otherwise, you should be good to go.  Please feel free to post any additional questions you may have about the Black Friday Early Access event in this thread.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

Derek|Senior Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Glad to see you back this year Derek. I can smell the 20+ pages of repeat questions now Smiley Very Happy "It's the most........wonderful time of the yearrrrrrrrrr"

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Back yet again!  Tasha and I are happy to answer questions any number of times if it helps the event run smooth. Smiley Happy

 

Take care,

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Happy Black Friday 2018 Derek! Glad to see you back and enjoy this experience with us! 

 

I don't usually post on here (I believe it's been about 2 or 3 years since the last time). However I was just wondering if when the preview would be launched. Any word on that as yet?

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Hello mylife71479!

 

Honestly, the Early Access event is one of my favorite times of the year.  As far as a preview, we did officially release our Black Friday ad this morning.  You can find it here.

 

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

A:  The majority of the deals should be available, including a number of doorbusters.  The in-store only doorbusters will not be available though.  We cannot provide any specifics until the event goes live.

 

Best Wishes,

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The BB Black Friday has been posted on all the usualy Black friday ad sites Smiley Happy I just reviewed it this morning....some good deals!

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welcome back derek and other familar names. i do have a semi related black friday question if i was to order an appliance like a fridge or  stove for an example how soon would i have to set a pick up or delivery date asking because im in the process of building a new house and going need appliances but house isnt no where near finished and didnt know how far in future i can set pick up date to if this is even something you can help with 

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Hello again bgdaking,

 

Welcome back to the forum!

 

This kind of question is something you would want to post to the Customer Service side of the forum rather than My Best Buy™.  Either in "Delivery & Installation" or our "Holiday Support 2018" board if it pertains to Black Friday.  This thread is specific to questions about the Black Friday Early Access event.

 

As far as your question, you should be able to order appliances and schedule them to be delivered at a further date.  A problem you might encounter though is whether the appliances are in-stock or not when your delivery day rolls around.  If you are looking to take advantage of the appliances deals on Black Friday, then you may run into that problem seeing as Black Friday deals are of limited quantities.

 

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This looks accurate?

 

 

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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

Just wondering, maybe BBY could separate the days for Elite and Elite Plus as well, as a little extra reward for the Elite Plus members? Taking the above schedule by @schmiggyjk, it could've been 11/18 for Elite+, 11/19 Elite, and 11/20 My Best Buy members.

 

I remember in previous years, even on the day with only Elite and Elite Plus, the site still went down, even when the start times weren't specifically mentioned but sales were released throughout the night/day. The example above, with the many people trying to get through the door, it's still like that a bit when you have hundreds, maybe thousands of people hitting F5 and refresh all of the time lol