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Create a Back to School Wish List!

by on ‎08-13-2015 02:27 PM (19,311 Views)

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!


A Back-to-School Wish List is a list that you can create under your account to share with your friends or family of the great tech that will help you throughout your studies. Much like a Wedding Registry, friends and family are able to choose from the list, make the purchase for you, and it is marked as purchased on the list to prevent duplications. You can have up to 20 lists (only one Wedding Registry at a time though) each with up to 50 items.


To create a Back-to-School Wish List, you will need to login to your account or create one if you don’t have one. Then, follow the steps below.




  • From your account navigation (found by hovering over your name), select Lists, then select Create a List
  • From your account, under the Lists section (towards the bottom of the page), select the List option, then select Create a List.
  • From our top navigation, select Gift Ideas, followed by selecting Create Your List towards the bottom of the page.


From Best Buy mobile app:


  • Open your Best Buy mobile app. If you do not have the app, text GETAPP to 332211* to download the Best Buy mobile app, or download it from your app store.
  • From the More tab on iOS or side navigation on Android, select Registries & Gifts.
  • Under the Create heading, select Wish List.


*Message and Data Rates May Apply. For full terms and conditions, visit For info, text HELP to 332211.


Now that you’ve got your list created, you’ll want to start adding those awesome devices to it!


From and Best Buy mobile app:


  • Sign in to your account and find an item you would like to add to your Wish List
  • If you're using a desktop or tablet, click the Add to List button on an item's product details page and then choose the appropriate Wish List to add the item to the list, or select Create a new list, then select Add Item. If you're using the Best Buy mobile app, select the Add to button on an item's product detail page and then select Wish List.


From Best Buy stores:


  • Open your Best Buy mobile app and sign into your account (see above details if you don’t already have the app).
  • Open your list from the More tab on iOS or side navigation on Android and select Add Gifts and then select Start Scanning.
  • Scan the QR code on the price tag or bar code on the item's packaging to add an item to your list. If the item is eligible to be added to your list, you will be directed to the item's product details page. From there, select Add Gift to Wish list.


*Message and Data Rates May Apply. For full terms and conditions, visit For info, text HELP to 332211.


Wish List


A fantastic thing to note is that adding an item to your list does not hold or reserve the item and the price of the item is subject to change. Furthermore, not all items are eligible for our List program, such as products that require a plan (such as some cellular devices).


Now that you’ve got your list created and your items added, you’ll want to share it with your friends and family! Directly from your Back-to-School Wish List, you can choose to share it via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or e-mail. Also, you may simply choose to have your friends or family search by your first and last name, although that may turn up several results especially if you have a common name. Instead, you may utilize your Wish List’s unique List ID to share with friends and family to bring them straight to your list!


To ensure you don’t get duplications of the same item, the purchaser will want to ensure the following steps are completed. purchases:


  • The item being purchased must be added to the cart from your list. Once the purchase has been made, your list will be automatically updated to reflect the purchase.


In-store purchases:


  • A product’s QR code from the list must be scanned by a sales associate to link the purchase to the list. It may take up to an hour for in-store purchases to be reflected on your list.


For more information, check out the full Lists FAQ on

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