Best Buy is one of my family's favorite places to shop. We are all tech-savvy and can easily get lost in the aisles of glittering electronics and gadgets. Unfortunately, our shopping trips tend to put a big dent in the family budget. To keep our checkout bill manageable, I signed up for the My Best Buy rewards program, which is completely free to join and saves us tons of money all year long!

How to sign up

You can register for the My Best Buy rewards program at any Best Buy store’s cash register, customer service desk, or online. You’ll get a physical card mailed to your home address if you register online. But while you’re waiting for your card to come, you can use your phone number to access your account when you shop in the store.

  • Sign up online here

How to earn rewards

As a My Best Buy member, you'll receive special offers in your email, invites to exclusive member-only shopping events, access to member-only sales, and free shipping when you spend $35 or more on BestBuy.com. Another one of my favorite features is that you can score free swag on your birthday just for being a club member! I got a coupon that rewarded me triple points for every purchase that I made during the month of my birthday! You'll also earn 1 point for every $1 that you spend in-store or online. Once you spend at least $1,500 dollars, your membership will automatically be bumped to "Elite" status, which means you'll earn 10% more points (1.1 points) for every $1 spent. If you spend at least $3,500 in one year, you'll become an "Elite Plus" member, which means you'll earn 25% more points (1.25 points) for every $1 that you spend.

How to keep track of your rewards

Log in to your Best Buy account online to view your point balance, see how many points until your next reward, and view and access your current rewards. You can also check your purchase history and submit any claims for missing points.

Using your rewards

Once you accumulate at least 250 points, you'll receive a $5 reward certificate that can be used to buy almost anything in the store. Just print out your certificate once it appears under the "Rewards" tab on your online account. If you forget to print out the certificate (yes, I've done it lots of times) you can pull it up on your smartphone (or any mobile device) to show to a Best Buy associate when checking out. You can also use your rewards certificate online. Just sign in to your account and apply it to your order on the checkout screen. Your reward certificates do come with an expiration date, so be sure to pay attention to it!

How to get even more rewards

If you have a My Best Buy credit card, you'll get 2.5 points every time you spend $1 in store or online. If you’re an "Elite" member you'll get an additional 0.5 bonus point for every $1 spent. You'll also earn points when you shop at other stores: you get 1 point for every $1 spent on groceries or dining and 1 point for every $2 spent on any other purchase.

  • Apply for the Best Buy credit card here

If you write reviews on your recent purchases on BestBuy.com you'll earn 25 points for every published post (just be sure to include your member number when you write your review).

Check the "My Exclusive Offer" tab on your online account to find ways to earn even more points! For example, my current offer will earn 3 times the points if I buy select camcorders, cameras or camera lenses.

Save Big with the Best Buy Rewards Program