Best Buy Brings Back Free Shipping for Holidays

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Best Buy is again offering free shipping on most purchases — with no minimum purchase requirement — during the holiday shopping season.

This freebie started this week and will be available through Dec. 24.

Generally, Best Buy requires online shoppers to spend a total of at least $35 to qualify for free shipping. It’s one of a few retailers, however, that in recent years has started offering free shipping on everything during the holiday season.

There are some exceptions to the freebie, though. The following items, for example, are not eligible for free shipping:

  • Special order delivery items
  • Some scheduled delivery items
  • Items displaying “In Store Only” or “Check Stores”

If you plan to buy, or are considering buying, any electronics or other technology this holiday season, you might want to mark your calendar for Nov. 5. Best Buy also announced this week:

On Saturday, Nov. 5, customers can play with and score great deals on select Top Tech products and other must-have items at Best Buy’s special holiday shopping events. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time, shoppers can interact with and get demonstrations of a range of Top Tech products, including Google Home, OverDryve, and more, in 400 stores across the U.S.

If you can’t wait until then, you can score discounts on certain items on Best Buy’s Top Tech of 2016 list now through Saturday, Oct. 29. That includes $100 off iPad Pro 9.7-inch and $100 off Lenovo Yoga 910.

For more ways to save on shipping, check out:

Will you take advantage of Best Buy’s free shipping or sales this holiday shopping season? Let us know below or on our Facebook page.

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