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Best Buy offers free online shipping for your Holiday shopping

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Best Buy free online shipping

Now is probably the best time to do your online shopping at Best Buy. Lasting until Dec. 21, Best Buy is offering free shipping for hundreds of thousands of items including CD’s, Blu-Ray and DVD movies, gaming software and accessories. If shipping costs of items that you’ve always wanted to buy from WalMart prevented you from purchasing them, well, there you go no more shipping cost. Well, at least until Dec. 21.

In addition to the free shipping cost for online purchases, Best Buy is also encouraging you to avail of its enhanced Store Pickup Plus program. This program includes same-day pick-up arrangement, designating a friend or family member to pick up items in-store or ship out-of-stock items to local Best Buy at no additional cost.

Sounds good? Unfortunately, the free ground shipping offer does not include laptops, netbooks, iPads, iPods, game hardware, appliances and other electronic products which have to be scheduled for delivery.

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Here’s the full press release:

BEST BUY® OFFERS FREE SHIPPING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Free shipping through Dec. 21st and benefits of Store Pickup Plus provides the ultimate in convenience, selection and savings

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (November 17) – One of the most comprehensive shipping programs in the retail landscape just got better right in time for the holidays. Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is making it easier than ever to check off holiday shopping items by offering free online shipping through December 21st. The offer, valid on hundreds of thousands of items, including all CD’s, Blu-Ray and DVD movies as well as gaming software and accessories, will make it even easier for consumers to get their hands on the hottest holiday gifts.

In addition to the free online shipping offer, Best Buy recently launched an enhanced Store Pickup Plus program, which features benefits such as same-day pick-up in-store, allowing customers to designate a friend or family member to pick up their items in-store or ship out-of-stock items to their local Best Buy at no additional cost.

“We know consumers are looking for value and convenience this holiday season, and we’re continuing to provide them with exciting ways to improve their shopping experience,” said John Thompson, senior vice president and general manager of BestBuy.com. “With free shipping and Store Pickup Plus, in addition to our wide selection of must-have technology gifts, competitive prices and round the clock service, we’re giving our customers more choices than ever to complete their holiday shopping with ease.”

The combination of free holiday shipping, along with the robust Store Pickup Plus program, offers customers more options unmatched by any other retailer this season—including comprehensive solutions available across all selling channels, such as the Mobile version of BestBuy.com. The free ground shipping offer is available for online orders through December 21st and excludes laptops, netbooks, iPads, iPods, game hardware, Dynex® TVs, appliances and some other items that require scheduled delivery.

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  • Cyber Monday Laptop Deals

    Even though Best buy is doing this willingly, they will probably be forced to start offering free shipping year round to compete with Wal-mart. That's my opinion at least, since I have read the Wal-mart is changing the online game for big retailers.