Best Buy Canada Announces October Trade-In Event

    
    From October 16 to 21, Best Buy offers customers alternative ways to
    recycle e-waste
    

TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Best Buy, Canada's fastest growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is encouraging customers to trade in their unneeded and unwanted electronic devices for recycling. During its week-long Trade-In event, Best Buy is giving customers the opportunity to clear out their drawers, basements and closets to properly dispose of used electronics just in time for the holidays!

From October 16, to October 21, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across Canada will offer Trade-In incentives on a number of products including:

    
    -  Trade-in your LCD or tube TV and save up to $200 off the purchase of
       a Best Buy exclusive ENERGY STAR (R) HDTV
    -  Trade-in your old VCR and receive $30 off the purchase of a
       Toshiba DVD recorder or $20 off a Samsung Blu-ray player
    -  Trade-in your old remote control and receive 15 per cent off a Harmony
       remote control
    -  Bring in any camera or camcorder and save up to $100 on a new Canon
       camera or camcorder
    -  Bring in your old laptop or desktop computer and receive $100 off the
       purchase of any Toshiba Laptop
    -  Bring in your old monitor and save $50 off an Energy Star-rated
       HP monitor
    -  Trade in your old telephone and receive $30 off the purchase of any
       Panasonic multi-handset cordless phone
    -  Trade in your old GPS system and save $50 with an upgrade to the
       TomTom GO730 GPS with BlueTooth capabilities
    -  Trade in your old headphones and receive up to $20 off of select
       Sony and Bose headphones

    As part of Best Buy Mobile's ongoing to commitment to the environment,
Best Buy Canada's resident Mobile Specialists give mobile phones a second life
by offering fast, free and eco-friendly ways to trade them in and put them
back into use. Customers can receive a Best Buy gift card redeemable for any
product in-store or online for mobile devices brought in to be traded.
Additional trade-in incentives for Best Buy Mobile include:

    -  Receive a $25 Best Buy gift card when you trade in an iPhone
    -  Receive a $25 Best Buy gift card in addition to your phone's regular
       trade-in value when you trade for a BlackBerry with any carrier
    -  Receive a $10 Best Buy gift card when you trade in any pre-paid phone,
       in addition to your phone's regular trade-in value for a Virgin Mobile
       pre-paid phone
    

Ongoing Recycling Opportunities

Best Buy Canada is committed to helping Canadians make the right decisions when it comes to recycling electronics and provides an ongoing recycling program for items such as: batteries, ink cartridges, CDs, DVDs, CD players and cell phones. In addition, Best Buy offers free recycling of all brands of gift cards. For its eco-conscious customers, a selection of gift cards made from 43 per cent recycled material is also available for purchase in stores and online at BestBuy.ca.

More information on these programs is available at www.BestBuy.ca/recycling.

About Best Buy Canada

Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY). Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer (www.BestBuy.ca) of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates Geek Squad (www.GeekSquad.ca), a technology service provider specializing in computer support, home theatre installation, network, car audio, video and navigation systems. There are more than 60 Best Buy stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and its local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program described at www.BestBuy.ca/community.

About Best Buy Mobile

Best Buy Mobile is the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Canada Ltd. offering one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere, as well as a highly-trained staff to help customers make the most of their mobile phones. With more than 100 handsets and six carriers to choose from, Best Buy's impartial Mobile Specialists help consumers choose the phone that is right for them. In addition, there are more than 35 Bluetooth headsets to choose from and free Walk-out-Working service to ensure each customer has the right headset for their phone. Best Buy Mobile offers complete, end-to-end mobile solutions to enable users to discover and get the most out of their mobile experiences, regardless of what phone they use or what network it runs on. Look for your mobile phone solution at Best Buy Mobile locations in every Best Buy store across Canada as well as in standalone stores in the GTA. www.bestbuymobile.ca.

For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit www.bestbuy.ca.

SOURCE Best Buy Canada

For further information: For further information: Danielle Jang, Best Buy Canada, (604) 412-1880, danjang@bestbuycanada.ca


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