Best Buy Canada offers online deals, convenience and last-minute gift ideas

Hot online deals and special shipping offers make Best Buy the holiday shopping destination

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, Best Buy is helping ease the pressure for consumers who haven't yet completed their holiday shopping with last minute gift ideas and hot online offers. From free standard shipping on all product orders over $39 and "Deals of the Day," to online only Boxing Day specials, Best Buy provides customers with an engaging and convenient shopping experience throughout the holiday season.

"We know our customers are pressed for time and want to make the most of this holiday season - especially this year," said Mary Ann McKenzie "Our Blue Shirts are knowledgeable experts who are ready to help consumers make extensive electronics options and features decipherable, while providing creative advice about the right gifts for everyone on your list."

Gifts for Everyone

According to the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA), 80 per cent of consumers plan to buy consumer electronics this holiday season. Following is a sampling of suggestions from Best Buy Canada:

Fashionista: The hottest cameras, phones, gadgets and accessories in popular colors like purple, pink and green will be sure to connect the Fashionista to her world in style. The Apple iPod Nano has a larger display, video camera and a pedometer for keeping track of those music-motivated work outs. A Sony e-Reader in metallic pink will help to get her reading in on the long commute.

Movie and TV Fanatic: The latest home theater options will give the men in your life a larger-than-life spectator experience. Go all-out with the new, ultra-thin Samsung 46" LED-LCD HDTV and all-in-one Rocketfish(TM) with Rocketboost(TM) Expandable Wireless Audio package. Or, for the guy on-the-go, the Dynex(R) Widescreen Portable DVD player is a great gift along with stocking-stuffer selections of Blu-ray discs with widescreen.

Young Gamer: You'll be sure to score big points with the kids by gifting the latest gaming systems and accessories. The younger generation will flip for the next-generation Nintendo Wii gaming system with a motion-sensitive controller or Microsoft - Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle. Popular family-friendly games like Beatles Rock Band, DJ Hero, PS3 and Wii Sports Resort will keep the gang entertained way beyond the holiday season.

Gift Cards - The Ultimate Last Second Solution

With no expiration dates or maintenance fees, Best Buy gift cards are easy to give, use and manage. A variety of festive holiday designs, from a gift card that can be used as a portable MP3 player speaker, to eco-friendly options can be purchased and redeemed in stores and online at www.bestbuy.ca.

Best Buy Canada's Twitter and Facebook pages are also promoting special deals throughout the holiday season, including a Facebook contest to win a free PS3 and daily hot offers on the Best Buy Canada Twitter Deals page. Boxing Day online deals will begin at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST on Dec. 24 so customers can get Boxing Day prices early and avoid the store lineups. Check BestBuy.ca daily to see the latest online deals and promotions.

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.

SOURCE Best Buy Canada

For further information: For further information: Danielle Jang, Communications Manager, Best Buy Canada, (604) 562-5631, danjang@bestbuycanada.ca


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