Best Buy Canada to Observe Earth Hour 2008

    BURNABY, BC, March 27 /CNW/ - Best Buy stores across Canada will be
participating in Earth Hour 2008, a global climate change initiative which
calls on individuals and businesses around the world, to turn off their lights
for one hour on Saturday, March 29, 2008 between 8pm and 9pm local time.
During this hour, all open stores will still remain operational, providing
full service to customers.
    As a leading retailer in Canada, Best Buy stores across Canada will be
doing the following to observe Earth Hour:
    -   Switching off all Best Buy tag signs on all its stores and additional
        exterior lights where possible;
    -   Reducing store lighting by 50 percent within reasonable limits for
        customer and employee safety and loss-prevention;
    -   Turning off all product demonstrations in stores including
        televisions, speakers and computers.

    Best Buy Canada in partnership with Greentec launched a recycling service
free to consumers available in all Best Buy stores throughout Canada since
October 2007. The program enables consumers who wish to recycle unneeded
products to visit a local Best Buy location where recycling stations are
available. The stations are free of charge to consumers and accept the
following items:

    -   MP3 players
    -   Cellular phone
    -   Portable DVD players
    -   Portable CD players
    -   CD's and DVD's
    -   Batteries
    -   Ink Cartridges

    Full details on this program are available at
    In addition, on a regular basis, Best Buy is thrilled to offer its
customer's recycling promotions where customers can bring back larger consumer
electronics items such as TVs and computers. These promotions are advertised
in advance through the online newsletter.

    About Best Buy Stores - 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 ( of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates
the Geek Squad (, a technology service provider specializing
in computer support and home theatre installation. There are over 50 stores in
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova
    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
their local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program
described at
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit

For further information:

For further information: Heather Seabrook, Best Buy Canada, (604)
412-1011,; Sarah Coombs, NATIONAL Public Relations,
(416) 848-1447,

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