Celebrate Boxing Day with Best Buy Canada

Open media policy in effect at all Best Buy stores in Canada for December 24th and Boxing Day

TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada is preparing for Boxing Day, Canada's Busiest Shopping Day and will be opening its doors to Canadian shoppers for some of the lowest prices of the 2009 season. Best Buy will offer customers unbelievable Boxing Day pricing on this year's hottest products including: flat-panel TV's, Blu-ray players, laptops, computers, accessories, digital cameras, MP3 players and hundreds of consumer electronics and entertainment products.

Open media policy will be in effect at all Best Buy stores for December 24th and Boxing Day. Prior approval from head office is not required for media visiting Best Buy stores on December 24th for last-minute shopping stories or Boxing Day.

As the anticipation and excitement for Boxing Day grows, Best Buy has some tips to help make this annual tradition a memorable occasion.

    -  Before heading out, remember to check out your Best Buy flyer for a
       listing of doorcrasher specials and the hottest deals.
    -  Dress appropriately and plan ahead so you can stay comfortable. Long
       lines form outside, so dress warmly.
    -  Arrive early if you want doorcrasher specials. Many dedicated Boxing
       Day shoppers eat Christmas dinner and then come straight to the store
       to lineup.
    -  Be patient, stay cool. There are lots of crowds, so remember, it's the
       holiday season. Be kind to others and safety first!
    -  Pack convenient snacks; little pick-me-ups can keep you going without
       having to slow down at the jam-packed food court.
    -  Know exactly what you're coming in for (brand, model, size and color)
       then let our Blue Shirts help you find all the right accessories and
       Geek Squad services.

    When:   Boxing Day - December 26, 2009
            British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario stores
            will all open at 6am local time
            Gatineau store will open 10am local time
            Quebec stores will open at 1pm local time

            December 27, 2009
            Nova Scotia store will open at 6am local time

    Where:  All Best Buy locations in British Columbia, Alberta,
            Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia (exact
            addresses and maps are available at www.BestBuy.ca)

    -  Media including TV crews, reporters and photographers are welcome to
       visit a Best Buy location in their city.
    -  Prior approval from head office is not required on December 24th or
       Boxing Day.
    -  Customers are expected to line-up for hot Boxing Day door crashers and
       some of this year's lowest prices on consumer electronics.
    -  Store managers may be available for comment.
    -  Best Buy spokespeople will also be available for comment via

Best Buy will kick off its Boxing Day sale early online at www.BestBuy.ca. The online Boxing Day sale will begin at 8pm ET Thursday, December 24th giving customers access to incredible savings. The online sale will last until 11:59pm ET, Sunday, December 27th.

About Best Buy

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: East Coast: Sarah Coombs, Dir: (416) 848-1447, Cell: (416) 729-8550, scoombs@national.ca; West Coast: Danielle Jang, Best Buy Canada, Dir: (604) 412-1880, Cell: (604) 562-5631, danjang@bestbuycanada.ca; French: Patrick Lavoie, Best Buy Canada, (514) 290-5571, plavoie@bestbuycanada.ca

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