Media Advisory - Open Media Policy this Boxing Day at Best Buy Canada

Canadian media invited to capture the excitement of the biggest retail day of the year

MONTREAL, Dec.  21, 2016 /CNW/ - This Boxing Day (December 26), Best Buy is thrilled to offer Canadian media the opportunity to easily capture the excitement of the biggest retail day of the year with its annual open media policy. For one-day only (December 26), instead of seeking advance permission to capture visuals of customers lining up and nabbing the hottest deals, media can walk into any Best Buy store and simply ask to speak with a store manager.

The majority of Best Buy stores across Quebec open at 1:00 p.m. on December 26, but the Best Buy Ste-Catherine street location and the one in Gatineau will open their doors at 8:00 a.m., with line-ups of eager shoppers – keen to secure the in-store door-crasher deals – expected well before then.  Online, the Boxing Day deals will kick off on December 24 at 7:00 p.m. EST on

A full list of the hottest Boxing Day deals can be found here.



Monday, December 26, 2016

Doors open at 1:00 p.m.*

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. in the Centre-Ville and Gatineau

*Store hours (some exceptions apply):

Montreal Centre-Ville and Gatineau: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Elsewhere in Quebec: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

locations: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Sault Ste. Marie, ON: open for Boxing Day

sales on Tuesday, December 27 – 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PEI: open for Boxing Day sales on Tuesday, December 27 – 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Where: Best Buy stores across Canada and online at

Visuals and interview opportunities:

  • Excited customers lined up at Best Buy (expected before 6:00 a.m. in most markets)
  • Store managers and/or Blue Shirts sharing this year's hottest products
  • Blue Shirts and Geek Squad agents helping customers load their vehicles with purchases

Examples of hot deals not to be missed include:

LG 60" 4K UHD HDR LED webOS 3.0 Smart TV$1023.99 (Save $1,000) - Stoke the flames of your imagination with the LG 60" UH6030 4K UHD Smart TV. With 4 times the resolution of Full HD, this TV displays jaw-dropping detail for everything from your favourite wildlife series to the latest blockbuster. Features like webOS 3.0 and HDR Pro combine to deliver a truly immersive and intuitive viewing experience like never before.

Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm & 75-300mm Lenses –  $400.24(save $430) –Whether you're a budding photo enthusiast or first-time SLR user, the Canon EOS Rebel T5 package makes it easy to shoot high-res photos and videos in all sorts of situations. The DSLR takes the guesswork out of complicated shots, even at low light, and offers creative functions so you can play with unique perspectives. Two included lens provide shooting versatility.

Acer Aspire ES 15.6" Laptop Bundle with AMD A4 Quad-Core APU $400.89 (save $179.00) – Get through your last webcam conference of the day and then surf the net with your 15.6" Acer Aspire ES 15 laptop. It has 6GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive so you can store and access your photos, videos, and music without a second thought. This bundle includes a black laptop carrying sleeve, 8GB USB stick, and a wireless mouse.

DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone with Camera & Controller - $499.99 (save $180) - Reach for the sky and take your photos and videos to new heights with the DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone. Safe, easy, and fun to fly, it gives you an all-new perspective and lets you capture moments in an unforgettable way. With an intuitive flight system, built-in camera, live HD view, and a whole lot more, the sky's the limit.

To view all the deals for Boxing Day, to locate a store, or for more information, visit

SOURCE Best Buy Canada

For further information: Media Contact: Audrey Ann Laurin. Veritas Communications, | 514.730.3292; Thierry Lopez, Best Buy Québec, | 514.905.7713

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