Veering away from tech for a moment, into acquiring tech. I like Best Buy well enough to have made them an affiliate for the site, but I know they’re generally not the cheapest place to buy from. Personally I love Froogle.com (yeah, I know it is ‘Google Product Search’ now – that’s a mouthful, I still call it Froogle), PriceGrabber.com, and PriceWatch.com for finding good deals on whatever I’m looking for. But there is a Best Buy five minutes from my office and from my house, and I have to drive past both of them on my commute. So I will sometimes run in there to pick something up when they have a sale (I got a stack of nice APC UPSes on sale real cheap which I use to keep my AV stack happy, among other things), or if I need something quick and can’t wait for online shipping. Or if I just must have something now! So I end up getting Reward Zone certificates – and sometimes they end up rotting in my wallet until they expire, because I don’t go into the stores that often.
Unfortunately, you can’t redeem the Reward Zone points online at BestBuy.com. which would be convenient. At least you couldn’t, until now.
They hit me with an affiliate email last night announcing that “Best Buy Reward Zone Now Redeemable Online” Just enter the certificate number during checkout. Also, if you redeem a Reward Zone certificate online during the month of October, you’ll earn an extra 100 points on the purchase.
I’ve had a $5 certificate rotting in my wallet for a couple of months, expiring on 11/10/07 – guess I should use it now.