Black Friday Early Access for Elite & Elite Plus members - 11/21/2016
Wow! This past year feels like it has just flown by. With that being said, it is about that time again. The Black Friday Early Access event for our members with Elite and Elite Plus status is only weeks away. While the event doesn't change much year after year, I thought I would post some of the basic details for those members who have never participated. This will also be the official thread where members can post questions they may have about the upcoming event.
Q: What day is the Black Friday Early Access event?
A: The event usually takes place the Monday before Black Friday. This year it will be 11/21.
Q: What time does the event start?
A: An official start time is not announced in the hopes of preventing a ton of traffic on BestBuy.com at one-time. Just picture those images we see on the news where hundreds of people are trying to fit through a store's door on Black Friday. You would ultimately want to periodically check BestBuy.com on 11/21 between midnight and 5 AM.
Q: Who can participate in the event?
A: Any member who has Elite or Elite Plus status by 11/21.
Q: Where is the event being held? Can I go to my local store to participate?
A: This is an online ONLY event. Black Friday does not start for our stores until later in the week.
Q: What deals in the Black Friday ad will be available?
A: A majority of the deals should be available excluding doorbusters.
Q: Can an order be placed on BestBuy.com for in-store pickup during the event?
Q: How do I access the Early Access event?
A: Log into your BestBuy.com on 11/21 and click on a banner that should be on the front page.
Q: When can I expect to receive an email about the event?
A: An email is usually sent the night before or morning of the event.
Q: Do I need to receive an email or formal invitation to participate?
Q: Is there anything else I will need to do in-order to participate in the event?
A: Just make sure that your My Best Buy™ account with Elite or Elite Plus status is properly linked to your BestBuy.com account.
If you are unsure as to whether or not your My Best Buy™ and BestBuy.com accounts are linked, then send me a private message by clicking on the blue button found in my signature and I will double check. I would just ask that you please include your name, phone #, mailing address, and email address. Otherwise, you should be good to go. Please feel free to post any additional questions you may have about the Early Access event or feel free to send them to me in a private message.
P.S. With the recent system issues and program delays, I would suggest requesting certificates a few days before the actual event if you do plan on redeeming certificates during the Early Access event and/or Black Friday. I would hope the program is working fine but just to be safe please be prepared.