Gift cards are now more popular than ever. As the name suggests, gift cards are a simple and easy way of gifting other people items. In the case of Best Buy Gift Cards, users can take advantage of these cards to order gifts online from the store and have them shipped to recipients in the same city or other parts of the world.
This article will offer a good insight into Best Buy Gift Cards and how it works. How do you redeem your Best Buy Gift Cards? How do you check your Best Buy Gift Card Balance? We will find answers to all of these questions and more in this article.
Note that the gift card offered by Best Buy are of three types – the physical Best Buy Gift Card, the Best Buy e-Gift Cards, and the Corporate Gift Cards. The physical gift cards are usually mailed, and it takes some time to get to the recipient. The e-Gift Cards are instantaneous – the recipient gets it in a matter of minutes. The Corporate Gift Cards from Best Buy is for bulk discounts; they are suitable for large and small businesses.
Now that you have received a Best Buy Gift Card from your friend, family, or loved one, the next step is to redeem the card and use the value to buy an item on the Best Buy store. How do you go about this?
If your order is higher than the value of the gift card you have just redeemed, Best Buy will proceed to charge the remaining amount from the payment method attached to your Best Buy account. However, you can use another payment method by specifying this at the point of checkout.
In the case where the gift card is higher in value than the order, Best Buy will retain the unused balance on the last gift card you redeemed. If this is the case, keep the last gift card to use the balance in the future.
Let’s take a look at how to check your gift card balance.
Knowing your Best Buy Gift Card Balance in advance will help you to shop for items that are within this value. This is important, especially if you do not want to fund any excess amount from another payment medium.
That said, there are three different ways to check your Best Buy Gift Card Balance. You can either do this online on the Best Buy website or walk into a physical store and ask the sales associate. The third option is calling designated numbers for enquiries: 1-888-716-7994 for a physical gift card or 1-866-308-6166 for an e-gift card.
If this is not the case, it may be due to glitches. In this case, reach out to the customer service section of Best Buy for help.
Lastly, if the Security Code or PIN and/or the Gift Card Number on your Best Buy Gift Card is badly scratched or rubbed off, you will have a problem redeeming such cards. If you experience this, get in touch with Best Buy using the phone numbers provided above. You may cancel the card and have it reissued, although this takes up to 3 weeks.