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Registered: ‎12-10-2018

No Gift cards for points

For years I have used my extra points to buy gift cards for employees and friends. This last weekend, I was told that is no longer the case. What gives? I have the points... I earned them, let me spend it on gift cards. I don't see what the problem is. This is not ok! I spend WAY too much money in BB to be cut off at the knees like this. 

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Registered: ‎11-29-2016

Re: No Gift cards for points

Good afternoon, ksuwyldcat,

 

Welcome to our forums and thank you for sharing your feedback with us.  Earning rewards for your qualifying Best Buy purchases is one of the many benefits of the My Best Buy™ program, and I’m happy to hear you’re a member. 

 

While there are a variety of products available for purchase using the reward certificates you’ve earned with your purchases, as it sounds like you’re aware, gift cards are no longer one of them.  This is outlined in the My Best Buy® Terms, and has been in place as of February, 2019. 

 

Thank you for posting,

SeanM|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Re: No Gift cards for points

So my question is why did they change? And when will they be putting it back? This truly isn’t fair to us that follow the rules.
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Re: No Gift cards for points

Welcome back, ksuwyldcat,

 

While there are no plans to reverse this decision at this time, we do take any feedback we receive from our customers very seriously, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

 

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SeanM|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Re: No Gift cards for points

That still doesn't answer why the change all of a sudden. One day it was fine the next day it wasn't. So what caused the change? That was the whole purpose of going with Best Buy, you buy stuff you get points, you use your points on what ever you want to use them on (gift cards included), and now slowly things are changing. Again, it just makes no since. You are getting my business either way you go. Taking away the Gift Card purchase is just silly. It makes no since, unless it is geared towards only spending points IN STORE for BestBuy items, and not anything else. 

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Re: No Gift cards for points

Hello, ksuwyldcat,

 

While any updates made to our Terms and Conditions are not made lightly, please know that we reserve the right to update them at any time as we see fit, and the decisions that led to these changes would be internal.  To review our full Terms and Conditions, feel free to follow this link.

 

If you have any suggestions/ideas on how to improve the Best Buy experience, please don’t hesitate to post them to our IdeaX page.

 

Thank you,

SeanM|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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