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"We have made changes to confirm that members are eligible to receive points for Apple and Beats products and Apple services only when purchases are made on standard credit with the My Best Buy Credit Card. Otherwise My Best Buy members will not be eligible to receive points for purchase of Apple and Beats products and Apple services."

I took my senior citizen mom to Best Buy to help her pick out a new phone. She has no use for the reward points, so we used my account. I received 0 points for the purchase because of a relatively new "Apple Exclusion."

The salesperson either didn't know or was dishonest.
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She probably didn't know.

It's mind boggling to me that BestBuy would make this change. I sometimes buy from BestBuy only because of the rewards program when I can get the same price at Amazon or somewhere else. Oh well!
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Yeah this has been in place since last year. Annoying since I bought my Apple Watch a week after it went into effect
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Their points program has turned into a joke already anyhow.
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It probably has more to do with profit margins on Apple products. Apple is greedy AF and they operate solely on inflated prices and high profit motives .. more so than other companies. Bestbuy probably doesn't make much on Apple products, and they only carry them because consumers expect them to.
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But a Best Buy gift card for the points and then purchase Apple product. Did this at Xmas to get around the no points.
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But a Best Buy gift card for the points and then purchase Apple product. Did this at Xmas to get around the no points.
How did you get points for buying a gift card? I thought they give them for buying merchandise only.
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How did you get points for buying a gift card? I thought they give them for buying merchandise only.
Best Buy you earn points when buying gift cards, and no points when paying with a gift card.

"Can I get points when I purchase a Best Buy gift card?
Yes. You will get points on Best Buy gift card purchases, but not on Best Buy gift card redemptions. Gift card purchases are excluded from all bonus point promotions."
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Best Buy you earn points when buying gift cards, and no points when paying with a gift card.

"Can I get points when I purchase a Best Buy gift card?
Yes. You will get points on Best Buy gift card purchases, but not on Best Buy gift card redemptions. Gift card purchases are excluded from all bonus point promotions."
YOU, sir, are a farking Genius!!

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Best Buy you earn points when buying gift cards, and no points when paying with a gift card.

"Can I get points when I purchase a Best Buy gift card?
Yes. You will get points on Best Buy gift card purchases, but not on Best Buy gift card redemptions. Gift card purchases are excluded from all bonus point promotions."
Good Find. However, there is one downside to buying with gift cards. Most (good) credit cards still offer free 1 year extended warranty and some also provide accident protection. That to me is worth more than some rewards, especially on computer/electronics.
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Good Find. However, there is one downside to buying with gift cards. Most (good) credit cards still offer free 1 year extended warranty and some also provide accident protection. That to me is worth more than some rewards, especially on computer/electronics.
100% agree with you. Would not do this if I was buying a high end/price computer, etc. But when I'm buying pods pro, and Apple TV with Apple care for gifts - I would rather have the points.
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stopped shopping at best buy when they limited the returns with receipt.
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Return it and buy from Amazon or apple.
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