10% off Best Buy birthday coupon [YMMV, but register]

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This week I stumbled on a feature of the My Best Buy program that I hadn’t previously seen: since I had previously registered my birthday with Best Buy (I don’t remember doing this), I found that I have a coupon in my account good for 10% off one item. The language indicates that the item can’t be used on sale items, so it may not be very stackable. However, if you’re a Best Buy shopper, it’s worth registering anyway in case you receive something similar when your birthday rolls around.

To register for your own Birthday coupon, go to the My Best Buy benefits page here. Find the place boxed below to enter your birthday:

According to the My Best Buy Birthday Coupon FAQ page, not everyone who registers will receive a coupon.

Q:  Will all members with a birthday attached to their rewards account receive a birthday coupon?

A:  No.  The birthday coupon is sent to a random selection of members each month.  There is no guarantee that an eligible member will recieve [sic] one during any given year.

The terms of the coupon indicate that the discount comes off of regular price and there is a long list of exclusions.

Terms and Conditions

Offer valid 12/25/20–1/31/21. Markdowns taken from regular or Was prices. Not valid with any other coupons, offers or price match requests. Excludes Apple® products; Magnolia Design Center products; Amazon voice assistant and streaming players; Google voice assistant, Chromecast and Chromecast Audio; Bose audio products; SONOS; Polk Audio; Denon; select Samsung home audio, TVs, Blu-ray and DVD players; Sony home audio, TVs and 3D glasses, Blu-ray players, DVD players and set top boxes; select LG TVs and Blu-ray players, select Sharp TVs; TCL TVs; all gaming consoles; Leap Motion Controller; Wacom stylus; subscription software services; kate spade new york tech accessories, headphones and portable speakers; POSA cards; Sony camcorders, digital cameras, Alpha cameras, NEX cameras; Canon DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras, XA and XF series camcorders, lenses and flashes, G1X, G1X MARK II, G7X, N2, N100, S120, SX50, SX60 and G16; Nikon DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras, lenses and flashes, Coolpix A, P340, P530, P600, P610 and S810c; GoPro cameras and accessories; Olympus point and shoot cameras, interchangeable-lens cameras, lenses; drones $499 and up; unlocked phones; contract mobile phones; mobile broadband devices; digital music services and download cards; Electrolux major appliances; air conditioners, fans and dehumidifiers; Dyson; Pacific Sales products; Vitamix, Breville, Capital Brands, Nespresso; Magnolia products: Samsung TVs, sound bars and Blu-ray players, Sony TVs, Blu-ray players and projectors, Sharp TVs, LG TVs, Sunbrite TVs; Epson projectors, JVC projectors; iRobot; Sennheiser, Bowers & Wilkins, Rotel, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Universal Remote Control, Arcam, Peachtree, Savant, Sonus faber, Oppo and special order merchandise; special order, clearance, refurbished, pre-owned and open-box items; gift cards; taxes. Selection varies by store. Limit 1 offer per customer, per household. Valid on in-stock items only. Excludes stores in Puerto Rico. Not valid at Best Buy Express kiosks. Online and in-store offer may vary. Best Buy employees are not eligible for this promotion. No dealers. No copies. No cash back. No cash value. Offer must be presented at time of purchase.

However, the reason I stumbled on this is because I was looking at laptops and saw this in the search results:

On a qualifying item page, there is a check box to apply your birthday coupon:

However, I recommend waiting to check the box until you know which item you want. Once you check the box on one item, you won’t see the discount available in search results until you un-check that box (so if you continue shopping, you won’t immediately know which items qualify).

Again, the terms make it clear that a random selection of customers receive the coupon each month and 10% may not be huge on a non-sale item, but on the other hand it doesn’t hurt to give this one a shot. Those who have the Amex Offers good for a total of $100 back at Best Buy could stack with a birthday coupon to save a bit more. It wouldn’t hurt to register just in case the stars align like that for you in the future.

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