Every year, in celebration of the store’s anniversary, Best Buy holds a sale in which it slashes prices on dozens of popular items, from tablets to phones to computers. This year is no different, as the sale kicked off first thing on the morning of Friday, August 17th and is set to last until Saturday, August 18th at 11:59 PM CT.
There are dozens of deals worth checking out (including several Apple deals that you won’t find anywhere else), but we’ve rounded up the best of the best below. Check out the anniversary sale page for more.
- MacBook Pro (13″, Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 512GB Flash Storage, Space Gray): $1,699.99 (save $300)
- MacBook Pro (15″, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 560, 1TB SSD, Silver): $2,699.99 (save $600)
- iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB (Space Gray): $274.99 (save $125)
- 21.5″ iMac (Latest Model) (Intel Core i5 (3.4GHz), 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, Silver): $1,299.99 (save $200)
- 27″ iMac Pro with Retina 5K display (Intel Xeon W, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Black): $4,249.99 (save $750)
- Acer R 11 2-in-1 11.6″ Touch-Screen Chromebook: $199.00 (save $80)
- Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Laptop: $309.99 (save $70)
- Lenovo Yoga 920 2-in-1 13.9″ 4K Ultra HD Touch-Screen Laptop: $1,349.99 (save $300)
- HP 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop: $379.99 (save $100)
- Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3″ Touch-Screen: $649.00 (save $50)
- Samsung 65″ LED NU8000 Series 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR: 1,299.99 (save $300)
- Samsung 55″ LED Curved NU8500 Series 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR: $999.99 (save $200)
- Toshiba 55” LED 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR – Fire TV Edition: $399.99 (save $80)
- Westinghouse 55″ 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR: $299.99 (save $130)
- Toshiba 32″ LED 720p HDTV: $99.99 (save $50)
- Amazon Fire TV Cube with Alexa and 4K Ultra HD: $89.99 (save $30)
- Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote: $39.99 (save $30)
- NVIDIA SHIELD TV 16 GB Streaming Media Player: $139.99 (save $40)
Smart Home Deals
- Amazon Echo (2nd Gen): $84.99 (save $15)
- Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen): $39.99 (save $10)
- Amazon Echo Show: $129.99 (save $100)
- Arlo Pro 6-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Wireless 720p Security Camera System: $699.99 (save $250)
- Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD AC1750 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System: $309.99 (save $30)
Although the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition sold out immediately at launch, Nintendo is making good on its promise to keep the retro consoles in stock long after the initial shipments vanished. In fact, just this week, Best Buy replenished its stock of both consoles on its online store, and if you’re quick, you should be able to pick up one or both at their suggested retail price before they sell out once again (which could happen at any time).
Best of all, you don’t have to wait if you order from BestBuy.com. Both the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic Edition will ship right away and should arrive at your front door by this Friday with standard shipping. There are also a number of accessories available on BestBuy.com if you want to deck out your new Classic Edition console.
While Best Buy might be your best bet, if they happen to run out of stock (or you simply prefer another online retailer), Amazon is also selling the NES Classic and SNES Classic at their regular prices. The only caveat is that the consoles are back-ordered, so you’ll have to wait until August 7th for the NES to ship and August 6th for the SNES to ship. If you have an Amazon gift card you need to spend, this might be the way to go.
It’s unclear how much longer online retailers will continue to sporadically restock the Classic Edition consoles, but if you are desperate to get your hands on one before they are eventually discontinued, it might be smart to grab one now. Then again, as long as they keep selling out, Nintendo will probably keep making them.
Best Buy’s take on Prime Day is live today; we scoured the site for what’s good.
It’s not exactly Prime Day, but Best Buy has a huge sales event of its own in July and it just kicked off on Thursday. While there’s no question that Prime Day has Best Buy beat on volume considering it’s home to millions of deals that span every conceivable category, Best Buy’s big sale is no slouch.
We’ve poured over all the deals that are currently available in Best Buy’s mid-year Black Friday sale and there are some truly great bargains to be found. Highlights include up to $75 off Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatches, BeatsX wireless earbuds for $95, $125 off new iPad Pro tablets and an extra $50 off for students, up to $80 off Chromebooks. $45 off the Crock-Pot Express Crock, $60 off a popular air fryer, $130 off a Dyson V8 Cordless Stick Vacuum, and so much more.
We’ve picked out our 10 favorite deals that are currently available in Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sale, and you’ll find them all listed out below. You can also ship the complete sale right here. Note that you’ll need to sign up for a free Best Buy account in order to shop the sale.
Up to $75 off Apple Watch Series 3
- 50 different models available
- Cellular keeps you connected with just your watch²
- GPS and a barometric altimeter track how far and high you go
- New dual-core processor for faster app performance³
- Ultimate sports watch and intelligent activity tracker
- Swimproof so you’re always ready for the pool or ocean⁴
- Aluminum or stainless steel case
- watchOS 4 is even more intuitive and intelligent
$50 off Anova Precision Cooker Bluetooth
Sous vide cooking
A popular chef’s technique that produces restaurant quality results. Food is cooked evenly edge to edge, with no worry of overcooking.
Easy to use
Just attach the cooker to any pot, add water, drop in your ingredients in their sealed bag or glass jar, then press start. No fancy equipment required.
Precision temperature controls from 77F to 210F with 0.01F variance
Cooks food evenly edge to edge for moist and tender meals with no worry of overcooking.
Heats and circulates water in your pot, evenly cooking food to a precise internal temperature.
Anova Culinary App
Bluetooth connectivity enables you to start, stop and monitor your cook from your mobile device, so you’ll no longer be tied to your kitchen when you’re cooking.
Cooking with Anova is smart
Cook everything from meats, fish and vegetables to soups, desserts and grains. 1000+ recipes in the Anova Culinary app with step-by-step guides.
Timer mode up to 99 hours
Spend more time entertaining your dinner party guests, enjoying time with your family, or even catching up on some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Durable stainless steel materials
For a smooth surface that makes cleaning fast and simple.
800 watts of power
Ensure high-output heat for rapid cooking.
Up to $80 off Chromebooks
- Samsung – 11.6″ Chromebook – Intel Celeron – 2GB Memory – 16GB eMMC Flash Memory – Metallic Black: $149.00
- Samsung – 11.6″ Chromebook – Intel Celeron – 2GB Memory – 16GB eMMC Flash Memory – Night Charcoal: $149.00
- Samsung – 11.6″ Chromebook – Intel Celeron – 4GB Memory – 32GB eMMC Flash Memory – Night Charcoal: $179.00
$220 off KitchenAid KSM85PBSM Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
Blends ingredients for you to simplify your baking needs. Tilt-head design provides easy access to the mixing bowl.
Offer you versatile options to enhance your cooking techniques.
4-1/2-quart stainless-steel bowl
Accommodates large batches.
59-point planetary mixing action
For thorough incorporation of your ingredients.
Utilizes the mixer’s motor to help you complete a wide variety of tasks, from shredding cheese to making pasta from scratch (attachments not included).
For easy cleanup.
$45 off Crock-Pot Express Crock 6-Quart Pressure Cooker
This all-in-one kitchen appliance helps cook meals up to 70% faster than by traditional cooking, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family.
6-quart pot capacity
Allows you to prepare family-size meals.
Dishwasher-safe nonstick cooking pot
Provides easy cleanup. The convenient lid holder helps keep your countertop mess-free.
Airtight locking lid
Stays locked until pressure is released inside the unit for added safety.
Eight one-touch digital meal settings
Make it easy to create meats and stews, beans and chili, rice and risotto, poultry, dessert, soups, yogurts, and multigrains.
Four one-touch cook functions
Allow you to slow cook, pressure cook, brown and sauté, or steam.
Help you create delicious meals.
$55 off BeatsX Wireless Earphones
- 6 different colors available
- Connect via Class 1 Bluetooth® with your device for wireless listening
- Up to 8 hours of battery life for when you’re on the go
- With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 2 hours of playback when battery is low
- Variety of eartip options offer personalized comfort and secure-fit wingtips provide stability
- Flex-Form cable provides all-day comfort with easy purse and pocket portability
- Authentic, clear acoustics deliver crisp sound fit for your life
- Take calls, control your music and activate Siri with RemoteTalk
$60 off Gourmia – Hot Air Fryer
Accommodates many foods for a variety of cooking options.
Lets you customize the temperature to accommodate a variety of recipes.
Allows you to set and monitor the cooking time to help ensure tasty results.
Learn to make a variety of delicious dishes
Recipe book included.
1500W of power
For efficient performance.
$130 off Dyson V8 Absolute Bagless Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum
Vacuum bare floors, carpets and other surfaces
Direct-drive cleaner head and Soft roller cleaner head allow you to clean different surfaces.
Provides unlimited range of cleaning and convenient use.
Provides easy cleaning on and above your floors
Handle all of your vacuuming chores with one machine that works for low or high pile carpet, tile, linoleum, wood and more.
Bagless 2-Tier Radial Cyclone technology for increased suction
No more clogged bags or filters. 2 tiers of smaller cyclones create centrifugal force to trap fine dust.
Transforms to a handheld
For quick clean ups, spot cleaning and cleaning difficult places.
Attachments for concentrated spot cleaning
Get dirt out of hard-to-reach areas with the included crevice tool, combination tool and mini motorized tool.
Whole machine HEPA filtration
Captures allergens and expels cleaner air than the air you breathe.
Battery provides up to 40 minutes of cleaning time
Or up to 25 minutes with motorized floor tool attached.
Extra $50 off iPad Pro for students
- $125 discount on 12 different models, plus an extra $50 off for students
$300 off Samsung 65″ 4K LED Smart TV with HDR
Lets you see what you’ve been missing, even in dark scenes. Blacks are now blacker – even in morning or afternoon glare – so you’ll never miss a detail in the dark.
4K HDR Extreme
See extreme contrast between the darkest darks and lightest lights, plus expanded color and depth.
4K Color Drive Extreme
An extreme step up in color with a billion more shades than standard 4K UHD.
One Connect Mini and Clean Cable Solution
Connect your components to one separate box, not to the back of the TV and neatly route cords through the base of the TV stand.
A single remote lets you control everything
Easily access your favorite content and control connected TV devices from one source using OneRemote.
Full web browser
Easily browse the web right on your TV – enjoy everything from online shopping and social media to entertainment news.
64.5″ screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)
A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.
2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images
Watch 4K movies and TV shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to gorgeous, Ultra HD-level picture quality.
Watch high dynamic range (HDR) content on your TV
With an HDR-compatible 4K TV, you can enjoy HDR movies and TV shows, in addition to all your current content.
Smart TV with access to streaming services for countless entertainment options
Stream shows, movies, games and more with the TV’s built-in Wi-Fi and integrated apps.
LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions
They also deliver plasma-like deep blacks and rich colors.
Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Premium Sound
Optimize the sound for TV from sources like Internet movies and music, connected PCs, smartphones and tablets.
4 HDMI inputs for home theater connection
High-speed HDMI delivers a full 2160p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. An HDMI cable is not included.
Motion Rate 240
Enjoy great motion clarity during fast-action moments.
3 USB inputs
Easily connect your digital camera, camcorder or other USB device.
Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.
Apple on Thursday came out of nowhere with the 2018 MacBook Pro models we were waiting for. Only the Touch Bar models received upgrades, and you can already order the new 13-inch and 15-inch laptops from Apple.
As always, the entry-prices are quite high for both models. We’re looking at $1,799 and $2,399, respectively, and the price goes up significantly if you want to upgrade them. But if you’re looking to save money on Apple’s newest laptops, you should know there’s a way to do so right now.
You have to buy your new MacBook Pro from Best Buy, and you need to stay in school. That’s right, the retailer is shaving $150 off the retail price for both models. But you need to be a student or know someone who still has access to a .edu email address.
You’ll then need to create a Best Buy account, or sign up for Student Deals if you have one. Coupon codes will then be delivered to your email address.
The promo is valid from July 8th through August 4th, so you have plenty of time to take advantage of the deal. Best Buy says on its sale page that the discounts may be combined with other deals, if you can find them.
At the time of this writing, Best Buy lists several MacBook Pro models including various configurations of the just released 2018 models, as well as previous-gen devices.
Furthermore, Best Buy has other deals in place for students on iPad Pro, Windows 10 laptops, and a bunch of accessories — check them all at this link.