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Press release from CNW Group

Open Media Policy at Best Buy Canada Stores on Boxing Day

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Open Media Policy at Best Buy Canada Stores on Boxing Day07:00 EST Thursday, December 22, 2011Media invited to visit any Best Buy store on Dec 26 to see long customer line ups and the best Boxing Day dealsAnnouncement Highlights:Open media policy at all Best Buy stores on December 26Expecting average customer line-ups of 500 people at each of the 77 storesExpecting upwards of 4 million visits to between December 24th and December 27th Customers will find some of the best deals of the year on electronics in-store and online at Day deals will continue in-store and online throughout the weekBURNABY, BC, Dec. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - An open media policy will be in effect at Best Buy Canada stores on Boxing Day, December 26. During this time, prior approval from head office is not required for media visiting Best Buy stores.Canadian media are invited to visit any of the Best Buy stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec to experience the excitement of the biggest sale of the year. Simply ask for the General Manager at the Customer Service desk upon arrival.Most Best Buy stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario will open at 6 a.m. local time for Boxing Day sales.PLEASE NOTE:Gatineau store will open at 9:30 a.m. local timeQuebec stores will open at 1 p.m. local timeStores in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Sudbury will be closed on Dec 26th but will host their 'Boxing Day' sales on the 27th starting at 6 a.m. local timeBoxing Day highlights:Based on last year's pre-opening line-up tally of 37,000 people, Best Buy estimates the average line-up at each of its 77 stores will be at least 500 people per storeBest Buy will track more than 4 million visits on between December 24th and December 27th Boxing Day deals include:Sharp 60" 1080p 120Hz LCD - $999.99Toshiba Blu-ray Player - $49.99Acer i5 15.6" Laptop - $449.99Xbox 4GB Console - $129.99Studio Beats by Dr. Dre. - $229.99Canon T2i DSLR Bundle - $599.99Best Buy addresses and maps are available hereAbout Best Buy Canada Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY). We are Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products. With 77 Best Buy stores across Canada, we offer a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. Every day our employees are committed to helping deliver technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy Canada, visit www.BestBuy.caFor further information: Danielle Jang Communications Manager Best Buy Canada 604-562-5631 Twitter: Facebook: For Quebec: Patrick Lavoie Best Buy Canada 514-290-5571 Twitter: Facebook:ébec