How to get a Best Buy student discount — and save big

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Best Buy student discounts used to offer aggressive deals on student-friendly tech. They were particularly handy during Memorial Day sales season. However, the program was eliminated and Best Buy student discounts are no longer available. In place of student discounts, the retailer has expanded its My Best Buy membership plans. The plans are divided into three tiers. 

My Best Buy is the free tier that offers free shipping (no minimum required). My Best Buy Plus ($49.99 per year) includes access to member only deals and new launches, free 2-day shipping, and an extended 60-day return/exchange window. My Best Buy Total ($179.99 per year) includes all of the above-mentioned perks plus 24/7 Geek Squad support, two years of product protection (AppleCare+) on most new purchases, 20% off repairs, and discounted services (like in-home installations/haul away). 

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My Best Buy: join from $0 @ Best Buy
Best Buy recently revamped its membership plans. My Best Buy (free) offers free standard shipping. My Best Buy Plus ($49/year) offers free 2-day shipping, exclusive access to member-only deals, access to launch events, and an extended 60-day return/exchange window on most products. My Best Buy Total ($179/year) offers all of the above benefits along with extended protection plans (AppleCare+), 24/7 tech support, 20% off repairs, and discounts on in-home installations and haul aways.

Because it's free, the My Best Buy plan is the best and easiest plan to join. It offers free shipping with no minimum required. That means items you buy from the Best Buy back to school homepage will include free shipping. You can also check out our guide to this week's Best Buy coupon codes for other ways to save at Best Buy. 

Who is eligible for a Best Buy student discount  

Best Buy student discounts are now open to anyone. (You no longer have to verify that you're enrolled in a university). You can shop Best Buy's current back to school sales via Best Buy's website.

Which Best Buy products get a student discount?

Best Buy no longer offers exclusive deals to students. Instead, deals are offered via Best Buy's new membership programs. Most of Best Buy's deals are now open to all shoppers. 

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.