What is My Best Buy — everything you need to know

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My Best Buy is a membership program similar to Walmart Plus and Amazon Prime. Previously known as Best Buy Totaltech ($199/year), Best Buy has split its loyalty program into their three tiers with a free tier and other tiers that start at $49/year.  

My Best Buy remains as 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). 

Right now Best Buy is offering a sitewide member only sale with discounts on TVs, Apple gear, laptops, and more. (You can shop the sale via this Best Buy link).

My Best Buy: free @ Best Buy

My Best Buy: free @ Best Buy
My Best Buy is free to join and gives you access to free standard shipping. 

My Best Buy Plus: $49/year @ Best Buy

My Best Buy Plus: $49/year @ Best Buy
For $49.99 per year, My Best Buy Plus gives members access to upgraded 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 @ Best Buy

My Best Buy Total: $179/year @ Best Buy
For $179.99 per year, My Best Buy Total offers all of the benefits of My Best Buy Plus along with extended protection plans (AppleCare+), 24/7 tech support, 20% off repairs, and discounts on select services like in-home installations and haul aways. 

One of the most unique features in the My Best Buy Total plan is the inclusion of 24/7 tech support and an extended 2-year warranty on "most" products purchased at Best Buy. The latter also covers AppleCare+ on Apple devices. This could be an excellent perk for Apple fans given that Best Buy is one of our go-to stores for the best Apple deals

AppleCare+ for the base 10.9-inch iPad costs $69 per year at Apple and can cost as much as $149 per year for AppleCare+ on a new 16-inch MacBook Pro. My Best Buy Total's automatic 2-year warranty could make the service's $179.99/year price tag a little easier to swallow for Apple fans.

In addition, My Best Buy Plus and My Best Buy Total members will get access to exclusive deals. The retailer already offers noteworthy deals for its My Best Buy members, so we assume My Best Buy Plus and Total subscribers might see even better savings. As one of Amazon's biggest competitors, members might even see Best Buy take on Prime Day with some Best Buy deals of its own. 

To find the latest discounts from Best Buy, head to our Best Buy coupon codes page.

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.