Activate your Best Buy Gift Card

Best Buy Gift Cards


What gift cards can I activate through the Cashstar activate-on-demand site?

Only inactive Best Buy gift cards received through your® order and identified as "Best Buy activate-on-demand gift cards" can be loaded and activated through this site. Non-activated Best Buy gift cards received by other means must be purchased and loaded in a Best Buy store.

What is the difference between the gift cards activated through the activate-on-demand process and gift cards activated on or in a Best Buy store?

These gift cards can be used the same as in-store or online activated gift cards. They have the same terms and conditions and should be treated the same.

Are there any fees associated with activate-on-demand Best Buy gift cards?

No, there are no fees associated with these cards. You will only be charged face value of the Best Buy gift card.

Where can these Best Buy gift cards be used?

Redeemable in any U.S. or Puerto Rico Best Buy retail location or online at where available for merchandise or services, including some Magnolia Home Theater® and Geek Squad® related services, excluding prepaid open loop cards and some third party gift cards.

Where can I purchase more Best Buy gift cards?

Best Buy gift cards can be purchased at any U.S. and Puerto Rico retail location or online at

How long does it take to activate my gift card?

The activation process takes up to 10 minutes to complete and the gift card is typically active within minutes of submitting the order.

When will I receive the $10 savings code?

If your purchase qualifies for the $10 savings code offer, your savings code will be e-mailed to the e-mail address identified when activating your gift card within 30 days of activating your gift card.

What are the savings code offer details?

Inactive gift card must be activated on or before 2/28/18 at to qualify for promotion. $10 savings code will be provided via e-mail between 1/1/18-3/9/18 for use toward a future purchase made before 3/31/18. Valid e-mail address required to receive savings code. Savings code may be redeemed online or in store. The value of the savings code will not be refunded if merchandise is returned or an order cancelled.

Do gift card purchases activated through the on demand process qualify for My Best Buy® points?

Yes, activated gift cards through the Cashstar on demand activate site do qualify for My Best Buy points. You must add in your My Best Buy ID when checking out to receive your points. Sign in or create an account on to see your member ID.