GIVEAWAY: Best Buy $25 Gift Cards (5 Winners!) + New Best Buy Stores in DC Area

The newly redesigned Best Buy stores in the DC region have the feel of Apple stores, but with the space and the diverse gadgets, gifts and low prices that bring us to the big blue and yellow again and again. They are awesome. And what’s even more awesome is that Best Buy gave me FIVE $25 gift cards to give away to you guys!

I visited the Rockville Pike Best Buy on November 10, the day the new design was revealed. I was impressed. It felt larger, with more products, but with a more intimate, customer-service orientation as each section had its own “bar.” At these bar centers, customers were immediately waited on for their concerns, be it expert advice, mobile phone account needs or actual Geek Squad savioring of devices.

Check out the expanded Geek Squad precinct, where you sit at a bar clutching your please-don’t-be-gone-oh-please computer instead of waiting in a panic attack long line.

If you are a #BlackFriday shopper, I would hit one of the new stores for the sweet spot combo of larger space and those ultra-low-prices. Best Buy Black Friday door busters preview.

The displays were downright beautiful, either an eye-level curation of things to covet…

..or interactive stations for play and reviewing the products.

And oh yes, Chef Spike of Good Stuff Eatery, We, The Pizza, Iron Chef Redemption and Top Chef was there doing a cooking demo. He was nice about me fan girling him (my kids’ fav restaurant in the world *is* Good Stuff, so I had to thank him, right?) and he was kindly giving copies of his Good Stuff Cookbook to fans. Another great thing about Chef Spike is he is always supportive of social good campaigns by the blogging social media ladies in DC. Thanks Spike! Follow @ChefSpike on Twitter and patronize his restaurants, he’s a local whiz kid and treasure.


Redesigned DC-Area Best Buy Stores

Rockville, MD – 1200 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Potomac Yards, VA – 3401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22305

Germantown, MD – 20914 Frederick Rd., Germantown, MD 20876

Sterling, VA – 45575 Dulles Eastern Plaza #188, Sterling, VA 20165

Springfield Mall, VA – 6555 Frontier Dr., Springfield, VA 22150 – still confirming

Fair Lakes, VA- 13058 Fair Lakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033

Waldorf, MD – 11725 Berry Rd., Waldorf, MD 20603

Owings Mills, MD – 10400 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117

Fredericksburg, VA – 1541 Carl D Silver Pkwy Central Park Shopping Center, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


TO WIN ONE OF FIVE $25 BEST BUY GIFT CARDS to use for your holiday shopping…

  • Leave a comment on this post stating which item you would purchase for the holidays at Best Buy if you are a lucky win-na.

  • Tweet me @jessicaapiss on Twitter with your dream Best Buy item and use the hashtag #newbestbuy

The five winners will be drawn and contacted on #CyberMonday. I hope you win!

Disclosure: I received a Best Buy gift card too as thanks for reporting on the newly designed store and hosting this giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine.



  1. I would like to get a new case for my phone.

  2. Because I’m a total APISS Fan Girl, I’d buy Just Dance 4 on your recommendation!!

  3. I would love to check out the newly designed Fairfax store. What a great giveaway & have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. Likely a we game for the boys or myself 🙂

  5. I would totally buy some new piece of fresh tech whatever for my geek husband 🙂 Probably an accessory to go with his iEverything.

  6. I may give in on the iPod touch that my daughter has requested for christmas (maybe)

  7. Kathleen Knight says

    I would buy my 6 year old a couple of movies!

  8. Hmmm. I think I would buy a new computer game for DH. He’s been strongly hinting he would like one for our anniversary/Christmas/his birthday (all fall within a month’s time so he definitely deserves a gift!).

  9. Our 14 year old tv is almost ready to bite the dust, so I would probably put it towards a new one!

  10. I would most likely stock up on iTunes gift cards — they are the perfect stocking stuffers and allow my family to choose what they want instead of me guessing!

  11. I would definitely put $25 towards some of the new Skylanders Giants that my son is obsessed with!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  12. Fabulous giveaway! We would probably put the gift card toward a new game for the wii. The kids would love that!

  13. Stephany Castellanos says

    I would use the gift card towards an Apple IPad for my son.

  14. If I won one of the gift cards, it would go toward the purchase of yet another car DVD player-our family has gone through three and this time I made my kids wait over a year and a half before I agreed to get them another one. Hopefully they’re finally old enough to take better care of these things!

  15. Just got a WiiU for the family so I would use the gift card on the new Super Mario WiiU game

  16. Diana Russell says

    We’d buy some accessories for our Mac- thanks for the opportunity!

  17. I will probably spend it on the playstation portable must husband has been begging for!!

  18. I’ll put it towards a camera lens.

  19. Kristen Walker says

    Wow great!! I would get a few new games for the kids!

  20. I’d get an iPad

  21. Would go towards a new TV for the in-progress family room.

  22. I’d buy a tablet. Maybe a Nook?

  23. I would love a Macbook. We are having computer problems!

  24. I would purchase a video game for my kids. My daughter has been asking for the brave wii game, so probably that one.

  25. I think I would get Call of Duty Black Ops 2 for my husband.

  26. tweeted–

  27. We would definately buy Just Dance 4 – the whole family can work off that turkey dinner !!!

  28. I would use it towards a bright and shiny Holiday for the 3 kids in the family…. Oh, the shopping that awaits!!!

  29. patti lalley says

    We’d get a new computer game for E – fingers crossed!

  30. Rebecca Sinclair says

    I’d put it towards a small point and shoot camera that can take panoramic photos. I haven’t narrowed down the brand just yet.

  31. I would get some movies.

  32. I would get a Nintendo 3DS

  33. I would buy a new xbox controller since our just broke~

  34. Laura Jacobson says

    I would get a PS3 game for my son for Christmas!

  35. Laura Jacobson says
  36. My laptop died in May. I need a new one.

  37. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I would get a laptop!

  38. Amanda Sakovitz says
  39. I would buy my boys a new Wii game since they haven’t gotten a new game since last Christmas.

  40. A new case for my iPad which has seen better days….

  41. Hmmmmm……I’d get a movie. Or two. Just for me. Not a kids movie. I don’t own any of those!

  42. Turtle Beach gaming headphone set for my son!

  43. Theresa Cullen says

    Put those dollars toward a hand held device for the kiddos to play all those games.

  44. There are many items I would love to get, but I think I would probably get music cds.

  45. Thomas Murphy says

    I would love to get a Mac book!

  46. For sure a new ds game:)

  47. Here’s my tweet with my dream Best Buy item.

  48. Would get a portable DVD player for my niece!

  49. Probably go for a Wii game.

  50. Lisa Moreau says

    I would have to go for Just Dance 4 or a digital camera for my beau ;).

  51. I am in need of a kid proof case for my IPad–Apptivity maybe? Love your review–will have to go see R-ville Best Buy!

  52. I would use it towards a new Ipad Mini! Thanks so much!

  53. I would buy an age-appropriate Wii game for the 4 year old!

  54. My 3yo has become obsessed with videos of old school Mario Bros on the YouTubes… So I’d probably pick him up the Super Mario Brothers game for the Wii.

  55. definitely a video game.

  56. Our computer is slowly dieing so i would put it towards a new family computer. thanks for such a great giveaway!! 🙂

  57. I’d use it toward the purchase of my Nikon D5100. 🙂

  58. I’d probably buy a few movies for myself to deal with the insomnia I’ve been having.

  59. It would have to be a new DS game for the kiddos… or maybe I could figure something out for my hubs – the hardest person EVER to shop for!

  60. I want to get hubby a Soda Steam after trying one at BlogHer

  61. I would love to upgrade our camera!

  62. Mary Beth S says

    I would get a radio/Ipod charger to wake to music, etc.

  63. I would get yet another Wii or DS game, because that’s all my son wants for Christmas!! I’m going to attempt to convince him he wants Just Dance 4!

  64. I am in need of a new laptop computer…
    That is how I would use the $25.00 gift certificate
    if I am a lucky winner!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  65. Colleen Boudreau says

    A digital camera.

  66. I would buy a new lens for my DSLR camera.


  67. I’d use it toward a digital converter!

  68. I would get a new smart phone.

  69. We need a new blu ray player and we saw oe on sale for $69.99. This would come in handy

  70. Neiddy Ruiz says

    I would get the Mario Bros 2 3DS game for my son, he really wants this game 🙂

  71. Neiddy Ruiz says
  72. I would purchase It’s a wonderful life on DVD!

  73. I would use the card to go towards a surprise for my husband…we just got a new tv and ide love to get surround sound speakers!

  74. IPad.

  75. JEMMIE Lawler says

    I would Love this 25 dollar gift card to give it to my friends mom who lost everything on Hurricane Sandy 🙁 Every lil bit counts right?

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