I get approximately seven offers a day about covering events, writing sponsored posts, or giveaways. I say no to 99% of them. It’s the same success rate my children have regarding any questions they ask me.
Every now and then I say yes, though, as long as I retain full creative control and can use my sense of humour.
Enter Best Buy, who offered me a gift card if they could help me put gift suggestions together for my family. Blogging about it was optional, but whattheheck.
SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU’RE MARRIED TO ME, STOP READING. AND TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE & RECYCLING.
Best Buy’s offer was timely, since I knew I was getting my husband an iPad for Christmas because (a) he uses mine too much (I’m selfless that way), and (b) I kind of ignored his 50th birthday in May and held my own book launch party instead and didn’t get him a present (I’m selfless that way).
Top 5 Things I Loved About Shopping at Best Buy
(1) I had a personal shopper: Moe. I loved Moe. He was clearly Best Buy’s Best Guy. He was kind, was funny, and spoke basketball. I speak basketball too. It was a stress-free shopping experience. Even other shoppers looked relaxed; no one was going psycho on a Saturday afternoon (likely because my kids weren’t on site).
(2) I bought a wireless printer that was marked down to less than $70. Currently, with the ancient printer we have in our basement, it costs $75 to replace the ink cartridge, which seems to be an idiotic pricing plan (unless you’re referring to Chris Rock’s logic on the cost of bullets). The replacement cartridges on this new printer will only be about $25 (about one third the cost of most parking tickets I get when I go out for lunch with my husband).
(3) I have ideas for my kids’ and husband’s birthdays in May that will blow them away without breaking my limited budget. This also means I’m six months ahead … in one area … which cancels out all those items I’m six months behind in. Logic for the win!
(4) Best Buy sells beauty products. Who knew? Viva is their line, which should help minimize my lines. They even have a new magazine that’s free in store, called
Wife Life & Tech.
(5) Best Buy helped out on West Jet’s awesome viral Christmas miracle promo. And that video made me cry…meaning my mascara nearly carved rivulets into my cheeks (except I forgot to put on mascara the morning I watched the video).
Any tech gifts on your wish list this year?
What tech gifts do you remember receiving as a kid?