Best Buy Canada Ltd.

Best Buy Canada Ltd.

April 15, 2009 10:00 ET

Best Buy Canada Celebrates Earth Day 2009

Best Buy offers in-store discounts for today's eco-consumers

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Best Buy, Canada's fastest growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is helping consumers go green this Earth Day by encouraging people to trade-in their unneeded electronic devices for recycling. Best Buy is doing their part by providing customers the opportunity to properly dispose of used electronics in an environmentally responsible way when they are planning to replace these items with new products.

Earth Day Canada estimates that Canadians dump more than 144,000 tonnes of e-waste into landfills every year, which is approximately 12,000 empty city buses!

From April 17, to April 23, Best Buy stores across Canada will provide additional incentives for customers to trade-in unneeded electronics. Trade-in offers include:

- $300 off the purchase of an ENERGY STAR(R) qualified Panasonic 46" 1080p HDTV or $50 off the purchase of any ENERGY STAR qualified 40" Sony Flat-Panel HDTV

- $50 off the purchase of any Toshiba Laptop

- $50 off the purchase of a 16 GB Zune MP3 player

- Up to $100 off the purchase of a new digital camera or camcorder

- $25 off the purchase of a cell phone or a wide range of cell phone accessories

- $60 off the purchase of a Sirius Satellite Radio

- $25 off the purchase of any new Samsung digital picture frame

- $30 off the purchase of a Panasonic multi-handset cordless phone

- $50 off the purchase of any rechargeable Harmony remote control

- $25 off the purchase of a Samsung 1600 Blu-Ray player or $25 off the purchase of a Toshiba 7" portable DVD player

Full details on the Earth Day trade-in offers are available at

"Tech it Away" Student Recycling Events

In anticipation of Earth Day 2009, Best Buy Canada is challenging three Vancouver area schools (with the support of 16 other partner schools) to round up used electronics and help Best Buy "Tech it Away!"

"Tech it Away" is a Best Buy-driven recycling program that empowers students to host e-waste drives that educate the community on how to properly dispose of their unwanted electronic devices. These schools will encourage the community to bring them as many unneeded electronic products as possible and Best Buy will award thousands of dollars in grants to 19 participating schools in recognition of their environmental efforts. In addition, the school that collects the most electronics for recycling will receive $2,000 to fund a student-led eco-conscious school project.

Students from Lord Byng, King George and Sir Winston Churchill secondary schools will host these events at their schools on Earth Day, April 22 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Further details available at

Ongoing Recycling Opportunities

Best Buy Canada is committed to helping Canadians make the right decisions when it comes to recycling electronics and provides an ongoing recycling program for items such as: batteries, ink cartridges, CDs, DVDs, CD players and cell phones. In addition, Best Buy offers free recycling of all brands of gift cards in their stores. For its eco-conscious customers, a selection of gift cards made from 43% recycled material is also available for purchase in stores and online at

More information on these programs is available at

About Best Buy Canada

Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY). Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing specialty retailer and e-tailer ( of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment software. Best Buy also operates the Geek Squad ( and Best Buy Mobile, which sells mobile phones, plans and accessories in 3 shopping center locations in Greater Toronto. There are over 50 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and communities, supporting non-profit organizations that help youth develop their skill set, discover their talents and sustain a lasting interest in education.

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