I still can't get the fucking giftcard to work on best buy.com. Does anyone know how to get around this horrible glitch in the website?
Edit: figured it out. I had to buy something with a credit card, cancel it, and then use the gift card on a new order. you best buy. Fix your website.
It's been a known problem going on 2 months now, it's kind of ridiculous that a retailer with such a large online presence can't get their gift cards to work right online. You'd be laughed out of the room if you were starting a new online site that had this issue.
I've never tried your workaround. That's an interesting method, I'd watch out for your account getting flagged if you have to do that every time you want to order something though. What I decided to do after getting pissed it was taking them so long to fix the site, since gift cards still work as long as they don't cover the entire purchase amount, is take my big BBY gift cards and break them down by purchasing a bunch of smaller $5/$10/$15/$20 BBY gift cards. Obviously you still end up paying a few dollars out of pocket, but at least you can eliminate some BBY credit in the meantime. Be aware that since most employees are stupid, you WILL get a lot of hostile pushback/hordes of junior detective yellow shirts and managers swarming you, treating you like a scammer if you try to do this in-store. You just have to stick to your guns because this is totally allowed (and obviously should be allowed, no question) under their policies.