I couldn't possibly imagine Best Buy having guitar techs on hand, so I'm going to confidently say no.
Guitar Center yes, but I'm not sure if all advertise it. Just ask the salesperson that will tend to you. Also, if you buy the stuff at the shop, you will be surprised at what you can sometimes get for free by just saying this...
"So...if I buy this guitar right now, is there something you could possibly do to sweeten the deal for a beginner?"
Those magic words can usually score you a few free things...like strings, picks, and even a strap. It's worked for me over the years and I should know...since 19, I was employed at almost every local guitar/music store in my area. I learned a lot (not just about guitar hardware/etc.)...but especially what we, as retailers, could give customers off the top (up to instant 10% off price and/or include free perks like a grab bag of free strings, picks, other accessories) if they only asked. It was a little secret amongst those in the know.
Then again, it's been a few years since then, and with the economy the way it is now, I can't guarantee any free extra perks.
But you should be good with at least a free setup at minimum to make sure the neck is straight and the guitar is intonated properly with little to no fret buzzing. Don't forget...just ask!
Thanks Smiley. Definitely good to know. Wonder how receprtive they would be to someone who orders online and ships to store?
I actually called the only local GC store after seeing Confus' post that they didn't have the guitar in stock and they told me the same thing. Would have been nice to get hands on. But they were willing to start the order process and he also told me about the promo deal. He even tried to force free shipping but the system denied it.