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Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.

Best Buy and Casio present news and highlights from the NAMM music show

The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show is the biggest annual showcase of musical technology and innovation.  This year’s show runs from January 22nd to January 25th.  Best Buy and Casio have sent two writers to Anaheim to bring you articles, photos and videos of the excitement. This post will be updated throughout the show with links to all of our coverage.

Best Buy music student gets surprise visit from the band Theory of a Deadman

Best Buy is making musical dreams come true in many ways.  First with their huge selection of instruments available anywhere in Canada online and in store.  Then there are the 6 Best Buy stores that offer guitar, piano and drum lessons. And finally they arranged a surprise for one of their drum students recently: the band “Theory of a Deadman” dropped in on his lesson at the Barrie Best Buy store. They offered a few tips and tricks and a whole lot of inspiration!

Meet Tyrion Lannister’s mistress Shae from Game of Thrones!

If you love Game of Thrones and will be in Vancouver this weekend, then this is the event for you.  Head down to Best Buy on Cambie Street on Saturday, August 16th between 4-6pm for a meet & greet with Sibel Kekilli who plays Shae.  Read on for more details:

Get all set up with the Best Buy back to school contest

Students, teachers and parents are beginning to prepare for back to school. Do you know what your back to school list will be like this year?  Our needs change each year, of course. Some of us will be replacing a laptop, others a printer or cellphone.  Here’s a way to get most of the things that will have you set up for success this year. Create a Pinterest board of some of the things you’ll be looking for this year, and you might win one of ten $1000 e-gift cards from Best Buy. Read on for more details:

Create a before and after photo treasure and you might win a new Canon T5i Rebel DSLR camera

  Compare last year’s photos of your children with your kids today – the difference is startling! Photography allows us to capture the past and compare it to the present. Before and after photos are really interesting: especially when they are done well. Some can even be hilarious. Try composing a before and after photo series and you will have created a unique photo memory and you might win the awesome Canon Rebel T5i camera. Read on for more details …

Win Bose SoundTrue headphones from Best Buy to complete your new look this summer

Summer is a great time to add style and flair to your look. New clothes and shoes are a must at this time of year, but you will also look great with new stylish Bose headphones to complete the ensemble. Face it, many of us spend a lot of time wearing headphones as we commute to work, exercise or simply spend a few leisurely hours outside on the beach or getting pumped up before a concert.  Enter this contest by showing off your new look and you could win fantastic new Bose SoundTrue or Bose FreeStyle headphones.

Win a Nikon D3200 DSLR camera

Are you aware of the variety of cameras available today? Nikon, for example, has many new camera models to suit a variety of photographic needs. Best Buy wants to introduce you to some of these cameras, so you can be better informed when you are looking to purchase a new camera. Best Buy is even going to give away one of these amazing cameras. Read on to learn which Nikon camera is right for you and to enter to win a Nikon D3200.

Enter to win the new Dyson DC 66 Animal from Best Buy

Want to find out if the Dyson DC 66 can help you with the biggest “animal” in your home? Perhaps it’s one of your kids, the man of the house or even an adorable, but very furry, Yorkshire Terrier. No matter who makes the biggest messes in your home, and therefore owns the title of “biggest animal,” the Dyson DC 66 will make clean up so easy and fun you’ll want to let everyone know.  Best Buy is giving you a chance to find out for yourself. One lucky person will win the newest, most powerful vacuum on the market, the Dyson DC 66 Animal.

Enter Best Buy’s May the 4th Twitter contest and win great Star Wars Prizes

  Star wars is part of our culture, part of our lives. It makes sense, then that a day has been set aside for us to celebrate all things “Star Wars.” May the 4th, for obvious reason, is that day. Best Buy is going to help you celebrate with a really fun, photo contest. Read this article to get all of the details: 

Recycle your router and save at Best Buy

Recycling is always a good thing to do. It’s even better when you trade in old technology and get a rebate on new technology. Until May 1st, Best Buy is giving you a chance to do just that with router. Bring your old router to one of our stores and get $20 to apply to the purchase of one of the best new routers on the market. 

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