NBA fans in Canada have an amazing opportunity to see preseason NBA action thanks to Xbox Canada and Best Buy! They are giving away tickets for you and 5 friends to see one of the upcoming Canada Series pre-season games in Montreal or Vancouver. In fact, there are 2 grand prizes. Don’t worry if you don’t live near either of those cities: in that case they will fly you and a friend to the city closest to you!

NBA Canada series is a great way to kick off the new NBA season

After the great season that the Raptors just had, many Canadians can’t wait for the new season to start. The Raptors finished with a fantastic 59 and 23 record last year, so fans have high expectations for another solid season, followed by a deep playoff run.

According to the NBA website: “2018 NBA All-Stars DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors will take on three-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, September 29. The Raptors will then face Jeremy Lin, D’Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Wednesday, Oct. 10.”

NOTE: The one correction to this statement is to acknowledge that teams rosters are not static entities, they evolve over time, and the Raptors recently traded DeRozan to the Spurs. (Thanks to @ReidTParker for pointing out this inaccuracy to us on Twitter.)

The NBA Canada Series is presented by Bell and includes much more than just the game. Expect numerous fan events, appearances by NBA legends, and more!

Xbox Canada will award 2 amazing prize packages

There will be 2 prize packages available to be won, and the prize a winner gets depends on where they live in Canada. If you live in the West, you are eligible to win 6 tickets to the September 29th game in Vancouver. If you live in the East, you are eligible to win 6 tickets to the October 10th game in Montreal. If either winner lives far from the city (over 200 Km), then the winner and a friend will be flown to the event.

In addition, winners may get a chance to meet an NBA legend, if available, and receive a $500 Best Buy gift certificate. Use the gift certificate on anything at Best Buy—perhaps a new Xbox One to play NBA 2K19 on!


This contest is different from the other many contests we announce on the Best Buy Blog since it is being conducted by XBox Canada. So entering a comment below will not qualify as an entry. Instead, you enter on either Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

  1. Visit the contest post for one of these accounts:,,
  2. Find the 3 questions contained in the images on that post
  3. In a comment on that post, answer all three contest questions and include the hashtag #ultimateNBAExperience in your response.

The contest will run until September 21st.

Remember you can only enter this contest via the XBox Canada Social channels mentioned above!

Good Luck.


We frequently have many contests running at Best Buy so check out the “contests in progress” page for more great contests to enter.
Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
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.


  1. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

    • Hi Joe,

      I checked before initially posting this contest and the Facebook entry post was there. I just checked again and you do need to scroll down a bit, but it is still there.

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