You can use your Best Buy® Credit Card both in store and online before it arrives. To make purchases in a Best Buy store, you’ll need to bring your ID so the Best Buy cashier can look up your account and verify you’re authorized. To do so online, you first have to save the card as your primary payment method in your Best Buy online account. After that, you’ll be able to make purchases on bestbuy.com before your get your physical card. Your new card should arrive in the mail within 10 business days after approval.
Here’s how to use a Best Buy® Credit Card in store before it arrives:
Tell the Best Buy cashier you’d like them to look up your account.
Give the cashier a government-issued ID.
Make your purchase.
Here’s how to use a Best Buy® Credit Card online before it arrives:
Your Best Buy® Credit Card number can only be found on the front of your physical card. It’s the 16-digit number located right between the card’s chip and the cardholder’s name. This is where you can find the Best Buy® Store Card’s number, too.
You will need this number, as well as the expiration date and security number of your Best Buy® Credit Card, when making online and over-the-phone purchases.… read full answer
Yes, you can use a credit card before it arrives in the mail, but only with certain cards. If you want to use a credit card early, you must either have an American Express or Capital One credit card or one of a handful of other offers, including the Apple Card, and some store credit cards. Normally, you can’t use a credit card without restriction before it arrives, because you can’t see the full credit card number, expiration date and CVV until you have the card in hand.… read full answer
Credit cards that you can use before arrival
Cards from certain issuers: If you need to start using a credit card today, you’ll likely want to consider applying for an American Express credit card. Amex is one of the few card issuers that will give out a full card number that can be used anywhere upon approval of an application. Capital One credit cards are also sometimes available for immediate use via the Capital One mobile app. But not everyone is eligible for this feature.
Co-branded cards: Some credit cards that you can use before the actual card arrives - like the Apple Card - only allow you to add the card to a merchant-specific digital wallet. So you’ll only be able to use it with that merchant until the card arrives in the mail.
Some store cards: There are a few credit cards that you can use instantly after approval, like the Fingerhut Credit Card. But you can only use this card for purchases at Fingerhut.
Lastly, it’s worth noting that you can ask a credit card issuer for expedited card delivery – in some cases, this will get the card to you the next day. Finding a card that you can use before it arrives in the mail might seem less important with that in mind.
It can take anywhere from a few minutes to 10 business days to get approved for the Best Buy® Credit Card. Certain applications that meet the issuer’s exact criteria may be approved instantly. However, if you don’t get a decision immediately after applying, it doesn’t mean you won’t have a shot after your application is reviewed in more detail. Most applicants are notified by mail of the issuer’s final decision within 10 business days of applying.… read full answer
You can also check your Best Buy® Credit Card application status online or by by calling customer service at (888) 574-1301.
Provided your application is approved, you can expect your new card to arrive by mail within 14 days of approval.
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