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Best Buy Card

Is there anyone out there that has had the Best Buy store card and automatically graduated to the Best Buy Mastercard? Just curious seeing as its from HSBC and all. Ive had mine for way over a year now and interested in turning it into a Rewards Zone Mastercard.
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Re: Best Buy Card

I don't believe one graduates into the other.  I have both cards myself (MC for 3 years and the store card since July).
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Re: Best Buy Card

I would not have both, because they are at the bottom w/Customer Service!!!
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I wouldn't think most people would want this. The store card is regarded as a better card that the MC --higher limits, better deals, etc.

My store card is currently at a $4K CL, and I don't think I remember reading about a BBMC with a limit like this. (There could well be, of course.)
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Re: Best Buy Card

Both are independent, and will not graduate.

Also you should note that if you decide to apply for a HSBC Mastercard

-you will get a NEW REWARD ZONE ACCOUNT-

and they will not merge or respect the one you have for the Store card.

 

So if you are already a Silver Member you will have to start over again.
(Not that it takes too long to do so). It happened to me and in a matter

of 2 months I got the Premier Silver Status.

 

I like the card a lot, the only thing that annoys me, is that sometimes when
you make a payment they'll put it on hold for 5 - 10 business days.

 

Hope it helps.

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Re: Best Buy Card


tono wrote:

Both are independent, and will not graduate.

Also you should note that if you decide to apply for a HSBC Mastercard

-you will get a NEW REWARD ZONE ACCOUNT-

and they will not merge or respect the one you have for the Store card.

 

So if you are already a Silver Member you will have to start over again.
(Not that it takes too long to do so). It happened to me and in a matter

of 2 months I got the Premier Silver Status.

 

 


This is not correct information.  I just app & got this card 3 weeks ago.  The application specifically asked for my reward zone member # which I supplied.  When I received my card in the mail my reward zone # is printed on the back of the Best Buy Reward Zone master card.  I have logged into my account & it shows my previous 91 points as well as my pending points from my recent purchase. It is not a new reward zone member # but the same one I've had for several years.

Message Edited by mt2va on 09-23-2009 12:36 PM
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Re: Best Buy Card

I am sorry, but this was my case.

I'm glad for you though Smiley Wink

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Re: Best Buy Card

Thanks for all the replies! Glad to hear people enjoy the card ive had mine for alittle while now and hope to have a CLI

soon right now the limit is only 1,100.00

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haulingthescoreup wrote:
I wouldn't think most people would want this. The store card is regarded as a better card that the MC --higher limits, better deals, etc.

My store card is currently at a $4K CL, and I don't think I remember reading about a BBMC with a limit like this. (There could well be, of course.)

The store card seems to be the better of the two. I got the MC back when I was in the process of building up my credit.  It's a toy card, basically.