Be a Black Friday VIP at Best Buy!

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UPDATE 11/19/08 - The contest has now ended. Thank you all for your interest in this promotion.

Tell us why Black Friday shopping is an important holiday tradition for you and your family and win a $1,000 Best Buy gift card, VIP treatment, and early entry into the participating store nearest to you on the morning after Thanksgiving!

Is Black Friday shopping a tradition for you and your family?
What do you do to make the day after Thanksgiving a particularly fun and special day?

In 250 words or less, share your story. Twenty-five lucky winners will be crowned Black Friday VIPs at pre-designated Best Buy locations in the following cities:

Each Black Friday VIP will receive:

  • A $1,000 Best Buy gift card
  • VIP treatment at the designated Best Buy store closest to you, including:
    o A limo ride to and from Best Buy on the morning after Thanksgiving
    o On-site pampering and prizes for the winner and three guests
    o Early admittance into the store at 4:30 a.m. - a half hour before anyone else!
    o The ability to purchase up to four unique Black Friday doorbusters
  • A Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder to document the Black Friday VIP experience

To enter the contest, submit your story Below. Entries will also be taken at Only one entry per person. Entries will be judged on creativity and originality (50%); relevance to the stated focus of the contest (25%) and readability (25%).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S./D.C., 18 or older (except residents of AL and NE, who must be 19 or older). Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Contest runs 12:01:00 a.m. CT on 10/29/2008 through 11:59:59 p.m. CT on 11/18/2008. Subject to Official Rules, available HERE and at Sponsor:, LLC, 7601 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423.

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Please note: To be eligible to win, you must be within a 40-mile radius of the pre-designated Best Buy store in the city you choose on Black Friday morning. Best Buy will not be responsible for transportation outside of a 40-mile radius.
In 250 word or less, tell us why Black Friday shopping is an important holiday tradition for you and your family.