How to Activate Best Buy Account Online Credit Card?

So you just got a shiny new Best Buy credit card or gift card in the mail – congratulations! 🎉 Now comes the not-so-fun part of needing to activate it before you can start shopping. But don’t worry, the activation process is quick and painless. This simple guide will walk you through everything you need to know.

Do You Have a Credit Card or a Gift Card?

First things first – you need to know whether you have a Best Buy credit card or a Best Buy gift card.

  • Credit Card: Issued by Citibank, can be used anywhere, needs to be activated on Best Buy’s website
  • Gift Card: Can only be used at Best Buy, needs to be activated on Best Buy’s website

The activation process is mostly the same for both, with just a couple small differences.

Step-By-Step Activation Guide

Activating your new Best Buy credit card or gift card only takes a few minutes. Follow this simple step-by-step guide:

1. Go to the Activation Website

Yup, the website is the same for both! 😄

2. Enter Your Card Information

  • Credit card: Enter the 16-digit credit card number
  • Gift card: Enter the 16-digit gift card number

3. Verify You’re Not a Robot

Select the “I’m not a robot” checkbox and complete any additional CAPTCHA verification steps shown. This ensures Best Buy’s system knows you’re a real human and not spammy bot program.

4. Enter Your Email Address

Adding your email address links the card to your Best Buy account (if you have one) for easier online access and management.

5. Follow the Remaining Prompts

The additional steps vary slightly for credit cards vs gift cards. Just follow along with the instructions shown on-screen to:

  • Set your credit card PIN
  • View gift card balance
  • Link to your Best Buy account
  • Etc.

And that’s it – you’re all done! Your Best Buy credit card or gift card will now be activated and ready to use online or in stores. 👍

Having Activation Trouble? Best Buy’s Support Can Help

If you run into any problems activating your card:

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click “Visit our Support Center” under Get Support
  3. Select the relevant assistance topic for your issue
  4. Chat or call Best Buy’s support team for help

Just have your credit card or gift card number handy when you reach out to them!

So get activating and start rewarding yourself with something nice from Best Buy! Enjoy your new credit or gift card. 😊 Let me know if you have any other questions!