Family Gift Idea: Canon from Best Buy

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

One of my ultimate Christmas wishlist items for a family has to be a camera. There are so many memories to capture, and there are way more smiles and tears to capture that shouldn’t have you shelling out lots of cash to a photographer (provided you promise to get in some of the pictures yourself!). With the latest and greatest digital cameras, like the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy, you can take beautiful pictures every day right at home.

Think of all the memories you are going to want to capture this holiday season. I know my digital camera will be out to capture moments my phone is simply too slow to keep up with like…

•      Capturing Arianna’s face when she sees that Santa is bringing her Barbies
•      Sneaking up on Evan as he’s sneaking candy from his stocking
•      Setting up a timed photo to be sure we get a family shot (I tend to stick behind the camera, but that needs to change)

If you are in the market for a camera that is easy to use and will let you capture your moments, then might I suggest you head to Best Buy to check out what they have to offer this year. You see, Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories.

One of their options tops my list – the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. We have the T4 and I can understand why the latest model from Canon is one of the best-selling DSLRs out on the market. According to Best Buy, “this camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression”.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Source: Best Buy

What should you know about the Canon EOS Rebel T5i

•      It captures Hollywood caliber full HD video
•      You’ll have continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Canon Holiday Image 2

And even better, right now (through December 20, run fast!) you can save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. (*offer valid 12/7-12/20)

Seriously, I may have been asked by Best Buy to give you these deets, but I longed for a good camera for enough years and can’t wait to break it out and start really shooting the memories again. If you look back on this blog, you’ll understand. Those phone photos are ok, but there is just something about putting a real camera body and lens in your hands and snapping away. Trust me. And I can testify, the Canon Rebel series is easy to learn on and will withstand years of use so you can capture memories for years to come.


Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 


You all know I am sorta, kinda, absolutely addicted to my phone. The thing is, that (unlike my brother, who’s surprised?) I always crave the new phones when they come out. Luckily, I have some self-control and have been digging a particular phone for months without swapping; however, now that I know about Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores? I might lose my self-control.

Best Buy Mobile™ Specialty Stores are exactly what they sound like – stores dedicated to mobile devices and accessories, brought to you by Best Buy. You can go there to check out the top brands of smartphones and tablets from some of the nation’s widely known carriers (including Verizon, AT&T and Sprint). There are even accessories there to make it a one-stop shop.

Source: Best Buy Mobile

At the store, you can feel free to buy your new mobile phone without pressure – the staff is non-commissioned, so they’re ready to help you match the best phone to your lifestyle. They’ll also help you pick which carrier is right for you, activate your new phone, and take care of the daunting task of transferring your photos, music, and contacts (with their complimentary Walk Out Working™ program).

Hold up. You read that, right? That means you don’t have to take time out of your busy day to worry about mail-in rebates, package tracking, or the waiting game. You browse for a phone. Fall in love. Walk out with it in hand, and working. This I like love.

Want to add more awesome to the convenience of the stores? When you check out, you can check your upgrade eligibility (I know I am not eligible until March, but Greg is… / this verified both to be true!) and see the trade in value of your current device. This way, you know what to expect when you head out to the Best Buy Mobile Specialty Store to find your next phone. 

Source: Best Buy Mobile

You can find your local Best Buy Mobile Specialty Store via their handy store locator (go here to find a store). There are 414 stores nationwide – and it’s likely you’ll find one in a mall or shopping center near you (which adds to the handy factor – just drop in when you’re out on other errands!).

Okay, I have one more great thing for you. Thanks to Best Buy, I’m able to share a $5 coupon with you (valid only in Best Buy Mobile™ Specialty Stores). With this Best Buy Mobile Specialty Store coupon, you will save $5 off one in-stock mobile phone case, shield or charger. (Have you clicked that link yet?!??! )

Someone hold me back. I think I’m off to the mall to check out my local Best Buy Mobile Specialty Store right now, why not?