You didn't say whether you want an internal or external drive.
The prices at Best Buy are outrageous! Here's what I would do. Buy a good drive from Newegg.com (or mwave or zipzoomfly)for half the price they want at Best Buy, then use your gift card to buy some Verbatim 16x +R disks when they go on sale at BB.
I like the Pioneer 111d, but there is nothing wrong with the LG drives either.