17 Best Impulse Buys from Best Buy

Pick up everything from snacks to toothbrushes at the electronics superstore.

You might think of Best Buy as just a store for major electronics and appliances now, but that's all about to change. Say you're getting a new phone. Why bother buying your accessories and extra chargers on Amazon when Best Buy sells the same products (and offers price matching to boot)? And what's the point of paying additional shipping fees when you can add headphones, Bluetooth car kits, and even snacks on to your Best Buy order?

So if you're ready to let that big blue box store become your one-stop shop for everything electronics, read up on some of Best Buy's best impulse buys. (And you don't have to say that 10 times fast to get 'em!)


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Whether you need an extra pair to toss in your gym bag or just an alternative to your AirPods that you're less worried about losing, Best Buy has got you covered. You could certainly spend the better part of your paycheck buying a pair of headphones here, but you can also get some great brands on the cheap, like a set of Beats by Dre earphones for just $40. That's $60 off their normal retail price!

Gaming System Cases

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That Nintendo Switch you got for the holidays won't be nearly as much fun to play with a shattered screen. The good news? Best Buy has plenty of inexpensive protectors for your device, from a stylish travel case that holds games for $20 to screen protectors for $8.

The extra good news? Most items at Best Buy come with a price match guarantee, meaning that if you find an item elsewhere for cheaper, Best Buy will sell it to you for the competitor's lower price.

Electric Razors

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Even Best Buy devotees might be surprised to discover that the electronics giant and their favorite drugstore has overlap. For example, whether you want to get your skin baby-soft for a date or just need to tame that five-o'clock shadow, Best Buy has you covered. They sell everything from advanced hair-removal devices like the No! No! to replacement blades for your beard trimmer. And when you want to get your skin super-smooth, check out these 23 Top Tricks from Barbers on Shaving Properly.

Electric Toothbrushes

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Instead of making a separate run to Target to take care of your pearly whites, you can pick up that fancy electric toothbrush you've been eyeing at Best Buy, or grab some replacement heads for the one you already own. And to get a brighter smile in no time, discover these 20 Secrets for Whiter Teeth After 40.

Cell Phone Chargers

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Never in human history has someone complained about having too many cell phone chargers at their disposal. When you're browsing the aisles at Best Buy, grab an extra charger to keep in your bag or on your bedside table, like an Insignia wall charger for $25 or a portable Anker charging pack for just $20.

Gift Cards

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Whether you need a last-minute gift for your colleague or something for your office Secret Santa exchange, you can never go wrong with a gift card. And the ones available at Best Buy aren't just for tech purchases, either. You can snag gift cards to all kinds of retailers, from Starbucks to Shell. And if you're looking for a great present to accompany that gift card, check out these 50 Wow Gifts for Everyone on Your Shopping List.

Bluetooth Car Kits

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If you're not driving a relatively new car, you likely know the frustration of not having an integrated Bluetooth system. Fortunately, starting at just $80, Best Buy has a wide variety of options that can give you all the functionality of a Bluetooth-enabled vehicle, like hands-free calling and playing music on your phone through your car's stereo.

Memory Cards

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If you have less storage space on your camera, laptop, or phone than you need, head to Best Buy for plenty of well-priced memory cards that will come in handy in a pinch, like this one from SanDisk for just $18.


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If you're trying to slim down, you might want to pick up a bathroom scale while you're at Best Buy. Research from the American Heart Association reveals that daily weigh-ins are associated with greater weight loss, so there's no time like the present to start tracking those pounds. And if you're looking to shed some weight, discover these 50 Weight Loss Secrets from People Who've Lost 50 Pounds.

RFID-Blocking Wallets

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Can you really put a price on keeping your important financial information secure? Well, the answer is yes—but it's not a high one. You can grab a wallet with technology that blocks RFID (radio frequency identification) for just $13 at Best Buy.

Makeup Mirrors

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Braving the crowded aisles at Sephora can be a harrowing experience, even for the most intrepid makeup aficionado. Luckily, Best Buy has some great makeup mirrors that rival those you'd find at any beauty store, from traditional lighted mirrors to ones with built-in Bluetooth speakers.

Essential Oils

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You can't beat the price of Best Buy's surprisingly comprehensive essential oil offerings, which start at just $18 for an eight-pack. Whether you mix them into your cleaning supplies, dilute them in a carrier oil for a massage, or use them with a diffuser, these oils will be put to good use.



There are two types of people in a blackout: those who keep their fingers crossed until the power is back on and those who come prepared. If you want to fall into the latter category, it's high time you picked up some emergency flashlights, which you can get in a two-pack for just $12 at Best Buy.



The only thing as sad as breaking that new tech item you just bought? Getting it home and realizing you don't have the right batteries for it. Luckily, if you're shopping at Best Buy, you can grab what you need to power those devices, from a 48-pack of AAs for $10 to a rechargeable Canon camera battery for $40.

Hair Dryers

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You've got the chargers, the batteries, and the new camera for your big vacation, so why not grab a hairdryer for the trip while you're at it? Best Buy carries everything from folding Conair models for just $15 to state-of-the-art Dyson dryers for just under $400.


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You don't have to splurge on a professional massage to get that crick out of your neck. Instead, grab a massager as you make your way to the register at Best Buy. At just $10, this one from HoMedics is far cheaper than any masseuse.


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You're going to need something to sustain you during those marathon Fortnite sessions, so grab some Slim Jims and Chex Mix at Best Buy and skip that trip to the grocery store for now. And for those times you want a healthier snack, dig into the 30 Best Foods for Maximizing Your Energy Levels.

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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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