I love those dollar stores, you know where everything is $1? It is amazing to me that a whole store can be filled with things that are all under one dollar.
What To Buy At The Dollar Store To Save Money
Plus, if you go to Dollar Tree you can use coupons too! However, not everything at the dollar stores is a good deal. Crayons, for instance, seem cheap compared to Crayola. So I put together a list of some of my favorite deals at the dollar stores.
I love the bags from the dollar stores. I think they are the same quality that you pick up from Meijer or Walmart. The bags at Meijer are often $2-$3 so getting the same quality for a third of the price is a great deal.
Dollar Tree sells Palmolive and The Works, both cleaning supplies that we often see coupons for. Any time I can get cleaning supplies for under $.50 I am happy. I have also heard really good things about LA's Totally Awesome Cleaner that the Dollar Tree sells.
They usually have a great selection of books. For kids, you can often find Disney-themed coloring or activity books. I used to buy educational activity books for my son when he was little.
They also have a nice selection of adult books. Some of them might be hit or miss, but I can usually find one or two books I find interesting. I like to pick one up if we are going on vacation. I would much rather take a $1 book to the beach than risk tearing up a library book.
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I love all the name-brand toiletries I can find at the Dollar Tree. With coupons, I can often get items for free or cheap. However, I don't buy any non-name brand products. I just haven't been real happy with the generic.
You can get some great foil baking products that are great for freezing meals. They also have Hefty brand zip bags that we almost always have coupons for. I have also had good luck with the small storage bins to put medicines and first aid supplies in. They work great.
The dollar stores often sell food for of course $1. They often have Jennie-O Bacon, Armour Pepperoni, Bisquick, even name-brand cereals.
Combine this will a coupon and you can pick up a great deal on foods. Some of their foods like the Libby fruits & vegetables sell for under $1.
If you haven't been to the dollar stores in a while you should check them out.
I am often surprised at how many great name-brand deals my dollar store has. What are your favorite things to buy from the dollar stores?
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