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While there are certain things you absolutely shouldn’t buy at the dollar store, they’re full of deals that you should. While you still need to pay attention to things like unit price and size, these 7 things you should buy at the dollar store are almost always a great buy and an awesome deal.
7 Best Things to Buy At The Dollar Store
Cards and Party Supplies – Throwing a party? Swing by the dollar store for the supplies. You can typically find everything from streamers to balloons for a buck and cards are usually priced at 2 for $1.00.
Dishes – At most dollar stores you can buy single plates, bowls and other dishes for $1.00 each. This means you can put together a complete service for 4 for only $16.00. Some of my favorite dishes are heavy duty stoneware plates that I picked up at Dollar Tree for only $1.00 each. They’re awesome quality and I saved a ton over going with a more traditional set.
Kids’ Books – Most dollar stores have shelves upon shelves of kids books. They’re priced right for filling up your kiddo’s bookshelf and they’re the same exact books you’d pay $5 or more elsewhere. Also be on the lookout for coloring books at the dollar store too.
Holiday Décor – Dollar stores are fantastic for picking up holiday décor for cheap. I once saw an entire (and really pretty) glass Christmas village at Dollar Tree for only $10! You can find ornaments, wall décor, outdoor décor, wrapping paper and more for really great prices!
Cleaning Supplies – Cleaning supplies can be great finds at dollar stores. A lot of them sell the same brands that you already love, but for much less. To get the best deals, make sure that you combine their low prices with any coupons you might have or any cashback savings apps that you use.
Feminine Hygiene Products – Ladies? Pads are pads and tampons are tampons. If you can get them cheaper at the dollar store? Do it!
First Aid Products – One final thing that the dollar stores are GREAT for is basic first aid supplies for your first aid kits. Things like Band-Aids, gauze, rubbing alcohol, peroxide and more are all dirt cheap and the quality is just as good as their more expensive counterparts. Be sure to stay away from meds though because they may be lower quality and/or already expired.
What items do you buy at the Dollar Store?
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I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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