Best Things to Buy at the Dollar Store – You’ll Be Amazed at the Savings

Best Things to Buy at the Dollar Store

Best Things to Buy at the Dollar Store. Image by Larry Page

It’s unfortunate that so many people miss out on saving money because they won’t go to a dollar store. Today, dollar stores are found in nearly every city in America and represent some of the best maintained and well-stocked stores around. As a result, more consumers are beginning to see the value in visiting the local dollar store.

Many dollar stores work on the same principle. Whatever the bigger retail chains have quit promoting or stopped selling, the smaller dollar stores will buy out and sell at prices that can sometimes generate savings of up to 70% off.

Remember the trend from a few years back where we all wanted to have cleaning products that smelled like oranges? When that trend slowed down, the big retailers began cutting back on inventory.  That’s when the dollar stores came in and bought out the remaining inventory so that anyone who patronized the dollar stores could reap the benefits.

Years ago, the only snacks that you could find at a dollar store were foreign products written in languages you couldn’t read and may have been reluctant to try. Times have changed.

Dollar General Store

Dollar General Store. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia

While you can still find foreign imported products that are just as delicious as their American counterparts, today you will also find well-known name brand snacks at just about any dollar store you visit. What’s amazing is that these snacks are often made available to you at 35% to 50% off regular prices, which indicates that dollar store savings do not mean a lack of quality.

If you like saving money, don’t underestimate the quality offered by your local dollar store. You can find dollar store savings on bath and beauty products like make-up, shampoo and conditioner, bubble bath for the kids and so many other essentials.

If you’re a scrapbooking enthusiast like so many people today, you can find just about anything you need at your local dollar store including paper, stickers, glue and more.  And finally, if you’re someone who has discovered what storage tubs can do for you, there’s no better place to stock up then the dollar store.

What deals have you found at your local dollar store?  Let us know by commenting below!


Filed under Frugal, Saving Money Now Series, savings, shopping

3 responses to “Best Things to Buy at the Dollar Store – You’ll Be Amazed at the Savings

  1. OH! I am so glad you touched this subject! I love dollar stores. You’ll be amazed what you can find! Clothes even now. I get complements on this shirt I bought from there, and they don’t believe where I bought it. Plus, you never know what you can find. Always worth a look.

    • Hi there Young Mom Life! Thanks for stopping back by. Yes, you are correct. Some of the ones here in Georgia have some really good finds too.

      Plus it’s so nice that you can even get name brand food products there at a fraction of what you’d spend at a traditional retailer.

      Definitely worth checking out for anyone who hasn’t tried them yet. Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. Good morning… I just read your post. I frequent dollar stores quite regularly.

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