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Dollar stores are a money saving wonderland.
Granted that most dollar stores are selling items for more than just a dollar these days. You can still find great savings on school supplies, cleaning supplies, toiletries, toys and so much more.
Why pay big box retail prices when you can save money shopping at the dollar store?
15 Items You Should Buy At The Dollar Store To Save Money:
1. School Supplies
You can buy pencils, pens, paper, crayons, calculators, binders, rulers and many other school supplies at the dollar store and save hundreds of dollars by the time all your back to school lists are done.
2. Office Supplies
You will find pens, highlighters, staplers, desk organizers, note pads, papers, clips and more at the dollar store costing you between $1 to $3 versus the higher cost of the big box office stores.
3. Party Supplies
Dollar stores carry plates, cups, table cloths, napkins, themed party items, goodie bag items, balloons and decorations. It is your one stop party shop.
You can get cookies, candy, chips, fruit cups, dried fruit and nuts, protein bars, chocolate and many other snack options at the dollar store.
5. Vacation Items
When packing for your next vacation pick up items like books, puzzles, small games and toys to entertain your children while you travel. You can also find travel size toiletries and other vacation items at the dollar store.
Are you looking for pop, juice, water, re-hydration drinks, lunch box or specialty drinks? You will be surprised at the options the dollar store carries.
7. Gift Wrapping
You can find gift bags in various sizes and styles, ribbons, tissue paper, gift cards, tape and wrapping paper at the dollar store.
8. Coffee Mugs and Glass Cups
Are you looking for a new coffee mug or a gift for the teacher? I have found a great selection of coffee mugs and glass cups at the dollar store. They even carry wine glasses and tumblers too.
Dollar stores carry books for adults and children, coloring books, activity books and more.
10. Craft Supplies
You will find colored paper, clay, paint, sketch books, crafting kits, pom poms, glitter, felts, googly eyes and so much more at the dollar store.
11. Seasonal Items
Whether it be a national holiday, Christmas, Easter or Summer or Winter items you are looking for you can find them at the dollar store.
12. Cheap Toys
If you are looking for marbles, toy cars, mini robots, plastic toddler toys, learning toys, puzzles, blocks or other small toys check the dollar store before shopping anywhere else.
13. Storage & Organizers
Dollar stores carry kitchen organizers, office organizers, garage organizers, drawer organizers, closet organizers, vehicle organizers and storage containers.
14. Glow Sticks
I have found dollar stores to have the best selection of glow sticks for the best prices.
Dollar stores are the best place for the large silver party and celebration helium balloons or balloon party bouquets.
Save your hard earned money and shop your local dollar store.
In recent travels we have found a few dollar stores that carry clothing and fresh food items, as well as, up to date magazines and broader item selection.
Our favorite money saving items from the dollar store have to be school, office supplies and party decorations. Why pay big box retail when you can get your items for half the price at the dollar store.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity
Updated August 6, 2018