Definitely Buy These 15 Things at a Dollar Store

You may be amazed at the variety of tremendous bargains you’ll find at the dollar store. Yes, even pregnancy tests.

Dollar stores lure us in with rock-bottom prices. Sometimes you get what you pay for, but often the things they sell are good products at a tremendous discount — a real bargain.

Money Talks News founder Stacy Johnson talked to a savings expert to find out what types of items you should definitely buy at a dollar store. Watch the video, and then keep reading for more dollar store deals.

1. Greeting cards

There is no reason to spend $4 to $5 or more on a greeting card when dollar stores typically have a wide selection available for a buck or less. You might not get textured paper or fancy extras such as ribbon, but the heartfelt message you write will be the same regardless of how expensive the card looks.

2. Party supplies

By some estimates, you can save up to 70 percent by using party supplies from a dollar store. Get plastic tablecloths, paper plates and cups, streamers and favors from the dollar store and save a bundle. Don’t forget to look for Mylar/foil balloons, too. These are an absolute bargain and can easily sell for five times as much elsewhere.

3. Gift bags, boxes and wrapping paper

While you’re getting your party supplies, look for gift bags and wrapping paper, too. You could end up paying two or three times more for gift bags and boxes at other stores. In addition, wrapping paper can be a steal. You might not get the same thickness of expensive paper, but for something that’s going to end up in the trash, why pay more?

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  • carteelady

    i like Dollar Tree but I find Dollar General and Family Dollar no longer have much for a dollar. Check out the cars in the parking lots in front of each and you will see what I mean. There is simply no comparison.

  • BabalooMandel

    I get all my cards at the dollar store. Can’t beat 2 for $1!

  • Chris Sanderford

    Spices! Even at the grocery store they are insanely expensive. The Dollar tree is insanely cheap and are just as good. Pepper is still just pepper

  • Peggy

    I have often found name brand spices at the dollar store VERY cheaply! My best bargain was finding the good Hungarian Paprika in that huge can for $1, both the sweet and hot ones. Other spices included garlic and onion powder and parsley. You just have to look and see if they have what you want. It really varies.

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