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11 Best & Worst Buys at the Dollar Store

monster1991 profile picture
June 23, 2016 · 3.9k Views

Hey frugal gang! Some of the best savings for your home are actually at your local dollar store. We summed up some basics on what's best to buy and what definitely isn't. Keep in mind that with the dollar store, you'll have to run some price comparisons based on your shopping experience to determine what's a good deal and what's not. In any case, you can save a lot off your bill just by swapping out some items to pick up at dollar stores only. 

Just because they're dollar stores, doesn't mean they don't have in-store and digital coupon discounts! We collect and update coupon codes and in-store promotions on DealsPlus so you don't have to do the extra work. Are any of these dollar stores in your local area? You can find all available coupons and sales below:

 Dollar Tree
 Dollar General
 Family Dollar
 99 Cents Only 


For some pet supplies, home essentials ,and electronics, investing in quality is the best way to go. This will ensure the health and safety of yourself, your children, and family pets. Also, quality items go a long way so you won't have to worry about repurchasing. For electronics, we strongly recommend Amazon and Best Buy which often host clearance deals, and Amazon reviews are pretty handy when you don't know which brand or model is best. As for pet care, buy in bulk to save at your local warehouse Costco or Sam's Club or check for weeky discounts up to 50% off pet food and accessories from PetSmart or Petco.

Have any more dollar store tips for us? What are your go-to buys at the dollar store? 

Check out our other buying guides and start saving your hard earned money!


monster1991 profile picture
I wanna be the very best like no one ever was. Couponing is my real test, to cut them is my cause. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each store to understand, the discounts that's inside.
civvychrisJun 23, 2016
Dish brushes, nachos, birthday cards and balloons. All save $$$$$ over other stores
monster1991Jun 23, 2016
Agree! I save so much money on cleaning supplies and decor at my local Dollar Tree. I can get $1 cards that are just as great as those $5 ones from Target.