Save your money. These are the ten things you always want to buy at your local dollar store.

There is absolutely no shame in my game. If there is a deal to be had, I want in on it. I always look for digital coupons and will even download apps to score a one-time discount. Some may call me cheap, but I like to think of my bargain hunting as a frugal way of spending my money.

If you are not shopping at the dollar store, you are spending way too much money elsewhere.

Now more than ever, many face economic hardships due to the ongoing pandemic, and finding a way to spend less is at the top of everyone’s list.

Keep in mind that shopping at the dollar store does not guarantee name brand items, but sometimes you might get lucky.

Top 10 Items To Buy:


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Find various glass vases to choose from, including vase fillers from rocks to colorful stones.


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Unless you are a master chef, there’s no reason to shop anywhere else for your kitchen tools, containers, sponges, and accessories.

Spices / Condiments

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Spices can be pricey, but regular items like salt, pepper, or condiments like relish, ketchup, and mustard need not be and can all be found at your local dollar store.

Candy / Cookies

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If you have a sweet tooth and like to sneak in a few treats here and there, the candy aisle has you covered. Their lemon cookies (generic brand) never disappoint.

Party Favors

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No matter the occasion, the dollar store party favors come through with invitations to table décor and much more.


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Balloons are not cheap, but here, you guessed it, are just a dollar each, making it for an affordable party décor addition.

Holiday Décor

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Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, you can always find plenty of holiday party favors to choose from.

Gift Wrapping

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No one should ever shop for gift wrapping, bags, ribbons, bows, or tissue paper anywhere else but at the dollar store.


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Not all hangers are made alike, but this pack is an easy pick for regular hangers.

Kids Toys

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You can score all kinds of kid’s toys from dolls, trucks, coloring books, and so much more. I recently found dinosaur hats for my niece and got one in every color.

Why pay more when these finds will have you re-budgeting and saving a few bucks in no time.


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