Even if you’re shopping at Walmart you could easily spend more than $5 for a single package of disposable plates for your next gathering. In fact, they charge nearly $10 for over 100 plates.
But if you head to the dollar store, you’ll find packs of 40 for a single dollar. So, who wouldn’t want to just buy three or four packs for $3 or $4, rather than spending $10?
While reading glasses may seem like something that would require a visit to an eye doctor, that’s not necessarily the case. Before you run off to get a prescription, try the (much) cheaper version and simply buy a pair of reading glasses from the dollar store.
They carry several different strengths, from 1-3.5 diopter. You can even buy an extra pair ahead of time for when the first pair gets inevitably misplaced!
Gift Wrapping Paper
The dollar store offers a wide variety of beautiful wrapping paper for all types of occasions. You’ll find solid, sparkly, and printed rolls of paper for everything from baby showers to birthdays, and beyond.
At other stores, wrapping paper can cost $5 per roll, but at the dollar store, a 20-foot roll is $1. Even the gift boxes and gift bags are much cheaper at the dollar store.
Unless you’re determined to get nonstick foil, buying it from the dollar store is a wise move. You can pick up either a smaller (18 ft) package of name brand (Reynolds Wrap) or a 25-50 ft package of the store brand.
A 50 ft. package of Reynolds Wrap from Target or a similar store will run you $3.
Anyone who’s lived near a dollar store during college is probably well aware of the boxed movie candy trick. After all, no one wants to pay $5 for a box of candy they can get for $1, right? So, why not hit the dollar store and stock up on all different kinds of treats before the show?
Just make sure you bring a big enough bag to sneak them in with you! And, even if you’re not going to the movies and you just have a sweet tooth, go easy on your wallet and head here before you go to the convenience store.