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.
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?
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.
Birthday and Holiday Cards
There’s always some holiday or birthday right around the corner, and you could easily spend $5 or $6 for each greeting card from your average store.
Dollar Tree sells a pretty great collection of cards – even of the Hallmark variety! Next time there’s a special occasion coming up, you don’t need to break the bank to show them you care. Simply stop by and pick up a card for less than $1!
Journals and Notebooks
If you’ve got a kid or grandkid that’s about to head back to school, or if you’re the type of person who likes to doodle and/or make lists, etc., you probably need at least one notebook lying around the house at all times. Lucky for you, the dollar store sells them in all shapes and sizes for just $1!
You’ll find spiral-bounds, mini, composition, and inspirational/PVC-covered journals.