Everyone knows stores like the and offer deep discounts, but if you're not careful you could actually end up spending more per unit on certain items. These cleaning supplies, decorating picks, food items and more are the ones you're really going to want to buy to save some serious dough.
If you've ever had to pop in a drugstore when a headache strikes, you know those portable packs of ibuprofen are super expensive. At the Dollar Tree, you can get . Stock up on them ahead of time, then store them in your purse for when hit.
You get rid of the favors after a day or two anyway, so they're not worth spending more than a dollar on. Plus, at some dollar stores you can get twice as many balloons for half the price of other popular retailers.
If you're willing to sacrifice the name brands, you can save on these .
For just a buck each, you can stock up on like they have in pubs — and at a price like that, you won't have to worry if one gets broken during .
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If you find yourself always losing these , stock up so you'll never run out. Dollar Tree has a for you guessed it: $1.
One of insiders says she's found from popular authors like Nicholas Sparks and Janet Evanovich at her local .
The masterminds behind the popular blog say they've found Oroweat brand bread at for more than a third of what it costs at the .
Another find from : popular brands like and for just $1.
Frequent you're going to like this one: for the same price you'd pay at other popular retailers.
The says she gets her sheets for her favorite DIY projects from her local dollar store so she can transform them into other useful — like .
swears by buying the from her local dollar store. She claims a is over half the price and she barely notices a difference in quality.
are just $1 at dollar stores across the country. Just be sure to keep an eye out for small items if you have — they could be a .
These get dirty fast, so you can use for drying when the nicer towels are in the .
Dollar Tree has a selection of solid color in every color under the sun — perfect for these that might take a few tries to get right.
According to you can get 130 inches of this for a fifth of the cost at popular supply stores. Hey, every penny counts!
If you have kids in , you know how easy it is for them to blow through a pack when prepping for a big test. at . You can also stock up on 12 packs for just $6.
These aren't the best quality, but will offer a glow if the . offers this for a buck.
swears by these super-cheap shoes. They can be used for dorm showers, beach dwelling and more. Plus, she says her have lasted for years.
File under things that are surprisingly expensive: Similar that go for $10 or more at t stores can be found at dollar stores across the country.
For you next or barbecue, pack your side dish in one of these . You may have to double up on the dollar store variety, but even if you do, their pans still cost half as much as the name brand.
is known for its , which is nearly a 10th of what you'll pay when grabbing a card from in a pinch.
Introduce your kids to this iconic toy from . It'll get them away from their screens and may just become their new .
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According to bargain buyers, the has a huge selection with plates, streamers, napkins and more — all for a buck per pack.
If you're willing to ditch the name brand, you can get a pack of four of these for the price of one at
They may not be the most elegant options, but for (like for your ), dollar stores let you stock up for much less.
The says to skip the plastic , but for bins that don't need to be the dollar store is the way to go.
You'll find for much less than the seasonal aisle at other drugstores — and they're available all year round. Note: Because they are likely lesser quality, it's best to skip using these without a .
Foam boards — you know, the ones your child always needs last-minute for a — go for just $1 at , meaning you can get a whole year's worth (or more!) for less than $20.