Many people will tell you that one of the best places to shop for seasonal items, kitchen and party supplies is at your local dollar store. Their stores carry great products and best of all, each one will only cost you a dollar (some are even less).
A lot of their products have great reviews and can be found in big box stores for twice as much! Crowds of people are recognizing the value of the dollar store, as they have seen an increase in sales in the last few years, which allows them to increase product and get better brands.
Nationally known for being the biggest dollar store chain, Dollar Tree is one of the favorites and with over 4,000 locations, you are sure to have one in your area. Whether you are a new or frequent dollar store shopper, here are 5 ways to help you save:
1. Know your prices.
Dollar Tree has some spectacular finds, but some items can be a bust. Knowing the price of what things should cost will help you when shopping at Dollar Tree. For example, Dollar Tree carries items like pool noodles, non brand name crayons, Campbells condensed soups, and other products. While you might feel like $1 is a good price, consider that you can purchase Crayola crayons for $.54 and Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup for $.98 at Wal-Mart.
While those deals might not be the best at Dollar Tree, other deals are. Party, teaching and craft supplies are a huge score at Dollar Tree. You can also grab 2 decks of playing cards for $1, while at Target they are about $5. Do not forget to count quality into the picture as well. The pool noodles at Dollar Tree are only $1, but they have a hard time keeping my 2 year old afloat. I might consider them for a craft project, but for a pool toy, I'd rather pay $1.88 at Wal-Mart.
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