Shopping at the Dollar Store

Shopping at a dollar store can save you a lot of money.  However, you have to know how to shop.  Many items at the dollar store can be purchased for much less than you would pay elsewhere. But there are other items that are priced higher. You need to be familiar with the prices in the other stores to know for sure you are getting a good bargain.

You must also shop at the dollar store with blinders on.  Just go for the items you really need and skip the rest.  Many items might look tempting.  But if you buy because of temptation, you will end up spending more money than had you shopped somewhere else. All those dollars add up fast.

One of the benefits of shopping at a dollar store is that when you do find an item you think is a good bargain, chances are the store will always carry it.  Put it on your list of things that you should buy only at your dollar store.  Some dollar stores offer savings at more than 75% off.  When you find items like that, never buy them at any other store.

Another benefit of shopping at a dollar store is that you can find unusual items, especially for holidays. It’s a great place to shop when you need cute gifts for someone but don’t want to spend a lot of money. The dollar stores also carry greeting cards for much less than other stores. You can also buy everything you need for wrapping gifts.  A dollar store is a one stop gift store!

If you have children, you will save a bundle on certain school supplies. But be careful because there are always items tucked in there that are not a savings. Just be sure you know what the prices are elsewhere.

If your dollar store sells clothing, especially kids clothing, it’s always a good idea to check the racks. Most times the clothing is out of season and you can get awesome deals.  You can also get good deals on children’s costumes around Halloween.

The best way to benefit from shopping at your dollar store is to study their prices and shop with your head and not your heart. Write down prices and check them at other stores. Don’t buy in a hurry. The store will still be there tomorrow or next week!