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10 Dollar Store Items That Are Better Than Many Name Brands

Dollar stores offer a wide variety of items at affordable prices. A user took it to the forum, and asked “Are dollar stores frugal?”. Here are the top responses. 

GREETING CARDS

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“The absolute BEST deal at Dollar Tree is the greeting cards. If you need a birthday card, valentine’s day card, etc., THAT day, you’ll save several dollars over the ungodly expensive cards at other retailers. 

I refuse to spend five dollars on a folded piece of printed cardstock.”, said one user.

CLEANING SUPPLIES 

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“I love the Dollar Tree! I get all of my cleaning supplies from there. The dollar tree store brand magic erasers come two in a pack and work just as well, if not better than the Magic Erasers that are like $4.29 for two.”, said one user.

CANDY

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“You can get great deals for candy too.”, said one user.

WHISKEY COFFEE

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“This past Christmas I got my husband some Jack Daniel’s whiskey coffee there and the same stuff went for like $15 on Amazon. I can’t say enough good things about the dollar tree.”, said one user.

CHAMPAGNE GLASSES

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“My wife and I spent 100$ buying 100 champagne glasses for our wedding and let the guests take them home. Few other friends love buying bulk things for large events.”, said one user.

COTTON PADS

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“For some things it absolutely makes sense. The cotton pads I use to take my makeup off cost $6.99 per pack at the drugstore, but only cost $1.99 at the dollar store next door, so the same number of pads in a pack.”, said one user. 

NAIL POLISH REMOVER

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“Nail polish remover is about $2.50 cheaper at the dollar store.”, said one user.

ZIPLOCK BAGS

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“Ziplock bags are way cheaper in dollar stores.”, said one user.

ALUMINUM FOILS

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“Aluminum foil is WAY cheaper – yes it’s a bit thinner and bad quality, but it does the job just fine for my purposes.”, said one user.

‘TRAVEL SIZE’ OR ‘SINGLE PERSON’ ITEMS

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“Dollar stores are usually the best value if you need “travel size’ or “single person” amounts of items. I was able to find Tide, bleach, soap and other products for camping/road trips at a good price without having to find suitable packaging. 

They are more expensive than the Costco bottles, but way less than paying $4.00 for one packet at a laundromat far from home.”, said one user.

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