Most people think a dollar store is a dollar store. But there is The Dollar Store, Everything for 99 cents Store, The Dollar Tree and Dollar General.
All of these stores carry different things and it is worth looking into all of them, if there is more than one in your area.
One very important thing to remember is that Dollar General is not a true dollar store. Not in the sense that all things sold are one dollar or less. Dollar General sells it’s item at a good price and the prices are in dollar increments: $1, $2, $5, amounts like that.
And contrary to what many people think, you can find American made products in these stores. Most people think of “made in China” or “made in Taiwan” and that may be the case for many things but, that is not true of all things. I have gotten American made candles at Dollar Tree just a few months ago.
You can get so many different things at these stores. You can buy cleaning supplies, cake mixes, candy, well made glasses, bubble bath, and many more things.
If money is tight near birthdays or Christmas these stores are definitely worth a look. You can get the presents and wrapping paper and feel good that you found something your loved one will like.
I can go in one of those stores and fill a great big sack and I will only spend $15.
Don’t ever look at dollar stores as just being full of junky, cheap things. Just think of it as an alternative to higher priced items sold elsewhere.