Six Money-Saving Dollar Store Deals

Author: Lauren Ross


The dollar store is definitely not known for its high-quality merchandise. However, there are some products that are worth buying here instead of at the supermarket. You can save a lot on your grocery bill by purchasing these items at a dollar store. Below are six dollar store deals that will put more cash back in your pocket that can go toward food, clothes, or rent!

1.Party Supplies

If you’re planning a party, then you’re going to need some decorations! The dollar store is a great place to buy colorful tablecloths, plastic or paper plates, balloons and streamers. The quality won’t last as long as others, but party supplies aren’t meant to last forever. So when you figure out your party theme, head on over to the dollar store for plenty of party favors and supplies.

2. Picture Frames

Having pictures framed around the apartment is an excellent way to add a touch of personalization to the home. Frames at the dollar store are, of course, low-cost, but they are attractive, too – so it’s totally worth it! If you’re feeling a little on the creative side, use glitter, jewels, and spray paint to style them how you see fit.

3. Seasonal Décor

No matter what season or holiday is around the corner, the dollar store makes the perfect place to find everything seasonal for your apartment. Decorate your space with a unique wreath or create a dazzling centerpiece for your table with décor from the dollar store.

4. Cleaning Supplies

The generics at the dollar store are made up of essentially the same ingredients as premium brands, so there is no need to pay more at the grocery store. You probably won’t find many “green” brands on the shelf, but you can find national brands at a lower price.

5. Hair Accessories

If you’re like me, you lose a lot of bobby pins and hair ties. Bobby pins, hair ties, and clips are worth picking up at the dollar store because they’re inexpensive. Other items to consider purchasing here include combs, brushes, headbands, and barrettes.

6. Aluminum foil

Aluminum foil is typically priced per square foot, which can rack up your bill at the register with the more you purchase. Instead of purchasing the foil at the supermarket, buy it at the dollar store. The generic brand is comparable to national brands and priced less per square foot. Keep in mind that dollar store brands may not hold directly over an open flame; consider using heavy duty foil for grilling out.

It may seem more convenient to go to one store to pick up all your necessities for the apartment. But, you could also see huge savings just by picking up some of these items at the dollar store. What other items would you add to the list? Share them with us on Twitter or Facebook!