Dollar Store Deals -- What to Buy and What to Skip

A bottle of chili powder for a buck is a great buy. But a roll of paper towels? Not so much. Here's how to spot the real bargains (30 Photos)

Jennifer Steil on Jan 1, 2013 at 2:51PM

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Dollar Store Deals -- What to Buy and What to Skip

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