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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BUY THIS: Seasonal Stuff

Stocking stuffers and home decorations will cost you 30 to 70 percent less at dollar stores than at party supply or drug stores, says Woroch. One of the best ways to save on quality items is to shop at the end of a season (all stores will discount Halloween décor and candy after Halloween is over), says Novickis. But since most people don’t plan their holidays quite that far in advance, the dollar store is a great place to save money on these items year-round.

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