Dollar Store Shopping

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Dollar Store Shopping
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 1:29pm

Who doesn’t love a great deal at the dollar store? It sounds promising -- but does it deliver? The answer is yes and no, say consumer savings experts. If you’re a savvy shopper and avoid shoddy merchandise or products that are still overpriced at a dollar, there are definitely deals to be had. 

A word of warning: not everything at every dollar store costs a dollar, says Andrea Woroch, a consumer savings expert at The Dollar Tree charges a dollar for every item but Dollar General offers pricier stuff, too. That’s where you need to be careful. Impulse buying could get you into trouble even at dollar stores, says consumer savings expert Regina Novickis. While the values may be terrific, it’s easy to get caught up in a shopping frenzy and leave with more than you need. “Just because it’s a dollar, doesn’t mean it’s a deal,” says Farnoosh Torabi, Yahoo! Finance contributor and host ofFinancially Fit. “If it’s not something you need or even want, forget about it. Come to the dollar store with a mission.” Read on to find out how to get the most for your buck.

Do you shop at the dollar store?  If so, what things do you feel are worth the money there?

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Registered: 03-24-2013
Sat, 07-13-2013 - 11:28pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dollar tree. The only real dollar store. Of course you have to be careful what you get there. I don't purchase cosmetics, toothpaste and stuff like that. But I will occasionally go in there to get office and school supplies like paper, pens, etc. and even unscented candles, you know, for ambiance. LOL.

2 real WAH companies that don't ask you for dime of your money.