The Complete Guide To Saving Money at Dollar Stores

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For shoppers looking to make major savings and get everything they need in one trip, dollar stores have got you covered. While these stores offer shoppers great deals on everything from party supplies to baby clothes, it’s important to be aware of what items offer the best deals and how to score the most savings.

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For starters, shoppers will often find that that “dollar store” label can be misleading, and in fact, some items cost even more than competitive retail stores. In order to shop smart and take advantage of the many deals offered within these stores while avoiding the less budget-friendly items, check out these GOBankingRates articles for some incredible budget-cutting hacks on shopping at dollar stores.

The Best and Worst Deals at Dollar Stores

Make sure you know what items to prioritize buying at dollar stores as well as what items aren’t going to get you the best bang for your buck.

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Should You Be Buying These Items at Dollar Stores?

Whether you prefer buying everything at dollar stores or only popping in for a few items, it is important to be aware of what household and grocery items to buy at these stores — and when you can find a better deal elsewhere.

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How To Make Major Savings at Dollar Stores

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to shopping at dollar stores, here are some great resources from experts on how to be economical when shopping at these stores.

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Secret Hacks You Might Not Know About Shopping at Dollar Stores

You may not know that dollar stores sell name-brand items for less. It’s beneficial to know what popular brands you can find at dollar stores and other secret shopping hacks to take advantage of.

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For more resources on how to shop at dollar stores, here’s a look at some of our most popular dollar store content and extra tips on how to shop:

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Maddie Duley is a content intern for ConsumerTrack writing about finances for GOBankingRates. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in communication and design from the University of California Davis.
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