50 Things You Should Always Buy at the Dollar Store

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Lindsey Murray10/26/2017

Slide 1 of 51: pEveryone knows stores like the a href=Dollar Tree and Dollar General offer deep discounts, but if you're not careful you could actually end up spending more per unit on certain items. These cleaning supplies, decorating picks, food items and more are the ones you're really going to want to buy to save some serious dough. " data-src="{"default":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5mf9.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=979&y=437"}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Everyone knows stores like the Dollar Tree and Dollar General offer deep discounts, but if you're no... - Getty" /> Slide 2 of 51: pIf you've ever had to pop in a drugstore when a headache strikes, you know those portable packs of ibuprofen are super expensive. At the Dollar Tree, you can get a href=three 2-count packs for just $1. Stock up on them ahead of time, then store them in your purse for when emergencies hit. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5wjE.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="If you've ever had to pop in a drugstore when a headache strikes, you know those portable packs of i... - Getty" /> Slide 3 of 51: pYou get rid of the a href=party favors after a day or two anyway, so they're not worth spending more than a dollar on. Plus, at some dollar stores you can get twice as many balloons for half the price of other popular retailers." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5oHu.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="You get rid of the party favors after a day or two anyway, so they're not worth spending more than a... - Getty" /> Slide 4 of 51: pIf you're willing to sacrifice the name brands, you can save a href=up to 50% on these first-aid essentials." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5Bdo.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="If you're willing to sacrifice the name brands, you can save up to 50% on these first-aid essentials... - Getty" /> Slide 5 of 51: pFor just a buck each, you can stock up on a href=pint glasses like they have in pubs - and at a price like that, you won't have to worry if one gets broken during rowdier nights." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5mfd.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="For just a buck each, you can stock up on pint glasses like they have in pubs - and at a price like ... - Getty" /> Slide 6 of 51: pBlogger a href=Bargain Babe swears by getting puzzles and board games for her kids at the dollar store. They're cheap and she can often times find licensed products like Disney. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5wjP.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Blogger Bargain Babe swears by getting puzzles and board games for her kids at the dollar store. The... - Getty" /> Slide 7 of 51: pIf you find yourself always losing these a href=tiny hair accessories, stock up so you'll never run out. Dollar Tree has a 72-pack for you guessed it: $1. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5wjQ.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="If you find yourself always losing these tiny hair accessories, stock up so you'll never run out. Do... - Getty" /> Slide 8 of 51: pOne of a href=bargain website Hip2Save's insiders says she's found books from popular authors like Nicholas Sparks and Janet Evanovich at her local Dollar Tree." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5mfi.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="One of bargain website Hip2Save's insiders says she's found books from popular authors like Nicholas... - Getty" /> Slide 9 of 51: pThe masterminds behind the popular blog a href=Krazy Coupon Lady say they've found Oroweat brand bread at Dollar Tree for more than a third of what it costs at the grocery store. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k3m.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="The masterminds behind the popular blog Krazy Coupon Lady say they've found Oroweat brand bread at D... - Getty" /> Slide 10 of 51: pAnother find from a href=Krazy Coupon Lady: popular cleaning product brands like Tide and Clorox for just $1. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5tJS.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Another find from Krazy Coupon Lady: popular cleaning product brands like Tide and Clorox for just $... - Getty" /> Slide 11 of 51: pFrequent a href=coffee drinkers, you're going to like this one: Dollar Tree offers nearly twice as many coffee filters for the same price you'd pay at other popular retailers. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5tJX.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Frequent coffee drinkers, you're going to like this one: Dollar Tree offers nearly twice as many cof... - Getty" /> Slide 12 of 51: pThe a href=Crazy Craft Lady says she gets her cookie sheets for her favorite DIY projects from her local dollar store so she can transform them into other useful kitchen items - like this magnetic board." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k3s.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="The Crazy Craft Lady says she gets her cookie sheets for her favorite DIY projects from her local do... - Getty" /> Slide 13 of 51: pa href=Bargain Babe swears by buying the off-brand cotton swabs from her local dollar store. She claims a 170-count box is over half the price and she barely notices a difference in quality. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5yDq.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Bargain Babe swears by buying the off-brand cotton swabs from her local dollar store. She claims a 1... - Getty" /> Slide 14 of 51: p a href=Beads, feathers, stickers, foam shapes and more are just $1 at dollar stores across the country. Just be sure to keep an eye out for small items if you have little ones - they could be a choking hazard. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k3v.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Beads, feathers, stickers, foam shapes and more are just $1 at dollar stores across the country. Jus... - Getty" /> Slide 15 of 51: pThese a href=kitchen staples get dirty fast, so stock up on a few back ups you can use for drying when the nicer towels are in the washer." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5oHL.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="These kitchen staples get dirty fast, so stock up on a few back ups you can use for drying when the ... - Getty" /> Slide 16 of 51: pDollar Tree has a selection of solid color a href=mugs in every color under the sun - perfect for these adorable DIYs that might take a few tries to get right. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5wk4.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Dollar Tree has a selection of solid color mugs in every color under the sun - perfect for these ado... - Getty" /> Slide 17 of 51: pAccording to a href=Bargain Babe, you can get 130 inches of this tape for a fifth of the cost at popular supply stores. Hey, every penny counts! " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k3y.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="According to Bargain Babe, you can get 130 inches of this tape for a fifth of the cost at popular su... - Getty" /> Slide 18 of 51: pIf you have kids in a href=school, you know how easy it is for them to blow through a pack when prepping for a big test. One hundred cards are just 50 cents at Dollar General. You can also stock up on 12 packs for just $6. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5r9F.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="If you have kids in school, you know how easy it is for them to blow through a pack when prepping fo... - Getty" /> Slide 19 of 51: pThese aren't the best quality, but will offer a glow if the a href=power goes out. Dollar Tree offers this mini variety that comes with a keychain hook for a buck." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5r9H.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="These aren't the best quality, but will offer a glow if the power goes out. Dollar Tree offers this ... - Getty" /> Slide 20 of 51: pa href=The Simple Dollar swears by these super-cheap shoes. They can be used for college dorm showers, beach dwelling and more. Plus, she says her pair from Dollar Tree have lasted for years. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5yDz.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="The Simple Dollar swears by these super-cheap shoes. They can be used for college dorm showers, beac... - Getty" /> Slide 21 of 51: pFile under things that are surprisingly expensive: Similar a href=cotta pots that go for $10 or more at home improvement stores can be found at dollar stores across the country." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5r9M.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="File under things that are surprisingly expensive: Similar cotta pots that go for $10 or more at hom... - Getty" /> Slide 22 of 51: pFor you next a href=picnic or barbecue, pack your side dish in one of these disposable tins. You may have to double up on the dollar store variety, but even if you do, their pans still cost half as much as the name brand. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5r9Q.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="For you next picnic or barbecue, pack your side dish in one of these disposable tins. You may have t... - Getty" /> Slide 23 of 51: pa href=Dollar Tree is known for its 2-for-$1 cards, which is nearly a 10th of what you'll pay when grabbing a card from the drugstore in a pinch. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5wkX.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Dollar Tree is known for its 2-for-$1 cards, which is nearly a 10th of what you'll pay when grabbing... - Getty" /> Slide 24 of 51: pIntroduce your kids to this iconic toy from a href=your childhood. It'll get them away from their screens and may just become their new favorite toy. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k3M.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Introduce your kids to this iconic toy from your childhood. It'll get them away from their screens a... - Getty" /> Slide 25 of 51: pa href=The post office is notorious for jacking up the prices of their envelopes, stamps and more. Ditch their high prices for a 40-count pack from Dollar General for just one George Washington." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5oIe.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="The post office is notorious for jacking up the prices of their envelopes, stamps and more. Ditch th... - Getty" /> Slide 26 of 51: pAccording to a href=Hip2Save's bargain buyers, the Dollar Tree has a huge party selection with plates, streamers, napkins and more - all for a buck per pack." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5r9U.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="According to Hip2Save's bargain buyers, the Dollar Tree has a huge party selection with plates, stre... - Getty" /> Slide 27 of 51: pIf you're willing to ditch the name brand, you can get a pack of four of these a href=markers for the price of one at the Dollar Tree." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5oIi.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="If you're willing to ditch the name brand, you can get a pack of four of these markers for the price... - Getty" /> Slide 28 of 51: pThey may not be the most elegant options, but for a href=basic colored frames (like for your wall collage), dollar stores let you stock up for much less. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5tKy.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="They may not be the most elegant options, but for basic colored frames (like for your wall collage),... - Getty" /> Slide 29 of 51: pThe a href=Penny Hoarder says to skip the plastic food containers, but for bins that don't need to be air-sealed, the dollar store is the way to go." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5mgC.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="The Penny Hoarder says to skip the plastic food containers, but for bins that don't need to be air-s... - Getty" /> Slide 30 of 51: pYou'll find a href=pool floats and games for much less than the seasonal aisle at other drugstores - and they're available all year round. Note: Because they are likely lesser quality, it's best to skip using these without a backup floatation device. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5tKC.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="You'll find pool floats and games for much less than the seasonal aisle at other drugstores - and th... - Getty" /> Slide 31 of 51: pFoam boards - you know, the ones your child always needs last-minute for a a href=big project - go for just $1 at Dollar Tree, meaning you can get a whole year's worth (or more!) for less than $20. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k3Z.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Foam boards - you know, the ones your child always needs last-minute for a big project - go for just... - Getty" /> Slide 32 of 51: pWhen family planning, a href=at-home tests can get pricey. Dollar stores across the country offer more affordable options for those who are testing more often. One tip from the Good Housekeeping Institute: Make sure you follow the instructions closely and always confirm your pregnancy with a blood test from a doctor. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k42.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="When family planning, at-home tests can get pricey. Dollar stores across the country offer more affo... - Getty" /> Slide 33 of 51: pIf you're constantly misplacing a href=your glasses, get a back up or two. Fashion frames from the Dollar Tree go for just a buck. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k43.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="If you're constantly misplacing your glasses, get a back up or two. Fashion frames from the Dollar T... - Getty" /> Slide 34 of 51: pProtecting your hands from harsh a href=cleaning chemicals can cost up to 15 times more at popular retailers. Opt for the cheaper version, available at dollar stores across the country, instead. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5yE1.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Protecting your hands from harsh cleaning chemicals can cost up to 15 times more at popular retailer... - Getty" /> Slide 35 of 51: pThese a href=lunch essentials cost nearly a third less at dollar stores compared to other retailers. Plus, Dollar Tree is known to carry popular brands like Glad and Hefty. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5Bec.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="These lunch essentials cost nearly a third less at dollar stores compared to other retailers. Plus, ... - Getty" /> Slide 36 of 51: pFor a href=decorative items that will only be on display for a few months out of the year, it's not worth shelling out the big bucks. Instead, shop the Dollar Tree's discounted selection of wreaths, florals, garland and more. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5mgQ.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="For decorative items that will only be on display for a few months out of the year, it's not worth s... - Getty" /> Slide 37 of 51: pSo you'll always have a a href=matching pair, no matter how close to laundry day it gets." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5rac.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="So you'll always have a matching pair, no matter how close to laundry day it gets. - Getty" /> Slide 38 of 51: pFor what you're currently paying at the a href=grocery store, you could be getting two to three times as many spices at Dollar Tree." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5mgW.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="For what you're currently paying at the grocery store, you could be getting two to three times as ma... - Getty" /> Slide 39 of 51: pIf you follow a href=our recommendation for ditching your sponge every two to three weeks, you likely won't want to overspend on them. Dollar General offers a six-pack for just a buck, meaning you'll pay less than 13 cents a piece. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5k4h.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="If you follow our recommendation for ditching your sponge every two to three weeks, you likely won't... - Getty" /> Slide 40 of 51: pFor a href=notebooks and other paper products, you could be paying up to nine times the price at supply stores. Instead, opt for pads from the Dollar Tree. You'll save some cash and will barely notice a difference in quality. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5tKS.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="For notebooks and other paper products, you could be paying up to nine times the price at supply sto... - Getty" /> Slide 41 of 51: pa href=Teachers know that prepping for the school year can get expensive. Dollar General offers popular supplies like pencils, calculators and sticky notes in bulk so she can stock up for the whole class. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5raj.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=66&y=211"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Teachers know that prepping for the school year can get expensive. Dollar General offers popular sup... - Getty" /> Slide 42 of 51: pEven though you're getting less than when you buy at the a href=grocery store, Bargain Babe says the price per inch is still cheaper at her local dollar store." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5Beq.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Even though you're getting less than when you buy at the grocery store, Bargain Babe says the price ... - Getty" /> Slide 43 of 51: pFor a href=guests and after sicknesses, Dollar Tree offers name-brand brushes like Colgate for nearly a third of the price of others. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5tKW.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="For guests and after sicknesses, Dollar Tree offers name-brand brushes like Colgate for nearly a thi... - Getty" /> Slide 44 of 51: pa href=Dollar Tree offers bulk packaging of 48 rolls of assorted wrapping paper for $48, so you'll be set for the whole year. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5mh3.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Dollar Tree offers bulk packaging of 48 rolls of assorted wrapping paper for $48, so you'll be set f... - Getty" /> Slide 45 of 51: pInstead of paying top dollar for a new vases every time you get a a href=bouquet, opt for these cheaper options from Dollar Tree instead. They're simplistic in design, but the flowers are what people are looking at anyway. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5rao.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Instead of paying top dollar for a new vases every time you get a bouquet, opt for these cheaper opt... - Getty" /> Slide 46 of 51: pFor tie-dying and other a href=DIY projects, Dollar General offers a three-pack of Hanes crew neck t-shirts for a third less than competitors. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5tL5.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="For tie-dying and other DIY projects, Dollar General offers a three-pack of Hanes crew neck t-shirts... - Getty" /> Slide 47 of 51: pStock up on these a href=cleaning essentials for just $1 each at stores like Dollar Tree compared to paying up to $15 elsewhere. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5ras.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Stock up on these cleaning essentials for just $1 each at stores like Dollar Tree compared to paying... - Getty" /> Slide 48 of 51: pFor a href=weddings, baby showers and more, Dollar Tree offers DIY supplies - plus ideas- for just a buck each. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5tL7.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=627&y=934"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="For weddings, baby showers and more, Dollar Tree offers DIY supplies - plus ideas- for just a buck e... - Getty" /> Slide 49 of 51: pIf you're planning a a href=vacation, hit up the dollar store beforehand. Their cheap prices will save you more on buckets, shovels and more than the shops in beach towns. " data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5oIF.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="If you're planning a vacation, hit up the dollar store beforehand. Their cheap prices will save you ... - Getty" /> Slide 50 of 51: pEveryone knows to stock up before hitting up the a href=movie theater. But did you know dollar store prices are up to a third less that drugstores? So, you'll save even more before the show." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5oIH.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="Everyone knows to stock up before hitting up the movie theater. But did you know dollar store prices... - Getty" /> Slide 51 of 51: pWhen you pay $2 less than what you'd typically at the drugstore, you won't feel as bad when you miraculously lose all of your a href=hair ties." data-src="{"default":{"load":"wait","src":"//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAu5BeL.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f"}}" role="presentation" src="//static-entertainment-eus-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/sc/9b/e151e5.gif" title="When you pay $2 less than what you'd typically at the drugstore, you won't feel as bad when you mira... - Getty" />

Everyone knows stores like the Dollar Tree and Dollar General offer deep discounts, but if you're not careful you could actually end up spending more per unit on certain items. These cleaning supplies, decorating picks, food items and more are the ones you're really going to want to buy to save some serious dough.

Advil

If you've ever had to pop in a drugstore when a headache strikes, you know those portable packs of ibuprofen are super expensive. At the Dollar Tree, you can get three 2-count packs for just $1. Stock up on them ahead of time, then store them in your purse for when emergencies hit.

Balloons

You get rid of the party favors after a day or two anyway, so they're not worth spending more than a dollar on. Plus, at some dollar stores you can get twice as many balloons for half the price of other popular retailers.

Pint Glasses

For just a buck each, you can stock up on pint glasses like they have in pubs - and at a price like that, you won't have to worry if one gets broken during rowdier nights.

Puzzles and Board GamesBobby Pins

If you find yourself always losing these tiny hair accessories, stock up so you'll never run out. Dollar Tree has a 72-pack for you guessed it: $1.

Best-Selling BooksCleaning SuppliesCoffee FiltersCookie SheetsCotton SwabsArt SuppliesDish TowelsMugs

Dollar Tree has a selection of solid color mugs in every color under the sun - perfect for these adorable DIYs that might take a few tries to get right.

Double-Sided Tape

According to Bargain Babe, you can get 130 inches of this tape for a fifth of the cost at popular supply stores. Hey, every penny counts!

Index CardsFlashlightsFlip FlopsFlower Pots

File under things that are surprisingly expensive: Similar cotta pots that go for $10 or more at home improvement stores can be found at dollar stores across the country.

Disposable Baking Pans

For you next picnic or barbecue, pack your side dish in one of these disposable tins. You may have to double up on the dollar store variety, but even if you do, their pans still cost half as much as the name brand.

Greeting CardsHula Hoops

Introduce your kids to this iconic toy from your childhood. It'll get them away from their screens and may just become their new favorite toy.

Mailing SuppliesParty Supplies

According to Hip2Save's bargain buyers, the Dollar Tree has a huge party selection with plates, streamers, napkins and more - all for a buck per pack.

Permanent Markers

If you're willing to ditch the name brand, you can get a pack of four of these markers for the price of one at the Dollar Tree.

Picture FramesStorage ContainersPool Toys

You'll find pool floats and games for much less than the seasonal aisle at other drugstores - and they're available all year round. Note: Because they are likely lesser quality, it's best to skip using these without a backup floatation device.

Poster Board

Foam boards - you know, the ones your child always needs last-minute for a big project - go for just $1 at Dollar Tree, meaning you can get a whole year's worth (or more!) for less than $20.

Pregnancy Test

When family planning, at-home tests can get pricey. Dollar stores across the country offer more affordable options for those who are testing more often. One tip from the Good Housekeeping Institute: Make sure you follow the instructions closely and always confirm your pregnancy with a blood test from a doctor.

Rubber Cleaning Gloves

Protecting your hands from harsh cleaning chemicals can cost up to 15 times more at popular retailers. Opt for the cheaper version, available at dollar stores across the country, instead.

Sandwich BagsSeasonal DecorSpices

For what you're currently paying at the grocery store, you could be getting two to three times as many spices at Dollar Tree.

Stationary

For notebooks and other paper products, you could be paying up to nine times the price at supply stores. Instead, opt for pads from the Dollar Tree. You'll save some cash and will barely notice a difference in quality.

Teaching SuppliesAluminium FoilToothbrushesWrapping PaperWhite T-ShirtsBrooms and Dust PansDIY Party FavorsBeach Toys

If you're planning a vacation, hit up the dollar store beforehand. Their cheap prices will save you more on buckets, shovels and more than the shops in beach towns.

Candy

Everyone knows to stock up before hitting up the movie theater. But did you know dollar store prices are up to a third less that drugstores? So, you'll save even more before the show.

Hair Elastics

When you pay $2 less than what you'd typically at the drugstore, you won't feel as bad when you miraculously lose all of your hair ties.

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