Laura’s Cheap Trick #24

To Dollar Store or Not To Dollar Store….

That is the question.  Many of them have gotten so much better at increasing the number of useful products and increasing their shelf appeal…but when actually put into action…many of these products fall apart after the first or second use.  So was that really worth the money spent if you are buying all over again?  I love to shop there for the items that have obvious typos on their product labels so you know you are getting a brand name product for cheap only due to a bad label.  Know your usage and manage your expectations.

Things I tend to stay away from in the dollar store…toothpaste and other beauty product lines…too much in the news about some of these products being contaminated.

Look for the loss leaders…items a store chooses to take a loss on to lure a customer in for the more expensive stuff…be wary of obvious items that cost far less then a dollar in other stores.


About laurascheaptricks

Laura is a mom entrepreneur who owns a successful television production company in the greater Washington DC area. As the daughter of a couple of WW2/victory garden parents she is a free - associative thinker and often explores new and more efficient ways to accomplish tasks and save money. "I come by naturally."
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