Top 12 Secrets Dollar Stores Don’t Want You to Find Out

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The dollar store is a popular store that sells cheap products for a dollar or less. This means you can get plenty of discounts and save a lot of money by shopping in these places. Nevertheless, it is not always as great as it sounds. In fact, there are some secrets that dollar stores really want to keep secret from people like you eager to save money!

In this article, you will take a close look at many of these secrets that not many people are aware of. Take close attention because these secrets can end up saving a lot of money.

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Dollar stores do not always have cheaper products.

Dollar stores are known as the cheapest stores in the business. But this reputation is a bit misleading because only specific items are more affordable when compared to the competition. The truth is that some things have a better value if you buy them in a whole store or warehouse.

Brands like Costco, Walmart, and even Amazon are formidable competitors to dollar stores. So, if you can, compare prices before spending your money on these places.

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20 thoughts on “Top 12 Secrets Dollar Stores Don’t Want You to Find Out”

  1. A few things are worth shopping there. Greetings cards for one. Know packaging is a little less the normal size but for Those on low income food items are necessary for survival. Never buy tools for they are cheaply made.

  2. Just like anything, you get what you pay for, but like they said in the article “12 secrets Dollar Stores…” I agree that the cleaning products are very much worthwhile , I buy the “Awesome” cleaning products all the time and I have been very pleased with them I have also bought many other products, snacks and minor food products and have not been disappointed with my purchases. I did not know that you could use coupons at their stores, so that was new information for me, even though I don’t normaly use coupons anywhere and probably won’t start now it was good to know.

  3. Can you get daily and sunday news papers in sarasota florida for a dollar at the dollar store..hearld tribune. papers

  4. Some things in your article are true, some aren’t. I work at a DOLLAR GENERAL, we have name brand cosmetics, food, and cleaning products, as well as our versions. They are checks all the time for quality, out of dates, etc. But don’t things are cheaper elsewhere, as you’ve stated, look for deals on the app, look for deals weekly, just compare. Not so DOLLAR stores are the same. DOLLAR GENERAL isn’t the same as Family DOLLAR or Dollar Tree, those two are owned by the same parent company, we’re independent of them. Thank you

  5. Vickie Patterson

    Actually, Dollar Tree is getting name brand makeup! They are also getting name brand cereal and baking mixes. Good quality products and good quantities for $1.25. And they have Cool Whip, an 8 oz carton that is around $2 at the grocery stores but sells for a mere $1.25 at Dollar Tree. This store is constantly getting in these hidden gems! The key is to search for things around the store. They constantly receive unique items and gadgets you won’t find anywhere else.

  6. I like the dollar stores.The Dollar Tree
    has beautiful artificial flowers especially for the price, compared to the craft stores. I use them in flower arrangements & in wreaths on holidays.
    As far as the &.99 cent is concerned I like their household cleaning products & their produce. I’m a single don’t need large quantities & don’t have storage for a lot.
    Sure I still shop at the grocery chains once a month. Thanks for asking for my input.

  7. I do not have a problem shopping at dollar tree ! The prices r reasonable for me compared to other stores , Please don’t bash Dollar Tree ok for people who r poor I love dollar tree.bye happy new year

  8. Effective Presenter

    We love a clean house, ammonia, bleach, Swiffer, a powerful vacuum cleaner, etc, and we love snacks, lots of snacks, and candy, lots of candy, and so we love a good Dollar Tree or Dollar Store.

    Y’all do save money, “small amounts of money add up $$$”


  9. I love the Dollar Tree! I had a 25 year career in teaching and it was a life saver! Also, they are not always located in low income areas. They now occupy a space that was a Pier 1 in a rather affluent area.

  10. The Dollar Tree stores offer fabulous bargains throughout their businesses. I disagree with the above statement. Savings are abundant and there are far too many items to mention. I suggest you take a second look. I don’t necessarily “need” to save on purchases but I really like to find great buys. Before you ask, I am not a competitor.

  11. We just take the grandkids and let them pick whatever they want with a frugal budget. They feel like kings and queens spending their allowed amount and making the decisions themselves. Everybody is happy and a simple game or an item they really wanted makes their day and mine too. So much fun and for a dollar who cares if the value isnt perfect.. Weve walked out with something that broke easily but its ok. we can go again and we also bought more than one thing so all is good. Love that store. We have so much fun picking things out and talking about what we like and dont like. Id do it everyday of the week if we could. You know love those kiids.

  12. Lots of prices are higher , gas prices higher, Illegal Aliens are flooding our nation thanks to many politicians! !

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