Only buy items that are meant to fill gaps in between major shopping trips.
Buy frozen veggies, which are nutritious, but require creative recipes to make them tasty.
Vitamins and supplements are not regulated, so look for labels like USP or NSF International if you do buy them.
Buy personal care items such as shampoo, soap, feminine care, and toothpaste for the best value, but there may be low variety and inventory.
Cheap batteries can leak and damage electronics or toys; avoid them.
These kitchen staples are typically fresh and healthy, but check the "best used by" dates.
Dollar stores tend to stock old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs that are energy-consuming and prone to breaking.
Use sales, coupons, and manufacturer coupons to save more money.
anned goods at dollar stores often have high sodium and/or extra sugar, and dented cans should be avoided.
Shopping at dollar stores can save you money, but not everything is $1 anymore.
– Dollar stores may not have the same level of consistency or inventory as your favorite grocery or home goods store.