You walk into a dollar store to pick up one item, and you come out with a lot more items than you intended to buy. Does this sound familiar? I’ll admit, I’ve done this before. It’s really easy to overbuy at these stores because the products are inexpensive. Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping at dollar stores:
- Remember that a dollar here and a dollar there adds up fast.
- Don’t believe that everything is a steal. Some items such as candy and snacks are more expensive per serving than what the supermarket offers.
- Make a list and stick to it. You don’t want to blow your monthly shopping budget in one trip.
- If the dollar store where you shop accepts coupons, use them to pick up items for free or inexpensively. And make sure to mark on your list which items you’ll be using with the coupons.
I’ve just listed a few tips. For additional tips, read the article, “How Dollar Stores Drain You Dry”, from Daily Worth. If you have additional tips, please feel free to share them with everyone.