The Dollar store is a great place to shop for the most value for your dollar. However, some items are worth buying while others are not. I have compiled a great list of What to Buy and What Not to Buy at the Dollar Store to help make your next shopping trip easier and worth your while.
Dollar Tree is one of my all time favorite places to shop on a weekly basis. Whether I’m looking for crafting supplies, household goods, holiday decorations, goodies for my kids or anything else. I just recently took a trip to my local Dollar Tree and took my time walking up and down every aisle to see what really was a great buy and what wasn’t. I was shocked to see so many name brand products, high quality glass items and more. Have you been to the Dollar Tree recently? I’d love to hear your favorite buys. You will definitely catch me at the Dollar Tree weekly buying plain mugs and plates for my newest Silhouette Projects!
Acne Free facial scrub and cleaners are definitely a DO buy! These products work fantastic and sell in other stores for upward of $6-$7! Stock up.
New Choice Pregnancy Test are a definite do!! They work just as well, if not better than other high end tests! So if you’re trying to conceive definitely stock up on these tests which are available at ALL Dollar Tree stores.
New Choice Ovulation Predictor – you won’t be disappointed with these tests they’re definitely worth the $1.00!
GoGo Squeez Apple Sauce are perfect for car rides and are a great snack for kids! These are a great buy at $1.00 plus go here to see how to grab them for free.
Yoohoo Chocolate Milk 6 packs are an excellent buy. I don’t know what it is but chocolate milk can be so expensive and my kids love them! So I like to keep my fridge stocked and this deal is fantastic.
JR. Dippers Crackers and Cheese and Pretzels are cheese are perfect for lunchboxes! They’re great for on the go and excellent for little hands!! My boys love these at at a $1.00 for a 5 pack you can’t go wrong.
Swiss Miss Chocolate Milk is a definite do.
Rip It Energy Drinks (tall cans) fantastic buy for $1.00 and they taste great! Other brands retail for at least $1.50.
Exteme Enegry Shots (big bottles) definite do!
14 Hours of Energy definite do for the size and price! These taste great and work even better!
Don’t Buy the kids cups, bottles, bowls and plates. They’re cheap and will break easily. Not safe to use with little ones.
Pass on the Q-Tips – They’re stiff and uncomfortable to use.
Storage Bags tear easily! Don’t waste your money.
Dish Towels are a Do if you’re looking for a simple decorative towel in your kitchen. Avoid the oven mitts, they’re only safe up to 300 degrees and you risk burning your hands while handling hot items.
Jergens Lotion is a do! Be on the lookout for coupons for Jergens, but even without $1.00 is a great price for such a big bottle of name brand lotion.
Crystal Light Energy 10 pack is a do! I’m currently doing the Nutri System plan and can have flavored waters so Crystal light is my go to fixings.
Halls Cough Drops with tons of flavors to choose from are a do buy! These are perfect for cold season.
Triaminic for $1.00? YES please! Plus go here to find out how to snag it for FREE! Even without coupons $1.00 is an excellent price for a name brand medicine we use in our home.
Sargento Cheese 3 oz is a 50/50! If you really need cheese it’s an okay price.
Extra Gum 4 pack is a definite DO! I normally pay $0.97 for 1 pack so 4 for $1.00 is amazing!!
Michelina’s Frozen Dinners for is a do.
Bar-S Franks for $1.00 is great, keep an eye out for coupons! Right now you can grab these for just $0.25!!!
LA’s Totally Awesome products work great and come in sprays and cream cleaners! Well worth the $1.
Air Wick 4 in 1 sprays are a do buy! Watch for coupons.
Sunbeam Light Bulb 2 packs Definitely DO buy!! This is a steal and these lightbulbs work AMAZING.
Don’t buy their brooms, they break way to easily!
Placemats – If you’re seeking decorative, light weight placemats these are a definite Buy!
Coasters – Do buy – Thick, sturdy and fantastic bold prints
Decorative glasses with stems DO buy! Heavy duty glasses that will last a long time. (Perfect for crafting projects, gifts and more)
Vinegar pour spouts are a DO! They’re decorative and adorable! They’ll look great on any counter top in the kitchen!
Luminessence candles with lids are a DO! Avoid other candles as they don’t smell great but these ones hold their scent!
Sunny D bottles (3 flavors) definite DO buy!!
Garlic Cloves DO BUY!!! I use garlic a lot in the home and one glove of garlic costs me upward of $2.50! For 1 dollar you will never run out of garlic gloves again and they hold their flavor!
Wrapping paper and party supplies are a definite buy! You can’t go wrong with the tissue paper, ribbons, bags and wrapping paper for just $1.00. (I stock up on the wrapping paper for my DIY projects around the house!)
Boys Party Supplies — YES! YES! Buy everything you need for your childs birthday party on a budget!! Plates, napkins, cups and party favors!
Decorative Vases – DO Buy! They’re gorgeous and the glass is excellent quality (choose from square or round edges)
Travel Size Products – Only buy if you have coupons to make them free or super cheap
Luna Bars and Clif Bars – DON’T buy! You can get them much cheaper at the grocery stores!
Pepsi, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper 20 oz at $1.00 is a DO buy if you’re wanting a drink for the road
Sally Hansen Salon Effects – Name brand nail stickers for $1.00 is a definite DO BUY! You can’t go wrong with this deal! Be on the lookout for name brand makeup at the Dollar Tree there are tons of steals to be had!
Hair Products for $1.00, YES! Headbands, brushes, barettes, rubber bands and more!
Reading Glasses – DO Buy! For $1.00 you’re getting a great pair of backup reading glasses that look fantastic!
Book Reading Light – DO Buy! What a steal!
Baby Girls Birthday Party Supplies is a DO buy!! Spoil that little girl and get her all the party favorites and party favors for just $1.00!
Birthday Cards, Anniversary Cards, Holiday Cards, Thank you cards and everything else is a definite DO BUY! 2 for $1.00! I will NEVER buy cards elsewhere again! They have all the cards you could ever want and need. No more paying $3.99 per card.
Store brand batteries– DO Buy! From what my readers are telling me they LAST a long time!! =) (Update: I’ve been using the store brand batteries for my kid’s toys and they definitely last)
Party Supplies – Paper Plates are thin but napkins and table cloths are great.
Plastic Baskets, multiple colors – are a DO buy whether you’re organizing a playroom, kids room or laundry room these baskets are great! Lots of size to choose from and they last, definite BUY!
Holiday Decoration is a BUY! Affordable things for holidays that can be thrown away when done, I’m sold.
Poster Board – Whether you’re working on a school project or craft project you can grab poster board for just $0.69, or 2 white boards for $1.00! Definite DO BUY!!
Large Kids Coloring Books – DO BUY! Great for gifts!
Picture Frames – Great for simple use like kids artwork! =) (I’m currently doing a Superhero themed bedroom for my son so I’m printing pictures and storing in these frames)
Decorative Cups are adorable and a must buy! I grab them for gifts and personalize them with my Silhouette Cameo.
Plastic Cups are great for kids
Sponges – Skip they don’t last at all
Kids Coloring/Activity Books – $1.00, what a steal! DO BUY!
Mugs and Plates are fantastic and great quality! I also personalize these with my Silhouette Cameo.
Shasta Drinks are a Definite DO BUY especially for parties! They’re big!
Arizona Green Tea Big Bottles is a DO buy!
Betty Crocker storage sets is a DO BUY! Watch for coupons
Purina Dog Chow Snacks is a DO BUY!
I hope you loved this list of DO and Don’t buys from the Dollar Tree!! I’ve been missing out I didn’t realize the Dollar Tree had so many amazing DEALS to be had!!!! Now what are you waiting for?Share this post with your friends than head over to your local Dollar Tree.
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