If you go to Smiths for your groceries one week and Macey’s the next, you may see prices vary slightly. But overall they’ll be fairly similar. You may go to Chevron one week to fill your car with gas and Conoco the next and the cost per gallon might differ a few cents, but will be fairly parallel. I think this is pretty standard across the board – identical items are priced almost identically no matter where you buy them.
Well I’m going to let you in on a secret that will change your life. If you go to the Dollar Store, this is NOT the case. Items are only a dollar compared to their outrageously priced twin sold at another store!
No, I do not shop at the Dollar Store for everything. But there are several items that I will never buy at other stores because their prices are such a rip-off.
1. Wrapping Paper: We have all bought wrapping paper and know how expensive it is! You spend $4-5 on a skimpy roll that will wrap only three gifts. And if you want something with more than a yard of paper on the roll, you end up forking over close to $10!
2. Greeting Cards: If you go to Hallmark, Walmart, the grocery store, or anywhere else that sells greeting cards, you better plan on spending anywhere from $3-6. The Dollar Store? Every single card is 2 for $1.
3. Ribbon: They sell those big spools of curling ribbon for $1, and also wired holiday ribbon for $1; both very good deals.
There are more great deals at the dollar store, but in my opinion these are three of the best and among the purchases that I make most frequently.
So next time you have a baby shower, wedding or birthday party to attend, spend your money on the gift; not the wrapping. Go to the Dollar Store and be amazed by their outrageously low prices.