5 things you should buy at the dollar store FILE In this June 13, 2011 photo, a shopper enters the check out line at rayban website Costco in Mountain View, Calif. Buying larger sizes can also help; just be sure the bigger box of cereal, package of toilet paper or bag of dog food actually costs less per ounce or count, and don ever buy more than you can use before a product will go stale (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)NEW YORK, NY MAY 07: A person shops in Whole Foods Market in the Brooklyn borough on May 7, 2014 in New York City. Whole Foods Market, an upscale grocery store that sells many organic and gourmet foods, has reported disappointing sales and profit outlooks. Shares for the company have dropped as much as 22% today, its biggest decline in years. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)5 apps that will help you save money on groceries and more TORONTO Just like how buying certain items in bulk can save you money, buying specific items at your local dollar store can amount to big savings as well. But not everything is a deal, and some items are even more ray brand glasses expensive than elsewhere. Below are the five items you should buy to help stretch your dollar the furthest. Party suppliesYou will not find better deals on party supplies than you will at the dollar store. From balloons and streamers, to paper ray ban store plates and red cups, if you are planning a party, this is the place to get your goods. Shopping for party supplies at adollar store is especially great for kids parties as you can build excellent comprar ray ban goodybags out of the wide range of items the stores sell. MORE: Our Smart Money project Office suppliesEven when compared to giant discount chain Walmart, mostdollar stores win when it comes to the price of office supplies. A good example is acan of compressed air. At Walmart the price is $8.95, but that same size can at the Dollarama in my neighbourhoodis only $3. Binders and binder inserts, pens, pencils, crayons, notepads, clipboards all better priced atmostdollar stores. Kitchen itemsYou won't be able to get everything for your kitchen at the dollar store, but for items like sponges, can openers, strainers, storage jars, glassware and cutlery, hands down picking these up at adollar store is cheaper than a big box store. Some unique items, such as mini spice jars, also make great gifts. Junk foodNo, you shouldn buying junk food, but if you want to treat yourself or need it (for a party or movie night), the deals on chocolate bars and candy at adollar store are amazing. You can especially save around the holidays and Valentine's Day as most stores stock up during these times and even offer special sales. Just make sure you check the expiry date on some items if you plan to purchasea large amount at once. Greeting cardsThe best deal on greeting cards is making your own. But sometimes pardon the pun that's not in the cards. If you must purchase one, check adollar store before venturing to a pricier card shop or big box store.
You'll still end up paying a few dollars, but it won't be as bad as the $6+ price tag some other places charge. Some items to avoid when dollar store shopping include electronics, light bulbs,toiletries and toys. Infographic credit: Janet Cordahi, Global News SOUND OFF:What items doyou find are the best to buy at a dollar store and what do you avoid? Share your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook page.
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