The Dollar Tree Store can be your friend if you give her a try. There are many such stores but only one by this name.
The first time, as for any new adventure, you will go as a “scout.” Take your current grocery list so you can see if anything you need is on the list.
Look around. Stand at the front of the store and sight down the aisles. There will be canned and packaged foods, and some good values here. Candies and cookies, plastic containers, dishware, beauty, gift packages, kids toys, clothing. All for one dollar each.
Things like cleaning supplies, artificial florals, kitchen gadgets are generally found on the sides of the store and at the back.
Now you have the layout. Here’s how your adventure can begin. You’ll have fun and save money. Some items are standard but others come and go too quickly and might not be there the next time you come.
Current bargains at the Colville Dollar Tree are Campbells chicken or mushroom soup (but, sometimes Walmart can beats the $1.00 price and sell these for 75 cents), Bang, the Awesome spray, Jolly Rancher candy, packaged note cards, Forget-Me-Not greeting cards at 2 for $l.00.
A new item just out: metal wind chimes as butterflies, frogs, snails. Sprinners, too.
The comedian you just heard making jest of the Dollar Store can be on-target for ten percent of the items. If you want to venture further, try a dollar store in Canada. That’s whole other world to explore. Here there are items 2 for $1.00, for $1.25, $2 and $3. The more expensive would be the picture frames, the metal garden signs, the snap-on plastic food containers, the classical music CD’s.
A dollar store can be as friendly as a Costco. Be a savvy shopper. Don’t buy anything you don’t need, even those tempting cookies.