I haven’t been to a true Dollar Store in quite awhile. (I have been to Family Dollar, which is not truly a $1 store). I’ve heard good & bad things about them since couponing. I’ve heard “the quality is terrible” or “you can get better deals elsewhere with coupons” – to “I ONLY shop at the Dollar Tree – they are awesome”. I made my way into the Dollar Tree yesterday with the sole purpose to find more baskets for my home. I am adamant about getting my house organized and in order in 2012. I heard the Dollar Stores have some awesome baskets – so off I went!
I did not find a single basket that would work. Only tiny, unstable baskets. However, I found the kids all of their boxed Valentines – ONLY $1 each. And they were the NICE ones you see at the drug stores for $2.99 – $3.99! I grabbed a 38ct box of Tinkerbell (with tattoos!), 30 ct NBA set of cards, and a box of Jonas Brothers Cards-and it came with a poster of the group-my daughter is in heaven. $1 each! Then I picked up Valentine Greeting Cards for grandparents for ONLY .50 each – and there was quite a selection. Between those, and the FREE cards I have posted, I will be spending less than $10 this Valentine’s Day for 4 children.
As I ventured through the store I found a full freezer section – and they had STEAKS. Now, I am not sure how I feel about purchasing my meats/steaks at a Dollar Store. What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear your opinions on your local Dollar Tree or other Dollar Store. Do you shop there often? Do you purchase foods? Frozen Foods? MEATS?