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Dollar Tree Now Open At Sprayberry Square
We have a new neighbor in our Shopping Center. Welcome, Dollar Tree! The store has a great selection, is well organized and very easy to shop. We came across this great article on Kiplinger.com and thought you might find it helpful.
Kiplinger went shopping to find out what the best deals are at the dollar store:
Everything from party invitations to decorations to balloons are worth buying at the dollar store. For instance, foil balloons easily run from $3 to $8 at party-supply stores, gift shops and supermarkets. But you can get them for $1 each - helium included - at the dollar store. Goodie bags, party favors and color-coordinated paper plates, napkins, cups and plastic cutlery are also a good buy.
According to the Good Housekeeping Institute, the cleaners you buy at the dollar store work just fine. You probably won't find many name brands, but the ingredients are similar - though perhaps more diluted. For everyday cleaning, they should do the trick. (For tougher cleaning jobs, you may have to spring for something more heavy-duty.) You can also get a good deal on rubber gloves, sponges, and scrub brushes.
Greeting cards are nice, but are they really worth $4? It's the thought or sentiment that counts, not what you spend. Dollar store cards are good-quality, too, so the recipient won't even guess that you scrimped.
Whether you need to stuff Easter baskets or Valentine's Day boxes, or you simply want to deck the halls for your favorite holiday, you might save a few bucks at the dollar store. Seasonal paper plates and napkins are also a good deal - Kiplinger found packs of 20 for $1. On decorations, bargains can be hit-or-miss and subject to opinion.
Gift Wrapping Supplies
You can get a 20-foot roll of gift wrap at the dollar store for a buck, while you'll pay at least three times that at big-box and party-supply stores. Gift bags cost up to $5 at other stores, depending on size. But at the dollar store, all sizes are $1. Kiplinger also found huge savings on tissue paper, up to 75% off prices elsewhere. And don't forget the Scotch tape!
Spoons, spatulas, cheese graters, ice cream scoops and more can be found at the dollar store for 50% to 90% off the prices at Target and Walmart. Wine glasses, dining plates and flatware are also available. Almost anything is a good buy in the kitchen department, with the exception of knives, which may be flimsy or dull.
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