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I recently had a nice moment when I was at CVS about to pay over $7 for bobby pins and hair elastics when I realized I could go to the $ store for them. I also got black wire hanging baskets with that coconut husk--no stupid design, very plain, I was excited! What do you get there? I need more ideas.
 

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pregnancy tests when I needed them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
big box of matches<br>
candle holders<br>
spoons, kitchen stuff for dd's little kitchen and for the sandbox
 

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in the 2 small towns closest to me all there is is a Dollar General. Most of the stuff isn't really that much cheaper- it is just convienient to go there... But what is cheaper is candles, pg tests, coloring books, stickers for the kids and a few other weird things.
 

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No comment, I don't have experience about it, how about other members.....<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Soap dishes, squeegee for shower, craft sticks, craft wire <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The only dollar store near me is the Dollar Tree - and I have bought pregnancy tests, mini coke glasses (perfect size for toddlers to drink water and milk out of), measuring cups/spoons, gift wrap/birthday cards, glycerin bar soap, and generic benadryl. I know there is more, and I haven't been in months - but I'm usually surprised by some of the stuff I find there for $1.
 

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picture frames, fake babylegs, child size hangers, birthday party supplies, x-mas wrapping paper, books (my $1 store gets a lot of books), bandaids....
 

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Candles, definitely (unscented). Wrapping paper for <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> kid's birthday parties, when I don't really care about the presentation of the gift that will be ripped apart immediately. Craft paper, scissors, notions to glue onto the crafts. I make our soap and when I can't get the plastic buckets free from the deli, I will buy a new bucket from the dollar store. If I need an aluminum pan to take a food gift to someone, I will buy it there. And then yes, hair bands for dd. Combs for dh to carry in his pocket.
 

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toothpaste<br>
shaving cream<br>
bubble bath<br>
hand soap<br>
kitchen utensils (some of those have lasted forever)<br>
coloring books<br>
wrapping paper, ribbon<br>
goody bag stuff for bdays<br>
seasonal decorations<br>
spray bottles<br><br>
And those same little Coke glasses drummer's wife got. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Mini hangers for baby clothes<br>
Plastic baskets for organizing<br>
Ikea-ripoff hanging mesh tubes for underwears and socks to go in the closet<br>
gift bags, tissue paper, wrapping paper, etc<br>
blank greeting cards<br>
Kitchen utensils<br>
tin foil<br>
books of crossword puzzles, word searches, etc.<br>
gum<br><br><br>
Our local dollar store is actually pretty awesome.
 

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bandaids, occasionally cosmetics (depending on how tight the budget is-- I try to get natural stuff whenever possible, but...), batteries, art supplies for the kiddo, sometimes scrub brushes, things like that.
 

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We have a Dollar Tree...<br><br>
I get pregnancy tests, coloring books, plastic bins (to store stuff and I also once made DS a water table out of a few plastic bins but I used the wrong glue & it fell apart before he could try it & I needed to put toys in the bins so I didn't get to reglue it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).... books, picture frames for gifts, calendars, I used to get body wash & toothpaste before I started making my own... OH and sun hats, flip flops, toys to decorate birthday cake, party supplies, dog toys... haha I think I could do all my shopping there!! But I am super careful not to buy something that would normally cost 50 cents elsewhere... just cause it's $1 doesn't mean it's a good deal OR that I need it (I have to keep telling myself that lol)
 

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I buy paper goods for parties, gift bags and seasonal decorations. I really dislike the dollar store and typically avoid it.
 

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I bought dish towels there last year and made gift bags/reusable grocery bags for gifts, I wrapped a wedding gift in them last week, cleaning cloths that I put on my swiffer so I don't have to buy disposable ones.....
 

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Definitely the pregnancy tests.
 

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ovulation and pregnancy tests, craft stuff, homeschooling supplies (Our dollar tree has an awesome educational supply section), shipping/packing supplies for my Etsy store, socks, cat toys, coloring books, stickers, flower seeds/planters, gardening tools, raisins/nuts/dried fruit, band-aids, nightlights, ear buds, holiday candy....<br><br>
I really like our Dollar Tree. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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books, craft stuff for the kids, certain cleaning supplies. I'll get some foods (our 99 cent only store has produce as well as a refrigerated and frozen section) and body stuff like sunscreen, but I try to stick with brand names so I know what I'm getting. I have gotten a few pregnancy tests there too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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