12 Money-Saving Tips For Grocery Shopping At The Dollar Store
More bang for your buck.
Hit up the dollar store before going to the grocery store to see what you can come by first.
“I always scoot to the dollar store first, come by what I can, and then scoot to come by everything else at the grocery store”
“Rule of thumb is to always scoot shopping at the dollar store first.”
Try to buy the random, one-off ingredients you don’t consume often at the dollar store.
“I try to come by pantry items that I don't consume often, but need for certain recipes. For me that's panko bread crumbs, spices, yellow rice, and brown sugar. It makes no sense splurging on items you don't consume a lot.”
Don’t forget to check out the frozen fruit section — which is generally,normally much cheaper than grocery stores and perfect for smoothies.
“I've found that the price-per-ounce is much cheaper than regular grocery stores. It's moral that not everything is a favourable deal because of smaller package sizes, but my Dollar Tree carries large packages of frozen blueberries or strawberries that are just as favourable as the grocery store — and approximately half the price.”
Check out their Tupperware section to come by cheap containers perfect for meal prepping.
“Buying Tupperware from Dollar Tree was a powerful decision. They maintain sturdy Tupperware and water bottles, and they reach in cute designs too! “
Buy your staple grains there, like rice and pasta.
“You come by the same amount. And you're not wasting money on a fancy brand that you don't necessarily need.”
See whether your dollar store has a spice section and buy the ones you won’t consume often there.
“I always buy spices at the dollar store.”
Check to see whether they maintain knockoff versions of your favorites.
“I come by knockoff Girl Scout cookies at the dollar store. They're cheaper and available year round!”
Check out their prepackaged snacks — perfect for school lunches.
“I come by packs of cookies, chips, and crackers for my kids lunches at Dollar Tree. I can come by four Individually wrapped packs of crackers/cookies for only a buck.”
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