15 Secrets Dollar Store Shoppers Need to Know

Dollar stores seem immune to changing consumer interests. The discount chains continue to attract customers who want to save money on necessities. Whether you visit Dollar Tree, Dollar General, or a competitor, check out these tips before shopping. One little-known coupon will make a huge difference in the money you save (page 9).

1. Not all dollar stores are the same

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There are a few major differences between Dollar Tree and Dollar General stores. But beyond that, even certain Dollar Tree locations can have extremely different merchandise. The product selection at the dollar store near your house might pale in comparison to the larger location on the other side of town. It’s worth checking out several locations while shopping to find the best one.

Next: Most people don’t realize this convenient thing about dollar stores.

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