Give a mom an afternoon all to herself (plus baby) and what does she do? Why, she goes price shopping at Sam’s and Costco and does thrift store reviews, of course!
A few weeks ago I stopped into Dollar World on Fillmore, after hearing from a few readers that that had some great stuff, different that the “typical” dollar store. Here’s what I found…
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at what this store carried! I’m not an expert dollar store shopper, but I do stop into Dollar Tree from time to time, so that’s what I would tend to compare it to.
The food was typical dollar store – mostly off-brand, with a few name brands mixed in. I didn’t spot any amazing food deals, and you’ll want to be sure you know your prices so you don’t end up spending more than you would on sale at the grocery store.
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This store had a lot of stuff – everything from food items to flip flops to toys to kitchen goods and cleaning supplies. The usual dollar store stuff, but it seemed to be they had a lot of it!
I found these flip flops with characters like Curious Georgeand Strawberry Shortcake for just a buck! I didn’t buy anyway, but it sure beats getting up early to try to hit one of Old Navy’s $1 flip flop sale.
Shoelaces, anyone? I don’t exactly keep a running tally of shoelace prices, but $1 seemed pretty good.
I almost bought this vintage-looking syrup container (a dollar?!) but I resisted since I already have a real vintage one. This was a serious bargain in my opinion, though!
While overall I liked this store, there was one thing that was a little confusing: most items are $1.00, but some items are $1.50 or $1.75. When I asked the owner about it, he indicated that there was one main section that was more than $1.00, with a few other items scattered throughout the store.
So, basically, everything’s $1.00 if it’s not marked with a different price sticker, but you’ll need to watch for those other price stickers. There didn’t seem to be too many of them, but I did see a few scattered throughout the store so you’ll want to make sure you watch the price to make sure it’s what you thought it was.
Is this a “destination store” – worth driving out of the way to shop? I’d probably say no, the deals were not that much more above and beyond a Dollar Tree to warrant spending extra time and gas to get to this store. But if you live near it or are passing by, it might be worth a stop!
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