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Old 02-16-2010, 01:07 PM   #21
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hey, I buy all my toothpaste at the dollar store...
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:39 PM   #22
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Pre-holiday stuff (post-holiday we buy at 75% off at walmart for the following year)

seasonal things like pool toys/beach toys

kid's toys - you can get a whole bunch for not a lot - I went xmas shopping here for our kids since our cash flow was a little low due to my salary reduction. They loved the $1 toys at least as much as the ones that cost 5-20x as much.

stocking stuffer type things

didn't get them, but holiday mug gift sets with mug, card, and candy were $1 and looked really nice.

books and puzzles can be a good deal, but we have bought low quality puzzles that are warped and end up in the trash quickly.
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the best thing we've found at 99cents stores and the like are reading glasses.
Yea, I forgot about those, have them all around the house, car, garage. Cheap & effective though not so stylish.
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I bought some incense from the $1 store last week called "Amber." Smells really nice, and I forgot about it until someone just walked in and remarked how good the house smelled. Some nice things can be found for a buck if you look.
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I second the idea of getting stocking stuffers at the dollar store. I've found good deals on things like glow sticks, gift bags and candy. For candy I only buy the kind that has clearly marked expiration dates that haven't yet passed.
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I bought some incense from the $1 store last week called "Amber." Smells really nice, and I forgot about it until someone just walked in and remarked how good the house smelled. Some nice things can be found for a buck if you look.
I use those cheap incense sticks to find house air leaks around windows, doors and outlets.
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