7 Great Dollar Store Finds ...


During my first year of college, I learned what the power of a cheap thrill means when I discovered my favorite dollar store finds. I didn't grow up with money, so I learned at a young age how to bargain shop without sacrificing style, quality or time. One of my favorite places to find everyday products or cute seasonal items was the dollar store. I knew where every single store was in my area and often visited each of them to find the latest and greatest items for less. Here are my top 7 dollar store finds to help you save money, plus no one will ever know or care that you only paid a few dollars or less for these great items.

1. Spices

I love basic cooking spices to season yogurts, smoothies, salads, etc., and spices happen to be one of my top dollar store finds. They taste just as great as the regular spices you buy at the supermarket, are the same size, and you can usually get 2 for $1. My favorites are simple spices like black pepper, cinnamon, oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes and ginger to spice up eggs, fish dishes, smoothies, salads, and whatever else you want to use them for. I actually prefer the cinnamon at the dollar store to other brands too. Something about it just tastes better. Who knew!

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