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Are You Overpaying at the Dollar Store?
Don't get tricked by supposed dollar store deals. Is it really a bargain if you're just paying a buck? Always comparison shop to make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck. Big savings can be had on many items at regular stores, especially with coupons.
Beauty and healthcare products are an equally bad deal, says Stephanie Nelson, the founder of CouponMom.com. "I would never pay $1 for toothpaste," she says. "You can get it for free at the drugstore with coupons." Vitamins, razors and shampoo are other items easily snapped up free. There may also be quality concerns with such dollar store items, which may have been manufactured abroad or purchased from overstock lots that were stored improperly, she says.
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