15 Things You Shouldn’t Buy at a Dollar Store

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Medication and vitamins

While the price may be tempting, try to avoid buying medication or vitamins from dollar stores. Over-the-counter meds that you can buy from the dollar stores are most of the time expired.

“Instead, head to your local drug store and opt for the generic version to save money,” says Woroch.

The same goes for vitamins, you don’t know exactly what you’re getting in that bottle. Vitamins are very good for your health if taken correctly, but can make you sick is they’re expired, so avoid to buy them from places where you know they are being forgotten on the shelf.

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8 thoughts on “15 Things You Shouldn’t Buy at a Dollar Store”

  1. 9
    16

    You are correct on most of the items. I have bought batteries they are name brand but if used a lot will die in 24 hours. The cereal is only enough for 1 or 2 bowls of cereal, and the packages are getting smaller too.
    Some times or should I say once in a blue moon you can get a regular size small box of cereal.
    Vegetables in a regular store you can get your 1can a lot cheaper then dollar tree. I love the small pkgs of Cheetos that use to cost 2.00 in a store. The stores raised the price to 2.29 and reduced the pkg size. Dollar tree has a snack Cheetos which was a good deal for a 1.00 now that package has shrunk to 1/2 the size. Some candies the pkgs have shrunk as well. The glass dishes are an excellent buy. Be aware and look at your package and price check. You can get deals, but the quality isn’t there.

  2. 7
    4

    totally disagree..I make $11 Grand a Year. Extreme Poverty..Can’t afford to pay triple the price of things at regular store. Batteries are not good, tho..We can read, if something is expired WE DO NOT BUY IT. Sheesh..

  3. walter glassberg

    Expiration dates should be checked at all stores. Not everything at a 99 is cheaper, but some items are a lot cheaper. As the Supremes sang…’You gotta shop around’. in 20 years in Las Vegas, l saved a lot of $, mostly at the 99 cent plus store.

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