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.