Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

Today's Thrifty Thursday is dedicated to dollar stores ~ Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc.  These stores have treasures just waiting to be discovered.

Here are a few that I have uncovered ~

Glass hurricanes = $1.00 each on clearance
Wood pumpkins = $1.00 each
Gingerbread scented votives = $1.00
Battery-operated string of 10 white lights = $1.00
Battery-operated taper candle = $1.00
Salt box house plates = $2.50 each on clearance
Battery-operated small pillar candle = $1.50 on clearance
Battery-operated large pillar candle = $2.50 on clearance

The taper candles can easily be spray painted ~ check back tomorrow to see a few that I have primmed up.

It's amazing that even these stores will clearance out merchandise.  I couldn't believe my luck when I came across the hurricanes and battery-operated pillar candles at 50%  ~ I must admit that I bought all the cream colored ones they had left! 

I have purchased many, many items from dollar stores and have never had a problem.  Baby clothes, baby items, adult clothes, shoes, school supplies, food, cosmetics ~ the list goes on and on.  One of my favorite thrifty items is their greeting cards.  They only cost $.50 a piece!

If you have a dollar store near, I would advise you to check it out!  Open your mind to the possibilities that await in each aisle!


  1. I started buying my cards there, awhile back,
    sure beats the $3-$4 at other stores! I have
    the saltbox house plate, on the right, but I
    paid $5 for it, so you got a great deal on it. Thanks for sharing.

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. I have/had both of those plates...but like Karen I paid $5 each for them! UGH!
    Unfortunately they have been knocked off their holders and shattered...I wonder if my local dollar general has any left...and better yet, on clearance!