10 Ways To Save Money by Avoiding the Dollar Store!

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Comments • 793

  • jackdog1244
    jackdog1244 21 hour ago

    I once but some earbuds at the dollar store and pluged them in my phone to listen to some music and they barley worked

  • John Russell
    John Russell Day ago

    Bluetooth speakers

  • Bink
    Bink 8 days ago

    The Dollar Tree French vanilla coffee is really good! Just don't buy the k-pods...not a good deal.

  • Nyx773
    Nyx773 12 days ago +1

    Don't buy any food, cosmetics, or medicine made in China.
    Remember the lessons learned from the 2007 recall of pet food made with ingredients from China

  • Forzaguy125
    Forzaguy125 20 days ago

    I use the dollar store tempered glass screen protectors and They work fine

  • Aron Benner
    Aron Benner 21 day ago

    Honey should not have an ingredients list

  • Karleigh Richnavsky

    i suggest not buying feminine products at the dollar store.

  • Minecrafter 123
    Minecrafter 123 Month ago

    But if your on a budget and close to a dolor store you can buy stuff there.

  • The Yosh1529
    The Yosh1529 Month ago

    4:00 Apple phones

  • Madison Hughey
    Madison Hughey Month ago

    I completely agree about the dog food and cat food at somebody that works at PetSmart and reads the actual ingredients of the food it's better to spend the extra money on healthy foods then spend a lot of money at the vet fixing allergy issues and skin issues that can arise

  • SirTimmicus
    SirTimmicus Month ago

    So avoid dollar stores all together?

  • Lux0rd
    Lux0rd Month ago

    I feel like if you're buying a case at the dollar store you're going for look not strength

  • Only Anonymous
    Only Anonymous Month ago +2

    I disagree I think the 4 toilet paper rolls for a dollar are great. Also, second hand stores do not follow up with recalls for toys.

  • Genderless Goldfish

    *me watching this with my dollar tree headphones I've had for over a year* ...oh.... Great video though keep up the good work!

  • Dexy83
    Dexy83 Month ago

    Ammonia and spray bottles are 2 items that are OK to buy from the dollar store. 😁

  • Chelsea Corr
    Chelsea Corr Month ago +1

    I bought a pair of teal earbuds from the dollar tree for a dollar. I used them about 3 times a week, and they lasted about a year. They only broke because I dropped and stepped on them. So I guess, its kind of a gamble.

  • Shane O'Connor999
    Shane O'Connor999 Month ago

    earbuds are a thing toskip at dolar stores because they always break after 2 to 3 days of carefull ure

  • Taurus The Bull
    Taurus The Bull Month ago

    I'm glad you put pet toys and pet food on the list. Very poor quality it's not worth the risk of your pet getting sick.

  • AzxStyles [GD]
    AzxStyles [GD] Month ago

    That steak looks disgusting

  • Car Master
    Car Master Month ago +1

    You basically named all the sections in a dollar tree
    not to go to , in other words dont go to the dollar tree and spend your money at big name brands , i rather go to dollar tree spend 100 dollars and get 100 items then go to a cvs spend 100 and only get like 10 items , i go to the dollar store all the time

  • Evan Is Kinda Good
    Evan Is Kinda Good 2 months ago

    I dont have a dollor store,but if There is,thank you

  • Shadow_ Of_The_World
    Shadow_ Of_The_World 2 months ago +1

    If I had a dollar for everytime you said dollar store(s).

  • RedoRoblox Slimycrown4399

    I would recommend buying meats at your local grocery store, not your local dollar store. Though I go to dollar store a lot, I have never bought these things, usually..... stuff for a bday party, oooor… maybe Clorox wipes, and yes, JUST Clorox wipes, or maybe lysol

  • cosmic brownie
    cosmic brownie 2 months ago

    juggling between dollar and regular shops is great for being on a budget especially if they're in the same parking lot/nearby.

  • Prince Boateng
    Prince Boateng 2 months ago

    One thing i did buy there was a phone case and i gotta tell you i have dropped my phone atleast 8x with the dollar tree case and it has not been damaged

  • N/A N/A
    N/A N/A 2 months ago

    Electronics ar $1 is garbage ok in a pinch just don't expect it to last

  • Alein FromEarth
    Alein FromEarth 2 months ago

    I just feed my dog rats

  • G4mmaLotus
    G4mmaLotus 2 months ago

    I'd only go to the dollar store to harvest parts for craft projects. LEDS, Plastic shells, electronic parts, all things that I can get for nothing at the dollar store and use in a project

  • Czech Mate
    Czech Mate 3 months ago

    I bought dollar store batteries, two burned out entirely after shaving once.

  • J H
    J H 3 months ago

    I'm so glad cheese was on this list. I made the mistake of buying it at the dollar store a while back and it never melted when put on the stove

  • Angelina Albano
    Angelina Albano 3 months ago +2

    Okay but the quality of almost all of their products is shitty so I wouldn't recommend buying chargers or steak and especially pet food from the dollar store. Pet food from the dollar store is of extremely bad quality and it comes at the risk of your pets health and I just really don't think it's worth it.

  • Snoop Ham
    Snoop Ham 3 months ago

    Don’t attempt

  • Tornike 1998
    Tornike 1998 3 months ago

    When your watching both of the videos and don't have a dollar store in the country.

  • Chad Suggs
    Chad Suggs 3 months ago

    Great video but like a few people have said. Strictly for money cost. Those 8 batteries for a dollar are a much better saver for money. Sure they drain faster than a 9 dollar for 4 energizer. But when you figure it up. You can get 72 dollar store batteries for 9 dollars. You get 4 energizers for the same. That's common sense lol. It's horrible for the environment though

  • Aegis Blood
    Aegis Blood 4 months ago

    Just remember that the prices at supermarkets are relative to your location and in some areas they they charge a lot more than other. In NYC a can of Del Monte is almost $2.

  • BluEsliMe32
    BluEsliMe32 4 months ago

    missed oportunity to put “$AVE MØN€¥” in the thumbnail

  • Beautiful Meeses
    Beautiful Meeses 4 months ago

    Actually, cheap batteries are fine. I knew someone who worked at a battery place, and they put pretty much the same stuff in all of them.

    • Jorn Navarre
      Jorn Navarre 4 months ago

      Anybody who isn't buying rechargeable AA & AAA batteries needs their head examined !
      You can buy a 4pk from Aldi for AUS$6 [US$4] !!!

  • TheR3aper5
    TheR3aper5 4 months ago

    Tupperware/cooking utensils including pots and pans. Never last longer than a few weeks worth of cooking

  • TheR3aper5
    TheR3aper5 4 months ago

    Dollar General brand toilet paper recently went from 1 ply to 2 ply, 6 rolls for a dollar and same size rolls as most name brand "larger size" roles. So would highly recommend them. Unless you want ultra soft, because they arent as soft as some name brand ones

  • Daryl Veal
    Daryl Veal 4 months ago

    Not the best advice

  • Lin Y
    Lin Y 4 months ago

    I saw some hostess pies and I was going to buy then I looked at the expiration date, and it was less than a week WTF

  • Blake Hendrickson
    Blake Hendrickson 4 months ago

    Tbh it honestly depends. Some dollar stores have gems 💎 great products at great prices. Others are total shit. Someone let me know when you learn how to tell the difference 😭😭 I’ve personally found no problem with dollar store batteries, cosmetics, and ear buds. But of course plenty of people have had serious problems. So it all depends ig

  • David Quiros
    David Quiros 4 months ago

    60 watts is fine you dink all that matters is lumens rantings

  • Pun Gent.
    Pun Gent. 4 months ago

    You say not to buy pet food at dollar store and remove a box of Purina (The number one manufacturer of pet food since the 1970s) which makes you WRONG.

    • G2 LTT
      G2 LTT 4 months ago

      He saying that the dollar store sell it at a high price not how quality it is!

  • Vivian Noah
    Vivian Noah 4 months ago

    fits YOUR pocket lmao my pockets are way to shallow for that to ever fit

  • Gameplay Focus
    Gameplay Focus 5 months ago +1

    My phone case cost 1 dollar😂

  • Nikola Zivkovic
    Nikola Zivkovic 5 months ago +1

    I watch these videos purely for entertainment

  • Harley Quinn
    Harley Quinn 5 months ago

    Dont buy make up unless you want to use them for something else than your face... but if you want a red full irritated face then use them

  • CurtisBooksMusic
    CurtisBooksMusic 5 months ago

    American cheese can't be called cheese. But it still makes the best cheeseburger.

  • Santiago Carrillo
    Santiago Carrillo 5 months ago

    I'll still buy dollar store batteries

    • Jorn Navarre
      Jorn Navarre 4 months ago

      Anybody who isn't buying rechargeable AA & AAA batteries needs their head examined !
      You can buy a 4pk from Aldi/eBay/WalMart for US$4 !!!

  • Doris Dady
    Doris Dady 5 months ago

    The chips are okay when the kids need something now and will hold them off until dinner

  • Potato Joe
    Potato Joe 5 months ago

    1:47 That's because that brand meant them to be tube-less

  • Tribe of the Iron Flame

    1:49 AYYY KROGER

  • Joshua Wilmot
    Joshua Wilmot 5 months ago

    NEVER buy anything that will connect to your phone at the dollar store including cables as they short and cause issues Also never buy anything power related ethier. Finally don't even consider anything USB-C from the dollar store, if it's for your device get good quality, I recommend going to an electronic store like JB-HIFI as their products are not only backed but also comply with standards

    • Joshua Wilmot
      Joshua Wilmot 4 months ago

      +Jorn Navarre not if it's usb-c, that's a absolutely massive risk

    • Jorn Navarre
      Jorn Navarre 4 months ago

      Ummm yeah that's bullshit mate !
      Places like JB HiFi/Hardly Normal even Big W & Target make ALL of their profit off accessory items !
      Just get the nice braided $3 ones from eBay.

  • Bracci
    Bracci 5 months ago

    But, Purina is a pretty good brand

  • The Commentators
    The Commentators 5 months ago

    If I did what I have to to make ends meet I'd be a mugger and a burglar

  • Lassi Kinnunen
    Lassi Kinnunen 6 months ago +4

    the cases, audio cords and cheap power packs are basically exactly same anywhere.
    seriously the phone cases are same. if you pay more than 2 dollars for silicone sleeve you're really an idiot.
    .. ooh you want to sell your sponsors stuff okay i get it now.

    • GetYour Fix
      GetYour Fix 15 days ago

      Nice cases come with warranties. That's the point. Why buy a flagship phone ($700-$900+) and put a two dollar case on it? More to the point, why are you even at the dollar store with that nice of a phone...

  • Orgasnic
    Orgasnic 6 months ago

    i bought a UK style USB wall charger when i in paris from a vendor. Woke up and the charger had melted and my iphone was fried.

    • Jorn Navarre
      Jorn Navarre 4 months ago

      What did you expect ? Probably wasn't even CE safety compliant !

  • MPBushman
    MPBushman 6 months ago

    Gotta disagree with you on the toilet paper. TP at grocery/box stores is WAY more than .25c per roll (unless your region is different than mine), and my Dollar Tree consistently gets a brand that has just as many sheets, and almost as soft as Charmin. Also disagree about the Sunbeam alkaline batteries. From personal use, I've found that they last just as long as Energizer/Duracel (and there are a few home test videos that reinforce that viewpoint). Thanks for the informative and entertaining content. I have subscribed.

    • Jorn Navarre
      Jorn Navarre 4 months ago

      Anybody who isn't buying rechargeable AA & AAA batteries needs their head examined !
      You can buy a 4pk from Aldi/eBay/WalMart for US$4 !!!

  • Tony Wong
    Tony Wong 6 months ago

    Funny how he says not to buy cheese because it's imitation cheese but then suggests to buy totinos which contains no real cheese at all!

  • Grace B
    Grace B 6 months ago

    “It even fits in your pocket”
    Girls: wha- what are pockets?

  • Ricky Torres
    Ricky Torres 6 months ago

    I would also be skeptical of their "everything safe" plastic containers too. Once they all break up in my freezer I am going freezer bags route.

  • RobertNita
    RobertNita 6 months ago

    Wow. You can still buy incandescent light bulbs in US. From us in Europe those look like oil lamps.

  • Cheesus
    Cheesus 6 months ago

    Can you do one on 5 below if you have them where you live?

  • Jerónimo Visñovezky
    Jerónimo Visñovezky 6 months ago

    The title should be: never go to a dollar store, go for quality instead.

  • Krhodes02
    Krhodes02 6 months ago

    Actually the dog toys last the same as more expensive ones!!

  • hailey grey
    hailey grey 7 months ago

    NEVER BUY cheese from the dollar store or save a lot.its not safe to eat.If you are strapped for cash or just interested in trying food from the dollar tree check out The Wolf Pit here on TVclip.He pretty much reviews all the frozen section foods from Dollar Tree.

  • Teg Singh
    Teg Singh 7 months ago

    4.49 For a box of cereal!? I can get it at 3 dollars at Target

  • Reece Orton
    Reece Orton 7 months ago

    So, in short, don't buy anything from dollar stores/pound shops

  • That-Wolf-With-Shades
    That-Wolf-With-Shades 7 months ago

    The USB cables from the dollar store work just fine. Actually, they're better quality than the shitty-ass cables you get with those small GoPro style cameras. Most of the time they're flat cables, which makes them pretty durable and they have a decent amount of wire to them.

  • Karim Ewiss
    Karim Ewiss 7 months ago

    I bought a rubber phone case for £1 and it lasted till I changed my phone for 3 years. Protected my phone perfectly from countless falls from all distances. It wasn't the best looking case, it was just plain, but it sure protected my phone. On the other hand, stay away from power banks, they are usually very weak and small capacity. I have one of the Anker power banks and it's amazing. 20000mah holds a lot of power for your adventures.
    Sometimes you can find overstocked branded products that are the same size as the ones in other stores but a fraction of the price. If you stick to branded ones, do some comparisons... etc, you'll soon know which products are worth buying and where.

  • skilletman16
    skilletman16 7 months ago

    Avoid flashlights and anything battery operated from dollar stores. Be aware that any towels or clothing will rip or tear easily, especially after being washed and dried as the stitching is usually cheaply down and falls apart.

  • Dre12008
    Dre12008 7 months ago

    I Found Real Sized Cereal Boxes At My Dollar Store

  • Xavier Rose
    Xavier Rose 7 months ago

    Y'all hav meat and cold foods in dollar stores of the US?

  • Oli Oco
    Oli Oco 7 months ago

    It's best to get meat from butchers not from any store because the stores are full of fat and not much meat best from butchers because it real quality meat and try the local ones

    • G2 LTT
      G2 LTT 4 months ago +1

      I wouldn't trust the butcher in my country because their meat isn't clean and safe so i rather buy meat at the super market

  • Toysuprisefinder
    Toysuprisefinder 7 months ago

    I’m on my 3rd phone nope not shattered they both broke because I bought dollerama chargers

  • Airianna Harmon
    Airianna Harmon 7 months ago

    My case is from the dollar store and its lasted and saved my phone plenty of times

  • kiwiflare
    kiwiflare 7 months ago

    The tempered glass screen protectors from the dollar tree work fantastically, I've only ever used them & I'm clumsy as hell (always dropping my phone on pavement like a doof) never had a screen break but I've had the screen protectors crack which is exactly what you want it to do...better for the protector to crack than your screen

  • Air dawg Animations
    Air dawg Animations 7 months ago

    I have a $40 ear buds and they lasted for a few months

  • win don
    win don 7 months ago

    that cheap dollar store can opener from dollar general lasted longer than the $5 one. you have to inspect what you buy. certain things are cheap while others are the same far as practicality. would you pay $10-$15 for a manual can opener?

  • Ron K
    Ron K 7 months ago

    CFT and LED lights are toxic, we'll keep using the old fashioned bulbs for as long as we can.
    Dynex is a Best Buy brand, safe to use.

  • Charles Sinclair
    Charles Sinclair 7 months ago

    Where's Del monte 2 for $1?

  • awe397
    awe397 7 months ago

    Amazon basic batteries are cheaper than Duracell and Energizer and they actually work

  • Random Watcher
    Random Watcher 8 months ago

    Hot wheels cars at a dollar store? Hell yeah! I'm too young for my age.

  • North Wynd33
    North Wynd33 8 months ago

    *I-I like the flimsy binders.....*

  • DanielTheIdiot
    DanielTheIdiot 8 months ago

    Well i got my headphones from the dollar store and I've had them for some time but now i need to replace them *I've had it for months*

  • Qui-Gon Jinn
    Qui-Gon Jinn 8 months ago

    Nah, I think I'll just keep looking broke

  • Ang Roybal
    Ang Roybal 8 months ago

    The pens to write are a rip off at dollar tree!!!!

  • Cherrylover134 ·
    Cherrylover134 · 8 months ago

    Last week in dollar tree i found this small box that contained an activation code for a computer cleaning program called win cleaner

  • Yamakaza1
    Yamakaza1 9 months ago

    Anker is the best! I took it out on a camping trip lasted 3/4 days I was out there.

  • Lukej
    Lukej 9 months ago

    Literally named everything in a dollar store 😂

  • Bazingahh
    Bazingahh 9 months ago

    The aluminum foil catches on fire...

  • Mark Jones
    Mark Jones 9 months ago

    The power cords and ear buds are usually decent at dollar tree .. if they break who gives a shit they are a buck

  • Jeff Sutherland
    Jeff Sutherland 9 months ago

    I might be broke but at least I ain't got no money

  • Audrey Hoang
    Audrey Hoang 9 months ago

    We eat the frozen garlic bread there XDD

  • Vanessa Bayardo
    Vanessa Bayardo 9 months ago

    About the chips, if you're a chip monster like me, it's better to just buy a small bag of chips every now and then. You might regret buying in bulk and finishing them in a few days.

  • kitten chan studios
    kitten chan studios 9 months ago

    I remember when I was a kid I loved the dollar store! I could get like 5 toys instead of 1 you for 5 dollars! I did know that it was cheap but I didn`t care

  • Garry Bendle
    Garry Bendle 10 months ago

    Tip #9 don't buy cheap batteries by instead buying expensive name brands
    What's the name if this video again?

  • Heather B
    Heather B 10 months ago

    You were at a Fred Meyer right?

  • Matt The Splatt
    Matt The Splatt 10 months ago

    Yall have kroger where you are omg i thought kroger was just a kentucky thing