Sometimes you just don’t have a huge budget for your holiday feast. Sometimes you just want to economize a bit. For both occasions, make use of your local “dollar store”.
These dollar stores have really proliferated in recent years, and chances are you have one nearby. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with these stores, you’re in for a holiday treat.
You’ll be amazed at how many holiday things are available for just a dollar, including decorations, candles, cooking utensils, plates and other items you may need.
Buying such things at the regular supermarket can get very expensive, since stores typically mark those items up for the holidays.
The dollar stores have a different business model, and make items available at their usual $1 price point.
Like most of us, you’ve probably overpaid for items like turkey basters or pie tins or holiday-themed napkins by buying them in the supermarket when doing your holiday shopping. While convenient, this practice can really add up.
So, plan a trip to the dollar store in advance of the holiday.