Weigh-and-pay thrift stores like the Goodwill Outlet are huge warehouses that collect donations from stores in your local area. Everything at these stores are just $1 per pound. If you show up when they switch out to new items, you can score some seriously good stuff.
Nowadays, most people use their phones to type out reminders, but there is something cathartic about writing by hand. Whether it’s used as a journal, planner, or for to-do lists, notebooks really come in handy.
There is a common misconception that all antiques are expensive. If you have an antique mall or co-op in your local area, it is seriously worth checking out. You would be surprised just how many things you can find for $1.
If you want to try your luck at having a green thumb, check out Home Depot, where they sell packs of seeds for just 50 cents each. Amazon.com also sells 50 packs of assorted seeds for just $17, making it even cheaper per-pack.
At most yard sales, people are trying to clear out their house, and they aren’t picky about the asking prices on a lot of their goods. This means that it’s possible to score tons of unexpected things for just $1.
Buying a paper newspaper might sound old school, but you can actually get a lot out of a newspaper. It helps to keep you up on local news, and if you buy on Sunday, you can get coupons that will save you on purchases for the rest of the week.
Do you ever buy a full-sized product and realize that it expires before it all gets used up? The travel section of Walmart and Target have just about everything you need for just $1, so it’s worth checking out, even if you don’t plan to go on vacation any time soon.
Depending on where you go, arcade games can range from 25 cents to $1 per game. Whether it’s a claw machine, pinball, billiards, or a vintage video game, you can spend your dollar on a few minutes of fun. While it may not last very long, you can get in touch with your inner child.
If you plan to invite your friends over for a beer, why not get ready with a deck of cards? You can play poker, mafia, and so much more. They are sold at Walmart and Target, and nearly every dollar store sells decks of cards, too.
Those blue IKEA bags near the cash registers are extremely useful and versatile. Made from durable tarpaulin, they can really take a beating. They’re great for moving into a new apartment, carrying clothes to the laundromat, and so much more.
Not everyone bothers to use fabric softener or dryer sheets, but once you do, you’ll never go back. They smell amazing, and they can also be used to stuff into stinky shoes and drawers to freshen up your home.
Whether it’s someone’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, or if you want to wish someone to “Get Well Soon”, people appreciate a nice greeting card with a note inside. All dollar stores have a big greeting card section, but most drug stores and even Hallmark have a 99 cent card section.
Redbox is only $1 a day to rent a movie. To make the process go faster, reserve your movie online ahead of time, and all you need to do is put your credit card in the machine, and it will know what your ordered. Just remember to return it within 24 hours!
When you walk through the door at Target, there are tons of amazing $1 to $3 items to match the current season. There are also snacks and educational items for children. When things go on clearance, you can snag some great deals at just a few cents.
Dollar Tree has balloons for just $1 each, and you can buy one for any occasion. Even adults love receiving balloons on their birthday, Mother’s day, Valentine’s Day, and so much more. Your friends will really appreciate the gesture.