12. A Dog or Cat Toy
Instead of just buying things for yourself, why not treat your furry friend to a new toy? Most dollar stores sell pet toys, and even PetCo and PetSmart have $1 options.
Target is always updating their inventory, and when a season is over, everything goes on clearance up to 90% off the original price. You can stock up on tops of useful items for $1 or less.
Some brands of nail polish, like Wet & Wild, are just $1 per bottle. This will help save you even more by skipping a manicure.
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.
If you really wish you could have a cocktail at the end of the day, but you don’t want to buy a whole bottle, mini shots are perfect. They also help with pre-gaming before going out with your friends.
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.