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40 Best Things That Cost $1 Or Less

Shannon November 17, 2018
Blue IKEA bags can be used for a lot of things. Credit: Ikea

7. IKEA Bags

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.

Just about every type of liquor comes in miniature form. Credit: Bloomberg

6. Mini Liquor Bottles

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.

Dryer sheets smell amazing. Credit: Downy.com

5. Dryer Sheets

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.

People love to get greeting cards. Credit: Pexels

4. Greeting Cards

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.


Movies are only a dollar a day with Redbox. Credit: Digital Trends

3. Rent a Movie From Redbox

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!

“Bullseye’s Playground” at Target. Credit: Target

2. Dollar Spot Items At Target

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 Balloons. Credit: ThriftyFrugalMom.com

1. A Balloon

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.