Who doesn't want to save money? The chore of clipping coupons makes many of us cringe so dollar stores seem like they’d make the most sense, but are they really the best deal?

List of Josh Elledge’s Deals:

  • HAIRCLIPS
  • BRUSHES
  • SOCKS
  • PARTY SUPPLIES
  • BALLOONS
  • SHOWER CURTAIN LINERS WHICH ARE DISPOSABLE
  • SPICES IF YOU ONLY NEED THE BASICS
  • GREETING CARDS WHICH HE SAYS ARE WAY OVERPRICED AT OTHER STORES
  • KITCHEN UTENSILS LIKE SPATULAS AND WOODEN SPOONS
  • SMALL POOL TOYS

List of Josh Elledge’s Duds:

  • END OF SUMMER SCHOOL SUPPLIES
    • Elledge says they’re cheaper at other stores right now
  • PET TOYS AND EDIBLE TREATS
    • Elledge worries about quality and safety
  • BATTERIES
    • Elledge says they have a short lifespan
  • ELECTRIAL ITEMS
    • Elledge says they can cause things to short out
  • MANY FOOD ITEMS
    • Elledge says they may be lower quality or have a shorter shelf life at the dollar store
  •       MOST REGULAR TOYS
    • Elledge warns to look over for safety hazards and quality
  • DENTAL FLOSS, DEODORANT, SHAMPOO AND OTHER TOILETRIES
    • Elledge says they can be found cheaper at other stores' sales and by using manufacturers' or on-line coupons
  • TOOLS
    • Elledge warns of poor manufacturing which can make the products frustrating to use

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