I went to our local Family Dollar for the first time this past week. It won’t be my last visit. I had a few things I still needed to get for stocking stuffers, plus I wanted to get some other miscellaneous items and pinata fillers for a holiday party we’ll be attending tonight. With my list in hand and my 2 year old in tow, off we went. Knowing full well the store would be full of Christmas items and toys to push the holiday season, I was very surprised at how many name brand toys and products there were. I think I’d assumed that because they were a “dollar” store, there would be off brand items- but now I realize that it’s more of a helping a Family stretch every Dollar type of thing.
It wasn’t just toys that were around- paper goods, household and laundry items, foods, health and beauty aids were available as well. You can use manufacturer coupons at Family Dollar, and there are printable coupons on their website, combining those can make for some huge savings! Cellular phone users can text VALUE to 28767 and save even more!
Family Dollar really offers a lot of products- while you cannot do your (full) grocery shopping there, you can save a lot of money on paper goods, greeting cards, cleaning and laundry supplies- and they sell Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner (which someone at my MOPS group suggested could be used to get soapscum buildup off of your shower stall-our shower is in desperate need of being blown to smithereens and this is an ongoing battle, so I knew I wanted to find this item before I headed to the store).
I also needed pinata fillers for my mother in law’s holiday party we’re attending tonight-so candy was on the list. Since there were going to be a lot of children, of all ages, I wanted to have a good variety. Thankfully Family Dollar had many kinds of candy in different price ranges. The Disney and Nickelodeon themed candy canes were a must have (we are being silly and changing a sombrero pinata to a Christmas sombrero pinata so these will hang below). Tons of holiday decor, paper goods and TOYS to be found- the majority of which are name brand products at discounted pricing!
I was delighted to find some superhero socks for my little guy, and some superhero coloring books, ones I’ve not seen before. This was a major find, and thelow price point an added bonus. My little Batman lover will be very happy Christmas morning!!
You can check out photos of my shopping trip to Family Dollar on Google Plus.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Family Dollar and received a gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”