From Dave Ramsey’s newsletter

Dollar store bargains can be tempting, especially when you’re gearing up for the holidays. But don’t get duped by dollar store items disguised as savings. We’ll help you zero in on what dollar deals make the most sense.   It’s easy to go into a dollar store to buy one thing and walk out with $40 worth of junk. But that doesn’t mean everything there is a total waste!

Hidden between the bouncy balls and knickknacks are still plenty of great things to buy—you just have to know where to look. These 15 safe bets will satisfy your inner bargain hunter, give you a good discount, and help you get more bang for your buck. Plus, learn some things you should skip buying at the dollar store altogether.