Get the Best Bargain at Discount Stores


There is simply no reason to pay more than you have to for anything. With careful planning and comparison shopping, consumers can save a great deal of money on everyday needs. Discount stores carry many of the same items and same brands as more expensive stores carry. While it may be more fashionable to shop at certain stores, there is nothing fashionable about spending money you don’t have to spend.

Toiletries and household items are two areas in which you can save a lot of money by shopping at discount stores. If you’re loyal to a certain brand, you may or may not find that exact brand, but the savings is worth at least trying the discount store’s brand. Laundry soap and toilet paper are much cheaper at discount stores than they are in grocery stores and much of the time, you can purchase the same brands as you would otherwise.

If you buy even one greeting card a month, you’ll find that the savings is incredible if you purchase greeting cards at discount stores. Unless you just want to buy fancy cards, you can get the same quality when it comes to birthday cards, get well cards, and other types of greeting cards. In fact, the savings is so great that you might want to consider stocking up so that when you need a greeting card you will have one handy.

Many of the discount stores carry food items so you can even save money on groceries by shopping there. As expensive as potato chips and soft drinks are in the mainstream grocery stores, you can realize quite a savings when you purchase them from discount stores. You can find a great variety of snacks and other foods at discount stores. Some of them carry name brands and some of them only carry store brands, but it is worth taking a look.

Another great area to shop discount stores for is over-the-counter medicine. While you won’t find as large a selection as you will in stores that have pharmacies, for basic needs, you can’t beat the savings. Also, consider paper goods other than toilet paper, such as paper towels, napkins, and paper plates.

Many discount stores carry a variety of movies and games. Some of them even have electronic items, such as televisions, cameras, and digital music players. You’ll find major brands here as well as lesser known brands, but it is a great way to compare prices. Many people don’t think of discount stores when it comes to major purchases, but they are increasingly stocking popular items in electronics and in small home appliances.

Not all discount stores accept manufacturer’s coupons. Some do, but it is a good idea to ask before you plan your shopping trip. Some of the ones that carry food do not accept food stamps; however, some of them do, so again, it is a good idea to ask ahead of time. For those who do use food stamps, or EBT, there is a retail store locator online so that you do not have to walk up to store personnel and ask. By looking online, you can find all the stores in your area that accept EBT so if there are discount stores in your area that you are wondering about, this is a great way to find out.

For the most part, you get what you pay for. You can find a lot of junk at discount stores. However, you can also find a great many of the products you buy every day at these stores and you can save a lot of money by shopping there. Some of the discount stores get different items every week as they purchase surplus items from other stores. If you haven’t shopped the discount stores in your area lately, it may be well worth your time to stop in and see all the ways in which you can save money.

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jason – who has written posts on Budget Clowns.
Father of three and married to a lovely women. Always looking for ways to save money, and invest it properly for my children's future.

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