I think dollar stores are ok if you don't buy alot of junk--i know people that go in and spend $40-or more!!! Some of their greeting cards are priced great, but most every thing is a lower grade of merchandise!!! Its ok for cheap kitchen containers, wraping paper, odds & ends, etc!! I did purchase some fun items for wedding shower game prizes! I just purchased 6 long shoe horns for stocking stuffers---maybe I just have to get into it!!!!!!!!