I'd been to Family Dollar stores in the past and didn't like them. I'd never visited a Dollar General Store until this past Christmas because I thought they were just like Family Dollar. I got a flier for Dollar General in the mail and thought some of the prices were very good so I went to look around. I ended up almost filling my cart - lol! I bought some name brand toys at very good prices and lots and lots of stocking stuffers for family and friends.