I picked up dryer sheets, cereal, makeup, and more for just $0.83 each at Family Dollar.
I started off my trip by using some digital Smart Coupons. Suavitel Dryer Sheets are on sale for $2.50, with a $1/1 digital Smart Coupon to match. I also used a $0.25/1 digital coupon to get a bag of Family Wellness Cough Drops for $0.75.
Next, I headed to the green Dollar Stop shelves in the grocery section. Hint: Not all stores have these, but you’ll find sections devoted to $1 grocery items at most Family Dollar locations. I stocked up on small boxes of Quaker Cap’n Crunch Cereal, priced at $1 each. Using a couple of $1/2 printable coupons saved me 50% on all four boxes.
I also came prepared with some newspaper coupons that are set to expire soon. I picked up Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Pencils, priced at $4. A $3/1 coupon from the Oct. 25 SmartSource insert made them $1 instead. Also, I spotted Glade Jar Candles in the clearance section, marked down to $2.25; a buy one get one free coupon brought the price down to $1.13 each.
My total at checkout came to only $7.50, or $0.83 per item.
Before you shop at Family Dollar, download the Smart Coupons app to clip digital coupons and earn Smart Spins.