Dollar stores are great places to find bargains on any number of household needs but you can't always assume that, just because it's only $1, you're automatically getting the most bang for your buck. Prices and quantities may vary according to stores in your town, but going by my shopping list, here are 10 things you might want to go elsewhere for:

Dollar stores sell good quality AA or AAA batteries from Panasonic and Sunbeam for $1 a package of four. That's 25 cents per battery. Wal-Mart sells Maxell batteries in the same sizes in bulk.

So, for $9.88 you can have a supply of 48 batteries for only 21 cents each. With that many batteries on hand there'll be no more rooting around in the junk drawer looking for something to put the spin back in your Spin Brush.

Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes tips and ideas on decorating using only items from the dollar store.

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Please... please, review your life. It's obvious and desperate that you seemed like you wanted to work in an internal marketing affairs, but you are just an average simpleton. Without a degree of course. There comments and notions about buy here and certain cents that make you seem needy of an advertisement deal which you will MOST likely not. Stop blogging please, do us all that favor and find something you will be proud of. Especially if you have a son.. don't let him grow up thinking his dad was a worthless blogger... what would that do to him in the long run, turn up another homo... sad. Go ahead and delete this comment if you will, but always remember that in the back of your head you and I both know. Lol

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