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Why Dollar Stores Are Hotter Than Ever (Even for the Rich)

Dollar stores are luring a lot more consumers these days, and their rock-bottom prices aren't the only reason: The chains have undergone major makeovers in recent years, sprucing up their dingy digs and adding better merchandise.

Wal-Mart Is Losing to These Specialty Stores

One of Wal-Mart's problems is the rise of dollar stores, which the Great Recession has rendered trendy: It's hard to resist merchandise priced at just a buck. For investors, not all rock-bottom retailers are created equal. Here's how to shop for these stocks (and stretch your investing dollars in the process).

How Dollar Stores Are Eating Walmart's Lunch

Thrifty shoppers looking for low prices on basics are frequently passing up the big boxes of Walmart for the tighter aisles of their local dollar stores, which have replaced no-name products with nationally known brands and revamped their interiors to lure in a new crop of customers.

Christmas sweets -- a dollar store taste test

What's the world's favorite sweet treat? In my book that's chocolate, and at this time of year, there's more <>and more of it appearing on store...

Tasty! Kitchen necessities for less at the dollar store

While browsing in the housewares section of my local Walmart recently, a few things caught my eye, not because they were unique but because I had...

Dollar stores let you paint the town red, white, and blue

Time once again to unfurl the flag and celebrate Independence Day. Dollar stores have everything you need for your picnic or barbecue, from flags to...

Lots to start your summer with at the Dollar Store

There are some pretty good savings to be had at dollar stores this week. Dollar Tree has a limited time online special of 4 qt. bags of Schultz...

Pet toys, bras, tumblers -- Plenty new at dollar stores this week

99-cent Only Stores are featuring famous maker bras and panties for 99 cents each. Shhh! They're not allowed to reveal who the famous maker is, so...

Hit the trail: Camping necessities for much less at the dollar store

When I was a kid, camping was the only summer vacation my parents could afford, but my brothers and I loved it. In these tough economic times,...

Dollar stores force big brands to compete for your food dollars

Last week I bought a 13-ounce package of whole grain Primo pasta and a large can of Primo Spaghetti sauce for $2 at my local dollar store,...

Mother's Day is in the bag (or basket) at the dollar store

Mother's Day is May 10, and speaking from experience, it isn't how much you pay for a gift, it's more a case of simply acknowledging how much your...

Green for less: Eight eco-friendly products from the dollar store

There's an old saying that "necessity is the mother of invention" and the necessity, in this case, is to save our planet from the hitherto wasteful...

Fun dollar store finds for your garden

I was in my favorite housewares store the other day and noted five more or less frivolous items for the garden that I could very easily live without,...

Get ready for summer with these deals from the dollar stores

We're another month closer to summer, and this week dollar stores want to help you get ready for the warmer weather. Here's a random sampling:

If you...

Family Dollar offering two chances to win big cash

There are currently not one, but two ways to win at Family Dollar this week. The first has them teaming up with Scotch-Brite to give away 20 $1,000...

Dollar store decorating: Eight home decor items for $2 or under

In these belt-tightening times, you may have to put your dreams of a kitchen renovation on the back burner for a while but you don't have to forgo...

Would you trust a pregnancy test from Dollar Tree?

I was in line at Dollar Tree today, and noticed that it had pregnancy tests for $1 each.

Even a store brand pregnancy test will set you back $8.49 at...

Cheap storage options at the dollar store

This time of the year makes me think of one of the many cycles in our individual lives that we perpetuate ourselves, namely buying new stuff,...

After Christmas savings at dollar stores

It seems that even dollar stores have boxing day sales. Here are just a few of the bargains to be had this week.

Family Dollar is clearing out...