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Travel Finds at the Dollar Store

by Laura Hipshire

Sep 13, 2014

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Products / Travel

When you’re planning a vacation, it seems there’s an endless list of things you need to buy. It’s expensive  to pay for gas, a flight or a hotel room, let alone a bunch of travel-sized necessities. One place you should check for some of these provisions is your local dollar store. Dollar stores aren’t just for buying party balloons and dish soap anymore — many of them have added hundreds of useful items to their shelves, and the price is right at $1.00 or less! Here are just a few things you can find at most dollar stores that might come in handy on your next trip:


  • Travel board games
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste sets
  • 16-ounce plastic travel mugs
  • Non-woven drawstring laundry bags
  • 50-sheet lint rollers
  • One-gallon jugs of Crystal Geyser Natural Spring Water
  • Mini LED travel flashlights
  • Pampers Baby Fresh Baby Wipes (20 count)
  • Hefty One-Zip Sandwich Bags (13 count)
  • Combination corkscrew/bottle opener
  • Nescafe Taster’s Choice Single Serving Instant Coffee Packets (six count)


If you were to buy the sandwich bags at a regular grocery store, you would pay $1.44-1.50. The baby wipes cost as much as $1.97, and most lint rollers are priced at $2.99 and up. The bottom line: one simple trip to the dollar store can yield a significant amount of savings.


It’s always a good idea to have a few staples on hand and since you have to purchase these supplies anyway, why not save some money while you’re at it?  Head to your favorite dollar store for some valuable travel treasures and leave some money in your pocket for souvenirs and tours on your excursion.



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