I don't think Dollar Stores are as popular here in my part of Connecticut (probably because of higher rent). But the Michael's where I shop has this $1 section. It kills me every time I go in there, but little notebooks are always great to have on hand: Amanda likes to have her own around, and I have to carry one in my purse for all the ramblings going on in my head. That's what I bought this one for. It has 100 lined pages, it's about 3 x 5 inches, and contrary to what it looks like, it's softcover, which won't add unnecessary weight to my purse. Trust me, my purse is heavy enough.
In addition to all sort of journals and notebooks, this section has all sorts of packs of 8 notecards as well. For one dollar! If I purchase them somewhere else, even cheaply, they are at least $3, and you can spend up to $8 or more.
Target has the Dollar Spot as well, too. It's the first thing I see when I walk into my Target. Even more dangerous, because this stuff beckons me with, "This is worth way more than a dollar!" For example I did buy these cute painted board animal pictures that are about 5 x 7 inches for Kyle's room. They were one dollar each. And I don't remember if I bought the curtains first, or the pictures, but the curtains have an olive-y strip that ties in with the animal colors and the obnoxiously blue wall.
Nonetheless, it seems that any time I'm at either of these stores, I spend at least $5 in this section. So, "only a dollar" adds up. What's more, none of this is anything I "need." At my last trip to Michael's, they had a few baskets of the previous one dollar merchandise for half price. Yes, that's fifty cents! Why, you can't even buy a Coke for fifty cents anymore. So, I did buy one pack of notecards, and two CDs. I haven't listened to them yet, but one has music on it, and the other has 3 Bible stories. I was thinking that I didn't really "need" the notecards, as I have a large stash of previous $1 purchases, but I do use them, and fifty cents. . . .
Well, I couldn't pass it by.
What has been your best dollar find?