Saturday, February 24, 2018

Favorite Store for Basics: Family Dollar

My nearest general store is Family Dollar. It's only a few blocks away. And because everyday prices there are competitive to begin with, it's my go-to shop for household needs, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, and sometimes, a few groceries.

When I first started shopping there, I appreciated how quickly I could get into and out of the place, compared to a big box store. I didn't feel like I was paying any more for convenience, either. Then I started seeing coupons on the bottom of their receipts; things like "$5 off $25 purchase." That's an automatic 20% savings, right there. So I kept going back. 

Now they've rolled out "Smart Coupons" and they're super easy to use. You simply register for an account on their website, and you can "clip" coupons from your phone, tablet, or computer. When you arrive at the checkout in store, you enter your phone number and all your digital savings are applied automatically.

Here's an offer I received via email this week:

I "clipped" the coupon on the website, and now all I have to do in the store is select at least $15 worth of the products listed, and when I reach the checkout, enter my phone number. And I'll save 33% on products I would be purchasing anyway. Easy.

Offers like this are regularly available; sometimes they're for specific products or brands, and sometimes they're general. Last week, there was a $5 off a $25 purchase, a $15 off a $60 purchase, and a $30 off $100 purchase. Although there are exclusions, and you must read the fine print carefully, these are great savings you can use on everyday items, gifts, and more. If you're going to be buying these things anyway, why not save some money on them, right?

Where do you shop for household needs, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene items for your home and family?

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