Today's Friday 5 theme is "Favorites". Everyone knows I like to save money. I'm not a coupon clipper or anything. I simply shop at stores that are a lot cheaper than other places! Aldi is the first place that comes to mind. I don't understand why anyone does the bulk of their grocery shopping anywhere else!
But today it's not about Aldi, it's about Dollar General- otherwise known as DG. (Paul and I made up a theme song for DG. Maybe I will sing it to you sometime.)
Here are 5 of my favorite things to get at Dollar General! (Fun Fact: Did you know there are a ton of Dollar Generals in New Mexico? When we were there on vacation this past summer, DGs were everywhere!)
1. Health & Beauty Supplies.
This is the place to go to get all your soap, face wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, razors, sunscreen, bug spray... you name it! You will notice that I have only pictured generic items. That's because they're cheaper than the name brand stuff and I really don't care if my shampoo is L'Oreal or DG Health. In fact, the name DG Health cracks me up and makes me smile whenever I reach for my body wash. They also have a DG Beauty Line! Yes, I use DG Beauty Face Wash!
Tropical Body Wash- $2.00
Powerstick Body Wash- $2.50
Lavender Body Wash- $2.50
Razors- $12.95 (Why are razors so expensive!?)
Tampons- $5 (40 count)
Exfoliating Scrub- $3.50
Face Wash- $3.50
2. Make up.
DG does not sell every brand and type of make up, but luckily they carry my foundation and powder. It's much cheaper than at the drug store.
3. Hair Dye.
I would love to go to the salon and get my hair dyed and highlighted to cover the grays... and if it only took one or two appointments a year to keep up with, I would splurge for sure. Maybe I will get regular dye/highlight/touch up jobs in the future, but until then, I will be covering my grays on my own. A box of this stuff is $3 at Dollar General. If I dye it every six weeks or so, that's less than $30 a year for complete gray coverage! It's not the hair color I prefer, but it will do for now.
Buy 3 get 1 Free = 93 cents each!
Dollar general is one of the only places around here that sells my favorite Pringles- the TORTILLA kind. Plain tortilla or nacho cheese tortilla- it doesn't matter to me. I love them, and eating half a can in one sitting is no big deal at all. (What a thing to brag about... housing chips.) These cans were $1.25 each, but if you bought 3 you got 1 free. Oh no, four cans of Pringles!!!
DG and Dollar Tree carry Puzzlebug puzzles for only $1. I am a huge fan of the 500 piece puzzles. Warning: The 300 piece puzzles do not fit together right. I have tried several 300s and they never work. The 500s always work.
This did not make the list, but we randomly bought a new rug for our side door. Chrissy LOVES rugs! He thought we got it for him...
Where do you buy your health and beauty items?
Today, I'm linking up with the DC girls for Friday 5!