The Target Dollar Spot can be found right when you enter the store, all the items in this section are only $1.00 (they do have a few items that are $2.50 mixed in there). The items in this section are very similar to the items that you would find at your average dollar store, and the selection will change quite often. You will see new items come in for each of the holidays . The fun part is the items in this section go on clearance when they bring new items in. When they are 75% off, that means all the $1 items are only $ .25. Super deal! The last markdown in this department was very recent, and they items only went down to 70% off.
Here is how the clearance works. All of the items in this section have a colored dot near the barcode. All of the items with a red dot were brought in at the same time, all of the items with a blue dot were brought in at the same time and so on. So, when they clearance items from this section, they will post a sign that says “50% off all red dot items”. I have not figured out a pattern for the dollar spot clearance yet, so this one just seems to be the luck of the draw.
If I purchase items from this section I usually wait for them to go 50%-75% off, the majority of the items in this section are not necessities, they are more like fun extras. If I purchase items in this section they are often used as stocking stuffers or items for birthday treat bags.
There are items in this section that I pay the full $1.00 for (I know, I am a big spender). Those items that I pay full price for are the tins and boxes that can be used to make a nice gift presentation. I really think it is a cheap and easy way to dress up a gift! Here are several examples of items I have made with the $1.00 tins and boxes found in the Target Dollar Spot.
I am sure most of us have several bottles of shower gel or lotion that we were able to pick up for FREE or cheap. The cute baskets come in handy for gifting these items. I just added a few of the items I picked up and a bath pouf that I also picked up from the dollar spot and it made for a nice gift that looks like it is worth way more than I spent. This whole gift only cost $2.50!
Most of the baskets are cute on their own, but you can dress them up for a more personal touch. With this one, I just added some Hershey Kisses that I picked up super cheap and it made a great gift for under $1.50
Here I shared 3 different ways to gift a candle that was FREE! Two of the ways included gift baskets from the Target Dollar Spot.
I even lucked out once and found some of the tins at 50% off. I used them to make some party favors for a beauty themed party. This was one of my favorites, because after the coupons this entire bucket full of goodies cost me only $ .09!!
So there you have it, some ideas to help you dress up your gifts with the Target Dollar Spot! Those cute little buckets and baskets really are my favorite part about this section. What are your favorite items in the Dollar Spot?
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