I don't care what your background is, your job, your status or your bank account amount.

If you spend $3 for a pack of paper plates you can buy at the dollar store for a dollar, you are a fool. Simple as that.

There are many items you can buy cheaper at the dollar store than you can buy at other places.

Yahoo and Money Talks News agree. Here's a story "Definitely buy these 15 things at a dollar store"
that tells of at least 15 things to buy cheaper at a dollar store.

"1. Greeting cards

There is no reason to spend $4 to $5 or more on a greeting card when dollar stores typically have a wide selection available for a buck or less. You might not get textured paper or fancy extras like ribbon, but the heartfelt message you write will be the same regardless of how expensive the card looks.

2. Party supplies

By some estimates, you can save up to 70 percent by using party supplies from a dollar store. Get plastic tablecloths, paper plates and cups, streamers and favors from the dollar store and save a bundle. Don’t forget to look for Mylar/foil balloons too. These are an absolute bargain and can easily sell for five times as much elsewhere."

I never can get out of the dollar store without spending at least 10 bucks. That's why there are thousands of them all over the country. I wish I would have thought of it.