Battle of the Bargains
Walmart has built its reputation on frugality, but dollar stores such as Dollar Tree and Dollar General have long maintained that their prices are as cheap as it gets. You'd think stores where most items cost $1 would win a matchup with Walmart more often, but the real struggle comes down to unit price. To keep that dollar price tag, the stores often have to shrink their packaging and offer less than they once did, while Walmart can put out cheaper, bulkier items and come out ahead. But dollar stores still beat their big-box rival sometimes. Here are 51 examples for curious bargain hunters.
Editors' note: Prices and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Dollar Tree sells items by the case online, but individual products are sold in stores.
Saundra Latham also contributed to this story.