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Family Dollar: HOT Holiday Shopping!

by Nicole on December 16, 2011

I wanted to make sure you all knew that Family Dollar has some awesome holiday gift ideas you should definitely check out! These are not your typical dollar store finds!

This week I went to a Family Dollar blogger event for the holidays.  I loved seeing my buddies (Corrie from Centsable Momma and Alli from Couponing for 4) and also loved learning more about Family Dollar! They closed down a store for us and armed with drinks and appetizers we had a great event!

My group first met with the VP of Grocery who had a cool table of food products laid out.  He explained that while Family Dollar doesn’t have the number of grocery items a traditional grocery store does they do have many items and even their own brand, Family Gourmet! He showed us how the prices are lower than traditional grocery stores and that their products are all of the highest quality!

We next moved on to the home decor table and I was shocked.  The items were so nice (check out the picture below that was just $6!).  I loved all of the coordinating fat chef motif items pictured above.  The items were so cheap – the salt and pepper shakers were just $1 and the plaque for the wall was only $2! You could decorate a whole apartment for $50 I bet!

The home decor area had a ton of really nice and trendy items, like coordinating bath items and interesting Japanese lantern style lamps.  I never would have guessed that most of the items came from Family Dollar!

We then moves to the toy and seasonal table.  There were really nice $10 fleece robes and fun toys for the kids.  I love that the toys are so reasonably priced and there are a ton of brand names like Barbie and Cars.  Plus if you spend $100 on toys they take 10% off – makes your dollar stretch further and even helps if you donate toys during the holidays!

The family plaque above was only $2 – a perfect example of something really nice looking and in style for such little money! What a value! They had a lot of cute little items like this – nice looking and they don’t break the bank!

I was really surprised at the variety of really trendy items like candle gardens and picture frames that Family Dollar had.  There really is a gift for everyone there – at rock bottom prices.  What a winning combination!

From the company:

For more than 50 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise, appeals to shoppers in more than 7,000 stores in rural and urban settings across 45 states.  Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit

My favorite thing I picked up was this massaging travel pillow for just $5! I used it on the plane ride home and the massaging part was so cool.  These are like $20 in the airport and don’t have the massager – awesome deal!

I recently went to a Family Dollar blogger event in North Carolina, paid for by the company.  I was not required to blog about my experience but I thought the information I got was so awesome I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jill @ Frugal Plus December 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Gotta luv those Deals!!

2 Trasina McGahey December 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm

I sure wish we had them where I live! It looks like a great place to shop. I’m jealous!

3 The Couponater February 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I love FD! Best deals on trash bags ever!

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