Not worth it at the dollar store: foam plates

Dollar stores are great places to find bargains on any number of household needs but you can't always assume that, just because it's only $1, you're automatically getting the most bang for your buck. Prices and quantities may vary according to stores in your town, but going by my shopping list, here are 10 things you might want to go elsewhere for:

Foam plates
foam platesAlso an essential on your party-planning list. At the dollar store, a stack of 20 foam plates (9-inch size) are just 5 cents per plate. You'd pay $4 for 80 plates at the dollar store but a package of 75 plates at Wal-Mart costs $2.75 or just under 4 cents a plate. You save $1.25 for only five fewer plates.

You can get a lot of cheap party ware at a dollar store, but going for the lasting products -- a set of plastic or china dinner plates -- might not be your best option for a party, especially if you're hosting a large gathering like a wedding.
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