I love Dollar General stores like Amy loves Aldi. Despite its low-rent image, DG has true bargains amidst the junk. Don't forget its wide selection of greeting cards 2 for a dollar, or grab-and-go snacks that make gas stations look like highway robbers.
I've written before about DG's cheap, over-the-counter generics. Last night my husband asked me to pick up more generic Claritin. A 30 tablet supply of Walgreen's loratidine was priced $16 ON SALE.(Name brand Claritin, $22). Dollar General's price for 30 tablets? $3. It's hard to believe the difference. Walmart may have a similar price, but I love being able to pop in and out of DG without the hassle. This trip I stocked up on a few more bargains, like 32 oz natural peanuts, $2, and frozen boneless skinless chicken tenders, $1.34/lb. This particular DG stocks groceries, too.