I’ll be honest, I usually avoid these kinds of dollar stores or in this case 5 Below. It’s not because I think I am above them by any means, but I always think they won’t have what I’m looking for or will have to sacrifice brands or quality that I want. On the other side of it, I just imagine stores full of super cheap kids clothes or candies, things that I’m not looking for.
Over the weekend, I decided to wander around 5 Below and was surprised by a lot of what I found. There was a wider variety of products and while some may not be as high of quality, I didn’t really feel like anything I was looking at would break the moment I walked out the door, if I chose to purchase it. Since I am working on a budget right now, this was a really good wakeup call to explore all of my options and not limit myself.
There were some items that I was super shocked to find and I thought I would share those with you today, you might just be as surprised!
Guys! I love eos lip balms and yeah, they are ‘under $5,’ I still never expected to see these there! Future note to self.
There were so many different workout options, between lighter weights (I don’t think I saw any over 10 lbs), resistance bands, yoga mats, rubber flooring.
I’ll be honest, it was my hope that I would find a phone case here as I needed to make a last minute upgrade to my phone last week. It was fading quickly and I wanted to upgrade while I could still get some money back for it, instead of waiting for it to totally crap out on me and get nothing. Since a new phone is a pretty hefty purchase, I really didn’t want to spend a ton on a new case so I was excited to find a whole wall of case options for $5!
Okay, you may think I’m crazy for not thinking about there being cards at 5 Below, but I really didn’t think about it and when I saw the whole wall, I got really excited and picked one up for my nephew’s birthday.
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I’m excited to open my doors to new possibilities that will keep me on my budget for a wide variety of possible purchases. (No, this was not a sponsored post.)
Are you a fan of dollar stores or 5 Below kind of stores?
What are your favorite products to pick up at these stores?