In the continual quest to get more bang for your buck, you may be drawn to the “dollar store” for items you’ve been buying elsewhere. You can definitely save money shopping at dollar stores for some items but, as with many things in life, pay attention or the deal might not seem so sweet later. Not everything in a dollar store is priced at $1. In fact, in some, more than 70% of the merchandise costs more. Dollar Tree sticks to the $1 rule, but both Dollar General and Family Dollar start at $1 and take it from there. On the other hand, chains like Family Dollar not only take manufacturers’ coupons, but also produce their own in-store coupons, so savvy shoppers can really save on many name-brand items. For six great tips on making the best of dollar store shopping, check out Living on the Cheap.