THE SAVVY SHOPPER
At McGregor Point.
Just because is says dollar on it's sign doesn't mean everything inside is one dollar but there are all kinds of discounts inside in every department. This store is jammed packed with everything from soup to nuts! The greeting cards are 2/$1. and some at $1. as well as invitations and thank you notes. Flip-flops for kids to adults $1.-$8. Beach towels, sand toys and tote bags at various prices. Giant jar of bubbles $3.
There is an auto and hardware section with various tools, paint supplies, tape, motor oil and cleaning brushes among other things for the car.
In the cleaning section I found Tide for $7.50, Gain $6. Downey $3. Snuggle $3. There really was a savings in this department such as Pine sol $2. Formula 409 $2.25, window cleaner for just a buck. Mr. Clean $2.75. Kitchen bags and hefty bags were $1. - 2.50. All kinds of plastics, laundry baskets and various other size baskets and boxes. The most expensive item I found were the giant plastic garbage cans at $14. Lots of mops and brooms.
In the plastics and picnic section were a host of paper plates, paper and plastic sleeves of cups, napkins and aluminum pans of different sizes. Reynolds wrap aluminum foil just $3.
There were all kinds of things in the garden section from garden supplies to flower pots and hoses in all sizes. When working in the garden you need bug spray, they had it! Charcoal in different brands from $3.75.
In the home section were picture frames, pictures, flowers, towels and wash cloths. Bed pillows were $5.and $6. I use these to stuff pillow shams so I don't have to take them on and off each night.
You can find just about anything in this dollar store from toys, stuffed toys, clocks, school supplies, books 1-$3. golf balls and food. The big bottles of Pepsi, Coke and Mountain Dew were $1.25. There was all kinds of can goods and big boxes of cereal plus a section of beauty supplies.
They were doing a brisk business when I was in. In this economy it is good to have a store like this. I am sure it is helping many make ends meet. Everything I saw was very reasonable.
Dollar General is in McGregor Point Shopping Center at 15271 McGregor Blvd. #29, Ft. Myers.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mondays - Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays