Five Things To Buy At Five Below

My oldest daughter absolutely loves Five Below.   This is the store where essentially everything is five dollars or less and is really geared for that tweener group as a base consumer.   Often, when we bring our kids to a flea market, dollar store, or places like Five Below, you still have teach them about how to be a smart shopper and find the really good deals.   Here are five of my favorite smart money move purchases to make if you go to Five Below.

  1. Candy- Yes, I said candy.   You are going to need to buy candy somewhere, and there are plenty of $1 per box candy deals available at Five Below.   More of the drugstore chains, Wal Mart, and other stores are recognizing that people have home movie theaters and that has really driven down the price of a box of candy.  Never, never pay full price for Milk Duds againJ
  2. Case Protectors- These are amongst the best deals at Five Below.  Whether you are looking for a case for your phone or for your tablet, there is a huge selection of cases for $5 and under.   Don’t get sucked into buying one at the mall or department store where you can end up spending $10 to $30 dollars for something you can get for $5 or less.
  3. Flip Flops/Water Shoes- Even at the main department stores, flip flops or kids aqua shoes can run around $9.99.   You can get 2 for $5 right now on the Flip Flops and you can also get those water shoes for $5.   This could be a great opportunity to pick these up for a cheap price while prices are often at their highest as we head into the summer.
  4. Sports Balls- When we go to the major sporting goods stores, you can count on most of the balls for soccer or football to be at least $10 no matter what the size of the sports balls.   For those of you with kids 6 to 12 years old, you might end up buying a smaller version of the sports ball for a higher price, and odds are your kids are going to give the ball a good beating during the summer.  At Five Below, you could pick up one of these for less than $5.
  5. Greeting Cards- Since when did a greeting card cost $6 or $7.   Since Papyrus opened up, that’s when.   Greeting cards are often impulse purchases for most of us and can really put a dent in what we spend during birthdays and holidays.  Many of the greeting cards at Five Below can be bought for a $1 or $2, so it could be a smart move to stock up on these and keep them handy when you need them at home.

At Your Smart Money Moves, I love giving you different ideas on how to save money.  What are your favorite little stores to go into and the best deal you got over the past year? 

Written by: Ted Jenkin
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Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves


My friends and family all think I’m a workaholic, but I say I’m just a guy that loves to help people do better in life.

My mother is still the only one that calls me by my real name Theodore Michael, my wife calls me Teddy, but for the rest of you it is just plain old Ted.

Ever since I was a little kid, I always loved money and being an entrepreneur. In fact, I still have cassette tapes of me talking to my grandmother at the age of five and my mother tells me all the time how much I played with money as a kid...

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Ted Jenkin is a frequent guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Headline News Weekend Express. He is the co-CEO of oXYGen Financial. You can follow him on LinkedIn @ or on Twitter @tedjenkin.

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