Which back-to-school items should you buy at the dollar store?

Help Me Hank investigates dollar store school supplies


DETROIT – Back-to-school shopping can get expensive, and it often involves going to multiple stores to get supplies.

If a dollar store is on your list of places to stop, you might want to think twice. There are items you should and shouldn't buy there for a discount.

Those lists seem to get longer every year and the older your child gets, the more supplies they'll need.

Instead of doing bargain hunting yourself, Local 4 consumer investigator Hank Winchester went to the dollar store to find out which items are best to buy there and which are better to buy somewhere else.

You can watch the full story in the video posted above.

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