Shoppers Take Advantage of Dollar Store Deals

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Updated: 12/24/2013 7:39 pm
 The Christmas season just isn't complete without stocking stuffers, and if this season, Santa will be stuffing a whole lot of stockings. This holiday season, some people are getting more bang for their buck with just one buck. Luke Cook, a shopper, says, "I depend on coming here to find something cheap for my grandkids." With an economy still in recovery, customers are happy that dollar stores are open on Christmas Eve with plenty of toys for less. Velma Goudy, another shopper, says, "Today, I'm shopping for my grandkids even though I'm in my pajamas. That's what I like best." Today is one of the last days of a holiday sale that took over the Biloxi Family Dollar. Vickie Martin, the manager of the Family Dollar in Biloxi, says, "The store was full, top shelves, bottom shelves. I never thought we'd be able to get rid of these toys." The Family Dollar in Biloxi said its store was filled with toys from wall to wall, but today, on Christmas Eve, those shelves are quite empty. Martin also says, "They're just flying off the shelves. People are buying them." Toy shelves are left empty as people are finding gifts for loved ones, for both those who talk and those who bark.

Yvonne Palode, another shopper, says, "I'm shopping for my puppy. She's real spoiled, so I have to treat her like she's one of my children." The Family Dollar is also open on Christmas Day to accommodate last minute shoppers. Cook also says, "It's the best time to get better deals during this time, so I come on Christmas Eve when it’s less people in the stores." Big or small, families of all sizes appreciate saving for the holidays. Palode also says, "You really don't come out of your pocket with a lot of money." Goudy also says, "I prefer here more than anywhere else." Here on the Coast, there are many dollar stores selling quality gifts, so why pay more if Christmas joy is supposed to be priceless?

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