Dollar Spot

Toxic Treats - Made with containers from the Target Dollar Spot

Have you checked out the Target Dollar Spot recently, there are so many cute things for fall and Halloween. I will be making a few fall gifts and treats out of these items to share with you over the next couple of months.

Target Dollar Spot treat holders

I made some fun treat holders out of the Test Tube Shot Glasses that I found in the Target Dollar spot.   These come in a 3-pack for $1.00.   These didn’t require much effort at all.   I simply filled the test tubes with fall colored M&Ms, added a cork to the top (I picked these up at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts.)   I made a tag using my Silhouette machine, if you don’t have a Silhouette you can easily make tags with your computer or a rubber stamp.   I finished it off by tying the tag on with black and white Baker’s Twine.

Super simple!    You can get a great deal on the M&M’s for this project using the following coupons:

M&M Chocolate Candies $2.66 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target printable coupon
Save 10% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.22)
$1.50/2 coupon from 8/18 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.30 each

You can also save 10% off (4) items from the Target Dollar Spot with Cartwheel by Target.


The Dollar Spot at Target is filled with new items for Halloween and fall. Here is a peek at the new items you may find at your store.

dollar spot 1

  • Large costume glasses
  • Glow wand, sticks and more
  • Reflective stickers and braclets
  • Halloween Bingo

dollar spot 2

  • Chocolate coins
  • Halloween candy bowls
  • Disney Halloween board book
  • Halloween tins

dollar spot 3

  • Decorative scarecrows
  • Wooden fall signs
  • Glow in the dark lanyard and bracelet kit ($3)
  • Fall themed tin buckets

dollar spot 4

Glitter pumpkins
Glow in the dark fangs (8 ct)
Mini decorative gourds
Fall felt bags


one spot black star

I have some bad news folks!    It appears as if the black star dollar spot items were salvaged at 50% off.    We didn’t see them even make it to 70% off, they were all removed from the dollar spot.   If these items went 70% off at your store, please let us know!

I posted last week that the black star dollar spot items went on clearance for 50% off on September 2nd.    In the past, the dollar spot clearance items have gone from  50% to 70% off usually 3 days after they hit 50% off.      A reader let me know that the valid date on the 50% off sign at her store said “valid through 9/8″, which seemed to mean that the items would go 70% off on 9/9 instead of 9/5 like I predicted.    Unfortunately, it seems like all the dollar spot items that were on clearance were removed and not marked down to 70% off at all.

I have received numerous reports from people and found the same thing at my store.

It sounds like the next time we see a clearance in the dollar spot you may want to buy everything you want to 50% off, because it may not make it to 70% off.    Only time will tell!


one spot black star

If you head to Target soon make sure you check the dollar spot section, all black star items are 50% off. If you don’t see a clearance sign at your store, grab one of the black star items and scan it to see if it is actually 50% off.

These items should go to 70% off in approximately 3 days after they hit 50% off.  I will be sure to update you if I hear when that happens.

Shelley found this markdown at the Puyallup South Hill Mall location.


The Target Dollar Spot is stocked with new goodies, here is a look at what I found at my store (Kent, WA).

dollar gift bags

dollar wrap paper

dollar cards

There is a whole section devoted to cards, gift wrap, gift bags and boxes.

dollar workbooks

flash cards

There is also a section for workbooks and flash cards.

dollar pencil cups

Some fun pencil cups.

dollar tins

As usual, new tins. These have chalkboard shapes on the front of them.

dollar toys

There is also a new section of toys and trinkets.

I also noticed several items that are targeted towards the teen crown heading off to college.


Photo credit: Landee See, Landee Do

If you want to pin this photo, please go directly to her site to do so.

Oh my goodness, I am so impressed with the creative teacher gift ideas over at Landee See, Landee Do.  They really are some of the cutest ideas EVER!    You have to check out all of her amazing ideas.    Most of these gifts are made with items from the Target Dollar Spot.   I am having a hard time deciding which one to make!

Printable Target Gift Card Holder

Time to Relax

Now that the strain is over!

Bucket List


There are some new items in the Target Dollar Spot. I noticed several items for 4th of July and summer picnics. Here are a few photos:

  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Patriotic Bows & Hats
  • Flag Pinwheels
  • Glow Sticks
  • Patriotic Bowls

  • Marshmallow roasting sticks
  • Condiment bowls
  • Plastic baskets & liners
  • Ceramic Plates & Corn on the cob holders

I used some Target Dollar Spot items to throw a party last year, you can read all about it HERE.


Here is a look at some of the new items you will find in the Target Dollar Spot.

There are new styles of the metal buckets that I love so much.

There are a whole bunch of new Crayola items including:

  • Crayons
  • Flash Cards
  • Coloring Rolls
  • 2-pack Puzzles
  • Activity Books

Some outdoor bug catching items for kids.

There are some gardening items. They have garden tools for both adults and kids. I am not so sure how sturdy a $1 garden tool would be, so I would probably skip the adult version, but the ones for the kids are probably fine.

I spotted some bright colored fun summer party supplies.

There are some fiesta type items like Salsa Bowls and Taco Holders.

Lots of pool toys.

There are also a few water toys for the kids.

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