When officers responded to a call at a dollar store in Charlotte Hall, Md., they probably didn’t expect the suspect to be a beaver hell-bent on property destruction.
But that was exactly what happened when the furry critter was reported strolling the aisles Dec. 1. Animal Control took the Beav into its care and later released the creature to a wildlife rehabilitator, according to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s official Twitter page!
Maybe this thrifty beaver was just digging around and looking for some real holiday deals…
As you probably alredy know, dollar stores are a great place to find great buys this or any time of the year.
Items like gift wrap, ribbons, bows, wrapping paper and tape are all no-brainers at dollar stores — particularly ‘true’ dollar store chains like Dollar Tree and 99-Cent Only chains, where everything is $1 or less, no exceptions! (By contrast, Family Dollar and Dollar General are dollar stores in name only; they have a variety of price points beyond just a buck.)
But dig a little deeper and you’ll find even more outside-the-box kind of savings on seasonal items as well as everyday products!
6 of the best holiday buys at the dollar store
But think twice about buying these things!
Consumer Reports recently took a close look at dollar stores in their Money Adviser publication and identified some sketchy products in dollar stores that you might want to stay away from. Here’s their list:
- Jewelry (too much lead content)
- Electrical products (possibly fake UL labels)
- Medication (their research turned up expired products, though this may vary greatly from store to store);
- Vitamins (not from reputable sellers)