99 Cents Only Stores
99 Cents Only Stores are a chain of deep-discount retailers of name-brand general merchandise in America. All products in-store are sold for 99 cents or less.
Everything's a pound
In the UK, we call them pound shops. Everything's a pound. Like a treasure trove. Worth going back every week because you never know what you will find. Best bargain? 3 x film DVD's featuring film noir and BW classics from the 30s and 40s. 3 movies lasting 4 hours of great movies on one DVD for a whole £1 ($1.80)! How can this fail to be a Lovemark?
Steve, United Kingdom - 10 May 2006
I’m a lowly college student who has found the wonders of 99 cent stores to be a lifesaver, both for life and projects I have to do for class itself. It’s amazing the types of things you can get to fullfill all your creative wants and then some.
Carrie, United States - 09 March 2006
A refreshing whiff of "unpredictable"
99 cents stores are not just about saving money. I admit that years ago as a single mom I started relying on them, but I haven’t had a financial excuse for eons. I love them because of the unpredictable products made overseas that never would have passed all our marketing focus groups and committees of designers who decree the use of only an approved color palette. Step into a 99 cents store and you’ll find taxi cab yellow bowls, hot pink toilet scrubbers, a kitschy ceramic photo frame that looks like a lemon (even has a pebbled texture) and plastic baskets in unthinkable colors. There’s great gag gifts like the perfume I found last week in a Queens store with a label that proudly stated “Butt Naked”. Yes, some of this stuff is cheap quality but for 99 cents you get a refreshing whiff of “unpredictable”.
Linda, United States - 07 February 2006
I love the 99 cents stores. They have a lot of great stuff. Other places try to rip you off but you can always find name brand stuff there at an affordable rate.
Iolanta, United States - 06 February 2006
This store is a blessing
I am disabled and have fighting with Social Security for SSDI for five years. I have no income and am on my last few saved pennies. I love this heavenly 99-cent store. It offers real nice savings plus the people are so nice. I will continue to shop there even when I have money; this store is a blessing.
Carla, United States - 01 July 2004
I can identify with this! It has been a lifesaver during those paycheck-to-paycheck days. And it's nice to pick up some bubble bath for 99c and feel like you're being pampered when you really can't afford it!
Teresa, United States - 01 July 2004
There at least 3 times per week
I am in the same boat. I'm not sure where I would be without the 99 cents store. I am there at least three times per week because we hardly have any money.
Jennifer, United States - 30 June 2004
A beacon of hope
As a freelance writer/producer, I've had long spells between jobs where I've been without much of an income. During those times, the 99 Cents Only Store has stood as a beacon of hope and prosperity. I'd walk in knowing that I could afford anything on the shelves. Somedays, if I was feeling really brazen, I'd load my cart to the brim. It was a way a showing the universe that I had faith in my future. Although I'm a bit more flush these days, I still make my weekly trek before I hit the major grocery chains.
Stephanie, United States - 25 June 2004