Looking back in time, a dollar used to go a whole lot further than it does today. In fact, one of those George Washington bills in your wallet has the same buying power of 4 cents a hundred years ago. But you can still nab some amazing things in 2016 for $1 – or less!
We’ve rounded up 20 serious steals to please your inner penny pincher. Be prepared to be surprised, and mostly importantly, save!
What can you buy for a dollar?
1. .COM Domain for just $.99 at GoDaddy.com
If you want to start your own website, finding a great website domain that doesn’t gouge you on price can be daunting. GoDaddy.com offers customers a .COM Domain for as little as $1 a month, backed by their guarantee of 24/7 customer support based in America to build your online presence. It’s oh-so-simple to search for, reserve, and use your new domain.
There are a ton of reasons why you might want to have your own website domain. If you’re starting a business or want to show off a portfolio of your work, a custom URL can make you easy to find. Or you could create your own blog, personal website, or even just an online gallery to share photos and updates from your life. Your own website can also be used to promote a special event, like a wedding or fundraiser. The options are endless, especially when buying your domain from GoDaddy.com for just $1!
2. Cup of Coffee – $1 at McDonald’s
It’s cheap, it’s convenient, and it’s got caffeine. What more could you want? Alternatively you could try to haggle for half a cup of Starbucks coffee, which starts at $1.85 for a Tall.
3. A Song – $0.99 on iTunes
The latest tracks will set you back a cool $1.29, but you can score millions of songs for under a buck on iTunes.
4. Hair Accessory – $1 at Kmart
For the girl who has everything, this cute hair accessory set can be mixed and matched for 10 different looks. That’s a dime a style, in case you were keeping count.
5. Razor Blades – $1 / month from Dollar Shave Club
Source: Dollar Shave Club
Your first month is free, plus each blade after that costs just $1 plus shipping for a fresh, sharp new razor blade.
6. Mascara – $1 from e.l.f. cosmetics
Cheap chic beauty brand e.l.f. has ridiculously low prices that make it totally justifiable to try out new products. Like, all the time.
7. Scissors – $0.49 at Office Depot
When you spot savings on school supplies, buy extras – you never know when your kid will lose theirs or when you need something for an at-home craft project.
8. Scratch Tickets
A $1 scratch ticket could net you a crazy big return on investment. And if you don’t win, it’s just a dollar spent on a dream!
9. Bus Trip – Megabus Tickets from $1
If you’re thinking of hitting the road, book way in advance on Megabus and you could score a seat for as little as $1 (plus a 50 cent booking fee). There are limited $1 tickets on every bus, so look early, often, and be flexible with your dates.
10. A (Temporary) Tattoo – $0.82 at TemporaryTattoos.com
A short-term tattoo means a minor investment. Plus, the more you buy, the more you save.
11. 10 Meals for Hungry Children – $1 at No Kid Hungry
Make those dollars count: Every dollar you donate to this worthy cause ensures 10 healthy, hearty meals for a child in need.
12. Bubbles – $0.40 each at Party City
You have to buy these party-ready bubbles in a pack of five, but the hours of fun versus the cost is well worth it!
13. Lipstick – $0.99 at Walgreens
With over 20 colors to choose from, you can pick up a new lipstick for every working day of the month!
14. Penny Stocks
You can play the stock market with your pocket change. While you might not find yourself ruling Wall Street, investing in penny stocks is a handy way to learn the market.
15. Lunch – $1 Classic Crispy Chicken Jr. Sandwich at Burger King
Never underestimate the value of your dollar when it comes to ordering off the value menu at your favorite fast food joint.
16. Beer – $0.66 for a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon
Everyone’s favorite hipster beer is extra refreshing with its cool price of just $19.99 for a 30-can case.
17. Books – $0.99 for a Kindle eBook
In the mood for romance? You can pick up dozens of steamy reads for under $1.
18. Bracelet – $0.89 at GearBest
This infinity necklace is oh so simple and timeless – and very, very affordable. Pick one up as a fun stocking stuffer for your teen.
19. Address Change – $1 at USPS Online
Moving somewhere? You can easily and instantly update your mailing address online for $1.
20. Game – $0.99 on the App Store
This interactive horror game puts you in the pitch black – causing you to rely on your sense of hearing to navigate your way to safety.