Family Dollar Holidazzles with Home Décor


More than 65 percent of consumers aim to spend $50 or less when shopping for holiday decorations, according to a national survey conducted by Family Dollar. From trees and lights, to wreathes, wrapping paper and bows, Family Dollar offers seasonal décor at an affordable price every single day this holiday season.

Family Dollar can help you spread holiday cheer without breaking the bank with artificial Christmas trees for less than $35 and holiday décor and wrapping materials for under $15.

In addition to low prices every day, Family Dollar is offering Daily Deals on a variety of items throughout the holidays. Shoppers can view these deals on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit


Of course I can’t share all of the deals currently found at Family Dollar, but check-out these holiday prices that are sure to make your decorating more affordable!

Trim the Tree

  • 6’ White or Green Artificial Tree, $25
  • 4’ Green Artificial Tree, $12
  • 10-piece Shatterproof Ball Ornaments, $3

Several color combinations available

  • Angel and Star Shatterproof Tree Ornaments, $3/each

Variety of holiday-themed shapes and colors

  • 6-piece set of Handcrafted Glass Tree Ornaments, $5

Several color combinations available

  • 14-piece set of Shatterproof Glitter Tree Ornaments, $3

Several color combinations available

Top Your Tables

  • Interior by Design Candle Votives,$5
  • 6 ft. Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree, $35
  • Glade Holiday Candles, $3

   Variety of scents

  • Family Dollar Holiday Candles, $5

Variety of scents

  • Nutcracker, $6

Deck the Halls and Line the Lawn

  • Decorative White Tree Branches with Clear Lights, $10

4-pack; for outdoor use

  • LED Color Changing Metal Lawn Lanterns, $10

3-pack; Tree and star metal cut-outs

  • Strand of Clear White Light, $8

18-ft. strand with 200 count lights; for indoor/outdoor use

  •   Strand of Multi-Color Lights, $10

28-ft. strand with 105 motion-sensor lights; for indoor/outdoor use

  •   LED Holiday Solar Light Stakes, $3

2-pack; includes rechargeable batteries

  •   15-ft.-wide Curly Tinsel Garland, $3
  •     Large Glitter Bows, $1 each

Family Dollar has more than 8,000 stores across 46 states. To find a store near you, please visit


About Family Dollar
For more than 50 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop, neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 8,000 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO.

FTC Disclosure: Free product is being received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions are still honest and my own. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

Find&Save Black Friday Shopping

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Find&Save is your window to local savings. Find&Save makes discovery shopping engaging, fun and social for you, wherever you are and however you shop – mobile, web or tablet.

Attention shoppers! Black Friday is just around the corner!

If you are like me, the best place to shop Black Friday deals, is at home! I love shopping after hours, in the comfort of my home, and not dealing with crowds.

Looks like I’m not alone -

The 2013 Find&Save Black Friday Shopping Survey shows how, when and why people shop. Click the below Infographic and compare Night Owl vs. Early Bird Shoppers!


Night Owl vs. Early Bird Black Friday Shoppers

The Find&Save survey compared the results of two different types of Black Friday shoppers: the “Night Owls” – Black Friday shoppers leaving their house before 5:00 AM, and the “Early Birds” – Black Friday shoppers leaving their house after 5:00 AM.

  • The Night Owl shoppers are likely to get most of their holiday shopping completed – 63 percent typically complete more than half of their shopping on Black Friday, compared to 42 percent among the Early Bird shoppers leaving after 5 AM.
  • Overall, 53 percent of the Night Owls and 38 percent of the Early Birds said they “love it” when asked how they felt about Black Friday sales starting early on Thursday evening and extending through Sunday.
  • About 75 percent of Night Owls are shopping for electronics, compared to 60 percent of the Early Bird shoppers.
  • While both sets of shoppers are primarily interested in finding a great deal, 40 percent of the Night Owls said they enjoy the competition, vs. 24 percent of the Early Bird shoppers.

Which one you are you? A Night Owl, or Early Bird shopper? Or, Not a Black Friday Shopper at all?

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Movie Review – Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth is the animated tale of the hero Scorch Supernova who enjoys exploring neighboring planets and makes discoveries for his people, a blue alien race from the planet Baab. After he had rescued several kidnapped children, he was widely regarded throughout the planet. Scorch then decides to venture to the ‘Dark Planet’, planet Earth, on yet another exciting exploration in response to an apparent call for help. Unfortunately, he finds himself caught up in the trap of an evil and vengeful General Shanker after his arrival and finds himself in Area 51 with other captured aliens. It is then up to Scorch’s nerdy, rule loving brother Gary to come to his rescue. Now Available on DirecTV On Demand. If you haven’t signed up for DirecTV visit for special deals on packages and signing up.


The Canadian flick starred several famous actors and actresses.

Scorch Supernova, the adventurous hero who finds himself trapped on Earth, was the voice of Brenden Fraser.
Gary Supernova, the nerdy brother who is forced to go on a rescue mission for his brother was played by Rob Corddry.
Kip Supernova, the son of Gary Supernova, was played by the young Jonathan Morgan Heit.
Kira Supernova, the wife of Gary Supernova, was played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Lena, the head of the organization Scorch works for, known as BASA, was played by Jessica Alba.
General Shanker, the evil and vengeful captor of Scorch, was played by William Shatner.


When the Supernova family back on Baab realizes that Scorch has been captured, Gary’s young son Kip becomes determined to and rescue his uncle, Gary discourages him and the boy leaves very upset. When Gary goes to try and talk to his son he finds that Kip has snuck out to try and launch a rescue mission. Gary manages to stop him just in time, but realizes that he needs to go in his place to rescue his brother.

After arriving on Earth, Gary finds himself face to face with General Shanker. He discovers that Shanker is so evil because when he was younger three aliens had accidently killed his father. For his revenge, he is determined to destroy all the alien planets with a laser built by the other captured aliens.

It is also revealed that Lena, the head of Scorch’s organization of BASA, is in fact an ally of Shanker and believes herself to be in love with him. She is sending him blutonium, a power source. Scorch works to rig the blutonium to destroy the laser the aliens had built. Back on BASA, Kip and Kira manage to subdue Lena. Scorch and Gary escape from Area 51 and find Scorch’s ship and make their way back home.


The movie did not fare too well with critics, who were mostly disappointed with the script but noted that the acting was relatively strong. Reviewers did note a few laughs that were thrown in, but said that most adults would find the movie too drawn out. Some did find the movie mildly entertaining, especially for the younger audience that the movie was intended.

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