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Are the savings real at dollar stores? Here's what you need to know

According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, 88% of Americans shop at dollar stores at least sometimes.

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Remember that old joke that there's a Starbucks on every corner? These days you might be seeing more dollar stores than coffee shops.

"Believe it or not, dollar stores outnumber Starbucks and McDonald’s combined — and more are coming. Four of 10 store openings this year are expected to be dollar stores," said sister station KETV Consumer Reports Investigative Reporter Brian Vines.

And consumers are not shying away. According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, 88% of Americans shop at dollar stores at least sometimes. The most common reason? They're inexpensive and convenient.

Are the savings real? Yes, but there's a caveat.

Watch the video above for the full story.