Best $0.99/Dollar Stores in the Bay area

I like nice things, but sometimes...there are nice things at these places. Sometimes I need to buy a whole lot of stuff for my job, with very little money. Teaching is like that. Here are some of the best places to do that...

Updated: March 29, 2010

East Bay

99 Cents Only Stores

20882 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541

The Hayward store is like a supermarket. You can get 3 kinds of anything.

Dollar Tree

2445 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

Heavy on the home supplies, and lighter on the food. Not too shabby for being central to Oakland. Lots of teacher supplies.

San Francisco

Mission Discount Club

2558 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

2 floors! Food, housewares, clothes, you name it. *Caution* some of the stuff is over 99 cents - despite the sign. Still, my favorite SF 99 cent store.