We have a Family Dollar in the local shopping plaza. It's been there about 15+ years now. I've popped in a few times to find cheap paint brushes or aluminum foil pans and paper plates. They send out sales flyers which I look through and for food I do NOT see where any savings are realized over going to the real grocery store across the street. In fact I don't see any real savings on much of anything there as their pricing is often higher than the local grocery store on foods, cleaning products and other stuff. They do offer lots of things not found in the local grocery store but found elsewhere like Walmart but the few extra pennies spent there make the trip to Walmart and other "big name stores" worth avoiding because of time/distance. So not really a bad place but marginally useful for the sake of convenience.