Why? Just-a-Buck Giveaway!

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a dollar store shopper. But when I heard about Just-a-Buck, I was intrigued. Just-a-Buck stores in Cleveland are operated by Solutions at Work, which helps people with developmental disabilities find employment.

All of the employees at Just-a-Buck, excluding managers, are people with developmental disabilities. Their jobs at Just-a-Buck provide a safe environment to learn retail skills and gain the fulfillment that employment provides.

Plus, every item at Just-a-Buck is really “just a buck.” When you check-out, the employees simply need to count up your items to figure out what you owe.

I headed to the Parma location (there are also stores in Rocky River and South Euclid) to check out the Just-a-Buck holiday section. I was able to stock up on a ton of goodies for my nieces’ Easter baskets.

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Plus I got some adorable little stuffed bunnies for Jeffrey’s friends in music class.


The seasonal section at Just-a-Buck is a nice, cost-efficient way to pick up party decorations, kids gifts, and more. And the items I found for my nieces included Princess Sofia, Dora the Explorer, and other popular characters.

The Just-a-Buck employees were friendly, efficient, and made the shopping experience a great one! This is more than just a place to pick up affordable merchandise, it’s a way to support those with developmental disabilities finding fulfilling employment.

So, put aside your preconceived dollar store notions, and check out Just-a-Buck. It’s not only shopping, but it’s contributing to Solutions at Work’s positive mission! And to help you do just that, I have a $25 gift certificate to give away to Just-a-Buck.

Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, or all four entries, just leave a separate comment for each):

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite store to find a bargain.

2. Leave a comment if you like Just-a-Buck and Why CLE? on Facebook, letting me know you like both pages.

3. Follow @JustaBuckNEO and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you’re following both.

3. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted:

I want to save money and help others at @JustaBuckNEO thanks to SAW, Inc. and @WhyCLE: http://wp.me/p1fb9r-2iY

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Sunday, March 29 and the winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked by SAW, Inc. to help promote Just-a-Buck. In exchange, I received a $25 gift certificate for myself and a $25 gift certificate to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***


35 Responses

  1. amy guillaume linderman

    hi….i liked both pages, tweeted. i love all kinds of dollar stores! i think i go to Dollar Tree the most lately.

  2. itsahero

    My favorite place to find deals is actually Big Lots… because they have TONS of gluten free/non-GMO foods at discounted rates. 🙂 Chad found it by chance and now we cannot stop shopping for GF food there!

  3. Hello! I like Just-A-Buck pages and WhyCLE? already, and just-a-buck is my go to store! They have everything from a to z. From batteries to catnip, food, housewares and more. Plus, sometimes you’ll find buy one get one, or even buy one get two items !

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