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14 Things You Can Buy on Amazon for a Dollar

It's true—you can get some quality Amazon essentials for just about one dollar (or less!).

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The cheapest things on Amazon

Amazon is famous for its annual Prime Day deals, but you don’t have to wait for Prime Day to start saving. In fact, you can spend almost nothing on Amazon and still come away with some quality products. Have you ever wondered what the cheapest thing on Amazon is?

As it turns out, there are lots of things you can get on Amazon for about a dollar. You might even find that they’re some of Amazon’s best sellersproducts you’ll use every day that also make great Prime Day gifts. Though not as much fun to browse as the weirdest things on Amazon or the absolute most expensive item on Amazon, they’re an absolute steal that will only run you about a buck (exclusive of any delivery fee). These are the cheapest items on Amazon that still come highly reviewed.

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Glade air freshener

This tiny air freshener is perfect for any room in your house. Since it’s so small, it can easily hide behind a piece of furniture or bathroom decor so that your guests will never know your secret to keeping your house so fresh. Here’s another trick to make your bathroom smell amazing.

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Dental floss picks

When you eventually run out of the free floss you get at the dentist every six months, add this to your cart on Amazon. These mint-flavored floss picks come in a convenient case that makes it easy to carry in your purse, travel with, or keep in your desk at work. They also have amazing reviews, with more than 60,000 reviews that average 4.7 stars.

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Large tail comb

An essential tool for every hair length, this salon-worthy comb has a long tail for helping you part and section your hair. Amazon reviewer Jalilah put it simply: “Never knew you could buy anything on Amazon for a dollar. This worked perfectly for parting hair for drying and styling. Not sure what a more expensive version would add?!?”

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Softsoap liquid hand soap

We’ve all gotten very familiar with hand washing in recent years, and we know that all that scrubbing can take a toll on your skin. Enter: Softsoap Soothing Aloe Vera hand soap, which gets your hands clean without robbing them of their much-needed moisture. At just over a buck, there are truly no downsides.

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Wooden ruler

A classic wooden ruler: It’s one of those things you don’t think you need until you’re desperate for a simple measurement or a straight edge to trace something. Save yourself from future headache with this super-cheap Amazon purchase. Full price is just $1.20, but it often dips to just 50 cents. A ruler is also a time-honored gift for your favorite teacher.

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ChuckIt! tennis balls

Pup parents know that you can never have too many dog toys, and a ChuckIt! ball is just the thing for energetic dogs who need lots of exercise to tire themselves out. Pair this pack of two with a ChuckIt! Ball Launcher for epic games of fetch.

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Nail glue

A broken nail is bad enough, but a broken acrylic nail? Tragedy. Luckily, this nail glue is here to save the day. Use it to adhere natural, acrylic, or press-on nails and watch it work its magic. Some users compare its strength to super glue. Those nails aren’t going anywhere after using this!

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Dustless white chalk

There are a few free things on Amazon, but snagging a pack of dustless chalk for less than a dollar feels like it might be just as rewarding as finding that elusive freebie. Now, this chalk won’t be the cheapest thing on Amazon, but it may be the cheapest chalk you’ll ever find, and because it’s dustless, it will make less of a mess.

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Drawstring bag

This multi-use drawstring bag will cost you not just less than a dollar, but less than 50 cents. It’s available in 15 colors, so there’s bound to be one that strikes your fancy. Use it to store all the Amazon products with practically perfect reviews that you just realized you can’t live without.

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Pack of 10 BIC ballpoint pens

Nabbing one pen for less than a dollar is a great deal, but 10? You can’t beat the savings. These classic BIC ballpoint pens are everywhere for a reason—they really work. And at 10 cents per pen, they’re just about the cheapest thing on Amazon.

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Plastic putty knife

Sometimes when you go tool shopping, it’s for quality tools to last a lifetime. And sometimes when you go tool shopping, you’re looking for a single-use tool for a special project like upcycling that you won’t be repeating. When you’re in search of the latter, know that Amazon’s got a one-and-a-half-inch plastic putty knife just waiting to be snapped up for exactly one dollar.

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Wet n Wild lipstick

This silk-finish buildable lip color in a stick comes in more than 25 colors and costs less than a dollar. And that’s true for every color, not just the luscious berry that goes by the name of “Bind Date,” which first drew our eyes to this incredibly inexpensive drugstore lipstick brand. Around 22,460 reviews averaging four stars or better tell us we’re in good company.

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Wet n Wild eye pencil

This classic eyeliner/eye color pencil has more than 2,260 ratings averaging over four stars. It’s available in three colors: black, brown, and mink. The only catch would appear to be that you’ll need an equally cheap eye-pencil sharpener to go with it. But guess what? Amazon has that covered.

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Wet n Wild eye pencil sharpener

Might you be in the market for an eye-pencil sharpener? Somehow we just sensed it. This one from Wet n Wild has an average rating, among more than 1,000 Amazon customers, of at least four stars. And it’s actually cheaper than the eye pencil itself. Pair it with the top-selling mascara on Amazon.

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Lauren Cahn
Lauren Cahn is a New York–based writer whose work has appeared regularly on Reader's Digest and in a variety of other publications since 2008. She covers life and style, popular culture, law, religion, health, fitness, yoga, entertaining and entertainment. Lauren is also an author of crime fiction, and her first full-length manuscript, "The Trust Game," was short-listed for the 2017 CLUE Award for emerging talent in the genre of suspense fiction.