The problem with Ross/TJMaxx/Marshall's is they're hit and miss. Fairly consistant, far more than a chain like Tuesday Morning (Again, in this family of stores, Tuesday Morning is the K-Mart of closeout stores), but some don't ever get the stuff people report finding. It happens less than 50% of the time I'd estimate, but it does happen.
5 Belows are like fly dirt here now, and I love them. I forgot they got 25th figures in too... I get Card Model sets for like $1 a pack.
5 Below is worth going to just for the candy. It's absurd. choco rooms are great.
For Sprry's benefit too, CVS is a pharmacy, not a discounter. I think you mentioned not having them around, but yeah, they're not like Family Dollar and stuff. More like Walgreens or Rite Aid.