Say WHAT? Dollar Tree will soon no longer offer everything for $1 and prices will go up to $1.25?? Here's what you need to know!
Dollar Tree Prices Have Gone Up!
Been to Dollar Tree?? A few months ago, Dollar Tree announced in a press release that they were raising their prices from $1 to $1.25 across ALL Dollar Tree stores nationwide. Several PPP readers mentioned that the prices have already gone up at their stores, and my friend Mary saw it at her store too!
That means everything's NOT going to be $1 anymore?? So sad!
According to the company, the $1.25 price point, which will apply to a majority of Dollar Tree’s assortment, will enhance their ability to materially expand its offerings, introduce new products and sizes, and provide families with more of their daily essentials at a great value.
However, we did spot a few things that were still $1 or less – like select handmade greeting cards, canned vegetables which were TWO for $1, and packets of seeds which were FOUR for $1.
Dollar Tree plans to introduce the new price point in more than 2,000 additional legacy Dollar Tree stores in December and complete the rollout to all stores by the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2022.
…do you think it's still worth shopping Dollar Tree??
(I wonder if they'll change the name of Dollar Tree stores to Dollar Tree Plus?? Speaking of Dollar Tree Plus…keep reading!)
Dollar Tree Plus – What is it??
Dollar Tree recently launched a brand NEW section at select stores called “Dollar Tree Plus” that offers oodles of $3 and $5 items ~ sort of like a mix between Five Below and Dollar Tree!
This new section has been tested in select markets since 2019 and is now available in over 120 Dollar Tree stores (unfortunately it's not available online). It is slowly rolling out in more stores and is now available in over 500 stores. However, a Dollar Tree cashier told me that eventually it will be available in ALL Dollar Tree stores, so it's definitely something to watch for in your area! 😱
Dollar Tree plans to have 500 Dollar Tree Plus stores by the end of 2021 and another 1,500 stores are planned for fiscal 2022. At least 5,000 Dollar Tree Plus stores are expected by the end of fiscal 2024.
They're also planning to add 400 Combo Stores (Family Dollar/Dollar Tree stores) in 2022, with the potential of up to 3,000 over the next several years.
Dollar Tree Plus Locations
Wondering if there is a Dollar Tree Plus near you? While there's not really a super easy way to find out exactly which stores have this new section, you may be able to use the Dollar Tree store locator online and see if your store has this red PLUS! banner located next to it (like pictured below).
Note that the store that my friend Mary visited did NOT have the PLUS! banner located next to it since it just rolled out recently, so be sure to call your local store and ask to see if it rolled out recently.
Wondering what the shelves look like at these new DT Plus stores? My friend Mary ventured over to her local store in Texas after hearing that the items had just hit the shelves. Check out what she found below!
🚨🚨Note that NOT all of the items we found are great deals – they're just an idea of some of the items available. However, you can still use coupons on these name-brand items if you have them to save more.
Home & Room Decor – $5 each:
Kitchen & Bakeware – $5 each:
$3-$5 Bed, Bath, & Closet Items
Arts & Crafts Supplies – $3 to $5 each:
Summer & Outdoor Items – $3 to $5 each:
Clothing & Shoes – $3 to $5 each:
Toys & Puzzles – $3 to $5 each:
Pet Beds & Pillows – $3 to $5 each:
Electronics – $5 each:
Cleaning Supplies – $3 to $5 each:
Paper & Household Products – $3 to $5 each:
Have you spotted this new section at your local Dollar Tree store? Let us know!