My Dollar Tree Shopping Trip. . . That Place Just Makes Me Happy.

I finally made it to the Dollar Tree today to see if they really did accept coupons (I just had such a hard time believing it myself . . .), but I’m so excited to share that I had no problem using coupons there! I did hear a lot of talk from the cashiers about couponers using slightly unethical coupons while they were there (which was a little disheartening), but I think as long as people use coupons that are legitimate on the items they’re purchasing, all of us will benefit. . . including the Dollar Tree.


Because of their new coupon policy I went in looking for a few good deals, and came out with a ton of fun stuff to fluff up for fall (stop back tomorrow to see what I grabbed), and can definitely see how accepting coupons will only help the Dollar Tree as long as folks use coupons correctly there. They got me in the store with their deals, and I was more than happy to pay full price (yup, at $1 an item), for several other things in the store.

Okie dokie . . . here’s what I purchased for $4.95 plus tax at the Dollar Tree . . .


And here are the top coupon matchups that I see . . .


A big thanks to Leah (a PPP reader I met in the Dollar Tree) for hunting down the great Bounty Paper Towel deal . . . I was super excited about that one because we’re completely out of paper towels. It was also great to meet Mary there ~ apparently all of us penny pinchers were hitting The Dollar Tree today! If you’ve found any other great deals at the Dollar Tree or have had a different experience there, please leave a comment to share.

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  1. if you have a colgate coupon for “any colgate 4oz or larger” i have found two that match. The coupon is either 50 or 75 cent so it ends up being 25-50 cents. Look for the ones that say “include 42 percent more on the box. Most of the sizes are too small

    • Great find Jen ~ the ones that I saw today all were less than 4 oz., but I’m glad to hear you found some! 🙂

  2. Did the cashiers say the people were actually using Qs unethically or just trying to use them wrong? It sounds like the cashiers know how to use Qs correctly, so hopefully they’ll educate the shoppers and it really will be good for everyone.

    • It sounded like maybe they were trying to “stretch” the limits of the coupon. I’m not sure what it was on, but apparently the coupon said it was for a certain item (that would have been priced higher), and they were trying to use it on an item there. (I think it was on something Disney…. maybe even a Disney vitamin? Not really sure.) The cashier allowed it, but it was one of those murky areas where I’m not sure it was what the coupon was intended for. (I could be wrong though ~ I didn’t see the item or the coupon!) Both of the cashiers seemed to handle coupons well, it’s just hard when some of the wording isn’t easy to understand. I was so thankful that the store at least seemed to know what they were doing though!

      • The coupon pictured Disney vitamins but was worded “any Disney product” didn’t get it myself but saw it on other sites

        • That’s exactly what it was Kristi! (Like I said, I was eavesdropping!) I guess to me that’s a bit of a stretch…. Hmm…….

  3. WHen I went the cashier wouldn’t let me use any coupons that were $1, she claimed they had to be .99 or less. I didn’t have the policy with me, tsk tst, and there was a line so I just went on my way.

  4. I went to a DT in Huntsville, AL, and the manager said they will take mfg. coupons up to a $1.00 and you can use two coupons per item; but they won’t take the buy one get one free coupons (like the Pepsi Next).

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