|Someone asked me to write a post about Dollar Tree. I <3 Dollar Tree! Do you know how much stuff costs there? No really, do you? Because apparently it’s not well known. I’ve been in Dollar Tree tons of times and heard someone ask an employee, “Excuse me, how much is this here pair of rubber lips?” So, as a public service announcement “Hear ye! Hear ye! Items at The Dollar Tree cost $1.” Thank you. (Some items cost less than $1, but if that is the case there will be a sign or a sticker – think 2/$1.)|
|CAUTION!!!! If you have no self restraint, please do not visit The Dollar Tree. Really. Since stuff only costs $1, you might find your cart will runneth over with things that “only cost $1.” You might go in to get one thing, but if you leave and your bill is $100 then you sorta defeated the purpose of going into the store…..and plus, you have to go home and find the room to put those 100 things. No thanks. Also, beware of the “Only $1 Syndrome.” Just because it is $1 doesn’t mean it’s a good deal. Some of the items in the store will actually be cheaper at your regular grocery store.|
|They do not accept coupons at The Dollar Tree. Yes, it’s sad but true. However, most of the time you’ll find that the brands/items in the store wouldn’t be something you would find a coupon for anyway.There are a few things I go specifically to The Dollar Tree to buy. I know they’re there and the price is good. I usually avoid the food aisles all together. They are too tempting, and full of mostly junk. The rubber lips are pretty intriguing. Just say no.Update 10/22/12 – Dollar Tree now accepts coupons! See this post from Deal Seeking Mom.|
|If you’ve been to one of my workshops, you know I use Oxi-Clean. If you buy the name brand stuff, it’s pretty expensive and can add up quickly. I buy the Dollar Tree version and it works great for me! I’ve seen absolutely no difference in it versus the name brand. Just a tip, here is my “recipe” for getting stains out. Wash your load with regular detergent and add a cap of oxi-clean to the washer with the soap. Put white vinegar in the fabric softener dispenser. If the stain remains when the load is done, spray the wet stain with white vinegar and let the item dry in the sunshine. It’ll come out almost every time. Oh, and at The Dollar Tree things only cost $1.|
|You might not have heard my tip before about squeegeeing the shower since I posted it on Facebook. If you do it after each use (sides and bottom) you’ll have to clean your shower a LOT less often. It really keeps soap scum at bay. Soap scum is the devil. I bought my squeegees at Dollar Tree. I also buy buckets, brooms (if they have them) and dust pans there. The quality isn’t as good, but it works for me.|
|I love getting wrapping supplies at Dollar Tree. If you didn’t know, wrapping paper and bows are EXPENSIVE at other stores. God did not gift me with the ability to make cool bows and wrap stuff really nicely…….so I just cover gift with paper from the Dollar Tree and go on with life – and tell everyone that Barry did it. Or better yet, just put the gift in a bag. Dollar Tree has GREAT gift bags in about a zillion different sizes for all occasions…..plus tissue paper. They also have really cute Mylar balloons. I’ve found tons of party and decorating supplies at Dollar Tree. You just have to visit the gift section and let your creative juices flow. And no, that is not my box of gift wrap supplies…..that’s just too neat for me. Mine are in a box, stuffed in the corner of Annie’s closet. Honesty is the best policy.|
Okay, my last favorite thing to get at Dollar Tree is greeting cards. They are 2/$1 which is a really hard price to beat. Plus, they have funny ones too. I usually don’t give serious cards…..unless someone dies. Then you probably need a serious one. Anyway, I like to look through them and pick out the best ones. If I laugh out loud when I’m reading it, I know it’s a good choice. Serious cards are not my thang…..but if they’re your thang, you can find those kinds there too. Plus they have serious sympathy cards. Did I say that? What’s your favorite thing to get at Dollar Tree? Oh, and it’s not a good idea to visit if there is a full moon – I’m just sayin’.