Dollar Tree is one of my favorite stores to shop at, even when I don’t have coupons. I’m sometimes amazed at what I can find in there some weeks for just a buck. I have to say that dishes at Dollar Tree are my favorite. They’re usually quite sturdy, especially the drinking glasses, and the price is pretty hard to beat!
couponing at Dollar Tree, though, is super fun too! Since everything is just a dollar, you can walk out with some seriously awesome deals!
If you’re new to couponing, though, couponing at Dollar Tree may be a bit tricky at first. Here are a few tips to help you along the way…
#1. Know the Dollar Tree coupon policy.
As with any store, you’ll need to be very familiar with the Dollar Tree coupon policy if you’ll be couponing at Dollar Tree. It can also be helpful to print and carry a copy of the coupon policy if you’ll be couponing at Dollar Tree often.
Dollar Tree has a very similar coupon policy to most other stores. You can only use manufacturer coupons, they don’t accept competitor coupons, and you can only use one coupon per item. Dollar Tree also does not accept coupons for free items, with the exception of BOGO free coupons. Coupons for more than the purchase amount are acceptable, but the value of the coupon will be adjusted down. Finally, there’s a limit of four identical manufacturer coupons per day and a limit of two internet printable coupons per day.
#2. Scout your local Dollar Tree from time to time.
The inventory at most Dollar Tree stores typically keeps rotating. It’s usually a good idea to stop in and scout out which brands are available from time to time. It can also be helpful to keep a price book to record brands and sizes of products, so you know what’s available.
#3. Watch sizes carefully.
One of the hardest parts of couponing at Dollar Tree is keeping an eye on the sizes of the products you’re looking to buy. For instance, many Dollar Tree stores carry smaller sizes of brand name products. You may even find a lot of travel and trial size products at Dollar Tree. Unfortunately, many manufacturer coupons aren’t valid on travel and trial size products and may even specifically exclude the smaller sizes. Make sure you read the coupon fine print and carefully compare it to the size of the product you’re buying.
#4. Don’t forget to make a swing down the food aisle…but do check expiration dates!
It’s not uncommon to find big name brand food items at Dollar Tree these days, so don’t forget those food and drink coupons! However, make sure you check the expiration dates on any food you buy. You may want to shy away from foods and drinks that are close to their expiration dates. You may also want to notify an associate of expired expiration dates as well.
#5. Visit more than one Dollar Tree.
Many larger towns and cities have more than one Dollar Tree store. It’s not uncommon to find one Dollar Tree just a few blocks away from another Dollar Tree. If your town has more than one Dollar Tree, be sure to check both of them out. You might find that couponing at Dollar Tree in one particular area is more fruitful.