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My 15 Favorite Things to Purchase at The Dollar Tree


Guest post from Tanya of The Fruitful Home

I am so thankful that I have a Dollar Tree close by. I can usually accomplish quite a bit of my grocery list there — because you can’t beat a dollar! The bonus is that The Dollar Tree now accepts coupons!

Here are my top 15 picks that I buy regularly:

1. Batteries –They usually come in a pack of four, and they have a variety of sizes.

2. Toothbrushes — I found a pack of two that were Colgate brand. They can cost $2 a piece or more at the grocery store!

3. Toothpaste — They have several name brands.

4. Floss

5. Whole wheat bread — Whole wheat bread for $1!

6. Chips/pretzels — I don’t buy these often, but sometimes I’ll have them as a treat or for lunches.

7. Gum/candy — I mostly buy these at Christmas Valentine’s Day, and Easter

8. Mugs — I use these for gifts. I just put a few teabags in them or decorate them to make it more personable.

9. Body soap — Body soap can be so expensive. Most of them are a generic brand, but they do have a few name brands.

10. Canned fruit — My kids love canned pears and peaches. At the grocery store on sale they are $1.29 or more.

11. Party Supplies — Party supplies can add up quickly. The Dollar Tree has a nice selection of colors and designs.

12. Organizers — I have found clear shoe boxes, hangers, and fabric containers.

13. Highlighters — I buy a pack of four.

14. Mailing supplies

15. Dry Beans — Believe it or not, my family likes pinto beans. They can cost up to $2 for a small bag at the grocery store.

What items do you like to buy at The Dollar Tree?

Tanya is a wife and mother of two teenagers. I blog at The Fruitful Home. Fruitful means conductive to productivity; causing to bear in abundance. I am excited to share ways I have made my house a loving home while living on a budget.

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  • Oh man! YES!!! Love this list! I have recently become quite the Dollar Store fanatic. I felt like yelling out “hallelujah!” when I saw party supplies on your list! The dollar store is always the first place I stop when shopping for my party supply list!

  • Jennifer says:

    Oh. Very interesting. I love this Things. It helped me a lot. Thanks for sharing

  • Bethany M says:

    I always get hairbrushes there. Seems like we need a new one every year or two with a mishap or lose it in traveling. Comparable ones go for 5-10 elsewhere. And greeting cards. It hurts when you are in a hurry and buy one at the grocery store. You’ll end up paying $4-5 instead of 50 cents.

    I’d steer clear of the toothpaste. A dr. oz investigation found “name brands” at discount stores with antifreeze in them.

  • Kelly says:

    I buy hair dye at the Dollar Tree, $1 dollar is much better than 6 to 13 dollars. I still look young for my husband (I started getting grays at age 15), and I can spend the money for actual essential items.

  • Pam carswelll says:

    I buy most of my camping supplies here. Best prices on lighters, can opener, grilling tools, glow sticks, dish towels, salt and pepper shakers, cake box for holding paper plates, napkins, and utensils, also bought at dollar store. Pop up hamper for trash, clothesline and pins, washing basin and tablecloths are good too

  • Chrissy says:

    They have the greatest Halloween Decorations! The not so scary kind. Halloween scarves I use as decorations, little bobble heads I set up in the bathrooms. They also have kitchen decorations, Window decorations .. EVERYTHING Imaginable

  • DeeDee says:

    I love me some Dollar Tree. Every week when I go there, I see more and more name brands in there. My Dollar Tree sells Aquafresh toothpaste and currently there is a .75 coupon on for it. A quarter for toothpaste sounds good to me. Just last week I did a post on the 10 best edible items to buy there – especially if you are low on cash and need some food until payday.

  • Sam says:

    Other things that are great from the Dollar tree: pregnancy test, ovulating kits, serving spoons for pot lucks (those always go missing), aluminum pans for freezer meals, character sandwich containers for kids lunch, travel tissue packs, workbooks for kids, craft supplies (glitter, pom poms etc), aluminum baking sheet for a lap desk for traveling with kids, and sometimes I get an ice cream bar because I don’t want yo have a whole box in my freezer at home. 🙂

  • RaeAnne says:

    I buy all my gift bags, greeting cards (or a book instead) and Thank You cards from Dollar Tree! Stocking stuffers and small treats (stickers, candy, puzzles) for holidays.

  • Valerie says:

    I buy birthday cards, cans of organic diced tomatoes, bags of Mary Jane’s candy, and baking soda at 59 cent’s a box which I use when cleaning. I always look for organic foods. It’s not a regular item but sometimes something shows up.

  • linda says:

    i always buy greeting cards, birthday cards, since most people throw cards away after they read them.

  • Honey Smith says:

    I like the pens/journals/stationary. Sometimes they have coordinating items and it makes a pulled-together-looking gift. My kids used to love the magic washcloths. I like buying shower curtain liners there-Inbuy as cheaply as possible and throw them away after 2 or 3 months. Hair accessories, makeup, hand sanitizer, picture frames, cards, party supplies and are also a great deal. One year they had little sewing kits and little manicure sets there that made great stocking stuffers.

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