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Is Dollar Tree Raising Prices?

Did you hear about the possibility of Dollar Tree raising prices?! I really hope this doesn’t end up affecting how much I love Dollar Tree!!

{Be sure to check out my lists of 25 Things to Buy at Dollar Tree and 5 Things You Should NOT Buy at Dollar Tree!}

Dollar Tree Prices Changing

Not everything will be $1 at Dollar Tree anymore??

Wait…what?! Isn’t that the whole point of Dollar Tree?

I was sad to see that Dollar Tree recently announced they’re introducing multiple price points on some of their merchandise. These items will be called Dollar Tree Plus! multi-price point products.

For now, it looks like this pricing will only be tested in select stores across the country to see how it goes. Have you noticed this pricing being tested at your store yet?

Nothing is official quite yet, because depending on how consumers respond to the test, they may or may not keep this multi-pricing model.

greeting cards at Dollar Tree

Does that mean Dollar Tree is raising prices?

Well, not technically!

The good news is that during this testing phase, they will not raise prices on their current assortment of products that are already priced at $1.

I’m hopeful that the test phase won’t be successful and Dollar Tree will stick with their original pricing.

photo frames at Dollar Tree

Why I love Dollar Tree so much

The main reason I love Dollar Tree so much is that I know I can go into the store and expect everything to be $1 or less! That’s the beauty of it!

I really hope this doesn’t affect the great $1 value items you can currently get at Dollar Tree.

I also wonder if I’ll eventually have to update my list of what NOT to buy at Dollar Tree. We’ll have to see!

Have you noticed any of these price changes/tests happening at your store? Let us know in the comments.

favorite things to buy at Dollar Tree

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  • Jaime says:

    I’ve noticed that packaging sizes have been changing a lot at Dollar Tree. For example, the stainless dish scrubbers I get there used to be a three pack, then became a two pack. On my last visit, there were single packs hanging alongside the last remaining 2 packs. I need to take the time to revisit Walmart and price compare some of those household essentials I used to take for granted at Dollar Tree. Would live to hear who everyone thinks is the best deal for those types of products.

    • Amy says:

      Definitely agree, I have noticed this at my local dollar tree as well. Things are all still a dollar but I notice packages of items are smaller and some things such a dish towels seem to be poorer quality to me.

  • Brenda says:

    Sad news. Our 99 cent only store did that and now so many things are more than 99 cents… the good stuff. I don’t gonthere nearly as often as I used to because I can get a lot of things for a similar price somewhere else. There are bargains to find but not as often.

    • Stacy says:

      Yes! The prices at the .99 store are waaaay higher than they used to be. Love that store but not the higher prices.

  • Jo says:

    I am not opposed to a few different price points, as long as dollar tree employees are paid more. I am an outside vendor and I am constantly surprised at the amount of merchandise dollar tree stores move. These employees work very very hard,often with constant complaining from customers because some item is sold out. They deserve higher wages even if dollar tree doesn’t bring in other price points.

  • Rosanna says:

    I live in Canada and we have a store called Dollarama. When they first came, everything was a dollar but over the years things increased. There are multiple price points now, up to $4.00. It has gone up regularly since then. (We have Dollar Tree as well. I believe the price was always $1.25 there. We don’t have one very close though)

  • Tamboliya says:

    I am very distraught about this b/c I depend on these prices being $1 just to SURVIVE! Our 99 Cent Only store went WAY up in price points & I was so upset about it! I do not shop there anymore. I always hated so many “surprises” at the check register when I thought items were 99 cents only to find them to be $4! Their items were mixed throughout w/o labeling the diff. price so you never knew what the cost of each item was! It’s really horrible when you have line waiting behind you and you have to keep saying to the cashier to delete that item from the register b/c you did not know the price was higher b/c they would sneak it up on me which wound up being shocking, discouraging and embarassing! 🙁

    • Lori says:

      Tamboliya, I totally get what you are saying. I work at Dollar Tree, none of the current items prices went up. All the items are new items sold at the same or less than your local grocery store or Walmart. Every item is in its own section with signage and a price marked on the box. I can’t say someone might not desert an item but if you choose the item from its shelf it will clearly tell you the price. If it helps you avoid making another stop, I think that has value.

  • Denise says:

    My local Dollar Tree just started selling items for more than $1. They are clearly marked on end caps or special sections, for now anyway. They range from $3 to $7 at this point and are mostly larger packages of paper products, cleaning products, and electronics. The guy I talked to about it assured me that they are not carrying fewer $1 items, but time will tell. He also said he thinks it makes shopping there more convenient if you can buy additional products. I personally would rather they stick to selling only $1 items!

  • Merry says:

    Stopped going to .99 stores when they did this. Some items priced as high as $7.99. Wal-Mart already has some products at competitive prices

  • Liz says:

    If the tariffs with China go up, the prices will most likely go up at most retailers. I work at a retailers corporate office and see the affect of the tariffs first-hand. Overseas vendors are increasing their costs to retailers to cover the tariffs. If retailers don’t increase prices, they will lose profits and have to lay people off/close stores.

  • Christine M says:

    Our store is now a Dollar Tree “Plus”. Normally, we can grab full-sized boxes of named brand cereal there for $1. We went on Wednesday, and the price is $4! It sucks because we are so used to grabbing what we need without thinking about the price. Now we have to be careful about what we buy and make sure there is not a price listed. They are only listing prices on what costs more than $1. The things that are priced higher can be found cheaper at the Commissary, HEB, or Walmart.

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