Evelyn Romans | 

5 Mistakes You're Probably Making at the Dollar Tree

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It’s amazing what you can buy for a dollar at the Dollar Tree. When you find an incredible deal that can be stacked with a coupon, it’s even better—just don’t make these mistakes!


1. Not reading the fine print.


Dollar Tree carries some awesome name-brand items like Jennie-O Turkey Bacon. The only difference between the Jenny-O bacon found at Dollar Tree and the bacon found in regular stores is package size. Like Jenny-O, you may see products packaged in sizes that are less than what you’re used to seeing in regular stores. That’s why it’s so vital to read the fine print carefully to make sure the product you want matches the coupon have.


2. Assuming all stores have the same inventory.



Even though Dollar Tree is a national store, individual store inventory varies. To avoid disappointment, call your local Dollar Tree beforehand to ensure they have the product you want in stock.


3. Not having the coupon policy on hand.



Many people still don’t realize that Dollar Tree accepts coupons—including employees. Make sure to always have the coupon policy with you just in case you run into any problems.

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4. Not understanding the coupon policy.


Even though Dollar Tree accepts coupons, there are still restrictions. Make sure to read the coupon policy carefully. Dollar Tree accepts up to two printable manufacturer coupons (Internet coupons) and up to four “like” newspaper coupons per person, per visit. You can’t stack coupons on a single product, and they don’t accept competitors’ coupons.


5. Not checking every corner.


I’ve found some of the best products in the weirdest places at Dollar Tree. Make sure to check the bottom shelves, top shelves, shelf ends, and every little corner in between. I’ve found that name-brand items aren’t normally front and center.


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