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What's Dollar Tree Plus? Here's What To Buy for $3 to $5

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We’ve been shopping at Dollar Tree for decades and filling our baskets with as many dollar items as can fit. But starting in 2022, Dollar Tree raised their prices to $1.25. Then they rolled back the prices on some items to $1 again. Now in 2023, we’re discovering items in a Dollar Tree Plus section priced all the way up to $5. So what’s the deal?

These $3 to $5 items are part of a new concept called Dollar Tree Plus, and it’s rolling out to thousands of Dollar Tree stores nationwide. It’s essentially the same Dollar Tree we all know and love, but now they offer items that cost far more than just a dollar.

So which stores have these $3 and $5 “Plus” items? And what exactly can you find in the Plus aisles? We’ve assembled all our best tips about Dollar Tree’s Plus section so you can plan your shopping trip accordingly.

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Here’s what we’re finding in our Dollar Tree Plus section lately:

Hand holding a box of Dollar Tree Plus inflatable ornaments.


Dollar Tree Plus is a special section filled with $3 and $5 products, but it’s only at select stores.

Paint mixing cups with a $3 price tag being held in front of some paint supplies on a shelf in the Dollar Tree Plus section

The Plus section at Dollar Tree offers a wide range of items — some that you might not expect to be at a dollar store. If your store has a Plus section (we’ll get into that next), here’s what you’ll find for $3 to $5:


About two out of every five stores has a Dollar Tree Plus section.

Dollar Tree Plus signage on a fixture inside Dollar Tree

Here’s the scoop: not every Dollar Tree location has a Plus section. And there aren’t any standalone stores that go by the name “Dollar Tree Plus.” As of mid-2023, about 44% of Dollar Tree stores included Plus items, according to their investor info online.

So how do you know if your store includes a Plus section? Enter your city or ZIP code into the Dollar Tree store locator and look for a red “Plus” logo.

TIP: You might bump into Plus items even in stores without the fancy logo online. Like, my local store doesn’t show the logo online, but guess what? There’s a whole section in the freezer with $3 and $5 items. So keep your eyes peeled — you never know what Plus items you might see as they roll out the concept to more stores.


You can still use coupons on Plus items, even though regular prices are higher.

a person holding coupons next to items in dollar tree cart

Dollar Tree Plus items still fall under the same coupon policy as the $1.25 items. Here’s a quick rundown of the fine print of the Dollar Tree Coupon Policy:

  • They accept printable internet manufacturer coupons and traditional paper coupons found in newspapers and inserts. But digital coupons are a no-go.
  • You can use up to two internet coupons per day.
  • Have a manufacturer coupon? You can use one per item.
  • If you have identical coupons, you can only use up to four in a single shopping trip.
  • Use as many different newspaper coupons as you want in a transaction.
  • Coupons valued over $1 are accepted. However, don’t expect an overage; while you can snag an item for free, Dollar Tree won’t give you any change.

Related: Not happy with a Dollar Tree purchase? We assembled the top things you need to know about the Dollar Tree Return Policy.


Shop for $3 and $5 Plus items online, too.

a person looking at dollar tree plus online on their iphone

In case your local Dollar Tree isn’t carrying the Plus range yet, no worries — they’re also shoppable online.

Like the standard Dollar Tree inventory, these items can also be bought online in bulk. Just check the “Minimum You Can Buy” detail for each product to make your bulk purchases.


You’ll still find plenty of $1.25 items at stores with a Plus section — in addition to the $3 and $5 finds.

a person holding up a 5 dollar sterilite bath caddy

If you’re lucky enough to have a Plus section at your Dollar Tree, that doesn’t mean everything is going to be $3 and $5. You’ll still find all the usual dollar stuff at your Dollar Tree, but there are many new categories for these $3 and $5 products.

You’ve got your electronics, beauty products, toys, crafts, and a whole lot more. Want to decorate your place? They’ve got stuff like fake plants, throw blankets, and wall art. Need something for your latest DIY project? Check out the paint, ribbons, and brushes. They even have cheap earphones, tablet and phone accessories, speakers, and other electronic gear.

Lately, we’ve been seeing tons of great seasonal and holiday decor like inflatables, porch signs, and even dorm essentials.


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