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Sep 13

Dollar Store finds to supplement your grocery budget

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So….I’m back. I missed blogging, and couponing, and the coupon community.  I don’t know about you, but for me couponing has been a challenge lately, with tighter coupon policies, and not as many high value coupons available, and the elimination of the Winn Dixie Coupon, we have had to look for more creative ways to supplement our grocery budget. Steve has started to garden (more on that later) and I have taken a closer look at what hidden treasures are at my local Dollar Tree.

Dollar Tree does take coupons, but I have not tried to use them there, as I have focused my attention on the frozen section, and some of the brands, shall we say, are a little obscure.

Some of the items I have purchased from the dollar store:

  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Frozen Fruit
  • Pretzels (the soft ones, similar to Super-pretzel)
  • Off the beaten path ice cream bars, AW, raspberry cream
  • Garlic Toast (not Texas, but close enough)
  • Big Burritos (BIG!)

Some things I see at the dollar store, but are scared to try:

  • Ribeye steaks (yes, they are small, but they say ribeye!)

How about you? Would you shop for groceries at the Dollar Store?




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  1. Paul

    Yes I would and have used dollar tree for groceries and couponing in general. The thing that I key on is any coupon that is a dollar off any one item and then check if dollar tree carries that brand. Grocery wise I have used Edwards pies, icees, bar s, jimmy dean, pic sweet, among others.
    There are a few things to remember about couponing at dollar tree. Unless it has changed their national policy is 4 printed coupons per visit only. 4 like coupons only. No stacking. So shopping individually by more than one family member is benificial. They are new to this and not as technologically advanced (scanners do not detect coupons. All are hand keyed). So they scrutinize each coupon as errors come out of their pay. Be ready to apologize to other patrons or let them go ahead as most stores have few registers and less employees. The biggest tip I have is in the planning though. Free may not always be the best value for your coupon. For example: You may have a dollar off coupon for any pic sweet frozen vegetable. Using it at dollar tree will get you a 10 oz bag for free. On the other hand using it at another grocery store you could get a 16 oz bag for 1.19. Which would be the better value. Yes it’s a matter of pennies but they all count. Especially with school back in session. I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s noticed the across the board price increase on food.

    1. DanaPots


      Good tips! 🙂 I will have to try it some time, though I must admit, thinking about couponing at the dollar store does intimidate me, as there is always long lines. I had a problem at Publix today, the lady behind me asking “Is that your last stack (of coupons? I wish!) or should I move?” I just smiled and said “I guess that is your decision”.
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  2. Paul

    Before anyone scratches their head on my math. The $1.19 was before the coupon making the 16 oz bag .19.

    1. DanaPots

      Got it! 😉
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