5 Methods to Save Even Extra at Greenback Shops
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Just because it is called a “dollar store” doesn’t mean you have to pay that much for everything you buy there.
Some of the same money-saving measures that you can take to avoid paying full price elsewhere also work for large dollar chain stores like Dollar Tree. They work in other dollar stores sometimes as well.
Below are our top tips on how to pay less than a dollar for purchases at dollar stores and just shop smarter at these bargain havens.
1. Compare the unit prices
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Dollar stores are full of real bargains, as detailed in “21 Things You Should Always Buy in a Dollar Store”. But that doesn’t mean that everything priced at $ 1 is a deal.
So don’t limit your comparative shopping to online purchases or grocery stores. Compare unit prices in the Dollar Store too. For example, if you find out what an item costs per ounce, all you can generally do is tell if it is cheaper in the dollar store or elsewhere.
2. Make money back in business
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There are two ways to recover money for purchases in dollars. You can make your choice or use both in a single transaction:
Ibotta is a free app that you can use to earn cash discounts on purchases at many brick and mortar stores, including Dollar Tree.
3. Shop online
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Would you also like to save time and fuel? Shop online at the Dollar Store. Dollar Tree is one of the chains that sell their goods on the Internet.
Even better, you can make money back shopping on such websites. Just shop online using a free cashback portal like Rakuten.
To save on shipping costs, you can take advantage of Dollar Tree’s free in-store pickup option, which allows you to collect online orders from your local store.
4. Use coupons
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Why, yes, you can use coupons in the Dollar Store. In fact, you can use coupons to get stuff there for free if you know the trick we describe in The Secret to Getting Items for Free on the Dollar Store. So it pays to know the coupon policies of all the chains you frequent.
For example, Dollar Tree is one of the chains that accept manufacturer coupons as per their coupon policy.
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Not in clipping coupons? Do not worry. Join your favorite dollar store’s email list and the savings come to you.
For example, folks on the Dollar Tree email list receive notifications of closeouts, ad and catalog insights, among other things.
Another option is to follow your favorite dollar store chain on social media.
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