Dollar Tree shopping and finds


I stopped by the Villa Park Dollar Tree across the street from ALDI today, looking for the PediaCare that found at hers. Alas, none — but if you do spot it at yours, there is a $1.00/1 in the 9/7 SS2 to make it free. I did buy a thesaurus — it’s a good one for Junior High Guy, who needs it for English (I’m sorry, LANGUAGE ARTS) homework when he doesn’t finish at the Library (I’m sorry, MEDIA CENTER — wow am I old). Plus a couple packs of light bulbs and two 4-packs of Playtex Gentle Glide (free with the $1.00/1 in the 8/24 SS, which has no size restrictions).

  • What deals have you found at your Dollar Tree lately? Please comment here, because everyone’s store has something different.

As always, Dollar Tree inventory varies by location, so no guarantees you will find these products in your store. This is just an idea of what you may find and stuff to look for.


So, here are a few deals I spotted:


But wait, there’s more:


And more…


And more…

  • Greek Honey Bunches of Oats. Use $1.00/2 in the 8/10 SS or print $1.00/2 here.
  • Ortega black beans. Print $1.00/2 here.
  • Physicians Formula eyeliner. There are no current coupons, but this seems like a good price for PF.
  • Hormel pepperoni. If you printed the $.55/1 coupon that was available last week, use here.



Reader deals 9/9/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Deal of the day

  • Callie wonders: “I am currently a [Costco] member and my boyfriend is my secondary card holder. Would this work if we made him the primary member and myself the secondary card holder?”
  • A response from jaci: “Never mind just called membership has to be 18 months expired to be considered new. Even if you are complimentary household member you r considered a member.” I don’t think it was that long last time, but maybe they have cracked down.

Dollar Tree

  • Valentina S. reports: “I finally found 12 ct. Fisher Boy fish sticks at 7323 Lemont Rd Downers Grove Dollar Tree.”


Reader requests

  • Sent over by letsshop: “have you ever heard of Sugardale bacon ?Tony’s has it on sale 2 for $5 1# packages ,great for BLT especially with all are tomatoes now  *:D big grin


  • Finds from Eun: “Berocca 2ct is $2.99 at Target. There’s a 10% cartwheel, a $2 MQ in 7/27 RP and a $1 back on checkout51. They are located with the 5hr energy sort of stuff, not with the vitamins. 1 left on the shelf at the Wilson Target. Tabasco 2oz Original is also a decent deal at Target. It was $1.57 at Wilson, but I pricematched it to’s $1.37. There’s a $0.50 IP on and $0.75 back on checkout51 to make it $0.09.”

Reader deals 8/11/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • Elisa asks on Facebook: “I tried loading the CVS e-mailed coupon for 5/25 and everywhere I click within my e-mail sends me to a faulty link. Anyone else having this problem?

Dollar Tree

  • Steve shares: “Dry erase markers are on dollar tree’s website 4/dollar with free in-store pickup. You could just check the store too.”

Forman Mills

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “Just a FYI if anyone of your readers miss Value City then they will like Forman Mills. Went to the one in Franklin Park (former Kmart) and it was just like the old Value City. They have a ton of merchandise to look through some good some truly cheap but if you take the time and use the 50% off coupon that was out to advertise the Franklin Park and Villa Park you can find some bargains like the Batman fleece blanket my DD got for $5 with the coupon. Lots and lots and LOTS of school uniforms and three pack uniform tight for girls ($2.99) is what I saw on the way out.

Reader requests

  • Sue is looking for advice: “Not deal related, but was hoping for some input. Have my only child heading out to college in less than two weeks. Anyone have some great ideas on what to pack for his dorm room? He’ll only be 4 hours from home, but his goal is to stay thru to Thanksgiving. Looking for ideas for storage, or some ‘must have’ item your kid realized when they were there. Any help would be greatly appreciated! He did realize when we talked about it at the beginning of summer that that meant he’d be bringing all his clothes as it’ll be cold by then! He’s been gone all summer with a job out of state, and will have 4 or 5 days at home when he does get back to get ready to go.”
  • And from benita: “I am looking for a laptop deal for college students. It needs to be something that will last them 4 years. Thanks.”
  • From anna: “if anyone in chicago get [a free AARP membership] and not going to use it. i would love to try aarp”


  • Kathy says: “This is really a great offer. Once you receive your free membership card, you can attach it to your Balance Rewards Card, Once a month you receive 5000 Points for any transaction over $25 after Wags coupons, but before MFG coupons. That’s $60 in extra points annually. I received the membership last year, purchased the items today for the renewal and will mail the form tomorrow. Easy!”
  • From maggie: “Did you see that the Ticonderoga pencils are on sale at Wags? I just got 10 for 99 cents and I think that’s a very good price (I’m going by what people found last year). I had never bought these before, but my son was very happy I got them. He already knew that these are the best pencils out there. :)”

New Del Monte fruit cups coupon + Target and Dollar Tree deals


Head over and print a new coupon for $.75/1 Del Monte fruit cup snacks (ZIP 77477 then reload).

  • My Dollar Tree almost always has a couple flavors of these, which would make them $.25 after coupon — check yours.
  • They’re on price cut for $2.00 at Target, and there is a $1.00/2 Target coupon to stack. So buy two for $4, use two $.75/1 manufacturer coupons and the $1.00/2 Target coupon, and get two for $1.50, or $.75 each.

(Thanks, Totally Target)

Reader deals 7/8/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


Dollar Tree

  • Kashi GoLean spotted by focadima: “just got some at my dollar tree this past weekend”


  • A find from erin: “I found 10ct Welch’s fruit snacks on clearance at jewel for .99. used $1/2 q =.49.”


  • A heads up from Pam on ShopSmart: “I ordered shopsmart mag thru that website previously–warning, it is NOT a year subscription, it is only 6 months. When you click on it you will see “6 issues.” I just looked mine up–my subscription started in March and ends in September. I do love the magazine though!
  • She adds: “^^the magazine is published 10 times a year.”

Reader requests

  • Maggie emails: “I am looking for a 5×7 feet rug and I remember that someone posted something about that a while back. There was an address where they sell greatly reduced rugs but I can’t seem to find the post.”
  • Dan posts on Facebook: “any deals for making smores my daughter wants a b-day party for 18 people help!!!”


  • A tip from feelgood on next week’s Tide Oxi deal: “If see that your P&G coupons are auto-deducting for $12.99, have your Target mobile coupon ready, and have them scan it at the end. Your scenario should work like this: 6 Tide Oxi @ $10.00 each = $60.00 Minus three Tide Oxi BOGO coupons auto-deducting $12.99 each (total $38.97) = $21.03 Minus $1.00 Target mobile coupon = $20.03 Pay $20.03 and get two $10 Gift Cards = $0.03 total And that’s without sending in for the rebate! Then save your receipt and when you spend another $9.97 or more in eligible items, send in for the $10 rebate.”

Whole Foods

  • Advice from Lynne: “If you know that you need a case of something, you can call ahead to make sure they have it. I order my wheat berries in a 25lb bag (counts as a case,) so I always call ahead since we are not close by. This way I’m not making a wasted trip.”

Reader deals 7/3/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Dollar Tree

Fresh Thyme

  • Erika emails: “Just a heads up for Fresh Thyme fans, but I was shopping at the one in Mt. Prospect (love the 2x ad Wednesdays) and they put a little coupon book in my bag with over 10 coupons for natural and organic products.”


  • Betty shares: “I was wondering around the liquor section and found two things. 1) a manufacturer coupon for 25$ off of groceries if you purchase 6 bottles of Smirnoff (750 ml or larger) includes others. 2) a manufacturer rebate for $35 dollars off 6 bottles. So $60 off 6 bottles of Smirnoff. It was price (with 10% off for buying 6 or more) $10.79 a bottle. So after everything considered just 79 cents a bottle plus tax. I believe these only over lap July 1- through July 5. Rebate ends July 5th. Didn’t really need liquor but for 79 cents got some vanilla vodka. HTH”
  • For those who got the $2.00/1 EE bath tissue coupon, Dolores reports: “I have brought the essential 12 double rolls for 4.99 .”
  • And feelgood adds: “Just got back from Jewel. There is an EE 1000-sheet single roll, it’s $0.99 ! Bought the EE roll and a package of $3.50 Dietz & Watson Beef franks for the overage. Used $2.00 coupons on each, both scanned the full value off. Total was $0.49 + $0.14 tax, total $0.63 :-)”
  • David found an even lower price on the Deitz & Watson franks: “Stickney Jewel – priced 5.49 B1G1 = $1.49 for 2 with coupons. Never ate before. We’ll see. All the packages had a July 7 expire date though.”
  • A find from Outlander: “At Jewel, look for clearance Starbucks Spring blend bagged coffee for $2.25 and use those $2/2 Qs to get 2 for $1.25 each. I bought 10, and there’s still at least 20 left. They have stars on them too. Is there still anything going on where you submit and get GC with purchase?”

Loyalty programs

  • Shandelle shares: “I got an email from Stouffer’s yesterday that they’re ending their points rewards program December 31, 2014. Got a similar email from Lean Cuisine Delicious Rewards today also, ending their program at the end of the year. Both said you can continue earning points and redeeming until then but just a heads up.”
  • Maria says: “Just entered NUTRITIONINABOWL on Kellogg’s Family Rewards for 50 points. (Found this on


  • April is wondering: “Which store carries that Superstars yogurts? I was in Bloomingdale store and a person who stocks the shelves told me that they don’t carry that product :(” Berwyn carries it but they were out yesterday!
  • But Kari O. shares: “mPerks just texted me that they’re extending the freebie offers to get more products to the stores. They’ve had A LOT of complaints and some stores have been substituting items, which defeats the purpose.” Look at that, mine expire 7/12 now!

Online deals

  • From Kari O.: “Tilly’s online is having a 50% off Clearance prices sale for the 4th of July. I just ordered some men’s hoodies for $12.49 as super early Christmas Presents. (And maybe some cute women’s shirts for $3.99 for me now….)…Oh, and if you use FREESHIPME you’ll get free shipping too.”
  • A heads up from DD on 4Checks: “Great deal but be careful as you are checking out–it asked if I wanted an identity theft protection for $10.95 and when I clicked on “no thanks” it added a BASIC protection for $4.95, which was not even an option or mentioned on the previous screen.  I had to change the drop down bar and click “no thanks” 3 separate times to get the total down to what it was supposed to be. Look at your subtotal and charges VERY carefully”


  • Artie emails: “IHOP panckes for 56 cents on Tuesday, July 8 ‘The 56-cent deal for a short stack of buttermilk pancakes is good 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating locations. As always with these sorts of deals,I recommend calling ahead to verify your restaurant is honoring the deal. No coupon required. Just ask your server.'”


  • Angela comments: “I just purchased 16 [notebooks] (didn’t really need 24). 16 brought me over the $25 min. to get the discount, plus I have free shipping because I’m a rewards member. Total shipped w/tax came to under $3.00.”
  • Callie found, in addition to the other staples school supplies deals: “Composition notebooks are $0.50 also!!”
  • Charlotte says: “These deals are also available in store, for the most part. The Bolingbrook store does not have any of the items tagged at this price, but they did ring up correctly, except the glue sticks. The cashier had no issues changing the price to the online price once I looked it up on my phone. My advice is to write down the prices from online, before you head to the store.”


  • Something to look for from Sue: “Picked up the Oxiclean Dishwasher Detergent at Target today, and found TMF tags on the bottles. Counting in my stamp to mail it in, and what I paid at the store, all four containers ended up being free!”
  • Ashley has something to look for if you are buying Oreos: “There’s peelies on many of the Oreos for save $1 when you buy one and any size milk”
  • Kelly posts on Facebook: “Check Cartwheel 10% local brand milk offer and a 5% MP as well as ibotta :)”

And then there was Dollar Tree


I also stopped by the Villa Park Dollar Tree today to get ice cube trays, since I’m going to make and freeze pesto soon (recipe hopefully forthcoming!). I’m pretty sure that Dollar Tree ice cube trays are made out of Saran Wrap, but hopefully they will hold up long enough to get this one job done.


They had a whole endcap of these expensive looking AcneFree sets. These turn out to be $18 shipped on Amazon, so I guess $1.00 is a good deal!


I also spotted six packs of Kellogg’s To Go shake mixes. No current coupons that I know of, but this is a good price.


Lastly, they had Skippy Natural dark chocolate peanut butter. This, I kind of bought a couple of. Plus the aforementioned ice cube trays, and a box of Philly Swirl (which was free with the $1.00/1 in the 5/18 SS).