Am starting this thread because I'd really like to know. (Oh, okay, am ALSO starting this thread to tick off the "God, not ANOTHER Dollar Tree thread" crowd. Come and get me, killjoys!)
What's The Very Best Thing You Can Get At Dollar Tree And / Or Its Imitators?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/28/2020|
I like their version of Fabric Refresher, Pre-Wash, and Stain Remover.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/22/2019|
I like their version of filet minion. You can't tell it from the kind they serve at 21 or the Rainbow Room.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/22/2019|
big selections of classic candy for movies, in large boxes for a low price.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/22/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/22/2019|
Some of their cleaning supplies aren't all that bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/22/2019|
Cleaning supplies and mailing supplies (tape, envelopes, mailers and kraft paper.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/22/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/22/2019|
At the 99 Cents Only stores -- PRODUCE. They usually have a decent selection, at great prices.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/22/2019|
Kitchen supplies (spatulas, spoons, napkin holders, etc)
Not can openers, though
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/22/2019|
This thread triggers me.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/22/2019|
Dermasil Lotion - very moisturizing, makes for a great hand cream too. Check out the reviews on the link.
Reynolds Aluminum Foil Sheets - perfect for lining the little baking sheet for my Breville Smart Oven and other tasks.
Russell Stover Milk Chocolate Caramels - little white bag with the candies hanging on wall, only four individually wrapped in bag but perfect for a craving.
Ingredients for a dump cake: can of cherry pie filling, box of yellow cake mix, butter =$3
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/22/2019|
[quote]What's The Very Best Thing You Can Get At Dollar Tree
A clear-cut definition of what ghetto is after you see who actually shops there.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/22/2019|
I love the 99 Cent Store...it’s hit or miss, but they have a lot of interesting food items that vary week to week. I never find much at Dollar Tree at all. Microfiber washcloths 4 for $1, that was a good deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/22/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/22/2019|
Really good useful cat toys. They sell fat catnip mice. Always a hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/22/2019|
It's hit or miss, but when they have it Sun brand all-fabric non-chlorine bleach powder. It's lemon scented and works as well as Oxy-Clean if you use it to soak.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/22/2019|
R12 My Dollar Tree is in Astoria, hardly Ghetto. White middle class, many of Greek and Italian heritage. Today lotsa 20-30 year olds in the neighborhood. Close to Manhattan on the train.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/24/2019|
Witch hazel; shoe inserts; toothpaste; garden seeds; laundry detergent.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/24/2019|
Greeting Cards and Gift Bags.
Before thinking things like cleaners, foil, storage baggies, etc. are a good deal there, check the amount you're getting. That's where they make some of their money as you're getting less per package/bottle a lot of the times at the DT than you would at a normal retailer.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/24/2019|
I don't know about "best" but I usually get small containers of laundry detergent there (easier to carry, great for long road trips.)
Sometimes food storage (baggies, etc.)
I also like their cheapo mops - the old fashioned stringy mophead mops. I'm getting a little arthritic after 40 and they are great for cleaning - I don't necessarily use them just for mopping but for reaching corners, sometimes scrubbing bathroom/bathtub, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/24/2019|
Deep satifaction that we are keeping Chinese manufacturers in business.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/24/2019|
My dad is obsessed with buying giant bags of popcorn at the dollar store.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/24/2019|
R16: yes to the cat toys. It might be the best place ever. They always appreciate new cat toy donations at shelters also. The little kitties need to play!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/24/2019|
Oh no. I meant r15.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/24/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/24/2019|
[quote]Deep satifaction that we are keeping Chinese manufacturers in business.
And this would be different from every other retailer exactly HOW?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/24/2019|
R23, r16 Another yes for the cat toys! But, no to the Dollar Tree cat litter, awful stuff. Tracks dust, doesn’t mask any odor. The 99 cent store at least has Johnny Cat, five pound bags for a $.99!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/24/2019|
[quote] What's The Very Best Thing You Can Get At Dollar Tree
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/24/2019|
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|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/24/2019|
Apparently pregnancy tests.
Seriously, look it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/24/2019|
Laid, by a hot fellow guy customer in front of or behind you whom you cruised in the checkout line successfully.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/24/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/25/2019|
I agree with R8 about the 99 Cent store's produce. Lately, it's been excellent quality and variety, all for $1 or $2. Yesterday, they had enoki mushrooms (the ones that look like white knitting needles), butter lettuce, and fresh herbs, which are typically sold only at Whole Foods (for a lot more money). My city's store is in a very poor neighborhood where fresh produce has never been offered at all, much less at affordable prices. I hope this continues and that the public takes full advantage of it for as long as it lasts.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/26/2019|
Their Mean Green spray cleaner is fantastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/26/2019|
hair accessories, books, socks 3 for a buck!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/26/2019|
Today, it’s Lisa’s boyfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/26/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/26/2019|
Dollar Tree started carrying Hallmark cards about a year ago. None are more than $1, some are 2/$1 -- the original prices on the backs are usually between $2 & $3.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/26/2019|
Bar soap, laundry detergent, bleach, cleaning vinegar. Once they had some really great Kalamata olives in a jar!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/26/2019|
Cleaning supplies can be a fraction of the usual price. If you're having a large party you can buy dozens of wine glasses for $1 each. I've found things like great German mustards, unique pastas from Italy. Some stores like Big Lots can have really interesting products, you just need to look.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/21/2020|
All paper products, from tablets to napkins to wrapping paper to greeting cards to gift bags.
Celebratory helium balloons.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/21/2020|
Concur with R42; I bought 20 of these cobalt blue wine glasses, (18.5 oz.) for an outdoor party. They also have olive green and both colors come in wine, champagne and martini options. Tall and elegant. One got broke and it was no big deal at $1.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/21/2020|
R44 those look like the free wine glasses I got for smoking 10 cartons of Parliament cigs in the early 90s. I have bought Fels Naptha laundry bars at Dollar Tree great to get grass / gardening stains out
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/21/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/21/2020|
Read the labels on those cleaning products. Some of them come from China. The spray foam bathroom cleaner comes to mind. It was not a good imitation of the name brand.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/21/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/21/2020|
"Deep satifaction that we are keeping Chinese manufacturers in business. And this would be different from every other retailer exactly HOW?"
Funny how all the happy as a lark bargain hunters see no relationship between this and our present situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/21/2020|
R49 Walmart should be shunned too as 85% Of what they sell is cheap shit from China.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/21/2020|
Big gift bags for $1
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/21/2020|
R4 is George Costanza
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/21/2020|
R17 This West Villager takes the "M" to your Dollar Tree, then visits Entenmann's around the corner
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/21/2020|
Reading glasses. They're $14.99 at CVS.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/21/2020|
Huge packs of flour tortillas. They're small size but I can't believe how many you get in a pack for a dollar. They're salty and delicious. I'm addicted to them. Gorditas or Del Barrio brand are the ones my store carries.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/21/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/21/2020|
Wine glasses and mugs and plates and bowls oh my!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/21/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/21/2020|
Packs of brand-name batteries. They're never a dollar but they're damn cheap.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/21/2020|
[quote]Big gift bags for $1
Now if only r51 has use for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/21/2020|
r50 Again -- how is this different from every other retailer in the world?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/21/2020|
At Christmas time they have decorations good enough to sort of fill in the bare spots.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/21/2020|
[quote] I like their version of filet minion
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/21/2020|
I went into a Walmart yesterday on my way home from a dr appointment and it had women’s clothes roped off in the front of the store. I guess it was for social distancing , but it made me laugh. It should always be roped off.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/21/2020|
I agree gift bags and reading glasses. I wish reading glasses were $14.99 at CVS, they are $20 here. I buy 10 pairs and leave them everywhere . If I lose a pair , so what.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/21/2020|
My ex bought his mother a birthday card there once. Some of the words were misspelled.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/21/2020|
I get reading glasses on Amazon. They have a better selection and are usually around $12-$15 for a four- or five-pack.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/21/2020|
Another vote for reading glasses as the very best thing at my local Dollar Tree. A close runner-up is styli for cellphones and tablets. I now keep at least one of each in nearly every room.
The very worst thing they sell: full-size bottles of wine for $1. I can't even imagine cooking with it, much less drinking it. Maybe I'd buy it as a gift for someone I hate, but I'm not sure I hate anyone that much.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/21/2020|
These Ultra Shine Dish Detergent Pods are, easily, the best dishwasher product I've ever used. 10 in a pack, so 10 cents for each load of dishes. Every single dish and all silverware is spotless. I'm convinced they're a top of the line product in a generic package!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/21/2020|
R37 "Socks 3 for a buck"
Who needs 3 socks?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/21/2020|
Big bags of good / horrible (already-popped) popcorn. Lovely if unhealthy for grazing. Moo.
Also: sunglasses. My teen-age niece loses them like there's no tomorrow and they seem no worse than those that cost at least a few bucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/21/2020|
Gift bags and wrapping paper, books for a buck, reader eye glasses
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/22/2020|
Pregnancy tests. Cinnamon-flavored douches. Drug testing kits. Designer eyeshadow and lashes. Wart Cream. A few of my baby daddies. Those classy thin mints.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/22/2020|
Mop buckets, wooden matches, some of their kitchen utensils, wine glasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/22/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/22/2020|
A blow job in the bathroom
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/22/2020|
My Dollar Tree has hard cover books for $1, some of them haven't been that good but some have been really excellent. I have bought about 70 there but haven't gotten around to reading them all yet. I sometimes resell them to a book store, they only pay around 50¢ for them. Sometimes I donate them to Goodwill or those mini-libraries.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/22/2020|
Yardley Lavender Soap
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/22/2020|
Some of the food products are imported from China. It may be marked as from the PRC. No thanks. I have also found cookies in tins that resemble the well-known Danish butter cookie cookie company made in either China or India. Some food comes from Vietnam, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/24/2020|
Covid. This seems like a stealth poor people thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/24/2020|
Gift bags, tissue paper and Hot Tamales candy.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/24/2020|
R80, I went to a Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago. Unlike all the middle class looking people celebrating this weekend outdoors, most of the people there were wearing masks.
They had some dishes that looked surprisingly durable. I think they were made in Canada, not China.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/24/2020|
[quote]Unlike all the middle class looking people celebrating this weekend outdoors, most of the people there were wearing masks.
It’s not necessary to wear a mask outdoors.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/24/2020|
In spite of their surly dispositions, the one eyed minions make for the tastiest filets.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/24/2020|
Cheese that doesn't melt when heated, if you like that sort of thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/24/2020|
The best bargain may be the dishes and glassware which are pretty good quality (unless they have Chinese lead in them, which I haven't checked for).
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/28/2020|
R32, DT also sells marijuana tests, and in parts of Canada, they sell fentanyl test strips to check if your drugs are spiked.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/28/2020|
Yes some of the dishes they sell are v/v good, especially Royal Norfolk.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/28/2020|
Cheap products for cheap people
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/28/2020|