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What's The Very Best Thing You Can Get At Dollar Tree And / Or Its Imitators?

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!)

by Anonymousreply 87Last Sunday at 6:17 PM

I like their version of Fabric Refresher, Pre-Wash, and Stain Remover.

by Anonymousreply 109/22/2019

I like their version of filet minion. You can't tell it from the kind they serve at 21 or the Rainbow Room.

by Anonymousreply 209/22/2019

big selections of classic candy for movies, in large boxes for a low price.

gift bags

by Anonymousreply 309/22/2019

Mailing envelopes

by Anonymousreply 409/22/2019

Some of their cleaning supplies aren't all that bad.

by Anonymousreply 509/22/2019

Cleaning supplies and mailing supplies (tape, envelopes, mailers and kraft paper.

by Anonymousreply 609/22/2019

Poo Spray!

by Anonymousreply 709/22/2019

At the 99 Cents Only stores -- PRODUCE. They usually have a decent selection, at great prices.

by Anonymousreply 809/22/2019

Kitchen supplies (spatulas, spoons, napkin holders, etc)

Not can openers, though

by Anonymousreply 909/22/2019

This thread triggers me.

by Anonymousreply 1009/22/2019

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.

Index Cards

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

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by Anonymousreply 1109/22/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 1209/22/2019

I love the 99 Cent’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 Anonymousreply 1309/22/2019

Energy drinks

by Anonymousreply 1409/22/2019

Really good useful cat toys. They sell fat catnip mice. Always a hit.

by Anonymousreply 1509/22/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1609/22/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1709/24/2019

Witch hazel; shoe inserts; toothpaste; garden seeds; laundry detergent.

by Anonymousreply 1809/24/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1909/24/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2009/24/2019

Deep satifaction that we are keeping Chinese manufacturers in business.

by Anonymousreply 2109/24/2019

My dad is obsessed with buying giant bags of popcorn at the dollar store.

by Anonymousreply 2209/24/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2309/24/2019

Oh no. I meant r15.

by Anonymousreply 2409/24/2019

Big Gumballs

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by Anonymousreply 2509/24/2019

[quote]Deep satifaction that we are keeping Chinese manufacturers in business.

And this would be different from every other retailer exactly HOW?

by Anonymousreply 2609/24/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2709/24/2019

[quote] What's The Very Best Thing You Can Get At Dollar Tree


by Anonymousreply 2809/24/2019

Greeting Cards

by Anonymousreply 2909/24/2019

Birthday decorations

by Anonymousreply 3009/24/2019

Juanita’s boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 3109/24/2019

Apparently pregnancy tests.

Seriously, look it up.

by Anonymousreply 3209/24/2019

Laid, by a hot fellow guy customer in front of or behind you whom you cruised in the checkout line successfully.

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by Anonymousreply 3409/25/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3509/26/2019

Their Mean Green spray cleaner is fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 3609/26/2019

hair accessories, books, socks 3 for a buck!

by Anonymousreply 3709/26/2019

Today, it’s Lisa’s boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 3809/26/2019

Cleaning products

by Anonymousreply 3909/26/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4009/26/2019

Bar soap, laundry detergent, bleach, cleaning vinegar. Once they had some really great Kalamata olives in a jar!

by Anonymousreply 4109/26/2019

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 Anonymousreply 42Last Thursday at 2:38 AM

All paper products, from tablets to napkins to wrapping paper to greeting cards to gift bags.

Celebratory helium balloons.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Thursday at 2:42 AM

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.

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by Anonymousreply 44Last Thursday at 3:15 AM

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 Anonymousreply 45Last Thursday at 3:25 AM

Pound Cake!

by Anonymousreply 46Last Thursday at 3:31 AM

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 Anonymousreply 47Last Thursday at 3:33 AM

Cleaning supplies.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Thursday at 3:35 AM

"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 Anonymousreply 49Last Thursday at 3:36 AM

R49 Walmart should be shunned too as 85% Of what they sell is cheap shit from China.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Thursday at 3:38 AM

Big gift bags for $1

by Anonymousreply 51Last Thursday at 3:39 AM

R4 is George Costanza

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by Anonymousreply 52Last Thursday at 3:42 AM

R17 This West Villager takes the "M" to your Dollar Tree, then visits Entenmann's around the corner

by Anonymousreply 53Last Thursday at 3:46 AM

Reading glasses. They're $14.99 at CVS.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Thursday at 3:49 AM

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 Anonymousreply 55Last Thursday at 4:18 AM


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by Anonymousreply 56Last Thursday at 4:19 AM

Wine glasses and mugs and plates and bowls oh my!

by Anonymousreply 57Last Thursday at 4:21 AM

Prostitution whoreses!

by Anonymousreply 58Last Thursday at 4:26 AM

Packs of brand-name batteries. They're never a dollar but they're damn cheap.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Thursday at 4:26 AM

[quote]Big gift bags for $1

Now if only r51 has use for them.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Thursday at 7:47 AM

r50 Again -- how is this different from every other retailer in the world?

by Anonymousreply 61Last Thursday at 2:57 PM

At Christmas time they have decorations good enough to sort of fill in the bare spots.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Thursday at 3:15 PM

[quote] I like their version of filet minion

Oh dear

by Anonymousreply 63Last Thursday at 3:30 PM

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 Anonymousreply 64Last Thursday at 3:37 PM

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 Anonymousreply 65Last Thursday at 3:52 PM

My ex bought his mother a birthday card there once. Some of the words were misspelled.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Thursday at 4:37 PM

I get reading glasses on Amazon. They have a better selection and are usually around $12-$15 for a four- or five-pack.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Thursday at 4:39 PM

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 Anonymousreply 68Last Thursday at 5:11 PM

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!

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by Anonymousreply 69Last Thursday at 10:57 PM

R37 "Socks 3 for a buck"

Who needs 3 socks?

by Anonymousreply 70Last Thursday at 11:22 PM

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 Anonymousreply 71Last Thursday at 11:59 PM

Gift bags and wrapping paper, books for a buck, reader eye glasses

by Anonymousreply 72Last Friday at 12:22 AM

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 Anonymousreply 73Last Friday at 12:30 AM

Mop buckets, wooden matches, some of their kitchen utensils, wine glasses.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Friday at 12:42 AM


by Anonymousreply 75Last Friday at 10:21 AM

A blow job in the bathroom

by Anonymousreply 76Last Friday at 2:41 PM

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 Anonymousreply 77Last Friday at 3:02 PM

Yardley Lavender Soap

by Anonymousreply 78Last Friday at 3:31 PM

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 Anonymousreply 79Last Sunday at 4:23 PM

Covid. This seems like a stealth poor people thread!

by Anonymousreply 80Last Sunday at 4:26 PM

Toilet paper.

by Anonymousreply 81Last Sunday at 4:27 PM

Gift bags, tissue paper and Hot Tamales candy.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Sunday at 4:38 PM

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 Anonymousreply 83Last Sunday at 4:41 PM

[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 Anonymousreply 84Last Sunday at 4:47 PM

In spite of their surly dispositions, the one eyed minions make for the tastiest filets.

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by Anonymousreply 85Last Sunday at 5:23 PM

Cheese that doesn't melt when heated, if you like that sort of thing.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Sunday at 5:27 PM

Reach floss

by Anonymousreply 87Last Sunday at 6:17 PM
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