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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 9105/28/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 3309/24/2019


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 4205/21/2020

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

Celebratory helium balloons.

by Anonymousreply 4305/21/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 4405/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4505/21/2020

Pound Cake!

by Anonymousreply 4605/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4705/21/2020

Cleaning supplies.

by Anonymousreply 4805/21/2020

"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 Anonymousreply 4905/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 5005/21/2020

Big gift bags for $1

by Anonymousreply 5105/21/2020

R4 is George Costanza

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by Anonymousreply 5205/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 5305/21/2020

Reading glasses. They're $14.99 at CVS.

by Anonymousreply 5405/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5505/21/2020


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by Anonymousreply 5605/21/2020

Wine glasses and mugs and plates and bowls oh my!

by Anonymousreply 5705/21/2020

Prostitution whoreses!

by Anonymousreply 5805/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 5905/21/2020

[quote]Big gift bags for $1

Now if only r51 has use for them.

by Anonymousreply 6005/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 6105/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 6205/21/2020

[quote] I like their version of filet minion

Oh dear

by Anonymousreply 6305/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6405/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6505/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 6605/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 6705/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6805/21/2020

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!

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by Anonymousreply 6905/21/2020

R37 "Socks 3 for a buck"

Who needs 3 socks?

by Anonymousreply 7005/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7105/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 7205/22/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7305/22/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 7505/22/2020

A blow job in the bathroom

by Anonymousreply 7605/22/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7705/22/2020

Yardley Lavender Soap

by Anonymousreply 7805/22/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7905/24/2020

Covid. This seems like a stealth poor people thread!

by Anonymousreply 8005/24/2020

Toilet paper.

by Anonymousreply 8105/24/2020

Gift bags, tissue paper and Hot Tamales candy.

by Anonymousreply 8205/24/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8305/24/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 8405/24/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 8505/24/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 8605/24/2020

Reach floss

by Anonymousreply 8705/24/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8805/28/2020

R32, DT also sells marijuana tests, and in parts of Canada, they sell fentanyl test strips to check if your drugs are spiked.

by Anonymousreply 8905/28/2020

Yes some of the dishes they sell are v/v good, especially Royal Norfolk.

by Anonymousreply 9005/28/2020

Cheap products for cheap people

by Anonymousreply 9105/28/2020
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