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Dollar Tree and Family Dollar

There are so many Dollar Trees and Family Dollar stores closing across the U.S. I don’t know how many of you shop either place but I bet you have used them for some products at one time or another. Here is just one of the articles in the news:

You can find many more if you just google for information.

I panicked the other day when someone posted online that our Dollar Tree was one of the ones closing and that it was already permanently closed. However I knew that there was one in the next town south of us. I decided to check it out myself and not take someone else’s word for it. I had a return to drop off at our local Fed Ex place. Dollar Tree is in the same plaza.

I was relieved when I got there to find that it was not only open but jammed with people. So I picked up a few of the items that I regularly buy there. The lines were long but I was patient and chatted with the cashier whose line I usually go to. I asked her if that store was closing. She told me no that it is one of the highest earning stores in the U.S. However she did tell me that the prices would be going up soon to a maximum of $ 7.00. Here is just one of those articles:

Since prices will be going up soon, it would behoove people to stock up on some of the things that they regularly buy there to get a small stockpile of those items.

These are some of the things that I buy there almost all of the time: Scotties tissues, greeting cards, thank you cards, and blank cards, security envelopes, organizing baskets, deodorant, makeup, combs, Q-Tips, gift bags and wrapping paper, plastic forks, spoons, and knives, shelf stable milk, pasta, bags of frozen peppers and onions to make quick omelets, White Rain and VO5 shampoo and conditioner, Plackers, first aid gauze and tape, peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, sticky notes, blank notebooks, pencils, candy for the grandchildren, and reading glasses. Just recently I found out that they carry John Morrell smoked sausage. We used to have that in our grocery stores in Arizona and it was a good brand. So I bought a package to try it. It was just as good as I remember. So we now have a few packages on hand. I use it in red beans and rice but there are many other ways to use it.

If there are things that you buy there on a regular basis that I have not listed, would you please take the time to leave a comment and let us all know.

I will be taking a small amount of money from our savings to pick up a few of these things before the prices go up.

As a side note, we are having family for dinner on Easter Sunday. I will be cooking a leg of lamb that I bought on sale in January. We have a favorite recipe from the 1960’s that we use and love.

I want to wish all of you a Happy Easter. Enjoy your celebration.

4 replies on “Dollar Tree and Family Dollar”

Hi Precious. I buy many of the same things you do at DT. One thing that I get there that I didn’t see on your list was the little plastic scrubbies to wash pots and pans with by hand. I also have bought some of the little measuring cups and spoons for our granddaughters to play with in the bathtub or outside with the little pool or sandbox. And it is not the right time of the year to buy the little treat bags for Christmas goodies. Thanks for sharing your list.

I hope you and your family will have a wonderful and blessed Easter. We will be going to daughter’s this year on Sat night since her hubby has to work on Sunday. I am making the yeast rolls that my mom used to make and Hubby is making the ham on the smoker if it doesn’t rain, otherwise we will make in the oven.

Happy Easter…

I like to buy those rectangle plastic trays for 1.25 to use for defrosting meats in the refrigerator.

Also: the 8-pack of sponges with the scrubbie side. Toilet bowl brush with holder, small cutting boards to use as dividers in the big freezer as I want to stack one thing on top of another (ok to remove when both items are frozen solid), gift bags, name-brand candies or nuts to add to Christmas stockings, and that Totally Awesome cleaner (it is yellow.) When the sponge gets bad, or the toilet bowl scrubber, I feel zero guilt getting rid of it! 🙂

I feel that the raising of prices to 1.25 from a dollar is hurting their business a little. The $3 and $5 items I don’t even consider…and now with $7 items…hmmmm.

Hi Jane,

I forgot about those. They are perfect for doing that.

I will have to try the Awesome cleaner.

Yes it will be interesting to see if they survive.

Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it,

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