Dollar Tree Stores have been testing certain markets for using manufacturer’s coupons for a while. Well, they have apparently had good success with it as they are now allowing coupons at all stores nationwide starting this week!
This is awesome news because that means that everything is now $1 or LESS with coupons! We do not go to the dollar store often as it can be dangerous as many (including us) justify that “oh, this is only $1 so I am going to go ahead and get it” to then walk out with well more than you intended to spend. So we will go there on occasion when we need something we know they have (like $1 Mylar balloons).
So, the thing that seems interesting to us is that although they are now accepting coupons, we don’t recall that there are a lot of name-brand items in the store. Yes, on occasion there is, but not very often. So we are not sure how often you will run across items that you can use a coupon on. We are curious to see how this things plays out and how much of a benefit this could be. When we browse the grocery aisle, they have a generic dollar store version of common convenience foods found in grocery stores, like the generics of crackers, cookies, hamburger helper types, canned tuna and chicken, etc. but since they are all a generic version, you won’t be able to use coupons on them. However, they will receive shipments that will include some occasional name-brand items, so it could work then.
In addition, one thing that we have always noted when a store changes or even starts accepting coupons is that there are many kinks to work out, most specifically with the cashiers either not aware of the new policy or not aware of how to accept the coupons. Be prepared for a few bumps in the road for the first couple of months that they start accepting coupons as they work these kinks out. To help make less bumps in the road, we suggest taking in the new Dollar Tree coupon policy into the store with you!
Here’s a quick summary of the Dollar Tree coupon policy:
- Only original and intact manufacturers’ coupons will be accepted. Retailer-specific coupons will not be accepted.
- Coupons are void if copied, scanned, or if they have been altered in any way.
- Only two (2) print-at-home Internet coupons may be redeemed per transaction.
- We are unable to accept coupons for “Free” items with no purchase requirements or where the amount for the product is blank.
- Coupons can only be used in stores and must be presented at time of purchase. Coupons cannot be redeemed for cash at a later time.
- Coupons will not be accepted without the purchase of the item specified and are subject to the terms listed (e.g. expiration date, size, limitations, quantity, etc.).
- Coupons cannot be redeemed for more than the purchase price of the item.
- Only one (1) manufacturer’s coupon will be accepted per item.
- Management has the right to refuse any coupon or otherwise limit quantities.
So you can either print this coupon policy or pull this link up on your phone or tablet while checking out at the store. Here’s the official link to the Dollar Tree Coupon Policy.
What do you think about this? Will you be shopping there more and what name-brand items do you think you will be able to get for less than $1 now?
Honestly, the store that we would love to see start taking coupons is Big Lots as they have lots of name-brand items on discount!