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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Here’s some news that’s pretty neat.  Dollar Tree stores will start accepting coupons as early as August 26th. Some stores will start later in September, so call your store to find out details.

Here are some aspects that will be included in their coupon policy:

No BOGO coupons
No Free coupons
No retailer specific coupons (ex: no Publix store coupons)
2 Internet printable coupons per transaction
Coupons must be presented at time of purchase
Coupons can’t be redeemed for more than the value of the product

This could make for some fun deals, but it could be tricky as many Dollar Trees carry different items from even the stores across town.

Are there any items you head to Dollar Tree for that you think would make awesome deals with coupons?

(thanks Holly & Angie!)

See some online deals!

    • Brandygrapper

      I always get my Nature’s Own bread from our Dollar Tree. It’s always fresh and now I look forward to even more savings with a coupon!

      • Couponmom

        I will be a little nerves to buy bread or food  at a dollars store i love to save but my health is priceless if we got sick then it cost more to go to the doctors i just prefer to pay the extra dollar at the supermarket!

        • Momof6

          it is still name brand, I have even seen the bread trucks out there making deliveries. There is nothing wrong with the food from the Dollar Tree….before I found coupons after I lost me job I was feeding my family out of the Dollar Tree. Don’t be so harsh!!

          • Andrewscpns10

            I agree, I have found lots of name brand deals at Dollartree and many of them are in the same size package as regular groc. store. I was told Dollartree sales items that have been over produced by manufacters. so many things in there are overstock and need to be sold BEFORE it does EXPIRE, its not hand me down food products!…That explains why diff storres have diff products, sometimes you may find a brand in one thts not in another or you go back for more and its gone. somethimes if its not a reg Dollartree product nobody knows when it will be back on the shelf again.

          • Shaslem

            I agree. I have purchased many food items from the Dollar Tree, especially their bread, eggs, and gatorade and I have not experience any sickness yet. In this economy, I am glad there is a spot to go to to buy items for a dollar. I am very happy to hear that they are now excepting coupons. I will surely be there with my coupon book in hand:-)

        • Deborah

          They have the same regulations and inspectors that the supermarkets do….and please, I’ve found tons of expired items on the shelves at supermarkets over the years……

        • Couponmom, it’s not old or outdated or spoiled stuff. It’s good stuff, usually in the smaller packaging to make the $1 pricepoint. I’ve never seen a news story of anybody getting sick from the Dollar Tree items. Maybe give it a try & you could be pleasantly surprised! :)

        • soundring

          I buy plenty of the off-brand food from Dollar Tree, and it’s good also. They have expiration dates printed on everything just like the name brands. My family has been eating from the Dollar Tree for years, and no sickness here. We did, however, get sick from some spoiled fresh fish that I bought at Wal-Mart. Will never shop at Wal-Mart again.

        • Jesstopher

          Before becoming a SAHM, I worked for DT in their corporate office. It was many years ago but even then it was their goal to offer groceries in most of their stores. Groceries sell well and because of the huge number of stores DT has they have a lot of buying power. You’ll see more brand name products at reasonable prices in DT. There’s no reason to assume the products they sell are inferior to those at the grocery store.

        • Jtdjagos

          you might be thinking of something like an outlet store for almost expired baked goods. The bread that goes into the dollar tree is fresh-just the same as any other grocery store.
          I’ve bought my arnolds bread from outlet stores many many times without any problems.

        • Skippy

          There is nothing wrong with the food, we check dates canstantly. If the date is close we mark it down, when expires we toss it.

    • darkenmind1326

      sooo exciting!!

    • mrsmadayar

      Toothpaste and toothbrushes might wind up being a good deal

      • Lisa

        I just said the same thing..

    • Sweetiee1

      Most of our Dollar Tree stores have off name brands, but I’m sure with cleaning products there will be some with coupons to match.  What a great savings!

      • Mine has Comet, Sally Hansen, Betty Crocker, Reynolds, Hefty One, Bounty, Palmolive, Speed Stick and several more name brand items!  Since I did a walk through I realized they had more name brands than I thought.  That’s one of the reasons they decided to start taking mani q’s.

    • Soberkitty

      Wow this could be good news. So I’m assuming that $1 coupons won’t be accepted, cause that would make the products free, so I’m assuming up to probably .75.

      • $1 coupons will be accepted.  A coupon can make an item free, just no overage and no FREE product coupons.  hth.

        • Ellerogers

          Thanks for the reply, I was wondering the same thing.

        • Uzcam

          I just tried to purchased 2 items with $1 coupon and 2 managers told me they couldn’t give items for free. I explained  the difference about the coupons and that they do take the $1 coupon. They didn’t accept it and one of the managers was extremely rude.

      • Deborah

        I spoke with a manager at mine yesterday…..coupons have to be EQUAL to or LESS than the price of the item……so, $1 q will be fine as long as it’s not on sale, which they do sometimes do…….

    • lwelborn

      We are getting larger and larger stores in my area.  Some even have a frozen foods section.  This will be awesome!

    • Lydiainflorida

      Now if only Big Lots will accept coupons..

      • Lynn

        Big Lots here in Atlanta does accept coupons for face value (no doubling) and they offer a rewards program….after 10 transactions of $20 or more within a year, you get a 15% off coupon. 

    • Katie

      our store carries natures own bread and hefty zip bags, so both should be a good deal when paired with coupons.  plus, most of their cleaning products are name brand like spot shot, lysol, etc.  happy to see this change  

    • Kampmeier69

      this is great

    • Jenni P.

      Yay! Okay! Some GOOD news in the couponing world!

    • PatJ47

      My store installed freezers about 4 months ago and you wouldn’t believe some of the name brands that I’ve purchased!  I purchased 12 bags (to put in my freezer for winter) of the mash and steam red potatoes and sweet potatoes.  These were Ore-Ida brand that are 2.69 a bag at my WalMart!  I was thrilled with the savings.  It would have cost me over $32 for the same bags at WalMart and I only paid $12+tax. I just love Dollar Tree!

    • Guest

      Awesome

    • Coupons090

      have to admit i am addicted these stores the laundry detergent is a good value if you can find the blue bottles. 

    • Nisha1997

      I can see some good deals on soft soap hand soap and body wash, toothepaste/toothbrush, deoderant, and maybe aluminum foil. This is some great information!!! Thanks Jenny

    • Nisha1997

      I can see some good deals on soft soap hand soap and body wash, toothepaste/toothbrush, deoderant, and maybe aluminum foil. This is some great information!!! Thanks Jenny

    • Abigail

      That is so cool! I use to work at Dollar Tree and many people asked if we took coupons but we didn’t at the time.

    • Abigail

      That is so cool! I use to work at Dollar Tree and many people asked if we took coupons but we didn’t at the time.

    • Deborah

      I’ve found sunny d, dermisil lotion, toothpaste, ajax, comet, palmolive, bar s, and a few things i can’t remember…..i’m in southern cali, but, I LOVE this site, and ironically, many times the match-ups on here work fine for me as well :)

    • Darikagreen

      Wow, this is really exciting for me as a college student!!

    • coupon mama

      omg this is great news! I am a SAHM, and I havent been having luck couponing at publix and walmart so Im hoping this will be my big break lol!

    • savin mavin

      The Sunny D, coupons would make for some really great deals, also have seen Hormel products in my local store.

    • cardewallen

      Hormel pepperoni!!

    • scnana

      Just checked and our store is accepting them. I am getting my coupons together for a trip. Good news!

    • Ajforrest

      I was just at my local store on Sunday and they weren’t taking them yet. 

    • jessica2140

      After all of the nonsense I’ve been dealing with lately with my local stores adapting “when we feel like it” coupon policies…I’m super excited about this!! 

    • Kraby

      So exiting!  I will take advantage of the great deals for Operations Christmas Child. (shoe boxes)  I work on this project all year and shoot for 50 or more boxes.  Just awesome!  Can’t wait until our store gets on the bandwagon. :)

    • Kraby

      So exiting!  I will take advantage of the great deals for Operations Christmas Child. (shoe boxes)  I work on this project all year and shoot for 50 or more boxes.  Just awesome!  Can’t wait until our store gets on the bandwagon. :)

    • tina

      went to dollar tree this morning to pick up some cards and i know the lady that works there pretty good and she asked me if i had any coupons.  i did not this morning and she told me that they had not had anyone use coupons at all.  she also said that you can not use a $1/1 coupon for items in the store, so no freebies. i did not see that in there policy when i looked at it.  anyway just wanted to shre that with you guys.  good luck to us!