Monday, August 27, 2012

My first (and quick) Dollar Tree trip:

Here is my first couponing trip at Dollar Tree, they had a few other things that I probably could have gotten for free or really cheap, but I just didn't have the time to go through my binder and collect coupons yesterday!  Hopefully I will be able to get back over there sometime this week to check it out better. 

(2) Sally Hansen nail polish -$1 each
used (2) $0.50/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color Product, exp. 9/5/12 (RP 08/05/12 R)
= .50 each

(3) Maybelline lip cosmetics (lipstick, liner and gloss) -$1 each
used (3) $1/1 Maybelline Lip Product, exp. 10/5/12 (RP 08/05/12)
= 3 FREE

Total before coupons =$5
Total after coupon =$1 for all 5 or .20 each!

**Note -the cashiers had no idea how to take a coupon and had to call the manager, which didn't really have much of a clue either!  He manually entered the coupon values into the register, no scanning of coupons, so be careful of this so you are using the correct coupons for the correct items, since there is no way of the register "beeping" to tell you that the coupon is wrong.  Please do not take advantage of the fact that the register does not scan the coupon or DT will retract it's coupon accepting policy!!  The manager also tried to tell me that you can only use ONE coupon (the whole "one coupon per purchase" misunderstanding), and I had to explain it to him, but they are reading each coupon and trying to do their best, so please be patient with them, as they will all have to learn how to read a coupon as they go along since there was obviously NO training for them in this change!


  1. I was told that you could only use two coupons per transaction and the coupon value had to be less than $1 per the dollar tree official coupon guidelines.

    1. According to their policy, you can only use 2 INTERNET PRINTABLE coupons per transaction. And the second part of your question has apparently been a concern for some DT locations, although I didn't have a problem at mine. The DT employees are reading the policy wrong, the policy states: "#4. We are unable to accept coupons for “Free” items with no purchase requirements or where the amount for the product is blank.", meaning they will not accept a coupon for a FREE item -like we sometimes get in the mail or Coke rewards coupons that are totally FREE items and the cashier has to write in the price of the product in the little box on the coupon. If you notice, it says "with no purchase requirements", that is the difference right there. You are making a purchase when you use a $1 coupon, it's just that the amount of that purchase is being deducted after the coupon. You ARE able to use a MQ coupon for any amount at DT, but if the coupon is more than the amount of the product ($1), then the coupon will be adjusted and you will not receive any overage. I would call the DT corporate office (1-877-530-8733) and let them know what happened, and they should get in touch with the store to let them know that they are reading that portion of the policy wrong. HTH!