The best bargains at Dollar Tree

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The best bargains at Dollar Tree
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If you have a Dollar Tree store in your area, you likely already know that it’s as a great cheap source for movie candy:
 
Movie candy
 
As well as pretzels and chips:
 
pretzels
 

Dollar Tree has a lot more to offer than you realize

But you might not be aware that the store is also a great source for regular groceries, especially if you’re on a budget.
 
For example, it’s a terrific place to stock up on dried beans. At $1 per pound, Dollar Tree beans are an amazing bargain, especially when you consider that a single pound of dried beans cooks up to become 6 cups of edible beans! I’ve bought two-pound bags of pinto beans before, which supplied us with refried beans for quite awhile.
 
beans
 
Of course, no bean meal would be complete without rice, so you might as well throw a bag or two into the cart as well. Two pounds of rice for a dollar? Try to beat that price at a traditional grocery store!
 
rice
 
And while you’re at it, make sure to buy a few extra bags of corn and flour tortillas, which freeze beautifully. At a buck a bag, tortillas are an amazing deal at Dollar Tree.
 
tortillas
 
Grab a bottle of hot sauce, and you can spice up any meal, frugal or otherwise.
 
 
hot sauce
 
If you find yourself in the position of being the snack parent for Junior’s soccer game, look no further than Dollar Tree for your granola bars needs.
 
granola bars
 
Of course, Dollar Tree stores are all going to offer different options, so if you see a great deal on a unique item, make sure to buy it right then and there. This four pack of Westminster Baker’s Co. cinnamon crackers would be a great snack for the family on the go.
 
cinnamon bits
 
These Fleischmann’s brand muffin mixes sell at Target for $2.69 per box, so they’re a smart and frugal purchase for your pantry.
 
muffin mix
 
Not a fan of muffins? Then these one-pound bins of oatmeal will help start your days off with a full stomach.
 
oatmeal
 
Green olives are an item that I try to only buy from Dollar Tree, as they can be one-third the price of those from my regular grocery store.
 
olives
 
With 13,600 Dollar Tree stores throughout America, you’re likely to find one in your area. And since many locations are adding produce, as well as refrigerated and frozen merchandise, you’d be doing your wallet a favor to add them to your shopping routine!

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Katy Wolk-Stanley About the author: Katy Wolk-Stanley
Katy Wolk-Stanley, a.k.a. The Non-Consumer Advocate is a Portland, Oregon based RN and writer who describes herself as a utility bill scholar, library patron, laundry-hanger-upper and teenage boy wrangler. She’s been featured on The Today Show, The NY Times and The National Enquirer.
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