Shopping Experts’ Favorite Deals at Dollar Tree


Looking to stretch a buck? It’s hard to beat prices at the Dollar Tree where everything is priced at $1 or less.

But are you actually saving money by purchasing items from Dollar Tree, or is it better to pay more for certain products?

To help you decide, I consulted the experts at, a free resource that hand-picks the best deals from the internet every day, to see which things are really a deal at the Dollar Tree.

Best Things To Buy at the Dollar Store

Charis Brown, managing editor for, and Sarah Jordan, senior editor for, check Dollar Tree’s ad every week to find the best deals. Here are a few things that almost always make the list.

Greeting Cards

Greeting cards can be really expensive. When I checked prices online at Hallmark, prices for a single card ran as high as nearly $10! While that’s extreme, the cheapest price I could find was $0.99.

But guess what? Dollar Tree sometimes slashes that price in half! Greeting cards start at two for $1. At that price, you can stock up on several cards for the year so you never have to scramble to buy a more expensive card at the last minute.

Party Supplies

Whether it’s a holiday or a special occasion, parties can be fun, but they can also be expensive. But the party supply aisle in Dollar Tree is where you can really cut costs.

From plates and plasticware to balloons to decorations, Dollar Tree is full of decorations that cost $1 or less. For example, you can get a 12-pack of these party favors at Dollar Tree for $1. A similar product at Walmart costs $2 for an 8-count.


Decent serveware doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Sarah found this pair of nickel-plated serving trays for $1. These trays are rated 4.5 out of 5 stars with more than 100 reviews online.

You can also find great deals on bowls and platters.


Gift Bags

Gift bags are an item that Charis finds to be a steal at Dollar Tree: “It’s tough to find lower prices on gift bags at other stores.”

Dollar Tree has a 2-pack of medium gift bags for $1. Buying a similar-sized gift bag at another store like Target may cost around $1.50 for one bag.

Storage Bins

This tip has been a Team Clark favorite for years: Buy storage solutions at Dollar Tree. You can pack cleaning supplies, dry goods, utensils, shoes, batteries — almost anything — with the variety of storage options at the store.

This collapsable storage container costs $1 at Dollar Tree, while this 6-pack of fabric storage cubes costs $19.99 on Amazon ($3.33 per cube).

Home Decor

“I’ve been shopping at Dollar Tree a lot recently for my wedding, and I’ve found that it’s a good place to shop for vases and candle holders,” says Sarah.

A quick look at Walmart’s website shows only two vases below $1. The selection of vases at Dollar Tree includes more than 10 options — and that’s just the clear ones!

Even if you don’t want to decorate your entire home with $1 items, it’s probably worth a trip to the Dollar Tree to see if there are any interesting discoveries you can use to fill in around your home.

Bonus Tip: Buy in Bulk

While shopping for decorations for her wedding, Sarah says she discovered a great tip for preparing for a big event or need a large amount of items: “I found a few items that I liked in-store then ordered them in bulk from the Dollar Tree website.”

Clark Howard’s Favorite Things To Buy at the Dollar Store

Money expert Clark Howard is also a big fan of the dollar store.

“Dollar Tree has always had a special money-saving place in my life. I buy so many items there.”

Here are a few things that Clark buys at Dollar Tree:

  • Dental floss
  • Shaving cream
  • Greeting cards
  • Candy
  • Balloons
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Over-the-counter medications

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re pinching every penny or simply want to save a few bucks, Dollar Tree has several deals for shoppers.


To help cut through the clutter, you can find the very best Dollar Tree deals at Clark Deals. In fact, this list is updated frequently!

What are your favorite things to buy at Dollar Tree? Tell us in the comments below!

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