Post Shredded Wheat (9.25 oz.), $1
$1/1 Post Shredded Wheat Cereal, exp. 9/23/12 (SS 08/12/12 R)
$1/1 Post Shredded Wheat Cereal (9.25 oz or larger)
So, with all the excitement of Dollar Tree now accepting coupons, I decided I should make my own trip out there to check it out. Based on things that fans were stating on other blogs & what some bloggers are posting, I thought I might score tons of great freebies. Well, didn’t turn out that way. I mean, yes, I did score some freebies, but not a whole lot. You can go HERE to see their new coupon policy.
Bummer #1: the Huntsville stores have taken #8 (Only one (1) manufacturer’s coupon will be accepted per item) to mean that only one LIKE coupon can be used per transaction instead of what the policy states which is 1 coupon per item. One coupon per item at other stores means that if I buy 4 boxes of Shredded Wheat & have 4 coupons, then I can use one coupon per box & purchase all four at once. The stores here have taken the policy to mean that you are only allowed to use one coupon even if you buy 4 boxes & have a coupon for each.
Bummer #2: I read many comments of people getting free & cheap toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant & so forth, so I definitely checked those out. Well, if you reach the coupons, they do NOT match the sizes & styles that Dollar Tree sales on MANY of the items, so please be very careful!
Bummer #3: All stores are not alike, so what I find, you might not find at your store. It varies greatly even store to store.
So, besides the Shredded Wheat deal above, here are some things that I found good:
PhillySwirl Frozen Treats, $1
$1/1 PhillySwirl Frozen Treats, exp. 9/3/12 (SS 07/29/12 R)
Malt-O-Meal Cereals (Frosted Flakes * Golden Puffs), $1
$1/2 any Malt-O-Meal Cereal Coupon *Email sign-up
= $.50 per box
*I have a child who doesn’t drink milk so to find Westsoy Soymilk for $1 is amazing. Only one of the two stores carried it. They also carried Nature’s Own Bread! Good quality bread, so keey an eye out for their bread.
Libby’s Canned Vegetables, $.79
$1/4 Libby’s Canned Vegetables, exp. 10/31/12 (RP 08/26/12)
= $.54 each
One of the things I heard about was Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-ups being cheap. I did find these boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-ups, so $.75/2 makes them $.62 each, but I am not sure it’s a good deal since these boxes have only 4 roll-ups per box.
*I show this picture to clarify that the coupon I am holding in this picture does not match the Comet that the Dollar Tree in my area sales. The coupon from the paper is for Comet Stainless Steel Cleaner in the blue cans. But, if you have the coupon from All You that I have listed below, then you can get Comet for just $.25.
Comet Cleaner, $1
$0.75/1 Comet Product, exp. 9/1/12 (ALL YOU Apr ’12)
I kept hearing of people getting cheap Colgate toothbrushes, so that was one of the first things I checked. The two stores in my area DID carry Colgate Toothbrushes, but if you look closely, they are the Extra Clean Toothbrushes. Sadly, the coupon states clearly that the Extra Clean Toothbrushes are EXCLUDED! So, please be careful to READ your coupons! If your store carries Colgate Toothbrushes that are NOT the Extra Clean or Colgate Plus, then you can use the coupon to score some cheap toothbrushes.
I also heard people were getting cheap Colgate Toothpaste, but the two stores that I visited did NOT have any over the size of 4.0 oz which the coupon states they have to be. So, again, please, make sure to read your coupons & packages to compare & make sure you are getting the right size for the coupon.
I was excited to hear people were getting free Speed Stick Deodorant…again, the sizes of the deodorants at my Dollar Tree did NOT qualify. This one made me sad since hubby uses Speed Stick, but the coupon clearly states that is Excludes 2-oz., 1.4-oz. and 0.5-oz. Sizes…which is all that my Dollar Tree carries.
As with the Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups, I heard people say they also got the Scooby-Doo & Ocean Spray fruit snacks cheap with the coupon I posted above with the Betty Crocker picture. At my Dollar Tree, these were in the small baggies & the coupon clearly states “BOX”.
*So, all this to say, please be careful to read your coupons & make sure they match the items you are purchasing. It’s wonderful to get free stuff. I enjoyed getting my box of Shredded Wheat & hubby was super happy with that. But, we don’t want to lose the privilege of couponing at Dollar Tree if coupons are not used correctly. This post is based on the sizes & items that I found at MY STORES.