I had a great first coupon shopping trip to Dollar Tree. Technically I only saved 80% because of the way we calculate things here because all the items had a regular price of $1 at Dollar Tree, but when you do the math on a per-ounce basis, I actually saved more like 92% compared to a regular grocery store. (I’ll explain that at the end.)
Here’s what I bought, along with the coupons used:
SIX PLANTERS NUT-RITION PEANUT BUTTER 12 OZ, regular price $1
Used six $1/1 Planters Peanut Butter coupons (Nut-rition in picture), 1/13 SS newspaper insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE!
FYI – There’s also a $0.75/1 printable here (preclipped)
FOUR ARMOUR PEPPERONI 3 OZ, regular price $1
Used two $1/2 Armour Pepperoni printable coupons (preclipped – zip 12345)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $2 (or 50 cents per package!)
To change your zip code (if necessary), CLICK HERE and enter the listed zip code associated with the coupon. After doing so, come back to this page and click the coupon link and it should be pre-clipped for you (if I have listed the coupon as “pre-clipped.”)
FYI – My store also had Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa 6 ct packages. There’s a $1/3 printable coupon here (preclipped – zip 33712.) Buy three and use one $1/3 coupon. Pay just $2 total for three boxes – 11 cents per packet.
Total Retail Value of All Merchandise (Dollar Tree pricing): $10
Net Price Paid for Everything: $2
Savings Rate: 80%
But I really saved more than that. Here’s why…
Six of these jars of peanut butter are roughly equivalent to five standard jars which are 14-15 oz. I don’t have exact pricing, but I think it’s safe to say that a standard jar has a retail value of about $3.79 at a store like Publix. That means the real retail value is more like $18.95
Publix sells the 6 oz Armour Pepperoni packs for $2.99 regular price. Four three ounce packages like I bought at Dollar Tree are equal to two of the 6 oz packages. Therefore the real retail value is more like $5.98 for the four packs.
Add everything up and the items are really more like $24.93 retail value. Since I paid just $2, the savings rate is really more like 92%…although we won’t count it that way.
One more tip – your cashier does not have a scanner, so they have to manually enter in all of your coupons. Don’t go when they’re busy and do smaller transactions so you don’t back up the line. I only had eight coupons and I backed them up a bit
OK…one more tip – I didn’t have any issues, but if it is your first time couponing at your local Dollar Tree store, I suggest you print a copy of their coupon policy and take it with you.Extreme Couponing Tip: You can usually get two prints of most internet coupons. To find them in the easiest possible way, use our preclipped links that take you right to the coupon. Then come back and click the same link to get your 2nd print. This will save you the time spent searching for the coupon.
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