What's the weirdest thing you've seen on the shelves of a discount store?

Ponce De Leon, Florida
July 5, 2017 4:41pm CST
Everyone who knows me knows how much I love shopping at Dollar Tree. I have scored some pretty good deals there and love when I find something new. However I have also found some odd things either what they were titled or just what they were. A couple that stand out to me are the Yeti Pot, which is the Dollar Tree version of a neti pot. Another one would be the collapsible wine glasses they carry during the summer. But one of my favorite is when Dollar Tree started carrying 3 to 5 ounce "ribeye" steaks. What about you? What are some of the odd things you have found on the shelves of your favorite discount store?
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@Courtlynn (64937)
• United States
5 Jul
Honestly i always thought them having pregnancy tests was weird..yes, they're cheap for those who need cheap ones.. but i never trusted them because of being a buck.
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• United States
5 Jul
Funny I said the same thing
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
Yeah. They have them in the 88c bin at Walmart now too. Which is so werid to me. So so so weird.
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@Courtlynn (64937)
• United States
5 Jul
@thislittlepennyearns i mean they worked for my friend, two different pregnancies, but still.. lol
@NJChicaa (35696)
• United States
5 Jul
I think steak from the dollar store is just wrong. Yikes.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
i mean dont get me wrong, i buy food there all the time. canned stuff, even some frozen stuff. a lot of it even name brand. buuuut steak is stretching it- even for me
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• United States
5 Jul
I think it's odd (but probably a good idea) to find pregnancy tests at the dollar tree. We don't have freezer or refrigerated section in our local store but I would imagine finding steaks there would be very weird.
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@Courtlynn (64937)
• United States
5 Jul
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
@Courtlynn right!? these are the things they think up in florida. silly rednecks lol
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
@Courtlynn I thought it was hilarious
@dragon54u (31547)
• United States
5 Jul
I have definitely found some odd items in their frozen food section! Although I never saw the steaks, they have pork loin chops, riblets, Jamaican things, etc. I love their spring rolls and potstickers!! I find it odd that anyone would want to buy individual popcorn containers but they are always there!
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
Those Jamacian things are aweosme, the little meat pocket things. They are SO good. I discovered them a couple years ago and buy one whenever i remember or they have them. Winn Dixie sells them in two packs as well.
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@dragon54u (31547)
• United States
5 Jul
@thislittlepennyearns Maybe I didn't cook them properly, I didn't care for them much. I'll have to try them again and at that price I can afford to!
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
@dragon54u I make them in the microwave, but it is probably something that you either love or hate.
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@TheSojourner (17493)
• United States
5 Jul
I tried those small ribeye steaks one time. Yuck
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
I figured they would be pretty bad
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• United States
6 Jul
@thislittlepennyearns well they're shot up with some sort of solution. And because I eat my meat medium rare too rare, you can't do that with these thin things
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
6 Jul
@CoralLevang I like lots of red. Lol
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@Platespinner (16791)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Jul
I find it disturbing that the Dollar Tree carries food...I buy a few items there (come to think of it, most of my dishes came from there), but I don't actually shop there very often.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Jul
@thislittlepennyearns With the concerns about BPA and the chemicals being used to replace the BPAs in the linings of cans, I avoid buying anything in metal cans if I can possibly avoid it. Dollar store items in general have a history of being low quality and being loaded with potentially toxic chemicals.
@snowy22315 (42027)
• United States
5 Jul
Nothing springs to mind at the moment, but I am sure I have seen some odd things.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
I bet
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@maezee (30958)
• United States
5 Jul
Ha ha that is weird. I havent seen anything super strange at the dollar tree but lately I have been going to discount stores and was a bit disturbed to find some chocolate that expired back in February!
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
Yeah, that can be a issue. But chocolate is suppsoed to be good up to a year after the expiration date. I think that's what i heard at least.
@BelleStarr (36112)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jul
I just bought cookies at the Dollar General that are exactly like the Samoas that Girl Scouts sell. My grandsons tell me they taste exactly like them too and they were $1.75 a real bargain. Maybe not weird but surprising!!
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
I've had the ones that are the peanut btuter ones, and the thin mints ones. Used to buy them a lot and taken them in to work. They are good.
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@Srbageldog (7652)
• United States
6 Jul
I don't trust any meat products bought from the Dollar Tree. I would automatically assume there was something funny about it. I think the oddest thing I ever found at a discount store was this weird knick-knack of a surfing Jesus at the 99 Cents Store. (They also had soccer playing Jesus...) I bought one for my brother and I won Christmas that year. :) (We have a tradition of trying to one-up each other with weird gifts.) Oh, and once I found "nipple petals" at the Dollar Tree. Not sure exactly what those were for...they looked like little band aids that covered your nipples. My brother also got a pack of those for Christmas. XD
@JohnRoberts (49020)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jul
I also frequent Dollar Tree plus the 99 Cents Store. I can't recall anything off hand other than some strange flavored food items.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
You don't find Dollar Tree Steak weird? Cause i do. lol. They do have some odd flavorted things.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Jul
You don't find Dollar Tree Steak weird? Cause i do. lol. They do have some odd flavorted things.
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