Do you ever shop at the Dollar Tree or Dollar Store?

@TheHorse (131452)
Walnut Creek, California
June 8, 2021 6:20pm CST
I admit that I do. It's decent place for getting stuff like bleach, laundry soap, miracle cleaners (some of which actually work), hand lotion, kitty (and human) hair brishes, and cheap iced tea. I may stop there on my way home from teaching at Guitar Center. The morning was fun, and I DID have big fun with my new "best friend." But I still have to make it through a handful of guitar lessons and band practice. Wish me luck!
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@Scrapper88 (2933)
• United States
8 Jun
I shop at the Dollar General a lot more than I shop at the Dollar Tree.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
What is the difference?
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• United States
10 Jun
@TheHorse If you have been in both; you can tell the difference. The Dollar General has different things to sell than what the Dollar Tree has.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
@Scrapper88 I am a Dollar Tree expert. What does Dollar General sell? Right now I'm looking for corn seeds.
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@kareng (36118)
• United States
9 Jun
I do. There are certain things at each store that are good and on my list! You just have to figure out what they are in the beginning and stick to it. I use Dollar Tree for crafting supplies mostly but they do have a few other things that I pick up there on a regular basis.
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@Daelii (5757)
• United States
9 Jun
I am the same way! However, since Dollar General expanded their craft sections I tend to get the basic supplies there since I can use a 5$ off 25$ purchase. Dollar tree here has expanded their school supplies and accessories so I tend to get that stuff there when homeschooling and doing hands on learning projects!
@kareng (36118)
• United States
10 Jun
@Daelii True and Family Dollar is putting out crafts now. They are owned by the same company as Dollar Tree. They have the $5 off $25 too! I love those!
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@Daelii (5757)
• United States
10 Jun
@kareng I loved family dollar when there was one nearby. Its been forever since I saw one!
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@CarolDM (138161)
• United States
8 Jun
Not many Dollar Tree's here but Dollar General is headquartered in TN, so we literally have one on every corner. I shop form time to time.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
How is Dollar General different from Dollar Tree?
@CarolDM (138161)
• United States
10 Jun
@TheHorse The biggest difference is most everything at Dollar Tree cost $1. Not the same at Dollar General.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
@CarolDM Wait. Does some stuff at Dollar General not cost a dollar?
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@RasmaSandra (42873)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
Best of luck to you and glad to hear you had fun with the lessons, I sometimes shop at Dollar General and I can even get fresh products like cheese and eggs for a lot less,
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• United States
9 Jun
I love Dollar Tree. The trouble is I always end up coming out with more than I went in for!
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
That's what they're "banking" on.
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• United States
10 Jun
@TheHorse I never thought of it like that. Good point.
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@kareng (36118)
• United States
12 Jun
@TheHorse Yes! That's why I hate going in because I know I'll see new crafting supplies in: tulle, ribbon, wreath frames, etc.
@LadyDuck (341551)
• Switzerland
9 Jun
I never do for the simple reason that we have no "dollar tree" or "dollar store" here. Good luck for your lessons.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
Thanks. They went well.
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@LadyDuck (341551)
• Switzerland
11 Jun
@TheHorse I am glad.
@id_peace (13114)
• Singapore
9 Jun
I had went into such shop before in my country but the conditions of the items in the shop were bad. So I ended up leaving without getting anything.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
I do NOT by food there. But I buy "failsafe" stuff like cortisone cream (for spider bites, etc.) and bleach.
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@id_peace (13114)
• Singapore
12 Jun
We do not have food in these shops somehow.
@JimBo452020 (50914)
• Montrose, Scotland
9 Jun
We have Poundland Full of Chinese tat and smaller than normal size foodstuffs. I do buy tent pegs there 10 for £1
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
And they don't break when the wind blows?
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@JimBo452020 (50914)
• Montrose, Scotland
10 Jun
@TheHorse Nah But they rust up very quickly A.wee bit of moisture is all that is needed
• Philippines
9 Jun
We don't have that kind of store over here.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
Where do you go for "bargains"?
@FourWalls (33701)
• United States
9 Jun
I'll go in there and get something like a dish towel or sponges.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
Yeppers. Me too.
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@BarBaraPrz (31587)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Jun
I've shoped a few times at Dollar Tree but usually go to Dollarama (they have better potato chips).
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
LOL! Potato chips? What are those?
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@DaddyEvil (42473)
• United States
9 Jun
Yes, Pretty and I shop at both Dollar Tree and Dollar Store... We do buy brushes, interesting foods in the frozen case to try before we buy them in bulk in Walmart and sometimes, unusual candles. Also, overrun books for $1. I hope you have a good afternoon/evening at work.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
I went. I taught. It was good. --Hemingway
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@NJChicaa (99364)
• United States
8 Jun
I went to Dollar Tree once. I feel no need to go back.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
What were you looking for? Some of their cleaning products are good.
• United States
11 Jun
I do like the Dollar Tree and shop there occasionally. I'm usually the person who has a cart full and you don't want to get stuck in the line behind me
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Jun
I JUST went there! I bought some aspirin, a brush for Kitty (will she like it?), some Reecie cups, and other random stuff. I spent $7 plus tax. Heh.
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• United States
11 Jun
@TheHorse you got out of there for hardly anything
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Jun
@Marilynda1225 But they didn't have the Miracle Cleaner in powder form that I like so much. I am slightly traumatized.
@LeaPea2417 (31142)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Jun
Sometimes I shop there.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
I get some of y basics there, like dish soap and bleach.
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@LeaPea2417 (31142)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Jun
@TheHorse Yes, they also have good greeting cards.
@lovebuglena (28995)
• Staten Island, New York
9 Jun
I like the Dollar Tree, though I do not shop there often. They have nice things there and best of all everything is a $1 so you don't need to try to find a store worker to ask them the price of something.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
But I've recently noticed some items priced at over $1.00. Beware!
@lovebuglena (28995)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Jun
@TheHorse Really? Wow! Never had this happen to me.
@ladyhero (3600)
• Indonesia
9 Jun
Good luck, what genre is your band?
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
I'd call it "Americana."
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@prinzcy (27717)
• Malaysia
9 Jun
We have our version of dollar tree which is call RM2 shop or eco shop. I would go there sometimes to purchase a few items. I would try not to go often. I can easily get tempted with the items and their price.
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
I have specific things I get there. I do NOT buy food there.
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@db20747 (35749)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
8 Jun
One of my favorite stores, they're awesome cleaner is awesome, it will clean anyhhing
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@TheHorse (131452)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jun
Thant's what I have found as well. I use it on my wheels. And laundry stains.
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@Bubba90 (1627)
• Indonesia
9 Jun
I have never shopped there, I only often shop at the local market because the prices there are cheaper
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