Shopper Spotlight at Dollar Free

I’m highlighting a trip a reader took to Dollar Tree and got all of the above for FREE!  I am going to have to start calling Dollar Tree “Dollar Free!”  She got all of the items above using $1/1 coupons, all she had to pay was tax!   That was an AWESOME trip! Way to go, girl!!!

Here is what she got:

2 boxes of Alka Seltzer
2 boxes of Efferdent
2 Brut Deoderant
2 Garnier Hair Color Keeper
2 Olay Bars of Soap
2 Maybelline Lip Glosses
2 L Oreal Lip Gloss Pots
5 Scotch Tape Items

Coupons Used:
$1/1 Alka-Seltzer or Alka-Seltzer Plus Product printable
$1/1 Efferdent Product printable
$1/1 Brut Fragrance or Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, exp. 10/9/12 (SS 09/09/12)
$1/1 Garnier Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, exp. 10/6/12 (RP 08/26/12 R)
$1/1 Olay Bath Bar, Body Wash, In-Shower or Hand and Body Lotion, exp. 9/30/12 (P&G 08/26/12)
$1/1 Maybelline Lip Product, exp. 10/5/12 (RP 08/05/12)
$1/1 L’Oreal Paris Lip Product or Colour Caresse by Colour Riche, exp. 10/7/12 (RP 08/12/12)
$1/1 Scotch Magic Tape One-Handed Tape Dispenser, exp. 10/31/12 (SS 08/05/12)
$1/1 Scotch Pop-Up Tape Product, exp. 10/31/12 (SS 08/05/12)

Final Price for 18 Items: FREE!

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  1. Good thing she wasn’t shopping at the Dollar Tree in Dunn, NC. The manager (who is extremely rude) will only allow one coupon per transaction per product. To clarify, if you buy two Brut deo. and have two Brut coupons, he will only allow you to use one coupon. When I finished my transaction there, he was very rude and said, “you got three items free.” This store will no longer have my business even if I have to drive 15 miles out of the way.

    • It sounds like that manager has no clue what he is doing with coupons! You should remind him that he is making $.08 + the value of the coupon, so yes you walked away with a free item but he is getting reimbursed for the value of the coupon, and an additional $.08 for taking the coupon, and moving product… so it’s a win win situation for him! I would let corporate know how you were treated. Maybe I am a whiner like that, but I worked in customer service for years so I feel like people higher up should know how their customers are being treated.

  2. EEE! I was so excited to get these awesome products last night. I acutally had $1/1 Efferdent insert coupons (so I didn’t use more printables than allowed in their policy). I only used the Alka Seltzer printables. Not sure if it was a regional coupon or not (I’m in Colorado) but the coupon is $1/1 Efferdent Product, exp. 11/30/12 (SS 09/09/12).

    And the $1/1 Olay coupons I had were from gift packs I bought last Christmas…I guess I didn’t realize we had other insert coupons, so now I am SUPER EXCITED to go back for more! Thanks, Anna!!

    …and @Juli, I am so sorry that manager was grumpy to you! That is the exact reason I won’t shop at any of our local Albertsons anymore. I feel your pain! :)

    • This is SUCH a great trip! I wasn’t entirely sure what all coupons you used so I found ones that were applicable-thank you for clearing that up :) Thank you SO much for sharing this trip! I love it!

  3. Aw wish I had a maybeline q but great haul! Gotta go sometime this or next week for mines. The one by me does not get any couponers at all because I was their first! LOL. However I did notice they did not have as many things so I have to drive out another few miles to another with more products.

  4. Dollar Tree’s coupon policy states that : Only two (2) print-at-home Internet coupons may be redeemed per transaction. It looks like she used 4 ips. Did her store not care….just wondering if the rest of the stores are doing that…

    I think its super awesome all the stuff she got! Great job! :)

  5. Our Dollar Tree is really screwy too. Went to the same cashier as last week and she still had no clue how to do coupons and said they hardly have anyone use coupons, hard to believe! And the other cashier wanted to check with the manager to see if I could use a $1 coupon on a $1 item, gees. Finally my cashier just put them through. Guess I won’t ever try using a coupon with the amount more than $1.00, I am sure they won’t adjust it down. Am wondering if it’s worth the hassle. And there are no other stores close by, I’m not driving 10 miles to the other one. Although, on my way out the cashier said “come back with more coupons so we can practice”, I said I will!


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