Have you heard about Dollar Tree? Have you ever been inside? I highly recommend you take a trip there as soon as possible.
Dollar Tree Snacks
Let’s talk about snacks. Every mom knows that kids go through snacks like they do underwear. They seem to go even faster right after you buy them and the novelty of new snacks is there.
Every week I head over to the Dollar Tree with a $10 budget for snacks. Every Dollar Tree varies on the items they have, and they also vary by week. But I am guaranteed to find good name brand stuff every time. The best part, it’s all a buck! That’s right, $1! No funny business.
Our favorite snacks are veggie straws, chocolate animal crackers, goldfish, cheese puffs, pretzels, and much more. We have even gotten lucky on occasion and found applesauce pouches! I try and buy the largest bags possible, and then I get snack size baggies and separate it all out. I have a snack bin in my pantry that is accessible to my 3 year old and he can pick and choose own his own.
Dollar Tree Dry Goods
Who would have thought that Dollar Tree has a dry grocery and frozen section?! It is AMAZING! Again, name brand items at bargain prices. Of course you still have store brand items, but they are just as good.
Canned Veggies, Canned Soup, Canned Fruit, Tuna, and much more. You can’t forget the pastas, pasta sauces, condiments, sodas and juices. I always take advantage of these items when I find them. These are all house hold staples that everyone has in their pantry, and it’s great to stock up. During our most recent Hurricane, I was even able to stock up on non perishable items at a low price, and a very small budget.
Now, always make sure to check your local sale prices as some times you can get an even better deal at your local grocery store. But in most cases you get a better deal at the Dollar Tree.
Dollar Tree Frozen Foods
This section is hit or miss. You can find great things, and not so great things. Its also the area you have to watch the prices on, because its possible that they could cost more. Chief loves Red Barron Pizza Minis. I can purchase them in the grocery store for $3.79 for a box of 8 mini pizza’s, Chief usually only eats 3 of them. At Dollar Tree I can get 1 package of 3 for $1 and get 9 for $3.
This section seems to be the most random, but you can find some really good things here. My favorite find has been the Cinnabon pull apart. These make great snacks for moms after a long stressful day, and cook in 45 seconds!
Dollar Tree School Supplies
Every homeschooling parent knows just how expensive supplies can be. this burden is completely on us, as we are the educators in our classroom. This gives me an appreciation for them as they are only given a small list of supplies and they have to close the gap.
Dollar Tree is where its at when it comes to homeschool supplies on a budget. Paper, pencils, pens, dry erase markers, flash cards, arts and crafts materials, the works. At the beginning of the school year they even carry workbooks for all grade levels. I have found that these are a great supplement to our curriculum, or great to use when traveling.
If you have a younger child, they have great classroom decorations. Our classroom take a more Montessori approach and I don’t use the items. But they would work for a pre-k, or kindergarten student.
Holiday Dollar Finds
Are you looking to decorate for the holidays on a budget? Head over to Dollar Tree to find the latest holiday offerings. We were able to score some awesome Halloween, and Christmas decorations so far this year. This really helped when Chief wanted to decorate, but we had a very minimal budget.
Over all, Dollar Tree has TUNS to offer! The biggest plus, EVERYTHING is truly $1! Happy Shopping!