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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   Reporter eats food only found at a Dollar Tree. That naturally involves buying off-brand cereals, peanut butter, ribeye steak, canned milk. Wait, ... ribeye steak?   (tampabay.com) divider line 23
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2013-08-16 09:30:20 PM
7 votes:
There are a few worthwhile things at Dollar Tree, but I wouldn't make a habit of eating their food regularly.

However, for cleaning and household products they're great. I don't need name-brand bleach or window cleaner. My dish soap doesn't need to be a luxury item. A $1 broom works just as well as the $5 brooms at Walmart. A $1 bucket holds soapy water the same as the $7 bucket at Meijer.
2013-08-16 11:22:50 PM
3 votes:
i shop there a lot but lately i have been buying my candy before i go to the movies . nearly  same size but only one dollar . the theater sells for almost 4 bucks the same stuff .
2013-08-16 10:10:02 PM
3 votes:
One of the four Dollar Trees in my area carries Nature's Own honey wheat bread. It is the same loaf that sells for $3.59 at the grocery stores in my neighborhood, but it is a buck.

As the article says, it's all about picking the winners when it comes to dollar stores, and doing the math on the price in order to compare it to grocery store prices.
2013-08-16 09:58:17 PM
3 votes:

JasonOfOrillia: Grade F ribeye steak?  Were they all downers?


They're small, thin (~1/4") steaks. Perfect for frying and sticking in a sandwich.
2013-08-16 11:12:50 PM
2 votes:
One of Dollar Tree's yummiest offerings:
www.dollartree.com
2013-08-16 10:07:40 PM
2 votes:

TomD9938: Pickles, sardines, olives, cookies, 3 bean salad and green beans (69 cents).

That's about it, except for the dollar 20 oz Dew at check out.  About 60 cents less than at a gas station.

/ then it's off to Aldi


Aldi rules. Where I used to live, I could do 2 weeks worth of groceries in 20 minutes flat, at about half the price of a regular grocery store. Unfortunately, they don't have one in my current area.

I have become a dollar store enthusiast, tho.
2013-08-16 10:06:05 PM
2 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: ArkAngel: I_Am_Weasel: Was it ribeye steak flavored canned milk or did they actually milk a ribeye steak?

You can milk anything with nipples

Ann Coulter?


You're trying to trick me.  Reptiles don't have nipples.
2013-08-16 10:04:26 PM
2 votes:

ZeroCorpse: There are a few worthwhile things at Dollar Tree, but I wouldn't make a habit of eating their food regularly.

However, for cleaning and household products they're great. I don't need name-brand bleach or window cleaner. My dish soap doesn't need to be a luxury item. A $1 broom works just as well as the $5 brooms at Walmart. A $1 bucket holds soapy water the same as the $7 bucket at Meijer.


Yes. Yes you do. I've bought dollar store beach twice. It's not bleach like Clorox or even some store brand. Is it a potable liquid? Not sure. But it's not bleach. Would I drink it? Eh...no. But it's useless as a cleaner/disinfectant.

/Have bought Dollar Tree ribeyes.
//Dog loves 'em.
///So do I! <sobs uncontrollably>
2013-08-16 09:59:26 PM
2 votes:
Pickles, sardines, olives, cookies, 3 bean salad and green beans (69 cents).

That's about it, except for the dollar 20 oz Dew at check out.  About 60 cents less than at a gas station.

/ then it's off to Aldi
2013-08-16 09:58:42 PM
2 votes:
No worse than the sh*t at Walmart.
2013-08-16 09:49:13 PM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-08-17 12:52:24 AM
1 votes:
Dollar Tree has Polaroid 81/2 x 11 photo paper for 8 sheets for a dollar. Great for making CD and DVD cases. Some of the cheapest high gloss photo paper you can find. Second the emotion, that their one dollar cleaning products are very competitive. Also they have great specialty paper/plastic products for themed parties. Also great place to pick up cheap greeting cards.
2013-08-16 11:36:02 PM
1 votes:
My local Dollar Store gets in Japanese Kit Kat bars (love the green tea and mandarin orange flavors).
2013-08-16 11:30:37 PM
1 votes:

planes: [familygonehealthy.com image 495x297]

I hardly ever go to "Dollar Tree" but stopped there tonight (before reading this article) to check it out. I left with two "Larry The Cable Guy" beer bread mixes for a buck each, figured I'd try them in my bread maker.


Sounds like you need some Phyllis Diller Chili to go with that.
2013-08-16 11:20:51 PM
1 votes:

destrip: One of Dollar Tree's yummiest offerings:
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Oh hell yeah.
2013-08-16 10:57:52 PM
1 votes:
The refrigerator cases in every dollar store I've been in are not what one might call "functional".

Would I consume an Arizona iced tea that had been stored in there, sure. But raw meat hell naw.
2013-08-16 10:20:47 PM
1 votes:
How favorable did he find their extra-crunchy salsa compared to name brands?
2013-08-16 10:19:22 PM
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: Was it ribeye steak flavored canned milk or did they actually milk a ribeye steak?


Actually, it was rib eyesteak.

That space makes all the difference.
2013-08-16 10:11:21 PM
1 votes:

vegas_greaser: Hey, their imitation shrimp is much better than the .99 cent stores.


That penny makes all the difference.
2013-08-16 10:08:48 PM
1 votes:
Most of the "Dollar stores" here carry name brands right next to the cheap stuff.
2013-08-16 09:55:39 PM
1 votes:
Dollar Tree has good fudge stripe cookies.  Just as good as Keebler and less than half the price.

My then-fiance and I bought vases for table centerpieces for our wedding reception at Dollar Tree.  Ordered a couple cases online, had it shipped to the store.  $1ea versus $5ea at Michael's.
2013-08-16 09:54:34 PM
1 votes:
Dollar General FTW!
2013-08-16 09:51:03 PM
1 votes:
Grade F ribeye steak?  Were they all downers?
 
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