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Aug
2012

Dollar Tree Coupon Matchups

08/26/2012. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Well as mentioned, Dollar Tree stores will start accepting coupons as of today.

You might skim through the Dollar Tree coupon policy first- the most important thing to remember is that you can only use (2) internet coupons per transaction.

Also, the Dollar Tree ad is not very big so here are just a few deals to get started but please understand not all stores will have the exact same products so this is a guideline and not necessarily exactly what you will find.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks $1
Use $.50/1 Welch’s coupon
Final Price: $.50

Ocean Spray Fruit Snacks $1.00
Use $0.75/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit By The Foot, Fruit Gusher Fruit Roll-Ups, Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks, Mott’s Fruit Flavored Snacks or Sunkist Fruit Flavored Snacks, exp. 9/29/12 (GM 08/05/12)
or Use $1/2 Ocean Spray, Mott’s or Sunkist Fruit Flavored Snacks, exp. 9/1/12 (SS 07/08/12 R)
or use $.75/3 Ocean Spray coupon
Final Price: $.50

Dial Bar Soap $1
Use $.35/1 from 8/19 RP
Final Price: $.65

Post Shredded Wheat Cereal $1.00
Use $1/1 Post coupon
or Use $1/1 from 8/12 SS
Final Price: Free

Softsoap Body Wash $1
Use $.50/1 from 8/12 SS
Final Price: $.50

Theater Boxes of Candy $1.00
Use $.50/2 Skittles or Lifesavers from 7/8 RP
Final Price: $.75

Luigis Italian Ice $1.00
Use $0.50/1 SuperPretzel Product printable
Final Price: $1.25 for 2

LA Looks Hair Gel $1
Use $1/1 from 8/19 RP
Final Price: Free

Libby’s Canned Veggies $.79
Use $1/4 Libby’s Canned Vegetables, exp. 10/31/12 (RP 08/26/12)
Final Price: $.54 each

Garnier Haircare $1.00
Use $1/1 Garnier from 8/26 RP
or use $1/1 Garnier coupon
Final Price: Free

Puffs Tissues $1.00
Use $0.25 off 3 Puffs Singles or Multipack, exp. 9/30/12 (P&G 08/26/12)
Final Price: $2.75 for 3

Bounty Basic Paper Towels $1.00
Use $0.25/1 Bounty Towel or Napkins, exp. 9/30/12 (P&G 08/26/12)
Final Price: $.75

Colgate Toothpaste 4oz $1
Use $1/1 Colgate from 8/26 SS
Final price: Free

Palmolive 16oz Dish Soap $1
Use $1/2 from 8/12 SS
Final Price: .50- if Ultra is included

Speed Stick $1.00
Use $1/1 Speed Stick Regular or Lady, exp. 9/1/12 (SS 08/12/12)
Final Price: Free
**Note: The size is not listed in the ad so this coupon might not match what is on sale.

Super Pretzels $1.00
Use $0.50/1 SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel Item, exp. 9/29/12 (RP 08/12/12)
or use $0.50/1 SuperPretzel Product printable
Final Price: $.50

Werther’s Candy $1
Use $1/2 for Sugar Free- if included
Final Price: $.50

Roseart Gluesticks $1.00
Use $1/3 from 7/29 RP
Final Price: $.66

Scotch Tape 2pk $1.00

Hefty Bags $1.00
Use $0.55/1 Hefty Slider Bags printable
or use $1/2 from 7/29 RP
Final Price: $.45

Most of these deals are either from the weekly Dollar Tree ad or things I have seen at my local store. Any other great deals you found?

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Serafina August 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

None of the Speedstick products are included on the insert Q. They had like 6-7 different varieties, but they were all excluded based on size.

Also, though it doesn’t say it on the Dollar Tree’s official Q policy, even though the Q’s I used state “4 per transaction,” the manager told me that they only accept one like coupon per transaction this morning. They were really nice about it, but it says nothing of this stipulation in the policy.

Sandra August 26, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Ok, I tried Dollar Tree and this is how it went, the cereal, shampoo, hair gel and toothpaste were great freebies, the speedstick was the 2oz size which my coupon excluded and the bodywash was a tiny size, just a little bigger than travel size so not worth the .50 to me. The zipper bags were only 8 to a box so not fantastic but overall it was worth the trip! Thanks for the matchups!

Jamie August 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I used 4 like coupons in the same transaction at our dollar tree, I got 4 big bottles of hair gel free :)

Lebron August 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

You can find the dollar tree policy on dollartree.com scroll to the bottom of the page and click on terms and conditions after that scroll down again and coupon policy is there… Good to print and carry with you.

Charlene August 27, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Lebron,

The link for the coupon policy is actually listed in the post for easy reference.

Brenda August 28, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I went today and was most excited about the Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner. I just need to find coupons to go with it for an even better deal.

Kay August 28, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Wow, Brenda, you found lysol!? Oh I hope my DT has it too. I have bunch of lysol coupons to use! yay!

Bobdubs2 August 28, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I went to my dollar tree today and used the speedstick coupon no problem. The coupon did NOT exclude the 1.8 ounce so I was able to snag the deal.

Kacey Ober August 29, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I went to the Dollar Tree in PA today and a lot of the items they had didn’t match the sizes on the coupons. The Colgate was only a 2.75 oz, the Werther’s was too small, the Lance crackers were the 6 pack, not 8 pack. And I had the Disney coupon and got a Disney puzzle. The manager told me they couldn’t accept it because the picture on the coupon showed vitamins and I didn’t buy vitamins. I told her it says $1.00 off ANY Disney item and she said it had to be vitamins! I think I was the first person to use coupons there because the staff didn’t know what to do at first and the manager made the cashier look through all my bags to be sure I got everything I had coupons for. However, I did use the Soft Soap coupon, Hefty Slider Bag coupon and Lysol coupon and got some good deals! Thank you so much for putting this list together!

Charlene August 29, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Kacey,

I know the deal you are referring to with the Disney coupon and personally I don’t think it is a legitimate use of that coupon either. Sorry to be the party pooper. ;)

The manufacturer of the vitamins is not the same as the manufacturer of the puzzles and toys and sandwich bags so they will not be reimbursed for the coupon. It is actually fraud to use it on those items- just like if you had a Cheez It coupon and tried to use it to buy Kleenex. Not your fault though- a lot of coupon blogs promoted that deal and really it just shocks me sometimes to see what gets put out there.

janele September 1, 2012 at 12:11 AM

At my DT here in utah, i ended up giving my cashiers the coupon policy and explained it to them. They said they only got some paperwork about it and had to sign it. I have had no problems at all. I have just been careful to pay attention to the size stipulations on the coupon.

jfpmmp September 3, 2012 at 6:13 AM

what is the lysol deal please? thanks for the matchups!

Lauren September 3, 2012 at 7:24 AM

What are the Lysol deals? Thanks so much

Jenny September 5, 2012 at 8:20 AM

About the coupon, “save $1.00 on ANY Disney item”. ANY means ANY. The vitamins in the picture were just an example of a Disney item that the coupon could possibly be used on. Companies pay licensing fees to use the Disney characters and logos. Yes, they would have been reinbursed, if in fact, the coupon was used on a Disney item. The puzzle would qualify and it would not be fraud to use it. ANY Disney item means ANY Disney item. It would be impossible to show a picture of every single Disney item on store shelves everywhere that the coupon could be used on. It is not fraud to use a coupon for what it says it can be used on. Don’t be afraid to conact corporate offices if the need arises. Alot of store employees don’t know there own companies policies and it gets aggrivating. I once had a cashier tell me I couldn’t use a coupon because the item I was purchasing was on sale. He said that using a coupon on a sale item was the same thing as using 2 coupons on the same item, which isn’t true at all. Sales are the best times to use coupons to get the best deals. Sometimes people just need to be educated!

Michelle September 5, 2012 at 8:24 AM

As a store manager for Dollar Tree, I am happy to see that Charlene agrees with me regarding the Disney coupon. I have had quite a few customers use this coupon in my store for Disney sandwich bags or toys. The first customer that attempted to use this coupon got SERIOUSLY angry when I tried to explain to her that I didn’t think sandwich bags was what this coupon was supposed to be used for. As it states on the coupon ‘ANY Disney item’, I had to allow her to use it. If the company doesn’t receive their money from this coupon manufacturer, my store will come up very short as we have taken quite a few of them.
All in all, we have had very positive experiences in my store with our coupon customers. They have been very patient and understanding while we make sure we are following Dollar Tree’s coupon policy. There have been a few customers that do not have the correct items to match with the coupons (one customer had 12 coupons that did not match up because of size or brand name limitations…”no ma’am, Hefty and Ziplock are NOT the same thing” lol) but, over all, I believe that the serious couponers are not trying to get something for nothing, they are hard working people, like me, that are trying to stretch their dollar further.
Please remember, when the cashier at your local DT is verifying each and every one of your coupons, they have to treat coupons like cash. If they take a coupon that is expired or for an item we dont carry, they will have a shortage and that could serioulsy affect their job.
Happy couponing!!

Charlene September 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Jenny,

Thank you for sharing your opinion. I think we have to agree to disagree. The company that offered this coupon is NatureSmart LLC. If you look at the web site for the parent company:

http://www.nbty.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=85635&p=irol-irhome

They don’t manufacturer or distribute anything except vitamins and energy bars. So the point is not the wording of the coupon- which does indeed say any Disney item- it is buying items that are not made by this manufacturer and expecting the manufacturer to reimburse Dollar Tree for items they don’t market, produce or sell. There is no chance at all that this vitamin company manufacturers baggies or toys or puzzles.

So it does seem pretty clear to me that it is fraud to purchase an item that NBTY Inc does not manufacturer and then send them a coupon for a product they do manufacture that you did not buy and expect them to reimburse the store.

My guess is they will refuse to honor the coupons and Dollar Tree will take a huge loss on this. One point that is important is that this kind of thing isn’t just $1 here and there. There was a fraudulent Frito Lay coupon last year that resulted in millions of dollars in losses. So it isn’t something these companies take lightly. Considering this is the first time out of the gate with coupons for Dollar Tree I wouldn’t be surprised if they stopped with coupons altogether or dramatically changed the coupon policy.

So again we will just have to disagree on this. NBTY does not make any of the products you indicated so they should not be expected to reimburse a store for items they don’t sell. I do feel very strongly that it is fraud to use that coupon on those items and I really hope people won’t do it ;).

Charlene September 5, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Thanks for your insight Michelle! Will you let us know if you see any memos from corporate or anything about this coupon? I wonder if they have any idea about the controversy.

Michelle September 5, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Jenny, I think DT corporate office is in for a huge ‘awakening’ when they start to receive the coupons taken at store level and begin attempts to collect the money for them. We have over 4000 stores. Just one coupon per store that we are unable to redeem for our money back will be a big loss to our company. This loss may not affect the consumer at the price point, but it will affect them in other ways. Stores may have less payroll resulting in longer waits at the register. One other issue we have with coupons (since you asked lol) is how do you tell the difference between coupons printed from the internet and those that have been printed from the internet then copied? The first day of coupon acceptance we had several coupons of the same kind come through and they all had color printing on them. A customer used this exact same coupon but it had no color on it. When I asked her if she printed it, she said yes, but she only has a black and white printer. I have acutally printed coupons then copied them and you cannot tell the difference between the two. So..any ideas? :-)

Michelle September 5, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I have not heard or seen anything from the corporate level regarding this particular coupon. I will bring it to my Distrct managers attention tomorrow and let you know as soon as i have any new information.

Heather September 5, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Hi, this is response to Michelle’s concern about copied coupons. I have only a black and white printer, too, so I run into this a lot. You can look at the the serial numbers and/or pin numbers on the coupons. If all of the numbers are the same then they are probably photo copies. SmartSource and Coupons.com definately have individual pin numbers and/or serial numbers for each coupon printed. I have had to point out the different numbers to cashiers when using more than one internet coupon many times. You’d be suprised at how many cashiers hand me my coupons back and tell me it is fraud to photo copy coupons. Especially since I rarely purchase more than 2 of the same item. It’s not like I walk in buying dozens of the same item like you see on the coupon shows. Anyway, I am happy that Dollar Tree is accepting coupons!

Charlene September 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Yes Heather said that perfectly. I only print black and white too so that shouldn’t matter. The top left corner under the expiration has a specific code tied to the ip address of the computer it is printed from and will be unique for each coupon. The same numbers are printed on the border surrounding the coupon. As long as those are different, the coupons should be valid. :)

Michelle September 5, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I typed a reply but now I don’t see it so if I post twice on this matter, I apologize ahead of time. Thank you both for the information. I went back and printed a coupon that I had printed last night and I see exactly what you mean regarding the pin/serial numbers. So basically, if someone attempts to use a ‘real’ printed coupon and a copied coupon at the same time I should be able to tell the difference quickly. My fear is that they will use only the copied coupon and I will have no way of telling. Maybe this isn’t as big a problem as I think it is….I hope not.
A coupon savvy customer directed me to this site and I think it is great. I have reccomended it to many of my faithful customers and they love the time it saves them and the information you give. Will you be doing a Dollar Tree/coupon match up on a regular basis?

Charlene September 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Michelle I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I don’t think copied coupons are as big of an issue as coupons for the wrong product. Yes when new things pop up or the ads come along I will do the matchups!

Michelle September 5, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Thanks for generously sharing your coupon wisdom with me. :). I will make some inquiries tomorrow regarding the Disney coupon and let you know what I learn. If there is anything I can do to help with any issues/ questions relating to Dollar Tree, please don’t hesitate to email me.

Michelle September 7, 2012 at 6:28 AM

I wanted to let you know that after discussing the controversial Disney coupon with my DM yesterday, I was told to not accept any more of these coupons at my store as we don’t carry any items made by that particular manufacturer. I can only speak for my store but I am confident that we will be seeing a corporate memo on this very soon.

mary September 9, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Went to my dollar tree, list and coupons in hand. Found most items. The cashier had to call a manager over to ask how to process cpn. Manager told me that Dollar Tree does not take manafaucter cpns. I asked what did the sign in the window say? She read it out loud, Dollar Tree now accepting manufactures cpn. then turned to me and said they still dont, I pointed out several signs and pulled up the corp website on my phone. She finally took them then realized I had a cpn for each item and forced me to do 14 seperate transactions, she just couldnt understand 1 cpn per 1 item not per transaction.
I can understand there is a learning curve for the store and managemnet but they really need to spell out policy for the store.
FYI i purchased 2 tapes, 3 toothpaste, 2 cereals, 2 nail polish, 3 eye shadow, (4) 2 hefty bags. This caused a long line behind me while the manager rang everything seperately. Looking at my receipts all the transcations took 8 minutes to complete. Anyone else have problems like this?

Christine Hennig September 12, 2012 at 5:53 AM

Here are some matchups I found at my Dollar Tree:

Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups, 4 ct.: Price $1 minus $1/2 coupon (Bettycrocker.com) = 2 for $1 (50¢ each)
Bic Cover-It Correction Fluid: Price $1 minus $1/2 coupon (7-29-12 SmartSource) = 2 for $1 (50¢ each)
Brut Deodorant, 2.5 oz.: Price $1 minus $1/1 coupon (9-9-12 SmartSource) = FREE
Colgate 2 in 1 Liquid Gel Toothpaste, 4.6 oz.: Price $1 minus 75¢/1 coupon (8-26-12 SmartSource) = 25¢ (NOTE: This is the kind in the bottle; it’s the only kind I could find that was 4.0 oz. or larger, as stated on the coupon)
DIME STORE DEAL: GUM Soft Picks with Storage Cases, 10 ct.: Price $1 minus $1/2 coupon (8-5-12 SmartSource) = 2 for $1 (50¢ each)
DIME STORE DEAL: Hefty OneZip Sandwich, Quart, or Gallon Bags: Price $1 minus 55¢/1 coupon (Redplum.com) = 45¢
DIME STORE DEAL: Keebler Right Bites 100 Calorie Sandies, 6 ct.: Price $1 minus $1/2 coupon (Snackpicks) = 2 for $1 (50¢ each)
DIME STORE DEAL: Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Mini Crisps, 6 ct.: Price $1 minus $2/3 coupon (Keebler booklet found at Hy-Vee) = 3 for $1 (33¢ each)
DIME STORE DEAL: Kraft Sizzling Salads Dinner Kit: Price $1 minus 55¢/1 coupon (8-19-12 SmartSource) = 45¢
DIME STORE DEAL: Nathan’s Famous Salty Snacks, 3.5 oz.: Price $1 minus $1/2 coupon (was on coupons.com; some of you may have some that you printed) = 2 for $1 (50¢ each)
DIME STORE DEAL: Ortega Black Beans: Price $1 minus $1/2 coupon (All You magazine) = 2 for $1 (50¢ each)
DIME STORE DEAL: Renuzit Adjustables: Price $1 minus B3G3 (9-9-12 Redplum) coupon = 6 for $3 (50¢ each)
DIME STORE DEAL: Solo Plates or Bowls, 6 ct.: Price $1 minus $1/2 coupon (coupons.com) = 2 for $1 (50¢ each)
DIME STORE DEAL: Trident Gum, 4 ct.: Price $1 minus $1/3 coupon (8-13-12 SmartSource) = 3 for $2 (66¢ each; 17¢ per pack)
DIME STORE DEAL: Welch’s Fruit Snacks: Price $1 minus $1/2 coupon (Facebook) = 2 for $1 (50¢ each)

My clerk at Dollar Tree had never taken coupons before. She tried to call a manager, but no luck. She finally figured out on her own (!!!) how to run the coupons. 10 points for initiative there!

angela September 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

When I used printed coupons, the employee told me 2 is the limit, and if it scans, she accepts it.

Alexandra October 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

My Dollar Tree Store in TN. does not allow you to use $1.00 coupons and get things free. I see a lot of blogs talking about all the free stuff people are getting. I wonder where they live?? I would love to be getting things for free.

Charlene October 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Alexandra,

If you take a look at the corporate coupon policy

http://www.dollartree.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=TermsConditions

It says nothing about not accepting coupons valued at $1. It is just your store that has decided to enforce that policy.

Michelle November 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Alexandra, please talk to the manager of that store. If you do not get results then contact the corporate office. They will correct the situation quickly. The only time we don’t take a $1 coupon is if the product is less than $1.

Janele November 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I always take my DT coupon policy and it has helped me explain their policy to them. Many times it is because they don’t want to take the coupon or have misunderstood the policy. I’ve never had any issues.

Tammy December 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Hi Ladies! Please bare with me as this will probably sound like a couple silly questions but they just opened a Dollar Tree around me so I’ve never shopped there with coupons (but do at my CVS & local grocery store), but my 1st question is do the “ads” come out on a regular basis & come in the newspaper? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one….and if so, do they run from Sunday – Saturday like CVS or ? (My grocery store ad/deals start on Wednesday’s). Also, and here is what I’d really like to know…..after reading the coupon policy it says you can only use two IP coupons PER DAY. I don’t want to have to drive there that often as its not that close – so could you do a transaction & go out to your car and then return to the store and do another transaction, etc.? Obviously I want to do things the correct way but again, I don’t want to have to make several trips to do my shopping there! Thank you all in advance for any help you can give me as a Dollar Store “newbie”! :)

ashley September 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

i had a problem at the west lansing,mi dollar tree. i took in the super pretzel coupons and they said i couldnt use them because the picture on the coupon did not match the bags of pretzel they had but the coupon said “ANY” super pretzel. but then on here i seen that you could use that same coupon??

Charlene September 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Ashley they are mistaken. You can call Dollar Tree corporate to complain if you like. There is no possible way a company can include every item it makes in a picture on a coupon so they just include one image of one item. The coupon wording says ANY item and that means any item they make :).

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