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August 9, 2017

Ever since I switched to Dollar Tree for food shopping, my life has improved

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FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#1
i get the 24oz spaghetti, a lb of broccoli, a can of diced tomatos, and 4 of their salmon fillets. Boom, lunch and dinner for a week for $8
moose_knuckle 5 hours ago#2
FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#3
moose_knuckle posted...
Made in china

I don't care where it's from tbh. It tastes the same as from the supermarket and it's namebrand stuff (i dont recognize the salmon brand but it's a big frozen filet and tastes like the supermarket ones)
mirage_004 5 hours ago#4
TC, that is actually the way to go. There are lots of items that you shouldn't be paying supermarket-premium prices for. 

Not everything, but many things. 

And you'll save at least 1K per year doing it. Sooo many things are overpriced in typical supermarket chains.
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FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#5
mirage_004 posted...
TC, that is actually the way to go. There are lots of items that you shouldn't be paying supermarket-premium prices for. 

Not everything, but many things. 

And you'll save at least 1K per year doing it. Sooo many things are overpriced in typical supermarket chains.

and the food is seriously delicious if you cook it right
FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#6
guys seriously go there
Romes187 5 hours ago#7
i usually go to the dollar tree for things like soap, toothpaste, cleaning supplies, etc
joeun_saram 5 hours ago#8
yeah idk how well equipped my stomach is to handle dollar store food
im a good person
darkprince45 5 hours ago#9
joeun_saram posted...
yeah idk how well equipped my stomach is to handle dollar store food

Most, like 99 percent of it is name brand. Same stuff you would see in regular grocery stores
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FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#10
darkprince45 posted...
joeun_saram posted...
yeah idk how well equipped my stomach is to handle dollar store food

Most, like 99 percent of it is name brand. Same stuff you would see in regular grocery stores

i have had no issues whatsoever and ive been eating there for a month now
cjsdowg 5 hours ago#11
I will go to the supermarket and get their house brand. But I don't think I would go the dollar store for food. Not saying that it is bad that you do. That would just worry me.
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joeun_saram 5 hours ago#12
FrenchCrunch posted...
darkprince45 posted...
joeun_saram posted...
yeah idk how well equipped my stomach is to handle dollar store food

Most, like 99 percent of it is name brand. Same stuff you would see in regular grocery stores

i have had no issues whatsoever and ive been eating there for a month now


I don't get cheap name brand stuff.







because i can afford it
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MACisBack 5 hours ago#13
I usually buy books, party supplies, and dental floss from the dollar store.
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FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#14
joeun_saram posted...
I don't get cheap name brand stuff.







because i can afford it

I can afford it as well, however I prefer to save money rather than buy things just because I can afford them

MACisBack posted...
I usually buy books, party supplies, and dental floss from the dollar store.

I get toothbrushes, mouth wash, dish soap, and bleach as well
joeun_saram 5 hours ago#15
in all seriousness if you actually can afford it it's worth it to switch off of name brand stuff and buy fresh when you can

i mean while you have to because money's tight, it's fine like you're not DYING because you're filling your body with a few preservatives here and there

i mean we're all dying sylvia plath but not moreso because of what you're eating really

but if you can afford it.... it's better

but when i'm inevitably broke again i'll look into dis hmm
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FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#16
cjsdowg posted...
I will go to the supermarket and get their house brand. But I don't think I would go the dollar store for food. Not saying that it is bad that you do. That would just worry me.

why would it worry you?

joeun_saram posted...
in all seriousness if you actually can afford it it's worth it to switch off of name brand stuff and buy fresh when you can

i mean while you have to because money's tight, it's fine like you're not DYING because you're filling your body with a few preservatives here and there

i mean we're all dying sylvia plath but not moreso because of what you're eating really

but if you can afford it.... it's better

but when i'm inevitably broke again i'll look into dis hmm

i was previously buying fresh every week and was doing fine, but decided it was an unnecessary expense
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I go mainly for snacks, and frozen meals for work.
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joeun_saram 5 hours ago#18
FrenchCrunch posted...
i was previously buying fresh every week and was doing fine, but decided it was an unnecessary expense

fair


but i love food too much to quit so more power to ya brother
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ItsVinceRusso 5 hours ago#19
dollar tree is a great store. the only thing i'd never buy there is meat.
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I love getting produce at the 99c only store

Bell peppers for .50
Bananas for .49/lb
Gigantic mangos and avocados
Bean sprouts
Spinach
Onions
Grapes
Strawberries

Think I even got one of those small seedless watermelons once

Then the dollar tree near me has bread (pretty average wheat and white, but then they also have these huge sourdough loaves) and those s***ty frozen hamburgers I love, and instant noodles

Hell yeah, totally agree
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voldothegr8 5 hours ago#21
I get it for stuff that comes in cans or boxes, but no way in hell am I buying meat or fish from the dollar store.
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WizardofHoth 5 hours ago#22
Dollar Tree the only dollar store that has fish burgers and spicy chicken burgers to heat in the microwave.


Dollar General only has regular chicken burgers and cheeseburgers
FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#23
ItsVinceRusso posted...
dollar tree is a great store. the only thing i'd never buy there is meat.

for s***s and giggles i tried their coldcuts yesterday. not cost effective, but their plumrose ham is the same s*** in the supermarket. they have chicken thighs that ive been debating on trying too
cjsdowg 5 hours ago#24
FrenchCrunch posted...

why would it worry you?


You tube videos speaking about how had that are. And come to think of it is kind of silly to suspect that they would be selling something deadly just because it is cheap.
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FrenchCrunch 5 hours ago#25
cjsdowg posted...
FrenchCrunch posted...

why would it worry you?


You tube videos speaking about how had that are. And come to think of it is kind of silly to suspect that they would be selling something deadly just because it is cheap.

it's usually in specialty sizes, no longer available elsewhere, or huge overstock they bought from warehouses. almost everything ive had there has been good s*** brother
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FrenchCrunch 4 hours ago#27
bj's is good too. sometimes when i wanna spoil myself ill get one of their whole chickens lol
...huh, haven't been to my local Dollar Tree in years, do they all have frozen and grocery stuff? I was only remembering it having snacks and maybe some offbrand soda.

We used to have a place called Deals that was initially all a dollar but eventually they went to a more Dollar General type pricing scheme. When I first moved out of my parents I did tons of my grocery shopping there, though. Huge grocery section. Not sure how big of a chain that was or if it still even exists, but once they became a DG clone there wasn't any reason to go there.

I even got a few PC games there for a $1 that were pretty good, just a little old.
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_BlueMonk 4 hours ago#29
i get all my groceries at smart and final. they are the perfect mix of quality, portions, and price. 

its like a mix of a costco and a regular supermarket cuz you can buy in bulk, but not too big of a bulk where its like you're buying 50 cans of tuna at once.
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FrenchCrunch 4 hours ago#30
The Top Crusader posted...
...huh, haven't been to my local Dollar Tree in years, do they all have frozen and grocery stuff? I was only remembering it having snacks and maybe some offbrand soda.

it's a smaller selection, for sure

but they've got frozen veggies, breakfast sausage, salmon, tilapia, breakfast sandwiches, microwave sandwiches, cold cuts, eggs (12 & 18ct), frozen pizza, dry pasta, sauces, and tons more

it's lit
FrenchCrunch 4 hours ago#31
With their lunch meat it doesn't look to be bad quality stuff just like three or four ounces which is maybe one sandwich. Not honestly buying three or four of them to equal the grocery store size probably comes to the same amount of money.

A frozen/refrigerator section at a dollar store does seem like a more recent development.
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FrenchCrunch 3 hours ago#33
creativerealms posted...
With their lunch meat it doesn't look to be bad quality stuff just like three or four ounces which is maybe one sandwich. Not honestly buying three or four of them to equal the grocery store size probably comes to the same amount of money.

A frozen/refrigerator section at a dollar store does seem like a more recent development.

yeah like i said the cold cuts arent cost effective, but i did try them just to see the quality
Sayoria 3 hours ago#34
They still sell loads of trans fatty foods. Stay away from their dairy.
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FrenchCrunch 3 hours ago#35
Sayoria posted...
They still sell loads of trans fatty foods. Stay away from their dairy.

gonna need you to elaborate
FrenchCrunch 3 hours ago#36
from what i'm reading it's prevalent in their "cheese shred product" which I havent bought and wont buy, as I read that it doesnt melt. they do have typical cheese slices which does contain trans fat, but i havent sworn off trans fat and see no reason to as my cholesterol has always been at optimal levels
Sayoria 3 hours ago#37
FrenchCrunch posted...
Sayoria posted...
They still sell loads of trans fatty foods. Stay away from their dairy.

gonna need you to elaborate

Their chip dips, cheese, butter... all that stuff still carries loads of trans fatty acid.
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FrenchCrunch 3 hours ago#38
Sayoria posted...
FrenchCrunch posted...
Sayoria posted...
They still sell loads of trans fatty foods. Stay away from their dairy.

gonna need you to elaborate

Their chip dips, cheese, butter... all that stuff still carries loads of trans fatty acid.

that stuff carries trans fats anywhere, this isnt exclusive to dollar tree tho
Sayoria 3 hours ago#39
FrenchCrunch posted...
Sayoria posted...
FrenchCrunch posted...
Sayoria posted...
They still sell loads of trans fatty foods. Stay away from their dairy.

gonna need you to elaborate

Their chip dips, cheese, butter... all that stuff still carries loads of trans fatty acid.

that stuff carries trans fats anywhere, this isnt exclusive to dollar tree tho


You can find non-trans fatty versions elsewhere. Dollar Tree pretty much only gives trans fats.
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FrenchCrunch 3 hours ago#40
even if true, it doesnt pertain to me but thanks for the heads up
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