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IN-STORE COUPON ACCEPTANCE: GUIDELINES & LIMITATIONS

DOLLAR TREE WILL ACCEPT COUPONS IN STORES BEGINNING SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012

Manufacturer Coupons

  • We accept Manufacturer Coupons only. We do not accept retail-specific coupons, such as those of Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
  • We do not accept photocopies of coupons. Coupons must be intact and not altered or modified in any way.
  • Coupons can only be used in stores, must be presented at time of purchase, and cannot be redeemed for cash at a later time.
  • Item purchased must match the coupon description (brand, size, quantity, color, etc.) and be presented prior to the expiration date printed on the coupon.
  • We accept only one (1) Manufacturer Coupon per single item purchased.
  • We accept coupons for over a dollar on a single item, but the coupon value will be reduced to the purchase price of the item.
  • We cannot give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase price of the item.
  • We accept coupons for over a dollar on multiple items if the coupon amount does not exceed the combined retail price of the items indicated.
  • We accept up to four (4) like coupons per household per day.
  • Coupons for free items are only accepted if a purchase is required to get one free (for example, Buy One Get One Free offers).
  • Any applicable sales tax must be paid by consumer.
  • We reserve the right to accept, refuse, or limit the use of any coupon.
  • This policy is subject to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations where applicable.
  • These guidelines apply to all coupons accepted at Dollar Tree (Manufacturer and Internet Coupons).

Internet Coupons

  • We accept up to two (2) Internet Coupons per household per day.
  • Internet Coupons must be a “Manufacturer Coupon”, have a valid expiration date, and must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer.
  • We do not accept Internet Coupons for “Free” items with no purchase requirements.
  • Duplicated (photocopies) Internet Coupons will not be accepted. Each Internet Coupon must have a different serial number.

Last Revision: March 1, 2013
For more info check out the Dollar Tree Coupon Policy



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1 Julie October 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

When I went shopping at Dollar Tree, I tried to use the $1.25 coupon off efferdent. They wouldn’t accept it, saying that the coupon had to be for 1.00 or less (because of the cost and using it on one item). I told them most other places don’t give overage, just use the coupon for the cost of the item, but the manager said they couldn’t do that.

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2 Dian October 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Julie » They are very new to taking coupons, sorry that happened to you!
I would call corporate ad have them contact the manager to educate him.
Probably they just didn’t know how to reduce the coupon amount.
I hope that helps!
Dian

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3 Fran r December 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Heads up dollar tree changed their coupon policy effective dec 7th :) just letting yu know

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4 Dian December 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Fran r » I just read their policy on their website – what changes are you referring to? They haven’t updated the online policy if they did change their policy.
Dian

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5 Cheryl December 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I have a stupid question….. on rule number 3. Only two (2) print-at-home Internet coupons may be redeemed per transaction.
Does this mean the coupons I print from the coupon sites….example coupons.com, redplum, etc. That I can only use 2 of these coupons at one time? So if I wanted to get all of these items for free that you posted for the Dollar Tree FREE & Under $1 Deals & Coupon Match-ups! I would have to only purchase 2 items at a time???
Thank you :)

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6 Dian December 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Cheryl » That’s not a dumb question at all. The way I read is exactly what you said – it does say per transaction which means you can check out more than once. Which is what I would do.
I hope that helps!
Dian

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7 LouAnn January 14, 2013 at 9:22 am

The website now says you can only us two internet coupoons per day.

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8 Cheryl December 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Yes that does help!! Thank you :)

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9 leslie March 10, 2013 at 12:50 am

I think the new policy is crap Only 2 printable coupons per day who has the money to buy up all them papers to get already printed coupon I am on SSI and I went with a stack of coupons n could only use 2 give me a break I WILL NOT GO BACK TO THE DOLLAR TREE FOR NOTHING AGAIN ITS NOT WORTH MY DRIVE TO USE 2 COUPONS THATS REDICILOUS PERIODM AND THEY DONT CARRY ALOT OF THE NAME BRAND ITEMS TO BEGIN WITH OR THEY LISTED THE COUPON CAN BE USED FOR GARNIER SHAMPOO WELL GUESS WHAT NOT ON TRIAL SIZE N THATS WHAT THEY CARRY ITS SO STUPID

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10 Dian March 10, 2013 at 7:18 am

leslie » I understand your frustration. They are new to taking coupons and their policy may change a few times before they settle on exactly what their policy will be.
Thanks,
Dian

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11 Wendy April 11, 2013 at 1:43 am

I have a question, as far as I can understand, the statement below means that you can only use 4 coupons that are identical per day. Meaning to say, I can use 4 $1 off nesquik coupon per day and still be able to use other coupons like $1 off garnier shampoo.

“We accept up to four (4) like coupons per household per day.”

Because my two trips were both different.
The manager that rung me up had to do 4 multiple transactions. (Transaction -#1 is nesquik, trans#2 is hormel pepperoni, trans 3 is glades deodorizer and trans 4 is olay)

My second trip was, the cashier told me that they only accept 4 manufacturer’s coupon per day. Meaning 4 coupons per peron / household per day)

I didn’t want to argue at that time because there was a line forming behind me so I didn’t want people behind me to get cranky.

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12 Dian April 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

Wendy » The 4 transactions could have been done in one since the policy says “We accept up to four (4) like coupons per household per day.” Since you bought 4 of each of the different items they could all be rung in the same transaction.
The policy doesn’t say anything about 4 manufacturer’s coupons per day limit. It does limit printable coupons to 2 per day – though, and both of those are new changes to the policy so that may be where the problem came in.
Make sure to always carry a copy of the policy with you so you can refer back to it:
http://www.groceryshopforfree.com/store-policies/dollar-tree-coupon-policy/

I hope that helps!
Thanks!
Dian

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13 Wendy April 12, 2013 at 10:29 am

Thank you Dian!
You have been a great help :)

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14 Dian April 12, 2013 at 10:31 am

Wendy » You’re very welcome!
Thanks for the kind words!
Dian

P.S. – I am working on this week’s updated Dollar Tree deals now and I will have it up a little later :)

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15 Kat June 13, 2013 at 4:03 am

I went for the first time using coupons at Dollar Tree yesterday. I had 2 MCs for a $1.00 off each toothpaste. The cashier stated I could only use one of the MCs as they were for a dollar. Like above I did not have the policy with me and a line was forming. I just had her take off one of the toothpastes. Also she had to read the Oral B tooth pick coupon for about a minute as she could not “get it” that it was $2.00 off 3 bags of 30 count of picks. I will be going back as I have run into problems at other stores but it does not deter me from working my coupons to save $ on items I need for my family and to stay within our budget.

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16 Dian June 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

Kat » I am so glad to hear you are going back! If we don’t help “train” them they will never learn! Good for you to not give up! I think it’s already harder for the Dollar Tree cashiers cause they just started taking them and they have to hand enter each one!
Thanks for sharing!
Dian

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17 Vennia January 24, 2014 at 10:47 am

I called dollar tree this morning to verify what coupons I could use. since the website states up to 4 manufacturer coupons per like item, and 2 internet (printed manufacturer) coupons per visit, I was a little confused because they are basically the same and most I get directly from the company website. I was informed by the Texarkana, Tx Dollar Tree they only accept one internet coupon per day? even more confused. so I have contacted corp, may not get a reply but since my dollar tree is more than 30 miles from me it is more than a little disappointing to know I cant use my coupons. I am hoping they revise their policy, doubtful.. :( thanks for listening to my rant…Vennia

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18 Dian January 24, 2014 at 11:05 am

Vennia,
The policy hasn’t been revised since March. They take 2 internet printable coupons per household, per day.
They take 4 per like it, for manufacturer coupons.
I called both stores in Texarkana, and neither knew the policy – one manager at 410 Arkansas Blvd told me they take 4 printable… and the store at Richmond Square said 1 printable and I told hhim his corporate policy was to take 2 and he said “ok, then that’s fine we will take 2″.
I hope that helps!
Dian

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19 Vennia January 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

thank you, for the quick reply. I just wish that the trip from atlanta, tx would be worth my going. have a great day!

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20 LESLEY March 12, 2014 at 9:56 pm

sooooo……….i want 2 use at least 20 coupons at dollar tree but they only accept 4 coupons ….can i bring my fiends with me and each give them 4 coupons and still SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE.

PLEASE ANSWER ME ASAP

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21 Dian March 13, 2014 at 12:36 am

Lesley,
You definitely can do that. Each one would have to check out separately.
I hope that helps!
Dian

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22 brooke March 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm

it says in the policy that they can’t do coupons for free that they only do buy one get one free or half off. does this mean the coupons that say $1 off a single product means it isn’t any good?

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23 Dian March 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Brooke,
What they are saying is, if you print a coupon out that says you can get a product for FREE, they won’t take that because more likely than not, it would be fake. But they will take a coupon that makes an item FREE.
I hope that helps!
Dian

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24 candi April 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Question about the 4 coupon limit does it mean only 4 coupons per trans. or only 4 like coupons per trans. with no limit on how many coupons in total

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25 Dian April 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Candi,
It says 4 like coupons per transaction in their policy.
I haven’t heard of them limiting the amount of coupons per transaction. They also only take 2 total printable coupons per day.
I hope that helps!
Dian

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26 Merry Lou May 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

I tried to use a $1.00 off any one Wet n Wild or Fergie product on Wet n Wild Lip gloss they had, they wouldn’t take it. When she scanned it, she says it comes up retail specific. Which it isn’t, it’s just a manufacturer’s coupon and doesn’t state any specific store. She wasn’t mean about it, I didn’t argue it, but I don’t think it’s fair that they wouldn’t take it. I never had trouble using this coupon at any other stores.

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27 Ashley June 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm

is there a limit of how many coupons you can use per transaction. i know that it says 4 like coupons per transaction.

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28 Dian June 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Ashley,
Their policy does state:
We accept up to four (4) like coupons per household per day.
You can read the entire Dollar Tree Coupon policy here:
http://www.groceryshopforfree.com/store-policies/dollar-tree-coupon-policy/

I hope that helps!
Thanks,
Dian

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29 Carleigh June 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I’m a bit confused. Can we use more than four coupons if there are separate transactions?

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30 Dian June 10, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Carleigh,
They accept four identical coupons for four identical products per day. So, if you had 4 Heinz Ketchup coupons that were exactly the same, then that’s all of the exact same Heinz Ketchup coupons you could use that day. But, if you had 4 $.50/1 Heinz Ketchup and 4 $1 off 1 Heinz Ketchup you could use them all. Does that make sense?
I hope that helps!
Thanks!
Dian

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31 Tori July 19, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Hi
So if I have 4 coupons all for $1 off an item (then all 4 items would be free) can I use 4 more coupons for a different product?
Thanks
Tori

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32 Dian July 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Tori,
You sure can!
I hope that helps!
Dian

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33 Claudia August 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Hi, my mom told me about Dollar Tree accepting coupons and as I am reading all your posts, I hope I am understanding this. So I can take 50 different coupons and as long as they match the items I am purchasing use all 50. And if I have 4 same type coupons of one item 4 is my max. But what if I have 4 same type coups of different items? I don’t do internet coupons just regular newspaper coupons so I’m not worried about the 2 limit on those.
Thanks
Claudia

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34 Dian August 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

Claudia,
You can use 4 or more of the same coupons on different items. So, as not to confuse the cashier though, I personally, would not hand the cashier more than 4 of the same coupon together – I would mix any more than 4 in with the rest, just to keep their confusion down – as long as you are using more than 4 on different items and following their policy.
I hope that helps!
Thanks,
Dian

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