Day 4: Lunch Prep! Big Brands! Free Stuff!
Munch has decided she wants to pack her lunch everyday. When she made this announcement, she also informed me that I can't seem to get her sandwich right - either it's too much or not enough of something (mayo, mustard, meat, crust, etc.). As a result, she makes her own sandwiches and she makes all of them on Sunday. We also bag all of her class snacks, chips, cut fruit (oranges and melons) and more.
Here's how we employ Dollar Tree products in our lunch routine:
- We buy our wheat bread (Nature's Own brand) from DT!
- We purchase our sandwich- and snack-sized bags from DT.
- We buy snacks (full-sized bags of potato chips, gummy snacks, cookies and more) from DT
- We buy beverage napkins for lunch notes (24/pack for $1)
I noticed the Hefty brands in the same aisle as GoodSense brand bags but I always bought GoodSense because I get more. Then, I learned a tip that stretched our budget even more - DT is a couponers best friend. Did you know coupons under $1 DOUBLE in value at the Dollar Tree? What this means is if you get a $.50 coupon from Hefty brands and head over to DT, you will get those boxes pictured above for free.
I thought it was too good to be true too... until I put it to the test! I had a coupon for $.50 off of Bounty brands paper towels. According to the coupon, I could use four coupons at each purchase. I went to DT with my four coupons and got four of the individual Bounty Basic rolls for FREE!
Everyone loves free stuff and, while I wouldn't normally buy individual rolls, I love getting quality items for free! Hurry to your neighborhood DT and get your deal hunt started now!