I shop at Dollar Tree – there are 7 items you should never buy

DOLLAR TREE stores may have great deals, but there are seven things you should never buy when shopping – one of which could be hazardous to your health.

The chain operates thousands of stores in the United States and Canada and offers a wide variety of merchandise ranging from food and household products to clothing and toys.


Dollar Tree operates thousands of stores in the United States and CanadaCredit: Getty

However, according to YouTuber Bargain Bethany, there are some things you should avoid.

In her video, she says that since the retailer raised the price of its products from $1 to $1.25 in November last year, she has been discouraged from buying branded non-perishables there.

This includes things like cereals and canned vegetables. The reason, she says, is that Dollar Tree cereal tends to be sold in 3-ounce bags and with the 25-cent increase “you’re paying more per ounce.”

She also says “I can go to Walgreens and get 11 oz or $1.99; or I can go to Target and get a 15 oz family size and pay $3.59”.

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Uncompetitive pricing isn’t the only reason to steer clear of certain things in the store, according to a recent article from Yahoo.

It also warns customers that they should avoid buying anything with a plug.

That’s based on a recall last month by the chain of over one million Crafter’s Square hot glue guns.

The U.S. Consumer Products Commission’s recall notice stated that “the glue gun may malfunction when plugged in, posing a fire and burn hazard.”

Yahoo goes on to say that no other Dollar Tree electronics have been recalled in the past two years, a case where “prevention is better than cure”.

There are several other things the article says shoppers should choose not to buy from the retailer.

In July 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the retailer recalled two brands of hand sanitizer due to detection of methanol, a chemical that can cause serious side effects including vomiting, blindness and death. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Another so-called no-no is their frozen meat. According to a report by Mental Floss, a Dollar Tree employee said, “I don’t eat any frozen fish or rib eye because I don’t trust frozen seafood or meat that costs a dollar.”

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Other items on the list included not buying detergent, vitamins and crayons, due to alleged poor quality or lack of bargain.

The US Sun has contacted Dollar Tree for comment but has not yet received a response.

Dollar Tree recalled two brands of hand sanitizer in July 2020


Dollar Tree recalled two brands of hand sanitizer in July 2020Credit: Getty

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