Seven best Dollar Tree food items to get before the end of January – but you need to be careful how you buy it
DOLLAR Tree fans should rush to the stores to get seven items to tackle the winter months.
The discount retailer has stocked up on staples perfect for a cold winter season, but they might not last long.
Dollar Tree updates its product line often, but these are some of the best affordable options to grab in January.
1. ENTENMANN’S ORIGINAL HOT CHOCOLATE K-PODS
Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the hot chocolate.
At Dollar Tree, three K-Pods hot chocolate pods are priced at $1.25, making the drink economical and a perfect treat to wind down during the winter season.
2. SOUTHGATE CHILI WITH BEANS
To accompany your hot chocolate, another must-have for winter meals: a hot bowl of chili.
For those who don’t want to spend time creating their own chili from scratch, Dollar Tree has the perfect solution.
This Southgate Chili with Beans will heat up on the stovetop or in the microwave in minutes and is available for just $1.25.
3. HEALTHY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
As the cold weather continues into January and February, colds are sure to be in abundance.
If you find yourself sick, you’ll want this Healthy Choice Chicken Noodle Soup by your side.
Priced at just $1.25, it’s the perfect simple meal to help you recover or just warm you up from the cold outside.
4. KRAFT MAC AND CHEESE
Kraft mac and cheese dinners are also in the vein of comfort food.
For $1.25 you can get a 7.25 ounce can.
Classic mac and cheese will be ready after a busy day at work, and it’s something the whole family will likely enjoy.
5. BETTY CROCKER TREATS
These treats offer something truly revolutionary: a cake in a cup.
Plus, the $1.25 product can be microwaved for about a minute, with no cooking hassle or cleanup required.
They are available in both Rainbow Chip Cake and Hot Fudge Brownie flavors.
6. RALSTON FOODS FRUIT & CREAM VARIETY PACK INSTANT OATMEAL
Oatmeal is a great healthy breakfast choice on any cold winter morning.
This brand is available in six units for just $1.25 and includes three strawberries and cream and three peaches and cream.
Dollar Tree fans will be happy to know that the retailer has all the essentials to have your own S’mores session this winter.
This includes the Jet-Puffed Mini-Marshmallows 10-ounce bag for $1.25 plus the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate 5-count packet for the same cost.
And then, of course, your S’mores treat wouldn’t be complete without Honey Maid Graham Cookies.
Whether you’re roasting S’mores or just want a quick snack, this is a great item to have on hand.
PRICE CHANGES AT DOLLAR TREE
While Dollar Tree typically offers great pantry staples at bargain prices, the chain recently changed its pricing policies.
“During this particularly dynamic period, we took the historic and consequential decision to ‘break the dollar’, and also seized the historic opportunity to reorganize the ranks of the company’s management to meet the challenges ahead with a fresh look,” said former CEO Michael Witynski.
Breaking the dollar means that due to inflation, Dollar Tree shoppers will be forced to pay more than the $1 rate the discount retailer is known for.
In a single day, Richard Dreiling, 69, will replace Michael Witynski, 57, as boss of Dollar Tree on January 29.
WAYS TO SAVE
Dollar Tree is one of the best stores for bargain shoppers because all products are only $1.25.
However, many other outlets offer surprising prices and sales, including Aldi and Walmart, especially if they are unmarked clearance items.
A good way to cut costs is to prepare a shopping list ahead of time and stick to it, no matter what catches your eye in the aisle.
Coupon apps, including Coupons.com, Ibotta, and Lozo, are also great ways to find the biggest sales in your area.
Here’s another list of the top 14 items you should buy from Dollar Tree this month.
On the other hand, here are nine items you absolutely should never buy from the discount retailer.