Budget-conscious shoppers in 48 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces frequent approximately 16,000 Dollar Tree stores on a daily basis.

The business, which was established in 1986, has grown rapidly by offering an assortment of random, low-cost goods all priced at around $1 each. This was bumped up to $1.25 at many locations due to global supply chain issues that occurred around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like other bargain stores, Dollar Tree often purchases liquidated items at steep discounts and makes its margin due to high-volume sales. This means that employees are often left moving, stacking, and storing tons of boxes every few days, which can often lead to frustrated workers airing their grievances with the chain’s workflow on social media.

Dollar Tree customers have complained about the “cramped” nature of some of its stores, as shoppers may often find it difficult to walk comfortably through the aisles of the store due to the sheer volume of boxes blocking their pathways.

Many budget stores like Dollar Tree have become increasingly popular due to a worsening U.S. economy that saw record-high levels of inflation in the summer of 2022, which led shoppers to turn to the store for groceries. As a result, it appears that in some markets, Dollar Tree stores have bolstered its supermarket offerings, giving customers a place to not only purchase low-cost various and sundry items, but food for themselves and their families as well. 

Several of these shoppers have taken to the internet to share their cost-saving hacks—while others have roasted the store for its disorganized aisles. Even Dollar Tree employees have shared posts on the working conditions that lead to such shopping experiences.

Dollar Tree store worker blasts customers who blame them for price increase

‘Literally 85% of the store is still $1.25’: Dollar Tree worker blasts customers who blame them for price increase

'It's like people lack any form of comprehensive skills.'

On Mar 31, 2024 by Braden Bjella

Customer calls out Dollar Tree for raising prices to target ‘higher income’ audience

‘I stopped going after the 1st price hike’: Customer calls out Dollar Tree for raising prices to target ‘higher income’ audience

'If I’m shopping at dollar tree I’m not rich.'

On Mar 29, 2024 by Phil West

Dollar Tree shopper raids store before prices increase up to $7

‘Before it becomes Target’: Dollar Tree shopper raids store before prices increase up to $7

'Everything going up but my pay.'

On Mar 29, 2024 by Braden Bjella

Woman shares Dollar Tree alternatives to Kellogg’s-branded products

‘They are actually the original Pop-Tart’: Woman shares Dollar Tree alternatives to Kellogg’s-branded products

'I actually prefer the Toast'em ones over Pop tarts.'

On Mar 22, 2024 by Jack Alban

Shopper says she cut nearly $100 off her grocery bill by shopping at Family Dollar.

‘Do you see all these groceries?’: Shopper says she cut nearly $200 off her grocery bill by shopping at Family Dollar. How did she do it?

'It's the most insane haul of my life.'

On Mar 22, 2024 by Jack Alban

Man talking(l+r), Dollar Tree(c)

‘They’re like the movie titles you see in the movies’: Dollar Tree shopper can’t believe the movies on sale in store

'Physical copies of the movies from Tubi.'

On Mar 19, 2024 by Parks Kugle

Dollar Tree(l), Someone shoplifting(R)

‘I just tell people take what you want’: Dollar Tree worker encourages customers to steal, says inflation is ‘too damn high’ to care

'Grab u a candy and god bless.'

On Mar 13, 2024 by Kahron Spearman

Woman talking(l), Dollar Tree(c), Store aisle(r)

‘It’s not $1.25 anymore‘: Dollar Tree shopper reveals the reason for price-check scanners

'No more unlimited dollar tree shopping sprees for me.'

On Mar 12, 2024 by Parks Kugle

Dollar Tree shopper says store has 'secretly' increased prices on these goods

‘So basically they are like Dollar General or Family Dollar’: Dollar Tree shopper says store has ‘secretly’ increased prices on these goods

'At this point might as well go to Walmart.'

On Mar 8, 2024 by Stacy Fernandez

Shopper makes full grocery run at Dollar Tree for $65

‘Dollar Tree steak is crazy’: Shopper makes full grocery run at Dollar Tree for $65

'More convenient than shopping at the actual grocery store.'

On Mar 4, 2024 by Stacy Fernandez

Woman walks into Dollar Tree and works an 8.5 hour shift. She doesn't work there

‘Cleaning a dollar tree bathroom for FREE is crazy’: Woman walks into Dollar Tree and works an 8.5-hour shift. She doesn’t work there

'I feel like Dollar Tree are always so understaffed.'

On Mar 3, 2024 by Phil West

Dollar Tree customer finds beauty product dupes

‘Girl why my dollar tree has none of this’: Dollar Tree customer finds beauty product dupes—from Laneige to Cetaphil—for $1.25

‘Who doesn’t love an even more affordable dupe?’

On Mar 3, 2024 by Alexandra Samuels

Dollar Tree price scanner has the internet in mourning

‘Just cross off Dollar and call it Tree’: Dollar Tree customer in shock after finding a price scanner in the store

'Capitalism won.'

On Feb 16, 2024 by Eric Webb

Woman talking(l+r), Dollar store(c)

‘Opening all these stores but they can’t pay the employees more’: Customer slams Dollar Tree for increasing prices to $1.50

‘I was barely getting used to the 1.25.’

On Feb 14, 2024 by Grace Fowler

Dollar Tree exterior(l), Woman talking(c), Dollar Tree interior(r)

‘Has SELF CHECKOUT’: Shopper visits Dollar Tree in a wealthy neighborhood, is shocked by what they find

'This is unreal!'

On Feb 13, 2024 by Jack Alban