SHOPPERS don’t have to break the bank to make a loved one feel appreciated on Valentine’s Day and a discounted retailer could be a great option.
Dollar Tree has many affordable options for those in search of a late last-minute gift on a budget.
In its weekly ad, the chain has highlighted the love-themed candies, decorations and gift-wrapping options currently on sale.
Dollar Tree has a ton of heart-shaped sweets available for just $1.25.
Shoppers can get bags of Palmer Valentine Double Crisp Chocolate Hearts, strawberry and creme-flavored Colombina Tiger Pops Swirled Heart Lollipops or an old-school heart-shaped box of chocolates.
But there are some fancier confectionaries available for that low price as well.
That includes three-packs of
Cella’s Chocolate Covered Cherries and 1oz Godiva dark chocolate bars.
While prices can vary by location, Target sells a two-ounce box of chocolate, which is comparable to the Dollar Tree size for $1.29.
A simple red rose will also do the trick for Valentine’s Day.
At Dollar Tree, shoppers can get a standard artificial rose made of plastic, polyester and wire for just $1.25.
Those looking for something a little more eye-catching can check out this sparkly light-up option for the same price.
The chain also has multi-color artificial rose bouquets, which come in a mix of yellow, purple and pink.
Artificial roses at Target can cost up to $30.
3. GIFT WRAPPING
Once shoppers have their gifts picked out, they’ll need something to wrap them in.
One option is to get decorative gift bags, which Dollar Tree has available in a three-count for $1.25.
The red paper bags with brown handles are roughly 9″ tall and 5″ wide.
To complement those, the chain is also selling Valentine’s Day-themed tissue paper dotted with dozens of little hearts.
Target in, comparison, is selling Valentine’s Day-themed bags for $3.
There are also lots of colorful Valentine’s Day-themed decor options to help people spruce up their homes, offices and classrooms.
They also start at just $1.25.
That includes several varieties of pre-inflated foil balloons.
Shoppers looking to get crafty can buy 11″ do-it-yourself hearts.
They can be decorated with these 300-count bags fabric hearts.
Those looking for something pre-made should check out these glittery framed images, which come with four different Valentine’s Day graphics.
When compared to Target, decor items start at $5.
GENERAL SHOPPING TIPS
Generally, when shopping at Dollar Tree or elsewhere you’ll want to look out for store-brand products, which are said to save shoppers up to 30 percent.
For example, Walmart’s grocery items and some household essentials can be found under its Great Value brand.
Another thing to consider is couponing, which could save the average household $1,465 per year, according to a study from CouponFollow.
To coupon, you can check if they are offered on apps through the retailer that you’re looking to shop at.
Also, there are some third-party apps including Rakuten and Ibotta that you could use.
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