Is Dollar Tree Raising Prices In 2024? Here’s What We Know So Far

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Dollar Tree 2024 Price Increase

We’ve spotted Dollar Tree price increases in 2024. 💵

Dollar Tree customers are starting to see some interesting price tags at the budget-friendly store. Hip members have personally spotted price tags marked $1.50 and $1.75 and multiple people across the internet are reporting the same.

Some of the items we’ve seen marked up to $1.50 include sunglasses, reading glasses, and balloons. We’ve also spotted 1.25 liters of soda going for $1.75.

According to rumors on TikTok and Reddit, Dollar Tree may be reabsorbing Dollar Tree Plus and this will result in the store having tiered pricing up to $5. Some locations are already putting price scanners in the aisles so you can double-check the exact price.

We’ve heard from some insider sources that these price increases have just started and will be incremental as time goes on. The 2024 Dollar Tree price increases are also being confirmed on Reddit by store employees and managers. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more news!

dollar tree basket in front of bins in store

This increase is coming just as we thought prices were decreasing.

Last June, Dollar Tree’s CEO surprised patrons by announcing some items would be dropping back down to $1. The dollar pricing was extended to about 300-400 of Dollar Tree’s roughly 8,000 products.

At the time, Dollar Tree’s CEO Rick Dreiling stated, “It’s pretty hard to have a banner like (Dollar Tree), and you have an item that everybody else has at $1, and you’re at a buck and a quarter.”

So far, there is no information on whether these products will see a price hike. We’re crossing our fingers that these items will still be offered for just a buck!

Have you seen price increases at your Dollar Tree?

Even with a price increase, the store is a bargain! Here are our favorite Dollar Tree items!

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Comments 47

  1. acgold

    Balloons went up to $1.50! Cards are still $1. or 2/$1. in NY and NJ.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up on the pricing you’re seeing at your store! Good to know. ❤️

  2. Sparkle63

    Absolutely I have noticed things cheaper elsewhere. I have cut back my shopping at $1.25 tree since many items are more expensive there. You have to really watch.

    • LadyDay

      I did too.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO true! Paying a little extra attention to pricing can snag you some savings for sure! Thanks for sharing! 💖🙌

    • norman

      yes I agree with you there is on certain things I will buy at the dollar tree and I feel they should change the name of the store since everything isn’t a dollar anymore and I buy some of the same things cheaper at the regular grocery stores and if I have to I can stop shopping at dollar Tree since they are ripping people off on the name and prices.They must be China operated and bought like some of the stores here in America are like Walmart.

  3. Sparkle63

    I’m glad the cards are still.50 for the lower priced ones. I find them to be nice cards most of the time.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! I like grabbing their cards too! SO much cheaper than other stores and usually super cute too! 💖🙌

  4. Marie

    Many of the same items are less than $1 at Walmart, so always compare.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great idea to shop around, Marie! 🙌

  5. gamblegirl

    I’ve for sure quit buying as much there. My local pharmacy and dollar general still have items for $1


      Exactly! I don’t shop at DG much but did pick up some items there that I had normally purchased at DT. I love DT but also think there’s also a bit of greed going on especially when their profits have continued to climbed vs falling. Just saying that this is sadly happening with many companies.

      • ElleS

        Dollar General has some great $1 items!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know where you’re finding $1 items! I have started going into my Dollar General more recently and have been pleased with their $1 options too! 💖🙌

      • norman

        yes the DG store here where I live at has a aisle that things are a dollar as well as the candy that DT sell for $1.25

  6. Pam Kosel

    Also, the sizing of some of the products have become so tiny! Much better values elsewhere for many items.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re right, Pam. Best to pay attention to sizing to know for sure how great a deal you may or may not be grabbing. Thanks for commenting. 🤗❤️

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  8. Margaret

    Our local Dollar Tree in Shakopee, Mn. is charging $2 a bag for ice.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Good to know, Margaret! Thanks for sharing the price for a bag of ice at your location! 💞

  9. Moriah

    I know that by the end of July 2024 or so all dollar tree stores in California will be converted into dollar tree plus which will have items at 3/4/5 dollars. Some customers are liking the plus side to the store but agree with others commenting about the decrease in amount that you could buy for a dollar. In my socal location we’ve been getting quite a bit of name brand close out items that are still 1.25 that would be way more somewhere else. For some it’s convenience but definitely worth shopping elsewhere if time permits to get better deals.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about the price of the brand name items at your location, Moriah! We already have several stores in my area (Indiana) that have converted to Dollar Tree Plus. It’s definitely worth checking and comparing prices to ensure you’re getting the best deal! 💗

  10. Moriah

    I know that by the end of July 2024 or so all dollar tree stores in California will be converted into dollar tree plus which will have items at 3/4/5 dollars. Some customers are liking the plus side to the store but agree with others commenting about the decrease in amount that you could buy for a dollar. In my socal location we’ve been getting quite a bit of name brand close out items that are still 1.25 that would be way more somewhere else. For some it’s convenience but definitely worth shopping elsewhere if time permits to get better deals.

  11. Kristi

    Bag of jelly beans for $3.50 yesterday in MI

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! Thanks for sharing the price you spotted on jelly beans at your location, Kristi! 🤗

  12. LadyDay

    I don’t shop there that much. I have found cheaper products for most of the items I used to buy elsewhere.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Glad you’ve been able to find the products you use cheaper elsewhere, LadyDay! 🙌🩷

  13. acgold

    There are very few cards in some of the DTs in NY/NJ the past few weeks. I wonder if they are changing the displays and prices and getting new cards with different UPCs. Many of the stores have $3. & $5. aisles. Most of that merchandise is not worth it IMHO!

    • cindylouwhooo

      Yes in Long Island there were a small handful of cards. The Valentines Day cards were completely full though. I think it would be less of a headache to shop there if they made sure to have {working} price scanners. The hassle & frustration would not be worth it for me personally to wonder about what was what.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! Thanks for sharing about the lack of cards you spotted, acgold! We’ll keep our eyes peeled for any updated pricing we see on these! 👀❤️

  14. C

    Prices have definitely gone up at my local Dollar Tree. Reading glasses and balloons are $1.50, name brand soda is $1.75, ice bag is $2.00 They also have frozen food that is between $3- $5.

  15. Peggy2018

    Paducah, KY (western edge). Bread is now $1.50 and the gallon jug of water went to $1.25 (it had stayed at $1 until now). Cokes are $1.75 here as well. And they have $3, $4, and $5 freezer/cooler sections as well. Cashier said everything is going up just a few products at a time.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about the prices and information the cashier at your location shared with you, Peggy2018! 🤗

  16. Sue

    I noticed too the last time I went in for a card there were items on a shelf that I initially was shocked to be in the store, but a sign near the shelf said items on that shelf were $3, $4, and $5, but not tagged with a price.

  17. FSUGAL

    I have found that some of the Walgreens and CVS stores have bargain/$1 sections (though small offerings, still less than the Dollar Tree when compared to similar items). Dollar Tree told me balloons are $1 and .50 cents for the helium (the explanation for the price increase). There are several Dollar Tree stores near me. All have had plenty of cards, but their stores are just a mess. Boxes of merchandise on the floor to be put on the shelves, and what is on the shelves is in shambles. Likely due to lack of adequate staff. The stores all seem run down, filthy, and need a major overhaul. Going in there stresses me out anymore, so if I go, it’s only for the 2/$1 cards. However, now it costs more for a stamp than the card itself. E-cards are now becoming more the way to go!

    • norman

      That is true about boxes of stock in the aisles on the floor and they can’t seem to get anybody to stock the shelves and I guess the CEO’s are like the big stores getting greedy , hogged for bigger paycheck and bonuses and to heck with what the people likes or want just like the greedy money hungry government that wants to give our money away to the illegals, foreigners and the Ukrine way like he is after and needs to be out of office &VP which isn’t worth the money she gets.Chane the wrong name of the store from DT to greedy store.

  18. Jackie

    WOW! I read somewhere that they were actually trying to go back to $1.00 prices but that was a few months ago. After they went to $1.25 I stopped going there as much as I used to. I went there maybe 2-3 times a week now I may go once a month maybe less. If they are going to increase prices again I’m for sure going to be DONE for good with that store. I may go next week and I will buy some cards and that will be the last time I will go there. It’s even easier to just buy the blank cards from hobby lobby and make your own so even that I can do without. That’s just sad. I think IKEA is the only store that’s it’s actually lowering prices during these crazy times. Wish more stores would do the same.

  19. Patricia Goff

    I am not shopping there as much because of the price increases. Cheaper at Kroger most of the time if you buy them on sale and stock up and sometimes added coupons help too.

  20. Kte

    There are still good gardening deals like the rolling plants trolleys, strawberry planters and hummingbird feed and feeders all $1.25 in Georgia. The seeds are still 4/$1.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Good to know about the great selection of gardening items, and the fabulous prices on seeds, Kte. 🤗

  21. Michelle

    Don’t forget $2 bags of ice. As a store manager I can verify that the multi price point will be kicking off soon in Oklahoma.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for jumping into the comments to confirm when this will be happening in your area, Michelle! 🤗

  22. Tracy

    I had read last year that they were going to be adding some more expensive food to their stores. I read that it was so that they could take other items in the store and knock them back to $1. They can that they are loosing money to other stores since they raised everything to $1.25. Well now I see that sell sunglasses for $1.50. this isn’t lowering your prices. It’s raising them. I guess they aren’t going to lower the non food $1.25 items to $1.

    • norman

      I guess that is true they can close the misleading sore down as far as I am concern people needs to check the upc code as well as the ounces on the things they buy because you can get less ounce and pay more for it.Close down the stores that are doing good and drop prices in the ones that are.

  23. Ashley

    More people will just be shopping temu now. I like dollar tree really being a dollar. Not like dollar generals. That’s why I love dollar tree separate. Then you might as well go to DG or Walmart and skip the DT.

  24. carrie barillas

    I live in Miami, and the dollar store by me has prices of 1.25, 3 and 5 dollars.

  25. Krystal Spears

    Why don’t everyone across the US write to the CEO of Dollar Tree and complain about the price hikes.
    We all need to do something other than complain.
    Their products are inferior and not worth more than $1.00 anyway.
    They are ripping us all off.

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