This Dollar Tree Find Saved Us $80 in One Week!

Three or four times a month, I shop at a neighborhood local Dollar Tree for the exact same things: cleaning products, greeting cards and snacks we can sneak into the movie theater (don’t even try to tell me you don’t bring in a $1 candy bar or bottle of soda too). But this week something I never knew Dollar carried saved me so much money it was mind-blowing. I cheerfully bought the first one. Then less than a week later I needed another. When I added up my savings, I couldn’t believe this Dollar Tree find could save so much money.

This Dollar Tree Find Saved Us $80 in One Week!

Yes, this Dollar Tree find that saved me $80 in less than a week!

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Let’s rewind to the previous week back to when our oven stopped working. You never know how much you miss conveniences until they’re gone! Our neighbor was sweet enough to let me use her oven to make our frozen pizza for dinner. After a few calls to our landlord and the appliance repair company we’ve used before, our oven’s igniter was repaired. Dinner was back to being simple to prepare in a working oven. Then I realized after cleaning the oven – that the oven light hadn’t worked in God knows how long.

I mentioned to my Mom (who was visiting) that if we stopped by Walmart this week that I needed a reminder to get an oven bulb. Then I remembered that I also had the Walmart app which could tell me price & availability. I hate running from store to store when things are out of stock, don’t you? What I saw in the Walmart app made me blink repeatedly in disbelief!

A General Electric Oven Replacement Bulb was listed for $41.09. One bulb.

No one in their right mind would spend $41 on a single light bulb. But I moved from the Walmart app to the Walmart website to double-check and saw the same price = $41.09.

I immediately opened my Amazon app and searched for a GE appliance bulb replacement. It’s listed there for $11.99 but as an Amazon prime member, I’m eligible for free shipping.

This Dollar Tree Find Saved Us $80 in One Week!

Two days later my refrigerator bulb went, as well. Great. Now I needed two appliance bulbs for as much as $41 a piece.

On my weekly visit to [eafl id=”36376″ name=”Dollar Tree Website” text=”Dollar Tree”], I stopped by the aisle with light bulbs and to my surprise there were standard appliance bulbs there for $1 a piece. Could there be a way for these $1 items to work on my appliances? For a $2 purchase, it was worth a try.

This Dollar Tree Find Saved Us $80 in One Week!

As soon as I got home, I screwed in both light bulbs to my refrigerator and my oven and THEY WORKED. Imagine that you need two replacements bulbs a year for household appliances:

Refrigerator & Oven Light
2 X $41 = $82
2 X $12 = $24

Instead, it cost me $2!

Did you know you can buy items in bulk at where everything is $1? Snacks, paper or office products and decorations are just a few of the $1 items you’ll find on the Dollar Tree website.

This Dollar Tree Find Saved Us $80 in One Week!

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Talk back to us in the comments: What’s your favorite Dollar Tree find that’s only $1 there, but much higher at another retailer?

This Dollar Tree Find Saved Us $80 in One Week!

About Joyce Brewer

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  1. What a great find!! I buy greeting cards there (2 for $1!!), paper products, and party items. When we have a party and have to purchase a bunch of plates, napkins, utensils, etc, the Dollar Tree is the place to go!

  2. I need an appliance bulb too. I always get them at Home Depot etc. but pretty sure i pay more than $1!

  3. I love dollar tree. The things you can find there is amazing. We are in Canada so I just discovered we have them here and I’m hooked!

  4. I’m always looking for ways to save money, these are some great ideas. There’s a bulb out in my refrigerator, I’ll have to drop by and get a replacement.

  5. I absolutely love the dollar store. Sometimes, I forget it’s an option but when I DO remember, I’m always high-fiving myself, ha!

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    Wow. I can’t believe you saved that much! I will have to pay the Dollar Tree more visits. Every dollar I will save will go to our grand vacation fund!

  7. Wow! Good call checking out the light bulbs in dollar tree. That’s a lot of savings and they have plenty of products to love as well.

  8. stuff like that is a great find. Canned goods are NEVER a good idea because you can get the same peas for $0.49 at the grocery. Smart shoppers will have a good eye.

  9. We purchase doggy treats from Dollar Store. They are much cheaper than the pet store, the grocery store, or family dollar.