Illinois shoppers will soon have to whip out a few extra dollars when shopping at Dollar Tree stores after the company announced another price hike in 2024.

If you haven't been in a Dollar Tree store recently, you might not know about their "greater value" aisles.  Remember when every item used to be $1.00 plus tax?  In 2023, $1.25 became the minimum for a single item in the store and nothing higher than $5.00.  According to the company, prices will continue to rise this year.

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Illinois Dollar Tree Locations Will See Price Increase Again In 2024

There are "More Choices" now so shoppers can find a variety of new items that range anywhere from $1.50 to $7.00, like home goods, room essentials, apparel, health & beauty products, gifts and toys, and so much more.

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On Dollar Tree's website, they share more on the "Beyond" products,

"Our expanded range gives us the ability to offer you more choices, providing a larger variety of quality items at great value. Including our existing $3 and $5 items, you can explore new hidden treasures for every day, season, and occasion—from pet supplies to snacks from brands you love." [Dollar Tree]

Surprisingly, this news comes soon after Dollar Tree announced thousands of store closures around the country, including in Illinois.

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Rick Dreiling, CEO of Dollar Tree, said that over time shoppers will start seeing an integration of merchandise of all different prices; $5 bags of dog food, $1.25 pets treats and toys, and $3 bags of candy.

With how high the inflation rate is these days, it's not a surprise to see an increase to outweigh the cost of goods.

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