How to make money with these 6 items from Dollar Tree

Think flipping dollar store items is too hard?  Do you have a hard time believing that retail arbitrage is possible?  This post is going to show you exactly how to make money from Dollar Tree with 6 items that are all priced under a dollar.  These items are not sales items nor limited time specials, they are items you can buy anytime both online or in store.  Let’s take a look at how to make money with these 6 items from the Dollar Tree.   

Before getting started, make sure to get an Ebates account ready to maximize savings.  In this case, you get a 1% cash back rebate from the Dollar Tree.  That % changes all the time and you also benefit from greater cashback percentages from other online retailers.  Click here to learn more.  Also to maximize profits, make sure you select Free In-Store Pickup if you have a Dollar Tree nearby to avoid shipping.

1.  Clay Pots

Mini Terra-Cotta Clay Pots, 3-ct. Packs

You can buy a case of 24 3-Ct Mini Terra-Cotta Clay Pots for $24 dollars.   1% back from EBates subtracts off $.12 cents.  Price per unit is $.99 cents.

  • Lowest Price on Amazon:  $6.95 each.
  • Profit per unit:  $6.95 (selling price) – $.99 (purchase price) – $.07 (tax) – $.69 (Amazon Fee) – $4.00 (shipping) = $1.20 per unit.
  • Profit per case:  $1.20 x 24 = $28.8.

2.  Moisturizing Cream

Spa Naturals Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream, 6-oz. Tubs

You can buy a case of 12 6 Oz Spa Naturals Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream for $12 dollars.   1% back from EBates subtracts off $.12 cents.  Price per unit is $.99 cents.

  • Lowest Price on Amazon:  $4.99 each.
  • Profit per unit:  $4.99 (selling price) – $.99 (purchase price) – $.07 (tax) – $.50 (Amazon Fee) – $2.00 (shipping) = $1.43 per unit.
  • Profit per case:  $1.43 x 12 = $17.16.

3.  Cocoa Butter Lotion

Personal Care Cocoa Butter Lotion, 20 oz.

You can buy a case of 12 20 Oz Personal Care Cocoa Butter Lotion for $12 dollars.   1% back from EBates subtracts off $.12 cents.  Price per unit is $.99 cents.

  • Lowest Price on Amazon:  $6.87 each.
  • Profit per unit:  $6.87 (selling price) – $.99 (purchase price) – $.07 (tax) – $.68 (Amazon Fee) – $3.50 (shipping) = $1.63 per unit.
  • Profit per case:  $1.63 x 12 = $19.56.

4.  Loot Bags

Frozen Loot Bags

You can buy a case of 24 8-Ct Pack Disney Frozen Loot Bags for $24 dollars.   1% back from EBates subtracts off $.12 cents.  Price per unit is $.99 cents.

  • Lowest Price on Amazon:  $5.70 each.
  • Profit per unit:  $5.70 (selling price) – $.99 (purchase price) – $.07 (tax) – $.57 (Amazon Fee) – $1.50 (shipping) = $2.57 per unit.
  • Profit per case:  $2.57 x 24 = $61.68.

5.  Aloe Vera Gel

Max Block After Sun Soothing Gel, 6 oz.

You can buy a case of 24 6 Oz Max Block After Sun Soothing Gel For $24 dollars.   1% back from EBates subtracts off $.24 cents.  Price per unit is $.99 cents.

  • Lowest Price on Amazon:  $5.98 each.
  • Profit per unit:  $5.98 (selling price) – $.99 (purchase price) – $.07 (tax) – $.60 (Amazon Fee) – $2.00 (shipping) = $2.32 per unit.
  • Profit per case:  $2.32 x 24 = $55.68.

6.  Tealight Candleholders

Long-Stem Glass Tealight Candleholders

You can buy a case of 24 Long-Stem Glass Tealight Candleholders for $24 dollars.   1% back from EBates subtracts off $.24 cents.  Price per unit is $.99 cents.

  • Lowest Price on Amazon:  $11.99 each.
  • Profit per unit:  $11.99 (selling price) – $.99 (purchase price) – $.07 (tax) – $1.1 (Amazon Fee) – $5.00 (shipping) = $4.83 per unit.
  • Profit per case:  $4.83 x 24 = $115.92.

In Conclusion

Hopefully, you can now see that retail arbitrage with dollar store items is definitely doable.  Not only is it doable but it can also be highly profitable.  Sure you aren’t going to make a lot off each unit but those who make a living off flipping have hundreds to thousands of items for sale at any given time.  I’ve decided to make this post part one of a series of posts showcasing items you can flip from the Dollar Tree.  So stay tuned for the next installments.  Good Luck!

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