A DOLLAR Tree employee has warned customers against buying frozen seafood or meat when shopping at the discount store.
The employee, known as Brenda, has admitted that some of the products can be hit and miss.
She said the store’s cinnamon bites are “amazing” and admitted customers love the frozen fruit and veg, according to Mental Floss.
But she cautioned, “I don’t eat any of the frozen fish or rib-eyes because I don’t trust frozen seafood or $1 dollar meat.”
The worker advised shoppers to go to their local store to buy frozen fish and meat.
Nate, a Massachusetts store manager, claims he’s heard reports that the steak is undercooked and has been compared to rubber.
A taste test held in Kentucky in 2016 pitted a $1 steak against a $12-per-pound ribeye and a $9-per-pound ribeye from the grocery store, WCPO reported.
One firefighter who tasted the three meat samples described the dollar steak: “I’m guessing it was meat.”
Another commented, “It’s not terrible.”
Meanwhile, other firefighters described the cut of meat as “OK,” “chewy,” and “very rubbery.”
Customers can try a number of tricks to save cash when shopping at Dollar Tree.
The store allows buyers to use printable internet maker coupons.
Customers should also buy in bulk when visiting the discount store.
And you can use a discount app like Ibotta, which gives you cash back every time you shop online, in store, or from your phone.
Another way to save is by paying with a cash-back credit card.
The Sun has also leaked a number of employee secrets from retailers including Costco and Trader Joe’s.
Workers at Trader Joe’s use bells to communicate with their co-workers.
When shoppers hear a bell ring, it means more cashiers are needed at the checkout.
Two rings tell a customer at a checkout that they need help that the cashier cannot provide.
And three rings mean a transaction requires the help of a manager.
And at some Trader Joe’s stores, employees hide stuffed animals on the shelves for kids to find and reward them with a lollipop at the checkout.
Meanwhile, Paige Saunders, who worked at Costco for several years, offered an insight into the retailer’s secrets.
When asked if employees actually hide products or misplace them on purpose, she claims in a YouTube video: “We don’t hide things to fool customers or to move things on purpose. Another team does it overnight.
“Finding the products yourself after a move is the most annoying thing of all.
She claimed that the employees themselves do not choose to move items around the store.
Saunders debunked myths that shoppers could use cash cards to go to Costco and purchase items without a membership.
The Sun reported how Americans typically hear a bell when Costco’s hugely popular fried chicken is ready.
And an employee revealed exactly what the asterisks on the price tags mean to buyers.
They said the labeling could mean consumers want to stock up on the product while they still can.
The asterisk means the location you’re in doesn’t plan to backorder the item, they told Readers Digest.
The Sun has reached out to Dollar Tree for comment.
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