Amber answered on 7.26.16:
When Dollar General first opened its doors in June of 1955, everything in the store cost no more than $1. It was a simpler time. The retailer has changed a lot since those early days, expanding from a single wholesale store to almost 12,000 stores nationally — but what hasn’t changed is the store’s commitment to saving you money.
So, of course, Dollar General takes coupons both online and in-store. You can use online, mobile, or printable coupons as long as they have a valid expiration date and are issued from either Dollar General or a manufacturer. Let’s take a closer look at where to find each of these coupon types, as well as some couponing guidelines from Dollar General itself.
1. Online Coupons
Both in store locations and online, Dollar General takes online coupons with a scan-able barcode or a valid promo code — as long as the expiration date has not passed.
You can quickly browse the best online deals on our Dollar General coupons page. We update this page with the day’s greatest deals to get you the best price on your purchase from Dollar General.
Another fast way to save is to use DG Digital Coupons, which lets customers choose coupons on their desktops or mobile phones. A customer can then redeem those coupons by inputting his/her phone number into the keypad at checkout. Dollar General will send digital receipt via text message or email.
If you want to know all the ins and outs of the DG Digital Coupons promotion, Dollar General answers frequently asked couponing questions on its website.
2. Mobile Coupons
Mobile and text coupons are accepted at Dollar General stores. These coupons must have a promotion code and expiration date clearly visible. Unless the coupon specifies otherwise, this type of coupon can be combined with a manufacturer coupon for the same item in a purchase.
Dollar General does not accept mobile and text coupons issued from other stores.
You can download the Dollar General app on your iPhone or Android for free and start stocking up on coupons that you can scan from your phone at the register. Customers can also sign up for DG mobile text alerts to get promotional offers sent directly to their phones (must be 18 or older to subscribe). To join, just text SIGNUP to 34898.
3. Printable Coupons
Dollar General offers fast and simple online access to printable coupons.
Simply go to the Print at Home coupons webpage where you can search by category to find a good one. When you see a deal you want, click “Clip Coupon” and then scroll back up to the top of the page where you’ll see the “Print Coupons” button. A number in parenthesis will tell you how many coupons are currently clipped out for you.
Once printed, these coupons are ready for use at any Dollar General store location.
You can find printed coupons for Dollar General in many other places including newspapers, magazines, and weekly savings ads (accessible here online). Sometimes receipts or product packaging will come with a coupon for future purchases. All these are acceptable as long as the barcode is scan-able and the expiration date is still valid.
Dollar General Couponing Do’s and Don’ts
Dollar General has a few coupon do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when shopping for household items. For example, you should know how many coupons can be applied to a single item before you head to checkout with a fistful of coupons.
A maximum of 2 coupons will be accepted at Dollar General. You can use either 2 Dollar General coupons or 1 Dollar General coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon. Customers cannot stack more than 1 manufacturer coupon on a single purchase.
Couponing at Dollar General is pretty simple. Just follow the Dollar General coupon guidelines, and you’re good to go. Here are some quick tips:
- Do have the original coupon, not a photocopy
- Do make sure the expiration date is visible and valid
- Do check that the coupon applies to that exact item (same package, size, etc.)
- Don’t use more than 2 coupons on a single purchase
- Don’t use coupons from other retailers
- Don’t use a manufacturer coupon without a “remit to” address
Dollar General does not price match for any of its competitors. However, the store does allow coupon overages, which means that you can save money on your entire purchase. According to Dollar General’s coupon policy, “if a coupon value is more than the price of the item, the remaining value will be applied to the balance of the transaction.”
Keep in mind that coupon overages don’t apply to gift cards, prepaid money cards, or phone cards — these savings can only be passed on to regular items in your purchase.
Save Money at Dollar General Today
You don’t have to hop in your DeLorean and set the year to 1955 to enjoy excellent savings at Dollar General — just use a coupon. It’s better than a time machine. OK, it’s not, but it’s still a great deal. Saving money on everyday household goods is easy when you have a Dollar General online, mobile, or printable coupon with you at checkout.
We’ve handpicked the best deals available right now, so take a look at our Dollar General coupon page for today’s promo codes, coupons, and discounts. Shop smart!
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