Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Couponing at Dollar General

Here is a detailed explanation of how to coupon at Dollar General.

Couponing at Dollar General is a bit different than couponing at regular grocery stores.  In some ways, it's simpler.  There are no rewards programs or membership cards - just coupons and sales!  We're going to try to explain how to coupon at Dollar General.  (Go here for more information about DG's coupon policy.)

Sales & Ads
Contrary to its name, the products at Dollar General do not all cost only $1.  It is a discount store, but the prices vary.  DG typically has two different sales going on at once.  There are weekly ads that run from Sunday through Saturday, and there are bimonthly (every two months) savings circulars.  You can see all of the current ads on their website.  The ads will sometimes have store coupons in them, so it's always worth it to go through the ad and check.

Digital Coupons
In order to get digital coupons (which are a mix of store and manufacturer's coupons), you will need to sign up here and create an account.  This account, called a DG Digital Coupons account, will link to your phone number, which is what you will provide at checkout to use your digital coupons. You can log in online or on your phone to see all of the available digital coupons and add them to your account.

These digital coupons are a mixture of store and manufacturer's coupons.  Each coupon can only be used one time.  A store coupon will have the Dollar General logo underneath the picture of the item.  A manufacturer's coupon will have an M along the bottom towards the right, either when you hover over it or when it has been added to your account.

One nice thing about the DG digital coupons is that sometimes you will get special coupons that are tailored just for you based on your shopping habits!

Mobile Coupons
When you sign up for your account, you can also sign up to get text messages with more coupons and offers.  You will get a link that you can follow to add these to your DG Digital Savings account.  These are store coupons and can be combined with a manufacturer's coupon (as can the store digital coupons).  We will discuss stacking coupons later in the post.

Printable Coupons
Dollar General also has printable coupons that you can get here.  Just as with the digital coupons, these are a combination of store and manufacturer's coupons.  The store coupons will have the logo above the picture of the item, while the manufacturer's coupons will not.

Transaction Coupons
The last type of store coupon is a transaction coupon.  This is a coupon that typically says something like "Get $5 off of a $25 purchase."  These coupons are usually available on Saturdays for just one day, and can be found in the ads and/or as a digital coupon.  It can also be printed from the DG coupon center or even be found at the bottom of a previous receipt.  If you plan on using this with other coupons (see the next section on stacking coupons), you will need to present this first before the other coupons, or it will not work.

Stacking Coupons
Dollar General does allow the stacking of a single manufacturer's coupon and a single store coupon per single item in a transaction. The stacking of two or more Dollar General Coupons in a transaction is allowed unless otherwise noted on the coupon or associated promotional art.  This means that you can use a manufacturer's coupon, a store coupon, AND a transaction coupon at the same time!

Dollar General allows shoppers to stack a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon.  You may use one of each per item, whether they're digital or paper.  If there is a conflict between a DG Digital Coupon and a paper or mobile coupon for the same item, the first one applied will be counted toward the transaction and the other will not, regardless of value.

Coupon Overage
If a coupon value is more than the price of the item, the remaining value will be applied to the balance of the transaction. Coupon overage can only be applied to the balance and will not be given back at the end of the transaction. Coupon overages will only be applied to the store merchandise remaining in the transaction and cannot be applied to gift cards, pre-paid money cards or phone cards. Other restrictions may apply.  Cash back will not be given.

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Please make sure to double-check store policy and coupon fine print before shopping. Please follow all coupon rules.