Real Deals: Dollar General Shopping Trip

How can people NOT get shopping with coupons?  I just don’t get THAT!  I am horrible about waiting until the last minute to use my coupons and did the same thing this past weekend with my FREE Suave coupons.  I also hate making the trip to the next town to go to Walmart, a whole 4 miles away.  ;)  So, I did go to my closest store that accepts coupons and was happy with my purchases at my local Dollar General!

Here’s what I bought and how I saved on these goodies:

So, to the folks who say that coupons just don’t make any sense to them, they don’t make any sense to me.  They make DOLLARS and CENTS in my pockets instead of the companies that are manufacturing and selling the goods to me.

Not only do they take coupons, but they also have circulars and issue their own coupons as well!  Dollar General also allows you stack coupons!  This means that you can use your MFG coupon WITH your DG branded coupon TOGETHER for the same item!  Once you’ve printed all of your regular coupons (I posted a coupon ad below), go to the DG website, and search for DG coupons like this that have Dollar General in blue.  Those are the type of coupons that will “stack” with your other MFG coupons.  When these print they should say DG Coupon or something similar at the top instead of “Manufacturer Coupon” in front of the expiration date.  Because not all employees are as familiar with stacking coupons, I advise you to print a copy of the DG coupon policy and take it with you when you do your shopping.  It is just as clear and easy to understand as my directions.

$5 OFF your purchase of $25 or more (pre-tax)

 at Dollar General on Saturday, September 10 only

Make sure to give the cashier your $5 off $25 coupon BEFORE any other coupons.  I’ve heard of some cashiers that will not take it off until AFTER your other coupons.  This is NOT the correct use of their coupon!  If there is a problem, report the problem to Dollar General corporate offices.  The DG page on Facebook is also a great resource if you ever need to get some DG help or just to pass along a compliment.


Look at what I found on the DG site today!  How exciting is this?


Thanks Deals from MS Do


  1. Lisa Calandrino says

    I like how you had that little spreadsheet to show : this is what it cost, these are the coupons i used, and this is what it finally cost. it makes it really really easy to show someone,who shall remain nameless… that couponing really works, if he’d just let me get the papers…

  2. Angelica Angel says

    ive never thought to use my coupons at dollar general… i have one right down the street from me .. i might have to take my coupons and go look around ..we dont have many stores to pick from out here .

  3. alina nigmatulina says

    Thanks for the tips. I have a log way to go. Hopefully I’ll get to the point where I’ll be able to save as much of money. All the best.

  4. Bianca Roman says

    The Dollar General’s around here are so icky and never know what they’re doing :/ It’s always nice to hear others aren’t like mine haha.

  5. says

    Thank you, my view on DG changed. I don’t know why I don’t shop there-I guess W-Mart/Target are habitual, the coupon tip is great-I am definately going to check my flyers!

  6. Brin Grimes says

    I love your site! Im have a family of 5 and Im the only one working right now, times are tough and I love learning all this very helpful saving tips!! Thank you dearly!!

  7. Tammy Dalton says

    I’m going to have to check out Dollar General for the good deals and use all the coupons I can!! This is my comment for the Twilight Giveaway!! :0)

  8. Jeanne Medina says

    This is so cool! I had no idea DG would stack coupons and also had no idea they had an online store with free shipping. I’ve been using to cut down on having to haul so much from the store, and they have coupons and free shipping, but I can’t wait to check out DG’s online store. Of course I feel lazy for even thinking of it, since DG is literally a block away from home. I hate shopping, though!

  9. Tammy Lacer says

    I absolutely loved the spreadsheet! I always want to know how much I would have spent if I hadn’t waited for the item to be on sale and coupons! Thanks for the great idea!!

  10. Mandi Geddes Johnson says

    I don’t know why it has never occurred to me about using coupons at the Dollar stores…..I will have to explore this in the future.

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