Small towns have a reputation of being really expensive to shop in, but if you shop strategically, you’ll be amazed by how much you can save!
This is a tiny, tiny town that we live in, and at first, I wasn’t very happy to see that we had exactly one shopping option, but I’ve been really thrilled with the ways I’ve been able to find to save money at Dollar General, using everything from DG Digital Coupons, to good old fashioned discounted end-of-season stuff.
Here’s a more detailed look at the six best ways to save money at our favorite small-box retailer:
6 Ways To Save Money At Dollar General
- Receipt-back coupons. Next time a cashier hands you a receipt, turn it over and look at the back. As often as not, there will be a coupon for something. $5 off of a $25 purchase on a specific day (usually a Saturday) perhaps, or as on my last receipt, 50% off of select home essentials.
- DG Digital coupons. If you don’t already have an account, you have to get one! It’s super easy – just fill out your name and email address and voila! Instant access to over $280 worth of printable coupons.
- Purchase Bonus Packages on paper items like Scott® and Cottonelle® paper towels and toilet tissue, and Kleenex® facial tissue. Not only is cheaper per roll/piece to buy in larger quantities, but you don’t have to shop as often – win-win!
- Colored Dot sales. Look for color code signs above bins or racks, with corresponding colored dots on item tags. This is especially great for kid’s clothes at the end of the season, but my best score was a skirt for me – for $1!
- Day (and week) after holiday sales. Two days after Christmas, I spent $5 buying all the décor I’ll need for next Christmas. ‘Nuff said.
- Make sure you visit the clearance aisle! I can’t tell you how much fun stuff we’ve found in the clearance section. From a coloring book that Garret LOVES for fifty cents to razors, shampoo, and a salt and pepper shaker!
I have to admit that, until recently, I hadn’t thought much about ways to save money at Dollar General.
But in this tiny, one-horse Texas town, it is the only place to shop, and I’ve been in there more times than I can count. (You know how it is when you’re moving – you’re right in the middle of something and suddenly realize that you don’t have any clothespins, or something of that nature…)
Well, being on somewhat of a tight budget already, this move was kind of stretching our finances, and it’s good to know that despite the lack of competition, they don’t feel the need to jack the price on us.
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