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5 Must-Know Tips for Couponing at Dollar General

Dollar General is my go-to recommendation for anyone new to couponing.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro, there are huge savings up for grabs every week! All you need to take advantage of these deals is your phone, the DG App, and these tips for couponing at Dollar General.

And we’re talking about savings between 50%-70% off!

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1. Download the Dollar General App

This is an absolute must because this is where you will find all of the Dollar General coupons. You will also find the manufacturers coupons that can be stacked with DG coupons here as well.

You will create an account and enter your phone number. Once you’ve created an account, you will “clip” all of the coupons you want to use.

Then, once you have clipped all your coupons, just enter your phone number at checkout and the coupons will automatically be applied!

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2. Follow Coupon/Money Saving Creators

Another great way to find the best deals, coupons, and breakdowns each week is to follow couponing content creators like me!

We put together all the deals so that you don’t have to! It’s an easy way to save money without spending a bunch of time creating deals of your own. We also give you so many tips for couponing, especially at Dollar General!

There are so many good ones out there, find someone you like that does the stores you frequently shop!

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3. Stack Coupons

The best strategy to maximize savings is called Coupon Stacking. It is essentially where you stack different types of coupons, rebates, and sales on top of each other, and it’s completely allowed!

You can combine different types of coupons, but you can only use one of each type per item.

For example, you can use a manufacturer coupon, a store coupon, and a cash back rebate together—as long as the rebate does not specifically state that it cannot be combined with other coupons.

Here are the types of coupons available at Dollar General:

  • Store Coupons: These are issued by Dollar General and can be combined with manufacturer’s coupons. You often find these in the Dollar General app or receive them at checkout.
  • Manufacturer Coupons: These are digital coupons directly from the product’s manufacturer (there are found in the DG app alongside store coupons). You can use one manufacturer coupon per item, and these can usually be combined with store coupons.
  • Dollar General Digital Coupons: These are available through the Dollar General app. They are considered store coupons, so you can stack them with manufacturer coupons.
  • $5 off $25 Coupon: This is the Holy Grail! This coupon gives you $5 off when you spend $25 or more on Saturdays. It can generally be stacked with both store and manufacturer coupons.
  • Cash Back Offers: You can also take advantage of cash back offers through various apps like Ibotta or Checkout 51 when shopping at Dollar General. These offers can be used in addition to coupons.

4. Utilize the $5 Off $25 Saturday Only Coupon

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST! This coupon absolutely stacks with all of the manufacturer coupons found in the DG app.

This is a coupon you clip and it will take off an additional $5 from your total bill. Don’t forget to add this deal before you go check out!

5. Know Dollar General’s Coupon Policy

Even though Dollar General has the same coupon policy for all its stores, you might notice that not every store follows it exactly the same way. Sometimes, differences in their systems or how the managers run things can affect how they handle coupons.

It’s smart to check out how things work at your local Dollar General and maybe even chat with the staff to understand how they apply the rules. PLEASE, be sure to be kind to the staff because they are awesome and always there to help!

Bonus Tip – Getting the $5 off $25 Coupon to Stack

Some Dollar General stores have updated their systems, changing how they apply the $5 off $25 coupon. Now, in some locations, this discount is only given if your total remains at least $25 after all other coupons have been applied.

A useful workaround is to scan a paper coupon first, even before entering your phone number.

By scanning a paper coupon first, you can often ensure that the $5 off coupon is applied to your pre-coupon total of $25, instead of after other discounts are deducted.

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