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Dollar General 101: How to Coupon at Dollar General

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How to Coupon at Dollar GeneralHere is a compiled list of the things you need to know in order to learn How to Coupon at Dollar General. I hope you find it helpful!

  • Link to Dollar General Website Here
  • Dollar General Coupon Policy Overview Found Here

Dollar General accepts Manufacturers Coupons and Dollar General Store Coupons at any of their locations. Dollar General does allow the stacking of a single Manufacturer Coupon and a single Dollar General Coupon per single item in a transaction. Stacking of 2 or more Manufacturer Coupons per item is not allowed. The stacking of 2 or more Dollar General Coupons in a transaction is allowed unless otherwise noted on the coupon or associated promotional art. Dollar General does not double or multiply the value of coupons. They also allow overage. That means if your coupon is more than the cost of the product, you will get the money applied to your cart. Cash back will not be given. You can view their whole coupon policy here.

Types of Store Coupons

  • DG Digital Coupons
  • DG Mobile alert text messages coupons
  • In-store coupons
  • DG Printable coupons

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DG Digital Coupons

Paperless digital coupons are part of the DG Digital Coupon program. They are loaded directly to your account and redeemed at checkout by using a phone number. It is really easy to use these! You can set up your own account by visiting here. 

All Digital coupons are manufacturers coupons unless they state “DG Store Coupon” on them. Manufacturer Digital Coupons cannot be combined with any other type of Manufacturer coupon on the same item in a single transaction.

Only one manufacturer coupon (printed, digital, or mobile) may be used on a single item.

You can get Digital coupons on a desktop computer or on a mobile device here. They can also be accessed within the Dollar General smart phone app.

Sign Up for DG Mobile Alerts to get Offers & Coupons straight to your phone by Texting SIGNUP to 34898.

Dollar General Digital Coupons

Above are two examples of DG Digital Coupons. The coupon on the left is a store coupon and the one on the right is a manufacturers coupon. You should be able to stack the store digital coupons IF you can (many are store brand items).

You must add these coupons from DG Digital Coupons and load to your account. Or they will not come off. Learn more about How Dollar General Digital Coupons Work with examples.

You can view your loaded coupons by logging into your account and clicking on the “added coupons” button.

DG Mobile alert text messages coupons

These coupons are Dollar General Coupons and must have a valid Dollar General promotion code in addition to a visible and valid expiration date. Unless otherwise specified, these coupons can be combined with a single Manufacturer Coupon for the same item in a single transaction. They don’t have these as often as they used to now, but occasionally I still get some – mostly money off your purchase coupons now. 

Each users phone number is unique and will not be linked with other members of your household.

Key Points

    • Coupons for free items are only accepted if a purchase is required to get one free. Dollar General Coupon offer will always have a purchase requirement with free item offers
    • A maximum of two coupons will be allowed per item. To do this, one coupon must be a Manufacturer Coupon and the second coupon must be a Dollar General Coupon. This is allowable as long as neither coupon states that it is not valid with other coupons
    • They Do Not allow For “free” items that do not contain a purchase requirement (i.e. buy one get one free is acceptable)
    • They do not allow Manufacturer coupons that do not have a “remit to:” address on the coupon
    • Dollar General does not match competitor Ad prices.

Dollar General Offers

Instant Savings Offers 

Dollar General offers two different types of instant savings offers. They have ones where you must purchase a set amount of money of qualifying items to get a certain amount off your order. These offers you used to have to have your total to be the minimum spend AFTER all coupons otherwise the system kicks the instant savings off. But for awhile now they have been working where it’s before manufacturers coupons. We will update if that changes back. The second offer is when you purchase a set amount of qualifying items to get that instant savings off. You don not need to worry about using coupons and them kicking off the instant savings offers with these.

Dollar General Couponing At Dollar Spot

DG $1.00 Deals 

The dollar spot is a great place to find cheap or even freebies after using coupons. All the items will be priced at $1.00 each. Be careful though on the sizes of these items. Some coupons may not include them on their size restrictions.

Hope this Helps!!

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  1. Christine Brito

    I need so help on couponing, i follow all the step just don’t know what to do or where to start. Please if anyone can help me. I want to learn couponing and get the hang of it.


  2. Mary E Wootten Steger

    The internet coverage is non existant at the Dollar Generals closest to me. If I forget to load my digital coupons before I get to the store I lose out.


  3. dgcustomerfirst

    are these dollar general coupons still working ?


  4. Ashley

    Last night we used the $5 off $25 with the $5 off $20 in gain and it worked.


  5. Marcelle

    Thank you for this Coupon 101 breakdown. My questions is can you stack the 5/30 in Gain with the 5/25 if you spend 40? I have read the coupon policy several times and I see it says the stacking of two store coupons is allowed unless otherwise stated but I always have an issue with those two aformentioned coupons. I have reached out to corp one rep said it could be done another said it couldnt. Am i understanding this wrong please help.


    1. Kristy

      While the coupons I believe state they can’t be used together… we have seen that it does work and come off for some people. Sometimes it’s trial and error. I always read the coupons terms then go from there on what I can do.


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