Dollar General 101: How to Coupon at Dollar General


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Here is a compiled list of the things you need to know in order 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 need your total to be the minimum spend AFTER all coupons otherwise the system kicks the instant savings off. 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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