Dollar General isn’t just a neighborhood convenience store with low-priced everyday items; it’s a go-to spot for finding discounted gift cards for some of your favorite restaurants and retailers. Here’s what you need to know about saving on Dollar General gift cards for stores like Apple, Amazon, and Netflix, as well as prepaid cards for Visa and cell phone carriers.
Make sure you’re signed up for Dollar General’s rewards program.
If you live near one of its 17,000-plus locations, you’ll want to make sure you’re signed up for the Dollar General Rewards program before doing any shopping there. You can sign up in-person or online.
You don’t have to be part of DG’s rewards program to use Dollar General digital coupons on your gift card purchases, but it does make it easier to load them to your account (which connects to your phone number and email). Plus, you’ll get special coupons and discounts sent to you.
Find the Dollar General nearest you.
Find deals on gift cards in the Dollar General weekly ad.
You’ll frequently see Dollar General store coupons for gift cards, like this one from December 2020: Buy a $25 or $50 Apple Gift Gift Card and get $4 off your next purchase of $4.01 or more at Dollar General.
If you’re going to be making an Apple purchase sometime soon anyway, you may as well snag that extra (free!) money.
What gift cards does Dollar General sell?
Here are the retailers and restaurants you’ll find gift cards for at Dollar General:
- Google Play
- Burger King
- Home Depot
- TJ Maxx
- WWE Network
- Cracker Barrel
- Red Lobster
- TGI Friday’s
Dollar General also sells reloadable credit and debit cards, as well as prepaid cell phone cards and kits for the following companies:
- Total Wireless
- Simple Mobile
The best time to buy gift cards at Dollar General is Black Friday.
Dollar General’s Black Friday 2020 ad included 20% off when you bought a multipack of dining gift cards. That means you could get $100 worth of food from places like Applebee’s, Chili’s, and Domino’s for just $80. Not bad.
You can use rebate apps like Ibotta on top of coupons and sale prices.
After purchasing the specified item for a rebate offer, snap a picture of your receipt in the app, and the app will give you cash back. Best part? You can use store and manufacturer coupons in addition to most rebate-app offers all on the same item. Check the fine print on offers carefully.
Once you’ve earned the minimum cash-out amount in whatever rebate app, like $20 for Ibotta, you transfer your earnings into a PayPal or Venmo account. Or, redeem earnings for a gift card with Fetch Rewards that has a $30 cash-out minimum.
Can I buy Dollar General gift cards online?
No, you can only buy gift cards from Dollar General in the store.
Can I use Dollar General gift cards online?
You may be able to use gift cards for other retailers purchased at DG online, but you can’t use DG store gift cards on DollarGeneral.com or in the app.
What can I buy with my Dollar General gift cards?
Items that are excluded from Dollar General store gift cards are:
- Other gift cards
How do I check my Dollar General gift card balance?
You can check your Dollar General gift card balance online, in store, or via the Dollar General app.