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Does Dollar General accept manufacturer coupons? How do you use Dollar General digital coupons? I’m about to show you how to coupon at Dollar General!

In this post, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the Dollar General coupon policy and tricks to save big, like…using coupons on clearance items.

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1. Download the Dollar General app and create a free account to load up on DG digital coupons.

An image of the Dollar General coupon app on a smartphone.

Once you download the Dollar General app and create a free account so you can start adding DG digital coupons.


2. Add Dollar General digital coupons with a click, then redeem with your phone number at checkout.

The Dollar General app on a smartphone.


3. Scan items with the DG GO! CartCalculator in the DG app to see how much you’ll save before you check out.

The Dollar General CartCaluculator on a smartphone.

One of my favorite reasons for couponing at Dollar General? In select stores, you can use the DG GO! CartCalculator feature in the Dollar General app to scan your items, check out, and pay all on your phone. Yep, skip the line.

The best part, all your digital coupons are automatically applied to your order so you can see how much you saved BEFORE you pay.


4. Dollar General offers “$5 off a $25 purchase” store coupons every Saturday.

A person holding a Dollar General $5 off $25 purchase coupon.

These coupons are one-day-only coupons valid on the Saturday stated in the coupon.

Find your $5 off $25 coupon weekly in the Dollar General app. They’ll also print at the bottom of your receipt when you make any purchase at Dollar General.


5. Stack Dollar General store coupons with manufacturer coupons.

Dollar General store app displaying coupons.

You can stack one Dollar General store coupon with one manufacturer coupon as long as neither say “not valid with other coupons.”

Check the fine print of a Dollar General coupon — sometimes there are exceptions. For example, you can stack two or more Dollar General store coupons in a single transaction unless otherwise noted on the coupon or associated promotional art.



6. Save on name brands when you use coupons for items in the Dollar General $1 aisle.

$1 off coupons next to a box of Crest toothpaste

Some of the best brands to use coupons on in the $1 aisle may include Bounty paper towels, Hefty zip bags, Glad plates, Crest toothpaste, Scott bath tissue, and more. Many items are trial size and may not be valid with a coupon’s size requirements. Check your coupon’s fine print to be sure! Here’s one of my recent deals:

Buy four Purina Dog High Protein Wet Dog Food, 13-ounce, reg. price $1
Use $2/4– Purina Dog Chow Wet Dog Food WYB (4) 13-ounce cans Alpo Wet Dog Food, Dollar General Digital Store Coupon (dollargeneral.com)
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy four


7. Use coupons with Dollar General’s clearance prices.

One of the best deals at Dollar General is you can use coupons on top of clearance prices!.


8. Watch for Dollar General clearance events throughout the year.

Clearance events happen several times throughout the year — typically, at the end of each season (spring, fall, summer, and winter) and after every holiday: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

During Dollar General’s clearance events, you’ll find marked down seasonal products, clothing, household products, and more. Markdowns begin at 50% off, except for food and candy which start at 25% off. Clearance prices will hit up to 90% off typically around four weeks after the clearance event starts.

Other Dollar General clearance events to watch out for include their $0.25 clearance sale and 50% off clearance prices event that runs for three days, typically Friday-Sunday.


9. Dollar General limits shoppers to five identical coupons per household per day.

A person holding five coupons for BioFreeze in front of a Biofreeze store display.

Most coupons contain limits of no more than four or more coupons per day. If you have a coupon without a stated limit, (which is pretty rare) Dollar General will allow you to use no more than five identical coupons per day. This leads me to my next tip…


10. If your coupon is worth more than the item Dollar General will no longer credit you the overage.

While Dollar General will still accept coupons with a value over the price of an item, they won’t credit you the difference any longer. Since they have to change out their point-of-sale systems in order to do this, some stores may still credit your transaction in the meantime.



11. Forget rain checks for out-of-stock merchandise at Dollar General.

Jars of Miracle Whip and Clover Valley mayonnaise on a store shelf.

Out-of-stock, out-of-luck, at Dollar General. All coupon offers are available only while quantities last.


12. Dollar General doesn’t match competitor prices or accept competitor coupons.

A person holding a CVS pharmacy advertisements inside Dollar General

Dollar General doesn’t match competitor ad prices.


13. You can’t split transactions to workaround that five coupon limit.

A person holding a stack of coupons next to products inside Dollar General

The Dollar General coupon policy states, “Transactions cannot be broken up to avoid coupon stacking restrictions.”


14. Use rebate apps like Ibotta on top of coupons and sale prices.

A person holding a smartphone with the ibotta app and a coupon in their hand.

Ibotta, Checkout51, and Fetch Rewards are all free rebate apps that help you save money on certain groceries, retail items, alcohol, and more.

(Ibotta is offering a $20 welcome sign-up bonus with this link!)

After purchasing the specified item for a rebate offer, snap a picture of your receipt in the app, and the app will give you cashback. 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.


15. BONUS: Save more with Dollar General penny deals on most Tuesdays.

A person holding a penny.

Dollar General penny deals are items that Dollar General has a hard time selling and have already been heavily discounted — usually past 90%. These products are marked down to $0.01 so store employees know to remove them from the floor, but sometimes they’re missed and left on the shelf where customers can find them. Discontinued items are usually discounted on Tuesdays, so head to the store early before they’re all scooped up! Find out which items are discounted to one penny on sites like this one.

Keep in mind that some stores may not let you purchase these items.


How to Coupon at Dollar General