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Tips for Shopping Dollar General During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Dollar General is a great place to coupon. With the opportunity to save with just your smartphone, stack coupons, score items from the Dollar General penny list, and get essentials like Dollar General toilet paper on the cheap, you really can’t go wrong.

Even now, Dollar General is doing their best to “provide everyday essentials, including food, cleaning supplies, paper products, over-the-counter medicines, hygiene products, baby items, and more” as stated in an announcement regarding the coronavirus pandemic from their CEO.

Every week, The Krazy Coupon Lady studies the Dollar General weekly ad and pairs those deals with Dollar General coupons to get you the best savings possible. As we navigate these uncertain times together, KCL will continue to find the best deals out there.

Here are some helpful tips for shopping Dollar General during the coronavirus pandemic:


Dollar General hours

woman holding dollar general weekly ad in store

Dollar General hours have changed. While opening hours remain the same, stores are closing an hour early to give employees enough time to restock shelves, clean stores, and care for their own well-being. Check your local Dollar General hours because they may vary by location.

Senior shopping hours

As of March 17, the first hour that stores are open is designated for senior and at-risk customers. Dollar General is encouraging everyone who is able to wait the extra hour, do so to ensure the stores are not crowded.

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Dollar General supply and shopping limits

yellow Dollar General shopping cart filled with detergent

Dollar General is taking seriously the responsibility to continue providing for customers with everyday essentials. In efforts to make sure everyone has what they need, there’s a limit of three for all paper products, hand sanitizer, and wipes purchases.

Supply restocks

Dollar General stores only get one or two trucks with new supplies each week. The staff restocks shelves daily with what they have available. Even with this effort, many essential items are in short supply and may not be available. Dollar General is actively working with their vendors to get additional supplies and put them out on shelves as fast as possible.


As of now, no changes in the return policy have been made. Read up on the Dollar General return policy here.

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Dollar General pickup and delivery

Scott toilet paper and Cottonelle in Dollar General shopping cart


Store pickup is not currently a service Dollar General offers.


You may place an order online for delivery, but you’ll receive your order through regular standard ground shipping. Costs are based on the weight of your purchase and starts at $4.99. It’s also important to note that digital coupons cannot be used on online orders.

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Dollar General jobs and staffing

Dollar General checkout counter

Dollar General is welcoming anyone to apply for their hundreds of job openings across the U.S., even if you know working for them would be temporary. Full- and part-time positions are available to work in stores, distribution centers, and in their private fleet network.

Check out the Dollar General careers page to apply.

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How to coupon at Dollar General

home cleaning products in a yellow Dollar General cart

Couponing at Dollar General is simplified when you download the Dollar General app. Stack DG coupons with manufacturer coupons and use rebate apps like Ibotta and Checkout51 to get the most savings. Everything you need to know to get started can be found in KCL’s tips on how to coupon at Dollar General.

Also, download the free Krazy Coupon Lady app and get notified on the best deals as they are happening.

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