About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

Christmas Arrives Early at Dollar General

October 21, 2008

Discount retailer makes it easy and affordable for customers to
stretch their holiday budgets by shopping early

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 21, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Christmas arrives early this year at more than 8,300 Dollar General stores in 35 states. The discount retailer is making it easy for customers to get a jump on holiday bargains starting now.

Christmas began arriving at Dollar General stores in early October, and bargains galore await early holiday shoppers. In addition to everyday low prices, Dollar General offers gift wrap and wrapping accessories that start at $1, home decor and tabletop accessories starting at $1 and a line of greeting cards priced at two for $1.

"High gas prices and other economic pressures mean many customers are planning ahead for the holidays," said Kathleen Guion, Dollar General's division president of store operations and store development. "We want to help them stretch their budgets by offering holiday deals earlier this year."

A wide assortment of holiday-themed items, including toys, gifts, home decor, gift wrap, seasonal food and baking essentials will be fully-stocked in all Dollar General stores by the end of the month. And, especially for the holidays, Dollar General is offering a wide selection of affordable gifts for the entire family. In fact, shoppers can satisfy many of their gift-giving needs with 15 or more great gifts for only $100 (not including tax). For example:

For her:

-- Fruit bath set $6

-- Electric nail buffer set $5

-- MP3 player $18

For him:

-- Mini tool set $6

-- Wildlife theme pocket knife $8

-- Axe gift set $10

For the children:

-- Hot Wheels $1

-- Bag of soldiers $1

-- Brick set $3

-- Train set $5

-- Battery-operated guitar $12

-- Tea set with tea pot $3

-- My Big Pony $5

-- Dress-up set $5

-- Battery-operated keyboard $12

And, to help shoppers save even more, nearly 80 percent of Dollar General's toys are priced under $10.

In addition to early bargains on holiday merchandise, Dollar General will be making the holidays brighter for some lucky customers with the Shop 'N Win Millionaire Sweepstakes. Now through Dec. 15, Dollar General is offering customers a special opportunity to win $1 million as well as hundreds of other exciting prizes. Shop any Dollar General store or visit www.dollargeneral.com for more details.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with more than 8,300 neighborhood stores. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time, Save money(R) by offering national branded items that are frequently used and replenished such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood stores. Dollar General is among the largest retailers of top-quality products made by America's most trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco and Fruit of the Loom.

SOURCE: Dollar General

Dollar General 
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209 
or 
Emily Weiss, 615-855-5210

Copyright Business Wire 2008

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