GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Lending a hand to charitable causes, Dollar General is offering an additional 10 percent discount on volume toy purchases of $250 or more starting today, December 9, at all 8,300 Dollar General stores.
The additional discount, taken off the lowest sale price, is designed to facilitate charitable holiday toy drives. Dollar General is a national sponsor of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots toy drive, contributing $375,000 over the last three years, including $125,000 this year. Dollar General stores collect more than a million toys a year for the Toys for Tots campaign as well as other local toy drives.
"We appreciate the generosity of our customers and want to support their charitable donations by offering an additional discount of 10 percent," said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General. "This is the season to share, and we are proud to be a part of the effort to help those who are less fortunate."
Dollar General offers a wide variety of toys for kids of all ages, and 80 percent of its toys are sold for $10 or less. The volume discount offer applies to all toys. Electronics, such as DVD and MP3 players, are excluded. The discount is good until December 24 at all Dollar General stores.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General is the largest discount retailer in the United States by number of stores with more than 8,300 neighborhood stores located in 35 states. Dollar General helps shoppers Save Time. Save Money. Every Day.(R) by offering quality private label and 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, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, and Fruit of the Loom. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.
SOURCE: Dollar General
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
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