Dollar General Announces 2016 Holiday Plans

November 07, 2016

Major discount retailer furthers commitment to provide value and convenience to customers

  • Eleven percent discount on November 11 for active duty and veteran military members and their families recognizes and honors their service and sacrifice.
  • Extended store hours provide customers with additional convenience to purchase exciting gifts, décor, apparel, toys, electronics, assorted grocery and food items and other holiday necessities.
Goodlettsville, Tenn.—(November 7, 2016) – With the holidays quickly approaching, Dollar General is excited to announce its 2016 in-store and online offerings and prices aimed to continue helping customers save time and money this year. At more than 13,000 locations in 43 states, customers may save throughout the holiday season with Dollar General’s everyday low prices, seasonal sales and digital coupon program on electronics, baking needs including fresh milk, eggs and bread, décor, apparel, toys, gift cards and more.
“Dollar General’s continued focus to deliver everyday low prices and value continues throughout the upcoming holidays with exciting product offerings, extended store hours, multiple avenues to save in stores and online and opportunities to share our mission of Serving Others,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “As the holiday season highlights our ongoing commitment to serve our customers and communities, we are providing more ways than ever for customers to take advantage of holiday offerings and stretch their holiday budgets.”
Veterans Day
In recognition and celebration of Veterans Day, Dollar General is proud to offer current military service members, veterans and their family members an 11 percent discount on all qualifying purchases both in stores and online on Friday, November 11, 2016.
Extended Operating Hours
To provide customers with additional convenience, Dollar General recently extended permanent store hours for select stores across the 43 states it serves.  Local store hours may be found on the Dollar General store locator available here. Stores are scheduled to be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and during normal business hours on Black Friday. Dollar General is always open online at
Thanksgiving and Black Friday Specials
Four days of deals kick off Thanksgiving week with specials available from November 20 through November 23. Thanksgiving meal preparations, holiday decorations, electronics and holiday gift ideas including an instant $10 savings off two gift card purchases, gaming consoles and more will be offered at incredible prices.
Sales continue during the week with a limited-available buy one, get a second 75 percent off sale on toys, specials on holiday and home décor, Toastmaster® slow cookers and digital coffee makers, As Seen on TV® products, multi-pack dining gift cards, apparel, paper products and food items.
Additional savings will be available through the Dollar General Digital Coupon program all week from November 20 through November 26.
Dollar General Digital Coupons
Dollar General’s Digital Coupons provide an easy-to-use and convenient way to save more throughout this holiday season, particularly on cleaning supplies to prepare for holiday guests and baking necessities for the season’s best treats.
To provide additional savings during the season, Dollar General is giving new Digital Coupon subscribers $1 off their first $1 or more in-store purchase.
Upload Digital Coupons by creating a Dollar General Digital Coupon account either through Dollar General’s website at or through the DG mobile app for Android and iPhone smartphones. Simply choose which coupons you’d like to add to your account, enter your account number at check out and take advantage of all the savings!
Online Savings
Shop online this holiday season for additional savings and offers at from the comfort of home. Check the site throughout the holiday season for free shipping offers and exclusive online-only discounts on orders.
Holiday Décor
From setting the perfect table for Thanksgiving or holiday meals to creating warm and welcoming holiday environments, Dollar General’s décor options provide the perfect balance between affordability and style.  With traditional and modern options for all holiday needs, Dollar General’s holiday décor assortment includes seasonal kitchen accessories including cooking utensils, towels and oven mitts, towels, welcome mats, garland, artificial trees, lights, pillows, throws, ribbons, bows, wrapping paper and even wonderfully-scented candles.
Toys, Toys and More Toys!
Dollar General has the perfect holiday gift for children of all ages with a wide selection of licensed and branded offerings.  To see all of this year’s new and exciting toys, view the 2016 Dollar General toy collection online here.
Dollar General is also offering customers an immediate 25 percent discount off all qualifying toy purchases of $75 or more, both in stores and online, this holiday through December 24, 2016. Save on popular and major brand-name toys for children including popular Finding Dory™, Star Wars™, Trolls™, Doc McStuffins™, World of Nintendo®, Frozen™, Disney® Tsum Tsum™, Monster High®, Barbie®, My Little Pony®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Fisher Price®, Discovery Kids™, Lisa Frank® and more. The 25 percent discount cannot be combined with other offers and excludes electronics, DVDs, MP3 players and As Seen on TV® items.
If electronics are on the gift list this year, look no further than Dollar General!  While supplies last this year, Dollar General will feature a 15-inch wide Sky Rider Drone with an onboard camera that records both videos and photographs. Other electronics available throughout the holiday season include a DVD player, discounts on the season’s most popular gift cards, Bluetooth™ tower speaker, Sega® or Atari® game consoles, Toastmaster® products and a Sylvania® seven-inch portable DVD player.
Holiday Inspiration
Dollar General is also providing inspiration and creativity with fun and inexpensive ways to celebrate this season! Visit the Dollar General holiday site here to learn more about tree and home holiday decoration ideas, easy holiday recipes, gifts for everyone on your shopping list and outdoor inspirations to help you enjoy this magical time of the year.
For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

<< Back

You must be logged in to view this item.


This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.