Dollar General Offers Back-to-School Deals

July 19, 2012

Discount retailer makes it easy and inexpensive to get ready before the first bell rings

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 19, 2012 - Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is helping moms, dads and students everywhere make the honor roll when it comes to saving time and money on back-to-school preparations. Whether preparing for college or kindergarten, students will find the gear they need for less at Dollar General.

“Dollar General makes back-to-school shopping enjoyable and inexpensive for families,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s EVP, division president and chief merchandising officer. “Special bargains are available through Sept. 15, so shoppers can get everything they need in one trip or spread their back-to-school budget over the next couple of months. We make it convenient, regardless of how you like to shop.”

School Day Essentials
Savings on essentials include:

  • Playskool® crayons (24-count) or jumbo crayons (8-count) – $1
  • Multi-pack gel pens, fashion mechanical pencils, mini permanent markers – $1
  • Portfolio or notebook, assorted styles – $1
  • Trueliving™ mirror wall decals, locker mirror, locker mesh organizer – $1 - $2
  • Lunch bags, assorted styles – $6
  • Boys’ or girls’ backpack or messenger bag – $8

Dorm Room Basics
College students will want to shop Dollar General for dorm room décor and necessities, all at great prices.

  • Fleece throw – $5
  • Plastic storage containers – $1 - $10
  • Bath towel – $3
  • Sharp® alarm clocks – $3 - $6
  • Comfort Bay® twin sheet set – $12
  • Basic office supplies – $1

Shop in Stores or Online
Customers have access to Dollar General’s back-to-school bargains 24-hours a day at The retailer’s website offers an extensive selection of school supplies, dorm essentials, lunchbox basics and more.

For more back-to-school savings at Dollar General, text BTS to 34898 or sign-up to receive coupons and special deals via e-mail at in the coupon center.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!(R) by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 10,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Follow Dollar General:



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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 March 3, 2023, the company’s 19,147 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

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