Dollar General Offers Shoppers Opportunities to Support Troops in November

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 08, 2011 - Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is making it convenient for shoppers to support men and women serving in the military. Throughout November, shoppers can record a message of gratitude or send a care package through

“As we gather with friends and families this month to give thanks, we want to salute those who are serving our country,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “We’re happy to offer our customers these unique opportunities to say thanks to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom.”

Throughout the month, customers may purchase care packages for a soldier online at The available care packages include male or female-specific essential health and beauty items such as deodorant, shaving supplies and medicine for $20 or $30. Customers will provide the soldier’s mailing address and Dollar General will ship the packages for free to any valid address in the United States including any APO/FPO.

At, consumers can record a thank-you message for troops via webcam or upload a message from their computer. Well-wishers will be able to upload videos year-round. For more details, visit

Dollar General is deeply committed to supporting veterans, active military servicemen and their families throughout the year. The company employs more than 3,500 veterans and more than 450 National Guard and Reserve members.

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!® 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 9,600 stores in 36 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. Learn more about Dollar General at