3 Easy Ways to Save on Holiday Preparations

November 19, 2019

The holidays can be a busy time full of activities, events and parties. Between shopping for gifts and planning meals, it can be important to keep track of spending and a budget while maintaining a jolly holiday spirit. Dollar General shares a few tips on how to make the holidays more affordable this season so you can spend less time budgeting and more time celebrating the season with family and friends:

Plan Ahead

From gifts to meals, save time and money by planning ahead. By giving consideration to what you may check off on the wish list or what you plan to cook or bake for the holidays, it can make it easier to keep track of what items may have additional savings on them in circulars and through the digital coupon program. Be sure to keep in mind when certain savings and discounts begin and end, like Dollar General’s toy discount that offers 25 percent off any $75+ qualifying purchase through December 24.

Planning meals and desserts ahead of time can also help when heading to the store and prevent unnecessary spending on items that may not be needed. Save yourself from having unexpected multiples in the pantry and fridge by doing a run through of what you already have before making a shopping list. If searching for quick, easy recipes to woo guests with, visit Dollar General Easy Meals for inspiration and recipes that can often be made with simple ingredients.

Switch to Private Brand

Whether shopping for kitchen tools and utensils or disposable plates and tableware, there is opportunity to discover extra savings by switching to private brands when preparing for the holiday season. Make shopping more affordable with DG™ party, which offers savings on all your party preparation needs like tableware, table settings, gift bag essentials as well as gift bags, gift wrap and more! DG™ home offers cost-effective and quality items to keep your home clean this holiday season including disinfectant wipes, glass cleaner, trash bags and super erasers.

Don’t forget about the private brands that can help you create a delicious meal. Clover Valley® offers savings on items that can be key ingredients in any meal like spices, seasonings, baking soda and powder, canned goods and everything in between.  

To discover more private brands at Dollar General, visit your local store or head to our website at www.dollargeneral.com/private-brand. Be sure to look for the private brands that carry a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee!


When shopping for savings this holiday season, consider signing up for Dollar General’s Digital Coupons Program that helps to provide customers with an easy-to-use platform and digital coupons.  Sign up today by clicking here, by visiting www.dollargeneral.com/coupons or accessing coupons on the Dollar General mobile app. Customers can load coupons to the account and redeem at checkout.

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 DollarGeneral.com.

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