Five Must-Have Items for Back to Campus

August 05, 2019
With everything from planners to keep you organized to colorful dorm room décor to show off your personality, Dollar General offers budget-friendly essentials to help prepare for the year ahead! Head to campus ready to take on the new academic school year with these five must haves from Dollar General:

A Solid Planner
Stay organized each semester with a DG™ office planner that is colorful and customizable. Customize your planner with do-it-yourself inserts that include weekly and monthly planner pages. Plus, decorate the planner with flag stickers that keep you on track in the most stylish way! Consider keeping it simple with a premade weekly or monthly planner. Discover a wide variety of planner options at your local Dollar General.

Reusable Water Bottles
Stay hydrated and help to decrease single use waste by considering a reusable water bottle. This TrueLiving Stainless Steel Bottle could be a perfect option for when you are on-the-go and may easily fit in a backpack or tote. If you prefer stainless steel or are in need of an accessible option, consider a twist top reusable bottle that can easily be latched onto a backpack or bag. Plus, a reusable water bottle can be easily refilled between classes to stay hydrated.

Affordable Health and Beauty Products
Find a wide range of health and beauty items for less with Dollar General. Everyday beauty care is reimagined with Studio Selection™ available exclusively at Dollar General. Stock up on items like shampoo and conditioner, body wash, face cleanser, lotion, makeup removing wipes, facial mist and much more to help minimize major shopping trips while away at school.
Makeup and beauty fans may also find a range of approximately 150 quality and affordable makeup and beauty products, all of which are available exclusively at Dollar General, with Believe Beauty. With every items priced at $5 or less, this back to campus makeup haul may help to keep from breaking the bank.

Wallet-Friendly Cookware
For students with access to a kitchen, consider adding a wallet-friendly cookware set to the back to campus list. Cooking on campus can be hassle-free with a few items like pots and pans when students crave a home cooked meal. Discover affordable cookware at your local Dollar General like this seven piece non-stick cookware set that can be the perfect addition to any college kitchen and a great way to get your collection started. Don’t forget to check out tableware like plates, cups and utensils while browsing!

Snacks, Snacks and More Snacks
Dollar General offers better for you snacking options through the Good & Smart private brand. Snack on trail mix, dried fruit, multigrain chips and more, or find tasty and nutritious options with popular national name brands like Kashi® and Back to Nature. Save time with easy snacks like Good & Smart™ Trail Mix or Good & Smart™ Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bars that can easily be stored in backpacks and purses. Good & Smart™ snacks may also be beneficial to stock up on in a dorm room as a healthier snack option when looking to fuel the brain during late night study sessions. Planning meals ahead may also help when dealing with a busy schedule. Find more tips on meal planning here.

To further your savings, consider signing up for Dollar General’s Digital Coupon Program that help provide customers with an easy-to-use platform and digital coupons.  Sign up today by clicking here, by visiting or accessing coupons on the Dollar General mobile app. Customers can load coupons to the account and redeem at check out during their next visit!

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

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