A DEAL hunter and extreme couponer took to social media to show how she paid less than $6 at Dollar General for $25 worth of essentials.
TikTok user Citycouponmom regularly posts purchases from discount stores including Dollar General and Family Dollar.
At a recent Dollar General run, she picked up a six-pack of Scott toilet paper, a Febreze tissue spray, an Air Wick oil warmer and two bottles of Stem insect repellent.
Her total was $25.25, but after cutting the coupons from the Dollar General app, she only paid $5.76.
Every Saturday, Dollar General offers a $5 coupon on purchases over $25, so thrifty shoppers recommend hitting the store on weekends.
Citycouponmom took advantage of this offer, along with brand-specific coupons on every item she purchased.
She had a coupon for $1 off all Scott toiletries, which reduced toilet paper from $2.75 to $1.75.
The Stem products cost $14 combined, but after applying an $8.99 coupon, she only spent $5 on the two bottles of bug spray.
She also applied Air Wick and Febreze coupons to get each product for $2.
Dollar General Buying Tips
As other shoppers have pointed out, Dollar General accepts manufacturer coupons in addition to its own store discounts.
By combining coupons, it is possible to save more than 70% on your subtotal.
And if you’re using the DG Coupon app, you can also scan product barcodes to see discounts that may not yet be reflected on shelves.
Some shoppers have even purchased products for just 1 cent by checking barcodes through the app.
Where to find digital discounts
Dollar General’s app allows shoppers to browse and clip digital coupons specific to their store location, and scan barcodes on items to reveal price reductions.
Coupons vary from store to store. Therefore, while you may not be able to take advantage of all the offers offered by this TikTok user, you may also find great offers that are exclusive to your store.
Additionally, there are many coupon platforms that offer deals for Dollar General and other well-known retailers.
Coupons.com is a great source for finding hundreds of dollars in savings at tons of popular stores.
The site offers digital and printable coupons offering discounts on everything from food to cleaning supplies to personal care items.
Primarily a grocery coupon resource, Lozo compiles coupons from 19 major stores, including Kroger, Target, and Stop & Shop.
The site has a cool feature that lets you create a grocery list and see what coupons are available for each item you plan to buy.
Many manufacturers also offer coupons on their products, such as Proctor & Gamble’s P&G Good Everyday initiative.
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