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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dollar General Ad 5/19: Best Sales & Deals

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Here are the best deals I spotted in the special three-day Dollar General ad for May 19 - 21, 2016.

If you plan to become a regular couponer at Dollar General, I strongly recommend building a personal relationship with your store's general manager so the cashiers don't freak out at the sight of your coupon binder.  


Bringing a copy of the Dollar General coupon policy is always a smart idea too!  The policy updated back in December 2014, so you might need to print yourself a new copy.



Best deals in the 5/19 Dollar General ad


  • Beneful Dog Food -- 3.5 lb bags on sale for $5.75 each, and on a BOGO sale.  So buy two for $5.75, then use the BOGO coupon from the 2/28 Red Plum insert (which will take $5.75 off your purchase.)  Both will be FREE!  FAIR WARNING: I think you need to be more mentally prepared for possible coupon issues at Dollar General than at any other national chain, especially when it comes to using the $5 off $25 weekly coupons.  In fact, I receive more emails and messages from readers about this weekly promotion than on any other topic -- and it is almost always because they are making mistakes #1 and #2 in these Six Common Mistakes That Cost Couponers Money.  So do your homework (in this case, that involves reading the Dollar General coupon policy) and go ready to advocate for yourself at the register if necessary!  If you're worried about a register confrontation, you could do the following deal as well: Buy four bags for a pre-coupon price of $11.50, then use one BOGO coupon from the 2/28 Red Plum insert.  Your price in this scenario would drop to four bags for $5.75, or $1.44 per bag.
  • Powerade -- on sale for 65 cents per bottle (normally 95 cents each.)
  • Clover Valley Crackers -- priced as low as $1 per box, plus on a BOGO 50% off sale.  So buy two for $1.50, which works out to 75 cents apiece!
  • Clover Valley Cookies -- priced as low as $1 per box, plus on a BOGO 50% off sale.  So buy two for $1.50, which works out to 75 cents apiece!
  • Clover Valley Pasta -- priced at $1 per box, plus on a BOGO 50% off sale.  So buy two for $1.50, which works out to 75 cents apiece!
  • Clover Valley Canned Peach Halves or Fruit Cocktail -- priced as low as $1 per can, plus on a BOGO 50% off sale.  So buy two for $1.50, which works out to 75 cents apiece!
  • Ritz Crackers -- priced at $2 per box (normally $2.50 each.)  Buy two for $4, then use the 75 cents off 2 coupon from the 4/10 Smartsource insert.  Your price drops to $3.25 for two boxes, or $1.63 each.  NOTE: We may also have a $1 off 2 Checkout 51 rebate available, but we won't know for sure until May 19.
  • Fritos -- on sale 2 bags for $4 (normally $2.95 apiece.)  So that's two bucks per bag!  Must buy in quantities of two to receive discount.  NOTE: If you want to really stock up, there's a $5 off $25 offer available on SavingStar right now.
  • Post Cereal -- assorted varieties on sale for $2 per box (normally $2.65 to $2.95 apiece.)
  • Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent or Power Paks -- on sale for $3.75 per bag or bottle (normally $5 each.)
  • Scott Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels -- 8-count packs of mega-size rolls (like 12 regular rolls) on sale for $5.95 each, down from $7.75.  Use the $1 off coupon from the 5/15 Smartsource insert and pay $4.95 for yours.  That works out to around 41 cents per regular-size roll!
  • Alpo Prime Cuts or Come & Get It! Dry Dog Food -- 14 lb bags priced at $7.50 each, with a free box of Alpo Variety Snaps with purchase (valued at $2.)  Use the $1.50 off Alpo dog food coupon from the 4/10 Smartsource insert.  Your price drops to $5 for both items!
  • Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue -- 16-count packs of double rolls (like 32 regular rolls) on sale for $7, down from $7.95.  Use the $1 off coupon from the 5/15 Smartsource insert to grab yours for $6.95 instead.  


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