Dollar General penny shopping: Get your savings on
How many of us have heard that saying, “See a penny, pick it up?” One of the best-kept secrets is the Dollar General penny deals. DG stores usually display items that are affordable to most consumers, but what if we told you that you can pick up certain items for only a penny? Read on if you want to know how to spot these super deals.
Don’t go into a Dollar General looking for items with a tag reading as $0.01, or a sign that says, “penny items here.” These items will not be labeled as such, because they’re not supposed to be on the floor. Shhhhhh. If you find a penny deal at one store, it may not be the same at the next, so if you see a deal – be sure to grab it before it’s too late. Each store has different pricing for certain items depending on what the market demands at that time and location.
What do penny items look like?
Howtoshopforfree.com tells us that “If it says spring or summer for 2017, or a prior year, then it should have some type of a discount. This is the first place you look to see if you have a possibility of getting a penny item” while giving us a break down of all the different codes to look out for on your Dollar General penny shopping journey like:
● SP – Spring
● SU – Summer
● FA – Fall
● WI – Winter
● 15 – 2015
● 16 – 2016
● 17 – 2017
And even if you can’t find the penny deals hiding from store to store, there are other symbols to look out for that offer additional discounts off your purchase such as:
● Purple Dot
● Brown Dot
● Red Dot
● Pink Dot
● Pink Star
● Blue Dot
● Brown Diamond
● + Others
Finding certain symbols with certain codes can mean that your items are discounted anywhere from 10% – 25% and all the way down to a penny, so be sure to keep an eye out for a real score.
The cons of penny shopping
Now, just because you found a penny deal, doesn’t necessarily mean that the store you found it in will let you buy it. Basically, if it’s a penny item, it’s been removed from the store’s inventory, so depending on how the manager runs their store, you may end up walking away without your penny find. It’s hard to know until you cross that bridge, so fingers crossed!
What’s your deal has a complete copy of the penny items policy that you can review if you’re curious. Remember, penny hunting takes time and patience. You won’t be able to find these all the time, but howtoshopforfree.com mentions that Tuesday mornings are when penny deals often occur so this is when you want to be in the store, if possible.
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