Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dollar General Comes to California

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a new couponer, I have heard so much about the great deals at the Dollar General. Along with offering low prices, the Dollar General accepts manufacturers coupons as well as releasing their own. Until recently I’ve never been able to enjoy the deals I was reading about as I didn’t have a local Dollar General. I no longer have to feel left out of the savings loop, because Dollar General is now in California. Needless to say I was really excited when I learned that not only was the Dollar General coming to my area (Bakersfield, CA) but we were getting two stores!  Whoo-hoo!
 This was my first trip into the brand new Dollar General in Bakersfield. I had no idea what to expect but I’m happy to say that it exceeded my expectations. It was very clean and organized. I was initially thinking that I might find a lot of no name brand items, but was happy to see mostly name brands that I recognized and at a great discount. The discount was normally of a dollar or more and very few items were priced the same as other stores.  The Dollar General located closest to my home carries just about everything you need all in one trip and I mean everything. Dollar General has stuff for home, home cleaning products, baby care, toiletries, toys, pet care, cosmetics, and food. Food wise I found just about everything including refrigerated/frozen items like milk, eggs, cheese, lunchmeat and frozen pizzas. The only thing they didn’t have were meats. Some Dollar General Stores have full Markets were you can purchase all your groceries. While we have one of the Dollar General Markets in Bakersfield I didn’t go to that particular store. You can find your closest Dollar General Market here: The layout reminded me very much of a Drugstore, just without the pharmacy and with more variety and products.
 After walking around the Dollar General several times and just checking everything out.  I made my way back into the cosmetics section (I can never help myself!) and picked up a bottle of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Blue It for $2.50, Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes for $8.00 and a bottle of Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask for only $3.00 which I have been looking for, forever! I’m not the only one who walked out with goodies. My 3 yr old found a few things that he like as well, I liked them too as they were really inexpensive. He picked up a Bow and Arrow Play set for $2.00 and two coloring books for $1 apiece.  We walked out with several goodies for each of us and spent less than $20. Win! And that wasn’t even with coupons¸ can’t wait to go back next time armed with my coupons for some major savings.
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 Dollar General has a commitment to literacy. Helping members of the community learn to read, speak English and receive their GED’s.
"Dollar General's commitment to literacy is an integral part of the company's culture. In fact, Dollar General's co-founder, J. L. Turner, was functionally illiterate when he started the company.

Dollar General believes learning to read, receiving your GED or learning the English language is an investment that opens doorways for personal, professional and economic growth. That is why our commitment to literacy remains strong. It is the one gift that no one can take away—the one gift that last lifetime."

 I will definitely be going back to the Dollar General very soon.  Be sure to “Like” Dollar General Facebook as well as signing up on  Dollar General website for their emails and text message alerts for the latest deals.   Find Dollar General in California.
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