Dollar General Corporation
Nov 20, 2008

Dollar General Kicks off Thanksgiving Week Promotions

Stores Promote Bargains All Week, Open at 7 A.M. on Nov. 27 and 28
with Limited-Time Bargains and Giveaways

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Dollar General gets a jump start on Black Friday by promoting bargains all week long. Dollar General's 8,300 stores are featuring special holiday deals a full week ahead of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, and Black Friday, Nov. 28, Dollar General is offering limited-time deals and specials including free reusable shopping bags to the first 50 customers on both days.

"We know the day after Thanksgiving is a hectic one for shoppers. We want everyone to be able to take advantage of the great holiday bargains at Dollar General, so we're offering bargains a full week ahead of the traditional Thanksgiving shopping weekend," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's CEO.

Starting the Sunday before Thanksgiving, customers can get an early start on deals such as:

And, there are extra special bargains for shoppers on Nov. 27 and 28. Doors open at 7 a.m. on these dates, and the first 50 shoppers on each day will receive a free reusable shopping bag. Special bargains include:

Simplify holiday shopping by planning ahead with Dollar General's holiday Web site at www.dollargeneral.com. You can search more than 500 items and build a shopping list that can be printed.

While shopping at Dollar General, don't miss your chance to be a winner with the Shop 'N Win Millionaire Sweepstakes. Now through Dec. 15, Dollar General is offering customers a special opportunity to win $1 million as well as hundreds of other exciting prizes. Shop any Dollar General store or visit www.dollargeneral.com for more details.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with more than 8,300 neighborhood stores. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time, Save money(R) by offering national branded items that are frequently used and replenished such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood stores. Dollar General is among the largest retailers of top-quality products made by America's most trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco and Fruit of the Loom.

SOURCE: Dollar General

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