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Dollar General Celebrates Thanksgiving with a Week Full of Special Deals

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Limited-time offers begin Sunday, Nov. 21</i> </p>

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dollar General Celebrates Thanksgiving with a Week Full of Special Deals11:35 EST Thursday, November 18, 2010 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (Business Wire) -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is giving “Black Friday” bargain hunters a jump-start to holiday shopping by offering sale prices starting Sunday, Nov. 21. In addition, the discount retailer is providing convenience to Thanksgiving Day shoppers. All stores will open at 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, and “Black Friday,” Nov. 26. “While our customers rely on us for value and savings every day, they'll find even more bargains throughout the holiday shopping season,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief merchandising officer. “We've put together some extra special deals to help our customers stretch their dollars even farther during the busy week of Thanksgiving.” Pre-Thanksgiving specials begin Sunday, Nov. 21 and run through Nov. 23. Customers can get a head-start on gifts as well as ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner. Dollar General's special savings during these days include: Toaster, hand mixer, 12-cup coffee maker, can opener or iron - $5 eachAs Seen on TV® Microforce Wet/Dry Shaver, Buxton Cell Phone Wallet, Perfect Fit Button or Shoes Under - $5 eachAs Seen on TV® Snuggie - $10Infant or toddler sleepwear - $4Maxwell House® Wake Up Roast - $4.75Eveready® Gold AA and AAA 8-pack batteries – 2 for $4 On Thanksgiving Day, Dollar General will offer one-day only deals to shoppers. Special offers include: 1875W ConAir® hair dryer - $610 MP digital camera with 4x digital zoom - $35Simpleflix digital video camera - $20Polaroid® 2GB Music & Video player - $14jWin® Webcam compact series - $9Atari® or Pac-Man® TV video game - $10Holiday Style® 100-count Christmas mini-lights - $1Open Trails or Bobbie Brooks Men's, Ladies' or Kids' denim – starting at $8Hot Wheels® die cast cars – 2 for $1 About Dollar General Corporation Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!(R) by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 9,100 stores in 35 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com. Dollar GeneralTawn Earnest, 615-855-5209orEmily Weiss, 615-855-5210