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Family Dollar Counts Down the Eight Days to Christmas

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Hundreds of $5 Toys and Gifts, Additional Discounts and Expanded Hours Make the Season Easier for the Holiday Shopper</i> </p>

Friday, December 17, 2010

Family Dollar Counts Down the Eight Days to Christmas10:43 EST Friday, December 17, 2010 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO) is ready to tie up the holidays in a bow with a final push for the final “eight days to Christmas.” Beginning on Friday, December 17, last minute gift givers and party planners can count on Family Dollar for hundreds of $5 toy and gift ideas, 10% off toy purchases of $100 or more and new extended store hours. To accommodate holiday shoppers' busy schedules, all Family Dollar store locations will stay open until 10 p.m. Last minute shoppers will also be able to fill their stockings as all stores will be open 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. on December 24th. “Being a compelling place to shop means being there when our customers need us,” said Don Hamblen, Senior Vice President – Customer Marketing. “The holidays are a busy time for everyone, and we want to make sure this last week before Christmas is a fun, festive and convenient time for our customers.” Dedicated to being a one-stop-shopping destination, Family Dollar stores are offering more deals this holiday season than ever before. From kids' favorites like Disney Play Huts and full-function Radio Control Kid Cruisers to hot-priced electronics, Family Dollar has something for everyone. For more information on Family Dollar's holiday variety and great gift ideas, please visit www.familydollar.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/familydollar. About Family Dollar: Family Dollar offers a core assortment of name-brand and quality consumable merchandise supplemented by fashion and seasonal merchandise at everyday low prices. The Company currently operates more than 6,800 stores in 44 states. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is based in Matthews, North Carolina, is a publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com. Family DollarJoshua Braverman, Public Relations Manager704-814-3447jbraverman@familydollar.comhttp://www.familydollar.com