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Dollar General Launches Shopping Weekend With Thanksgiving Day Bargains

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dollar General Launches Shopping Weekend With Thanksgiving Day Bargains09:36 EST Monday, November 21, 2011GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Friday bargain-hunters will get a head-start on their holiday shopping at Dollar General (NYSE:DG) when the discount retailer activates "Black Friday" bargains on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Dollar General is also providing a convenient shopping option for the Thanksgiving weekend. All stores will open at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 – Saturday, Nov. 26. "We're excited to offer our customers convenience and value this holiday season," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief merchandising officer. "We have great bargains to help our customers stretch their dollars during the Thanksgiving holiday. And, bargain hunters will love the easy shopping and early deals on Thanksgiving Day." Dollar General will offer one-day only deals to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day. Some of the great bargains include:Garmin Nuvi 30 GPS - $65Atari Flashback 3 - $25Paper Jamz guitar - $87-inch High Resolution Color Display e-Reader - $50Polaroid 4GB Touch Screen Music and Video Player - $25Digital Video Camera - $20Hot Wheels Basic Cars – 2 for $1.25Disney Play Pal Pillow - $15 Customers who don't make it out on Thanksgiving Day will be delighted to see more great bargains through the holiday weekend, Thursday, Nov. 24 – Saturday, Nov. 26. These bargains include:Men's, Ladies' and Kids' denim - $8 TracFone LG500G - $15Assorted electric cookware, including 5-quart slow cooker, 4-slice toaster, 5-speed stand mixer, 12-inch electric skillet - $15 eachElectronic games - $28Recordable photo album - $15 About Dollar General CorporationDollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® 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 9,800 stores in 38 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.Tawn Earnesttearnest@dollargeneral.com 615-855-5209Emily Weissemweiss@dollargeneral.com 615-855-5210This information was brought to you by Cision http://www.cisionwire.com http://www.cisionwire.com/dollar-general/r/dollar-general-launches-shopping-weekend-with-thanksgiving-day-bargains,c9189076The following files are available for download:wkr0005.pdf PDF