Monday, September 29, 2014

Dollar General Hosts Customer Appreciation Event in Pittsfield, Mass.

Celebration includes donations to local schools, free gift cards and giveaways

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – September 29, 2014 – Dollar General will host a specialCustomer Appreciation Event this Saturday, October 4 beginning at 8 a.m. at its recently-opened store at 2 Callahan Drive in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to thank customers and the local community for its support since the store’s opening in August. 

The event will include free $10 Dollar General gift cards to the first 100 adult shoppers and tote bags for the first 200 adult shoppers, in addition to other giveaways.  The Dollar General Literacy Foundation will also award Stearns Elementary School with a grant to support local literacy initiatives. 

“Dollar General is excited to host this Customer Appreciation Event for the Pittsfield community to show our gratitude for welcoming us to the community,” said John Bohl, Dollar General local district manager. “We continue to be committed to helping area residents save time and money on a wide variety of merchandise while being good community citizens through our mission of Serving Others and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.”

Now and in the coming months, Dollar General will carry a selection of items to prepare for the upcoming holidays with national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, decorations, cleaning supplies, apparel and health/beauty products. Customers can also save more on Dollar General’s everyday low prices by using its new Digital Coupons program, available on the Dollar General app and online at

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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 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 11,500 stores in 40 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 Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit

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