Monday, August 13, 2012

Save Big on Back-to-School with Dollar General

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's time for back-to-school shopping.  School supply lists have been posted, and parents everywhere are scrambling to get the pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, glue, and everything else on them. 

Our back-to-school shopping needs have changed, now that I only have one kid in school - and he's going to be a junior in college.  I don't even know what kinds of things he needs for school.  I think it's probably something simple like new notebooks and some pens, because he's already got all the stuff for his dorm room, and he has his computer, and pretty much everything he needs.  The big year for school shopping was a couple years ago, before his freshman year of college.  That was the year we had to get the sheets and the towels, the storage crates, the mini fridge, and all the other things he needed for his dorm room.  I wish I had thought to shop at Dollar General!

Dollar General calls itself the nation's largest small-box discount retailer.  What does that mean?  They carry a carefully edited assortment of the most popular brands at low everyday prices in small, convenient locations.  Basically, they have the things you need, and they sell them at good prices.  I've often wondered why we really need so many choices in our stores.  A notebook is a notebook is a notebook - seriously.  Why do I need 20 million choices when I'm just going to buy the cheapest one?  The same thing goes for pretty much everything on those back-to-school lists.
Besides offering the things you need for back-to-school or back to campus at everyday low prices, Dollar General offers even more savings with a changing mobile coupon. Mobile phone users simply need to scan the QR Code (at right) OR text "bts" to 34898 to get the current coupon.  I just downloaded an app for scanning QR codes, so I'll have to try it!  There may just be something Cory needs for school this year...  Or that I can't resist because it's such a good deal.  You should see how many notebooks, folders, book covers, glue sticks, pens and pencils we still have downstairs because I always bought more than the kids actually needed - because it was such a good deal.  I would have really been in trouble with Back to School Saving from Dollar General!
Anyway, if you've still got Back-to-School shopping to do, be sure to scan the code and get your mobile coupon and head to Dollar General.  You can save some money and some time.
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