Family Dollar vs Dollar General

DollarGeneralFamilyDollarI feel bad admitting this, but I prefer Dollar General over Family Dollar most of the time. According to Consumer Reports when they compared Wal Mart, Target, Family Dollar, Dollar General and the local grocery store, Dollar General and Wal Mart had the best prices. Wal Mart of course, beat Dollar General, but the average time people spent in Dollar GEneral was only 10 minutes due to quick parking and short check out lines. And, I have noticed the prices are usually only pennies off, Wal Mart does almost everything $.98 and Dollar General rounds up to the nearest $1. Anyway, that being said, I was pleasantly surprised to see both stores had quite a few of the same items on sale this week. Check em out:

DG Charmin Basic Bath Tissue 20 Double Rolls $9
FD Charmin Basic Big Squeeze 12 rolls $5
$1/1 Charmin Product, exp. 3/31/14 (Align Product Insert)
$0.25/1 Charmin Product, exp. 2/28/13 (P&G 01/27/13)
$0.25/1 Charmin Product, exp. 1/31/13 (P&G 12/30/12)
DG Wins!

DG Pepsi 12 pk cans, 6 pk Bottles (or 8 where available) 3 for $9
FD Pepsi 12 pk cans 3 for $9
Price is the same, but DG include the 6 pk of bottles

DG Bounty Paper Towels 6 Roll $5.50
FD Bounty Paper Towels 6 Roll $5
$1 off Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 3/31/14 (Align Product Insert)
$0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 2/28/13 (P&G 01/27/13)
$0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 1/31/13 (P&G 12/30/12)
FD Wins!

DG Ritz 11.3 oz Crackers $2.25
FD Ritz 11.3 oz Crackers $2
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, exp. 3/10/13 (SS 01/27/13 R)
$1/2 Nabisco Product, exp. 2/18/13 (SS 01/06/13 R)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Product, exp. 2/18/13 (SS 01/06/13 R)
FD WINS!

DG DiGiorno Pizza 2 for $9
FD DiGiorno Pizza $5
B2G1 DiGiorno Pizza, exp. 2/9/13 (RP 01/27/13 #2)
DG WINS!

DG Lay’s Chips B2G1 Free Regular Price $3.50
FD LLays ay’s Chips 2 for $4 with Store Coupon
FD Wins!

DG Vidal Sassoon Shampoo, Conditioner 25.3 oz or Styling 8.7-14 oz $4 ($.17 an oz)
FD Vidal Sassoon Shampoo or Conditioner 12 oz $2.50 ($.20 an oz)
$1/1 Vidal Sassoon Styling Aid, exp. 2/28/13 (P&G 01/27/13)
$1/2 Vidal Sassoon Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 2/28/13 (P&G 01/27/13)
$2/1 Vidal Sassoon Hair Color, exp. 2/28/13 (P&G 01/27/13)
DG WINS!

DG Old Spice Deoderant 4.5 oz Twin Pack and Body Wash $3.50
FD Old Spice Body Spray, Body Wash or Deoderant $3.50
$1/2 Old Spice Product, exp. 2/28/13 (P&G 01/27/13)
$1/2 Old Spice Product, exp. 1/31/13 (P&G 12/30/12)
DG Wins!

DG Pampers Jumbo Diapers $10.50
FD Pampers Jumbo Pack $9.50
$1 off Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 2/28/13 (P&G 01/27/13)
$2 off Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 1/31/13 (P&G 12/30/12)
$1.50/1 Pampers Baby Dry Diapers printable
$1.50/1 Pampers Baby Dry Diapers printable
FD WINS!

DG Pepto Bismol 8 oz or 24 ct $3.50
FD Pepto Bismol 8 oz $3.25
$0.50/1 Pepto Product, exp. 2/28/13 (P&G 01/27/13)
$0.50/1 Pepto Product, exp. 1/31/13 (P&G 12/30/12)
FD WINS!

Overall, it’s basically a tie on the ad prices. But when you factor in that you can combine the DG sale prices, with coupons, and use a $5 off $25 then they might come out in the lead this week.

Anyway! Your thoughts are welcome! What store do you prefer?


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Comments

  1. I love my little Dollar General. We have both a Dollar General & a Walmart Express in our little town. Dollar General has had their milk at $2 a gallon for months now – on down the road in the next town it’s priced around $3 for Great Value & almost $5 for Highland. Their eggs are much, much cheaper too. For quite awhile they were .50 a dozen but they raised them recently to .95 a dozen, a really steal compared to around $2 a dozen & more everywhere else.

    All that aside, I love that I can send my dh an email at work & ask him to pick up milk on his way home. :o)

  2. I’m a fan of my local DG too. They will key in the Sat code for discount without a receipt. I have been in other stores that won’t. Tried using coupons at the nearest FD. Only had 3 but they wouldn’t allow them since they beeped. Had no idea how to put them in. Don’t ever go in there now.

    Using the B2G1 Digiorno Pizza coupon will make for a great deal at Dollar General, too, if they have them in stock. Buy them on a Sat with the discount and the total is 6.60 (or 2.20 a piece). That makes each pizza around 2.50 each with tax.

  3. marlenahinton says:

    I WAS JUST IN STORE IN TOLEDO ON CHERRY ST. AND FOUND OUT THAT ANY ITEMS ON CLEARANCE below 50 cent are throw away, my subjection is why not put a box and give it to the salvation army and then you can get a tax right off and also help the community, please thank about it

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