Dollar General's back-to-school sale has hundreds of items available for $1

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Consumers can stock up on supplies for the new school year at a low price

While most students are enjoying their summer break, parents and teachers are gearing up for the imminent back-to-school season. 

To help consumers stock up on a budget, Dollar General is hosting a back-to-school sale that features hundreds of items available for just $1. 

“Dollar General has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years – helping them save time and money by offering access and affordability to everyday essentials through a convenient shopping experience and this back-to-school season is no exception,” Katie Ellison, senior PR manager at Dollar General told ConsumerAffairs. 

“Customers can take advantage of our incredible back-to-school deals in-store right now! As an example, this upcoming week (7/30-8/5), shoppers can get a 24-pack of crayons, ruler, and pencil sharpener all for $1 and 2 one-subject notebooks for $1,” Ellison said. “With 100+ back-to-school items priced at $1 or less, there’s no better place to stock up on quality supplies for school-aged kids.” 

What’s on sale?

Dollar General’s back-to-school sale is expected to run through the first few weeks of September, giving parents and teachers plenty of time to check everything off their lists. While hundreds of items are priced at $1, shoppers can also score supplies for even less than that. 

Here are some of the sale items: 

  • 24-count Crayola Crayons: $0.50 

  • Two-pocket plastic portfolio folder: $0.33

  • 1-Subject wide ruled notebook: $0.50

  • 8-count #2 pencils: $0.75

  • 12-Count Crayola pre-sharpened colored pencils: $1.00

  • 7-Count mechanical pencils: $1.00

  • 125 sheets of filler paper: $1.00

  • 2-Pack of invisible tape: $1.00

  • 2-Count gel pens: $1.00

  • 5,000-Count pack of staples: $1.00

  • 3-Count composition notebooks: $1.00

  • 10-Count black pens: $1.00

  • 5-Count dividers: $1.00

Shoppers can find more deals on school supplies over the next few months at Dollar General. As back-to-school season ramps up, the discount store will be offering shoppers $2 off school supply purchases of at least $10, while myDG rewards members will get more discounts and coupons to use on school supplies. Additionally, sales and coupons change on a weekly basis, so shoppers should keep their eyes peeled if they’re waiting on discounts for specific items. 

Teachers can save too

Dollar General is also offering exclusive discounts for teachers. Teachers who verify their active status in the myDG rewards program will receive a 30% off coupon for all school supplies and housewares purchases. 

In addition, teachers can save on their classroom favorites. Everything from art supplies to cleaning supplies will be on sale through September 15 – Lysol wipes, storage bins, paper towels, tissues, Sharpies, bulletin board decorations, poster boards, scissors, chalk, and more. 

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