Dollar General Penny Items *BREAKING NEWS*
We’ve just received word that Dollar General has updated their Penny policy! In other words, Dollar General has changed the way it sells items for a penny. Read on to learn about the changes, and what it means to penny shoppers like us!
What is Dollar General Penny Item Master List?
While some stores don’t know how to do clearance, DG is one of the best. Dollar General Penny List Items are just what they sound like, they’re marked down to only 1 cent! Penny items are an inventory situation. For example, when an item “pennies out” — or price changes to $.01 — it’s to alert sales staff that they should remove the product(s) from inventory. In other words, they are supposed to take the items off store shelves.
But, their policy up until now stated that they were supposed to sell penny items, left on shelves, to customers who found them.
Why do some product prices reduce to a Penny?
Penny Items at Dollar General have either been hard to sell, are discontinued products or after Holiday close outs.
Maybe in some areas a certain product doesn’t sell. DG will mark them down in steps, all the way down to 90% off clearance.Then, if there’s any left, they discount them to a penny.
Often, manufacturers will stop making a certain product. Maybe it’s Tide and they want to change the scent. Or, maybe they change the size of the product. Either way, they’ll discontinue the old version. And as a result, they’ll close them out all the way down to the 1¢ sale.
Of course, Holiday close-outs are popular in most stores. For example, after Valentine’s Day, stores close out chocolates and candy, and other holiday-themed items at a step-down sale discount. In other words, they’ll start at maybe 50% off, and after a set amount of time they’ll increase the discount to 75% off and so on. It’s at the end of those mark-downs that the penny items happen!
The reason Dollar General discounts all the way to a penny is to alert sales associates that it’s time to pull the merchandise from store shelves, to be donated to places such as Goodwill, or to be destroyed.
Official Dollar General Penny Items Policy
Please keep in mind that although DG clearly states in their official policy that items are to be sold, not all stores will comply. Some managers may refuse to sell penny items. We have heard reports of both. Some people are able to find penny items regularly, and some cannot find them. Some readers who work at DG or worked there in the past also shared their very different experiences with penny items.
Special thanks to Tiffany for sharing this official policy in our Facebook Group!
Tips for Dollar General Penny Shopping
Get there early! Try getting to the store right when they open on Tuesday (or whichever day it is, based on your location and whether Tuesday was a Holiday).
Scan EVERYTHING! You can use the scanner on the free Dollar General app.
And don’t forget, you can get DG store coupons on their website and app!
Updated Penny Item Policy!
This policy was updated recently, and shared by a DG manager. Thanks to fan, Jeanette, for sharing it with us!
Purchasing/selling “Penny” items
Employees are NEVER allowed to take or buy penny items. When an item rings up for $.01, it means that the item has been marked down and removed from inventory. If a customer attempts to purchase a penny item, you should sell them ONE item, ask them where they found the item in the store, and remove all of that item from the sales floor.
Don’t miss the current Dollar General Penny List!