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Dollar General clearances seasonal items generally starting at 25% off and going up to 90% off in week to biweekly increments. After the seasonal items have finished their clearance cycle, these items are supposed to be pulled off the shelves, returned to corp, donated, or destroyed. These items will then ring .01 at the register.

According to Customer Service (thanks, bbglfl), if a customer brings up .01 merchandise they are supposed to be sold to the customer - this instruction is located in the SOP manual at each store. Some store managers are adamant that they cannot be sold to the customer.

If you are refused sale of the penny items you bring to the register there are a few things you can do:

1) Tell the cashier/manager that CS specialists have said that the penny items brought to the register can be sold and it says so in the SOP manual. Explain that you will kindly wait if they'd like to go and look.

2) Call customer service and verify. It works best if you're still in the store. If you need the number, here it is: 1-800-678-9258

3) Walk away! Is it really worth arguing with management for a few penny items? I recently did this because it really wasn't worth my time and aggravation. I also value my relationship with the store in which I primarily shop. To me, it isn't worth possibly severing that great relationship for a couple of penny items.

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I have a question regarding this. I decided to go to my local DG store yesterday to try this out, but when I got there, they had signs up about the dot system. And I noticed that the yellow dot items were only 50%. So when does the 1 cent items happen? I have never seen that at my store. They have the dots and the stars but there are signs up on how much percentage you save if you find a specially marked item.

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I have a question regarding this. I decided to go to my local DG store yesterday to try this out, but when I got there, they had signs up about the dot system. And I noticed that the yellow dot items were only 50%. So when does the 1 cent items happen? I have never seen that at my store. They have the dots and the stars but there are signs up on how much percentage you save if you find a specially marked item.
It is certain colored dots that have been discontinued and when rang up they are a penny. Most of the time, the cashiers/managers are supposed to have already pulled these items to be sent back to corporate. Hth a little

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I have a question regarding this. I decided to go to my local DG store yesterday to try this out, but when I got there, they had signs up about the dot system. And I noticed that the yellow dot items were only 50%. So when does the 1 cent items happen? I have never seen that at my store. They have the dots and the stars but there are signs up on how much percentage you save if you find a specially marked item.
The 1 cent sales have been ongoing and are a YMMV item. If you find certain color dots they may ring up at 1 cent each. You want to have all those colored dots in your cart when you go to checkout that you want because they may finish removing them from the store after you leave. They may give you a hard time and not want to sell the items to you for 1 cent each. You need to have the phone number with you for Corporate Office just in case.

There won't be any signs up to let you know that they ring up at 1 cent. Pink, Blue, Green may be 1 cents each. Usually clearance or end of season items. You will find the correct dot colors on our DG site as we have a thread up for that.


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Penny items have pretty much been around a looooong time. It's how they put the DCd items into the system, so if someone brings them up and they ring at $0.01 they know to find the rest and pull them. Some managers are more diligent than others and pull the item once they get notified by corp. Others, not so much. And, since they're human, some just miss some here and there.

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Okay, I'm confused because there was an actual sign up at the Dollar Store that I visited. It plainly stated all yellow dot items are 50% off. No other offers. I didn't take the items to the cash register though to check to see if they rang up for 50% off or if they rang up for 1 cent. I thought that the sign they had was legit, so I didn't try it. So when are the items marked for 90% off?????

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Okay, I'm confused because there was an actual sign up at the Dollar Store that I visited. It plainly stated all yellow dot items are 50% off. No other offers. I didn't take the items to the cash register though to check to see if they rang up for 50% off or if they rang up for 1 cent. I thought that the sign they had was legit, so I didn't try it. So when are the items marked for 90% off?????

At my local store there was a sign that Yellow Dot was 70% off. JSYK.

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At my store, they will usually mark the holiday type items down 50%, then 75%, then 90%. They usually have clear signs. I have never found a one cent item. However, the managers at my store are very professional and on top of things. I assume they pull the one cent stuff.
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Yes. Yellow Dot clothing is 70% right now. It may go 90%, but idk when it will because it depends. Watch for signs and postings here.

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Okay, I'm confused because there was an actual sign up at the Dollar Store that I visited. It plainly stated all yellow dot items are 50% off. No other offers. I didn't take the items to the cash register though to check to see if they rang up for 50% off or if they rang up for 1 cent. I thought that the sign they had was legit, so I didn't try it. So when are the items marked for 90% off?????
When a sign is up like what your describing such as the yellow dots items are 50 % off, that is legit. You don't have to go to the register to check the prices on those. The percentage off may be different in different stores on their signs that are hanging up. This is decided on by the manager of that store and/or the corporation.

With the 1 cent items as described in this thread, those are just items that may or may not be in a store. It would depend on if the sales people in that store have pulled them all off the shelf or not. If you find any of the ones we have mentioned with those specific colors, those are the ones that would be 1 cent at the register. I specified the words those specific colors to let you know that only certain ones are the 1 cent if they are available. They are YMMV and not available in all stores.


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