Posted by William Charles on November 6, 2018
Manufactured Spending

Published on November 6th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Dollar General: Buy $50 In Select Giftcards, Save $10 (Uber, Darden, Applebee, GameStop, iHop & Hulu) $5 Off $30 In Some Locations

Update: Seems like a lot of locations are $5 off $30+ instead of this $10 off $50+ deal.

The Offer

Couldn’t find in weekly circular, but shows up in store

  • Dollar general is offering a $10 instant discount if you buy $50 in select gift cards. Eligible gift cards are: Darden, Applebee, GameStop, iHop, Uber, VGC, Hulu

The Fine Print

  • Valid from November 4th until november 10th

Our Verdict

I can’t really tell if that VGC really means Visa gift card or it’s some weird part of the Uber deal and it means virtual gift card (update: according to this comment it means variable uber). I hope it’s the former. Not all Dollar General stores will allow credit cards on gift card purchases so keep that in mind. If anybody gives it a go, share your experiences in the comments below.

Hat tip to reader AllwaysLearning22



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Wyle
Wyle

Not to be the grammar Nazi, but I don’t see a comma between “Uber” and “VGC” like there is for the rest of the list, so I’m guessing they’re not separate items.

Ben
Ben

Unless other people have DPs. DG does not allow credit card to purchase VISA/MC GC

Kyle Shanahan
Kyle Shanahan

Its for the Uber Variable gift card not the set amount one for $25

heather
heather

Anybody know if it works on more than one card at a time?

Ado
Ado

It has worked in the past without issues, you just have to do seperate transaction per each card.

AG
AG

In Charlotte I tried two stores and the discount was $5 off 50 for a gamestop Gc.

R2G2
R2G2

Dp- my dollar general only had Applebee’s on rack, no ad, rang up $45 for $50 card

R2G2
R2G2

This time diffrent store, GameStop GC, same result

Chase
Chase

My store is signed as $5 off $30. Also, they do accept credit cards for third party gift cards, just not on prepaid MC/Visa cards (per corporate), so if they try to tell you otherwise, don’t buy it 😉 I have purchased multiple cards in one transaction and the discount applied to each one, so you shouldn’t have to split them up.

Sal
Sal

$5 off in NYC

topciu
topciu

$5 off total or for each $50 loaded ( $50 off a 500 card ) ?

Ray
Ray

No, just a single $5

Patrick
Patrick

Anyone successful in finding the 20% discount? I’m only getting 10% ($5 off $50)

TravelerMSY
TravelerMSY

I got $5 off loading $50 to a variable load Uber. No signage in store.

Fwiw my local dollar general has the same mcc as a warehouse store, so use Discover.

Bobby
Bobby

It’s only taking 5 off 50 at my locations. Anyone else having the same problem?

Bryan X M
Bryan X M

In MA it is $5 off $30 purchase. Tried $25 and it didn’t work. Letting you guys know.

COL
COL

So here is the deal. Registers are hard-coded in a weird way. For all of you only seeing $5 discount. The discount actually kicks in once you hit $30. So, you can ring your first card at $30 with a $5 discount, and the rest of your cards you can get them for $25 with a $5 discount on each (your 20%). I have done it twice in two separate stores and worked like a charm.

COL
COL

Forgot to mention. I did this on GS cards, but I assume it is the same for other 3rd party GCs

Ferris
Ferris

Had a weird incident yesterday. Bought 9 Gamestop $30 GCs. 8 rang up with $10 discount and one was $5 off. Location 2 was $5 off for everything. Strange, but thought I’d share.

Lisa
Lisa

No discount at all was ringing up at the register. So they’ve posted that they simply won’t honor the ad.

Ferris
Ferris

You’re thinking of the wrong promo. This one ended November 10th and I saw no reports of the 5/30 not working correctly. There was just a glitch in the system that started at some point in the week giving off $10 for amounts that werent 50. The current one for this week wasn’t ringing up and so DG nixed it.

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