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Aug 24

Dollar General is Heading to the Dorm

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Save money by shopping Dollar General for Back to School & Dorm supplies

On Friday, Malik will be leaving to begin his 3rd year at Bowie State University, so last Saturday he and I did his annual “Back to the Dorm” shopping. 

I can still remember his first year at college and how we practically broke the bank buying supplies that he really didn’t need nor want and wasted a lot of money. 

saving money shopping at Dollar General

Last year we made sure to only purchase items that he absolutely needed or items that we didn’t already have in the linen closet.  No more new sheets and towels because we had plenty at home, “strip the bed not your savings”!

 

Dorm life is not for living in the lap of luxury, therefore, it is not necessary to purchase new dorm sheets, towels and pillow cases every year!

 

no pillows just a rug

He didn’t need pillows but does need a rug

 

Our first stop was to Dollar General where he was able to purchase most if not all of his dorm supplies.  Dollar General has a large selection of name brand items including Tide, Gain, Dove, Brut and Hanes all at everyday low prices. 

shopping for dorm supplies

toiletries from Dollar General

Malik worked hard during the summer at Amazon so he understands the value of a dollar, therefore, he was very conscience about his purchases and only put in the cart what he absolutely needed.  

However, he couldn’t pass up the automotive supplies even though his car will remain parked at home.

auto supplies

Dollar General carries a large selection of cleaning supplies, health and beauty products, toiletries, storage containers, small appliances, clothing, beverages and snacks.

detergent at Dollar General small appliances at Dollar General Red Cups cleaning supplies

clothing at Dollar General snack and beverages

 

 

Go Phones at Dollar General slippers and sweat pants

If you have a son or daughter entering college and have received a list of must needed items, make sure to scrub that list to ensure your student will actually use the items.  

Not everyone drinks coffee so pass up on that appliance!

small appliances may not be allowed in a dorm

You can save even more money by shopping at a local Dollar General to purchase the most needed items.

organization products

paper products for all ages

 
Get cash for your iPhone!

Dollar General accepts manufacturer’s’ coupons and they also have online digital coupons, just text JOIN to 34898 to sign up.

all his dorm supplies from Dollar General

Whether you have a college bound student or one that will be entering elementary or high school  I am sure Dollar General will have many of the supplies on their list.  

Start the year off right by saving on school and dorm supplies at Dollar General. 

Tip – purchase Detergent Pods as they are easier to transport to the dorm’s laundry room as opposed to large bottles of detergent and fabric softeners.

Tide Pods for better for doing laundry in the dorm

DISCLOSURE: This is not a sponsored post – just a tip from a money saving mother #msm

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  1. imagesbytdashfield

    I cannot get over how grown up he is looking!

    1. DelBlogger

      I know, he is no longer my little baby!

  2. Andrea Bates

    They really do have so much there!!! What a steal some of it must have been, too.

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, I hadn’t been in a Dollar General in years and was glad they had all the things that he needed.

  3. Lynette

    Dollar General was my go-to spot when I was in college many years ago, too. There was one very near our campus in walking distance.

    1. DelBlogger

      I am glad they had almost everything he needed for a low price.

  4. awomansworkweb

    Which Dollar General do you prefer?

    1. DelBlogger

      This was the one in Townsend but I might go to the one in Glasgow which is newer. I however, like the one off of Route 40 across from Fox Run Shopping Center.

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