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Dollar General's Annual Gift Card Sale Returns


#31 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8446 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 02:24 AM

The sale is over.  Now, I'm going to cry every time I see a Dollar General.

 

Oh, wait.  I already do that.  8-[



#32 indieman  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:15 AM

Do I went in today to a dollar general and I was able to snag one $500 card for $425.. then I tried to do it again and they got an error. The clerk rushed me away and told me that I can't buy more than one... WTF. After I gave her some time and I cleared my head, I thought maybe the system is doing this as a preventative measure of mistakenly redeeming two cards which makes sense... Anyway, I'm so happy I guess. I guess I'll only be getting a PS5 or an Xbox one, whichever comes first

#33 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5586 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

anotherpoorgamer

Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:29 AM

The sale is over.  Now, I'm going to cry every time I see a Dollar General.

 

Oh, wait.  I already do that.  8-[

It's okay, I cry every time I leave a Dollar General. 15% off is barely worth it, but I still go anyway.

I still hope some day I can afford even just one $500 Gamestop card.



#34 flooderdooden  

flooderdooden

Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:41 AM

Do I went in today to a dollar general and I was able to snag one $500 card for $425.. then I tried to do it again and they got an error. The clerk rushed me away and told me that I can't buy more than one... WTF. After I gave her some time and I cleared my head, I thought maybe the system is doing this as a preventative measure of mistakenly redeeming two cards which makes sense... Anyway, I'm so happy I guess. I guess I'll only be getting a PS5 or an Xbox one, whichever comes first

 

Just curious, was it an error on Dollar General’s end? The reason I ask is because it wouldn’t be a stretch for the second transaction to get mistakenly flagged as a fraud prevention measure if you were using a card to pay. Even though it’s the holiday season, I’m guessing banking institutions still have those automated risk mitigation algorithms in place that would lock down a card if multiple large transactions of the same price point come rolling through.

 

Either way though, congrats on the pick up, and hope you enjoy whichever console you decide upon! 



#35 indieman  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:19 AM

Just curious, was it an error on Dollar General’s end? The reason I ask is because it wouldn’t be a stretch for the second transaction to get mistakenly flagged as a fraud prevention measure if you were using a card to pay. Even though it’s the holiday season, I’m guessing banking institutions still have those automated risk mitigation algorithms in place that would lock down a card if multiple large transactions of the same price point come rolling through.

 

Either way though, congrats on the pick up, and hope you enjoy whichever console you decide upon! 

Forgive my typos from above. I used cash. I don't carry around my debit card with me and they didn't have the "tap to pay" function. I learn for next time. I honestly don't know what happened. After the manager told me to have a nice day in a hurry, I turned back to look at him on my walk-of-shame out of the store after he told an employee that needed help to hold on, and saw him squinting to read the print of the error on the receipt that the computer gave him.



#36 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8446 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 02:27 PM

It's okay, I cry every time I leave a Dollar General. 15% off is barely worth it, but I still go anyway.

I still hope some day I can afford even just one $500 Gamestop card.

Yes, it was a great deal for anyone who had the scratch to be able to buy a next-gen console this year.  As the years pass, I realize that I own too many games already, so the GameStop and Xbox cards that I bought were "just in case" cards to use if a good sale comes along. 

 

I might use the GameStop card to re-up on my Pro membership in January, but I hate going into GameStop right now as it is since they're always trying to get me to renew the Pro early or to sell me warranties for stuff in order to meet their numbers.  Sheesh!  :wall:



#37 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5586 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:00 PM

Yes, it was a great deal for anyone who had the scratch to be able to buy a next-gen console this year.  As the years pass, I realize that I own too many games already, so the GameStop and Xbox cards that I bought were "just in case" cards to use if a good sale comes along. 

 

I might use the GameStop card to re-up on my Pro membership in January, but I hate going into GameStop right now as it is since they're always trying to get me to renew the Pro early or to sell me warranties for stuff in order to meet their numbers.  Sheesh!  :wall:

Shoot, I only got a Gamestop card to buy last generation games. Must be nice for those with the scratch to get a next-generation console and/or games.  I'm trying to just scrape up the scratch and content for a used slim PS4 and an original Xbox One VCR.  

Deep down, my gut and the back of my mind is telling me, don't settle for the lesser models; get a PS4 Pro and an Xbox One X.  I still got a bunch of PS3/360 games I eventually want to play though. 

I'm thinking of renewing using my Pro rewards points. 

My local Gamestop's manager has it out for me or something.  Never a pleasant experience or just my luck I always catch her on a bad day.

Edit: Looks like this new ad for Dollar General shows Buy two 3 Month PlayStation Plus cards for $24.99 each and save $5.  Same story with Google Play cards if that's your thing.

Not a great sale, but still something worth mentioning.  In all honesty, I gave up on PS+ when Sony gave up giving "free" PS3 and Vita titles.



#38 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8446 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:39 PM

And in keeping with the spirit of the Dollar General thread, this week's coupon deal is $5 off of a purchase of any two of the following cards. 

 

Chili's

Cracker Barrel

Domino's 

Google Play ($25 card shown in the weekly ad)

PlayStation Plus (3 month (?) membership shown in the weekly ad)

 

The offer excludes all $10 restaurant cards and the $10 Google Play cards.  Good through 12/12/2020.

 

There is also a digital coupon for 15% off of a Cabela's or Bass Pro Shop gift card.  It must be added to your Dollar General Rewards  account online, and it expires on 12/12/2020.  

 

https://coupons.doll...al.com/coupons/

 

Heaven help you if you ask about any of these deals in-store.  They won't have any clue about what you're talking about.



#39 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5586 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 05:07 PM

And in keeping with the spirit of the Dollar General thread, this week's coupon deal is $5 off of a purchase of any two of the following cards. 

 

Chili's

Cracker Barrel

Domino's 

Google Play ($25 card shown in the weekly ad)

PlayStation Plus (1-year membership shown in the weekly ad)

 

The offer excludes all $10 restaurant cards and the $10 Google Play cards.  Good through 12/12/2020.

 

There is also a digital coupon for 15% off of a Cabela's or Bass Pro Shop gift card.  It must be added to your Dollar General Rewards  account online, and it expires on 12/12/2020.  

 

https://coupons.doll...al.com/coupons/

 

Heaven help you if you ask about any of these deals in-store.  They won't have any clue about what you're talking about.

I thought it was a 3 month card.  Seems even worse of a deal now.



#40 flooderdooden  

flooderdooden

Posted 06 December 2020 - 08:35 PM

Shoot, I only got a Gamestop card to buy last generation games. Must be nice for those with the scratch to get a next-generation console and/or games.  I'm trying to just scrape up the scratch and content for a used slim PS4 and an original Xbox One VCR.  

Deep down, my gut and the back of my mind is telling me, don't settle for the lesser models; get a PS4 Pro and an Xbox One X.  I still got a bunch of PS3/360 games I eventually want to play though. 

I'm thinking of renewing using my Pro rewards points. 

My local Gamestop's manager has it out for me or something.  Never a pleasant experience or just my luck I always catch her on a bad day.

Edit: Looks like this new ad for Dollar General shows Buy two 3 Month PlayStation Plus cards for $24.99 each and save $5.  Same story with Google Play cards if that's your thing.

Not a great sale, but still something worth mentioning.  In all honesty, I gave up on PS+ when Sony gave up giving "free" PS3 and Vita titles.

 

For what it’s worth, if you’re looking ahead to purchase consoles from either the Xbox One/PS4 generations, it might be worth skipping that generation entirely and instead saving the extra funds for a Series X/PS5. Granted, the console pricing for old gen will be more affordable, but given that both of the latest consoles essentially play all the games from the previous PS4/Xbox One generation (and oftentimes better, especially when looking at load times), it would almost be a bit of hardware future-proofing for you to bypass it entirely. You won’t miss out on the best games of that era either, and they’ll still be dirt cheap price-wise.

 

Just from my experience, I was originally intending on waiting to get the PS5 like a lot of people, but when Sony sent me an invite to order directly from their site and threw in the promotion of getting 10x the points on my CC for the purchase (essentially a 10% discount), I decided I might as well early adopt. And after getting it set up, I’m glad I did. It’s admittedly a huge chonk of a machine, but it essentially retired my PS4 and allowed me to pull the PS3 back out too. For the foreseeable future, I’m using it as a supercharged PS4. I’m not super stoked about the new generation’s $70 price point for games, but in true CAG fashion I can happily wait for them to drop. All of my gaming pick-ups this holiday season were still firmly PS4 titles.

 

So again, if you still have PS3/360 games you want to play, I’d say do it. And in the meantime, save up what/where you can for current generation hardware, knowing that you’ll play the best versions of PS4/Xbox One games when you do. Heck, given the supply chain issues right now with both systems, you may find that the extra time saving for a new console may align perfectly with when you can find one. Just some thoughts.



#41 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8446 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 11:39 PM

I thought it was a 3 month card.  Seems even worse of a deal now.

I think you might be right.  I will change it in my post, but there isn't a way to magnify the ad online for me to see it more clearer, so it looks the one that is $24.99.



#42 abbabaab   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   2041 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 11:53 PM

I think you might be right.  I will change it in my post, but there isn't a way to magnify the ad online for me to see it more clearer, so it looks the one that is $24.99.

If you're on the weekly ad, you can click on the ad page to bring up a slightly more zoomed-in version of the image. Can confirm it's the $24.99 3-month card.



#43 RidgeRuns4Fun  

RidgeRuns4Fun

Posted 08 December 2020 - 02:31 PM

I was able to purchase a $500 card. The manager informed me, however, that they would not accept Debit or Credit so I had to make a hasty run to 7-Eleven (I live in NYC) to withdraw cash atm charge free (my Credit Union uses the all-purpose atms at 7-Eleven). Couple that with the $50 GameStop card I got from CC reward points and the possibility of trading in my white 500gb slim for $100 and this is a great deal on a new Xbox.