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Dollar General offers discount to health workers, national guardsmen and first responders

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Mar 30, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, Dollar General announced it would be providing all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10% discount on some purchases.

“At Dollar General, we are deeply appreciative for the ongoing and brave work that our medical professionals, first responder communities and National Guard activated continue to perform during these unprecedented times,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “To demonstrate our heartfelt gratitude for these individuals’ tireless service to their communities, we are proud to help support them with this discount. On behalf of the entire Dollar General family, we would like to thank all of the physicians, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, police officers, fire fighters, Guardsmen and other health care and front-line professionals working to support and care for our neighbors and communities.”

Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores to receive the discount until April 30. An extension will be considered as Dollar General monitors the COVID-19 pandemic.

Along with the discount, Dollar General also said it will continue to highlight its appreciation to its employees who continue to serve customers and communities through the company’s mission of serving others. The company said it plans to invest approximately $35 million in bonuses for all eligible store, distribution center and private fleet employees who perform work during a six-week period beginning in mid-March.

Dollar General is also providing all employees with an ongoing 30% digital coupon discount on its private brands through May 4, 2020.

All Dollar General stores have also dedicated the first hour each morning to senior customers with the goal to provide at-risk neighbors the opportunity to shop for essential items in a less crowded environment. Stores are also closing one hour early to clean and re-stock shelves, as well as for employees’ safety and well-being.