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Dollar General offers discount to those serving on front-lines of coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 7:08 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 08:08:43-04

Dollar General says it will begin offering a discount to all those serving on the front-lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning Monday, March 30, stores nationwide will offer a 10 percent discount to medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen.

The discount will last until April 30 and apply only to qualifying purchases. The deadline may be extended based on the evolution of COVID-19 in the U.S.

To receive the discount, Dollar General says that individuals can present their employment badge or ID at any of their 16,300 stores.

"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."