We all love a bargain. That’s why we all love Dollar General!
The DG as is affectionately called by friends.
Did you know there are more Dollar General stores than Alexander Shunnarah billboards?
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DollarGeneral.com says there are more than 17,000 Dollar General stores in 46 states around the good ole USA. Dollar General sells stuff for up to 40% less than drugstores and grocery stores. And that includes Walgreens and Walmart.
The 12 best things to buy at Dollar General:
#1. Air Fresheners. Cheaper than Walmart.
#2. All Clearance Items. They are all over the store and could be anything.
#3. $5 Dollar T-Shirts. Who doesn’t need a Hulk Hogan t-shirt?
#4. Flip Flops for $2. Hello FloraBama. And yes they sell Crocs.
#5. Bathroom Rugs for $2.
#6. Pillowcases for $2 a Piece. You can kiss that My Pillow guy goodbye.
#7. Shower Curtains for Under $5. Who doesn’t need a Hulk Hogan shower curtain?
#8. Blackout Curtains for $7. These bad boys make daytime napping a breeze.
#9. Lamps for $7. Let there be light. Thank you DG.
#10. Tools for Under $5. My toolbox is powered by Dollar General.
#11. Garden Hoses and Sprinklers. You know you need them this time of year. And sprinklers are cheaper than swimming pools.
#12. Vittles. Snacks and other grocery items at the lowest prices.
All Dollar General needs is a meat department and gas pumps. I guess you can’t have everything.
The rumor that Walmart owns Dollar General is absolutely not true.
Dollar General goes places Walmart would never go.
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An investigator cannot pose as a member of a church to get a confession out of you. They can also not lie to you about how the legal system works.
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If you are being questioned and a detective brings you a cup of water or coffee or a soda, it may not be just to be nice, it could be to get your DNA.
Being Interviewed and Interrogated are 2 Different Things
An interview is just that, an interview. It is simply a question and answer session to get more clarity in the investigation. An interrogation is very accusatory so a detective can get the truth out of you.
Your Trash is Fair Game
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Police Won't Be as Hard On You if You Confess
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No Such Thing as "Off the Record"
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Officers Do Not Have to Tell You Why They are Talking to You
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An Officer Isn't Your Friend
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You Do Not Have to Talk or Let an Officer Into Your Home
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You Don't Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test
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Ask if You're Free to Go
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Sometimes Officer's Break the Law
You are not perfect and neither is a police officer.
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Dollar Generals are scattered all over the Tuscaloosa/Northport area.
Don't get me wrong I love the Dollar General as much as the next guy, But how close do they really have to be. In this case, it's less than an eighth of a mile.
Dollar General is opening a new location on 69 north, across the street from Little Caesars Pizza and between the Speedy Oil change and prefab home dealer.
My only problem with that is that I can see the other Dollar General location from the parking lot of this brand new location.
This Dollar General is located in the Piggly Wiggly and Ace Hardware Shopping center just up the street.
I figured they were closing the other location, but to my surprise, I found out they weren't.
When I asked an employee at the current store why they would build another location so close, she told me because the community voted on it and wanted another location.
I understand the convenience, But this is ridiculous! The stores are literally across the street from each other. How's that a good business move? If anything Dollar General should have built one of the fresh market stores.
What gets me, is that I could see so many other things in that location.
But the DG doesn't need my advice on how to grow the company. They plan on opening thousands of stores nationwide.
I'm guessing by this time next year everybody's going to be within a mile of a Dollar General.
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Gallery Credit: Meg Summers
This is not a compensated endorsement, but it could be.
It is, however, my love letter to the DG. I wonder if they sell sushi.