Dollar General offering discounts to medical workers, first responders, National Guardsmen

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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Dollar General wants to help those who are helping others on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning Monday, March 30, the Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based store chain will offer a 10 percent discount to all medical personnel, first responders, and activated National Guardsmen.

“On behalf of the entire Dollar General family, we would like to thank all of the physicians, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, police officers, firefighters, Guardsmen and other health care and front-line professionals working to support and care for our neighbors and communities,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.

To receive the discount, customers will need to present their employment badge or ID.

The discount is available at more than 16,300 Dollar General stores through April 30.

The company also announced in a Monday news release that it would “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.”

Employees also receive a 30 percent discount on the company’s private brands through May 4.

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