First, you need to familiarize yourself with known penny items, you can do this by viewing my videos below:
Second, now that you have an idea of what to look for, you need to know more. Like if you see seasonal items from the fall, summer,winter etc,. the likelihood of these items being marked down to a penny are very high. Below is a list of additional items to look for:
Rugs brown dots (beware of the new brown dots)
purple dot is 60% off
Mens and boys Gray dot f11 or s11 Dept 320
Mens pink dot sp12 dept 320
Womens Pink dot f11 or sp12 dept 310
Blue dot shoes
Pink dot handbags
Girls cars shirts w/ green stars (these are $7.50 in my store)
Bobbie Brooks blue dot girls
Kids - blue dots FA12 Dept 300 ,
pink dots S12 Dept 300, excluding girls disney
Mens navy canvas slip on shoes marked F11
Amazing value w/ ABC or D under price
Green star messenger bags
Mini porcelain tea sets
Disney pillow pets ending 709
Tangled and Spiderman sun glasses
Happy Napkzq,,per sing a long
Oragami kits w/ butterfly on front
Hooded baby blanket
Toy story rocket ship
Disney comfy throws
ASTV ( As Seen On TV):
Extend a bra
Comphy Feet slippers
bling it on
Underbed Dual Organizer
garmin gps' ringing up 90% off
Some digital cameras and wii accessories 90% off
wii boxing Gloves
high school Musical 3 for the X box 360
Blue dot electronics
Third, Know your rights as it pertains to being a Dollar General customer. 9 out of 10 times the cashier will inform you that they're not allowed to sell you a penny item -- this is not the case.
Once a customer brings a penny item up to the register, and that item is scanned, by their own rules located in their SOP manual, they must sell you the item.
Don't back down and don't be disorderly. You don't want to fight. Just politely inform "them" (manager included) that you are well aware of their policy, and that you would be willing to wait while they lookup the information in their employee handbook. If they still refuse, you have two options left. You can walk away or call corporate.
(615) 855-4000 (Mon-Fri 8-5 pm EST)
Yes, since they're only open Monday through Friday, this would be the ideal time to do your penny shopping.
Of course you can always reach Dollar General representatives outside of those hours, but you may or may not receive a good result.