Dollar General Write to Win Sweepstakes (Specific States) (Expired)

August 28, 2012 | 2 Comments |
Dollar General Write to Win Sweepstakes (Specific States)

Enter the Dollar General Write to Win Sweepstakes for your chance to win $10,000 for your school!

Runner up prizes are also available of 50 Apple Gift Cards for $500!

Enter the Sweepstakes

Official Rules

Start Date:
August 20, 2012

End Date:
September 23, 2012

Only open to all legal U.S. residents (excluding residents of Alaska, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wyoming and where prohibited by law) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Entry Limit:
Limit one (1) Code per person/email address per Day.


Essay Contest Prize (Awarded to Schools) (3 total; determined by Judging):
Each winning School will receive a $10,000.00 check or wire transfer, payable to
winning School.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $10,000.00 USD each.


Random Drawing Prizes (50):  One (1) $500 Apple® Gift Card.  Gift cards are
subject to the terms and conditions set by issuer.  ARV: $500.00 USD each.

Comments (2)

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  1. I was just on the Dollar General website reading about this contest after seeing an ad in the store window.
    The “eligibility” portion mentioned that you must be 21 years of age or older at the time of your entry.
    Immediately, that rule triggered my memory. I remember seeing that you can win $10,000.00 for your school.
    How can you win money for your school if you are so old and not even IN school anymore???
    It also said that you must attend or be entering for a public or private ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, OR HIGH SCHOOL…
    By then, you are FFAAARRRR from elementary, middle, and/or high school.
    I know there HAS, there just HAS to be some type of reasoning for this rule.
    There is no way no one noticed that it isn’t possible.
    But I just can’t figure out what the reason is.
    Because I am telling myself that there has to be some type of reason, but it doesn’t make any sense, and I just can’t find one.
    I would love to know the reason for this rule, if there is one.
    I was very interested and couldn’t wait to enter in this contest because I love to write. But I was very disappointed and felt very mislead after finding out that I was a whole 7 years too young.
    By the way, they probably shouldn’t have modeled an 11th grader is she is too a whole 4 years too young.
    That is called false advertising…

    In other words, I found the poster/ad in the window and the rules not quite matching up with each other OR with the idea and point of this contest…

    Thank you, very much, for hopefully taking your time to read this comment/reply.
    I would love to know the reasoning behind this soon, if there is any.
    I am very sorry if I came across rude, harsh, or a little overly professional, but I was very excited and very disappointed about this contest.

    Thank you! 🙂

  2. Todd says:

    Hi Heather,

    You make a very good point. I don’t know why the age requirement would be 21 for a contest for high school students.

    I recommend you contact Dollar General directly with this question.

    Kind Regards

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