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Q: Where is the nearest Family Dollar store?

A: Visit our Store Locator to find a Family Dollar store near you. You can search by zip code or by city.


Q: Can I purchase your products online at your website or over the internet?

A: At this time, Family Dollar does not offer our merchandise for sale on the internet. Please continue to shop for our everyday low priced merchandise at your local, convenient Family Dollar store.


Q: Do you accept checks?

A: Family Dollar accepts preprinted personal checks at most locations from the local trade area for the amount of purchase with proper identification. All checks are subject to bank verification.


Q: Do you accept debit cards or credit cards?

A: Family Dollar accepts PIN-based debit cards in most stores. We do accept credit cards in most of our stores.


Q: Do you accept coupons?

A: Family Dollar accepts coupons in most stores. Please click here for our coupon policy.


Q: What is the policy for returning merchandise at Family Dollar?

A: If you are not completely satisfied with any merchandise purchase at a Family Dollar Store, please return the merchandise (within 30 days) to any Family Dollar Store. If you have a receipt, a refund will be issued to the original form of payment or exchanged for other merchandise item(s). Without a receipt, a Family Dollar return card will be issued. At stores that accept EBT food cards, any food items purchased with an EBT food card and returned without a receipt can be exchanged for other food items only.


Q: Does Family Dollar offer franchises?

A: Family Dollar does not offer franchises. If you have property you would like to lease or sell to Family Dollar, please visit our Real Estate site or Contact Us.


Q: Are there employment opportunities at Family Dollar?

A: Visit our Careers site for opportunities at our Stores, Distribution Centers or Corporate Headquarters. If you are interested in employment in one of our stores, you also may contact your nearest Family Dollar store.


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Q: I am a returning candidate to the Career Section. How do I access my existing candidate file?

A: The Career Section uses your e-mail address (not your name) as your unique identifier. You must always type the same e-mail address when accessing your information. It is important that your e-mail address is spelled correctly, and please note that it is case sensitive. If you do not have an email address, you may obtain one at no expense to you by clicking on the 'Yahoo Mail' link on the Candidate Login Screen.


Q: I am a returning candidate to the Career Section and I have forgotten my password. How can I log in now?

A: If you have forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password" hyperlink that appears in the login screen. A Change Password Request screen will appear. To request a password change, enter your e-mail address and click the Send Request button. A security code, a Web address, and instructions on how to proceed will arrive by e-mail a few minutes after having requested the password. Note your security code and click the Web link address. Enter your e-mail address, the security code, and your new password. Then re-enter your password and click the Change Password Now button. This will display a screen indicating that the password has been successfully changed. Now you can click the Jobs hyperlink to continue searching for jobs or click the Candidate Profiler hyperlink in order to continue to update your profile.


Q: I do not have a prepared resume. Can I still apply for a position with Family Dollar?

A: Yes, our web-based hiring management system utilizes an automated skills-based recruiting methodology, instead of the more traditional resume-based method of recruiting. To apply for a specific job that is posted, simply click on a specific job title and answer specific questions relating to the job application.


Q: I have a prepared resume and would like to attach it to my candidate file. Can I attach a Word document to my online application?

A: Yes, our system enables candidates to attach files, such as a resume, a letter, or other information, while filling in a job-specific application or a profile. You can actually forward a copy of your resume along with the application in one of four ways:

  • Cut and paste an existing file
  • Select and attach a file
  • Create a link to your web page
  • Use the Resume Builder feature included in the application

Q: How do I know if the positions currently posted on the website are still available?

A: The Family Dollar Recruiter responsible for handling the recruiting of the particular opportunity posts the open position directly to the website. Since positions are posted in real time, and not by a third party, our team of Recruiters at Family Dollar ensure that all posted positions are current.


Q: When I apply online to a company, I always wonder if a real person ever sees my information. Wouldn't it be better for me to e-mail or fax my resume to Human Resources so that I can be sure they have it?

A: Actually, the best way to ensure that the Recruiters at Family Dollar see your information is to apply online. When you apply online for a specific position, your completed online application is received in real time immediately by the Recruiter who posted the position. Faxed and mailed paper resumes may experience delivery difficulties and therefore, are not the most efficient way to submit your qualifications for review.


Q: I have applied online and also faxed my resume to Human Resources. When will someone in Human Resources call me?

A: We genuinely appreciate your interest in exploring employment opportunities with Family Dollar. We are also excited that over the past year, thousands of candidates have applied online through our website. In addition, we still receive numerous faxed and mailed resumes as well as walk-in applications each year. Due to volume, we regret that we are unable to personally contact each and every candidate who applies with Family Dollar. Please be assured, however, that a member of the Recruiting team reviews every online application, faxed resume, mailed resume, and paper application. A Recruiter will then contact those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the requirements of the particular position. If a Recruiter for a particular position does not contact you, your qualifications may still be considered as other opportunities become available. Thank you again for interest in Family Dollar.


Q: I am a Team Member/Former Team Member looking to apply for public assistance, childcare, social security, housing, other employment, a small loan, a mortgage loan or a car loan. How can an agency verify current or past employment with Family Dollar?

A: The Work Number, a nationally recognized leader in automated verification (VOE) is a helpful tool to use. This FREE service offers instant access to your Family Dollar employment information by the lenders or agencies that you authorize. Using this service will ensure that you get faster service by eliminating the need to mail your request into the Corporate Office for processing. The Work Number can process verification requests over the phone, Internet or fax 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in a fraction of the time normally required. If you or an agency has any questions on how to use this benefit for verification, or if you need to have your personal pin number reset to the default pin number, please contact The Work Number customer service center Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CST at (800) 996-7566. To access The Work Number, click on the provided link http://www.theworknumber.com


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Q: How can I get more information on Family Dollar?

A: Visit ourInvestor Relations site for annual reports, proxy statements, SEC filings, etc. Visit the News area of our site to read recent and archived news releases. If you wish to contact Family Dollar, visit our Contact Us page.


Q: What is the Common Stock trading at today?

A: Click here for Family Dollar's Current Stock Quote or click here for Family Dollar's Historical Stock Information.

 

Q: When will the Common Stock split again?

A: The decision to declare a stock split is made by the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Click on Stock Split History for a listing of all stock splits. Prior decisions do not necessarily reflect future actions.


Q: Has Family Dollar been paying a cash dividend on its Common Stock?

A: Family Dollar initiated the payment of quarterly cash dividends on its Common Stock in 1976 and the dividend has been increased in each subsequent year. The decision to declare a cash dividend is made by the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Prior decisions do not necessarily reflect future actions.


Q: Does Family Dollar offer a Direct Stock Purchase Plan or a Dividend Reinvestment Plan?

A: Family Dollar does not offer a Direct Stock Purchase Plan. The Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker Symbol FDO), and shares may be purchased through a broker of your choice. Family Dollar does not offer a Dividend Reinvestment Plan at this time.


Q: When will Family Dollar release monthly same store sales? Quarterly results?

A: Visit our Events Calendar to learn of any upcoming announcements from Family Dollar.


Q: How can I listen to Family Dollar's quarterly earnings release conference calls?

A: You can listen to a live conference call webcast by clicking on "Investors" and then on the webcast icon. A replay of the indexed webcast will be available by clicking on "Investors" and then on "Audio Archives". Archived webcasts will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call and will remain in the archive for about 2 weeks.


Q: I hold Family Dollar stock certificates myself, not through a broker. Who do I contact to change my name or address, reregister a certificate with a different name or replace a lost certificate?

A: Any such inquiries should be directed to Family Dollar's transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust. The address is 59 Maiden Lane, Plaza Level, New York, NY 10038. You can also contact the transfer agent at 800-937-5449 or visit their Web site at www.amstock.com.


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Q: What demographics does Family Dollar look for?

A: Family Dollar serves low to middle income customers. We look for a minimum of 8,000 people in our trade area.


Q: How big is Family Dollar's trade area?

A: Family Dollar's trade areas typically range from a one (1) mile radius in densely populated urban areas to a ten (10) mile radius in rural towns.


Q: How much rent does Family Dollar pay?

A: Rents are determined by market conditions and sales projections. Family Dollar expects to pay less than market rent because we are a credit tenant, and we have a proven track record as a successful retailer.


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Q: How do I go about getting on the bidder list?

A: Click here to view Family Dollar Contractor's Qualification Requirements and Senior Project Manager Contact information. Send the completed Qualified Requirements forms to the Construction contact listed for your state.


Q: Does Family Dollar only use large national contractors?

A: Most of our contractors are medium to large size contractors, many of which have worked for us for more than ten years.


Q: Will all of these stores be located in new buildings?

A: A large number of our new locations will be located in existing neighborhood shopping centers, where we renovate an existing space to meet our current specifications. We also build freestanding stores from the ground up.


Q: Does Family Dollar ever contract directly with subcontractors?

A: Because of the number of projects, we only work directly with general contractors.


Q: How busy can I expect to be, if I become a Family Dollar approved contractor?

A: If you have a construction crew that is willing to travel, we have many medium to large size contractors that stay busy the majority of the year working for Family Dollar.


Q: Do I need to be bondable?

A: While we do not bond every project, we are looking for contractors that are bondable. The bonding company must be an A- bonding company.


Q: Will Family Dollar advance funds to help a contractor get a project started?

A: Family Dollar does not advance funds, but since we are a multi-billion dollar company with limited long-term debt most contractors working for us have been able to secure a line of credit with their local financial institution.


Q: What is the size of the average project?

A: The projects can range from $40,000 for a minor renovation, up to $800,000 for a ground up project including site work.


Q: What can I expect after submitting a completed vendor package?

A: You should expect to receive a written reply within 90 days of receipt of your package.


Q: How do I become a Non-Merchandise Supplier for Family Dollar?

A: At Family Dollar, we strive to provide procurement opportunities to qualified suppliers. If you would like to be considered for future opportunities, you should register your company by completing our New Supplier Registration Questionnaire. Once registered your company's information will be available to our Procurement Team.


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Q: What are the hours for Family Dollar's Distribution Centers?

A: The hours of operation for all Distribution Centers are located in the Family Dollar Routing, Shipping and Packaging Instructions.


Q: Where can I find directions to Family Dollar Distribution Centers?

A: All Family Dollar Distribution Center locations have an automated phone system for directions. Call the number listed below, and follow the instructions. Or, follow the links below to visit the corresponding Distribution Center's homepage, which contains printable directions.


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Distribution Center Phone Number
Ashley, IN 260-587-2000​
Duncan, OK 580-470-1700
Front Royal, VA 540-635-6660
Maquoketa, IA 563-652-7300
Marianna, FL 850-526-6500
Matthews, NC 704-847-6961
Morehead, KY 606-780-7960
Odessa, TX 432-367-1300
Rome, NY 315-838-2500
St. George, UT 435-688-6600
West Memphis, AR 870-732-3264

 

Q: Do the Distribution Centers close for holidays?

A: Family Dollar observes the following Holidays: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.


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Q: Can any carrier drop their trailer?

A: No. In order to maintain adequate space on our yards, only approved carriers are authorized to drop trailers.


Q: How early can approved drop carriers drop their trailers prior to their appointment?

A: Up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled delivery appointment.


Q: After a trailer is dropped, when can a carrier expect the trailer to be empty?

A: Family Dollar has 72 hours from the original delivery appointment to unload a dropped trailer.


Q: What are the receiving hours for Family Dollar's Distribution Centers?

A: Hours of operation for all the Distribution Centers can be found in the Routing, Shipping and Packaging Instructions. NOTE: This document is in PDF format. To read it, you'll need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. If you don't have it, download it here.


Q: If I miss my appointment can I still deliver?

A: Prepaid Carriers can call the receiving department to ask to be worked in. If the carrier is extremely late or cannot be worked in, the driver must contact his dispatch office to be rescheduled. Collect Carriers must call their dispatch office for instructions.


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Q: How do I report if a Family Dollar truck is being driven in an unsafe manner?

A: Call Family Dollar Trucking - 704-847-6961, ext. #4589.


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Q: Can a vendor ship multiple LTL shipments to all Family Dollar Distribution Centers at one time on the same carrier?

A: Vendors shipping Collect must use the GLog Vendor Tender Notification to know what purchase orders and quantities to ship via the correct carrier. Vendors shipping Prepaid will ship according to the buyer's instructions on the purchase order and will utilize the Routing, Shipping and Packaging Instructions for more information.


Q: Can a vendor break down a pallet and stack loose cases on the floor or on top of pallets, in order to fit a complete shipment on one trailer?

A: Yes, as long as each loose case is individually labeled.


Q: What should I do to confirm an appointment for a routing?

A: Vendors shipping Prepaid will follow the instructions in the Routing, Shipping and Packaging Instructions, Part IV – Prepaid Vendor Instructions.


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