Short Answer: Most Dollar General stores rent out Rug Doctor carpet cleaners. Rental fees are about $35 for a 24-hour period or $70 for a 48-hour period. You’ll need to rent brush attachments separately and purchase a cleaning solution to use the machine. For more on Dollar General, Rug Doctor, and carpet cleaner rentals, see below.
Dollar General Carpet Cleaner Rental Policy
Some — but not all — Dollar General stores rent out Rug Doctor carpet cleaners, a Dollar General corporate customer service representative said. Where available, carpet cleaners cost about $35 for a 24-hour rental period or $70 for a 48-hour rental period. Dollar General typically offers the Rug Doctor X3 and Pro Deep Cleaner models. Dollar General does not require a deposit; you’ll simply pay upfront with a debit or credit card to rent the machine.
Brush attachments are available for an additional $5.99 per day. And, you’ll need to purchase a cleaning solution to use the machine. Dollar General sells various carpet cleaning solutions ranging in price from $5 to $15.
We contacted Dollar General stores in Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Oregon. About 80% of the stores we called have Rug Doctor carpet cleaners available to rent.
During our research, we found that a specific Dollar General location no longer has carpet cleaner rentals available because the machines were returned in disrepair. The store manager said the location may require a deposit in the future or halt the service if customers continue to misuse the machines. If the machine breaks during your rental period, contact the Dollar General store where you rented the machine and a store associate will be able to assist you.
Dollar General’s Rug Doctor rental fees are comparable to rental fees at other stores like Kroger, Publix, Safeway, and Walmart. See our related article for the cost to rent a carpet cleaner at each store.