Last updated on March 12th, 2020 at 10:53 pm
Big Lots is one of many stores I shop at to keep the cost of groceries and household items as low as possible for our family.
For a list of 52 different websites, apps, and stores our thrifty family uses to help us keep our expenses low, click here
10 Things To Buy At Big Lots: Plus How To Increase Your Savings
5 Ways To Save Even More At Big Lots
1. Join Their Buzz Club
Membership to the Buzz Club is free and you will get the heads up through email that an exclusive 20% off day for members is coming up as well as other exclusive deals.
Joining loyalty programs and downloading loyalty apps can lead to significant savings. Here is a list of over 50 restaurants that offer such programs.
2. Take Advantage Of Special 20% Off Days
Buzz Club will also allow you to shop at exclusive member’s only events where you will receive 20% off your entire purchase.
3. Hit The Clearance Aisle
All Big Lots have a clearance aisle that contains merchandise marked down even lower than the already low Big Lots price.
I have saved so much by shopping clearance racks over the years. Here are my favorite tips for finding them and tips on how to lower the prices further when you do.
4. Keep Your Eyes Open For The Grocery Clear Out Carts
Often you will find a grocery cart full of food close to its expiration date at the front door area of Big Lots. I have seen boxes of Oreo cookies in this cart for as low as $0.25 a box.
5. Visit Regularly
Big Lots changes its stock regularly. Deals differ from week to week. If you have the time and you have Big Lots in a convenient location near you, try adding Big Lots to your weekly errand route. Of course, you shouldn’t buy items just because they are an unbelievable low price. Always repeat this thrifty question to yourself before you put any item in your cart.
10 Things My Thrifty Family Loves To Buy At Big Lots
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1. Organic Foods
I have found organic food items at Big Lots for lower than the sale price in my local grocery store. What is available is a bit of a hit and miss, but when I find it, I grab it.
2. Paint Supplies
Before we paint any room, our thrifty family always heads to Big Lots first for rollers, paintbrushes, paint trays, tarps, anything but painter’s tape (believe me; it pays to buy the expensive brand of painter tape–we prefer this brand).
Here is are all the thrifty ways we save money renovating homes, including the one we bought for ourselves that cost just $10,000.
I find name brand underwear at Big Lots cheaper than big box store prices and that is before buying them during one of the 20% off days for Buzz Club members.
Just like underwear, Big Lots often have name brand socks for sale at lower prices than I can find anywhere else.
5. Name Brand Shoes
For several years I bought our family Crocs at Big Lots for just $10 to $15 a pair.
6. Patio Furniture
The supply is limited and it tends to sell out fast, but the prices are much less than in other stores.
My husband has a fantastic collection of how-to books on anything to do with renovation–all from Big Lots. My favorite beginner’s crochet book is also from Big Lots.
8. Cooking Utensils
I have bought several top quality stainless steel kitchen utensils at extremely low prices at Big Lots. I have also bought numerous Pyrex containers to fill with my handmade items and give as wedding gifts.
And speaking of Pyrex, did you know you can get replacement lids for your Pyrex containers on Amazon? This discovery made my thrifty heart leap!
9. Electronic Cases and Accessories
The case for my iPad and various phone charges our family owns all were purchased from Big Lots. Plus we have bought many pairs of earbuds and headphones over the years from Big Lots.
10. Curtains and Rods
I get compliments all the time on my curtain rods and curtains and most people’s eyes go big when I tell them I got them at Big Lots.
One More Way To Save Money At Big Lots!
Since writing this post, I discovered one more way to save money at Big Lots: Apps.
Here Are Two Apps That Pay You To Upload Your Receipts From Big Lots.
- CoinOut: Go here to sign up for CoinOut and then download the app (visit this guide to learn all about Coinout).
- Receipt Hog: Go here to sign up for Receipt Hog. Use the code YECT1667 during sign-up to earn free spins (Visit this guide to learn all about Receipt Hog).
And If You Shop On The Big Lots Website, make sure you are signed up for Honey and have their website browser installed as Honey could be able to apply a discount code for you that will save you even more money.
Big Lots is just one way our thrifty family stretches our dollar further than some would think possible. Here is a list of 52 more apps, websites, and stores we use to keep our expenses low.
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