2022 Holiday Shopping At Big Lots: Hours, Deals, And What To Expect

Big Lots, most known for having a wide variety of items and great deals on name-brand pieces, is quite a special place to look for something unique. If you prefer to shop in-store, most locations are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., while on Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas, the retailer's hours will be extended from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., per Holiday Shopping Hours. All locations will be closed on Christmas Day.

However, did you know you could also shop online? When doing this, there are a few ways to get your items — and some of them may benefit last-minute holiday shoppers. For instance, you have the option of picking up any purchase in-store, using curbside services, or getting same-day delivery for a flat rate of either $10, $35, or $95 (depending on the size of your largest item), per RV and Playa.

While Big Lots already has amazing deals, there are countless ways to save even more money, both during the holiday season and year-round.

Savings this year

Before heading to the nearest location or starting to load your online cart, make sure to check out the retailer's weekly ad, where you'll find all the best deals (via Big Lots). For instance, right now you can buy one of the following products and get another for 50% off: sleepwear, toys, slippers, and gifts. You'll also receive half off on all Christmas decorations and trees, as well as find deals on furniture and other specific items.

Additionally, from now until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, you'll receive 15% off your entire order if you shop online and pick it up in-store or use curbside delivery, per Big Lots. To take advantage of this deal, enter PICKUP15 during checkout. Finally, expect to see sales continue on after Christmas. Special Sales 'N Deals notes, in the past, decorations and gift sets have been anywhere from 30% to 50% off, and we may see this happen again this year. Checking the weekly ad will ensure you're up to date on all the sales happening at the big-box retailer.

How to save year round

Big Lots always provides amazing ways to save additional money by shopping in-store. WNY Deals and To Dos recommends becoming a rewards member, as this will provide you with extra deals each week. Further, you'll also regularly be sent coupons for, say, 20% or $5 off your purchase. In fact, The Krazy Coupon Lady says $5 rewards are given out for every three purchases made, and if you save any, you could use them together on one purchase. You're also in the running for a $10 coupon for every $200 spent on furniture pieces.

Another way to ensure you get the best bang for your buck possible is by comparing items between stores. While Big Lots typically offers great prices, you may be able to purchase for less somewhere else. And, if you notice another competitor with a brick-and-mortar location offers something for cheaper, you can certainly price match. Or, maybe Big Lots has a better deal online, which could also be price matched in-store, as long as it's not only available on the store's e-commerce site.