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1036 E Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
  • So I made the leap and what I found on the other side of that yawning canyon turned out to be very helpful to my constantly diminishing budget
  • I regularly shop two of the stores in the chain, depending on which is most convenient for me at the time
  • I can't recommend them for atmosphere as they always seem a trifle dingy (if only they were as bright and pretty as their commercials
  • And believe it or not, since customer service is always the trade-off for shopping at a bargain store, I've been pretty impressed by their clerks
  • I'm really into container gardening these days and let me tell you, pots cost a fortune

    • by Petese
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      First of all, I have to confess that Big Lots was around for years before I ever deigned to step foot in it. Then the economy got bad, jobs got lost, and money got real tight! So I made the leap and what I found on the other side of that yawning canyon turned out to be very helpful to my constantly diminishing budget. I regularly shop two of the stores in the chain, depending on which is most convenient for me at the time.

      There’s not much difference between them except that one has a furniture


      department and the other does not. I can’t recommend them for atmosphere as they always seem a trifle dingy (if only they were as bright and pretty as their commercials!), but they’re usually fairly clean and well-maintained.

      And believe it or not, since customer service is always the trade-off for shopping at a “bargain” store, I’ve been pretty impressed by their clerks. I often go with my mom who requires a wheelchair and they have always been very courteous about procuring one for her.

      Now, whenever you shop at a discount store, it is imperative that you ...


      • are knowledgeable about what stuff really goes for normally. Let’s face it, if you buy a can of soup in a Dollar store that costs 80 cents at Safeway, well, you’ve really only got yourself to blame.

        Having said that, they do have some great budget-helping deals: toothpaste, detergent, microwave popcorn, puppy pea-pads (just check out what those go for at the drugstore!), cereal, cake mixes, and my personal favorite: gardening supplies. I’m really into container gardening these days and let me tell you, pots cost a fortune.

        But Big Lots always has a great selection of good

        looking, cheap containers, not to mention decent potting soil for a lot less than Lowes’. My one gripe is their “Rewards” club.

        Shop there about 10 times and you get an extra 20% off your 11th trip. C’mon, why can’t they really make it worthwhile for say, 40%? Also, if you don’t use that extra 20% in 30 days or so, you lose it.

        Boo!

        All in all, Big Lots is worth your time, and since they carry a little bit of everything, it ought to be your first stop on grocery day or before hitting the home goods store.




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