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6 Money-Savvy Tips for Buying Quality Furniture at Big Lots

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Moving into a new home or apartment is an exciting time…until you realize that you’re in need of some new furniture. But sometimes, our budget isn’t directly aligned with our needs or our vision. Before long, you may find yourself scouring designer furniture sites, wondering if you’ll ever be able to afford new furniture at all… But before you go down that rabbit hole, remember that there are discount stores like Big Lots that provide quality furniture at an unbelievably low price.. And while Big Lots has a lot to offer, buying discount furniture is just like buying discount clothes: when you have so many options, you’ll need a keen eye to find the pieces that are a real bargain. Here are some things to know to find the best Big Lots furniture for your new home.

So Why Should You Buy Big Lots Furniture?

Big Lots doesn’t just offer low priced furniture, they carry a variety of reputable name brands so you know that you’re getting high quality items. For example, Simmons and Stratford are popular furniture brands that are found at quite a few stores, and Big Lots has the lowest prices much of the time. These furniture pieces – like sofas, recliners, and dining sets – are all brand new, first quality pieces. Big Lots can offer incredible prices because if another company buys too much of an item, then Big Lots will purchase the extra quantities at a lower price and then pass the savings on to you.

Seasonal Clearance is Worth the Wait at Big Lots

Like the old saying goes, “Timing is everything.” And the saying applies to buying furniture, too. One way to take advantage of the quality products at Big Lots is to wait for the perfect time of year when they are clearing out seasonal merchandise. When it comes to discount furniture, this is especially true at the end of a season, like late summer, when patio furniture is being moved out for holiday merchandise. In July, you might be able to find patio sets (and other summertime items like beach chairs, bird feeders, and plastic drinkware) anywhere from 25% – 50% off. In February, you’re likely to find holiday decor and cozy winter pieces available for a huge discount to make room for summer furniture. If you’re really lucky, some Big Lots furniture could even drop to 75% off later in the month to make way for new inventory. However, be warned: if you love something, buy it when you see it. If you wait in hopes that the price will drop even lower, someone else may snatch up your dream piece.

Keep an Eye Out for Big Lots Price Cuts

Big Lots has great quality furniture, but you’ll feel like you’ve hit the jackpot when you find a sofa or side chair with either a price cut or clearance sign on it. Keep an eye out for those Big Lots weekly ads to monitor their furniture sales and then get ready to pounce when you see that item that you can’t live without. Many times there are limited quantities for Big Lots furniture, so act fast.

To Get the Best Deals, Join BIG Rewards

There is nothing better than getting free money, and BIG rewards is a great way to get rewarded when you’re already planning on buying Big Lots furniture, home goods, and more. By signing up for this free program, you can get the following perks:

  • Earn a $5 reward for every three purchases
  • Earn a $10 Bonus Reward for every $200 you spend on Big Lots furniture and patio furniture
  • VIP shopping days (more about this below)
  • Buy More, Save More coupons
  • Annual Birthday Surprise
  • The ability to combine offers and discounts – score!

Of course you should go on to read the fine print, but when you need to furnish your new home after you move, this is a great budget-friendly way to do it!

The Best Time to Get a Deal: Big Lots VIP Shopping Days

And speaking of BIG Rewards, VIP Shopping Days happen every April and October. During specified days in these two months, you can get 20% off your entire purchase if you’re a BIG Rewards member. This discount can save you a lot of money off of great quality furniture! For example, 20% off an $800 sectional sofa is a savings of $160 – which means you’ve got $160 to finish furnishing your new living room with a storage ottoman, coffee table, or even great side tables.

Or maybe you want to buy yourself a birthday present. You’ll get a 15% off coupon at the beginning of your birthday month that you can use to spoil yourself with other Big Lots furniture like a cozy reclining chair or cute desk.

Don’t Forget About In-Store Only Big Lots Furniture

While many quality furniture items are sold solely online, there are also pieces that are only available in Big Lots furniture departments. If you find a couch, dresser, or kitchen table that is perfect for your new home, don’t pass it by just because it won’t fit in your Prius. Call Dolly! Our Dolly Helpers are local pickup truck owners who can take care of all your moving and lifting needs. We’re more than happy to meet you at Big Lots to pick up the hefty furniture and deliver it to your home. There’s no need to miss out on a great bargain on Big Lots furniture just because you don’t have a truck – just book a Dolly!

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