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At Big Lots, deals are what we do. We’re obsessed with bringing BIG value to everyone, every day. Our aisles (and our website!) are full of big buyouts, big national brands you love like Tide, Tylenol, Frito-Lay, and Charmin, and big surprises in kitchen essentials, housewares, home décor, lawn & garden, and seasonal holiday treasures, too! All priced to make your dollar holler in a BIG way every day. And we give you the power to stretch it even further with easy and flexible financing options, a fantastic rewards program that pays you back for shopping with us, and even regular freebies, too! In short, Big Lots helps you live BIG and save LOTS.

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About Big Lots

Big Lots is an American retail company with more than 1,400 stores spanning 47 states in the United States. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the company is dedicated to delivering unmatched value on items you use every day.

The company that would become Big Lots got its start back in 1967, when Sol Shenk founded Consolidated International, Inc. The store paved the way in the discount retail marketplace, thanks to Shenk's love of crazy close-out deals. The Odd Lots/Big Lots chain launched in 1982, growing over the years to include the stores Mac Frugal's Bargains * Closeouts and Pic ‘N' Save, as well as Big Lots and Odd Lots.

The company consolidated under a single national brand called Big Lots in 2001. Through the years, the discount retailer has stayed true to its core purpose of helping customers save money on all sorts of essential products. That guiding principle has remained the same as customers' needs have changed over time, making Big Lots a go-to retailer for people who love the surprise of finding a great deal as well as customers on a budget.

You can now experience the amazing reasons to shop at Big Lots from your phone. Sign up for Instacart to get started right now on your next Big Lots order!

Why should you shop at Big Lots?

Over time, Big Lots has adapted to the changing and expanding needs of its customers. Today, the retailer offers a massive assortment of quality products and brand-name items. Whether you're looking for food or furniture, electronics, home decor, toys, electronics, or gifts, Big Lots is the place to go for a good deal.

When it's time to organize and redecorate your surroundings, Big Lots takes the guesswork out of the process. From home storage to lighting to wall decor and more, Big Lots is well known for making it easy to find household essentials. You'll find outdoor decorations, bedroom furniture, and kitchen appliances alongside groceries, bakeware, and cookware. Looking for toys or other gifts? Big Lots stocks those, too.

Big Lots values collaboration, and the company treats everyone like trusted friends. That means colleagues, vendors, and customers can all look forward to an attitude of honesty and respect.

On top of amazing customer service and the incredible assortment of products, you can count on Big Lots for incredible savings. Big Lots strives to save its customers time and money, and that's even more evident when you shop the selection through Instacart. Sign up for Instacart to start on your next Big Lots order!

What products does Big Lots carry?

Big Lots carries a huge assortment of essential products from your favorite brands. Whether you're looking for grilling skillets, or ice chests or it's time to stock the fridge with Coca-Cola or Blue Diamond Almondmilk, Big Lots and Instacart have what you need.

Start in the grocery department to bring home all the essentials for the week ahead. You'll find coffee from favorite brands like Folgers, Maxwell House, and Starbucks as well as go-to cereals like Rice Krispies and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Stock up on easy meals like Kraft EZ Mac when you need a quick bite to eat, or bring home rice, pasta, and sauce to cook a hearty family dinner. You'll also find snacks, international foods, and so much more.

Finally getting to that home decorating project you've been planning? Big Lots has you covered. You'll find shower caddies for the bathroom, Keurig coffee makers and blenders for the kitchen, and storage units to help you keep any room tidy.

That's just the start of the extensive selection of products this store offers. Sign up for Instacart so you can see the full range of products and savings you can find at Big Lots.

Can you order from Big Lots online?

You can order from Big Lots online today using Instacart!

Days can get hectic, and your time is valuable. When you're constantly searching to balance daily tasks, it can be impossible to plan your next trip to pick up groceries for the week or start your home improvement project. That's why Instacart and Big Lots came together to simplify your shopping. With all of the customer service, products, and savings you expect from Big Lots available from the comfort of home, your shopping just got a whole lot easier.

Ordering online from Big Lots doesn't limit your options, either. You can still look forward to that expansive assortment of products you turn to from Big Lots, but now it's all right at your fingertips from your computer or phone.

With Instacart, you can order snacks — or the plates you need to serve those chips and dips. Get started with your next Big Lots order by signing up for Instacart app.

How to order from Big Lots

Order online from Big Lots today by using the Instacart website or phone app.

You're in the right place if you're looking for Big Lots delivery or Big Lots pickup solutions. Big Lots and Instacart come together to make checking all the items off your shopping list a breeze.

You know you can count on Big Lots for tons of everyday essentials, and that's certainly the case when you shop using Instacart. Just browse the different departments or search for the specific items you need. Once you've filled your cart, you can schedule a Big Lots delivery at a time that works with your busy schedule.

Though not every product is available for online ordering, you'll discover an extensive selection. Whether you're looking for craft supplies, patio or pool accessories, home appliances, or pet supplies, it's all available when you shop at Big Lots via Instacart. From pitchers to baking pans, fresh fruits to favorite candies, and more, Instacart has just what you need at the amazing Big Lots prices you expect.

Sign up for Instacart today and get started on your Big Lots delivery order!

Common questions

Yes! Big Lots offers same-day delivery with Instacart and you can get your items delivered in as fast as 1 hour.

It's simple. Using the Instacart app or website, you can shop for your favorite products from a Big Lots near you. After you have placed your order, Instacart will connect you with a personal shopper in your area to shop and deliver your order. Contactless delivery is available with our "Leave at my door" option. You can track your order's progress and communicate with your shopper every step of the way using the Instacart app or website.

Here's the breakdown on Big Lots delivery cost via Instacart:
  • Delivery fees start at $3.99 for same-day orders over $35. Fees vary for one-hour deliveries, club store deliveries, and deliveries under $35.
  • Service fees vary and are subject to change based on factors like location and the number and types of items in your cart. Orders containing alcohol have a separate service fee.
  • Tipping is optional (but highly encouraged!) for delivery orders. It’s a great way to show your shopper appreciation and recognition for excellent service. 100% of your tip goes directly to the shopper who delivers your order.

Interested in lower delivery fees? Sign up for Instacart Express and you can get $0 delivery fees on every order over $35, and lower service fees too!

Big Lots pickup cost via Instacart:
  • There may be a "pickup fee" (equivalent to a delivery fee for pickup orders) on your pick up order that is typically $1.99 for non-Express members. Express membership waives this like it would a delivery fee.
  • Pick up orders have no service fees, regardless of non-Express or Express membership.

The best part about Big Lots delivery via Instacart is that you can choose when you would like to schedule your delivery. You can get it in as fast as an hour, or choose a dropoff time for later in the day or week to fit your schedule.

Delivery windows start as early as 9am and run as late as midnight. Check local store hours. Delivery hours are subject to store operating hours, which includes holidays.

To make sure you get your delivery as scheduled, we recommend—
  • Turning on notifications for the Instacart app
  • Keeping an eye out for text messages and phone calls from your Instacart shopper
  • Leaving helpful instructions for parking, gate codes, or other clues to find your home.

Using the Instacart app or website, select Big Lots, select Pickup, and then select your preferred pickup location from which you’d like to place your order for groceries.

Then, when you arrive at Big Lots, use the Instacart app to notify us. Depending on the store, a shopper or store employee will bring the groceries to your car, or you can pick them up at the designated area.

Your Big Lots order placed via Instacart will be ready to pick up at the time you requested when you placed your order. However, no need to stress if you’re late! As long as you arrive before the end of the latest pickup window, we’ll have your order ready to go. (Heads up—the latest pickup window may end before the store’s closing time.)

At the moment, Instacart does not currently accept Big Lots gift cards as a form of payment.
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