An Unexpected Find

I was recently visiting a friend in Texas. On one of our outings, she said that we should go to the local Big Lots. Well, of course, I said if you’ve seen one then you’ve seen them all, but she told me that this store had way more variety of merchandise than my store back home. While scoping it out, I found some furniture that I loved and noticed they had some amazing discounts. The Stratford ladder-back barstool caught my eye, and I thought it would be perfect for my kitchen island.


We’re a family of 4, so I wanted 4 of these barstools. They’re really comfortable and have great back support. With their firm and solid structure, it appeared that they would not easily be broken by rowdy kids.

Tag Deal Delivery

The tag price was $69.99, which was dishearteningly steep because I always look for the best deals. However, one of the sales associates informed me they were running a sale on the item of 30% off. At that price, I even picked up two extra pieces in case I have guests. This qualified me for their $10 bonus reward. I ended up saving $125.94 on the six pieces for a total spend of $294, which I thought was an amazing deal. Big Lots has a great rewards program which I was already a member of, allowing me to earn an additional $5 toward my next purchase.

This particular store having a clearance sale on select home furniture made my purchase a cool bargain, as I had not been able to find this particular style in my local store. Another thing I love about Big Lots is their economy shipping service. I got free shipping and professional delivery to my home, so it only took 3 days for them to be delivered. My purchase made it to me the day after I arrived home.

I was able to check my order status and track it online at any point, which was very reassuring and took away the anxiety of not knowing the progress of my order. The 30-day return policy also gave me peace of mind, just in case the barstools didn’t sit right with the rest of my kitchen. But once they were in place, my family and I all agreed that they fit right in.

My Next Big Thing

I had been thinking lately about redesigning my living room after I finish my kitchen. After finding my straight-back Stratfords, I’m eager to finish my kitchen project, and Big Lots may be just the spot for me to do that. The associate also told me about The Big Lots Easy Leasing program which sounded like an affordable way to realize the living space of my dreams. As the sales associate explained to me, it’s a progressive pay arrangement where you can pay within 90 days while not needing perfect credit, and you could even earn more savings. I’ve also found out about VIP shopping days and birthday surprises. After getting to experience their quality of service, I’m now excited to take part in many more of their discount sales and promotions.