Big Lots extends holiday hours

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots is extending its “Black Friday” to offer great deals every day on seasonal décor, gifts and entertaining goods. Big Lots makes shopping easier by extending holiday hours and offering the best values of the season.

Big Lots will be open 7a.m. – midnight on Thanksgiving and Black Friday from 6 a.m. through 11 p.m. The store will be open from 8 a.m. through 11 p.m. for most of December and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. the week of Christmas.

“Big Lots is thrilled to be offering some of the best deals of the season with Black Friday Deals Every Day,’ said Andrew Stein, Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Big Lots. “The holidays can be stressful, but with our extended store hours, and great deals every day in November and December, Big Lots makes shopping easier and fun, even for customers on a budget.”

With a fashionable assortment of furniture, home and seasonal décor, namebrand toys, and the best deals on Black Friday, Big Lots has everything customers need to make the holiday special for their friends and family.

Some of the Black Friday Every Day deals available in store this week are:

  • Buy any Serta mattress, get the matching box spring free
  • Android 7” Tablet $29
  • 20% off Pre-lit Urn Trees

Thanksgiving Day Deals

  • Select 2pc sectionals $589 (Save $110)
  • Simmons recliners $189 (save $96)
  • 2pc Vanity table with tri-fold mirror $99 (save $60)
  • 60” Console Fireplaces $389 each (save $110)

Three-Day Deals (valid Nov. 26-28)

  • Buy One, Get One 50% off Electronic Accessories, including ALL headphones & earbuds, ALL cell & tablet accessories, ALL cell & tablet chargers
  • Dyson $175
  • Radio Control Drone $24 (save 40%)
  • Buy One, Get One 50% off Toys, including Monster High Dolls, Fisher Price, Mega Bloks, Playdoh, WWE Action Figures and Marvel Avengers Action Figures

To learn more about Big Lots’ extended hours, speak with a company representative or arrange a store visit this holiday season, contact Colleen Cleary at 631-921-5320.

*Big Lots stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, per their respective state laws. Stores will open Friday at 1am, and the one-day only Thanksgiving deals will be available on Wednesday. Customers can check http://local.biglots.com/ to confirm the hours of their neighborhood Big Lots.

About Big Lots, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a unique, nontraditional, discount retailer operating 1,463 BIG LOTS stores in 47 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. Our vision is to be recognized for providing an outstanding shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. Big Lots supports the communities it serves through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare and education. For more information about the company, visit www.biglots.com or call the Big Lots Holiday Hotline at 1-877-251- 0243.

Media Contact: Colleen Cleary 1-631-921-5320 Colleen.Cleary@havasww.com

SOURCE:  Big Lots, Inc.

Find brand name gifts at incredible bargains at Big Lots

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots knows that no matter how much shoppers prepare for the holidays, they may find themselves out of gift ideas and turning to gift cards. But with Big Lots’ help, shoppers don’t have to give random or impersonal gift cards. Big Lots is the ultimate destination for gift shopping done right, a place where shoppers can be inspired to give thoughtful, real gifts to everyone on their list—at incredible bargains.

With its Create a Basket department, Big Lots makes it easy to design a personalized gift basket. Customers can build deluxe themed baskets that anyone will love, whether it’s a spa basket for a child’s teacher or a gourmet food basket for the mailman. These hand-picked Christmas baskets are simple,
personalized gifts that will brighten anyone’s holiday.

“Big Lots understands that moms want everyone to feel special during the holidays,” stated Andrew Stein, Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Big Lots. “Creating personalized experiences through our Create a Basket program allows Mom to purchase brand-name fragrances, toys or seasonal items and deliver an individual, hand-picked gift any time she wants, even at the last minute.”

Big Lots has brought #StandUpMom back to deliver funny and truthful thoughts on the holidays. They deliver with a real mom panache and a comedic wink that celebrates how Mom does the heavy lifting to make the holiday season the pinnacle of the year’s family festivities. And #StandUpMom knows she can count on Big Lots for everything to make the holiday shine—from what’s on the table to what’s under the tree.

With fewer than 24 days to Christmas, Big Lots has extended its shopping hours. Starting Dec. 5, customers will be able to shop as early as 8 a.m. and as late as 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours vary by location. Customers can check the store locator to confirm the hours of their neighborhood Big Lots.

Big Lots stores will be closed for Christmas to allow its associates the opportunity to celebrate the holiday with their families. They will reopen at 8 a.m. on Dec. 26.

To learn more about Big Lots, speak with a company representative or arrange a store visit this holiday season, contact the Big Lots Media Hotline at 1-877-614- 1274.

About Big Lots, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a unique, nontraditional, discount retailer operating 1,496 BIG LOTS stores in 48 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture & Home Décor, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics &
Accessories. Our vision is to be recognized for providing an outstanding shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. For more information, contact MediaRelations@biglots.com or visit www.biglots.com

Media Contact: Colleen Cleary—(631) 921-5320

Big Lots survey: Americans focus on holiday discounts and everyday deals as this season’s shopping strategy

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans’ confidence gives Big Lots the edge during this holiday season. Customers are now focused on deals every day and throughout the entire Thanksgiving week. In addition to heeding the call of Black Friday sales, customers are choosing to shop in-store on Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. It’s their confidence in making the best-informed decisions for their budgets that influence their holiday shopping, according to a recent nationwide survey.

“Just being open on Thanksgiving or announcing Black Friday deals will not win over customers during the holiday season,” stated Andrew Stein, Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Big Lots. “Big Lots is proud to offer great deals and an easy shopping experience every day.

Our customers are smart shoppers and rely on us for everyday basics as well as great gifts at incredible prices. Whether they are shopping early or picking up last-minute items, customers want to know they were able to get the item they wanted at a great price.”

A nationwide survey of more than 1,100 people, commissioned on behalf of Big Lots, found that almost half (46 percent) of shoppers do not shop on Black Friday confirming recent data released by Adobe System, Inc., that retailers’ largest price discounts were on Monday before Thanksgiving and the season’s lowest prices were on Thanksgiving Day.

Proving what most analysts believe, customers will see a move to early and deeper discounts this holiday season. As a reflection of this trend, from now through Christmas, customers can shop Big Lots Toy Clearance Blowout with 50 percent off of already low prices including hundreds of major brands along with Barbie™, Fisher Price™, Hot Wheels™ and Hasbro® board games.

In addition to everyday deals, Big Lots customers can find great prices during Thanksgiving week on entertaining prep and gifts such as seasonal décor, small kitchen appliances, recliners, sofas, mattresses, toys and electronic accessories.

As the survey indicated, Americans enjoy the holiday shopping experience, with more than 80 percent of respondents confirming they enjoy shopping for gifts while 42 percent take pleasure in “wowing” their friends and family with their gift-giving.

Other key findings include:
• For most, budgets will determine how much is spent (37 percent); while budgets will not impact or limit gift-giving for others (23 percent).
• Although more than 76 percent give gifts because they really want to, there is a small sense of ambivalence (22 percent) on the size of the gift.
• Women shop more stores (3.2) versus men, who shop fewer stores (2.9).
• The Pacific Northwest shopper visits the most stores (3.4) as compared to the
Southwest shopper, who shopped the least number of stores on Black Friday (2.9).

About Big Lots, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a unique, non-traditional, discount retailer operating 1,496 BIG LOTS stores in 48 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture & Home Décor, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. Our vision is to be recognized for providing an outstanding shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. For more information, contact visit
www.biglotsmedia.com

Media Contact: Colleen Cleary—(631) 921-5320

Big Lots launches fresh national holiday television and online campaign aimed at bringing the fun and family back into Christmas

Big Lots Brings the Fun Back to Christmas with Original Holiday Tunes

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 2014-11-6— /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots is launching a fresh national holiday television and online campaign aimed at bringing the fun and family back into Christmas. The campaign features four original songs—with one in Spanish—that will stand out from the competition and have customers singing all holiday season. The spots feature a singing trio that includes “America’s Got Talent” finalist Deanna DellaCioppa, a Boston native who has performed with such musical legends as Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross.

Big Lots knows Moms make the holidays happen and is celebrating them with this new campaign. From nailing entertaining and décor, to giving the most thoughtful gifts ever gifted, Big Lots acknowledges that Mom does the heavy lifting to make the holiday season the absolute best it can be.

“Big Lots understands Christmas doesn’t just happen – Mom works hard to make Christmas special for her family and friends, and we help her make it great,” said Andrew Stein, Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Big Lots. “From food, seasonal décor, unique gifts, and brand-name toys, Big Lots covers everything on her list at amazing values that other stores just can’t match. It all
translates to less time spent shopping and more time spent enjoying the holidays with her friends and family.”

The first commercial in the campaign launched on Nov. 1 and highlights how Big Lots helps Moms nail the holiday season. The campaign, which was created by Chicago-based O’Keefe, Reinhard & Paul, will be refreshed before Black Friday, when Big Lots will be home to “the Black Friday-est Black Friday of all,” with low prices on in-demand products. Then in December, Big Lots will focus on real gifts. Find the perfect real gift for your family members, friends, favorite teacher, dog walker, babysitter and more at Big Lots.

Committed to providing the lowest prices with the best value every single day, Big Lots offers customers the assurance that they are getting the best prices with Big Lots’ Price Promise. And for customers who are entertaining this holiday season, Big Lots offers value and convenience with Furniture Leasing.

To view the new campaign visit: https://www.yout ube.com/watch?v=Yle5MgVG8ww

To learn more about Big Lots, speak with a company representative or arrange a store visit this holiday season, contact Colleen Cleary at (631) 921-5320.

About Big Lots, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a unique, non-traditional, discount retailer operating 1,496 BIG LOTS stores in 48 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture & Home Décor, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. Our vision is to be recognized for providing an outstanding shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. For more information visit www.biglotsmedia.com

Media Contact: Colleen Cleary—(631) 921-5320