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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:23 pm 
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I am so old. I remember when it was called 'Pic N Save'

Loved it back then....its even better now that it has food.

The wine scares me though.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:24 pm 
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I am so old. I remember when it was called 'Pic N Save'

Loved it back then....its even better now that it has food.

The wine scares me though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Chicki wrote:
The wine scares me though.


Woah, I've never seen a Big Lots selling wine (then again I live in TN, where wine can only be sold in liquor stores).


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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:59 pm 
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I remember it being called Pic N Save - and the kids teased you if you shopped there!

I went to Big Lots today - did not see anything worthy...

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:59 pm 
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The big lots here is either really hit or really miss.

I've found boxes of Erewhon cereal for $2, Thai Kitchen ramen packets for $.50, fancy pickled veggies, Terra chips, rice snacks/crackers, Bobs Red Mill stuff, 7th Generation TP & cleaning supplies, Natracare tampons, Ecotools bags for $3, and countless other treasures.
Then sometimes I go and all they have are cans of weird soda brands and some bags of crushed tortilla chips.

I can't go, though, unless I have a bunch of spare money. There is nothing sadder than walking away from a Big Lots with one item when you know there are at least twenty that you needed/wanted/were super cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:15 pm 
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crowderpea wrote:
The big lots here is either really hit or really miss.

I've found boxes of Erewhon cereal for $2, Thai Kitchen ramen packets for $.50, fancy pickled veggies, Terra chips, rice snacks/crackers, Bobs Red Mill stuff, 7th Generation TP & cleaning supplies, Natracare tampons, Ecotools bags for $3, and countless other treasures.
Then sometimes I go and all they have are cans of weird soda brands and some bags of crushed tortilla chips.

I can't go, though, unless I have a bunch of spare money. There is nothing sadder than walking away from a Big Lots with one item when you know there are at least twenty that you needed/wanted/were super cheap.


The one near Cedar Bluff had tons of Newman's Own sandwich cookies today, and Peanut Butter Panda Puffs cereal (I think that's what it's called). They had Bob's Red Mill stuff, too, but I didn't think the price was awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Tzippy wrote:
crowderpea wrote:
The big lots here is either really hit or really miss.

I've found boxes of Erewhon cereal for $2, Thai Kitchen ramen packets for $.50, fancy pickled veggies, Terra chips, rice snacks/crackers, Bobs Red Mill stuff, 7th Generation TP & cleaning supplies, Natracare tampons, Ecotools bags for $3, and countless other treasures.
Then sometimes I go and all they have are cans of weird soda brands and some bags of crushed tortilla chips.

I can't go, though, unless I have a bunch of spare money. There is nothing sadder than walking away from a Big Lots with one item when you know there are at least twenty that you needed/wanted/were super cheap.


The one near Cedar Bluff had tons of Newman's Own sandwich cookies today, and Peanut Butter Panda Puffs cereal (I think that's what it's called). They had Bob's Red Mill stuff, too, but I didn't think the price was awesome.


I need to check that one out. I found a really awesome garden gnome there one time.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Mine has some pretty decent garden stuff right now! I got 12 6' bamboo stakes for my tomatoes for $6 and a crappy compost bin for $36. The have a ton of gloves and such, too. Oh, and I got three bags of dried fruit (one mango, one apricot, one mixed tropical) for $1.50 each.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
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This thread has resulted in a rise in my Newman-O consumption.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
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Me too EmJaeDee! In theory I stocked up for making cookie-crusts for pies, but the reality is probably going to turn out differently.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
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Bump! Today Big Lots is having a Friends and Family sale (you need a coupon but our cashier had a stack ready for people), 20% off of everything. Brian and I went and got a bunch of Halloween candy, Swedish Fish and Sour Patch kids, plus mini-pretzels and animal crackers. They had Physician's Formula and China Glaze, I didn't get any but they had the crystal spray deodorant I use, and a store-display box of 16 Larabars for $8 a box. Also I got Barb Wire on dvd and Brian spent a good five minutes finding something equally awful to buy buy he couldn't.

And a bunch of Muir Glen stuff and some beans and other stuff that was exceptionally cheap, even before the discount. Make sure you always check the expiration date before you buy food though!

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
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Has anyone been since Christmas? I'm wondering if there will be peppermint chocolate soymilk again this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
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Yes, and there was no aforementioned soymilk, just vanilla silk in the aseptic containers for $2 which isn't a bargain. I did find some spicy salsa chips that were vegan and some granola bars. I'm all about shopping there for spices and oils. There are usually good deals.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
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bekki wrote:
Also, I don't know if it's just the area where I live, or what, but I'm amazed at the way some things just don't move; I'm especially thinking of the Neilsen-Massey vanilla. I bought a few when they first got it in and usually one every time I remember to look for it and I'm convinced no one else is buying it because they always have about the same amount as before and the bottles just get dustier and dustier every time so I know they're not new. The Bob's stuff seems to do well, though.

it's probably because costco has 16 oz of bourbon vanilla for $5

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:14 am 
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I don't go to Big Lots as often as I should (although maybe that means I go just enough?). The last time I was in there, I went nuts over all of the amazing finds. My store has an entire bay of Bob's Red Mill, probably more than any other store in town. Yeah, I need to go again.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:43 pm 
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I've found 50 cent larabars a bunch of times. And mimicreme unsweetened coffee creamer once.

Every time I go to big lots I just end up missing grocery outlet and the Pacific Northwest.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:44 pm 
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Bumping this thread to sing the praises of Big Lots. I was there the other day to kill time while my car was being inspected, and found really cheap Clif/Luna bars, Popchips, tea, chocolate PB2, Honest stevia soda, and lots of delicious international stuff (dolmas! vegan fried rice! lentil curry!). The bars, tea, and soda were cheaper than at the slightly-expired discount HFS here. They also had some E.L.F. cosmetics that I didn't buy because I'm not sure what E.L.F. stuff is/isn't vegan. . . I need to check out the makeup thread.

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i will go & check it out tomorrow. i have not been in awhile.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:06 pm 
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Oh, I forgot to mention cheap BacOs. I didn't buy them but might get some next time I'm there for my plethora of summertime salads.

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I found Annies ($1.50) & Sharkies($1) fruit snacks at my store last week. Fruit snacks are basically the holy grail of treats to Silas so I stocked up. I always buy snacks though, Veggie Sticks, Pretzels & these goldfish crackers that are accidentally vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Lots--Cheap Vegan Paradise?
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I discovered a Big Lots in Culpeper last week, but didn't have time to go in. Is it worth a 50 minute round trip when I have nothing better to do and should get out of the house?

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Probably not on its own; sometimes I find a lot of things I want, but other times I leave without buying anything.


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Yeah, I wouldn't go unless there are other things around there you can do because sometimes it's a big bust.

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I went back to buy some toilet paper (my life is exciting. . .) and found elf lip gloss for a buck. It's beeswax-free, smells great, and works like a charm. Also found a four-pack of single-serve bottles of cranberry-pomegranate juices for $.37(!!!) and dollar cans of coconut milk.

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