15 Can't Miss Deals at Big Lots! Right Now

Summer fun doesn’t have to break the budget.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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Summer is heating up, and so are the savings at discount big box stores like Big Lots! You can save money shopping and outfit your backyard, home, and summer vacation with major deals on everything from patio furniture to sheet sets and pool floats.

At the 1,300 Big Lots! stores across 48 states, you can find overstock and past season name brand merchandise at heavily discounted prices. 

The retailer shines when it comes to seasonal merchandise and decor, so if you have summer on the brain, these are 15 of the highlights to have on your radar.

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Youth Green, Red & Blue 3-Piece Goggle Set

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Price: $7.99

Plan on spending long summer afternoons at the pool? Have a child who’s thrilled for their first season of swim team? Then this three-piece goggle set will come in handy, especially since goggles often seem to disappear at the bottom of the pool. 

Plus, they’re 24% less than the regular retail price.

Chaps Bennet Ivory, Navy & Red Stripe Oversize Plush Throw

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Price: $12.99

If you’re going for that classic red, white, and blue Americana look, then this Chaps by Ralph Lauren throw at 38% less than normal retail is a must-have. It gives you that rustic lakefront look, whether you have a waterfront view or not.

Chaps Waterford Floral Full/Queen 5-Piece Comforter Set

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Price: $39.99

For 56% less than the usual retail price of $89.99, you can snag a gorgeous Chaps by Ralph Lauren navy floral comforter. 

With crisp white walls and white furniture, it has a summery look that easily transitions to fall and beyond. It’s essentially a bedroom makeover for under $40.

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Blue Medallion Melamine Salad Plates, 4-Pack

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Price: $9.99

Whether you’re planning a picnic or having friends over for a backyard dinner al fresco, this set of melamine salad plates is one you’ll reach for again and again. 

Lightweight and easy to clean, they’re easy to tote around and are less breakable than everyday porcelain dishware.

Navy 800-Thread Count Queen 4-Piece Sheet Set

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Price: $19.97

There’s not much better than getting into bed on a summer night with crisp, clean, lightweight cotton sheets. But one thing that is better is when those sheets are not only a luxurious 800-thread count but also on an unbelievable under $20 deal.

H2O Go! Comfort Plush Inflatable Pool Float Lounge

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Price: $32.99

Hit the pool with this pool float lounger that will have everyone waiting their turn to relax in summer style. At 34% less than the usual retail price, this lounger looks more expensive than its budget-friendly price tag.

H2O Go! Inflatable Pool Volleyball Set

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Price: $14.99

When splashing around starts to get old, this pool volleyball set will get the kids’ (and adults’) attention. This inflatable volleyball set is 38% less than the retail price, and it’s a fun way to incorporate some light competition into pool time.

Dolphin & Fish Bodyboard

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Price: $12.99

If you’re headed to the beach, make sure you come prepared so you don’t end up spending more than you have to at the local surf shop. Pick up this bodyboard for 54% less than you might find elsewhere, and get ready for a weekend of hitting the waves.

Broyhill 10' x 12' Laurel Terrace Cedar Pergola

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Price: $749.99

Give your backyard a stylish upgrade with this pergola that’s 47% less than the normal retail price. You’ll add shade to your seating area and help to define the space while adding an area for wisteria or other climbing vines to stretch their legs. 

Plus, you’ll get a magazine-worthy space on a big box budget.

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Premium Choose-Your-Size Paper Towels, 6 Big Rolls

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Price: $4.99

You can never have too many paper towels in the summer. From cleaning up popsicle messes to drying freshly picked berries, paper towels are the go-to supply of the season. And you can get them 30% off at Big Lots

14' x 42" Oasis Wicker Designer Metal Frame Above-Ground Pool

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Price: $299.99

Bring the vacation to your own home with a backyard pool. You can take a dip in this nearly-four-foot deep pool that’s a deal at 32% off the usual retail price. Compared to a pool membership, you can’t beat under $300.

15' Linen Triple Vent Market Patio Umbrella with Base

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Price: $199.99

With this 15-foot patio umbrella, no one has to be left out in the sun. It is 43% off, so you can fit the entire family under it, whether they’re lounging in a chair or sitting at the table enjoying an al fresco summer meal.

San Marino Tan Wicker Cushioned Patio Sofa

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Price: $375

Lounge around on your back patio as if it’s a chic hotel outdoor space thanks to this major furniture deal that’s 53% off. This outdoor patio sofa has modern, sophisticated lines and a cozy look. It’s perfect for relaxing with an ice-cold tea and a good book.

Wicker Cushioned Swivel Patio Egg Chair

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Price: $349.99

Get an Instagram-worthy look for 51% off with this Big Lots Egg chair. Its bohemian and modern styling will quickly become the focal point of your entire outdoor space.

11.5" Cast Iron Frying Pan

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Price: $16.99

Summer cooking is all about memories, and this cast iron frying pan can kick off a new generation. Try making your grandmother’s cornbread in it or frying up a stack of pancakes on a lazy summer morning. At 32% off, it’s a deal that home cooks can’t pass up.

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Big Lots has both weekly deals and clearance items, and both are a great way to snag the lowest possible prices on items you already need. 

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Heather Bien

Heather Bien is a writer covering personal finance and budgeting and how those relate to life, travel, entertaining, and more. With bylines that include The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, and mindbodygreen, she's covered everything from tax tips for freelancers to budgeting hacks to how to get the highest ROI out of your home renovations.