Updated on Friday September 23, 2022: We’re still working on confirming Big Lots’ Black Friday 2022 sale details — we are expecting to receive a copy of their ad, along with this year’s featured deals and sale dates, sometime in the first week of November. However, because we’ve been tracking their sales for 7 years now, we pretty much know what to expect. Here’s a summary of what we will likely see during their Black Friday event this year (our predictions are based on Big Lots’ historical trends):
- Big Lots’ Black Friday sale usually kicks off with a round of Thanksgiving-day-only deals, with the main set of offers running from Black Friday itself through the long weekend until Sunday night (or while supplies last).
- Big Lots’ Black Friday ad is usually 12 pages long. Only during the pandemic these last two years is when the ad was shortened to 4 pages long in 2020 and 6 pages long in 2021.
- If shopping in-stores, you can expect all locations to be open on Thanksgiving day itself from 7:00AM to 9:00PM (likely with a free gift available to those who show up early in stores on Thursday). Stores are expected to reopen at 6:00AM on Friday morning. Those that shopped in-stores on Friday from 6:00AM to Noon also received an extra 15% off their entire purchase.
- In terms of the deals, you can expect 50% off all toys; select adult recliners on sale from $199.99 and kid’s recliners from $49.99; buy-1 get-1 free on all men’s, women’s and kid’s tees, tops and bottoms; and 30% off all holiday and Christmas decor.
- You can scroll down the page to view last year’s ad to get a general idea of the type of offers that they typically run (it’s likely that we’ll see similar items and deals return again here in 2022).
As always, the latest Black Friday news will be posted as soon as we get it. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly for more updates or join our newsletter to stay informed.
Black Friday 2022 Start & End Dates
Big Lots has always run their Black Friday sales over a 4-day period since we started tracking them a number of years ago — from Thanksgiving day through Sunday night. However you’ll likely also see a handful of Thanksgiving-day-only doorbuster specials as well. If nothing changes here in 2022 then these are the sale dates that you can expect to see:
- Expected Thanksgiving day sale: Thursday November 24, 2022. Stores will likely be open from 7:00AM to 9:00PM.
- Expected Black Friday sale, start date: Friday November 25, 2022. Stores expected to open at 6:00AM.
- Expected Black Friday sale, end date: Sunday November 27, 2022 or while in-stock quantities last.
We will be posting Big Lots’ confirmed Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend sales schedule for 2022 as soon as we have the dates officially verified.
Last Year’s Black Friday Ad
Updated on Friday November 5, 2021: We just received a copy Big Lots’ official Black Friday ad. All 6 pages are posted below.
Their 4-days of deals are valid Thursday-Sunday, November 25-28, 2021 or while supplies last (see the ad scan for details on which items are available on which days). Stores are open on Thanksgiving day from 7:00AM to 9:00PM. Good luck and happy bargain hunting!
Our Favorite Black Friday 2022 Deals
Big Lots tends to run similar deals from year to year. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for when shopping Big Lots’ Black Friday 2022 sale:
- Furniture — Always a popular item at Big Lots is their doorbuster rocker recliner deal. Last year they had several different styles available priced from $199.99/each for adults (a savings of $160/each) and $49.99/each for kids (a savings of $30/each). To go with it you could have also picked up a new sectional sofa for just $869.99.
- Holiday decor — With Thanksgiving weekend officially kicking off the holiday season there’s no better time to restock your holiday supplies and Christmas home decor. Last year they had select artificial Christmas trees, outdoor lawn decor, gift wrapping and ornaments for up to 30% off.
- Snacks — If you’re planning on hosting a holiday party this year then there’s no better time to fill up your pantry with snacks and sweets for your guests. Last year they offered 12-pack cans of Coca-Cola, 7up and Dr. Pepper on sale, 3 for $11 (limit 6 per person). They also had buy-one get-one free on assorted M&M, Reese’s, Hersey’s Kisses, and Ghirardelli chocolates.
- Toys — There’s always something at Big Lots for kids young and old to bring a smile to their face when opening up their presents under the Christmas tree. Last year all Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, V-tech, Marvel and Mega Blocks toys were 50% off.
- Small appliances — Need a new air fryer, multi-cooker or coffee maker? Then you’ll likely see doorbuster deals on all three at 50% off, with some starting at just $9.99. Also be on the lookout for their vacuum bargains; last year select upright and cordless vacuums were on sale for 30% off.
We are keeping a history of Big Lots’s older Black Friday ads. You can see all the previous years through 2016 by following the links below.
- 2021: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
- 2020: Page 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- 2019: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
- 2018: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
- 2017: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
- 2016: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
What are you planning on getting at this year’s Black Friday sale at Big Lots? Maybe some new furniture? Leave your comments below.