Does Big Lots Require a Membership?

Last Updated on 10/06/2019 by GS Staff

Q: Does Big Lots require a membership?

A: No, Big Lots does not require a membership. Any shopper is able to enter a Big Lots, purchase goods, and check out without any additional requirements. 

Big Lots does have a 100% free rewards program called BIG Rewards. The benefits include:

  • $5 reward after 3 qualifying purchases within a 12 month period
  • Furniture reward of $10 per $200 spent on a single Furniture Qualifying Purchase
  • Birthday surprise
  • Coupons
  • 20% off savings for rewards members during VIP shopping days

Visit to view more details on the rewards program and to sign up for free if you think it will provide you some value. 

In our opinion, you should at least sign up for the 20% off VIP shopping days. Big Lots will alert you when these events are coming up. Show up to the store on the VIP day and receive 20% off your purchase of typically already low prices without any additional cost to you such as a membership fee.

The stores tend to be busy during these VIP days – especially during peak shopping times. You may potentially need to allow time to wait in the checkout line or to deal with store traffic. 

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Disclosure: We do not receive any incentives if you sign up for Big Rewards. We simply see it as a good way to save money without any sign up costs for the rewards program. Please read the Big Rewards details in full on before you sign up. 

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