Big Lots is a fun store because they specialize in close outs and you just never know what you will find next in there. Their merchandise changes weekly and although they do offer a sales ad, they have a disclaimer that they might not have everything pictured in the ad since it is a "first come, first served", deal and if you wait too long, that one special bargain just might be sold out. So you can't think about things very long, which is a downside when it comes to larger purchases, but if you are like me and just use them primarily for smaller purchases, this is an awesome store.
They do not take manufacturer coupons.
They do have a fantastic selection of scrap booking supplies at the lowest prices I have seen anywhere. I've added a lot to my collection, thanks to this store.