SurveysSweepstakes — Take Official Big Lots® Survey — Win $300

Did you know Big Lots gives back to the community by funding housing, food-distribution, healthcare and education in communities through its own foundation called the Big Lots Foundation?

It gives back to the communities that support it through its charitable endeavors.

Sol Shenk created the first closeout store, called ‘Odd Lots’ in 1967 under the umbrella of the Consolidated Stores Corporation.

A name controversy soon emerged, since in 1983 a retailer called Revco purchased a company that was named ‘Odd Lots trading co.’

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So, Sol Shenk’s Odd Lots store agreed to keep its original ‘Odd Lots’ name limited to its original Columbus location radius, and when it expanded outside of that radius it used the new name ‘Big Lots’.

Personally, I like ‘Big Lots’ much better than ‘Odd Lots’, and I wonder if the name switch was a contributing factor to its success.

Who knows?

What I do know is that if you want to help it keep growing, you can take the Biglotssurvey at to give them great feedback they can use to grow.


Taking the survey also enters yourself in a nice little $300 gift card sweepstakes at the same time.


Keep reading for more details on how you can enter the biglotssurvey sweepstakes for a chance to snag your own winning gift card!

Big Lots Survey Prizes

Grand Prize: $300 Big Lots Gift Card

One Grand Prize will be awarded each quarterly survey period date

Limit of 1 Grand Prize per person / household during the sweepstakes entire period

Winner will receive gift card in the mail within 4 weeks of the drawing. Gift card will be shipped to the address provided on the Winner’s entry form.

Biglotssurvey Details

Sweepstakes Dates: Sweepstakes starts 12:00:01 AM CST July 29, 2018 and ends 11:59:59 PM CST Saturday, July 27, 2019

Grand Prize$300 Gift Card
Purchase Required?None
Entry MethodOnline, Mail
Prize Limit1 Per Person
Entry Limit1 Per Person or Email/Day

Enter The Survey

Regardless of your entry method, you are only allowed 1 entry per person OR per email address per day.

Enter Online With A Purchase

  1. Buy an item or more at a Big Lots location
  2. Save your receipt so you can use it to enter the online survey
  3. Go online to and answer all survey questions

Congrats, you are now entered into the quarterly Big Lots Survey sweepstakes!

Enter The With No Purchase

You don’t need to make a purchase to enter the Big Lots survey. In fact, there are two ways to enter, online and by mail without making a purchase.

Enter Online With A Store Visit & No Purchase

If you visited a Big Lots location but did not buy anything, you can still go online to enter the sweepstakes by taking a short survey to share your experience.

  1. Visit a Big Lots location – no need to make a purchase
  2. Go online to
  3. Answer all survey questions

Congrats now you’re entered in the sweepstakes

Enter by Mail With No Purchase

  1. Handwrite your full name, address, city, state, zip, phone, and birthday on a 3X5″ card
  2. Mail your filled out 3X5″ card to the following address:

    Big Lots! Guest Experience Survey Sweepstakes Entry, 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100,
    Rochester, NY 14625-2437

NOTE:**Each mail-in entry needs to be in a separate envelope**

Big Lots Survey Homepage

The survey homepage for Big Lots is a large orange square set on a plain gray background. It gives you the option to continue in either English or Spanish, whichever you prefer. You will click the language button to get started with the survey:

Biglotssurvey Eligibility

  • No purchase necessary to enter
  • Making a purchase does not increase your odds of winning
  • Must be 18 or older at entry time
  • Open to legal US residents and legal District of Columbia residents only
  • Limit of 1 entry per person OR per email address per day, regardless of specific entry method
  • Mail in entries need to be postmarked by the period end date and received by the mail-in entry deadlines specified in the official rules table
  • Grand Prize giveaway limited to 1 per person / household during sweepstakes period
  • Winner will get gift card in mail within 1 month of the drawing date and it will be sent to the address they provided on the entry form
  • Prize is non-transferable, non-assignable and cannot be redeemed for cash
  • Winner’s name, likeness, etc can be used for promotional purposes by contest holder until the end of time except where prohibited by law

For the full official terms and conditions see the official rules page

To request a Winner’s list send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the following address:

Big Lots!
Guest Experience Survey Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

See the complete Big Lots privacy policy here

Contact Big Lots

Phone: 1 (866) 244-5687

Contact Online

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