I also love Close-Out type stores such as BigLots! I always look in the food sections for great deals off things I need. I always check the expiration dates, just to be sure. You really have to know your prices because some items I can get elsewhere at a better price if I wait for a sale and combine it with coupons. These types of stores don't accept coupons, you just have to know your prices.
Here are the items I got in this shopping trip to:
The first price is retail, the price in parenthesis is BigLots! price and how many I purchased.
Ragu Spaghetti Sauce in a Pouch: $3.99 ( $0.50 each x 33)
Sip - Ahhhh Flavored Straws $5.99 ($0.50 each x 10)
Mister Salty Pretzels & Cheese $2.79 ($1.30 each x 1)
Kellogg's Jump Starts $2.79 ($1.00 each x 10)
Retail Total : $222.26 Amount Paid: $32.80
Total Saved: $186.46