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Big Lots Salutes U.S. Troops With Armed Forces Day Discount

Monday, May 14, 2012

Big Lots Salutes U.S. Troops With Armed Forces Day Discount11:00 EDT Monday, May 14, 2012COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG), North America's largest broadline closeout retailer, is recognizing Armed Forces Day by offering a special discount for armed forces personnel and their families. On Saturday, May 19, all active, reserve, and retired service members will receive a 10% discount on their qualifying in-store purchases by presenting military identification. The discount can also be applied to sale and clearance items. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20011026/BIGLOTSLOGO )"We recognize the effort and sacrifice of all those who serve and protect," said CEO Steve Fishman, himself a former U.S. Army Reservist. "We hope many members of the military will take advantage of this offer and enjoy a special day of shopping in their honor."Military identification includes the following: military ID card, military dog tags, Veteran ID card, Veterans organization card (e.g. American Legion, VFW), military discharge/separation document, VA benefits card, or other military designations.The discount will be available at all Big Lots stores nationwide. To find a local store, visit www.biglots.com.About Big Lots, Inc. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is a Fortune 500 company with more than 1,450 stores in 48 states and over 80 Liquidation World and LW stores in Canada. As North America's largest broadline closeout retailer, Big Lots offers consumers a wide range of bargain-priced merchandise, including brand-name closeouts, seasonal products, consumables, furniture, housewares, toys, and gifts. The Company also sells merchandise through BIG LOTS WHOLESALE, CONSOLIDATED INTERNATIONAL, WISCONSIN TOY, and www.biglotswholesale.comSOURCE Big Lots, Inc.For further information: Rob Claxton, Senior Vice President, Marketing, +1-614-278-6802