Q: At which store are you most likely to buy things you don't need?
A: Cheesy ads notwithstanding, Big Lots. There are enough legitimate deals there to get me in the doors every month or so, and enough unusual--but unneeded--stuff to tempt me. That's the whole premise of Big Lots: you never know what you will find. No use making a list; be delighted on every aisle, not necessarily to the delight of your budget.
Q: What is the most recent thing you bought there?
A: It would have to be my $5 Pickle Making Kit (see photo)--which of course will save me money one day, given our love for the expensive pickles that crunch. Also in my shopping cart was an Ionic Hair Trimmer for my husband's Christmas stocking (maybe we can figure out exactly how the ions will improve his homemade buzz cut). For the pantry, a box of Thai curry mix with jasmine rice, bottles of paprika and pumpkin pie spice, and Carb Options orange mango tea mix.