It just wouldn’t be my blog if I didn’t declare up front my love of all things “Trash to Treasure.” I love finding something old and ugly and giving it new life, but if we’re all honest, often many don’t have the extra time to wait for that hidden gem. That’s when TJ Maxx and Marshalls comes into play.
Look at that eye candy pic from that I stole from my dear friend, the Nester, who will love me anyhow. I know…it makes my heart go pitter patter as well. Those are MY colors. Anyone who has seen my new bathroom makeover or the colors of my island, understand that blue and white are bringing me to my happy place these days. Here’s the thing, next to thrift stores and yard sales, Tj Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods bring you the best in discounted items at a fraction of the retail cost. Plus, my favorite part in the whole store is their clearance aisles. That’s when I take the already slashed price, but find it marked down even further. Yes, we’re talking yard sale prices. Here is the best example of that in my home.
I love all these kitchen items in my home, but wow, do they have a variety of prices. One is from an auction, one was purchased online and one was from TJ Maxx. Any guesses?
The white glass canister set I won at an auction and love them. The set? A mere $8, but it took all day waiting around to win that bid. The bread box you may recognize from a major domestic goddess. She used it on her TV set for years, has a major magazine and thinks that paying $75 plus shipping is a “good thing.” (Yes, I still am drop jawed to think of this gift from my hubby about 8 years ago – although it was SO sweet since he knew I admired it.) Lastly, the green Flour tin I purchased last year on Clearance at TJ Maxx. It had been separated from a three set canister set so it was marked down…$3.99! Woot, Woot. That is my kind of savings.
T.J.Maxx and Marshalls provide shoppers with such incredible savings. but how does those deals make it’s way to the store? With more than 1600 stores across the country, there is a great deal of buying power behind both chains that allows a lot of flexibility in negotiating prices. T.J.Maxx and Marshalls buyers also buy merchandise closer to the time it is needed in stores, which opens up opportunities to score great deals on current season styles. Their buyers on are on the hunt over 40 weeks a year looking for the hottest items of the season. Now, let’s talk their deals on clothes. When a designer overproduces and department stores overbuy, TJ Maxx swoops in, negotiates the lowest possible prices and pass on the savings to us. They have thousands of items delivered to their stores every week, so just like a great yard sale, it’s never the same store twice.
I love my Frugal Fashionista shopping, but this year, we’ve had to turn to TJ Maxx and Marshalls for many of my teen sons’ Back to School shopping needs. Two have grown four inches in about six months, putting on pounds that make my scale shake. Finding pants and shoes in those sizes at Goodwill, which haven’t been on someone’s shelves for the past decade, is nearly impossible. Plus, if your teen girls want to dress like twins such as the girls below, I can guarantee, that is not an option.
I’ve been so impressed at the great discounts I can find, and I know you will find some exclusive Back to School needs as well.
So, how would like to shop at TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Home Goods this month?
I’m giving away a $25 Gift Card to get any last minute Back to School needs.
Multiple ways to enter (up to 4 entries total on this giveaway)
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Entries for this giveaway will close on Monday, August 23 @ 3p EST. The winning entry will be selected via random.org. The winner will be contacted directly and the Giveaway Page will be updated with the winner’s name.
This giveaway was sponsored by TJ Maxx. Read more on my disclosure policy.