Fashioning Fall with TJ Maxx Off-Price Bargains

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A cadre of The Recessionista’s readers and top Southern California bloggers joined forces this weekend at my local TJ Maxx store to get ready for fall and cooler temperatures by checking out the amazing selection of sweaters, outerwear and holiday bling that is available at “off-price” bargain rates.  “Off-price” shopping means that the sale is on everyday at TJ Maxx with the same merchandise and top designers that you’ll find at high-end department stores. The difference is that the merchandise will be for sale at up to 60% off the retail price.  Every price tag at TJ Maxx shows the retail price and the TJ Maxx or Marshalls price (if you go to Marshalls to shop.)  From personal experience, I can tell you that it is intoxicating to shop at either store, find designer deals and quality merchandise at deep discounts.   How do they do it? Listen up, and I’ll tell it all.

Pictured: One of my favorite fall fashions, a Cynthia Rowley jacket with exquisite detail (photo: M.Hall)

TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores get over 10,000 new items every week.  That is in each store.  Can you even imagine what you might find, with that quantity of merchandise? The secret: continual digging for the best for less.  While buyers from major retailers tend to go out the season before the current one to pick the collections they want to stock by picking from the fashion week runways, TJ Maxx & Marshalls buyers are constantly negotiating deals with designers and manufacturers all over the world.  This translates to a real competitive edge, as the buying scouts for the company can pick-up fashions, jewelry, electronic accessories and even gourmet foods when buyers from other companies are not yet looking for stock.  That’s how the company picks up merchandise from designers like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Jones of New York, Cynthia Rowley, Max Studio and Nanette Lepore.  During the fall fashioning event, I sighted deals from each of these fashion brands in the store.  Just check out the gorgeous red boiled wool jacket pictured above.  Not to mention the fabulous tweed jacket below. Both jackets are by Cynthia Rowley. For me, it was so exciting to see Cynthia Rowley at affordable prices after attending her high-end show at New York Fashion Week this year.

Pictured: A fabulous tweed jacket, spotted by yours truly (photo via Fashionably Organized.)

Here are some of the top Fall Fashion pieces that you can find at your local store:

  • Chiffon, silk and sequined blouses for work or play
  • Chunky knit sweaters and cardigans for extra warmth
  • Slim  and tailored trousers and virtually every style of jean
  • Tweed and wool jackets in a variety of styles
  • Faux fur gloves, vests and short jackets
  • Animal prints on shoes, blouses and short coats
  • Statement necklaces
  • Stylish dress in every shape and style
Pictured: One of my “off price bargains” my Natasha necklace from TJ Maxx. (photo M. Hall)

Now, you may have missed our local #FashioningFall event this weekend, but you don’t have to miss the savings at TJ Maxx or Marshalls, because those are available everyday.  Relax and sleep in on Black Friday. You can enjoy your day after Thanksgiving and shop and save anytime at TJ!

Fashioning Fall Giveaway
To share the joys of “off-price” shopping at TJ Maxx or Marshalls, I’m doing a giveaway here on the blog.  Simply comment on this post and tell me about how you have shared the thrill of “off price” shopping and you could be chosen to win a TJ Maxx or Marshalls gift card.  The best comment wins a $150.00 gift card.  There will also be two $50.00 comments awarded for other worthy entries.  So click the comment button below this post and tell me how your share the deals. Is it via Social Networks (Twitter, Blog, Facebook, StumbleUpon)Word of Mouth, girlfriends’ lunch or special happy hour? Tell it all! Leave your comment by Nov 27th.  I am going to give you plenty of time since I know Thanksgiving is coming soon.   When you comment, be sure and include your email address like this, maxxinista (at) gmail dot com, in the post so I can contact you if you win.  May the best Maxxinista  win!


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. Kate Middleton News

    November 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Its would be so great if i get that as my birthday gift !

  2. Diet Blog!

    November 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    When someone compliments me on a piece of clothing or an accessory I'm wearing, I love when I get to tell them what a great bargain I got! I find it's better to say how much you saved on something than how expensive an item is. I usually go by word of mouth to encourage my friends they can get the best buys for their buck at TJ Maxx. thanks!
    nataliegossett at gmail dot com

  3. Diet Blog!

    November 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    When someone compliments me on a piece of clothing or an accessory I'm wearing, I love when I get to tell them what a great bargain I got! I find it's better to say how much you saved on something than how expensive an item is. I usually go by word of mouth to encourage my friends they can get the best buys for their buck at TJ Maxx. thanks!
    nataliegossett at gmail dot com

  4. Clewis

    November 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Marshall's and actually after reading your blog post a few weeks ago, I checked out TJ Maxx and found some great Free People finds. I am more about personal contacts then using the internet, so when I know about great sales or high/low designer collabs, I text my friends who live in different states (basing on their personality if they would be interested in it), and personally talk to friends/family close by. I love helping people find all the good deals I have found, and think that tailoring to friends personalities really helps them feel that success!

    cmlewis07 at gmail dot com

  5. kristin rohan

    November 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Mary — how much fun was TJMaxx? One of my best nights to be sure.

    I share off-price shopping with my Mum — who taught me everything I know about shopping, bargains & frugal fun. She's my inspiration and my partner in crime for the best times I've had.

    I don't like to shop with many people but we are in tune with each other and love to share what fabulous treasures we find — we can enjoy ourselves & each other while feeling like smart & savvy women spotting glamorous bargains!

    My Mum passed her “gift” of finding the perfect gift for others, too. Just like I found the cutest zebra / crystal earrings and peppermint / vanilla incense sticks for her at our TJMaxx adventure! She loved them and was upset to miss the good times.

    The best things about being back in CA with my Mum is we can go to Marshalls & TJMaxx together now.

    Thanks Mary. Happy shopping!!

  6. mar

    November 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Until about a year ago, the closest TJ's was about an hour and a half away. When we heard that a store would open a mere forty-five minutes away, the countdown was on. Since the store has opened, I have made many a road trip with my girlfriends, parents, and boyfriend. No trip is too frequent because you truly, do not know what is going to be new. I can honestly say that my “keeper” items through the years have come from either TJ Maxx or are handed down from dear grandparents. In other words, the quality sticks. As a college instructor, when I'm in my Cynthia Rowley cashmere sweater, I feel as though I'm bringing the “class” to class.

    At any rate, I'm now on Twitter, which I love and use to spread the word, particularly if the word is the good word from TJ Maxx. Thanks for the chance to rave about my TJ's!

  7. Anonymous

    November 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I learned not to pay retail from my mother-in-law, a trained seamstress who can spot a well-made piece of clothing on a crowded rack from across the store. She used to call me while at T.J. Maxx for my size and if I wanted some insanely low-priced piece. Because of her, I refuse to pay retail unless it's an emergency.

    I love being able to brag about her skills (and my evolving skills) when I get compliments on my outfits, particularly my accessories. I share on Twitter and Facebook, primarily, but also face-to-face, often dragging friends on shopping trips with the sole purpose of getting them hooked.

    Even my husband in in on the act. We're currently sleeping on some pretty expensive sheets he found while browsing one day. I'm less able to brag about this, but I guess I just did!

    I'd love to be able to take my MIL out shopping this January when she comes out to visit us. I know it would make both of our day!

    collegereadywriting (at) gmail dot come

  8. Anonymous

    November 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Word of mouth. Whenever you get a compliment and get to respond with something like “Free People, Thirty Bucks, Marshalls” you can't help but feel awesome about it.

    jessicamendez (at) austin dot rr dot com

  9. gina

    November 16, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I love TJ Maxx and Marshalls! I always find great stuff. Found some beautiful purple snakesking Ralph Lauren pumps for $30 and some JBrand jeans for $50!

  10. heather elizabeth

    November 16, 2011 at 2:21 am

    While I am typically a social media maven, the best way that I share my Maxxinista savings is by sending gifts to my mom and sister. We may all be in different states, but when I find a great Lilly Pulitzer picture frame or Yankee candle or Precious Moment, I know that I have to buy it. My family loves a surprise in the mail and I love shopping at TJ Maxx! Of course, I'm always tweeting and shopping too! heatheremill (at) gmail dot com

  11. Michelle Hovestadt

    November 16, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I had four children in five years, and gained 70 lbs each time. Yes, it's true. Once each baby arrived, every so often my husband would stay with the baby while I went off to TJMaxx for a couple of hours by myself. Yes, at first I had to venture to the larger sizes, but thank goodness TJMaxx carried them. As I eventually got back to my normal size, it was always so nice to stroll through TJMaxx and freshen up my wardrobe on the cheap. Each year on Mother's Day, all I ever ask for is my couple of hours at TJMaxx, by myself. It's fun to check out the new styles, and spend a little time just for me. Even if it is once a year. I can't help but smile each time I pass a TJMaxx as it brings back such fond memories off all the times I spent there trying to feel a little human after playing mommy 24/7.


  12. Anonymous

    November 16, 2011 at 2:42 am

    i share my deals with everyone. People will say “where did you get that purse?” $55 at TJ Maxx. When I see something others will like, I text or call them.
    flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com

  13. San Diego Momma

    November 16, 2011 at 2:58 am

    I'm a HUGE thrift store shopper, and have blogged my finds often.

    I do love how you can find stylish items without paying full price. THAT is a passion of mine, which I tweet about now and then.

    TJ Maxx is a huge part of that.

  14. Jamie

    November 16, 2011 at 3:28 am

    It had been years since I walked into a TJ Maxx until a few months ago. Money was tight, so we stopped into a TJ Maxx, and by the end of the day, we walked out with a ton of stuff for under the price of 100 dollars! For me, it truly opened my eyes to all the possibilities.

    You have to search to find what you're looking for, but searching is half the fun! There's some truly great finds at TJ Maxx, and it sounds like I may have to try Marshall's next! (It will be a first for me!)

  15. Amber

    November 16, 2011 at 3:30 am

    TJ Maxx is perfect for me, the stylish and sassy (albeit sorta broke) girl's guide to style. A place where I can find Sam Edelman shoes, Juicy Couture jeans, and Smashbox cosmetics all in one place, and all seriously reduced in price? Yes please! I tell all of my friends when I find an extra amazing deal at TJ Maxx, I've got my mom to shop there, my aunt, and a lot of friends, cousin, and a few co-workers. TJ Maxx is the single girl's boyfriend…you can get things for close to nothing at all, don't have to watch football, and you don't have to put up with putting the toilet seat back down when *someone* (I'm talking to you, men!) forgets to do it. TJ has made me a Maxxinista!

    Thanks so the super fun giveaway.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  16. Cathy

    November 16, 2011 at 4:17 am

    With only one exception, I Never quit sharing my “off-priced” treasures! I share my “off-priced” tips with family and friends over half priced margaritas on ladies night, via facebook, email and my newly discovered twitter account; I share my “off-priced” finds with my teenage daughters, But I NEVER share my “off-priced” savings with my husband-THAT-I keep to myself!
    martinbucks (at) gmail dot com

  17. Danielle

    November 16, 2011 at 5:10 am

    My friends and I always let each other know about the great deals to be found on clothing and accessories. One of the best memories I have is when a good friend called me from Marshalls to tell me about a pair of shoe she found in my size… it was normally a $90 pair but it was only $30! A total steal. I had to drive down and buy them!

  18. Lindsay

    November 16, 2011 at 5:33 am

    What ways don't I share my great finds? Instagram (great for dressing room opinions), twitter (always @'ing the brand, of course), facebook, and of course, blogging! Word of mouth is great- compliments lead to “oh, I got it at __!” conversations, and social media just boosts that even more!

    hello (at) llydesigns (dot) com

  19. Xenia

    November 16, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I only got into shopping every other day because my husband loves to check out TJ Maxx's new items. He's obsessed with the stuff that comes in for himself, our kids and me. I don't mind cause it's great brands, excellent quality at great prices! Last year about 90% of our shopping for Family & Friends was done at TJ Maxx and we're always looking for TJ Maxx stores in nearby cities and whenever we're out of state, we do the same thing! Call us crazy but we're true fans! I wanted to attend the event but unfortunately I had to work that night! xenia droid @ gmail (no spaces) So excited for this giveaway – Hope I win so my husband knows that my internet time isn't done in vain! ;x

  20. Romy Schorr

    November 16, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I am a true curator of fabulous finds for less, much like yourself Ms. Recessionista! I get such a rush when I find a high end fashion item or designer label for so much less. When I visit TJ Maxx, it is like a treasure hunt and if you visit often and look closely you really can discover amazing rave worthy pieces. I just adore the fur Fiorelli bag I got at your #FashioningFall event for half price and totally a show stopper!

    And I share my finds through carrying around fabulous items and being stopped, word of mouth, twitter and facebook.

  21. Mags1288

    November 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Got to love technology! Everytime I am in TJ Maxx or Marshalls- I always end up taking pictures and texting to my daughters-sisters and friends when I find some great deal! Good thing I have unlimited texting plan! I am fortunate enough to have quite a few TJ/Marshalls in my area and visit each one frequently. Love it!
    KMagri at fittsinsurance dot com

  22. Heather

    November 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I'm always on the hunt for a great bargain! Usually I hit up thrift or vintage stores and find great pieces that I'd mix with another piece from a higher-end dept. store. I usually then end up doing an outfit post, mentioning where I purchase the garments. I also interact via Facebook and Twitter, with people asking me where I bought said garments.


  23. jlj

    November 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    TJ Maxx is by far my favorite. This week it was a pair of animal print BCBG heels for $50.

    I talk up my bargains, call friends and sent photos when I find fantastic things that don't fit me (particularly shoes), but perhaps my favorite TJMaxx expereince was buying a collection of fantastic red Roscher plates. I found a few and thought perhaps I could finish off the collection elsewhere. I continued to search (thankfully I have 5 TJM's within a close radius) but only added a couple.

    The dinner plates were upwards of $30 a plate on ebay and way beyond that at department stores. I took a couple pictures and sent them to my good friends hoping they might help me out (they are likewise are always searching at TJM).

    The week before Christmas a good friend in DC called me. She had just walked into a TJMaxx in Virginia and they had a whole display of the dishes. She asked me how many I wanted. My sister happened to be flying in from DC that same day and she hauled a whole set of plates across the country for me. Those plates cost less than one or two plates would have cost elsewhere. I saved several hundred dollars.

    A few months later my mom was visiting and she decided she loved my plates. The hunt then began once again. I also decided that I better buy a few more just in case one broke. Now we both have service for 30+ with our beautiful red TJMaxx plates.

    I'm moving to the UK soon and was very happy to see a TKMaxx very close. 🙂
    janiecejohnson at hotmail

  24. elmar

    November 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    TJ's is my goto for every occasion,when our daughter was married in June,a few years ago, I found my dress at Marshalls(formal),shoes,bag and matching hair band at TJ Maxx.While sitting in the sunshine at their outdoor wedding waiting for the bride,one of the guests complimented my hairband as a perfect match,were upon our smart aleck son said “TJ Maxx” and broke everybody up.I can always find a treasure at TJ's.Thanks for the opportunity.

  25. Janine @ Alternative Housewife

    November 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I am now such a believer in TJ Maxx, Ross, etc that I rarely shop anywhere else (except for thrift shops) but when my mother tried to get me to shop those places as a teen I refused! For some reason I thought I was 'too good' for bargain shopping. If only I'd realized that it could help me get the brand-name clothes that I so coveted! But the economy was different then and it wasn't 'cool' to get deals. Kids today have it so easy!

  26. HipMamaB

    November 16, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    My best find was a pair of shoes that looked JUST like the $800 ones a friend had just bought (mine were minus the red soles of course)… I actually immediately took a picture with Instagram and tweeted it out! I love TJMaxx and Marshall's and always share my finds on FB, Twitter, my blog or IRL!

  27. Teresa

    November 17, 2011 at 12:32 am

    When my daughter started her first year in high school, she needed new clothes so we went to TJ Maxx. It was great sharing this special shopping experience with her while she was texting her friends what she was trying on and getting their opinion. She was able to get her favorite perfume and the highlight of the day was new Coach boots with heels that she is saving to wear on a special day.

    teresalolvera @ sbcglobal dot net

  28. amisra2

    November 17, 2011 at 1:55 am

    I can scour the internet for deals all day long but I end up getting the best deals at TJ Maxx and Marshall's – that is where all my birthday, personal clothing, holiday shopping etc. etc get done. I love bragging about my discounts, so much so that when a close friend of mine moved back to Brazil, we went on a shopping spree to TJ Maxx everyday. I think 80% of the stuff she sent via ship was bought at TJ Maxx from 10 Calvin Klein dresses to shoes for her 4yr old from now until she is 10..haha. What can I say, it's the best!

  29. Jeanne @SouthBaySparkle

    November 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    My strategy for sharing a deal is this: If you got one, flaunt it! Wear it everywhere, and never hesitate to let people know that you got it for a steal at Marshalls or TJ Maxx. (Why should anyone have to pay full price?)

    My favorite example is a pair of gorgeous lace-up Frye boots that I got at Marshalls for $100 (regularly $200+). These are some seriously head-turning, scene-stealing boots. Whenever I wear them, I get compliments and the inevitable question, “Where did you get them?” I'm always proud to answer: “Marshalls – for a steal of a deal!” Same goes for our shopping night at TJ Maxx. I picked up a fun and sassy green newsboy cap, originally $36, for just $10. I've been wearing it just about every day this week and I've been proud to let anyone and everyone know where it's from.

    Thanks, Mary, for a great night of shopping! southbaysparkle [at]

  30. Faith J.

    November 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Ooooh, girl, let me tell you, because I LOVE my local TJ Maxx! They have a RUNWAY section, and this past summer, I found deals so good I had to attach a little TJ Maxx billboard sign to my cat and set him loose in the neighborhood!

    Well, not really, but I DID go to TJ Maxx's site and upload my finds to their “Maxx Finds” section to show off my scores. This was back on June 15. Here's the link:

    Then last year when I went to TJ Maxx, I found an amazing Calvin Klein dress for $50! I was so excited I wrote a blog post about it, pitting it against Nordstrom RACK in a WWWF Grudge Match for fun. Here's my blog post:

    So these are some of the fun ways I SHARE about my winnings. Because you can't keep a good Maxxinista down and I can't keep a great deal to myself.

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  31. Cindy

    November 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I smile when I get a great deal and i think smiling at others helps brighten their day too 🙂


  32. jerseygirl137

    November 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    When looking for something new to wear I always stop at TJ Maxx first and most time it is where I get all of my clothes. When friends and family ask where I got something I tell them TJ Maxx.

    Once when shopping with my girlfriends I told them I wanted to go into TJ Maxx and they said they had never been in one.
    Guess what, they are now TJ MAXX shopper too.


  33. Stylist Diva

    November 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I hit TJ Maxx & Marshalls with my mom and we shop til we drop! We've been shopping buddies since I can remember. I always find great clothes and housewares. My fave place to find gifts is in the houseware dept. Oh, did I mention the shoe dept.? Love TJ Maxx! thanks! stylistdiva (at) gmail dot com

  34. JC

    November 18, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I absolutely adore the discount superstores like TJ Maxx as well as HomeGoods, Marshalls and I shop there all year round. I can seriously spend hours in the store and always find something in great values. From designer Jeans (my favorite 7 For All Mankind, Paige, JBrand…etc) to Italian bags, name brand kitchenware (My mom stocked up on Le Creuset and All Clad), home décor to gourmet cooking, way too many to list.

    We share deals in several ways, word of mouth, girlfriends' lunch, text and email. Fun fact is I'd share latest finds with my sister in England, then she hit T.K. Maxx to hunt. She joked about TKM has more Hunters than TJM and that's about it.

    Ever since our TJMaxx brings in the runway section, I check in every week (Hello, Vince cashmere!). Our TJmaxx has the best handbags and designer clothes selection; Marshalls carries more shoes. I travel a lot and learn by experience that stores carry different items by area. I know which store is always worth to stop by. (Confession- I map out all stores and hit each one to learn when I move to a new place)

    Words just can't cut how much I/we love TJ Maxx/ Marshalls. I'm doing most holiday shopping there. RL 100% cashmere scarf and Smartwool socks for Dad and Mom, RM bags for BFFs and sisters, probably a Vince parka myself.

    Have a blessed holiday season!

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  35. @redvelvetrunner

    November 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I love the thrill of “off-price” shopping, especially at TJ Maxx and Marshall's! How can I narrow my comment down to just one thrill? I don't think I can so I'll have to list 2! 1. Receiving a compliment on a purchase from the extremely stylish woman in who always pays full price (hehe!). 2. When I get a fabulous find and see it in a department store at full price in the same season! Great, thinking about these thrills is inspiring me to shop! I do have a date this week, so maybe I'll be back with a third thrill ; )

  36. Janice

    November 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I love shopping at both TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I always find the greatest deals there even on name brand items. I love showing my friends the great bargains I find and they cannot believe what I paid and found. I love telling them how God led me to either store and I found just what I was looking for at the right price. Always a blessing.

  37. Ashley

    November 22, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I shared the gift of TJ Maxx with my boyfriend – I bought him a sweater there that is now one of his favs! He didn't even know TJ Maxx and Marshalls sold menswear until I gifted him the sweater dragged him to the store to open his eyes to all the fabulosity! 🙂

    KikiZoe86 (at) yahoo dot com

  38. MelADramatic Mommy

    November 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I'm happy to tell people about my great finds. I share some of my best deals via Facebook. Others I blog about about. There's nothing like finding a great bargain!

  39. MANDY83

    November 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I love TJ Maxx. They always have the cutest clothes at the best prices & I never leave empty handed! I share deals several different ways. My friends and I started this new thing where we get together for coffee on the weekends and we write down the best deals weve found all week and pass the info on to each other. We also print out coupons for each other if that option is available. It's great bc we get to see each other and gain valuable info on saving money. Another way I also share is by facebook or twitter, which I found is especially helpful for quick online deals.
    pokergrl8 at

  40. Schmidty

    November 23, 2011 at 5:45 am

    My daughter, now 23, always made fun of my couponing and shopping the deals when she was in her teens.

    Now, she is WORSE than I was about “making the deal” and calls me squealing about her latest and greatest find. It's turned into a mother/daughter who-can-save-the-most and who-made-the-best-deal competition between us!

  41. sunkssdoc

    November 24, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Not only do I love TJ Maxx for their amazing clothing and accessories…but they have the most unique housewares! My boyfriend's birthday is several days before Christmas, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do for him…and TJ Maxx was going to help me! We love to cook for each other and he really is a master in the kitchen. I decided to pull together a cooking basket for him with all the gadgets and gizmos he could possibly need! I immediately headed to TJ Maxx and found amazing items like a garlic keeper, pots and pans, wine corks and accessories, bamboo utensils and more. I was so excited! I still have a lot more to do and I plan to try a different TJ Maxx location this weekend to find more things to include. I hope he will love the present and we can continue to create more culinary creations — and memories — together!

    demauad04 at gmail dot com

  42. Ashley D

    November 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Not only do I love TJ Maxx for their amazing clothing and accessories…but they have the most unique housewares! My boyfriend's birthday is several days before Christmas, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do for him…and TJ Maxx was going to help me! We love to cook for each other and he really is a master in the kitchen. I decided to pull together a cooking basket for him with all the gadgets and gizmos he could possibly need! I immediately headed to TJ Maxx and found amazing items like a garlic keeper, pots and pans, wine corks and accessories, bamboo utensils and more. I was so excited! I still have a lot more to do and I plan to try a different TJ Maxx location this weekend to find more things to include. I hope he will love the present and we can continue to create more culinary creations — and memories — together!

    demauad04 at gmail dot com

  43. Anonymous

    November 25, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I have recently become a TJ Maxx/Marshalls addict! I am a college student with a limited budget, but TJ Maxx/Marshalls allows me to shop for quality, brand name clothes within my price range! I’m a theatre major, and I need to have a dressy and stylish wardrobe so I can look my best for auditions and interviews. I have had so much fun finding my favorite brands and educating myself on what is a good deal. In the past, I have walked into TJ Maxx feeling like I didn’t know where to start and that I wasn’t going to find any great deals. A shopping trip to TJ Maxx/Marshalls can feel overwhelming and a waste of time if you don’t know what to look for and how to find it! Part of the fun and addiction of TJ’s is the pursuit and “thrill of the kill” so to speak when you find that amazing deal and can’t believe your eyes!
    I skipped Black Friday shopping this year because I have already done most of my Christmas shopping at…guess where…TJ Maxx and Marshalls! If you shop frequently at these stores throughout the year, you are sure to find what you need at a price you’ll love! There is nothing better than having someone believe you spent more on their gift than you really did 😉 I can buy name-brand gifts for my friends and family without breaking the bank!
    Buying gifts for others is not the only way I share my deal-hunting shopping tactics with others. I share them with the world by entering the “Fan Find of the Week” contest on the TJ Maxx and Marshalls Facebook pages! Last month, I won the Fan Find of the Week contest on the Marshalls page with my purchase of two BCBG Maxazria dresses for $15 each. The price on the original price tag for each of those dresses was $240! Talk about not believing your eyes!
    My advice for getting those awesome deals is heading to the clearance sections of each department! What could be better than savings off of savings? If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, you can always head to the regular price sections, which also offer amazing deals. I have been a bargain shopper all my life and I never pay full price for anything. TJ Maxx/Marshalls is the best place for shoppers like me! What would be my perfect Christmas present? Why, a gift card to TJ Maxx/Marshalls, of course! As they say, it’s like giving them twice as much 😉
    msiesel10 at mail dot bw dot edu

  44. Anonymous

    November 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    MY love for TJ Maxx's Off-Price Bargains is a secret that I only share with a select few people. However, I always proclaim my love for my bargain finds with my sisters (who are now tired of hearing me yell my love from the rooftops). I literally just made another proclamation of my deep-rooted commitment to TJ-Maxx about an hour prior to this post as I was frantically searching for my local stores's Black Friday hours. I think screaming “OMG I just got a pair of Rachel Roy studded strappy sandals for $39.99!” is more powerful than sending an emotionless tweet about it. So in short, Word of Mouth holds the most clout.

  45. Texas Bargain Mom

    November 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    When I found out I was having twins I really needed to adjust my baby spending budget. I bought this beautiful diaper bag at TJMaxx and always get asked where I bought it from. Now, when someone in the family knows they are expecting they always call me to ask where they can get the best bang for their buck. I have a Marshalls and TJMaxx just across my backyard, so everybody knows that I get the best of the best deals out there. If I win, I would use the money to get my Sister-In-Law something unique and special, like my diaper bag has been to me, she is 10 weeks along. Thanks Marshalls and TJMaxx for all the great memories!