This is what I call life saving back to school must 101. Literally it is saving at is best all around. It saves me time, as I can find practically everything and anything under two roofs, and it save me money. The money savings are abundant and noticeable on great quality and brand name items. I am talking about a trip to T.J. Maxx and Marshalls to get the entire family, and your home ready for a great start for the starting school year.
I say this because both stores always carry deeply discounted prices for high quality, brand name items in every department. Regardless of the season you shop for at these stores, you are sure to find fantastic items that fit your budget beautifully, plus, no two trips are ever the same as their merchandise is constantly being updated.
How do they do it? With more than 900 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. This is what is officially called “off-price shopping”
Marshalls has been working for us for more than 40 years. And it is The place where we can find incredible savings on men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, accessories and home merchandise every day. Like I am when I shop, Marshall’s buyers are the ultimate treasure hunters. They have relationships with over 12,000 ever-changing vendors in 60 countries. They speak with them daily, and unlike traditional retailers, buy much closer to the fashion season, which enables them to be smarter about trends and negotiate much better prices. Marshalls stores receive up to 10,000 new items each week! It’s like visiting a whole new store every time!
Here is a sample of the goodies that wait for you at Marshalls: For only $4.99 I picked up a great Melissa & Doug puzzle toy with sound for my little one as his back to school readiness items since he is not in school yet (every age gets education in,right 😉 thanks Marshalls!). I got excited and eager to go brand shopping when I found luxurious La Perla undergarments in the mix and a great La Blanca bathing suit (retails for about $120, and I saw it for $19.99!)
I got beautiful and ohhh so comfortable Michael Kors sandals that I had seen at the department store for $120.00 not too long ago. The big prize tag for me at Marshalls for the sandals was $20.00 for a pair of Kors! I don’t cook much, but love playing the chef, and totally got lost in their food section: sooo many items that seem hard to find bargains and imports, it was amazing. I walked out with Spanish Paprika for my paella.
T.J. Maxx should replace the x’s for $$$ as in savings! Since opening its first store in 1977, T.J.Maxx has helped customers maximize their budgets with the same on-trend, in season, first-quality merchandise as department and specialty stores, but for much less. When shoppers compare price tags on merchandise they will find that it’s not just about a low price, but what they are getting for that low price…a powerful combination of high quality, top name, current season merchandise. Amazing savings can be found in every department from apparel for women, men and children to accessories, home, beauty and even jewelry. Also with 10,000 new items arriving to T.J.Maxx stores each week, there is always a fresh, ever-changing assortment of current season merchandise! Off-price shopping is smart shopping!
Yes, I hear the sigh of relief for those shopping for dorms and college styles.
Getting us great bargains for unbelievably good merchandise is half of what these companies do. The also have a hand in helping communities and children. Take for example T.J. Maxx and Save the Children. Both organizations work together to help children living in our nation’s poorest communities by providing early childhood development, literacy, physical fitness and nutrition programs.
We are happy to share with you the joy of shopping at these stores which generously has offered one of our readers a $25 gift card! The GC is good at both stores. To enter the giveaway, please tell us what you would use the GC for.
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