What happens when you make the decision to live within your means (or to cut back on spending to achieve your goals) and yet you still have expensive tastes?
Are you doomed to a life of cheap clothes, cheap shoes, scratchy sheets and Dollar Store housewares?
Not if you have a T.J. Maxx or Marshall's near you!
I can sum up my love of these stores in one word: DaVinci Syrups, shoes, Ralph Lauren, shoes, Liz Clairborne, shoes, kitchen stuff, shoes, housewares, shoes, linens, shoes, children's clothes, shoes and toys (and shoes).
Ok – that may have been more than one word, but that is because there are so many reasons to love these stores (and I may have a thing for shoes)!
I've been a Marshall's and T J Maxx shopper for longer than I've been “Professionally Frugal”. It just made sense to sense to pay less for designer clothing if I could. And so before I headed to Macy's or Bloomingdales, I would stop at these stores to see what they had…and I always found something!
When I got hooked on Vanilla Lattes but didn't want to pay coffeehouse prices? I found Sugar-free Davinci syrups for half the price of the supermarkets and coffeehouses and started making them at home!
When I “needed” a pair of hot-pink high-heeled sandals? I headed to Marshall's shoe department and bought a pair that would have cost $50 for only $14.99 (they have normal shoes as well…but there is nothing like those pink shoes!)
And, of course, there is the toy department. I have found countless books, toys and videos/DVDs for my children!
To help you discover the wonder that is TJ Maxx and Marshalls, they have given me a $25 gift card to each and I'm giving them away!
To enter, simply enter your name and email address in the form below. Your email will not be used for any other purpose except picking a winner and will not be shared with anyone (and the list will be deleted once the winners have been notified)
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This giveaway will remain open until Monday at 6:00pm EST at which time I will pick 2 winners and notify them. The first one to respond will get their choice of the two gift cards. The remaining one will go to the second winner!
And while leaving a comment here won't enter you in the giveaway, it would be great if you let others know your favorite find at T J Maxx and Marshall's!