If you are a fashionista working with a budget, you are probably no stranger to T.J. Maxx. I have found some great pieces at T.J. Maxx over the years, and I know I’m getting those pieces for a lot less than if I were to shop at other retailers. However, there are a ton of tips and tricks that can save you even more money when shopping there which I have listed below:
Check the Clearance Rack
If you find an item that’s been marked down, check the clearance rack before you pay to ensure that exact same item hasn’t been marked down even further. If you find that it has been, the salesperson will match the price of the other item to the lowest marked price.
Shop for Pet Supplies
There is a great selection of quality pet beds, clothes, sweaters and jackets, toys, treats, harnesses, leashes and general pet supplies all for at least half the cost of what you would pay at one of the major pet stores and did you know that T.J. Maxx is pet friendly? As long as Fido is on a leash or in the cart, they are welcome in the store.
Use the Amazon App
Download the Amazon App to scan barcodes at T.J. Maxx. The app will tell you what the item currently retails for so you can clearly see what kind of deal you are actually getting.
Get on The Email List
I know being on email lists is annoying, but if you sign up to be on the T.J. Maxx email list, you will get free shipping on your first online order.
Look for January And July Sales
If you want to get in on the biggest sales, shop in January and July. This is generally when the biggest markdowns are, as the store is trying to get rid of past inventory to make room for the upcoming season’s pieces.
Purple Price Tags Decoded
If you are looking for designer pieces, keep your eye open for the purple price tags. The purple tags mean that the item is from the “runway collection,” which means a good brand.
Yellow Price Tags Decoded
If an item has a yellow price tag, it means that it’s the final markdown. It won’t be getting further discounted, so if you like it, buy it!
You Can Haggle
If you find a piece of furniture or other home item that’s scuffed up or scratched, you can usually haggle with employees to get 10 to 20% off.
Look For “Irregular” Items
Always hit up the sale racks for “irregular” or as-is items. These pieces may have a small stain or scratch on them, but they are so incredibly marked down, it’s often worth the savings.
Shop on Wednesday Mornings
The majority of markdowns are made on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday before the store opens. To get first access to the best savings, shopping on Wednesday mornings is generally your best bet.
Don’t Ignore Food Items
Many people don’t buy food items from T.J. Maxx because they are under the misconception that they are close to the expiration date. However, this isn’t true at all, and you can find Williams Sonoma products for less than half their original price.
Do you have any savvy shopping tips for your favorite places to shop? Let us know in the comment box below and until next time, be happy, healthy and beautiful!