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14 tricks for making the most out of your TJ Maxx trip.

 

Blouse: TJ Maxx | Jeans: TJ Maxx (Paige Denim) | Wedges: TJ Maxx (Dupes for these) | Handbag: Boutique

 
I KNOW I am not the only one obsessed with TJ Maxx. I have been shopping here since I was in middle school and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have found some of my favorite designer and non-designer pieces from here for way under the original cost. Plus, who doesn’t love an adventure when they go shopping? 
It keeps you on your toes and ever guessing on what fabulous finds you will uncover! I would show you all of my finds from TJ Maxx…even just a few but alas they are still in boxes being held hostage in my storage unit. 

This outfit (minus the handbag) is from TJ Maxx for under $100! The blouse was $16.99, the jeans were $40.00, and the wedges were $34.99! I invest in versatile pieces, all three of these items I have worn over and over again. My investment was minimal because I know how to shop at TJ Maxx. Here are my tips!

 
14 things you may not know (but need to)…

 

  1. Wednesdays are the day to go shopping: New items arrive daily but markdowns usually happen on Tuesdays-Fridays. Wednesday mornings are the perfect time to be able to see ALL the markdowns. 
  2. Yellow price tag: This is the FINAL markdown, buy it…buy it now! 
  3. Different markdown prices on the same item: Bring both items to the cashier. The markdowns are not automatically populated therefore if items arrived at two different times the markdown list will only reflect that time periods items. 
  4. Double check Clearance: Sometimes items are missed in the markdown areas, be sure you are getting the best price possible for your items! 
  5. Price check: You can ask anyone on the sales floor or at the cash wrap to check the price on an item, i have found so many good deals this way! 
  6. There are no price adjustments: period. Shop smartly and be patient. 
  7. In Season Merchandise: You can find this season’s items from department stores at TJ Maxx. I found the most adorable pineapple tote at TJ Maxx for $19.99 and found the exact one at Kohl’s down the street 15 minutes later for $50! 
  8. Pet Supplies: I buy Montana’s shampoo and pet beds here. Ok, I can’t lie, I buy everything for her here! She isn’t complaining and neither is my wallet. 
  9. Imperfection Discount: If you love a piece and it’s the only one but it’s slightly damaged, ask for a discount. Sometimes they will, sometimes they won’t. This is determined by management. 
  10. Comparison Price Truth: Sometimes the compare to prices are a lot lower than the actual original price. I always fact check to see my actual savings. I found a Ralph Lauren crystal lamp for $15 at TJ Maxx, the tag compare to price was $100 but the actual price was $250! 
  11. Purple Price Tag: This is straight from the runway, a special designer piece for a department store price! 
  12. TJMaxx.com: Yes, they have a website. No, it’s not a waist of time. It orignially had different inventory then the stores but now they go hand in hand. You will still have a variety at times in either place, but they both supply amazing items! Sign up for their emails and you will get free shipping on your first order. 
  13. JULY/JANUARY: These two months they do their biggest markdowns of the whole year! 
  14. Instagram: You can post your finds on Instagram and win giftcards! I have won a couple and it’s so helpful. You tag @T.J.Maxx, #maxxcontest, #maxxlife in your comment. 

 

 

I found a lot of these a couple year back from here, I gave my own opinion on them to share my experience after I put them into practice myself. This post is NOT sponsored.

 

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22 Comments

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    Rachael Somplasky
    September 19, 2016 at 2:07 am

    I love this post… so thoughtful and helpful!

    xoxo,
    Rachael
    http://www.sandytoesandstilettos.com

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      Nicholle
      September 19, 2016 at 4:45 am

      I am so glad!! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Ashley Mogford
    September 19, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for the tips. I love TJ Maxx!

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      Nicholle
      September 19, 2016 at 4:45 am

      Of course!!! TJ Maxx shoppers unite! 🙂

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    Ashlee Nichols
    September 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I love TJ Maxx and LOVE this post! Agree with lots of these tips!

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      Nicholle
      September 20, 2016 at 12:39 am

      Takes you back to 2014 huh! I am so glad to have been connected with you back then!

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    Stesha Jordan
    September 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I love TJ Maxx and go all the time! great tips, checking clearance is suer important!

    xxS

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      Nicholle
      September 20, 2016 at 12:39 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed this post!

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    Dede Raad
    September 19, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Ahh these are THE BEST TIPS EVER!!

    Dede Raad http://www.dressupbuttercup.com

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      Nicholle
      September 20, 2016 at 12:39 am

      I am so glad! You made my day that I could help! XO

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    Linda Quinones
    September 19, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I love this! I always see people with amazing finds from TJ Maxx, but every time I go there, it's so overwhelming and I feel like such a newbie. So these tips are amazing. Plus you look gorgeous babe! Love your shoes and that color looks amazing on you!

    http://www.livelaughlinda.com

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      Nicholle
      September 20, 2016 at 12:40 am

      Take it a section at a time and go with a coffee in hand! I am so glad that I could help, I can't wait to see what goodies you find! Thank you 🙂 I am dying over this color this season! XO

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    Sandy a la Mode
    September 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    this is a great post! i love tjmaxx!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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    Mariam | The Petite Bijou
    September 19, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Such a cute look! I love shopping at TJMaxx, especially for home decor!

    xo Mariam | The Petite Bijou

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      Nicholle
      September 20, 2016 at 12:41 am

      I DIE over their home decor! Once we get into a house I am going to be stocking TJ Maxx for all my new pieces!

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    Ruthie Ridley
    September 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    "JULY/JANUARY: These two months they do their biggest markdowns of the whole year!" I had NO IDEA!! All of these points are so helpful and you look FLAWLESS XO

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      Nicholle
      September 20, 2016 at 12:42 am

      I am so glad! Seriously, their clearance events are no joke!! Thank you sweets! XO

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    Shannon Rice
    September 20, 2016 at 12:16 am

    TJ Maxx is great…I always find good pieces there! Loving this entire look!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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      Nicholle
      September 20, 2016 at 12:42 am

      Thank you Shannon! I am so glad to have found another TJ Maxx lover!

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    Adaleta
    September 20, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Your tips are making me consider I can pop into a TJ Maxx soon because they make the store less intimidating. I hate how it always was so disorganized and clothes everywhere, but your tips really help! xx Adaleta Avdic

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    Emily Helm
    September 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    So many great tips! I sometimes get overwhelmed, but I need to remember these tips for making the most of my trip next time!

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