Hi, my name is Carolyn and I needed a Spendervention and the good folks at Marshalls and TJ Maxx obliged! I was contacted to do a Spendervention and I agreed. What's a Spendervention? Go to the Spendervention site and read all about it.
Now if you haven't heard about Marshalls or TJ Maxx, you must be living under a rock and need to get out and find the closest store and go shopping. TJ Maxx and Marshalls are off-price retailers and paying an off-price is certainly better than paying FULL price. TJ Maxx and Marshalls carry designer and brand name apparel and accessories for women, men and children. They also carry housewares, kitchen items, books, toys, gifts, food items, luggage, jewelry, personal care items and shoes ~ all at great prices.
I have shopped at TJ Maxx and Marshalls for years especially when I was a poor college student in Miami. I had little or no money but I still wanted to wear nice clothes and have cool stuff. So we girls would get together and go shopping. I was able to get some cute outfits and save tons of money. It was always an adventure and competition to see what we could find and we always found some real treasures.
Now it makes sense to go to TJ Maxx or Marshalls to shop. With the economy so shaky why would you want to spend more than you have to? It doesn't make sense at all. I never pay retail for anything and when I want something special, I try to visit TJ Maxx or Marshalls because I know I will always find something nice without breaking the bank. They have over 10,000 new items per week so there will be something for everyone.
Now, unfortunately, there is no Marshalls anywhere close to where I live so I sent the gift card to my sister in Los Angeles so she could join me in my Spendervention. She agreed and she found a beautiful HOBO International Blue Leather travel bag to use for her upcoming trip to Costa Rica. Original cost $118, marked down to $39.99 and then marked down again to only $21 at Marshalls – YAY!! What a score! This is such a cute bag!! I want it for myself but she is keeping it - BOO!
I knew I could do better so armed with my gift card and Tom driving me to the "big city" (Asheville), we went shopping. Besides trying to find something for me, I also did a little shopping for my papi for Father's Day thanks to the good people at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Pop over to my Father's Day post & giveaway and read about it. Enter that giveaway, you might win $25 Marshalls card.
Once we got to TJ Maxx there were so many options, I had no idea where to start. I looked at some really cute blouses at great prices. Then I went to the handbag section to see if I was as lucky as my sister but I couldn't find that "right" bag. I looked at laptop sleeves since I need one. They had a really darling pink one for only $19.99. I looked at a darling dress that was only $29.99 marked down from $125. I oogled some candles and towels and bedding and kitchen utensils. I couldn't decide. It wasn't until I went to the shoe section that I found what I wanted.
There they were. The cutest gladiator sandals in my size. It was destiny. Now, I am not the biggest fashion maven. In fact, some might laugh at the word fashionable and Carolyn in the same sentence but hey I know cute when I see it. Just look at these sandals. They are perfect for summer! I can wear them with shorts, capris, pants or even skirts. They can be casual or a little dressy. The best part? They were marked down from $59.99 to $19.99. WOOHOO! How cute are these?? And, Tom actually liked them as well. And see that cool reusable bag in the picture? Well we got that for free! Yep, for free!! So I got an extra bonus. YAY TJ Maxx! You can't go wrong shopping at these stores.
I had such a ball during my day of shopping. And now you can too. I have an extra $25 TJ Maxx gift card and it can be yours. Just follow the rules and enter for your opportunity to get a special someone a special gift for great prices.
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