17 Ways to SAVE at TJ Maxx
Are you an avid TJ Maxx shopper? Many consumers love TJ Maxx for all of the name brand items they have at rock bottom prices. Just by stepping into the store you are already saving money off the department store prices, but did you know you can save even more? Take a look below at 17 ways to save at TJ Maxx so you can make your dollar go even further. Here is what you need to know.
1. Check the Tags on Multiple Items
There are a lot of items that miss markdowns. If you find an item you love, check several other tags of the same items to see if you can find one on clearance or with a lower price. Often times items get missed on markdown days so it’s always a good idea to double check the price with other similar items to see if you can snag a better deal.
2. Buy Discounted Gift Cards
You can purchase Discounted Gift Cards on sites like Raise.com where they often have 10% Discounts on T.J. Maxx Gift Cards. Purchasing these gift cards will save you an additional 10% off the already low T.J. Maxx Prices.
3. Get on their email list, Get FREE SHIPPING!
You can find the sign up form on their website. Not only will you get offers by email, but you will get a code good for free shipping on your next TJMaxx.com order.
4. Look for the colored stickers.
Red and yellow colored stickers indicate a reduction in price. Tags marked with a red sticker means the item has been marked down once, and a yellow sticker means twice. Look for these bright tags when combing through clothing for a good deal.
5. Purple Price Tags mean Designer Items
TJ Maxx has a line of Designer “Runway Items” that are sold in stores, these items are offered in bigger cities and each of these items is marked by a Purple Price Tag! Look for those purple tags (instead of white tags) if you love Designer Items.
6. Shop in the mornings.
Markdowns are done after store hours, so if you want first dibs at clearance items, you would do best to shop in the morning. This way, you can see the latest markdowns and have your pick of inventory.
7. Look for blemishes.
Cashiers will give you a 10% discount if you find a flaw on the item you are purchasing. Should you notice one, you can ask for an additional discount which is usually given without much hassle.
8. Avoid shopping on the weekends.
New merchandise is not coming out on the weekends since traffic in the store is usually high. Shop mid week instead for the best variety and the most deals. Ask your store manager what days they get trucks. I’ve found the best day to shop my stores is on Thursdays after the new items are put out.
9. Check out the clearance food section.
This is the most active clearance section, as food products are always being rotated in and out of this department. Look for nuts, chips, health foods, canned items and gourmet treats for a fraction of the cost of specialty stores.
10. Buy your name brand candles here.
You can find boutique brand candles as well as popular brands like Yankee for a fraction of the cost of what they would charge at other stores. Shop after the holidays and get your seasonal scents for even less.
11. Look for Past Season Items
Past Season Items have Bigger Discounts and if they aren’t already on clearance they are often some of the first items marked down. Did you know that all Past Season Items at T.J. Maxx must be marked! It’s marked on the tags, if you don’t see the Past Season label then it’s probably an over-run of this seasons items.
12. Look for the deal displays at the end of the aisle.
When TJ Maxx has a special deal, they place the items at racks or shelves at the end of the aisle. These items are often limited in stock and go fast, so if you see something you like you better grab it.
Did You Know? The Number in the Box is the month the item was tagged and put on shelves. These rotate on a 24 month or 2 year schedule, So if it’s a 1 then it’s from the first month in the 2 year cycle.
13. Watch carefully during check out.
Be sure that your tags are scanning correctly at checkout. With all of the mark downs that the store does, items can easily be overlooked or tagged incorrectly. Be sure you are watching as items are scanned to make sure they are being noted correctly.
14. Look for less than perfect home goods.
These items are often marked down the most. Frames or décor items with small dents or scratches are typically marked down to less than a few dollars.
15. Watch for Inflated “Compare At Prices”
T.J.Maxx is known for inflating “Compare At” prices on their tags so make sure you always compare online to see what you can actually get an item for on Amazon or similar sites. A lot of times the “Compare At” Prices are inflated to make the T.J.Maxx Price look better. While most T.J. Maxx price may still be lower the discount might not be as much as you think.
16. Shop the Annual Sales
T.J. Maxx doesn’t advertise their sales each year but they do a lot of markdowns during January and July. These are the 2 best markdown months for T.J. Maxx as they are switching over their seasons so make sure you look for Yellow Tags during these months.
17. Follow them on Facebook.
TJ Maxx let’s its Facebook fans know about new arrivals, specials, sales, and other money saving information. Be sure you are following them on Facebook so you can be in the know of these deals. While you are at it, follow their other social media channels as well.
Are you ready to save some cash at TJ Maxx? Give these tips a try and see how much of a difference they can make.