12 Useful Tips And Tricks While Shopping At T.J Maxx
If you’re a fashionista working with a budget, you’re probably no stranger to T.J. Maxx. I’ve 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. Here they are!
1. Do Clearance Rack Checks
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.
2. Shop For Pet Supplies
We have a really big dog, and the thought of buying her a $300 bed from PetSmart didn’t excite me. However, we ended up buying her a huge, great-quality dog bed from T.J. Maxx for just $30. Score!
3. 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’re actually getting.
4. 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’ll get free shipping on your first online order.
5. 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.
6. Pet-Friendly Shopping
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.
7. Purple Price Tags Decoded
If you’re 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,” aka a good brand.
8. 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.
9. 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!
10. 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’re so incredibly marked down, it’s often worth the savings.
11. 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.
12. Don’t Ignore Food Items
Many people don’t buy food items from T.J. Maxx because they’re under the misconception that they’re close to the expiry date. However, this isn’t true at all, and you can find Williams Sonoma products for less than half their original price.