TJ Maxx & Marshalls “Spendervention” (Giveaway)

May 29, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #296: Michelle

By now I’m sure you’ve all seen the funny new Spendervention commercials on television. It’s the one where a group of friends get together to convince their buddy that they’re spending too much money at designer boutiques when they could be getting the same or comparable items at a much lesser cost if they only shopped at TJ Maxx or Marshalls.

According to TJ Maxx & Mashalls, here are 5 reasons why off-price is the way to shop:

  1. Buying Power – Our merchandise strategy can be summed up in two words – opportunistic buying. While other retailers buy merchandise several times a year, our buyers travel to market over forty weeks a year, sourcing from 10,000 vendors in 60 countries. These wide and frequent market trips allow us to buy closer to need and be smarter about trends. Also, because we are making deals closer to need, we are in a good position to negotiate a better price with vendors, and pass those savings along to our customers.
  2. Unbelievable Savings – Today more than ever our buyers can negotiate even better prices with vendors due to many factors: department stores planning their inventories much lower, overbuying and then canceling orders, or designers overproducing. All these things allow us to deliver the same merchandise sold in department stores, at the same time, at much lower prices to our customers.
  3. Product Quality – At T.J. Maxx and Marshalls our values extend to the important partnerships we have with our vendors. The vast majority of our merchandise is sourced directly from top designers and manufacturers. Over 95% of merchandise at T.J Maxx and Marshalls is the same first quality items that you would find at a department or specialty store at the same time.
  4. Fresh Merchandise – While department stores only receive new merchandise seasonally, our stores receive more than 10,000 new items each week. When you shop at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, you’re bound to find a new, differentiated selection of merchandise with every shopping experience.
  5. No Sale, Ever – Our reputation has been built on offering our customers an ever-changing selection of brand name family apparel at great values every day. We know customers are bombarded with “sales” and savings messages all the time. We try to keep it simple for them by offering great values every day. There is no need to wait for a sale or clip coupons.

So if you’re looking for great items at an affordable price, check out TJ Maxx & Marshalls. Your wallet will thank you!


Thanks to these fine stores I have a $25 gift card for Marshalls & $25 to TJ Maxx to give away to one lucky shopper!

To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, June 6th your Spendervention story. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!

About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


447 Responses to “TJ Maxx & Marshalls “Spendervention” (Giveaway)”
  1. Sweet Serendipity says:

    I am constantly telling friends about the deals I find at TJMaxx and Marshalls. I love those stores. TJMaxx Home Goods rocks. When I friend recently moved back to our home town, bought a Victorian and began to renovate, I told her she had to take her PB taste to TJ’s Home Goods where she could save a bundle. She found some amazing designer stuff and her house looks fabulous.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Dawn says:

    I would love this…free shopping…woo hoo.

  3. Dawn says:

    I am a loyal subscriber!

  4. sandra says:

    i don’t have a particular spendervention story, but i’m always shopping sales!

  5. sandra says:


  6. crystal says:

    Ha i know what Spendervention is!! That is so funny,i saw the commercials but didn’t think much about it.
    I do that with my parents all the time(shouldn’t it be the other way around?)
    I am always telling them about dollar store deals,especially on household cleaning things and stuff like paper plates and party supplies.

  7. crystal says:

    I am a subscriber

  8. barbara says:

    they are also a great place to get deals on household decorations. tell people that all the time.

  9. barbara says:

    I am a subscriber

  10. Angie says:

    I love your blog!
    I just nominated you for an award. Check it out here!

  11. Marilyn Wons says:

    I am always telling my grandsons and family members and friends about sales that I find in my everyday readings!

  12. erin scheffer says:

    love these stores, could really use the help with new summer clothes!

  13. Paola Cervantes says:

    OMG Marshalls is so cool love the clothe and shoes.

  14. susan varney says:

    i always tell my buddies the best and greatest deals and the best places to get the sales

  15. Brynna says:

    Awesome! I’d love to win one of these!

  16. Brynna says:

    I subscribe via Google!

  17. Rhonda Mason says:

    My girlfriend has champagne taste on a beer pocketbook! I’m always after her to tone down the spending. Maybe I should highjack her to TJ Maxx! Thanks!

  18. Rhonda Mason says:

    I still have your button

  19. Rhonda Mason says:

    I’m an email subscriber

  20. Kristi says:

    Those stores are awesome. I need new clothes so bad!!!

  21. Tracey says:

    I’m constantly recommending TJ Maxx and Marshalls as a place to find great kids clothes (and adult clothes as well) for incredible prices! I LOVE those stores! Oh, and the SHOES! LOVE the SHOES!!!

  22. Tracey says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  23. Kristen S says:

    I find great things in these stores. Love them! Going there today actually.

  24. Rechelle says:

    when I nixed our buying a latte out the other day (seriously- $4.00 a coffee? we could buy a throw rug for the kitchen or new tea towels or shampoo and conditioner..) my husband said to me- “it’s bad enough that I’m a tightwad, don’t you start being as bad as me.”

  25. Steph says:

    I have never gone to them, but you have convinced me…I am all about saving and buying on sale, I might be in trouble!

  26. Kristin Harris says:

    I’m always telling my friends where good sales are…usually at TJ Maxx!

  27. Rechelle says:

    I’m a subscriber-

  28. tammy b says:

    it’s all about saving the cash! we don’t have a home goods store in our area, but whenever i need a new ‘whatever’ for the house, i hit the maxx. one of my downfalls are the bags, i have gotten so many designer purses there it’s shameful. i don’t really have a spendervention story because like me, all my friends are deep into discount shopping

  29. JULIE ADINOLFI says:


  30. desiree kelley says:

    my daughter would love this

  31. jen says:

    TJ Maxx always has great deals for kids and me! Love that store!!!!

  32. Selene Montgomery says:

    I share any deals, coupons, rebates, etc. that I find with my kids (all grown with families of their own and limited time to find such things).

  33. Desiree says:

    Two of my favorite places to shop!

  34. Selene Montgomery says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  35. Marina Oliva says:

    My spendervention moment is discovering my sister and I had both both practically the same dress and she had bought hers in an expensive store and I bought mine at TJ Maxx and spent half as much. I knew then that I was in the advantage. I will always buy at discount stores!!

  36. Lisa says:

    I always find great Ralph Lauren items at Marshall’s and my friend pays full price at Bloomingdale’s for the same items!

  37. Lisa says:

    I’m a subscriber

  38. angie L says:

    A few weeks a go, while shopping with a friend in a mall, I suggested we leave to go tot TJ Max. She found a much cheaper, cuter outfit.

  39. angie L says:

    Just subscribed

  40. judy brittle says:

    I am an expert at finding the best deals and know every website where to find them. At first my family and friends were tired of me telling them about all these great deals. No more they buy nothing without coming to me first.

  41. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  42. meredith rogen says:

    My splendervetion is shopping thrift stores & the sale racks. And discount stores.

  43. Ann Stevens says:

    Love Marshalls!

  44. Alicia Webster says:

    I haven’t seen the commercials (we don’t have TV), but my husband recently made a spendervention on my behalf. I was all set to buy another lotion, and he asked me how many lotions did I really need. At first I was annoyed, but then I looked in my bathroom, and saw that he was right. So I am going to finish what I have before I buy any more.
    Alicia Webster

  45. Abby says:

    I just bought all kinds of amazing stuff at TJ Maxx for my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday part we will be having this summer at unbelievably low prices!

  46. Emily N. says:

    I try to make any shopping trips that I go on with family or friends include a trip to TJ Maxx so we can get the maximum bang for our buck.

  47. Emily N. says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  48. Heather M says:

    I don’t really have a story either, but I am always shopping clearance racks and sales! Love a good deal!! Thanks

  49. Rachel says:

    I do like browsing marshalls every now and then. Would like to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Stephanie V says:

    My mother – way back in the early 90’s – used to tell me there is no reason to pay full price at department stores and dragged me to a Marshalls. Of course, I was hesitant, but not I always shop at TJ Maxx for the whole family.
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  51. Stephanie V says:

    I subscribe as well
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  52. Katherine Gray says:

    My spendervention came my freshman year of college in the Spring of 2001. My best friend from high school took me there and told me about the deals, I was shocked!! I have been shopping at TJ Maxx ever since!

  53. Lena says:

    i would love to win this prize

  54. Denise says:

    I don’t really have a story, but I recently decided to challenge myself to see just how cheap I can live.

  55. PatZ says:

    TJMaxx and Marshalls are two of my favorite stores. They have fabulous stylish clothes for unbeatable prices. My sister and I go crazy when we shop there!

  56. Michelle says:

    I went to TJ maxx for the first time a few years ago. I couldn’t believe that they had the same pair of shoes that I had just bought for my daughter for half the price! I was hooked!

  57. Michelle says:

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  58. Michelle says:

    Ihave your button on my blogroll!

  59. Margaret Smith says:

    I have a friend who purchases items at an upscale department store. One day, she commented on how much she loved my purse and I told her I had gotten it at Marshalls. She couldn’t believe the price and most of all how nice it is. She now visits Marshalls too.
    Thanks so much for this giveaway.

  60. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subscriber.
    Thanks again.

  61. ky2here says:

    I love T J Maxx – they have the best pin striped polyester suits!

  62. barbara says:

    never been in marshalls….once or twice in tjmaxx…scary place

  63. Erica C. says:

    I try to buy great quality…so my clothes last forever!

  64. Amber G says:

    I found a really cute Michael Kors purse at TJ Maxx!!

  65. linda says:

    I love TJ and Marshalls…Its a thrill everytime I go in there. Just finding something terrific and super prices is enough to keep me coming back. Thank you, this is awesome

  66. Debbie says:


  67. Tamara B. says:

    I love TJ Maxx! I was able to pick up a really cute swimsuit for my tween daughter that she just loves and it didn’t break my wallet.

  68. Tamara B. says:

    Please delete my first comment I put the wrong email addy in it, so sorry.

  69. Tamara B. says:

    I love TJ Maxx! I was able to pick up a really cute swimsuit for my tween daughter that she just loves and it didn’t break my wallet.

  70. Tamara B. says:

    I am a subscriber.

  71. Jamie says:

    I heart TJ Maxx. I especially love their fabulous sales, as if their regular prices weren’t cheap enough! My current handbag is a red Liz Claiborne purse from TJ Maxx and I carry it daily! Honestly once you start shopping there you can’t stop.

  72. Sherril Theis says:

    I had shopped at Marshall’s for years, but it took my thrifty daughter to introduce me to the fabulous deals at TJ Maxx! Now I can get twice the great finds!

  73. Kari says:

    I’m not sure if this is a “spendervention” story or not, but, I love to look through fashion magazines and find pictures of outfits that I really like. I keep them in a notebook. Then, when I’m shopping, I try to re-create those looks, but on a budget. Thanks!

  74. Kari says:

    I have your button on my blog sidebar.

  75. wendy wallach says:

    The first time I went shopping with my friend Maggie she knew nothing about shopping clearance racks at all. I showed her how to comb through the racks to find the good stuff and she has been hooked ever since!

  76. Kiara says:

    I always tell my family and friends about the the great deals I find at TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

  77. traci says:

    We made it the best time ever by finding the very best deals!

  78. Sandra K321 says:

    I think I know the location of every Marhsall’s and TJ Maxx’s in Connecticut. I would love to win this.

  79. Sandra K321 says:

    I subscribe to your feed. Thanks.

  80. donna poff says:

    I love both stores, I am a devoted shopper

  81. DG says:

    I am always intervening in my sister’s shopping habits. she just buys whatever and doesn’t look for a bargain and that makes me mad lol I love deals!

  82. DG says:


  83. donna poff says:

    great stores

  84. Valerie Ann says:

    My story is about my mother-in-law. She always felt like specialty shops were great and loved the things she bought there. I took her to a nearby Marshalls and she SERIOUSLY freaked out when she saw some of her “prestige” brands. Now she’s a regular there! ha!

  85. Valerie Ann says:

    I’m a subscriber. Thanks!

  86. Tina M. says:

    I learned very early in life, from my spendthrift mom, how to stretch a buck and to still always manage to be fashion forward.

    I get compliments constantly on outfits I bought for next to nothing at TJ Maxx and Marshals.

    Thanks for the contest!

  87. Thao says:

    I have a scrapbooking spendervention. I was taking a card making class and to keep me from spending all my money at Archiver’s, my husband removed my checkcard from my purse. Little did he know that you can put stuff on hold and create a tab and go back and pay for it later.


  88. Thao says:

    Your button is located here


  89. Thao says:

    I subscribe via email.

  90. JamericanSpice says:

    My story is at JCPenny because they have unbelievable sales! And really cute stuff too that I’m always running over there to find something for my kids since everything is so expensive these days.

    I love sales.

  91. JamericanSpice says:


  92. JamericanSpice says:

    I have your button

  93. Jennifer C. says:

    I gave my friend a spendervention after she purchased an expensive pair of shoes for her daughter at a boutique. The exact same pair were at Marshalls for 70% less! I made her a believer that day!

  94. Thomas I. says:

    I find realy high quality socks at marshalls.

  95. Ashley K says:

    My best spendervention story has to be when I first discovered TJ Maxx and Marshall stores! I always thought that they were filled with off-season leftovers, but my friend dragged me into a Marshalls and I was shocked by how much cute, this-season clothes, shoes, and accessories there were. And at crazy-cheap prices too! I never shop full price any more :)

  96. Joanne Schultz says:

    I don’t watch tv, so thanks for explaining ‘Spendervention’.

    I am a bargain hunter and when I see a great deal, I can’t resist, and I tell my friends and family if I think they might be interested. I’ve gotten great deals on towels and bedding at TJ Maxx.

  97. Vicky H. says:

    I’ve never had a “spendervention” incident since everyone around me knows how to save money and look good doing it. We all know that TJ Maxx is a great place to get name-brand items for great prices, so no spendervention needed.

  98. vanessa says:

    When I was younger I would only buy designer, nae brand , new items. Now I’m so frugal it’s ridiculous. I don’t mind using piles of coupons, buying used, and searching for deals. i don’t settle on paying high prices for anything. I got my hubby’s Christmas gift at Marshall’s this year two leather coats on for $30 and the other for $20. He got my blow dryer there for $28, it’s at least twice the price everywhere else.

  99. lee says:

    I don’t have a spendervention story but I’m always finding great deals at TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, who wants to pay full-price for anything nowadays?

  100. lee says:

    I am a subscriber!

  101. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    love the purses- and yes they have coach!

  102. MRS.MOMMYY says:


  103. Leslie M. says:

    hahah. I Hijack my Friend Connie to TJ Maxx so she does NOT spend a FORTUNE on her GORGEOUS Handbags! She still gets the same beautiful purses, but spends half the price!!!..Then we get to go out to lunch and get manicures! hahah LADIES Day OUT! LOVE it!

    GREAT Giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  104. Leslie M. says:

    I’m a subscriber

  105. Angela Winesburg says:

    I love both TJ Maxx and Marshalls, I would love to win this, thanks!

  106. Dana says:

    I take my kids to the department store to browse, then I take them the Marshall’s or TJMaxx, and they can’t believe the difference in prices for the same quality clothes!

  107. Rebecca Graham says:

    I have always pinched pennies so I guess I have practiced spendervention all my life.

  108. Michaela Riedersberger says:

    My younger cousin is in love with the things at TJMaxx. I would love to win these for her as a birthday gift! Hope to win, thanks for the chance! <3

  109. PATRIC KRUEGER says:

    I understand Spendervention. It means being able to buy a pair of pants that actually fit at a lower price than one of those mall stores. I can actually save up to 75 percent.

  110. Darlene T says:

    My daughter is constantly doing spenderventions with me. You paid how much for that? Yes, I like saving money and look for bargains where I can but I don’t always find what I want at the discount stores. Maybe that is not the story you are looking for here, but that is the truth.

  111. Steven Weatherby says:

    Please include me in the drawing

  112. Sherry C says:

    To be honest I haven’t shopped at TJ Maxx in a while. There’s not one in my city. But if there was such a think as speed email I keep Kohls and Target on it. When I find the hook up in clearance I do speed dial all my friends. It has gotten to be where I don’t buy anything without checking/comparing prices on the net first. My how times have changed since my grandma lugging out that big Sears catalog.

    I have a friend that lives in a city with a TJ Maxx store. I would love to win this for her.

  113. Sherry C says:


    I don’t have a blog, but when I get one, you and An Island Review will be the first buttons on it.

  114. Angela Wilson says:

    I gave my daughter a spendervation at TJ Maxx. Layaway is our friend!

  115. Sylvia Belle says:

    I shop TJ Max, Marshalls and Home Goods all the time.

  116. Cynthia C says:

    Years ago, I was at T J Maxx and I spotted a dress that I had just seen at a major department store for about half the price. Thanks for the chance.

  117. Susan Ryberg says:

    They have great prices and great clothes and Coach purses.

  118. EMMA L HORTON says:


  119. carole rossi says:

    I never buy anything full price anymore–and wish I had back the money I wasted when I was young and foolish! I have convinced my daughter and son that T.J.’s and Marshall’s are the first place to look. I live near an outlet mall but that is 3rd on my list.

  120. Pamela Callahan says:

    I love TJMAXX – I hope I win!

  121. jan koontz says:

    i would love this prize, just to cool

  122. merle says:

    please help me, i need to shop.

  123. Linda Fish says:

    I love gift cards

  124. Melanie W says:

    I love TJ Maxx. I had been looking for a cute weekend dress and I found one there for haldf the price of our department stores!

  125. Shellie Seering says:

    I love these stores for Home Decor, the selection is always changing, and the prices are wonderful!

  126. valerie mabrey says:

    I can think of about ten ways to spend this card!

  127. Laura says:

    I had a Spendervention with a friend a few months ago. When we went shopping, she would always go to department stores and pay full price for clothing. I dragged her to Marshall’s and showed her how much money she could save – and she never looked back!

  128. Carol G says:

    I guess the closest thing to a Spendervention I have would be the use of swap sites for books rather than buying them new.

  129. Alice C says:

    love both of those stores :0)

  130. Lynn H says:

    Thankjs for the great giveaway…I hope that I win!

  131. Denyse says:

    These stores are great. I’;d love to save some money and get some great stylish clothes.

  132. Jill says:

    I go to Marshalls and get name brand slacks for 10.00. It’s great.

  133. Susan C says:

    I always look for a coupon code before ordering online. I have saved a bundle that way!
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  134. Susan C says:

    I have your button on my sidebar.
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  135. Susan C says:

    I’m subscribed to your feed through Google Reader.
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  136. Heather S says:

    I am always telling people about deals and how you can get desinger stuff at great prices at tjmaxx/marshalls. I have a friend who only goes to Nordstroms/Saks/Niemans. I took her to TJMaxx and she was shocked at the prices on designer purses and jeans. Now she shops around for deals rather than paying full retail.

  137. Erika Elizabeth Meyer says:

    I love to go shopping with my friends to be the Spenderiventionist. I reason with them about the product, price, quality, necessity, etc. And since I’m a fairly saavy shopper, I always let them know if there is another place to get the item for a better price (like TJ maxx!!)

  138. Erika Elizabeth Meyer says:

    subscribed via google reader

  139. barbara wright says:

    My friends hate shopping with me because I’m always pointing out how poor the quality is of what they want to buy and how they could make it for less. :-)

  140. mlswin says:

    Great prizes – Great Stores. Fashion for less.

  141. Kiersten says:

    In this economy, who couldn’t use a spendervention? I love TJ Maxx and Marshall’s!

  142. Robert Goss says:

    My wife has convinced me that shopping for bargains can be fun and good for our budget. I never used to compare prices at different stores, but I do now. TJ Maxx and Marshalls are 2 stores that we go to regularly.

  143. Robert Goss says:

    I subscribe.

  144. Sylvie W. says:

    Yesterday I was with my mother at Macy’s. Macy’s is good on a sale. However, there was no sale and I commented to my mother that I could buy two tanks at Marshall’s for the price of one at Macy’s. TJ Maxx and Marshall’s are my dynamic duo.

    Kapow high prices!

  145. Frances Carty says:

    Do not have a spenedervention story.

  146. meaghan f. says:

    I’m always trying to get my sister to use coupons and shop at T. J. Maxx and Big Lots… we’re working on it :)

    T. J. Maxx is one of my favorite stores, whenever they have clearance, then they’re my favorite. I always find a good deal!

  147. cathiem says:

    Go shopping in your closet first. Only buy what you need at that moment.

  148. Sonya Sparks says:

    I love TJ Maxx. Thanks!

  149. Sonya Sparks says:

    I’m a subscriber. Thanks!

  150. Sonya Sparks says:

    Your button is on my sidebar. Thanks!

  151. zed says:

    we have a tjmaxx a few blocks away great stuff

  152. Dani says:

    I love both of these stores! You can find such great items there at bargain prices!

  153. lisa says:

    “spendervention” is a word i could of coined myself. I am a skilled bargain shopper and i hate to see innocent folks paying retail when they don’t have to. I taught my friends how to be smart shoppers. These days they are also shopping at Marshalls and TJ Max.

  154. lisa says:

    I subscribe to your feed in ‘my yahoo’ as well as email.

  155. lisa says:

    Blogged giveaway:

  156. lisa says:

    I also have ur button on my sidebar under ‘fave sites’

  157. patricia says:

    I dont have much of a story other than cashing in on great sales and good everyday prices.

  158. Liz H says:

    Love Marshalls and TJ Maxx. It is stupid to shop at the department stores when I get the same things for so much less.

  159. Cheryl W says:

    I once told my niece, who love Coach purses, that she should go garage saling with me, I see them there all the time for tons less than the stores charge. Of course, she just looked at me like I was nuts!

  160. whitneysue says:

    I love shopping at both of these stores, I always find the greatest things! I love buying name brand stuff at the cheapest prices!!

  161. Kate says:

    My Spendervention was with a friend who insisted you could only get the softest premium bed linens at high end department store. I showed her I had the exact same brand on my bed that I had paid a fraction of the price for at TJ Maxx

  162. Carolyn G says:

    I found a great swimsuit that reatiled for over $150 for only $20

  163. Carolyn G says:

    I subscribe

  164. Joannie says:

    I always go search out the sale or clearance racks BEFORE I look at anything else in the store. Frequently I find what I need on sale and save myself some bucks!!

  165. Alan Saxon says:

    Great!!! I would love to win these gift cards!!!!

  166. M.J. says:

    I have been so excited to find pieces of my Lenox china pattern at TJ Maxx- at fabulous prices!

  167. M.J. says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  168. Sid says:

    I just don’t see why people spend so much on name brands when you can just spend money for off-brands. Heck, I go to the thrift store every now and then and find the name brands, but at super low prices!!! Coupons are also helpful I think if you just have to buy the name brand, latest fashion stuff.

  169. Courtney says:

    What a great giveaway! i love these stores! I always spend way too much in those stores, but I always see a million great deals that I just can’t pass up! I’d love to win this, thanks for the chance!

  170. Courtney says:

    I’m a subscriber

  171. Victoria says:

    I was out shopping with my mom and she grabbed a bunch of picture frames. I looked at the prices and told her no way should she pay that, she needs to go to marshalls. Well, she did… and spent half as much on great frames! Thanks for the giveaway… these are my favorite stores!

  172. Victoria says:

    I subscribe

  173. Linda Lansford says:

    Spendervention is a common concern in our family. We have one member who needs this

  174. Jeff B says:

    My fiancee needed a dress for a law school banquet. We went to all the department stores and could not find a thing. She was in a terrible mood until we went to TJ Maxx and she found a great dress for under 30$. She was a hit at the banquet.

  175. courtney says:

    We like to save money around here, and marshalls and tj maxx is a great way to save!! :)

  176. courtney says:

    i subscribe!!

  177. Noreen says:

    I convinced my dad to try tj max and could not believe what he was able to get and such great prices. Now he alsways goes there first

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  179. Sulean Carruthers says:

    I love clipping and printing coupons, epecially when using double savings. On top of my coupons I love to take advantage of in store deals, which further my discount. Then upon receiving my receipt with my total savings, it feels like the most accomplishing thing in the world!

  180. Katrina says:

    I am the biggest cheapskate. I will rarely buy something unless it is on sale or clearance. whic is why I LOVE TJ Maxx. (and marshalls!)

  181. Djp says:

    sign me up

  182. paige chandler says:

    i love the updated shoe departments at both stores and the new Runway section at TJMaxx.

  183. Courtney S says:

    I love both of these stores. It’s a great way to get name-brand back to school clothes at a decent price. It’s great for teens who want namebrands and you want a great price!

  184. B. Lechowicz says:

    Thank you.

  185. Linda says:

    I can’t believe the bargains I find at both these stores. My niece told me about the bargains she found at TJ Max and I was hooked!

  186. Emilie S says:

    I have a friend who always finds things at TJMax, and I didn’t, until I =really= needed a top for a fancy occasion to go with a skirt I already have–She said, Oh, try TJMax’s one more time, and I did–I found the perfect top, it was SO cheap, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn it with diff’t things! yay!

    emvark at gmail dot com

  187. scarlette says:

    I do not have a friend that I need to do a “spendervention” on. We do not shop at expensive stores

  188. Jackie says:

    Being moms, we own a lot of tshirts and jeans. Whenever my friend has to go somewhere fancy and complains about going to the maills to shop, I always remind her that TJ Maxx and Marshalls are in the next town. Why spend a lot of money on clothes that you won’t wear often. I always remind her that Marshalls is a great (affordable) place to buy shoes.

  189. Jackie says:

    I subscribe

  190. Ashley W. says:

    My spendervention was telling my family that we didn’t need to eat out so much. We are able to cook most meals at least as well for a fraction of the cost.

  191. tricia says:

    Both stores have great gifts during the Holidays. I do lots of Christmas shopping at Marshall’s and T J Maxx

  192. Terri D says:

    Great giveaway. Count me in!

  193. NGS says:

    I am addicted to hosiery. Addicted. And you can get some really good deals at TJ Maxx. The best part is that they are tights or hose that NO ONE else has. If you go to Target or a major department store, everyone else will be wearing those same tights on Monday. But if you get them at TJ Maxx, no one else has them. You’re unique. That’s really important to me.

  194. NGS says:

    I subscribe to your google feed.

  195. Susan K says:

    I’ve started surfing the web for $ off and free product coupons. I save an average of $10 each shopping trip and since I only buy products I would normally purchase it’s great!

  196. Jamie says:

    Oh boy! My friends think I spend LOTS of money on stuff, but I really don’t! I had a good friend visit my new home and she asked how much I spent on a lamp and why would I spend my money on SUCH an expensive looking lamp. I told her…I got it at the thrift store!! I took animal print fabric, ribbon and tassles to jazz it up and spray painted the base – hahaha…she never believed me. :)

  197. Jamie says:

    I subscribe. :)

  198. Jamie says:

    I have your button!

  199. Autumn H. says:

    we have a tjmaxx less than a mile from our home, so we hit it up once a week & browse the clearance – even greater deals!

    autumn398 (at)

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  201. Lisa Vanhook says:

    Count me in!!

  202. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I shop for deals in the offseason. I buy winter clearance in the summer and summer clearance in the winter.

  203. Sara Houston says:

    I love both these stores. I try to go weekly to see what’s new and buy buy buy.

  204. Peggy Gorman says:

    I am a consignment shop shopper and my daughter is Department store shopper ,we meet in the middle and shop at TJ Maxx or Marshalls,there are plaenty in my area . I always find a great deal,I hit the clearance racks,the deals are fantastic!
    Now just to get my daughter to only shop at TJ Maxx or Marshalls when I am not with her!!

  205. Peggy Gorman says:


  206. pat says:

    I buy what I really need and try to get everything on sale.

  207. Lmay says:

    I always stop myself before making a purchase and decide whether I truly “need” it or not, and if I don’t – what is the added value of buying it versus spending the money on it. If, say, it is choosing between organic versus non-organic foods, I weigh in the possibility of future medical bills and healthfulness into the equation, as well as research of the products. That way I can make the most informed and carefully thought out decision about my buys.

  208. amir says:

    All I can say is I shop clearance racks and at these stores I don’t need to!

  209. Marlena U. says:

    My Spendervention occurred over the weekend as we were moving. My husband counted the totes of clothes that I have for our toddler and told me that there is no reason a two year old needs so many clothes. I told him that I only buy things on sale and he still wasn’t having it! Maybe with two gift cards…he’d be okay with my shopping again!

  210. Marlena U. says:


  211. dianne says:

    I looked all over for sheets for my bed, and I could fuind nothing I could afford. My daughter told me to go to Marshalls so I did. I found fantastic bedding and at a price I could afford!

  212. Patrice says:

    I have a friend who is far from rich, but she has always shopped at department stores without even bothering to look at the price of items, then she would often be surprised by the bill total at the check out counter. I told her how great TJ Maxx is, and that they have name brand items for a lot less. Now she shops there and while she still doesn’t look at the prices before she buys, she no longer is unpleasantly surprised at check out. She now enjoys saving money.

  213. 3boyzmom (tangie) says:

    I love the spendervention commercials!! I do the “spendervention” thing to my mom all the time!! When we go shopping, I always tell her, “Put it down!! You can get that cheaper at _______”!! She hates it!! But I can’t buy something for more if I know I can get it for less!!

  214. 3boyzmom (tangie) says:

    I’m a subscriber!!

  215. 3boyzmom (tangie) says:

    I have your button on my sidebar!!

  216. hminnesota says:

    I need spendervention when it comes to accessories. I don’t use make ups but I have plenty of shoes. Ever since I started shopping at collection has been increased greatly with spending same amount of money.

  217. Karen says:

    I don’t have a spendervention story except to say that I handle the money in our family and I constantly have to monitor my husband’s spending. He thinks nothing of spending $30 a day for lunch and breakfast.

  218. Alison says:

    I keep a list of things that I need, and I stick to it. No going over budget!

  219. Rosey says:

    When my son was first born I purchased clothing for him at trendy boutiques and major department stores. I entered a T.J. Maxx out of curiosity and left with enough clothes to last him from his first birthday, to now almost his second, for under $200, and they are all designer labels. My spendervention happened on accident, but now I tell all of my friends and family members to go to T.J. Maxx for clothing and housewares.

  220. pam day says:

    I just love Marshall’s It is my favorite store.

  221. Barbara says:

    I walk a lot, so my neighbors see me almost every day. The neighbor across the street mentioned I sure have a lot of clothes. Then she lamented that she just couldn’t afford a lot of clothes and sort of apologized for looking tatty. I told her I only paid $13 for the skirt I had on and that I never pay more than $12 for any of the tops she’s seen me wearing and I get all my stuff at TJMaxx.

  222. Cindy B. in Montana says:

    We’ve put ourselves on a big Spendervention right now. Hubby wants airplane #2. With investements in the tank we didn’t want to pull money out. Just at the right time a golden job opportunity presented itself (we are both retired). We decided to move to Oklahoma for a little over a year to stash cash to pay for that airplane, so here we are…..any little extra fun money would be awesome!!

  223. Cindy B. in Montana says:

    I subscribe.

  224. Cindy B. in Montana says:

    Button is on the left sidebar of my blog.

  225. MIKE GROESBECK says:

    I just skip the malls anymore. I can find shirts as inexpensive as Marshalls. That’s my Spendervention. No shopping at the malls.

  226. brandlyn says:

    Both of these stores have great deals on clothes. That comes in handy during tough economic times.

  227. Crystal Allen says:

    I am such a coupon freak! The last time that i was at walmart, i even gave a stranger a coupon to use. thanks for a great give away. clallen @ ntin dot net

  228. Crystal Allen says:

    subscribed, thanks! clallen at ntin dot net

  229. Dixie says:

    Oh my Spendervention happened just 2 weeks ago. I had spied a new bag I wanted At TJMaxx but had put off purchasing it until the weekend.
    Of course when I went to buy it,it was gone.:-(
    I was sorely tempted to go to Macy’s because I knew they had the exact same bag but at a much higher price.
    Instead I decided to check at Marshall’s and was delighted to find it there for the same low price as TJ’s. I love that I have both Marshall’s and TJ’s near me.:-)

  230. Dixie says:

    I subscribe.

  231. Meg says:

    I don’t really have a story, but if I win I will take DH there and show him how it is. I have several things from TJ Max, that I have had since the 90’s and still love as much as when I bought them.

  232. Vicky Boackle says:

    tj maxx is my favorite store and next is marshalls.

  233. Janna Johnson says:

    Love the clearance in marshalls!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

  234. christopher h says:

    i don’t have a story, but i love those commercials – they’re very clever

  235. Kellie says:

    Luckily I haven’t needed a ’spendervention” LOL! I am pretty frugal and haven’t relly ever been about name brands. It really is the best way to go!

  236. Kellie says:

    I subscribe by email!

  237. Kellie says:

    I have your button up on my blog!

  238. Tina J says:

    I always shop sales sections.

  239. Naddez says:

    Shop the clearance racks and use coupons. ( I was able to buy a 2-Liter of Dr. Pepper for .10 cents after using my $1 off coupon on last week).

  240. Naddez says:

    Subscribed to feed-

  241. Christine V says:

    Shop the clearance racks

  242. Sarah H says:

    I enjoy shopping at both of these stores. SO I guess I have SPendervision


    I love both stores, they convinientlyuclose to my home and I always find good sales and good values!

  244. Anna Etheridge says:

    I save a ton on Bath and Body Products there. I dont really have a huge story. But i love those stores! Also my favorite place to buy shoes!

  245. Anna Etheridge says:

    I subscribe to ur feed-

  246. Latisha DePoortere says:

    who could not use some new clothes, my mom sure needs some she never thinks of herself first always taking care of others. nice giveaway thank you.

  247. Latisha DePoortere says:

    Im a subscriber too!

  248. Lori Z. says:

    I always find great shoes for the kids at Marshalls, that are well over half off of what they would be at Nordstroms or Stride Rite. I also love the Home Goods’ stores (I’m pretty sure they’re TJ Maxx related).

  249. Lori Z. says:

    I subscribe

  250. susan says:

    Unfortunately, we do not have these awesome saving stores where I live however whenever we have a chance to go shop at one of them we make full use of it. It’s a great feeling to come out with a whole bag of stuff but only paying half the price!

  251. susan says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  252. lois says:

    I would love to win this I need some summer clothes, from some my favorite stores.

  253. LindaD says:

    I’ve had to impose a spendervention on myself in the past year, and shopping at places like Marshall’s and TJ Maxx instead of regular department stores or boutiques is one part of the “cure.” Thanks for the chance!

  254. Amy L says:

    On our recent visit with my sister in Kansas City, we shopped at 3 different Marshall’s stores within just a few days. They know my sister at all of the locations! I always liked Marshall’s & TJ Maxx, but now I find myself shopping there more often than ever. Great bargains!

  255. Amy L says:

    I’m subscribed in Google Reader

  256. Annmarie says:

    My MIL shops those boutiques, and gets all excited when there’s a sale. “This $300 blouse is only $80!”, she’ll say. WHAT?! $80??!! And THAT’s a bargain?? It’s still $80 for a blouse! I’ll stick with my off-price shopping, thank you!

  257. Annmarie says:

    I subscribe!

  258. Monique Rizzo says:

    I love TJ Maxx. I can always find a great top, or a cool pair of sunglasses at amazing prices! Thanks for the chance.

  259. CMC says:

    I bought the greatest BORN sandals from Marshall’s for under $30. When they were current, they were more than $80 in Nordstrom! Can’t beat ‘em!

  260. CMC says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  261. Andrea says:

    I am currently re-decorating our bathroom up stairs and i could totally use both of these for helping with that. Thanks for the chance.

    mommainflipflops AT

  262. Andrea says:

    I have your button in my Links section on my blog. Not sure if that counts.

    mommainflipflops At

  263. Patti Sherman says:

    These stores both have great pampering items at wonderful prices

  264. Sidney says:

    I don’t know if I said this, so I want to make sure. I just use gift cards, and tell myself that I don’t have to buy name brand products to be cool or have nice things.

  265. Sidney says:

    I am already subscribed to your feed.

  266. Sidney says:

    I have placed your button in my sidebar.

  267. Sidney says:

    I mentioned the giveaway on my blog with a link back here.

  268. JIMMY says:

    I hit Target during their sales cause we’re low on the cash flow.

  269. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I have trouble resisting those great sales at TJMaxx and Marshalls, so my spendervention is to keep myself out of the stores until I definitely need something. Then, I head to TJMaxx where I know I will find a great deal, and only buy what I planned on buying when I entered the store.

  270. Dree says:

    My spendervention is to budget an allowance for clothing.

  271. Dree says:

    I subscribe.

  272. Daniel M says:

    i did that to my brother, why you buying stuff you don’t NEED instead of paying the car loan, or electric bill etc.. he still doesn’t get it

  273. Catherine says:

    I don’t have a personal Spendervention story because I’m the Bargain Queen, but I have dispensed plenty of Spendervention wisdon upon those who are surprised to find that my designer wardrobe actually cost less than average retail.

  274. McDuffy says:

    need new clothes for job interviews

  275. Ingrid says:

    I don’t have a supervention story – at least I don’t think I do! Our closest TJ Maxx is about 15 miles from us and nearly every weekend we go to town. TJ Maxx is where I head first. My niece turned me on to them a few years ago and boy do they have good stuff. I think I might be addicted to TJ Maxx.

  276. Shawnna says:

    My husband needs an spendervention on his “toys”

  277. Jennifer C. says:

    If it isn’t on sale or clearance, I will not buy it. That is my spendervention way. I try to tell my family about all my bargains to inspire them to shop the sale racks too.

  278. Jennifer C. says:

    I have your button at

  279. Elizabeth J says:

    I love to shop and I love these stores!

  280. Vikki Parman says:

    I had to put the breaks on my daughter. She was spending tons at the mall, so I sent her to Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. She has more shoes than some stores.

  281. Christine says:

    My husband is my spendervention story. He constantly combs the circulars looking for the best price; he’s great at it! Thank you!

  282. Christine says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  283. Kathy Scott says:

    I am known as the coupon Queen. I am a bargain hunter and I try to help my friends be more frugal.

  284. Sarah Z says:

    I just went to Marshalls and bought the cutest shoes! My friend and I went over our lunch we would have bought more but our time was up!!

  285. Jill Miller says:

    I introduced my best “spendthrift” friend to the wonders of Marshall’s and she has never looked back!

  286. Danielle says:

    I always make sure my friends know about so that they don’t spend a lot of money on ringtones. Also, I make sure people know about sales at the mall whenever they are going on!

  287. Luke Frazier says:

    Yay clothes!

  288. Pamela S. says:

    I belong to online book swapping sites, so every time some one mentions they “bought” a book I SHRIEK and tell them to stop that!!!!!

  289. Jessica C says:

    I wish I had stopped paying designer prices when I could have just as easily found the same thing, or a similiar product @ TJ’s! I swear by that store!

  290. Nicole Gladitz says:

    Love both Marshals and TJ MAXX, recently found a Burt bees gift bag there for only $12, my friend loved it.

  291. Shania Duncan says:

    My mother needs a spendervention. She spends tons of money on clothes at department stores like Dillards. She could get much better deals at TJ Maxx

  292. Marcia says:

    I have to stop MYSELF from buying a Queen-size bed sheet set at ’sale’ prices at my local mall – I know there are great bargains at TJ-Maxx

  293. Lisa Perez says:

    Im addicted to spenderventions, I never let anyone in my house even consider a purchase unless I look for a coupon first!

  294. Onolee R says:

    I found a awesome frying pan at Marshalls last year at 75% off!

  295. Debra F says:

    I don’t need a spendervention….I’m a frugal shopper….but I do pass on all my tips and especially on line deals to my friends and family. thanks for the great giveaway. Would love to win.

  296. JANET C says:

    I love these two stores. Thank you.

  297. israel y says:

    I’m always telling my friends and family where good sales can be found, including these 2 great stores!

  298. Michelle says:

    I used to be a big time boutique shopper. However, with 4 kids I’ve learned ways to save money. I love Marshalls!

  299. Theresa D says:

    Shop the clearance racks

  300. Yvonne Butler says:

    My daughter works a lot and doesn’t have much time to shop so she tends to go to the same places to buy. Well the economy has changed and now Momma knows the best places to shop. Now she hits TJ Maxx first. We do not have a Marshalls near us and it is not on the internet. They show a virtual store for Marshalls but it is not one to show in or I can’t get it to come up. I would buy from them if they were online. When I lived near one I ALWAYS shopped at Marshalls.

  301. Yvonne Butler says:

    I subscribe and want that extra entry. Thanks for allowing me to enter.

  302. Pamela s. says:

    Oh my gosh, I love TJ Maxx. I bought

  303. allyson ayala says:

    i have been shoping at these stores before they were popular and the economy got bad

  304. Mannon Hubbard says:

    I loooove TJ Maxx! We just got one right down the road, and their bath products are especially great! High end, name brand stuff for great price! Would love to win this!

  305. jillian says:

    would looove to win! its always great to get to buy new clothes, especially when youre getting an awesome deal and a giftcard!

  306. lorene says:

    I shop at both of these stores, would be great for summer shopping

  307. Becca Ewing says:

    I love shopping TJ Maxx and Marshalls! I live in a somewhat small town, and we have a lot of your typical places to shop that you’ll see in any town. Often times, you end up wearing the same outfit as the girl next to you at the bar! I hated having to buy all of the generic, standard clothing that everyone else had, and longed for boutiques and unique clothing. Then, I met a fabulously dressed gal with chic accessories and she guided me to the marvelous world of TJ Maxx and Marshalls! Now, I’ve got a closet full of fun, unique, and stylish outfits, and being a college student, it’s nice to have some cash leftover! Thanks TJ Maxx/Marshalls!!!

  308. Mimi the kitten says:

    As a teenager I was ridiculously loyal to the Gap…my Mom had to patiently do many “spenderventions” before I awoke to the wonders of TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, and I’m so glad she did! Now we shop there together. :-)

  309. Tracy says:

    For some reason the Marshalls local to my home has the best prices on bedding and when I go there, I just can’t restrain myself, I over-stock up on bedding. I have put together entire rooms and when I get to the check out, even the cashiers always ask me how I found everything that matches so well. I now have to bring a friend with me to help keep me ‘close’ to budget. And I do say ‘close’ loosely!

  310. ktanjatk says:

    I shop at both stores regularly! It’s amazing what gems you can find there much cheaper.
    I go often with my friends and we always have a god time :)

  311. ktanjatk says:


  312. Christie says:

    I love expensive imported soaps. It’s my senseless nod to extravagance. I can’t help it but I also can’t afford it. So when I can’t resist any longer, I head for T.J. Maxx. I have gotten bars of imported luxury soap that retail for $18 for $5. That is a bargain and I love it!

  313. Sonya says:

    TJ Maxx and Marshalls are amazing places to buy sports gear! I bought my kids cleats and shin guards there for less than 60% of retail! When kids are growing rapidly, it’s way too expensive to buy gear at full price!

  314. Justine says:

    I used to shop at regular stores until I came across Ross and others like it..Now I can barely ever go anywhere else, it makes me feel sick!

  315. *~Michelle~* says:

    I think 95% of my wardrobe comes from TJMaxx… reason to shop anywhere else!

  316. Christina says:

    My Spendervention Story has to do with my niece – she’s 19 and wants a new wardrobe every two weeks or so! I always try to persuade her that if she’s going to do that she she go to T.J. Maxx or Marshall’s and save money on the exact same items she’s buying elsewhere! Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful giveaway!

  317. Cynthia says:

    I love these store. In this economy, these gifts cards would really help.

  318. Cari Brandt says:

    I’m always finding deals and sending them along to my mom or friends. Coupons and coupon codes are my specialty!

  319. Molly Capel says:

    My spendervention story is shopping almost exclusively at Thrift Stores. I can find the same name brand items for a fraction of the cost.

  320. Charity S. says:

    This is the only place I save at. You get great deals, and great quality, for at a discount price.


  321. Charity S. says:

    I subscribe to your feed.


  322. Brenda Park says:

    My spendervention story is my daughter wanting to buy things at the mall, and I kept telling her to look at Marshall’s first. The aqua blue cable-knit turtleneck she wanted was $50. We found the exact same one, down to the SAME brand name at Marshall’s for $19.99! Now when she gets her allowance, she asks me to take her to Marshall’s!

  323. Brenda Park says:

    I subscribe too, thanks!

  324. katie says:

    These are two of my favorite stores! I would be very glad to win :)

  325. Melanie says:

    I love both of these stores.
    T.J. Maxx exspecially.
    Everyone is always asking me where I get my clothes from, and when I tell them how much I paid, they are shocked!

  326. Jillian Veit says:

    I always find the best deals at TJ Maxx….I love that store!

  327. Crissa Robertson says:

    The day after Thanksgiving I was at Kohl’s and saw all of these ladies fighting over a collage picture frame that was on sale. A few of them were argueing with a lady about how it is unfair that she had 5 of them and now they were all gone and they didn’t get any. I turned to the lady who had five and said “I just bought that same frame last week at ___________ for $10 cheaper.” (It was the truth! I wasn’t just being a brat.) She gave me the evil eye and said “I don’t care!” DOn’t mess with a lady and her sale items…geeze!

  328. Crissa Robertson says:


  329. Marie says:

    I am always reminding my husband that we can get better deals by shopping at places like TJ Maxx and Marshalls — and I’m teaching this to my children as well :-)

  330. Deborah R says:

    I adore my husband, he’s always trying to spoil me. We’ll pass by a store and I’ll point out something in the window that I like. He’ll try to get me to go inside and buy it. I always say no, let’s go to TJMaxx. And we will, and he’ll hunt down the exact look we saw in the window. He’s amazing!

  331. kimberly b says:

    With the economy these days I think everyone knows to shop smart which means shopping at TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

  332. Jennifer says:

    enter me

  333. Laura G says:

    I don’t have a spendervention story. All of us shop TJMaxx because it’s so awesome!

  334. Mary says:

    I would love to win that!

  335. Kelly J says:

    I’ve gotten my husband to watch his spending a lot more closely. I think what finally woke him up is that he overdrew his account, but didn’t know it and throughout the day was making small purchases and racking up a $32 fee each time. By the time he realized what had happened his account was $600 in the hole.
    Now he keeps a much closer eye on his spending and stops when he gets to a certain amount on his account.

  336. Jennifer M says:

    I found out our friends were paying full price for Broadway tickets–when there are ALWAYS codes you can use to get at least $20 off per ticket. Now whenever anyone we know is visiting, we send them the link way in advance.

  337. Cynthia Mercado says:

    I love Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. They have great deals.

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

  338. Denise says:

    I am a regular at TJ Maxx. I love searching for deals and finding great clothes at fabulous prices. Thanks!

  339. Abby C. says:

    My friend almost spent $15 on body wash! BODY WASH! I told her she could get just as clean buying some from a discount store for less than $5!

  340. Kate says:

    Sometimes I get so caught up in certain fashions that I need spenderventions! Once I found this AWESOME pair of sunglasses that were almost $100 and I had to be literally dragged out the store to realize that there are $12 sunglasses that look pretty much identical and can be broken accidently without crushing one’s soul :)

  341. Brie Padfield says:

    I’m always telling my friends that there is never any reason to spend $100 on a pair of jeans! With stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls, there is no reason to do so! And in our town the Marshalls and TJ Maxx are RIGHT NEXT DOOR to each other. 1 stop shopping!

  342. Brie Padfield says:


  343. Beverley Justice says:

    I watch the sales papers and then go shopping with friends. They talk me out of buying a lot!

  344. Donna says:

    I love both Tj Maxx and Marshalls. You never know what you will find there, but you are guaranteed nthat the price will be great

  345. hazel hunt says:


  346. Toni says:

    I can’t stand it when my Mom gets that glazed look in her eyes when she’s shopping, who’s the parent here? I have to force her to control herself, (and go to Marshall’s)

  347. Jammie says:

    I love finding sales and when I do I let all my family know so they can go get the same deals. You have to find cheap but nice things in this hard economy

  348. Toni says:

    I’ve subscribed to your feed on Google

  349. Susan Ledet says:

    I’ve been buying from them for many years and have gotten some really good bargains. My younger sister would buy her clothes at high-end stores like Saks and Macys and I finally convinced her to come shopping with me one day. She was amazed and walked out with 6 pieces of clothes for the cost of what she would have spent on 1 item elsewhere. Guess where she goes first now when shopping?

  350. Susan Ledet says:

    I subscribe.

  351. Alicia Bridenbaugh says:

    I would love to take my sister on a spendervation. She is 7 months pregnant and very miserable. She works full time and has three kids at home. She is very tired and worn out, so she could use a little shopping cure.

  352. Chris burd says:

    With 3 children in college I sure couldn’t afford the the magazine fashion styles but found corresponding looks at TJ Maxx and Marshalls for an affordable price.

  353. Nancy says:

    I took my sister on a shopping trip to Marhsall’s and TJMaxx and showed here the same skin care products she had been buying. She was convinced when she saw the prices at Marshall’s and TJMaxx were as little as 1/4 what she had been spending.

  354. Eileen Deliz says:

    My daughter and I used to watch a show called The Look for Less and from that we would cut out ‘The Look’ we wanted and go to TJ Maxx and Marshalls so that we could find the pieces to complete the outfits we were looking for at a reasonable price. We LOVE both stores!

  355. Eileen Deliz says:

    I subscribe to your feed via Google Reader.

  356. Susan Smith says:

    My Mom used to buy clothes in season untill I told her that buying clothes out of season is how she will get the best deals

  357. Kathy S says:

    I’ve shopped at Marshalls and TJ Maxx for years and have gotten the most amazing bargains on quality items! Love it when I give a gift to someone, and the look on their face is one of awe because I know that they think I spent a fortune on it! The most fun I ever had was when my daughter was expecting each of my granddaughters. I had the most fun going on complete shopping sprees for baby clothing and toys, getting the most beautiful items. Would love to win this, because now the girls are 2 and 6 and I’d just bring them shopping with me and let them choose some pretty things for themselves!

  358. zoey says:

    My Spendervention story is easy and happens all the time. It consists of me telling my BFF that she is spending too much on shoes – that girl has more shoes than she knows what to do with!

  359. zoey says:

    I Subscribe to your feed.

  360. Dddiva says:

    Some people think I need a spendervention but I say as long as I am getting the nicest things at the best price… well if it wasn’t for people like me who are still shopping, the economy would be in way worse trouble.

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  362. Dddiva says:

    I have your button.

  363. Colleen says:

    I stopped a friend from buying her clothes at Nordstrom’s and referred her to Marshalls. She had never been to one, and now she is hooked!

  364. Sheila R says:

    My spendvention is my friend Michelle would go out and spend lots of money at high end stores and one time I was wearing a shirt that she had and she commented on how expensive it was and I told her not really I got it at Tj Maxx for like 10 bucks when she paid 40 dollars for hers.

  365. Sheila R says:

    I subscribe!

  366. Bob B says:

    My wife can always find a bargain , uses discount coupons and deals.

  367. Erin Walsh says:

    I spend most of my time running a spendervation campaign to curb my mom’s overspending in. She doesn’t think it’s shopping unless you go to the highest priced mall in town.

    I’ve been slowly bringing her around.

  368. Erin Walsh says:

    Subscribed to RSS feed.

  369. Geoff K says:

    My sister’s in desperate need of a spendervention, especially now that she’s moved out of my parents’ house and still tries to squeeze her budget to afford high-end labels and accessories. Her obsession with brands, and her aversion to terrific discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, has gotten so out of hand, that my parents had to stop her credit cards (which they were paying for), which was a rather extreme spendervention! I think a gentler way to nudge her into more frugal fashion shopping would be to give her a gift card to one of these stores — so if I’m not lucky enough to win this time, I think I’ll suggest to my parents that they present her with one as a peace offering!

  370. Geoff K says:

    I subscribe to your feed in google reader – thanks!

  371. Geoff K says:

    I blogged about the giveaway here:

  372. Geoff K says:

    I have your button on my sidebar:

  373. Darcy B says:

    I love love love TJMaxx & Home Goods I constantly am showing my friends & relatives my wonderful finds–especially around the holidays!

  374. Bev says:

    I don’t have a Spendervention story as all my family and friends are “bargin shoppers.” I certainly love finding good deals at T.J. Maxx. Thanks for the contest.

  375. Pam T says:

    I am a professional bargin shopper!! thats what my kids say anyways!

  376. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I’m a good thrifty spender so no stories here!

  377. Jennifer gersch says:

    I tell people to pring coupons

  378. Ann says:

    I’m constantly telling my daughter not to pay x price for something…that she should look at TJ Maxx first. She’s a bargain shopper and doesn’t mind looking and digging and you gotta love that if you shop TJ Maxx! The thrill is in the hunt.

  379. Ann says:

    I have your button

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  381. Ann says:

    I blogged here

  382. Eric Breunig says:

    This is a neat process, trying it out.

  383. Kathy says:

    This week I shared with someone how I stopped by TJ Maxx frequently just to see what was new. They said they never shopped there so I sold them on the idea. Thanks for the contest!

  384. Veronica Garrett says:

    My co-worker is always talking about the fabulous fashions she is buying at the mall. I always remind her of how much she is spending. I have been trying to get her to shop at Marshalls.

  385. dorothy l says:

    My story is how I taught my kids to shop saw now that they are older they call and tell me about the good bargains they got at marshalls

  386. Nicole says:

    I always have people asking me where I got my clothes, and always getting compliments. I always say tjmaxx or marshalls! I love them!

  387. carol ~ says:

    Mine is estate sales, Tuesday Morning and Ross and TJ Maxx and dollar stores and going to 5 different grocery stores to save!

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  389. Jay French says:

    My Spendervention moments often come when I talk to others in my office who also travel frequently. I pay for a lot of my vacations with frequent flyer (or stayer, or driver) points, where my co-workers don’t bother. That can get expensive.

  390. Crystal F says:

    I don’t have a spendervention story because I always shop sales and stores like TJ Maxx. I can always find what I’m looking for at TJ Maxx. Thank you!!

  391. Crystal F says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  392. Kim says:

    I always scour the dollar store!

  393. Kim says:


  394. sally wess says:

    i love shopping and i search til i find those GREAT DEALS, if i’m not on the puter, i’m shopping.
    today i went to the police bike sale, and picked up 2 fantastic bikes for $17 dollars, yeah!!!!

  395. sally wess says:

    i’m a happy subscriber

  396. jjean says:

    I often buy my shoes at TJ Maxx and get compliments on them all the time. Those who ask where I got them expect it is at a department store–as that is where these brands are sold. I tell them I can usually get double the shoe haul if I spend my money at TJs. They need a spendervention.

  397. jjean says:

    I am a subscriber.

  398. Sarah Lehan says:

    I convince my friends by wearing great clothes that I get at the thrift stores. But I could use these certificates to get some new underwear. I do draw the line at buying those at thrift stores. Thanks for the contest.

  399. john ferris says:

    These are two of the best stores ever.

  400. Marianna says:

    Shopping for and finding a great deal is like an addiction! Nothing beats the excitement of finding the perfect item at a reasonable price!

  401. katiea says:

    My hubby is a network admin and he had to block,,, and from being able to be accessed from our house. I was out of control. I’m glad he did though, now I do it old school style… I actually try things on before buying them, finding out they don’t fit, and tossing stuff into my closet never to be seen again!

  402. Marge Sooter says:

    I love Marshalls and TJ Max.

  403. gloria mckellar says:

    I subscribed.

  404. gloria mckellar says:

    I just about always buy when clothes and items are on sale. With a family of 5 and one income we cannot buy at high end stores and look for weekly sale ads in the newspaper.

  405. gloria mckellar says:

    I twittered.

  406. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I’m the one who always tells people where I got cheap… urrrr… inexpensive buys, because I wont buy that overpriced stuff!! It’s just not worth it. I got this fabulous croc purse in a little town in Texas that everyone thinks I got on my trip to Italy. It has a terrific linig and a great look, but it only cost me 25 bucks!!!

  407. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I am a subscriber.

  408. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I have your button.

  409. Angie P says:

    I am always telling my friends when I find a great deal online for things that I KNOW they normally pay full price for. Some of them just spend wayyy too much money on things that they could find for much less money if they took a little time to research. lol

  410. Jamie says:

    I have a friend that spends WAY too much on clothing. Every time she goes, she has to make a return trip to bring down her charge card! Her only problem is — when going to TJ Maxx, she finds so many deals, she just spends more!

  411. Leigh Nichols says:

    I don’t have a Spendervention story- yet.
    I’m sure I will if I win!

  412. Pauline M says:

    For me, I was a total mall shopper for years, spent tons of money on clothes and my Mom would always try to show me better ways to shop. My spendervention has been getting laid off from a job I had for over 16 years. I love hitting up TJ Maxx, its close, convenient and has some really wonderful clothes!

  413. Catharine R says:

    I’ve been teaching my daughter how to maximize her clothing budget by carefully shopping outlets and TJ Maxx / Marshall’s.

  414. Catharine R says:

    New subscriber.

  415. kathy pease says:

    nowhere else can you finds great buys like i get at tj
    i once left there with 5 bags of clothes for 75 bucks and i was in heaven :)

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  417. Kimberly Emerson says:

    I always, always shop sales! And my #1 spendervention story/tip is I always take 24 hours to sleep on the idea of spending on a big purchase. Usually, after 24 hours, the impulse urge is gone and I decide I don’t NEED it!

    Thank you!

    Info (@) pingfords porridge dot com

  418. amy delong says:

    I dont have any good stories,but would love to win so I could go&come back and tell you one!


  419. Donna Holmberg says:

    My teenage daughter has a closet full of stuff rom TX Maxx and Marshalls. Lucky for me, their prices are closer to WalMart’s than Aeropostale prices. As a working mom, it’s important for me to be able to find current fashion in quality made clothing at prices I can affort without destroying my budget…. these two stores make that entirely possible!

  420. Donna Holmberg says:

    I subscribe

  421. Jennifer Blanton says:

    I always shop at TJ Maxx and Marshalls- great stores with wonderful prices- you can buy lots of great products and clothes for 1/4 of the price at other full price stores.

  422. Jennifer Blanton says:

    subscribed with google reader

  423. joanna smith says:

    I purchase all my wedding and shower gifts at TJMaxx and Marshalls. My friends who are the recipients of the gifts I buy love it because they know they are going to get fine name brand gifts and lots more of them because I can stretch my dollars so much more by shopping at both stores. TJMaxx and Marshalls carries the same brands as the high end department stores where friends are registered and I can see what they want/need in their registry at the high end stores and try and “copy” what they have registered by purchasing a similar item at Marshalls and TJMaxx. I can sometimes get them 2-3 gifts at Marshalls or TJMaxx where as if I had purchased them at the high end department store they would only get one gift. Sweet! Thanks so much for the chance to enter.

  424. Jennifer Blanton says:

    got your button

  425. joanna smith says:

    I am subscribed to your feed

  426. joanna smith says:

    I’ve got your button on my blog

  427. joanna smith says:

    I blogged about this giveaway

  428. Kefe Durham says:

    I am a clearance buyer x 100

  429. stephanie says:

    I used to not blink an eye at spending over $100 for a top…that all changed once I got pregnant….these days, I only shop the sale sections, and have a price cap for specific items.

  430. Gail Crawford says:

    I am a bargain shopper at discount stores.

  431. Suanne Giddings says:

    I never pay full retail prices. I always tell my friends and relatives the best and greatest deals and the best places to get the sales – which, of course, always includes Marshalls and TJ Maxx. I just recently bought several storage solutions at Marshalls – all on sale! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  432. Gianna says:

    I’m always telling my family and friends about all the deals they can get there :)

  433. Becky Grady says:

    I need to have a “spendervention” with my son. He has champagne tastes with a beer budget. Thank goodnes for TJMaxx and Marshalls!

  434. R Hicks says:

    I love this store. I always brag about the great buys there to my friends. They cringe when they learn they could have gotten the same things at TJ MAx and a lot cheaper

  435. Helen says:

    I always hit Marshalls before hitting any other store to see what’s in stock. More often than not, I find exactly or even better than what I was originally looking for.

  436. R Hicks says:

    subscribe to your feed

  437. R Hicks says:

    have your button

  438. R Hicks says:

    blogged the giveawy

  439. Bev says:

    I love both stores. They have nice quality merchandise at great prices. I can always find something I like at these stores, too. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  440. Julie Smith says:

    My spendervention story is helping my daughters live within their means by buying off-price, on sale, and figuring out what they NEED rather than what they want.

  441. Charlene Kuser says:

    Marshalls is my favorite store,I usually
    get all my shoes there,since they have
    fantastic prices on them.They have name brands for less and that is right up my

  442. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber

  443. Chrysa says:

    I always tell my friends and family about the deals. Actually I tell everyone about them since that’s the theme of my blog!

  444. Chrysa says:

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed.

  445. Chrysa says:

    I have your button on my blog.

  446. Lily Kwan says:

    My Spendervention story is telling my friends about the great deals I find at Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

  447. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.