SHOPPING at TJ Maxx can either be a win or an overwhelming disappointment.
There are shopping secrets to help you save more money and walk out with the name-brand bargains you went in to find.
TJ Maxx has been around since 1977.
The first stores were located in Massachusetts.
The idea was to sell new, fashionable, brand-name apparel at a discounted price.
As of 2021, TJ Maxx had 1,277 stores around the world, according to Statista.
If you want to be among the millions of people who have found deals, read on to learn how to score a designer dress or dining room decor for less.
With the help of The Krazy Coupon Lady, we round up the top 10 ways to save at TJ Maxx.
Best time to shop
Weekdays are the best time to shop at TJ Maxx.
Timing depends on your location but stores receive their shipments overnight, which will maximize your chances of seeing new products first.
Weekends aren’t ideal because more people are off and everyone is out running errands.
I’ve been to a TJ Maxx store on a Saturday afternoon and checking out can take you longer than finding a bargain.
Price tag colors
TJ Maxx price tags have a meaning.
If you want to know you’re getting the best deal, know the color codes.
- White tag with no sticker: Regular price
- White tag with yellow sticker: Final clearance price
- Purple tag: Items from The Runway
- Red tag: Clearance price
- Blue tag: Items with coordinating price
Many TJ Maxx stores have a section called The Runway.
The items in this section will have a purple tag and represent high-end designer brands.
You can find Tory Burch, Rag and Bone, even Gucci.
The reason it found its way to a TJ Maxx is because this merchandise is not in-season.
You’ll see on the purple tag “past season”.
If you want luxury, some items can be marked down hundreds of dollars.
Just because you’re already shopping at a discount store doesn’t mean you can’t ask for a price adjustment.
The Krazy Coupon Lady said it’s not uncommon to find the same product with two or three different prices throughout the store.
It may be because they were purchased from different vendors or missed marking it down.
TJ Maxx should be able to adjust the price only if the style numbers match on the tags.
It’s best to do a quick browse through the clearance section to make sure the item you’re buying isn’t there at a lower price.
If you see a crack or snag and the price tag isn’t marked “as-is” or it doesn’t say “irregular,” then you can ask for a further discount.
If you’re ok with a slight crack or imperfection, store employees can sometimes give a 10% discount.
Twice a year, TJ Maxx will mark down their clearance merchandise for deep discounts.
These sales are usually in January and August.
This is when you’ll find rock-bottom prices.
You will see the clearance tags updated until they get to the final clearance price before they’re shipped out.
Remember, yellow tags mean the final clearance price.
Beware of knockoffs
The designer clothes you find at TJ Maxx are not knockoffs but the deal you thought you got on a high-end designer may not always be the case.
The parent company, TJX, makes its own clothing and has licensing agreements with designers.
You will be able to know this when you flip through the white tags sewn inside the garment.
If you see on the very last tag “TJX Europe, Watford” printed on the back, it’s a TJX knockoff and not the real thing.
Amazon or Google
If you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal, use your Amazon app to scan the barcode to pull up the current selling price online.
If you do a Google search for that product or brand name, you should be able to find what it’s selling for, too.
Food and pets
When you search through the pet aisle or find foods that may make you wonder if that’s truly a good deal, the answer is: “It can be.”
The Krazy Coupon Lady found some high-quality products for a fraction of the cost, like a bottle of Italian olive oil which is listed for $75 online but saw it at TJ Maxx for $14.99.
You can find a deal on pet accessories, too.
A CHI dog leave-in conditioner was listed on Amazon for $37.40, but The Krazy Coupon Lady found it at TJ Maxx for $4.99.
Plus, most TJ Maxx stores are fido-friendly, as long as your furry friend is in a shopping cart or on a leash.
Gift bags and towels
The Krazy Coupon Lady suggests not buying gift bags and towels at TJ Maxx.
That’s because she has been able to find towels at a lower price at department stores during home sales.
Plus, if you ever visited a Dollar Tree, you will find gift bags and tissue for as low as $1.
The Dollar Tree is even up-to-date when holidays come around.
I’ve stocked up on some cute gift bags, sometimes saving up to $5 on each bag.
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Whenever I am in need of statinery, I immeidately rush over to TJ Maxx. Not only do they consistently have the coolest stationery around, and a great variety of it, but their prices are literally less than half of whata local Hallmark or card specialty shop would try and charge you.
I have never paid more than five dollars for a large variety box of cards.
I’m not talking about one of those cheap collections either.
Iam talking about cards with pictures by famous artists, black and white card packages of animals or children, Anne Geddes card collections, etc.
I do not have to purchase statinery all that frequently, but its one of those things thatwhen I need it, I want to have cards or paper that kind of represents me.
I have found that TJ Maxx is the place to go for the neatest prints, freshest colors, and most creative card packages, all for under ten dollars.
TJ Maxx Women Fashion Products
3pc Animal Print Tie Robe And Matching Short Lounge Set
3 piece set includes animal print robe, adjustable tank and matching pajama shorts with tie accent, fabric provides stretch
- Robe: tie closure, tank: pull on, shorts: pull on
Moonlight Patchwork Military Jacket
Plaid details, 2 chest pockets, 2 front pockets, button cuffs, embroidered details
- Hits at hip
- Classic collar, front button closure
Jeana High Leg Lace Bodysuit
Adjustable racerback straps, lace design, fabric provides stretch
- Pull on
TJ Maxx Women-Accessories Products
99mm Designer Sunglasses
Stud trim, case and cleaning cloth included, case may vary, textured temple details, adjustable head strap
- Shield frame style
Floral Printed Bucket Hat
Floral print design
- 2.25in circumference, 23in brim width
TJ Maxx Men & Women Shoes Collection
Leather Quilted Gallivanter Golf Shoes
Quilted design, metallic details, spiked sole, pebbled panels, padded footbed
- Rounded toe
- Leather upper, man made sole
Made In Spain Leather Espadrilles
Raffia braided wedge, grained finish
- 3in. heel
- Open toe
- Velcro closure
Suede Comfort Wedge Sandals
Wood grain wedge, snakeskin embossed, comfort footbed
- 2.75in. heel
- Thong toe
- Slide on
Lace Up Leather Sneakers
Quilted detail, hardware accent
- 2.25in. sole height
- Rounded toe
- Leather upper, man made sole
TJ Maxx Men Collection Products
Poly Tech Breathable Stretch Fleece Pants
Fleece lined, microtech breathable fabric, logo accent, ribbed waistband
- Regular length, stretch fit, 2 side zip pockets
- Sits at natural waist
- Drawstring waist
Made In France 3.4oz Leather Patchouli Eau De Parfum
- Patchouli, leather, agarwood (oud) and labdanum
- Ambergris, vanilla and white musk base notes
Novelty Inject Fleece Hoodie
Kangaroo front pocket, soft and comfortable
- Long sleeve, drawstring hood
Men’s 63mm Designer Sunglasses
Adjustable nose pads, case and cleaning cloth included, case may vary, boxed
- Square frame style
Frequently Asked Questions about T J Maxx
What forms of payment are accepted?
T J Maxx accepts credit cards.
How is T J Maxx rated?
T J Maxx has 3.5 stars.
What days are T J Maxx open?
T J Maxx is open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun.