Need to do any shopping at TJ Maxx or Marshalls this weekend? Stop by on Saturday (May 9) or Sunday (May 10) for a free reusable bag with any purchase. Of course this offer is while supplies last, but I just wanted to pass it along. A big thanks goes to Kate for telling me about it.

I also want to help you save money, so here are my 4 shopping tips for TJ Maxx or Marshalls:

1. Shop early in the day if you can, you’ll get the best selection of merchandise and it tends to be better organized before lots of shoppers have rearranged things. If you strike-up a conversation with a friendly employee you can even find out the best days of the week to shop

2. Make a list but make it general enough (i.e. categories rather than specific brands) so that you can find several items to choose from to consider for your purchase. It can be overwhelming for some people to “browse” a store with such a huge selection. Making a list always helps keep you on-track during your shopping.

3. Look at your final price and don’t let the tremendous savings from the original retail price influence your buying decision. The final price is what matters because that is what you pay.

4. Buy unique items you fall in love with because they may be gone if you return to the store another day. The merchandise these off-price retailers carry varies each day and for some items they may only get one or two of them total to carry at that store.

What tips do you have for getting the best shopping trip at TJ Maxx? Please leave a comment, click here for help.

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