10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shopping At T.J. Maxx
Discounts on items that are already discounted?
If you’ve ever shopped at a T.J. Maxx before, you probably have a general knowledge of their process: Basically, if a clothing manufacturer were to sell 60,000 pairs of pants to a retailer such as Macy’s, but Macy’s chooses to buy 50,000 of them, then The Maxx will buy the remaining 10,000 pairs for their stores and sell them at a discounted price.
In their words: “When a designer overproduces or other stores overbuy, we swoop in, negotiate the lowest possible price, and pass the savings on!”
Ever wonder: “How do they do it?” Keep reading to learn more about the retailer.
1. Yellow Price Tags Indicate A Final Markdown
If an item has a yellow price tag, it is at final markdown, meaning that it is at the lowest price it will ever go to. So if the item has any other colored price tag, its price could still be lowered.
2. Purple Price Tags Indicate An Item Was Featured During Fashion Week
For those who like to keep up with current trends, keep an eye out for anything with a purple price tag, because those items were seen on the runway during the most recent season of Fashion Week.
3. T.J. Maxx Is Not A Discount Store
Yes, they have lower prices, but no, they technically aren’t a discount store. Instead, T.J. Maxx is a self-proclaimed “off-price retailer.”
Off-price stores typically sell brand-name and designer merchandise, while discount stores primarily sell private label merchandise. The more you know.
4. Their Gift Cards Can Be Used Elsewhere
If you have a T.J. Maxx gift card, it can be redeemed at any T.J. Maxx location – as well as Marshall’s or Home Goods – both in-stores and online.
5. T.J. Maxx Gives Away $1,000 Gift Cards Every Month
Every month, anybody has the chance to become T.J. Maxx’s Maxxinista of the Month.
Besides unlimited bragging rights, each winner also receives a $1,000 gift card to the store. To enter, all you have to do is post your Maxx findings on social media with #maxxinista and #contest. Not bad.
6. No Two Stores Are Identical
T.J. Maxx states on its website that shoppers will never see the same selection twice, as thousands of new items arrive at each store several times a week. With employees stocking new items daily, you could shop there everyday and see something different.