Recently I traveled to Boston to attend the Marshalls & T.J. Maxx Holiday Blogger event. .
Airfare, accommodations, and meals were provided.
At the Blogger Event, we felt like we were in a holiday wonderland. Between the decorated trolley complete with electric fireplace, mantle, and stockings and the Christmas carolers who greeted us as we walked into headquarters, we were surrounded by the Christmas spirit.
The theme of the event was “Marshalls and T.J. Maxx – a better way to Christmas shop” and we learned a lot about why these stores are great places to find holiday gifts even up to the last minute.
Here are just a few reasons why I’ll be stopping in Marshalls and T.J. Maxx (probably more than once!) to do my holiday shopping:
- Buying Power – Between Marshalls & T.J. Maxx there are 1700 stores. This number allows their buyers incredible buying power and they are often able to negotiate last minute deals up to the third week of December.
- No Stagnant Displays – Marshalls and T.J. Maxx don’t buy pre-season for the holidays. Most stores will have their holiday displays (as you’ve probably seen!) up since Halloween. These stores have purchased a limited number of items for their stagnant display meaning you will see this same display from Halloween through Christmas. By not purchasing merchandise pre-season and instead buying all the way through the month of December, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx are able to fill their store with unique and different goods every time you shop this holiday season.
- Unique Gift Ideas – I mentioned in an earlier post about all the comments of “I didn’t know they sold that!” during the showcase of unique items offered by Marshalls & T.J. Maxx. Just some of the items the stores offer include:
– Thomas the Train, Barbie, Littlest Pet Shop, GI Joe, Transformers toys
Above are just a few of the thousands of items carried by Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. They really have something for everyone for the holidays!
Before I close this post and series, I do have to say that I was also very impressed by the TJX Company and their policies regarding holiday work. Marshalls and T.J. Maxx believe it is just as important for you to find the perfect Christmas gift for the members of your family so you can enjoy your time together as it is for their employees. Therefore, they do not open at midnight on Black Friday, they are not open on Christmas Day, and they do not require their employees to work the holidays.
So now that you are armed with all of the fantastic shopping knowledge from the Marshalls and T.J. Maxx posts in this series, I wish you a happy holiday shopping season filled with fabulous finds and dynamite deals!